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Will this pc gaming tower run the latest pc games?

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July 19, 2010 10:35:47 AM

Ive been searching around and come across this

# Choice of EZ Cool H550 OR Gigabyte GZ-X6 & Other Cases
# AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad Core CPU
# Asus M2N68-AM Plus Motherboard
# Choice of ATI HD 4650 1GB OR nVidia 9500GT 1GB PCI Express Graphics Card
# 4GB Crucial PC6400 800MHz DDR2 Ram
# 500GB 7200rpm SATA II Hard Drive
# 22x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter
# Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
# Onboard 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet - Broadband Ready
# Standard 500W PSU
# 2 Years Return To Base Warranty
# Also known as AMD PC / Phenom PC / Quad Core

It costs £459 is there anything that would stop me playing new games like; Singularity / ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead.

If the Tower I suggested wouldnt be able to run these games at high specs, what would you suggest upgrading?

The website is here http://www.arbico.co.uk/Featured-Deals-p-1-c-327.html it is the first Computer Tower you see it costs £459.00

Thanks

Scott
July 19, 2010 10:48:57 AM

Yeah, the 4650 or the 9500GT would stop you.

That build is crap except for the CPU. The CPU is the ONLY item worth a crap
July 19, 2010 10:51:10 AM

Ok thanks for the fast reply, is there any Towers you could suggest for me for under £600 that would play the latest games, I don't know how to build a pc up so that is not an option.
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July 19, 2010 10:53:10 AM

For some reason I can't edit my recent post.. By play the latest games I mean by running smoothly and having GOOD fps to play with..
July 19, 2010 11:11:24 AM

No one is born with the knowledge to build a PC.

What you'll find though is that it's much easier than you imagine it to be.
July 19, 2010 11:13:19 AM

Thats true just remembered my brother can build them but still im stumped on what i'll need to run games smoothly etc, I have a budget of £500 - £600, would that be enough for what i'm asking for? Being able to play the latest pc games.
July 19, 2010 11:17:22 AM

Better get the parts individually and put them all together. Other than the CPU, I hope you have the rest of the parts like mouse, keyboard, monitor and the rest
July 19, 2010 12:14:35 PM

Yeah I have everything else, the Tower I have now cant handle games and I miss gaming lol, so do you think £500 - £600 will cut it for a good tower able to run NEW pc games?
July 19, 2010 12:28:37 PM

With that pc you wont be able to play the new games, but you can play old games.
If you want to play new games on high you need a budget of 1000.
If you have a case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, software you can buy a good pc for +-600.
July 19, 2010 12:32:20 PM

btw this site rips you off, these arent gaming pc, these are more for people who are old or for people that dont play games. Try other sites!
July 19, 2010 12:35:41 PM

Lets see...

You can go for:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3
4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
Corsair TX650W PSU.
GTX470.
CM HAF-X cabinet

Don't know these prices in UK. So check them out. I hope i didnt miss out on anything.
July 19, 2010 12:52:58 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Lets see...

You can go for:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3
4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
Corsair TX650W PSU.
GTX470.
CM HAF-X cabinet

Don't know these prices in UK. So check them out. I hope i didnt miss out on anything.

Where do you buy these stuff, in belgium i need to pay like 1100€ for it XD.
July 19, 2010 12:58:40 PM

its sad how they try to rip ppl off in this site, dont buy anything from it man

build it up yourself its quite easy and if you cant get someone tech you know to build it for you and give him 30 pounds or something
July 19, 2010 1:03:51 PM

Wouldn't 1100 euro come to something around 600 to 650 pounds?
July 19, 2010 1:32:06 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Wouldn't 1100 euro come to something around 600 to 650 pounds?


wow you are really underestimating the euro, 1100 euro would come to 930 pounds

alternatively 650 pounds is about 770 euros

source: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/
July 19, 2010 1:58:16 PM

Yea that build is crap... you might get away with playing age of empires at full graphics lol, but not the lastest games... buy this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... . If you can sum up $750 ($729 plus shipping and handling) man, trust me this is the best deal you will get for a pre-built computer with a decent graphics card. Buying a $600 PC is not worth it if you want to run the latest games bro.
July 19, 2010 3:08:37 PM

There is a guide on this website about how to build you pc, just buy the parts and put them together!
Just post which parts you are going to use and we will say if it is good.
July 20, 2010 2:00:37 PM

blink180heights said:
Yea that build is crap... you might get away with playing age of empires at full graphics lol, but not the lastest games... buy this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... . If you can sum up $750 ($729 plus shipping and handling) man, trust me this is the best deal you will get for a pre-built computer with a decent graphics card. Buying a $600 PC is not worth it if you want to run the latest games bro.


would anyone else agree that this is a good pc? In my currency its only £500 it's a very good price for me.
July 20, 2010 3:15:06 PM

I think you should save a little more because even this pc wont run all the new games.
July 20, 2010 4:12:51 PM

scottpwr said:
would anyone else agree that this is a good pc? In my currency its only £500 it's a very good price for me.


no its not a good PC at all and it surely wont play any games on high settings, you are better off listening to my advice and build your own PC and get someone to put it together for you I dont know why you think thats difucult honestly
July 21, 2010 12:10:21 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Wouldn't 1100 euro come to something around 600 to 650 pounds?


It used to be a long time ago! Same way dollar was.


Scottpwr I was in the same boat as you, I wanted to buy a new PC for around your budget to play latest games on high settings, but if you actually sit down and research it, you'll see its just not possible for that price. Without a monitor etc you're looking at over £800 for an OK prebuilt system.

I can't recommend any but PC Pro, one of the biggest PC mags in UK has an A List of the best prebuilt rigs and they test them pretty rigorously.

Check this out:

Chillblast Fusion Midgard review

It's 900 quid but you could build it yourself for considerably less - make sure you look at the benchmarks tab in the review too.

Wired2Fire Hellspawn Ultima review

That ones £704 including a monitor mouse and keyboard - but you can probably remove those on the Wired2Fire website.

I reckon theres an error in their crysis benchmark for this Wired2Fire system though! Even if it is on low settings and low res it couldnt be over twice the FPS of the Chillblast system!
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