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Windows 7: Will this do for Gaming

20 Jul 2010   #21
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

oh right sorry!!!

do you knwo any sites that i can get a decent desktop or laptop for £250?


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20 Jul 2010   #22
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
oh right sorry!!!

do you knwo any sites that i can get a decent desktop or laptop for £250?
For playing games, no.
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20 Jul 2010   #23
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

no just normal laptops

under 250 and not netbooks

2Gb RAM
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20 Jul 2010   #24
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post

is it good for gaming
It depends on what you mean by 'gaming'.

If that means newer titles (l2006>current) then $250-$300 for an entire setup simply is not enough. Sorry.

Even for a low end AMD based rig you'd be looking at $500 minimum.

Have you considered a 2nd hand machine? Even then, $250-$300 wouldn't get you much.


Is this just the tower, or are you hoping for a monitor included in that price too?
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20 Jul 2010   #25
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just the twoer

I have a 22'' Monitor
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20 Jul 2010   #26
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@Reilly to be honest if you want a decent gamming system with atleast a hd 5670 1gb graphics card runs about $139.00 your system should be atleast $ 600 dollars american and that is just for a decent desktop nothing fancy processor is about $150 to $160 atleast 4 gigs of ram which is about $99 to $120 a new hdd about $60 that would get you atleast 500gb a decent mobo from about $99 to $120 atleast to have some sort of features and a psu from $79 to $90 atleast 600 to 650 watt to assure power and have atleast 2 pci-e conncetions for further upgrades

now if you have a dvd drive and maybe the old hhd may still be of some use \but the pricing and rages i given are just a speculation of what atleast a decent running gaming system should amount too
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20 Jul 2010   #27
smarteyeball

 
 

Do you have any other reusable parts - ie Hard Drives, power supply etc?

Can you build it yourself, or are you hoping for a pre-built machine?

If you can do it yourself, that will lower the cost.


Also, if time permits - is it feasible to save up and buy parts as funds become available? (which unfortunately means waiting longer for a new PC)

From a sheer budget perspective, I'd be looking at an AMD system rather than intel - because AMD is an overall better 'bang for buck' setup. Unfortunately, as already mentioned, $250-$300 will not get you all that close to a 'decent gaming machine'.

For a 22" 1680x1050 monitor, you don't need an uber powerful video card, which helps keep the cost down. So too does the need for a more powerful PSU.

But still, you'd need to factor in the cost of a motherboard + RAM + CPU which will exceed the $300 budget for those components alone.
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20 Jul 2010   #28
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I can build it mysself

how much cheaper is that?
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20 Jul 2010   #29
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@ Reilly as stated before atleast $600 dollar budget the minimum if you want a decent gaming machine
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20 Jul 2010   #30
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
I can build it mysself

how much cheaper is that?
It will save you a bit if you pick parts wisely. It will be a MUCH higher quality though, for sure.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
@ Reilly as stated before atleast $600 dollar budget the minimum if you want a decent gaming machine
That really doesn't answer his question...

~Lordbob
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