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Old 09-16-2005, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey,

i am wanting to get a new comp, for games. i need everything( inc keyboard, speakers....) i have around £900MAX to spend.

so can someone tell me a good gaming comp for that price. obviusly i aint going to get the best of the best.

as for what i am going to be playing, i will be playing games liek teh folllowing, half life 2, doom 3, rome: total war....


also, it would be easier if i can order online.

and i am in the UK if that makes a diffrence
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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right just found this comp

AMD 64 bit 3000+
ASROCK K8Upgrade-VM800
1024mb pc3200 400Mhz
200Gb 7200rpm
Geforce 6600GT 128mb GDDDR3 AGP
8x dual layer DVD-RW
Soundblaster Audigy
xp home
19" TFT monitor
5.1 Soround Sound Speakers

all thats comes to £900


also whats better the AMD sempron 64 3000+ or the AMD athlon 64 3000+??
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Athlon 64.

I suggest you switch from ASRock.

Thats pretty expensive for what you get.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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are you building your own?

DFI nF4 ultra-D

OCZ 1GB CL2 ram

eVGA 6800GT

amd athlon 64 3700+

160GB seagate barracuda

nec ide dvd burner.

this comes around 900 off of ebuyer
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Samsung SM913N 19" TFT 8ms 700:1 (1280x1024) Monitor -- £169.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83914

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D SKT939 DDR400 PCI-E SLI ATX -- £82.20
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92676

XFX GeForce 6800 GT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 TV + DUAL DVIx -- £174.98
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=85870

AMD Athlon 64 (San Diego) 3700 CPU Skt 939 San Diego Retail inc Heat Sink Fan 3 Years Warranty -- £158.71
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90949

Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A-RK 160Gb 7200RPM ATA/100 8Mb Cache - Retail Box -- £47.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=74134

Sansun SN-C0503 Gaming Case in Silver with a 350w Power Suply and 2.0USB/Audio -- £29.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86532

Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy 2 Value - 24bit 64 Voice Pci 6 Speaker Support - Win98 Xp - OEM -- £23.96
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=82109

OCZ Premier Dual Channel Kit 2x512MB DDR400 PC3200 CL 2.5-3-3-7 (LIFETIME WARRANTY) (OCZ4001024PDC-K) -- £66.71
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66689


Shipping Band: £7.24

Shipping Surcharge: £4.60

SubTotal: £766.37

VAT: £134.16

Total: £900.53


is there anything else i would need? including keyboard/mouse, speakers and fans?


would it be easy to put this all together when it arrives?

and thanks for all your help.
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get a different video card, not an XFX card.

get a different psu

and get a sata150 hdd. around the same price
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whats wrong with that psu? what type would you recommend?

also why not the xfx?

PNY Verto GeForce 6800 GT 256MB 8X AGP, what about thst card?
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1) XFX = bad qualitity

2) thats an agp card the PNY one

3) get an antec psu. most psus that come with cases are crap

4) ...
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whats the diffrence thats its agp? am guessing it wont work with my setup?

you have to forgive me for all the questions, i am a new to all this...
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No, AGP won't work with that setup. It needs to be a PCI-E card.
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