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Old 06-01-2008, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have £1k, possibly £1.2k MAX, to spend on a PC. Will be playing games such as age of conan etc.
I hear Quad core is better or future proof? I have no clue? Want the PC to last 2/3 years.

Whats this about 64/32bit? Lol

Any suggestions??

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Processor Q9300 (2.50Ghz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
Hard Drive 1TB NCQ SATA (2x500GB) 7200Rpm Dual HDD Config Raid 0 Stripe
1GB ATI® Radeon® 3870 X2 graphics card
16X DVD+/-RW (Read/Write DVD, CD)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 1333FSB 12MB Cache Quad Core Core 64 Bit Processor
Processor Speed 4 x 2.66GHz
Memory 2GB DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel RAM
Hard Drive 640GB (2 x 320GB) Serial ATA II Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
Graphics nVidia 8800GT 512MB PCI-E Graphics
Drive 1 20x Dual Layer +R/-R/RW DVD burner
Sound 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Motherboard Nvidia 750i li Ready Chipset ATX Motherboard
Memory Slots 4 x DDR2 Slots
Memory Capacity 8GB
Networking Port 1 x Gigabit LAN

Seen these two, both within budget,

so yes, no? to either they rubbish?? ANY OTHER IDEA'S.// HELP!

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Old 06-01-2008, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buying High Spec Pc, With Dangerously Low Knowledge

build your own, is my recommendation, im in canada so i dont know what to say aout what to get as im not sure how much money that actually is, also i have no idea where to shop.

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Old 06-01-2008, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your best bet would be to build your own pc using parts from - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

But if you really want to buy a build pc, try these sites CyberPower Inc. - building the best Gaming PC is not only our profession, it is our obsession. or iBUYPOWER: High Performance Custom Gaming PCs and Notebooks
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Newegg is awesome, its tons more cheaper to just buy all the parts from there and then just put it together. Its fun and if you need any help we will be here to guide you through.
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