New PC time!

  yahwob 11:54 26 Jan 2012


Time to buy a new PC is fast approaching!

I am looking at buying a HP P6-2029UK, which has 6gb of ram and a HD5450 graphics card. The PC I currently have has 4 gb of ram and a HD4670 card.

I really only use the PC for surfing the web, storing pictures and videos etc but I also play WOW a lot, I know, I know! I guess my question is will the new machine be able to play WOW to at least the same level as the current machine.

I can't seem to find any real comparrisons of the two cards against each other and the only ones i can find seem to indicate that even though it's three years old and was never a top notch card in the first place the 4670 seems to have better figures than the 5450, is this correct and will the extra 2gb of ram make a difference if this is the case.

As I say I know this isn't going to be a top gaming rig and i don't need it to be, as long as I can play WOW on it :)

Thanks guys

  jaraba 12:22 26 Jan 2012

You've also posted this in consumerwatch !!!

  KRONOS the First 12:28 26 Jan 2012

Your old card will trounce the new one.The HD4670 will give you a good gaming experience at decent resolutions and fair settings. The HD5450 is not a gaming card at all.

Click here.

  yahwob 13:36 26 Jan 2012


Anyone bought one of the new Zoostorm Pc's from Argos? Are they any good in general?

  northumbria61 13:47 26 Jan 2012

No - but Zoostorm are a well respected supplier.

  KRONOS the First 14:40 26 Jan 2012

Anyone bought one of the new Zoostorm Pc's from Argos?

Can you post a link to any that you are interested in even the Argos item number will do.

  yahwob 18:51 26 Jan 2012

Ok here is one I'm looking at,

Zoostorm i5-2310 Quad Core, 8GB, 500GB, with Graphics Card.

•Great performance from cutting edge Core i5-2310 HD processor. •This system comes complete with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter which includes Starter versions of Microsoft Word and Excel. •Also enjoy the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT520 graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and HDMI out to maximise that gaming or video performance. •It also features 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive and HDMI port. •This system comes complete with keyboard and mouse. •Intel Core i5-2310 quad core processor. •Processor speed 2.9GHz. •8GB DDR3 RAM. •500GB SATA hard drive. •DVD optical drives: Dual layer CD-RW, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM speed. •Dedicated graphics. •On-board graphics memory. •Nvidia GeForce GT 520 1GB DDR3. •6 USB ports. •Ethernet port. •Wired keyboard and mouse. •5.1 surround sound. •Microsoft Windows 7 Premium. •Includes: Microsoft Home and Office Starter, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Anti-virus and security, Disc writing. •Size H36.5cm, W18cm, D4cm. •Weight 8.7kg. •Power saving facility. •EAN/Barcode 5055396003130. •Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 5 working days (depending on your local

Does that sound okay?

  KRONOS the First 19:02 26 Jan 2012

Certainly better graphics card than your last choice. Overall a fair PC. Is this from Argos? If so what's the item number?

  yahwob 19:19 26 Jan 2012


  KRONOS the First 19:48 26 Jan 2012

Yep,looks fine.

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