Tribune 23:22 22 Sep 06

Just bought a XCTX pro, for gaming and work, which turned out to be faulty,and didnt handle what i thought it would so i've returned it. now i am back to square one and have decided to get a 13 inch mac to carry round uni for work, and a high-spec desktop for gaming(and work again), basically i have £2600 to spend on the fastest rig i can get.Any suggestions please

  DieSse 23:39 22 Sep 06


I used to be - now I'm not so sure.


sorry - couldn't resist - the old ones are the best ones.

  DieSse 23:42 22 Sep 06

One suggestion - get two macs or two PCs - mixing them will give you hassles at some stage.

Core2 Duo systems are the fastest around at this point in time.

  terryf 05:57 23 Sep 06

Would be better if your heading was more decisive so that we can see at a glance what the request for help is about, I was not sure whether to look at the thread, now I am sure that I needn't have bothered looking at it :-)

  Kate B 17:45 23 Sep 06

Mixing them won't give you any hassle at all, I've got a Windows gaming rig and an iBook.

It's a rival mag, but have a look at this month's Custom PC which has got a Dream Machines feature comparing gloriously, stupidly expensive gaming rigs - even if you don't go for one of those it might give you some ideas. For retailers, I'd have a look at Scan, Voodoo and Alienware.

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