Although it is a platform that provides hours of fun through video games and other entertainment products, not all users understand how exactly a PC works. In fact, there are many people who buy a gaming computer without knowing much about its components, but the case that badger906 tells about on Reddit has caught the attention of the community because it hurts the pocket, and not a little.
As initially pointed out by MeinMMO, badger906 has shared the anecdote of a friend who, to surprise his son with a gift, spent 1,000 pounds (about 1,160 euros) on a gaming PC. The problem with this is that the computer does not cost that much, at least internally: as described by the user, the system has an Intel i5 2500GTX 1660 Ti. In addition, the seller claimed that it was a custom-made PC, which supposedly increased its price.
“I feel bad for the kid who suffers with a 13-year-old CPU,”
In short, we are talking about a system whose processor was released in the year 2011 and had its last security update. The purchase, however, is already made and badger906 turns to Reddit simply to gather advice on how to tell his friend that his son’s gaming PC is not worth that much money. The motherboard is old and an obsolete DDR3 RAM. And, although the graphics card is saved, the CPU can only work with2019
Users, in general, propose to be totally frank when addressing the news. But there is no shortage of those who have been outraged by the seller, because he has taken advantage of a person’s lack of knowledge in the field of PCs: “Damn, the seller is heartless, I feel bad for the boy who suffers with a 13-year-old CPU,” Novel_Yam_1034 answers. “I think you should tell him directly, so he can be more careful next time, doing a search or with some help, a basic search on ChatGPT or Google can be revealing.”