Games machine

  spikeychris 16:22 12 Dec 2004

As one or two of you will know I don't do games but I have to build one for my son. What are the required specs to run the latest games and any recommendations welcome on where to get 'em.


  ste_bla 16:39 12 Dec 2004

Depending on budget for one that would last a year i would say;

P4 2.8ghz OR AMD 64 3000+ - AMD Socket 939 is best as A64 do best at games and the 939 sockets give best upgrade route

512mb RAM+ - atleast 512 mb RAM if not 1024mb would be better but then that is the easiest upgrade so can do it later.

9800pro or 9700pro GFX card - Dont know about the new PCI or Geforce cards but these run games fine for me even Doom3 at Medium settings!

  ste_bla 16:46 12 Dec 2004

Something like this would be very good...

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  spikeychris 17:54 12 Dec 2004

Well ste_bla as soon as I showed it to my son he fell in love.......

Just ordered it as I cant build it for that price!

Nice one.

  powerless 17:56 12 Dec 2004

I've fallen in love with it to...can I have one chris?

  spikeychris 18:00 12 Dec 2004

Course you can Powerless...I'll order two.

  Starfox 18:01 12 Dec 2004

P4 click here

AMD click here

These will give you some idea as to what may be required for good games machines.

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For lower spec but adequate pc's.

  citadel 23:11 12 Dec 2004

A 3g processor, 1024 ram, a gforce 6800, 6800gt, good psu.

  spikeychris 08:41 13 Dec 2004

Resolved. Thankyou all...

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