so i think i want a new computer in Off-Topic Rampancy Posted October 9, 2005 I'm not a heavy duty PC game user, so take this with a grain of salt. From what I see, 1ghz is minimum nowdays, give or take of course. 2.5ghz is recommended. So what you listed is pretty good, and will keep you set for a while. I just did a quick search at gamespot.com, you could also check out the game aisle at wal-mart or so as well.