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Best gaming PC under £700?


ajitk28

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Im looking for a good quality gaming pc for under 700 pounds. im interested in the dell dimension 5150 as it is cheap and has good specs. is the 5150 good for everyday online gaming (i.e. counter-strike source and unreal)? please suggest me a few models which i should consider (and if possible a link too). thanks

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SG Atlantis®

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monitor? do you need one?

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ajitk28

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yes it needs to have a monitor too and speakers.

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Joe R

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ajitk28,

this is worth a look. click here

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ajitk28

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thats ok, processor isnt that good, im looking for at least 3.0ghz and a graphics card of at least 256mb.

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Totally-braindead

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I don't know what you mean when you say the processor isn't that good. The link is to a Athlon 3500+ it has a reasonable sized hard drive a good 1 gig memory and a good middle of the road graphics card that will play almost any game out there, admitadly not at the highest rates but for £700 you cannot expect to get a full blown hottie.
I'm sorry but I think you're expecting too much. If you were spending £700 on the base unit alone you could get a faster perhaps even a dual core processor and a better graphics card.
Heres an example of a £700 unit with a monitor click here £643.90 with XP home. You could buy a barebones such as this click here and add bits on it but the sad fact is you would be more expensive.

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Totally-braindead

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And by the way the 5150 from Dell has onboard graphics as standard, there is a PCI Express slot but you would need to buy a graphics card as well. Plus it only comes with 512mb ram.

As it stands the 6600GT would blow away the Dells onboard graphics. There really is no comparison.

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Cybermaxx

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What about this?

click here


If only it had a 7600GT, instead of that 7600GS......


7600GS is a bit better than a 6600GT, though. Not a bad price with that monitor included.

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Joe R

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Cybermaxx,

By far, the best spec I have seen at this price.

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SG Atlantis®

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Damn that Mesh is a give away.

Wow!

I'd forgot about this thread....

Customer Support sometimes lacks at Mesh but that machine is not to be knocked.

Unbeatable....

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zincy

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wow with a monitor too that MESH one
its tempting me to buy one myself

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