Opinions on this as a gaming PC? (cougar extreme)

  chichilee 02:32 07 Jun 2010

Opinions on this as a gaming PC? (cougar extreme)?

PROCESSOR - Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.70 GHz 2Mb Cache,

RAM - 2GB Kingston DDR2 800 (2x1Gb),

motherboard - QCE-ASUS P5G41-M LE - MATX - G41 1333FSB 2 X DDR21066 DVI,

graphics - ATI HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI Express DDR DVI,

Hi, 2 questions rolled into one really

a) General opinions?

b) Which OS for the best gaming experience?

Thanks :)

Additional Details
Slightly noobish at this

My take on things:

Two machines with exactly the same specs but one with XP and the other with Vista / 7.

The one on Xp will run faster generally but Vista / 7 has fancy Divx 10 graphics updates and extras.

I know, a very layman understanding of things but thanks again!

  gengiscant 10:19 07 Jun 2010

Can you post a link to the particular pc on the Cougar website?

  chichilee 14:52 07 Jun 2010

Hi, it was a custom build i was contemplating although here's the site

click here

Started off in 'gamers PCs'

  mr simon 16:59 07 Jun 2010

As far as OS's go, having used the most common three, XP is good, Vista is very poor and Windows 7 is excellent. Also, 7 is a good step up from XP for non gaming matters.

  gengiscant 18:34 07 Jun 2010

What is your budget?

  chichilee 21:28 07 Jun 2010

The PC specced here is £450 w/o monitor or speakers. I'm gonna boost it a little more so it'll be about 600 though

  chichilee 08:34 08 Jun 2010

mr simon, good answer thanks

not so much

  drunkpeople 10:21 08 Jun 2010

Which OS for the best gaming experience?

for me XP Pro 32

  mrwoowoo 21:57 08 Jun 2010

XP is a ridiculous choice, as some new games out now are only Vista and Windows 7 compatible. More games that aren't compatable with XP are coming out all the time.
Yes, you can faff about and use compatability mode which isn't 100% guarenteed, but what's the point?

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