Computer Tower?

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by catlady, May 31, 2013.

  1. Just curious if anyone knows if this is a good tower or not.

    Gateway SX2110G-UW318

    What I like about it is the HDMI port which is what I was looking for in a tower so I can hook it to my HD TV.
    I had a Gateway laptop as my first laptop & LOVED it.
     
  2. well it's an entry level tower for everyday use as long as you don't plan to game with it or do heavy photo/video editing you should be fine.
     
  3. No. For the $300 price I'm seeing, that is beyond awful. Order a custom build from a good site, you'll get so much more for your money. I can help you with this if needed.
     
  4. Custom built? What do you mean? I am not looking to spend more then $300 & I want some kind of warranty. I want it to do basic stuff. I won't be using it for gaming or anything.
     
  5. I don't know that tower, sorry :(
     
  6. You choose the parts, they build. Tailored perfectly to you.
    The desktop you posted will barely do the basics, it is very slow.
    I can find a good US based business, and put together a custom pc for you. Tell me your desktop usage and a maximum budget and I'll do it, if you want me to.
     
  7. If its a better deal, I would love it! I don't want to go over $300. I use a laptop now & never owned my own desktop so I am not sure on all the specs. I want it to have an HDMI port so I can use it with my HD TV, have enough memory for pictures, videos & music, and I think thats it really. I am honestly not sure on anything else. Being able to burn/play HD videos would be a plus but that it probably expensive lol
     

  8. Okay, working on it.
    I got one built for $321 right now, looking around for better deals.
     
  9. 1.4Ghz dual core for $298. Holy shit that is expensive.
     
  10. Yea, for $23 extra, I've built a 3.6GHz quad core with better quality parts.
     
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  11. Thank you I appreciate the help. I have no idea about core processors or anything like that. lol
     
  12. A core reads/executes the commands. The more cores, the more you can do at once. The higher the clock speed (eg. 1.7Ghz) the faster the core can run.
     
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  13. Teach me your ways young jedi :gusta:
     
  14. :lol1:just pm me if you need any more help.
     
  15. Save up a litle bit more and buy something that blows away your laptop. What you are getting now is a slight improvement. Unless you just want it for bsing on like you said.
     
  16. Expensive doesnt always mean better. Solidus got me parts for a pretty damn solid gaming pc for £450, woulda been over £800 in stores
     
  17. That really wasn't my point, but if that's what you got out of it, okay.
     
  18. I found some pre-built bargains.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8038299&CatId=2628 - $279 and already 4x better than that Gateway.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883265288 $329 and has an HDMI port.

    Or my suggested choice,

    http://www.avadirect.com/desktop-pc-configurator.asp?PRID=15159
    Change the option under "Socket FM3 Desktop Processors" to AMD Athlon II X3 450 Triple Core 3.2 GHZ and you'll get a price of $342.

    Another option for better graphics performance,

    http://www.avadirect.com/desktop-pc-configurator.asp?PRID=25850
    Change the "Socket FM2 Desktop Processor" to AMD A6-5400k and the "SATA Hard Drive" to Western Digital 500GB Caviar Blue for a price of $348.
     
  19. Thank you I appreciate the help.

    The main thing I was looking for is an hdmi port to hook the computer up to the tv & use the tv as a screen & for sound. Since we don't have cable & probably wont be able to afford it when we move, this will be saving us money.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883265288 $329 and has an HDMI port. < --- Can you explain how this one is better, aside from it being wireless internet which I LOVE! lol
     

  20. It has a much more powerful processor, 1.4Ghz on the one you posted is incredibly bad.
    Both have the same DDR3 RAM
    It has a 1TB HDD as opposed to your 500GB
    It has a wireless network card built in
    Has VGA and HDMI

    This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883265288
    is like 7/10 (for what you want)

    This: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/DT.GDYAA.002
    is like 3/10