PC GAMING? HELP CHOOSING PC?
Question: I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY MOST GAMES AND MOSTLY USE FOR MEDIA CENTRE BUT ONLY HAVE £500.00 WANT TO PLAY WOW AND AGE OF EMPIRES 3 COSSACKS SIMS 2 ETC OPTION 1 Box Contents PC, Keyboard & Mouse Brand Medion Bundle Contains PC Base Unit Only Features of Product This powerful Quad-core multimedia PC comes with the latest high-end AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core processor - 9500. With Microsoft's latest Vista Home Premium operating system and a massive 2GB of DDR2-RAM this really is a hi-tech power house of a PC. Whether it's organising your digital photos, managing your digital music collection, watching a DVD movie or playing the latest 3D games you'll have both the computing power and a huge 500 gigabytes of storage space to complete any task no matter how demanding the application. For gamers the PC includes a powerful nVidia GeForce 8400GS DirectX 10 graphics card which will let you run today's demanding and super detailed PC 3D games designed for Windows Vista. The graphics card even lets you connect the PC to your computer monitor or flat screen TV with the DVI-I or HDMI port (cables not included). PC Built in Webcam No PC Card Reader Yes PC Graphics nVidia GeForce8400GS 256MB incl. DVI + HDMI out PC Hard Drive SATA PC Hard Drive Size in Gb 500GB PC Keyboard Type Wired PC Memory in Mb 2GB PC Mouse Type Wired PC Number of PCI Express Ports 2x PC Number of USB Ports 2x Front & 4 x Rear PC Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium PC Optical Drive Type DVD Dual Layer Rewriter PC Processor AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core PC Processor Bus 3,600MHz PC Processor Cache 4MB L2 PC Processor Model Number 9500 PC Processor Speed 2.2GHz PC Software Load Vista Premium; MS Works 9.0;Nero Burning ROM and Recode 2SE; BullGuard Internet Security (90 day) PC Sound Card Yes PC Spearkers None PC TV Tuner No PC Wi-Fi No OPTION 2 Accessories Included AC Power Adapter, Warranty Registration, Wired keyboard and Ball Mouse Audio Features Yes Brand Acer Bundle Contains PC base unit Card Reader Yes Features of Keyboard Wired Features of Mouse Wired ball Features of Product Stylish and Unique tower design with potential to upgrade. Powerful Intel® Core™ 2 Quad CPU for more demanding application requirements. 3072MB of RAM. 500Gb Hard disk Drive provides ample media storage space. BD-Combo optical drive with NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 Graphics for High Definition viewing ability. Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium for seamless efficiency and superior multimedia experience. Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 up to 1024MB Hard Drive Size 500GB Hard Drive Type SATA Memory 3GB Number of PCI Express Ports 1x PCI Express X16 Slot & 1x PCI Express X1 Slot & 2x PCI Slots Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium Optical Drive DVD Dual Layer Rewriter Optical Drive Blu-ray Compatible Yes Optical Drive HD Compatible Yes Processor Intel Core™ 2 Quad Processor Bus 1066MHz Processor Cache 8Mb L2 Cache Processor Model Number Q6600 Processor Speed 2.40GHz Product Depth 45.5 cm Product Height 37 cm Product Width 18.3 cm Software Load Acer Empowering Technology, CyberLink® PowerDVD®, Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works 8.5, Adobe® Reader®, NTI CD&DVD-Maker™ Gold, McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2008 (60-day trial) TV Tuner No IS THESE GOOD ENOUGH FOR WHAT I WANT
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To be able to play most games, you will probably want a 512Mb graphics card. A 256Mb will also be able to handle most games but a 512 will make sure they all run smoothly. You also probably at least 3Gb of RAM. Just make sure your computer meets the requirements for the games you want to play. You probably want your computer to meet not just the minimum requirements but the recommended ones. If you want the game to run smoothly, aim for the recommended settings. Good luck!
both can run 3d (pretty much all nvidea cards above the 9000 series can) assuming you have the money the first one easily destroys the second. that said if you choose the second it will max out any game on 1080p with 3d active currently so it just depends on how bigger punch you want to give you bank balance
If you really want the best machine for your money, build your own, making sure it meets the requirements for the games you want. However, I would reccomend the first option of the two for the better graphics card. I like AMD for low-budget systems as well because you get more bang for your buck.
I use an Antec V902 and added fans to all the free slots. Great case with the best cable management I have seen and plenty of space for good airflow. It also has washable intake filters. Are you only using the on board sound card? I'd get a good one from creative and go surround sound, but that is just me. I do heavy 3D gaming and don't like to skip. A shortcut I sometimes take when building, depending on prices. Buy your core from a package deal with a good motherboard, HDD, RAM and OS. Then transplant it into another case, replace the PSU, video card, and put in a real sound card. ***EDIT*** Just saw the price range. The Antec costs around $90 I think. Don't go cheap on cooling with that hardware unless you want to watch your video card fry in the first year. You put too much in a small case and you will run too hot without enough air space for good circulation.
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