I was going to make a thread but since the title says recommendations as well I guess I'll ask here first. I'm NOT a PC gamer in the slightest but want to play Marvel Heroes and these are the requirements:
- CPU: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
- Graphics Card: DirectX10 Compatible card with 512 MB VRAM or higher that fully supports Shader Model 3.0
- System RAM: 2Gb or higher
- Hard Disk Space: 10Gb or higher
- OS: Windows XP 32 bit or higher
I need to get a new computer anyway and just use it for general desktop usage (net, music, Youtube, etc) so I really don't want to invest into building one and just want to buy one. For $500 or less can I get something recommended that can easily play that game as well as be used as a regular desktop? Maybe something that allows for basic upgrading in the future (swapping out video cards and such) but that's about all I want since I don't play games asides from that one I want to or do anything that requires a lot of power like video editing or such. I'm not very computer savvy so if any of this sounds dumb, sorry.
EDIT: Don't need a combo as I already have a monitor, keyboard, and such.
Forgot to ask, where do you live? do you have a microcenter near you?
EDIT: Yesterday I posted an Intel build which was based on the 4440 with no discrete card. It came out to around $500 +. Here's a setup with a R9 270 with AMD's Richland 760k which comes out to $530