New and in need of assistence.

  CP16 16:37 23 May 2007

Hi there,

I'm looking to buy a new highish spec PC, primarily for gaming - Flight Sim 2004 mainly i guess.

I was thinking of these specs:

Gamers PC. 8600GT. AMD AM2 64 Dual Core X2. (5400 , Standard Case , 17 " TFT 8 M/S Response, 1 X EN8600GTS , 160GB Sata 2 Hard Drive , 2048 DDR 2 667 MHz , No Operating System Installed , 18 X DVD Dual Layer Writer , Asus M2V Motherboard Upgrade )

In your view how good is the gfx card and the processor??

  Totally-braindead 17:10 23 May 2007

Depends on the price.

Its certainly good enough to play something like Flight Sim 2004.

  CP16 17:11 23 May 2007

Well the total cost of that system including keyboard is about £570.

it's good for the money, of course you need an operating system on top of that. and im guessing its a 320mb 8800gts? will run all present games very well there is talk 320 mb wont run direct x10 on standard settings though, dont know how true that is. and the intel cpu's offer more kick, i use amd 5200 and am very happy with it

  Totally-braindead 17:42 23 May 2007

Its a good enough price but it depends on the company and how well it responds if something goes wrong. Personally I would prefer paying extra if I knew the company I was buying it from was good at sorting out any problems and you haven't mentioned the retailer and you still have to add for Windows.
I presume the processor is the AMD AM2 64 Dual Core x2 5400 and I didn't know there was a 5400.

  FatboySlim71 22:41 24 May 2007

I agree with Totally-braindead's point "it depends on the company and how well it responds if something goes wrong"

The last thing you want when the pc goes wrong is to have to deal with a company that has terrible customer service.

I purchased my pc from Evesham and I cannot fault their pc's, there very stable and are A1 quality.

I have never dealt with their customer service apart from when I purchased the pc, on this occasion their service was A1, I know a couple of people who have used Eveshams customer service and they tell me that the service was faultless.

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  Kate B 01:04 25 May 2007

I'd get a bigger monitor. You won't get the benefit of that card with a 17" one.

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