which pc to choose?

  simmo09 18:21 29 Jun 08
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before i finalize the transaction for my new build pc, i need some final advice, first look at the 3 build pcs (from cougar extrme) and tell me which would be better. The OS is xp 32bit which i already have, maybe vista 64bit in the future:

Gamers Core 2 Duo 8500 Series
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 Ghz 8Mb Cach
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 - 4 x 1GB
500GB SATA Hard Drive
X-Cruiser Silver
Atrix 650Watt Transparent + Blue LED
1024Mb 8500GT Nvidia DDR DVI
C2D - ASROCK CONROE 1333fsb-DDR667x2 integrated motherboard
2 x DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe
22 inch YUSMART - YURAKU widescreen JT229IP
Microsoft remote keyboard & mouse wireless 3000
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 PCI 7.1
Trust SP-6210 Speakers
No Operating System
No Additional Software
13 Month Warranty, Free Carriage
£714.60

intel core 2 duo gamers 9600
Intel core 2 Dou E8400 3.00 GHz 6Mb Cache
2Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 2x1Gb
500GB SATA Hard Drive
X-Cruiser Silver
Atrix 650Watt Transparent + Blue LED
9600GT 512Mb graphics cards
C2D - ASROCK CONROE-ESATA II 1333fsb-DDR667x4 non integrated
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe
No Floppy Disk Drive
22 inch (DVI) AMW TFT 5ms widescreen X2210WDS
Microsoft remote keyboard & mouse wireless 3000
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 PCI 7.1 Intergrated Monitor Speakers
No Operating System
No Additional Software
13 Month Warranty
Free Carriage
£714.83

Gamers Intel Core 2 Duo 8800
Intel core 2 Dou E8400 3.00 GHz 6Mb Cache
2Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 2x1Gb
500GB SATA Hard Drive
X-Cruiser Silver
Atrix 650Watt Transparent + Blue LED,
512Mb 8800GT PCI express
C2D - ASROCK CONROE 1333fsb-DDR667x2 integrated motherboard,
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe,
No Floppy Disk Drive
22 inch YUSMART - YURAKU widescreen JT229IP
Microsoft remote keyboard & mouse wireless 3000
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 PCI 7.1
Intergrated Monitor Speakers
No Operating System
No Additional Software
13 Month Warranty
Free Carriage
£722.71


The main areas are the graphics card and processor/motherboard. It will be a gaming pc and also photoshop, delphi etc. ive seen the 8800GT is the better card, and am i right in thinking dual core is good enough, or should i get quad? also what does slic mean, bios?

Please advise as soon as thanks

  citadel 18:46 29 Jun 08

the third one, with any you are going to need an operating system xp or vista

  simmo09 18:50 29 Jun 08

thanks i thought that would be the best based on the 8800GT, i also have a xp retail disk cheers. Other opinions are welcome thanks

  simmo09 20:42 29 Jun 08

is it worth getting a quad processor? what benefits would i get over a core 2 duo?

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