advice please gaming pc

  qtabraiz 10:22 22 Oct 08
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I have a budget of £1000 and want a gaming pc that will last me couple of years.

I've been the pcspecialist.co.uk website and have come up with this spec. Let me know what you guys think, any advice and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Processor (CPU)


Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 (4 X 2.33GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB Cache

Memory (RAM)


4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB)

Motherboard


ASUS® P5N-T DELUXE: DDR2, SATA II, 3 x PCI-e x16, 1 PCI/2 x PCI-E

Operating System


Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit Edition + SP1, CD (£59)

USB Options


6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk


1000GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk


NONE

RAID (HDD 1 & 2)


NONE

1st CD/DVD Drive


6x BLU-RAY Writer & HD-DVD ROM Drive, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£129)

2nd CD/DVD Drive


NONE

Graphics Card


1024MB GEFORCE 9800GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

2nd Graphics Card


1024MB GEFORCE 9800GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

3rd Graphics Card


NONE

Sound Card


Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE with 7.1 Surround Sound (£16)

Modem


NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities


ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

Floppy Disk Drive


NONE

Memory Card Reader


NONE

Case


Stylish Silver/Black Trident case + 2 front USB

Power Supply & Case Cooling


600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)

Processor Cooling


ASUS SILENT KNIGHT II PURE COPPER ULTRA COOLER (£36)

Firewire & Video Editing


NONE

TV Card


NONE

Monitor


NONE

2nd Monitor


NONE

DVI Cable


NONE

Keyboard & Mouse


NONE

Mouse


NONE

Speakers


NONE

Printer


NONE

Surge Protection


NONE

Webcam & VoIP


NONE

Anti-Virus


NONE

Office Software


NONE

External Hard Drive


NONE

Home Installation


NONE


Price for this system is £1063 inc VAT and Delivery

  The Brigadier 11:16 22 Oct 08

:-)

  donki 11:58 22 Oct 08

To be honest you dont have to spend £1000 to get a good gaming machine anymore, I bought my PC hearly 3 years ago for £900 and it still playing games at a high level of detail. The computer hardware has devolped so quickly that games and applications cant take advantage of them fully.

A year ago a good GFX card would cost you £200 - £300 now you can get good cards around £150.

The spec you have listed is TOP quality and by all means buy it but you dont have to break the bank anymore.

  I am Spartacus 14:03 22 Oct 08

What size Monitor(s) do you have? For anything under 24" plus (or you have a couple of 22") then 2 x 9800GT's are overkill. Also the ATI 4850's outperform them.

The Q9200 is roughly equivalent to the Q6600 so it will be around the same performace but running cooler. I'd be more tempted with a Q9550 (around £220).

The case, in my view, is a bit small for decent airflow with 2 graphics cards.

The 600W PSU is on the low side for a couple of graphics cards, might be OK though.

  I am Spartacus 14:10 22 Oct 08

P.S. The E8600 would possibly be better for gaming.

  cow1777 21:33 22 Oct 08

dude- don't get a Q8200. for that money you can get a much better processor.

Also, 9800 GT's in SLI? SLI is meant for high-spec graphics cards, and the 9800 GT's are old anyway.Go with 4850's in Crossfire, or a single 4870. If you really want nVidia, go for a 9800 gtx.

also, do you really need a blu-ray writer? right now they're very, very expensive and slow compared to normal DVD writers. my recommendation is to go with a normal 18-22x DVD writer and install one later when the price goes down.

look at places like chillblast and especially cyberpower- you can get a much better deal, especially without peripherals. just go to one of the package deals and customize it.

  pcdaley21 00:21 24 Oct 08

You could spend £500 on the chillblast javelin which plays all of todays games and the rest on loadsa beer like I did...? best decision ever!

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