Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review
Hi there, I'm currently looking to buy a new computer, one with pretty good gaming capabilities. I've never had a computer so good that it runs all the latest games pretty smoothly,but that's what I want now. Before doing so I just wanted to be sure on a few things.
Cougar extreme systems seems to be the best site I have found so far, my budget is probably about £700, definitely not over that. This is what I've built from that site as of now:
Gamers AMD Athlon phenom 3870 Crosifre (AMD PHENOM 9750 QUAD CORE 2.4GHZ 4MB CACHE
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 2 x 2gb single modules
250Gb SATA Hard Drive
Coolermaster Nvidia Case
ATI 4870 512MB PCI Express DDR DVI
AM2 - MSI K9N-Neo-V3 1000FSB - DDR2 800x4-nForce 560 Motherboard
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe
Wireless Optical Deskset DS-3400D
Integrated Sound Card
Trust 2.1 SP-3200 Speaker Set
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM)
What are your thoughts on that, I've read nothing but good things on the Radeon 4870, a good choice?
I know the Intel processors are meant to be a bit better than the AMD ones, but they are quite pricey, is that processor ok?
And lastly, the motherboard, I have no idea what motherboard I need, should I change the one I have chosen?
Thanks a lot for any help.
there is nearly eleven inches to the hard drive cage, just measured as I have this gigabyte case ready for when I upgrade.
Budget-permitting, get an Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad CPU.
Make sure to get a good quality brand PSU - the wattage doesn't matter, though something in the region of 600-800W would be suitable, especially if going Crossfire in the future. Avoid anything with the names: Standard, Colors, Atrix, Xclio, etc. That's even if they are 1000W & much cheaper than a 600W good brand PSU, like: Corsair, Tagan, BFG, Antec, etc. Model numbers are important too - this helps one to check finer specs online.
Btw, wireless mice are not really suited to gaming. C-E have exellent Logitech G15 gaming keyboards as upgrade options but strangely no 'gamimg' mice. For gaming, get a Logitech MX518 for ~£20-25 from elsewhere instead (e.g. click here / Review click here). G
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