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what pc spec

fingermouse Jun 5, 2007

  1. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    well it looks like I ned to build a new pc or thats what iveconvinced myself to do lol

    Normally get my stuff from ccl computers but as this pc is a 1.9 amd things have moved on a bit.

    so what should I build ??? (opens up a can of worms)

    not willing to pay for the latest spec normally go for best bang per buck

    looked at the e6600 etc
    graphics cards a a nightmare want something to play TFC probally TFC2 and poss the new c&c game when I get time lol

    any recommendations welcome
  2. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

    What is TFC & TFC2?

    I always advise a build for peeps on what they will be using the mc for. If you looking for good mid-range graphics with support for the DirectX 10, for the the 8600 GTS/GTX. They will run all modern and old games at good levels of details with decent FPS (framesPerSecond). Altough i have run the new C&C 3 DEMO on my old 7300GT but didnt look that bad.

    I would try to run 2 GB minimum of memory.

    A processor with at lest 2.5GHz. If your talking about dual core dont bother unless your going to run Vista. As XP doesnt use the CPU correctly compaired to Vista.

    Hard Drives just get as big as you can within your budget. They dont amke much odds.

    Motherboard - make sure you get one with a PCI-Express graphics card slot. As AGP is old school now. Also if you look about MSI have started punting motherboards with HDMI ports for Full HD when you connect it to a TV or whatever.
  3. nickel101

    nickel101 Member

    first up you need a budget... then you can decide what to get. :) and get best value for the money..


    i use this site alot..
  4. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    thanks for the replys ...

    TFC = teamfortress and online game from the game halflife

    Was looking at dual core but might not be worth it as im not touching Vista for another year or so.

    I burn quite a lot of discs if that makes any odds.

    don`t like MSI as I had a lot of problems with one of their motherboards although they may be better now.

    budget hmmmmmm 3-400 quid + operating system probally or I might just take the xp pro off one of my older systems.
  5. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

    If you have xp pro already dont bother buyin a new one

    £400. will get you a pretty decent system assuming you dont need a monitor etc as u already have that right?

    All depends whether u want strictly new components or wanna ebay it - ive built a few systems from ebay parts and never had much of a problem. Of course if you buy new then you'll have a valid warranty and some sort of comeback if it fails a month down the line
  6. ScoobyA4

    ScoobyA4 ding dang do

    "+ operating system probally or I might just take the xp pro off one of my older systems"

    why buy? Take XP off your old one, the license will carry over if you are really that bothered! dont know why you dont want Vista. i find it a lot more stable than XP, but hey! each to their own! (plus i wont pay for an OS if i can!)

    www.microdirect.co.uk is good and cheap for parts.
  7. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

    For gaming Vista is still in its infancy so the drivers for the gfx hardware are not has as good one of the PC magazines done a test and Vista was about 10% in terms of FPS behind XP. As XP has been out for years they are tweaked and changed to get the best out of them from th OS.

    Vista is good though I didnt like it at first but there are alot of good features and bad ones. They have went overload on the eye candy.

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