New PC; Will it get the job done?

Games, Gaming and Hardware
I'm potentially buying this PC, and I want to be certain it will do a good job. Currently, this is what I have. Which is like 7 years old or so but was pretty good in its time.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: A7N8X-X
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 1042MB used, 1422MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

This is what I want to upgrade to. I'd like to play stuff like SC2, and D3 when its out. Various others as well, and at a good setting, not like now where I basically have everything turned down to the lowest level...
Would be nice to turn shadows on..................................... lol...
Horrible offer and deal. you're wasting money, just build one yourself.
05/05/2011 11:14 AMPosted by Analena
Horrible offer and deal. you're wasting money, just build one yourself.

Basically this.
What prebuilts generally do is cater to the everyman, which means MOAR RAM.
8 gb is completely unnecessary, especially for a rig of that [pwer and would be better off going towards the CPU or the GPU.
Try building one yourself. It's fun, it's cheaper, it's not hard at all, and you'll be surprised what you can do. Just watch a tutorial online like this one:

and follow this guide for picking out the parts:

If you're still intent on buying a prebuilt, I recommend finding one with less RAM and a better GPU/CPU, but you'll almost always have to compromise.
If you are willing to spend 200 dollars more or so, you could get a MUCH better CPU, GPU etc that will be running Starcraft 2 on ultra like its nothing.

assuming you are willing to build a PC yourself.

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