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Patrick McConnon May 30, 2010, 07:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Patrick McConnon May 30, 2010, 08:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Patricks Gaming PC
Oops forgot to mention because of the course I'm on at college i have access to the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance and i have access to XP home, pro, Vista Home, Ultimate and Windows 7. My plan is to use windows 7

Dublin_Gunner May 30, 2010, 08:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 31, 2010, 05:22am EDT

 
>> Re: Patricks Gaming PC
Definitely go with windows 7.

The machine you've specced there seems decent enough for the price, but don't expect to max out newer games with that video card (which is about 3-4 years old tech now).

Would you be comfortable building a machine yourself?

If so, I'd urge to go with an AMD system, as at the moment you get a lot more for your money, particularly for gaming, where the CPU makes very little difference at 1920x1080 (I assume thats your screen resolution).

Go with a Phenom x4, and try to get the fastest vid card you can, a HD4870 or HD5770 for quite cheap would be streets ahead of the GTS250.

Without spending time checking through online prices right now, I reckon you could build a faster machine for the same money or even a little less.

I've never heard of that supplier before, and by the looks of their site, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

Check out tekheads.co.uk, dabs.co.uk , overclockers.co.uk and komplett.co.uk

I've dealt with all in the past and found them very good. (and some may have collection points near enough to where you live).

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Patrick McConnon May 30, 2010, 08:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'd only be using it for Counter Strike Source and potentially EVE-Online. The main issue with this supplier is the convienience tbh my friend; with regards to AMD and ati issues i;m more confident using Intel Cores and Nvidia GFX cards as i know them far better. Despite the fact i've used an AMD dual core previously

Dublin_Gunner May 30, 2010, 08:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Patrick McConnon May 30, 2010, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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looking at the suppler i'd be using the most decent ATI one i can see they have is:
http://web-systems.co.uk/?page=Products&pid=5470

what do you think?

Dublin_Gunner May 30, 2010, 08:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The HD5850 is a fantastic card for the money - if you can afford it on your budget (I note you're a student etc).

Its one of the best cards money can buy at the moment.

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Patrick McConnon May 30, 2010, 08:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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lolololol wrong one

Michael C May 30, 2010, 09:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 30, 2010, 09:36pm EDT

 
>> Re: Patricks Gaming PC
Dublin is right about the videocard. I used to own a 9800GTX+ which is exactly the same card as the GTS250 and trust me, you don't want that. Even one 4870 blows it away.

Did you say the HD5850 is only 20 more than the GTS250? That can't even be right, be sure to check the prices again. The HD5850 is one of the best cards out right now and if you CAN get it, make sure to do it! It will easily max out just about any game right now.

Patrick McConnon May 31, 2010, 02:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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sorry i confused it with

http://web-systems.co.uk/?page=Products&pid=5088

how does that fair?

Patrick McConnon May 31, 2010, 03:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Michael C May 31, 2010, 03:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yep the 5770 is a great little card. It's the exact same as a 4870. It's also miles ahead(I mean literally 3x as good as the GTS250). Add that to your list.

Dublin_Gunner May 31, 2010, 05:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Patricks Gaming PC
Yep I had mentioned the 5770 above (though my mistake, a typo led me to write 5570 lol).

Great card for the price, pretty fast, DX11, low power consumption. Go for it.

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II

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