Gaming PC

  churchillknight 22:00 20 Jul 2009

Please help! :)

I'm lookin got buy a PC for gaming. I have a budget of £1,200 but I'm completely baffled by the options. Can anyone give me any suggestions, where and what? Thanks.

  GaT7 22:02 20 Jul 2009

Does that budget include a monitor &/or other related peripherals?

Also, what games do you play or intend playing? G

  churchillknight 22:10 20 Jul 2009

Would ideadlly include;

22" monitor
XP (not Vista)
wireless ready (or PS3)

Do not need mouse or keyword


  churchillknight 22:14 20 Jul 2009

Nearly forgot, I want to play games like COD 4, Sims 3, to be fair would like to play any game and not be restricted.

  C3 01:04 21 Jul 2009

Have a look at the Alienware site, work out the spec you want, then find a local computer shop who will probably be able to buy you a comparable spec PC for a lot less.

  GaT7 02:39 21 Jul 2009

If you were building one yourself, here's an example to show what you'd get for your money:

£130 - CPU quad-core: Intel S775 / AMD AM2+
£25 - CPU cooler
£100 - Motherboard: with Crossfire / SLI
£35 - RAM 4Gb (2x2Gb) DDR2
£150 - Graphics card (x1): HD4890 / GTX275
£35 - DVD-RW drives (x2)
£110 - Case: high-end, gaming-grade
£85 - PSU 700-900W
£165 - Monitor 24" (1920x1080)
£85 - Keyboard + mouse: gaming-grade
£65 - 5.1 speaker set
£65 - XP Home OEM

£1050 - TOTAL | eBuyer order screenshot click here

Leaves £150 to add another HD4890 graphics card in the future if necessary.

The above is only an example, & can be tweaked to reduce the price by £100-200 without affecting overall performance by very much. G

  churchillknight 14:58 30 Jul 2009

Unfortunately I have no idea how to build a PC. Can anyone recommend a good site to get a machine built for me please? Thanks a lot.

  OTT_Buzzard 15:52 30 Jul 2009

click here

Including operating system it comes in at under £1200. There are plenty of other deals around. Will post back more later.

Really the point of this post is to say that for your budget you really want to look at a Core i7, triple channel DDR3 based PC.

Also, if you are a gamer Vista really is the better option for you. Xp doesn't support DX10 so you'll never get best game play out of an XP based system. Vista 64 bit version would be far better still.

  OTT_Buzzard 16:21 30 Jul 2009

From Cougar Extreme:

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 8Mb Cache
6Gb DDR3 CORSAIR Triple Channel (3x2GB)
1000GB SATA Hard Drive single drive
ATI 4890 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI
I7 - Asus P6T SLI/X-fire 6400FSB DDR3 2000 x6 X58 chipset
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe
LG W2242S - Flat panel display - TFT - 22 Inch - widescreen - 1680 x 1050
Keyboard & Mouse Set Black and Silver
Integrated Sound Card
64 BIT Windows Vista Home Premiem
13 Month Warranty, Free Carriage

£1161 total

click here to look at other configuration options for this PC.

  OTT_Buzzard 16:25 30 Jul 2009

From Puterz

720W 80+ DUAL 12v V2.2 PSU
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R i7 SKT1366 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Processor
4.8 GT/s 8 MB L3 Cache 45 nm
3Gb DDR3 10666MHz Triple Channel RAM (3 X 1Gb)
1Tb (1000Gb) SATA2 Hard Drive
Blu-Ray and HD DVD-Rom Drive
22X DVD-RW Dual Layer
nVidia GTS250 1Gb DDR3 CUDA SLi Zalman Cooled Graphics Card
Integrated 8 Channel High Definition Audio
Integrated 10/100/1000 LAN
Up To 12 x USB 2.0 Ports
Front USB & Audio Ports
Firewire Port
Genuine Windows Software
License and Media Included
AVG Anti-Virus (Supplied with OS)
Multi Card Reader/Writer

With operating system comes to £982. If you call them and ask them to up the RAM to 6GB you should still have plenty left for a 22" monitor.

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