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Old 05-02-2006, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I'm am thinking of buying a new PC to satisfy my hunger for gaming, and I have found 3 different systems that satisy both my budget and my system needs, but I'm not sure which is the best option, they are:

1.
X-treme G (06)

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2-4200+ Dual Core
with HyperTransport™ Technology
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center
ASUS A8N-SLI Mainboard
1024MB DDR 400 Memory
300GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
2x 256MB GeForce 7600GT SLI


2.

Matrix² XFR 1900XT

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2-4400+ Dual Core
with HyperTransport™ Technology
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center
ASUS RD580 Deluxe Mainboard
1024MB DDR 400 Memory
300GB SATA Hard Drive
512MB ATI Radeon X1900XT Graphics

3.

Matrix² CrossFire X1800

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2-4400+ Dual Core
with HyperTransport™ Technology
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center
ASUS RD580 Deluxe Mainboard
1024MB DDR 400 Memory
300GB SATA Hard Drive
2x 256MB ATI Radeon X1800GTO Graphics
ATI's CrossFire™ Configuration


All 3 systems cost roughly the same and are bundled with the same perephirals, I'm not too sure about which would give me the best power for my games.

Any help appreciated
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you REALLY wanted to get a prebuilt PC, I would go for number 2. But I bet you could build your own system for less.
What is your budget, then we could make suggestions.
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im with all three of them, they are all great but whats the price diff between them? + what game syou wanna play? i reckon pre building you could build a much more powerful system with 2GB RAM etc.
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Option 1 has a decent mobo and I think the best graphics.
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A very mixed batch of answers... the place I'm buying from offers customized computers (Mesh Computers) , I was just looking at the pre-builts for a rough Idea.

There is no price difference between Options 1 and 2 (they are £1250-ish), option 3 is slightly dearer at £1399, but it comes with a 20" monitor whereas 1 and 2 come with 19" (which im not particularly bothered by).

My budget is Ideally 1000-1300 British Pounds, what kind of system do you guys think I could get for that (customized)?

Thanks for the help so far
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Point your browser towards http://www.overclockers.co.uk. You'll find everything you need right there! Pick some parts in your price range, and come back to us on what you have chosen. We'll give constructive critiscism on your choices!
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Number 2. In my opinion. Although, personally I'd say to get the 4200+ or 3800+ as they are much better value for money, and you could overclock them a lot!

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yea overclockers have some reaaly nice prebuilts
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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DO NOT BUY PRE BUILT, Build your own. Its not hard, im pretty much a noob myself but i managed to build it.

Yea also www.ebuyer.com are good too.
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Building your own is always the best choice for gaming desktops. Its not as intimidating as it sounds.
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