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Dell Dimension 9200 and gaming.

By andy444 · 4 replies
Nov 19, 2006
  1. Hi all im new to this and don't know if this is in the rite bit:eek: Anyway i have a dell dimension 3000 which is ok at web surfing but i want to start doing some propper PC gaming. I was looking at the Dell dimension 9200 is this good for the latest games? I have got quite a tight budget as Im hopeing for it for christmas!:D I was looking at the mesh computers which look good but my brother has one and its full of free software and we had to send the hardrive back. I would like a good quality computer that can run all the evreyday things easy but still can play the latest games, but not at a rediculse price! My budget is probs up to £850 if i push it! Hope to hear from you and sorry if this is in the wrong place!
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

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  3. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Andy444, im also currently in the market for a new PC but for £850 your not going to get a high end system for playing games. If you already have a monitor and all your peripherals like keyboards etc id suggest taking a look at sites like or as ive bought systems from both over the years and not had a problem. Recentley though Aria's customer service has taken a nose dive and the last thing I bought from them managed to write off my PC with a powersurge.... loverly!

    Personally im considering an Alienware PC as im not interested in building another, and from the research ive done so far tend to make more capable gaming systems that Dell despite Dell being the parent company however not all of Alienwares customers say good things, just check my thread on the ALX luxury.... for a horrifying count from Rilla.

    One thing I know for sure though is to stay away from Dell... Ive never delt with them personally but from the people I know who have tell me tales that can only be described as dire!

    Hope this helps....
  4. andy444

    andy444 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol! Yeah i had a look at alienware which look sweet but a bit too expensive! The dell i have i rubbish, if i could i would upgrade it! I think i can but i would have to get a new prosseser, motherboard etc so i might as well get a new pc. I would like to spend more on a pc but its for christmas hopefully, so £800 is even pushing it. I would like a pc which is easily upgradable so i dont have to get a new one, but not expenive but can still run the latest games! Probbably impossable? Do you think i should just upgrade my 3000 or get a new one?
  5. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Personally I would get a new one... if building one isnt an issue for you you can probably get a pretty decent system for £800. Id stay clear of upgrading your current system, You could probs get yourself a good system from Aria for that much, like ive said ive only recentley started having problems with them and I could be alone on this.

    Your new machine wont be high end for that price but unless you get grifted you should be able to play all current games without much trouble
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