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    Default A good Gaming machine

    Right - when it comes to machine specs I know what's good and what's not. I've been building my own machines for the past 5 years!

    A friend of mine wants to buy a ready built machine for gaming. He wants a ready made machine because:
    1) He lives in Ireland and cant build one himself and I cant build it for him if he's in Ireland.
    2) With pre built systems you usually get the whole bundle as in: you get monitors, keyboards, mice, Operating system Installed and so on.
    3) You get the support option if it goes wrong!

    His budget is around £800, for that i would expect serious graphics card performance, and striped raid setup.

    So I ask you my breatheren! - Other than Alienware, Mesh & Dell can anyone recommend any Manufactureres that specialise in Gaming machines?

    Answers on a postcard......
    Last edited by irishmark; 04-19-2006 at 11:02 AM.

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    Errr, how about an amiga, or a spectrum, err, sorry dunno.

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    How about;

    CPU AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3000 (Winchester) 512kb L2 Cache (939 pin)

    Memory
    2048 MB DDR400 PC3200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)

    Motherboard
    ATI CHIPSET RS482-M: DUAL DDR, SATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI ETC

    USB Options
    SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)

    Hard Drive
    SATA 80 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    Second Hard Drive
    SATA 80 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    RAID
    Stripe (£6)

    DVD ROM/Combi Drive
    16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM
    CD/DVD Writer
    52X 32X 52X CD WRITER

    Graphics Card 1
    256MB GEFORCE 7900GT PCI Express + DVI + DVI + TV-OUT

    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-FI Extreme Music 7.1: £78

    Network Facilities
    10/100 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND - AS STANDARD

    Floppy Drive/Card Reader
    INTERNAL 23 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD FORMAT) (NO FLOPPY)

    Case
    Black Stylish Case + 2 Front USB
    Power Supply & Cooling

    Standard 500W PSU + 80mm Fan (See Case Info)

    All for £781 inc VAT and Delivery.

    Check it out, and build yourelf at http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?page=amdex2
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    Looks great. Very much similar to my video PC, which runs like a charm with Windows XP Pro x64.

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    Ye it's a good price as you are getting a lot of machine there, would need more drive space for video editing but for gaming it's pretty spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeebsy
    How about;

    CPU AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3000 (Winchester) 512kb L2 Cache (939 pin)

    Memory
    2048 MB DDR400 PC3200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)

    Motherboard
    ATI CHIPSET RS482-M: DUAL DDR, SATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI ETC

    USB Options
    SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)

    Hard Drive
    SATA 80 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    Second Hard Drive
    SATA 80 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    RAID
    Stripe (£6)

    DVD ROM/Combi Drive
    16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM
    CD/DVD Writer
    52X 32X 52X CD WRITER

    Graphics Card 1
    256MB GEFORCE 7900GT PCI Express + DVI + DVI + TV-OUT

    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-FI Extreme Music 7.1: £78

    Network Facilities
    10/100 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND - AS STANDARD

    Floppy Drive/Card Reader
    INTERNAL 23 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD FORMAT) (NO FLOPPY)

    Case
    Black Stylish Case + 2 Front USB
    Power Supply & Cooling

    Standard 500W PSU + 80mm Fan (See Case Info)

    All for £781 inc VAT and Delivery.

    Check it out, and build yourelf at http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?page=amdex2
    You wouldn't happen to work for them would you?

    Just a few questions:

    Why not a Venice core Athlon?
    What brand RAM/HDD/Motherboard/DVD/Case/PSU?

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    Lol, no I don't work for them.

    Why not a Venice core Athlon?
    EDITED Ye the venice is only £9 difference (didn't notice that).

    What brand RAM/HDD/Motherboard/DVD/Case/PSU?
    Dunno what do you expect for £800? Although the RAM has lifetime warrenty so I should imagine it would be branded.

    The site Quotes "We only buy our components from leading manufacturers such as IBM, Maxtor, Intel, Asus, Gigabyte etc."
    Last edited by yeebsy; 04-21-2006 at 11:36 PM.
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