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Old October 2nd, 2006, 02:41 PM
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gaming pc advise

hi

i was going to make a custom pc but,changed my mind

Iam now going to buy a new desktop pc(as i dnt like the performance of my laptop)

looking to spend 700(bit less or bit more if needed) and want it just for gaming,and so i wont have to upgrade it for a gd while

was looking this site to buy from.....www.savastore.com or from somewere like pcworld(im in the UK)

can u guys recomend anything really dnt what to look for

Thanks

o yer i heard AMD is better for gaming so thats really my only prefrence. o and not parckardbell had big problems with old pc basically it was a piece of s**t

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Old October 2nd, 2006, 04:06 PM
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Being in the states,I never heard of Aries,but the hardware looks
pretty good on this one....
Aries.
I would suggest getting the ATI X1800 upgrade and upgrading the power
supply.
The other parts can be upgraded in the future,when needed.
You may want to contact them to see what the refresh rate
on the monitor is.
You need something that is 8 milliseconds or less.
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Old October 2nd, 2006, 04:23 PM
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ok cool

these are probally really dumb question but,

does it have the option of running 2 graphics cards together and is this important to have?

is the 512mb ATi x1600pro more powerfull that the graphics card u sugested?

and will it run games better than my laptop
here is my spec http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2519

+ below

thanks for the help

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Old October 2nd, 2006, 04:51 PM
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how do these look which ones better?

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...25&rstrat=6188

or

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...25&rstrat=6188

found a bit extra money =)
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 05:45 AM
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I would say the second one.
The 2 video cards in SLI mode will be better performers.
You can always upgrade to a dual core processor later,
when needed.
Don't skimp on the power supply.
It takes a lot of amps to run those cards.
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 06:45 AM
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If you have money to burn, then brand name gaming machines don't get much better than Alienware. The Dell XPS gaming PCs aren't far off either.
Quote:
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i was going to make a custom pc but,changed my mind
Is there a particular reason you chose not to build your own?
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o yer i heard AMD is better for gaming so thats really my only prefrence.
AMD used to be better, due to better floating point processing and memory control. But that was before Intel's Core2 Duo line. That's where it's at these days.
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 08:15 AM
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ok ill take alook at thos brands

the only reason i didnt want to build a custom pc was that i dont belevie i have enough knowlage to do so,i no basics like putting in graphics cards but thats it,i woulndnt even no what brand parts to buy

o ok so wot are the main spec ill be looking for in a gaming pc so far i have

Intel core DUO
2 graphics cards(is this what SLI means?)
at least 1gb of memory

dont no anhything about the HardDrive or what speed of memory is gd or even wot speed dvd drive

cheers for the help guys
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 08:48 AM
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ok looked at both of thoose bit out of my range as u dnt get monitor with them=( was hoping 1000 at the most inc monitor

i think this is what im going for http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...25&rstrat=6188

plus adding

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor

19" TFT analouge monitor

and sound card

im sure this will allow me to play lastet games very smoothly???

thanks agen

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Old October 4th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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Rite ok

Found something better to spend extra cash on so

Would a Ram upgrade improve my gaming perfomance?? up to 2gb?
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Old October 5th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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If your looking for a good site in the UK then PC specialist is where I bought my rig and they are excellent. The PC was top notch parts etc and delivery was prompt with no delays. You choose from a list of parts and basically build your own PC. Anyway here's a link to their site.
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php
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