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Will these pc specs make a very good gaming system?

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August 23, 2009 9:28:04 AM

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GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD G31M-ES2L

INTEL CORE 2 DUO Processor 3.2Ghz VERY FAST!!!

1GB ATI RADEON HD4650 GRAPHIC CARD

4GB DDR2 800 KINGSTON RAM

500GB SEAGATE SATA HARD DRIVE

22x LG DVD BURNER

WINDOWS 7 PREINSTALLED! (HEAPS BETTER THAN WINDOWS VISTA)

DVB TV TUNER CARD(optional @ $50 upgrade0


5.1 SURROUND SOUND CARD


CASE AND 700W POWER SUPPLY

MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SUPPLIED

64 BIT SYSTEM
$650aus brand new pc
August 23, 2009 9:37:02 AM

The GPU (4650) is holding that system a little back but it depends on what max resolution you would like to play games with. Newer titles will give an headache at 1680x1050 and above on that card and you couldn't use max settings.
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August 23, 2009 9:37:31 AM

If buying a complete system I'd either go for a PhenomII, an i7 or wait for the i5.

Also, the HD4650 isn't really that good for gaming.

Finally, I'm guessing this is copied from the supplier as it says "INTEL CORE 2 DUO Processor 3.2Ghz VERY FAST!!!", but although that CPU is not that bad, it is not very fast by todays standards.
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August 23, 2009 10:17:25 AM

selea said:
The GPU (4650) is holding that system a little back but it depends on what max resolution you would like to play games with. Newer titles will give an headache at 1680x1050 and above on that card and you couldn't use max settings.

thank you very much for your advice selea
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August 23, 2009 10:30:46 AM

Devastator_uk said:
If buying a complete system I'd either go for a PhenomII, an i7 or wait for the i5.

Also, the HD4650 isn't really that good for gaming.

Finally, I'm guessing this is copied from the supplier as it says "INTEL CORE 2 DUO Processor 3.2Ghz VERY FAST!!!", but although that CPU is not that bad, it is not very fast by todays standards.

thanks for your advice,your right it is the suppliers info there,they tell me i can upgrade the graphics card to a 9600GT for extra $70aus,but they dont give me anymore info,do you know this graphics card,is it better than the ati HD 4650 for gaming,i appreciate any advice thanks
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August 23, 2009 10:44:26 AM

A 9600 GT is relatively better in some benchmarks (not much difference however) but if you can spare a little more money I will go with an ATI 4870 (or also 4850) that performance/price wise is one of the best cards you can buy today. That will make you play games very nicely without any hassle with that config.

It also depends on the budget you have and what you really want. If you have a limited budget and you want to play games nicely at resolutions of 1600x1200 and below than also a 9600 GT (or a 4650) will suffice (forgetting max/high settings). If you can buy a 4870 (or 4850) it will be all another gaming story however. You will have much less trouble with newer games about to exit. I suggest you to try to find a little more cash for one of those two (the 4870 is obviously better, but the 4850 is a good card too, much better than a 9600GT).

In the case your budget is not limited and you can spend about 1.000$ I will go with a Phenom II (cost less and you can buy more potent hardware) or i7 system (better as a whole but pricer) that is much better and more future proof.
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August 23, 2009 10:49:50 AM

selea said:
A 9600 GT is better but if you can spare a little more money I will go with an ATI 4870 (or also 4850) that performance/price wise is one of the best you can buy. That will make you play games very nicely.

It also depends on the budget you have and what you really want. If you have a limited budget and you want to play games nicely at resolutions of 1600x1200 and below than also a 9600 GT will suffice (not with max settings). If you can buy a 4870 (or 4850) it will be all another gaming story however. You will have much less trouble with newer games about to exit. I suggest you to try to find a little more cash for one of those two (the 4870 is obviously better, but the 4850 is a good card too, much better than a 9600GT).

In the case your budget is not limited and you can spend about 1.000$ I will go with a Phenom II (cost less and you can buy more potent hardware) or i7 system (better as a whole but pricer) that is much better and more future proof.

ok,thank you for all your advice,it is very helpful coz my knowledge of pc gear is limitedmthanks
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August 23, 2009 10:58:08 AM

mrclownface said:
ok,thank you for all your advice,it is very helpful coz my knowledge of pc gear is limitedmthanks


You're welcome. I suggest you to read these two articles:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-radeon-gefor...

The first one is to find the best GPU with the budget you have. The second one is an article on mainstream GPUs that will give you an idea of the low-end sector performance.

This way you can make an oculated choice.
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