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james_22

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Hey,

I am given the option of buying PC off of a friend of mine. I am looking to play Star Trek online with the computer since a bunch of my friends are playing it. I'm going to post the min and rec. specs for the game after I list what I can find. I'm not exactly the most computer literate when it comes to actually building and upgrading so, I could really use the help. Would it be worth it, how much do you think the estimated cost is? I'm not opposed to buying used whatsoever.
Thanks.


CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200).
GeForce FX 5500 video card.
1 gig of RAM
The motherboard is...I'm not real sure what you'd need for this, so I'll post a few.
Motherboard Name ECS 945P-A
RAM Slots 4 DDR2 DIMM
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 LGA775
Motherboard Chipset i945P


And now for the specs needed


The minimum system requirements are:

* OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 3800+
* Memory: 1GB RAM
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
* DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
* HDD: 10GB Free Disk Space
* Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
* Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

The recommended system specifications are:

* OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
* CPU: Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 5600+
* Memory: 2GB RAM+
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850+
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
* DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
* HDD: 10GB Free Disk Space
* Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
* Disc: 6X DVD-ROM
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phillpower2

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Hi james_22 :D
A bit more info is required to be able to give you the best advice.
What country are you in, what is your budget, what size hard drive
does the computer have and what is the make and model of the power
supply unit.
1: To be able to locate the parts and obtain the costs.
2: To make sure you have enough storage space for now and the future.
3: If you purchase this machine to run the game you are intending you
will need an additional 1GB of Ram and a new graphics card at least
and Dependant on what the present psu is it may mean you also have to
replace that to be able to provide enough power for your upgrades.
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