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Gaming PC upgrade advice please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by colz1234, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. colz1234

    colz1234 Bit Poster

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    I need a new PC, i may still wait a couple more months just to see if prices will fall a bit

    Use it mostly for gaming really, so need a bit of power

    I dont really want to spend any more then £350 - £400, allowing another £100 or so for a decent graphics card

    Have been looking at something of this spec

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-9654G

    or

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754A

    Dont have a clue what graphics card to get, something like this

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Graphics-Nvidia/NvidiaGTX260Series/Gainward/42601833606123.html

    or

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Graphics-ATI/ATIHD5700Series/Novatech/57701GB.html

    Do certain graphics cards work better with certain processors, like nvidea works better with AMD, ATI works better with intel?? or is this not relevant?

    Are those prices ok or is there cheaper places to buy?

    Already have hard drive, cd/dvd drive, decent sound card, monitor, etc

    What are peoples opinions? Thanks
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    For your budget you are only going to get a low to mid range pc for gaming and you must allow for a better power supplies since the ones that come with bundled prebuilt system are usally crap brands.

    As for graphics card question I have always had the feeling that Nvidia cards work better with Intel processors and Ati with AMD and since AMD own Ati there could be a truth with that.

    It's also like Nvida motherboards don't work particualarly well with Intel CPUs.

    If I were I would save up till you have double your budget and get a better gaming system.
     
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