Desktops forum: Looking to Buy Computer For 10 year Old

by: smokie1234 June 18, 2006 7:00 PM PDT

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Looking to Buy Computer For 10 year Old

by smokie1234 - 6/18/06 7:00 PM

Help we are confused! We want to buy a computer for our 10 year old. The main purpose is to play games - Harry Potter variety / Sims 2 variety--and whatever comes next for pre-teens. Her current XP box doesn't run them anymore--even with memory upgrades, they won't load.

We want to make sure the new box will run Vista next year. Gaming PCs seem awfully expensive, but $500-$700 varieties don't always seem to have slot for video cards and j-sticks and the like.

We want to make sure whatever we buy will run Vista next year. We don't need any peripherals.

Interested in recommendations.
Thanks!

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