new p.c good for gaming????

  vanfish 10:22 05 Jul 08
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im thinking about buying this p.c will it be good for gaming
is there others you can suggest
is two graphics cards better than one or is there a single card that can out perform two 8800gt
which cards best for gaming single or sli
my budget is£1050 for whole system

> Gamer Infinity GT with these changes i have made available to buy ????
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> *BASE_PRICE: [+595]
> CAS: Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. 420 Watts Case (G Type Metallic Gray Color with
> Side-Window)
> CASUPGRADE: NONE
> CS_FAN: Default Case Fan
> CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® CoreT 2 Duo E8500 CPU @ 3.16GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache
> 64-bit [+76]
> CD: SONY DUAL FORMAT 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK
> COLOR) Same colour as tower please
> CD2: NONE
> CABLE: None
> FLASHMEDIA: None
> FLOPPY: NONE
> FREEBIE_VC: None
> FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
> HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
> HDD2: NONE
> IEEE_CARD: NONE
> KEYBOARD: Logitech PS/2 Keyboard (Black)
> MOUSE: Logitech Optical PS2 Mouse (Black)
> MODEM: NONE
> MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core support) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775
> FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard [-1]
> MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel
> Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
> MONITOR: 22" (21.6" Viewable) WIDE 5MS TFT Active Matrix LCD Display
> Monitor
> MONITOR2: NONE
> NETWORK: ONBOA97531RD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
> OS: Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit
> Edition [+9])
> PRO_WIRING: None
> POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies [+50] (CoolerMaster Real Power PRO
> 700W Modular PSU SLI Ready)
> RUSH: NONE
> SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
> SPEAKERS: Logitech X540 70Watts 5.1 Configuration Speaker System [+35]
> TVRC: NONE
> TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
> USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
> USBHD: NONE
> UPS: None
> VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card [+104]
> (Major Brand Power by NVIDIA)
> VIDEO3: NONE
> VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card (Major
> Brand Power by NVIDIA)
> WEBCAM: NONE
> WNC: NONE
> WAP: NONE
> WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME
> TECHNICAL SUPPORT
> _PRICE: (+868)
> _view_: detail
> £868.00 x £868.00
> If you have a promotion code, please type it in here and hit "Update
> Cart":
>
> Subtotal: £868.00
> Method: I WANT TO PICK IT UP MYSELF FORM TEAM VALLY
> VAT (17.5%): £151.90
> Grand Total: £1,019.90

  PeteStarr 11:59 05 Jul 08

Firstly you don't need to put every single spec down, especially things it doesn't have. Secondly should this be in the games section?

Yes this is a good spec for a computer, and there's no games at the moment that this won't be able to play with decent graphics, and almost none that you won't be able to play at full. In all a very powerful system, that has pretty much the best of everything, short of monstrously expensive graphics cards that aren't worth it. And PC6400 Ram instead of PC8500, but you won't notice the difference. Make sure you get a 64-bit operating system or you'll only see 3 of those 4GB. All in all this is a very fast computer that is reasonably well priced.

However I feel inclined to tell you that your budget is probably too high, and that when you go over about £750 you tend to get a bit ripped off. Aim for the same processor and just one 8800GT and you could save about £250, and only notice about 7-8fps difference.

I would also suggest perhaps building one for yourself with this kind of money. I could build this system for about £850, although you have to be clever where you buy from. I also believe there's a bit too much one-upmanship in the technology that there's no need for: a 19" screen is still massive and another way to save money. But don't build your own unless you know what your doing. If something goes wrong you have saved nothing and no-one can bail you out.

One last thing is i think this is a cyberpower system? I was turned off them due to dodgy customer reviews, just check it out before you commit more than £1000

  citadel 16:24 05 Jul 08

I think games are great on a 22" widescreen, I would get one card a 4870. this is about the same price a 2 8800gts.

  vanfish 22:39 05 Jul 08

thanks lads
im going to look into the 4870 thanks for that
petestarr
im new to forums
i just put all in case i missed something i should have
it is a cyber power system
10 mins from my house i can pick it up thats why i choose them
that was really good help thanks thats what i needed to know that the latest cards run games in detail

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