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Old 03-24-2010, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question LFH with mid mid range gaming pc

Hey,

Just looking for some help with prices on a computer which i am thinking of buying.

Specs of the computer are:

Galaxy 3 gaming case with 450Wpsu (kinda old i know)
Processor : Intel E5300 Dual Core 2.6ghz 800mhz
Hard Drive : 250gb 8mb Cache Serial ATA
Memory : 2gb DDR3 1333 PC10660
Motherboard : Asus P5G41C-M
Graphics Card : Onboard Intel GMA4500 Graphics 1GB
Optical Drive : 20x Lightscribe DVD Writer

I plan then to upgrade the ram to 4x 2GB DDR3 1333, throw in a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 graphics card and finish off with upgrading the optical drive with a Sony Optiarc DRU-870S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter.

I am just asking fort your opinions on this, as I haven't looked into desktop towers for a while, and wanted to be able to run newer games coming soon like Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3 smoothly on relatively high settings on my Sony bravia monitor.

I am getting the Computer for £240.00.

I would consider building from scratch, but I think this may be more cost effective,

Thanks,

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Old 03-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what would you use it for that you would need 8gigs of ram?
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what would you use it for that you would need 8gigs of ram?
running everything with page file turned off.

If you intend to play newer games, you might want to go for a 5750 graphics card.
It doesn't cost too much, but it'll be significantly better than a 4670.
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You could think about getting a 5570 as well over the 4670, as it's performance is comparable, but it uses less power and produces less heat, also it's price is similar to the 4670.

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Thanks for the replies,

The XFX ATI Radeon HD 5750 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card gets a good write up, not much more than the other card I was looking at but packs a bigger punch. I was also thinking of just sticking with 4GB of RAM in the dual channels.. 4 x 1GB DDR3 1333mhz.

In this case i would prbably end up getting a similar computer to the one at the top, but comes with 500GB HDD instead of 250GB, and alsocomes with 4GB 1333mhz DDR3 RAM. Then the only other product I would need to buy is the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5750 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card, which i can get for £90.00 - Total cost would end up being about £400.00
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