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Buying new gaming pc need advice

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Hey i want a new computer, good enough to run Steam games like CSS and also WoW.

i dont care about future games so dont care if it will be able to run them or not
i dont want to spend much more than $1000 (AUS)

does anyone know specs that i can search for on ebay and other sites to find a cheap pc or know of any ebay sales that have what i need

i have found one pc on ebay with these specs and is priced at $999
would this be good enough for CSS

Processor speed 3GHz
Gigabyte/Asus Nforce4 Motherboard
4 gigabytes ( 4096 megabytes ) DDR2 Memory
ATX Case 550 Watt Silent Power
512 megabytes NVidia 8600 GT Video Card PCI-express
500 gigabytes SATA2 Hard Disk Drive
Internal Card reader - Multiformat
Pioneer 20X Dual Layer DVD Burner

there is a similar pc that is Quad core instead of Dual core. and has only 2.3GHz processor instead
which one would be best for gaming?
whats difference between quad and Dual and differeing processor speeds.
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Have a look at the XPS systems on Dell as they are resonable priced and are Great! and youl find some less than $1000

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Im not gonna give specific details but ---

Try and get an XP machine. If you do get XP, don't bother getting more then 2-3GB of RAM as the max it supports is 2.67 or some rediculous number like that.

But the rest of those specs look fine. CSS and WoW don't really require the latest and greatest by any means, so any computer in the $700-$1000 range these days should be able to run them fine.
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