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Breakaway35
01-19-2006, 07:59 AM
You guys understand pc specs and stuff way better than I do so can you tell me if this pc is any good at playing high spec games like EAW and BFME etc

woops - heres the link
http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/9201409/wo/gm2lzmSnZCeM2E0kr9S1IaAV8em/0.SLID?mco=8C895BA7&nclm=iMac

ChAiNz.2da
01-19-2006, 08:36 AM
well.. considering it's a MAC.. you'll be very limited in the games available to play (not sure if E@W is one of them).

I have a MAC (2 actually) and they're good computers.. but if you're wanting a "gaming" PC, I'd urge you to not choose an iMac.. yah, it pains me to say that.. hehehe :xp:

I <3 Macs

DarthMaulUK
01-19-2006, 08:38 AM
EaW wont work on Macs, at this moment in time

DMUK

Breakaway35
01-19-2006, 08:57 AM
I had a feeling that games wouldn't work on a Mac. Trying to find a decent computer that doesn't hit well over a grand is difficult

robotsonic
01-19-2006, 09:08 AM
you do get some games for macs. i'm fairly sure that Jedi Academy and maybe even Galactic Battlegrounds came out for mac, but you'll never get a mac to run a game as well the pc version.

http://www.alienware.com/Product_Pages/desktop_all_gaming.aspx

i'm not sure where in the world you are, but both in the UK and US alienware do decent packages for under a grand. and you know then that you're getting a decent machine.

DarthMaulUK
01-19-2006, 09:10 AM
You could probably by a crap Dell PC for £400 then replace the cheapo graphics card and RAM for no more than £200 - giving you a decent PC for the money

DMUK

ActofWar
01-19-2006, 02:51 PM
I had a feeling that games wouldn't work on a Mac. Trying to find a decent computer that doesn't hit well over a grand is difficult

I don't know if this will help you, it depends if you live in the UK or not

If you do try this place.

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?page=formindex

Your able to customise the base Unit / tower to what you what inside, graphics/memory/hard drive etc

you'll be supprised as the cost as well :)

But like i said you need to live in the UK for it to be any good for you.

Breakaway35
01-19-2006, 03:40 PM
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/568_306401.html

how about that computer? And I jst switch the graphics card and obv buy speakers.

ActofWar
01-19-2006, 03:51 PM
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/568_306401.html

how about that computer? And I jst switch the graphics card and obv buy speakers.

I persume you what a gamer computer....

If i were you get at least 300gb hard drive, with 2mb of RAM.

The DVD rewiter, if you do do any rewiting, i would get a 16x Dual Layer.

Other than the graphics card, which you already pointed out. and them i just said.

Its not a bad machine. But i would suggest that you get a different Monitor in my exsprice Emachine's are more trouble than there worth.

Breakaway35
01-19-2006, 05:01 PM
what about this one?
http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Aurora/aurora_features.aspx?SysCode=PC-AURORA-5500-R2&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

forget it. after i customised it, it was like $2000!!!

Breakaway35
01-19-2006, 05:30 PM
k what about this one at the cost of 976 quid

CPU
AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT X2 3800 512K L2 Cache (Special Offer)

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

Motherboard
ASUS® A8N-E: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI etc

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

Hard Drive
SATA II 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache

Second Hard Drive
NONE

RAID
NONE

DVD ROM/Combi Drive
16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM

CD/DVD Writer
52X 32X 52X CD WRITER

Graphics Card 1
128MB GEFORCE 6600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

Graphics Card 2
NONE

Sound Card
SoundBlaster Audigy SE 7.1 24-bit (Digital & Analogue): £16

Modem
56K MODEM

Network Facilities
10/100/1000 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND

Floppy Drive/Card Reader
1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Case
Stylish Black X-Plode Case + 2 Front USB

Power Supply & Cooling
Silent 400W PSU + 80mm internal Fan (£11) (Recommended)

Operating System required
NONE

Firewire & Video Editing
NONE

Monitor
17 INCH SILVER/BLACK CRT MONITOR: 1280 X 1024 RES. (£75)

Keyboard
NONE

Mouse
NONE

Speakers
CREATIVE INSPIRE 5.1 P5800 SPEAKER SYSTEM (£40)

Printer
NONE

Anti-Virus
NORTON ANTI-VIRUS 2006 (£19)

Office Software
NONE

TV Card
DIGITAL TV CARD (TV/Radio/Remote/Pause Live TV) (Special: £32)

Warranty
1 Year Return-to-Base Warranty + 1 Month Free Collect & Return

DarthMaulUK
01-19-2006, 07:14 PM
thats more like it

DMUK