I'm looking to buy a new games machine, base unit only, and would appreciate any comment or advise you have to offer on the following spec. recommended by Cougar this morning.
I did ask for the extra h/d as I'd like to keep the os separate from everything else. I was recommended to use my old os, xp, as I was told vista cannot play the older games, as I like to do from time to time. (tombe raider in particular.)
Gamers Intel Core 2 Duo 8800 (Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20 GHz 2Mb Cache, 2GB Kingston DDR2 667 - 2 x 1GB, 80GB SATA Hard Drive, 250GB Secondary SATA HDD, Impress Case , Corsair 520Watt PSU, 2 x 512Mb 8800GTS Nvidia DDR DVI, QC - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R - 1333fsb, DDR1333x4 non intergrated, Pioneer DVD +/- Re-writer 112D, Floppy Drive - SILVER, No Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse Set Black and Silver, Integrated Sound Card, Intergrated Monitor Speakers, , Install Customers XP (number provided), No Additional Software, , 13 Month Warranty, Free Carriage) ££871
I wouldnt bother with 2 graphics cards. Just get one 8800GTX. Get a better CPU, E6750 or even a Quad Core Q6600. I would also get faster RAM, 800MHz. I also doubt a 520W PSU could run 2 graphics cards. Get a bigger PSU, 750W+.
keef66. I cant see Wolfdale cpu's. in Cougar's list online, but I'll make further inquires. Gamer555. I did wonder about two cards, changing to one 8800GTX and the higher RAM 800MHz better CPU, E6750, brings it to £827. again I'll make further inquires on Monday.