I can buy a second hand computer Pentium 4 with 512MB of ram and 17inches CRT for 200 bucks via ebay.
yet I won't be able to play Witcher 2 which I had since day one.
you have a point about PSU being higher end.
There were three reasons why I chose it
First is because I am a bit afraid getting this:
I don't know what kind of PSU they throw in and I suspect it is the cheapest one. For extra 30 bucks I can get seperate, modular, more powerful and more reliable. Minimize the risk of a grill.
Second reason why I thought 550W might be a good idea over 500W is that my logic says that under the same strain 550W will be quiter. Therefore better overall experience when using the system. and it will give me extra head when using new GPU and a second HDD later on.
Third reason is that it is only 20 bucks more expensive than cheapest 500W. and it is modular.
CPU is the second cheapest AMD offering (which is actually good)... Not much more expensive than its first cheapest but at the same time giving you better clocks.
Single core is a big NO nowodays. Dual Core is a minimum for even everday tasks like unzipping 1GB of porn or watching 1080p youtube video. So that's why I chose CPU I did.
Phenom II will be faster? that's... just wrong. I knew bulldozer was not a powerful processor but for previou gen. to be better than current one? I might reconsider that.
I kinda want quad tough. i3 is all good and all that but is is only dual core which I believe will bottleneck faster in a longer run than slower quad core. Correct me if I'm wrong tough.
Even if it is not the case, FPS in games is mostly dependant on GPU. I might reconsider spending a bit more for cheapest i5 or switching to dual core i3 if it is really a better choice.
sorry about double post. Expected gog forums to merge my posts.