Help choosing a mini desktop, what will you choose? -
| posts: 18
Hello to everyone,
I'm trying to surprise my dad with a secret gift. I am thinking about changing his old pentium4 for something more fancy/flexible.
This machine has to be:
Better than geforce 6600 (to be able to play AoE III, Caesar IV, Tropico IV)
Reproduce videos in 720p, if possible in 1080p
budget: 350-550$ (plus 50-75$ for shipping, from USA to Venezuela)
I'm looking for a mini-desktop mainly because of:
1. the shipping price (weight/volume)
2. I think it could be useful for him to move the pc from house/work (he has one slow there)
3. it will seem futuristic to him
4. freeing some physical space (not very important)
| posts: 4,483 | Location: MI, USA
You'd obviously get a lot more bang for buck if you just went for a micro-atx build. You could do an AMD build micro-atx mobo, APU, case, ssd and ram for probably $550 or less. I don't know about shipping on something like that though.
When I say micro, the cases would be something like this or this