Looking at building a new custom pc - advice pls

  taurous 19:24 16 Aug 2008

Hello all, im looking at building a new custom pc and like the look of going with click here .. Now the problem I have is what to get. I have tried looking at lots of reviews and there are lots of things that I like. Now I want the PC for gaming, hardcore gaming. I generally buy the newest and most recent games.

Please can you answer this question?

1) I really like the look of the gx280 by nvidia, though the 4870 gx2 looks good aswell. Is it best to go with nvidia or amd (if i am not worried about price)

If you check what I am looking at buying can you tell me if this build is alright and if there are any recommendations. Thankyou

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  Jim_F 23:24 16 Aug 2008

If its performance rather than value for money then I think NVidia still has the edge: click here

I would strongly recommend a backup solution - eg an external usb drive and backup software - either with software like Paragons or the Vista Ultimate image backup.

I'd also recommend a USB floppy drive in case you need to update the bios or run test programs.

  Jim_F 23:26 16 Aug 2008

Forgot to mention - you may want to consider a DVD drive that can at least read BlueRay !

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