Hi all ive got a grand to spend on a new pc either with a monitor or not, id rather get a better base unit then get a package if there is going to be a decent amount of differance, im more into the gaming pc's just cant justify spending any more than a grand, Also is there MUCH of a differance between the I7 Proccessor & the core 2 Quad..? Any suggestions on pc's woul be appreciated..
Spotted an i7 base unit at Scan click here for just over £900. However, NO graphics card (or optical drive) included & the case itself retails for ~£140! Hence, it may work out better & cheaper if you were to buy the components & build it yourself.
Reviews/benchmarks indicate there's quite a difference between the i7 & C2Q, & more so when overclocked. Whether it justifies the premium or not will depend on your expectations/budget. If going down the i7 route, the cheapest 920 one would be chip of choice - of course! The others cost an arm & a leg :-)), G
OK i think ive done well here, IVe managed to buy a Dell XPS 720 Intel Core 2 Extreme H2C, Here's the spec:
CPU Type Core 2 Extreme CPU Speed 2.93ghz - Q6800 Memory Type Hynix PC2-6400 1gb - 3 modules Memory Speed 800mhz Hard Drive Type ( 1 ) Seagate - SATA Hard Drive GB ( 1 ) 750GB - 7200RPM Hard Drive Type ( 2 ) Seagate - SATA Hard Drive GB ( 2 ) 750GB - 7200RPM Optical Drive ( 1 ) DVD-RW Optical Drive ( 2 ) DVD-ROM Graphics Card(s) Geforce 8800 GTX 768mb Graphics Card(s) Geforce 8800 GTX 768mb Operating System Windows XP Professional Additional Comments Memory Card Reader Sound Blaster X-FI Physx Graphics Accelerator H2C Ceramic Cooling System (Liquid Cooling)
It comes with a keyboard & mouse (Logitech) & ive spotted a 24 inch monitor "DELL Truecolour E248WFPb Max Resolution:1920x1200 for £ 100 (Refurbished) BUT a minter..Did i get a bargain..? cause it took me ages to find them