buying a pc off cougar exrteme?

  paul242 17:49 26 Nov 07
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can any one tell me about cougar extreme?.i have been looking for a new gaming pc for the last few months.

i've been looking online for a good company to buy off, i was going to buy off mesh or eclipse but they have had some bad comments in the forums lately.
i'm looking at cougar's Gamers Intel Core 2 Duo 8800 customised to £750-
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
2GB Kingston DDR2 667
BFG 8800GT 512Mb oc
Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard

Not quite sure whether to go for 2GB Kingston DDR2 667 or 2Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800,will it make that much difference for gaming? thanks

  Starfox 18:01 26 Nov 07

Enter Cougar Extreme in the search forum box at the top of this page for all the info you need.


click here for my experience of Cougar.

  paul242 18:10 26 Nov 07

sorry all, spelling mistake in the title, it should say cougar extreme. thanks starfox, i like the X-Cruiser black case but my budget is maxed out at £750.

  paul242 21:34 27 Nov 07

i have finally taken the plunge after reading some good feed back from different forums on cougar extreme.
these are the specs i have gone for-

Core 2 Duo E6550
kingston DDR2 667, 2 x 1GB,
400GB SATA Hard Drive,
Gigabyte Triton Black Midi Case,
Atrix 650Watt Transparent,
BFG 8800GT 512Mb OC graphics card
Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard,
19 Inch (DVI) AMW TFT widescreen X1910WDS,
Vista Home Premium

Came in just on budget of £750, did not get any speakers as I'm using them off my old mesh system.

I went for the 667 mhz ram after some research, my understanding is that it will work well with the CPU (1333 mhz).I'll keep you posted how well everything works when i get my new PC.

  citadel 22:02 27 Nov 07

the best combination is fsb of the cpu to be the same as the speed of the ram for instance 1333fsb cpu + 1333 speed ram but your set up will be perfectly ok.

  paul242 22:29 27 Nov 07

thanks citadel,i think i understand. i'm a bit worried about the kingston brand, would i be better with 2 x 1 GB corsair 800 mhz ram. i don't think I'll be overclocking in the future.

  citadel 22:36 27 Nov 07

kingston is a well known brand and will be ok. the most important bit is that 8800gt.

  paul242 22:46 27 Nov 07

yeah,been waiting for the 8800 gt to come out for a while now, been playing games for far to long on my old nevidia geforce 3 ti 200, great card when i bought it, thanks again citadel.

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