New computer advice

  JAK68 08:46 28 Jun 2006

I have been looking round for a computer For maximum £500 and found this one, it will be used for playing games, usual internet downloads and college work. What do people think ?

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  rmcqua 08:53 28 Jun 2006

OK, except that you will find it will struggle with modern games

  JAK68 08:59 28 Jun 2006

Does anyone know of any computers around the same price that is better for gaming ?

  Diodorus Siculus 09:00 28 Jun 2006

As rmcqua implies, it will depend on what games you plan on playing.

To its credit, it does have a PCI-E expansion slot so you can add a newer graphics card to it when the time comes that you can afford it.

  JAK68 09:55 28 Jun 2006

what graphics card would you recommend?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:20 28 Jun 2006

I'm sorry to say that I can't recommend any graphics card. I've a very basic one that does all that I want to do without any problems and I don't play games. When I built this machine I choose the cheapest PCI-E card that was on the market at the time.

  JAK68 11:02 28 Jun 2006

anybody else got any recommendations ?

  Chris-347369 11:55 28 Jun 2006

Just bought one of these. A great machine

  JAK68 12:27 28 Jun 2006

Hi pyroxide, your link has not come up on this thread, could you do it again. thks

  spuds 12:40 28 Jun 2006

I think this is the second time this particular computer as been mentioned as a possible buy, over the last week or so.

It would seem to have a very good review and price tag for an ideal beginner/intermediate computer. And it should be capable of most things, but when gaming is suggested then all sorts of questions need to be answered by a regular gamer.The price tag may at least double for a regular high end gaming machine.

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