hardware good enuf for gaming?

  darthballs 14:21 22 Sep 2007

i saw a dell pc package at a reasonable price, but not knowing much about hardware for gaming, what does anyone reckon please?

Intel® Celeron® 420 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,512k cache
Video Cards

Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]

Hard Drives
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache

Sound Cards
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio

with flatscreen monitor, dvd writer, dell are selling this for £369.any advice on this package or an for around the same price but a better package would be brilliant


  Belatucadrus 14:51 22 Sep 2007

Have a look at the websites of some of the games that interest you and check out the system requirements. That'll give you a guide as to what's required.
I'm no games expert, but I've a sneaky suspicion that if you try and load some of the latest games on a 1.6 GHz celery with integrated graphics, it'll grind to a halt.

  citadel 17:57 22 Sep 2007

this pc is only good enough for sufing, office, etc.
for gaming you need to spend about £700 min.

  skidzy 18:25 22 Sep 2007

If trying to play top end games,im afraid you would have no chance with that spec you have posted.

If old Retro games are to be played,you should be fine.

Basically as citadel says.

I would say this though,if you plan on playing top end games,come back to us with your budget and we can try to find you something.

You should be looking at a topend graphics card with a top end cpu.

  darthballs 18:39 22 Sep 2007

cheerz for the advise guys, budget is only £400 really, but again any advise/info you've got is greatly received. its not wanted for a lot of gaming, world of warcraft maybe a couple of others, hes more of an xbox player!!

  skidzy 20:03 22 Sep 2007

You will struggle to play World of Warcraft with those posted specs.

Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
* 1024 MB RAM
* 64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
* Broadband Internet connection
* Two-button scroll-wheel mouse click here

And sorry to say,you will need to up the budget to be realistic.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Though some of the gaming experts may point you in another direction.

  FungusBoggieman 20:08 22 Sep 2007


the easest way to tell what spec pc you need for gaming is look on the back of the game you want then get a pc with better spec thas what i did now i play online to my hearts content,

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