building a gaming machine

  ferret71 19:30 08 Jan 2008
Locked

I need to upgrade my pc or better still start again. Used mainly for games so want to focus on that aspect but do not want to break the bank - I have some knowledge of pcs but not extensive. What do people recommend? I have seen on dell site some fairly good deals and have heard they are good pcs??

  RobCharles1981 19:41 08 Jan 2008

So you want to build a gaming rig?

Do you want AMD or Intel??

  ferret71 20:05 08 Jan 2008

don't know spoke to someone recently who said that amd were not as fast?

  RobCharles1981 20:24 08 Jan 2008

What sort of a budget do you have?

  citadel 20:48 08 Jan 2008

Q6600 quad core go stepping version, 2g 1066 speed ddr2, 8800gt, quality psu.

  Alan-Petrie 22:03 08 Jan 2008

whats the budget?

  ferret71 16:36 09 Jan 2008

500 quid tops (have monitor, keyboard speakers etc)

  rincewind11 17:06 09 Jan 2008

what spec pc at the min/

  ferret71 21:09 09 Jan 2008

amd athlon 64 processor 2800+
1.81 ghz
1.7gb ram
graphics card: geforce 6800gt
80gb hardrive

  Alan-Petrie 22:08 09 Jan 2008

do you know if the case you have is atx or uatx or other....

  Alan-Petrie 22:18 09 Jan 2008

go to scan.co.uk

assuming you can keep the case, dvd drive, and hdd you have that would be a good setup

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
256MB XFX 8800GT
250 Gb Western Digital WD2500AAKS
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2
Asus P5N32-E SLI NF680i SLI
580W HiperPower HPU-4M580 Black SLi Ready

in the future you could buy another 8800gt and put it in for sli and better graphics

I bought off scan recently and I would deffinetly recomend them



Net Total £419.60

Carriage £9.03

V.A.T. £75.01

TOTAL £503.64

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Add Depth Of Field to a photo using Tilt Shift Blur in Photoshop

iPhone tips & tricks

Comment afficher des fichiers cachés sur Mac ?