New pc advice

  CaptainBenbo 20:21 09 Dec 2008

Hi folks,

I know bugger all about pc's, never bought a new one before and need some advice the following is the spec of the one I am looking at on ebuyer (click here). I'm wanting to play the latest games but im not bothered about having the best graphics. So could anyone tell me is this a good deal for £400? and could anyone reccomend a graphics card for it? Thankies


* Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor (2.4Ghz, 8MB Cache)


* 4096MB DDR2 800Mhz (4096MB)
* Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM

Hard Drive

* 750GB (1x750GB) SATA300 Hard Drive (16MB Cache)

Optical Drive

* 20 x Super multi DVDRW


* Operating System: Microsoft Vista Premium


* Monitor Not Included


* No Graphics Card


* 10/100/1000 LAN,
* Realtek® RTL8111B

Input Devices

* Keyboard and Mouse


* 190mm (D)
* 480mm (W)
* 360mm (H)

Power Supply

* 350W PSU


* 1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
* 1x PS/2 keyboard port
* 1x PS/2 mouse port
* 1x Parallel port
* 1x Serial port
* 6x USB 2.0 ports
* 1x RJ45 LAN port
* 1x VGA port


* 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
* 52in1 Flash Card Reader

  citadel 21:04 09 Dec 2008

you need to change the power supply to a 550 or 650w, and you need a graphics card ati 4830 or ati 4850.

  mrwoowoo 22:00 09 Dec 2008

I think that's a good pc for the price.
This card will work with your current PSU. It will let you play all the latest games(Far cry 2,COD 4,Fallout 3) at medium to highish settings with AA turned down low or off.
I have played Tombraider underworld and Bioshock at max settings with it.
click here
Not the best.But good for the price.

  toon_mad 22:28 09 Dec 2008

hi, got my new rig about 5 months ago which was customised. The thing with that pc is, unless you are going to need it, i dont think a 750gb hdd and all 4 sticks of ram would get used. i may be wrong, but you could save £30-£60 quid buy getting a pc with say 2gb of ram, and either a 320gb hh or 500gb hdd if needed.

You can always upgrade ram easy, and i have never filled up my 500gb hdd - and as we speak i have just ordered a 250gb hdd for my new custom build.

Have a think of what you would utilise, i can bet the 750gb hdd and 4gb ram you wouldnt.

just my thought, off course if you need that much go ahead.

  britto 23:00 09 Dec 2008

around this price range would sooner have one of these, though operating system is extra.
click here

  CaptainBenbo 12:28 10 Dec 2008

Thanks for the help guys/gals, I'll have a look at the bank balance and have a think about this :)

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