high spec gaming rig?

  Pez87 16:27 17 Jan 06
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is this a good choice for a new desktop, will it satisfy my gaming FIX?

X-treme SLI - BTO
System Base Price: £ 552.34
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+ with HT Tech. [upg £ 70.00]
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Brushed Aluminium ATX Midi Tower +550W PSU - Black
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe PCI-Express Mainboard - ATX
6x USB Ports, GB LAN, Dual Channel Memory, 8 Channel Audio, 4x SATA ,2x UDMA, RAID 0,RAID1,RAID 0+1
2048MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x1024) [upg £ 125.00]
400GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer [upg £ 120.00]
SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-Re-Writable +R/-R/RW [upg £ 25.00]
512MB nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express [upg £ 390.00]
19" ViewSonic VX924 TFT Flat Panel Monitor -DVI (3ms) [upg £ 250.00]
DVI connector Cable [upg £ 5.00]
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Card [upg £ 60.00]
Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Rechargeable Cordless Mouse [upg £ 35.00]
Free Cyberlink Video Editing Suite - 7 titles (oem)
ASUS WL 138G 802.11G/B Wi-Fi PCI Card [upg £ 15.00]
56KBPS Internal V92 Modem, featuring voice, data and fax. [upg £ 10.00]
Classic Warranty - 3 Years Back-to-Base - Parts & Labour


my budget is about £2000 and this is £1993 so its pritty spot on.

any suggestions?

thx pez

  PaulB2005 16:34 17 Jan 06

Probably depends what games you are playing! However with that spec i doubt there's much it won't be happy with....

  Pez87 16:44 17 Jan 06

i play games like BF2 & HALFLIFE2 and will be hoping to play a lot more up 'n' coming games.
is there games that that spec pc wont play?
i hope not im payin quite a bit of money on it, it should do anything at the moment shouldnt it?
is 400GB enough coz ive looked at some high spec pcs and they have 300GB so it should be fine right?
is there any thing crap there for gaming?

  PaulB2005 16:48 17 Jan 06

As i said...

"However with that spec i doubt there's much it won't be happy with...."

  Pez87 16:50 17 Jan 06

and l8er on in time i will upgrade the hard drive and maybe get another graphics card and MAYBE JUST MAYBE the processor but that spec should keep me up to date for 2 or more years shouldnt it?

pez

  rods 16:51 17 Jan 06

Pez Looks real good to me, but i was you id go to click here and post your spec in there in the hardware section.

No disrespect to PC Advisor but Guru 3D deal only with gaming systems, i think youl get the answers your looking for and may also get your comp spec alot cheaper.

Good Luck mate.

  Pez87 16:51 17 Jan 06

cool uve put my mind at ease!!

thx so its good yeah

  Gaz 25 16:57 17 Jan 06

About the HDD.. I've never filled a 250!

And my server has a 300 and there's a damn hell of a lot of files on it. Not even half full.

  rods 16:59 17 Jan 06

Yeah top notch!

But as i say to feel more at ease your best to go to that link i sent you.

I just feel you could get what you want for half that price, or some where near that anyway.

Ive nearly forked out silly money on stuff for my comp but got some good advice there.

I see your going with the 7800 GTX 512, i have the 256 meg card..awsome!

  rods 17:01 17 Jan 06

Yeah agree with Gaz there, i dougbt youl need that big a hard drive, mines 180 and i have about 10 games installed and lots of other programs etc and it is not even a quarter full

  Pez87 17:08 17 Jan 06

all i really want to no is that when i get this and start it up its not ganna blow up in my face!!

and thanks for all the help i really need the weight off my shoulders


pez

ps ill come bk to tell you how it went!!

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