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Old 06-10-2006, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this computer any good?

http://www.arbico.co.uk/Arbico-Extre...C-p-17169.html

i'm changing the case to the sensitouch (£17), and im debating whether to change the graphics card, i'm prepared to go upto the 7600GS.

i'm going to be using it mostly for gaming, i'm not a graphics junkie but would prefer that it runs the lastest games reasonably well.

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Old 06-10-2006, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.arbico.co.uk/cart.php?xid...bc8badc5e819b6

Upgraded a couple of things. (the PSU and GPU) Other than that, it looks pretty good.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just woundering if anyone can suggest a build that would be better for the same price . Either custom built, or i could put one together myself. BTW im in England.

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also nukem, would the 550w psu be nessescery or could i make do with the generic 440w one?
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Dont buy that. As thats in £'s you're from UK right?
Well anyway you can probably get better stuff than that for the same price. What is your budget first? and what are you using the pc for? Then we can get started.
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around £600 inc VAT. It'll be used for gaming, i want it to be able to pay the newer games in the coming year or so, i don't mind if i can't run them with full everything just aslong as they're playable and look ok.

I want it to be dual core, and i'm not too fussed about SLI. 1GB of ram is the minimum, the HD size does not matter too much probably 160gb would do.

i've never made a PC, i could probably if i tried but i wouldn't vouch for its stability

Could you also please specify why i shouldn't buy the one above as i've had some pretty good feedback about it on other forums.
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The reason Mentalist said to not buy that system, is because no-one knows what motherboard they've got in there. Pretty sure it's gonna suck at overclocking, something everyone seems to try later in the life of a PC regardless of what you imagined when you bought it. For them to be able to sell it as cheap as they are, they basically use awful, cheap, no-name brands that will propably die the second the warranty fails.

You will be better off building it yourself.

So, I'd have to agree with Mentalist on this one.
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Because it will be overpriced as they will charge for them building it and posting to you. plus it wont perform well and what magouster said.
Anyway you want to buy your stuff from www.ebuyer.com www.scan.co.uk and www.overclockers.co.uk

cpu : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...et_939_X2.html (top one)

mobo: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=249105
ram: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...MS_Memory.html (3rd one down)

case: Dunno what you want Thermaltake Tsunami is very nice.

Hdd: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Maxtor_SATA.html (4th down)

Gfx Card: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7900_Series.html (5th one down)

Total - £578.78

Im not sure what else you want like mouse, keyboard and stuff but you can always downgrade sum of the things there.
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cool thanks, i'll have a look into making my own
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Looks good, but for the same price I'd rather get this mobo: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=209818

It might not be SLI, but it overclocks better, and in general would seem to be a better deal. Fantastic motherboard, planning on getting myself one very soon.

The rest of what Mentalist prescribed is perfect for your budget, and will comfortably max out almost any game you throw at it.
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