I am a relatively high end user of my current PC but am thinking of upgrading. I use the PC for lots of downloading, would like to start playing games that my current PC can't handle. Simple question really, which would suit my needs better Pentium or AMD, obviously there's a lot of version of AMD, and if recommended to go with them, which one specifically should i use? Also, currently looking on Ebay to get PC, is this generally recommended?
Well if you said you would spend around about £200 on a monitor, £400-500 would get you an awesome processor, but 'woolwell' is right if u dont have a decent graphics card the processor can only do so much. A decent graphics card will be round 200-250 which would lower the amount you could put into the processor.
Briefly i would point you in the direction of AMD for gaming, and as for buying on ebay, its a judgement call, if its a shop with a good feedback go for it, i eprsonally wouldnt. good luck
buying a new PC guys, realise gotta look around the 1k mark but but budget is 700ish. not really interested in playing games everyday but would like the ability to play decent games. been recommended by a friend to wait until the new conroe systems start coming out, reducing the cost of others. what would you guys recommend? thanks for any advice
if you want games pick up a decent spec machine within your budget avoid on board graphics like the plague unless the board has PCI-E slots to add graphics card/s at a later stage you may also want to look for spare memory slots on the board to upgrade the ram at a later stage thus allowing you to spread the cost a bit
if you want high end gaming you would need to significantly increase your budget
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