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Whats a good 1000-1500 pure gaming pc?

By that70sdude
May 13, 2006
  1. Hi everyone, Im looking for a new computer because my old one is turning to C-R-A-P. So i was wondering what is a really good midrange pc maker? All i need is a tower, I have a old lcd 17" and some speakers and a keyboard and mouse. Also, the price range is 1000-1500. And it is pure gaming, i dont care about photo-editing and such just something that can play farcry, WoW, and HL2. Also if its somthing that can last a while, maybe 5 years, or is upgradable, it would be appreciated. SLI ready too plz. :)
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

  3. that70sdude

    that70sdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How about this one?

    Hello, i found this one on the internet. Its seems pretty good and cheap, and i think ill be able to upgrade this in 2 years with a am2 and a dual core cpu. Here are the specs and price. Also is velocity micro a good company?

    Gaming Computers, Custom Gaming PC Systems, PC Gaming Rigs : Gamer's Edge™ 1000 Value Gaming PC
    Base Price: 999.00 Your Price: 1304.00 Weight: 60 lbs

    Case
    GX Black - Velocity Micro Classic Case - Pure Aluminum, matching aluminum drive covers, 2 x 120mm fans

    Power Supply 550 Watt Antec® TRUE POWER 2.0 Quiet Power Supply with 120mm Smart Fan (SLI Certified by NVIDIA) (+$70.00)

    Motherboard Asus® A8N SLI - NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SLI MCP, PCI Express Motherboard with DDR

    AMD® Processor AMD® Athlon™ 64 3800+ Processor, Socket 939

    CPU Cooling AMD® Certified High Performance Heatsink/Fan

    DDR Memory 1024MB PC3200 DDR400 Memory (2x512) (+$60.00)


    PCX Video 256MB eVGA™ NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7600 GT Velocity Micro Performance Edition, PCI-Express, 2 x DVI (+$90.00)

    Video Cooling None

    Video Tuning Basic 3D Video Performance Tuning & Optimization

    Monitor None

    Audio On-Board Integrated Realtek Audio, 7.1 Channel Support

    Speakers None


    Hard Drive 1 160GB Western Digital WD1600JD 7200rpm SATA/150, 8MB Cache

    Optical Drive 1 16x DVD/48x CD-RW Lite On® Combo Drive, Black Bezel

    Optical Drive 2 None

    Floppy Drive & Media Reader 1.44MB Floppy Drive, Black Bezel


    Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000MBps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter

    Network Adapter 2 or WiFi Adapter None

    Modem None

    FireWire 2 Integrated IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports, 1 front & 1 rear

    USB 2.0 Ports 8 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 front & 6 rear (2 rear ports may be unavailable in some configurations due to available resources)


    Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro w/Service Pack 2, complete with original CD (+$70.00)

    Productivity Software None

    Benchmark Software NEW - FutureMark® 3DMark06® Velocity Micro Basic Edition - gaming performance benchmark software

    Security Software None

    Recovery Disk None


    Keyboard Velocity Micro™ Deluxe Multimedia & Internet Keyboard with volume control, custom made by Creative Labs - Black

    Mouse Genuine Microsoft® USB Optical Wheel Mouse - Black

    Power Protection APC® Premium Computer Surge Strip - 6 plugs + telephone (Highly Recommended) (+$15.00)

    T-Shirt FREE Velocity Micro™ Limited Edition T-shirt in Blue, size XL


    Assembly Careful custom hand wiring for maximum air flow, assembled in Richmond, Virginia, USA

    Quality Assurance Individual custom testing for complete system functionality, signed by the system builder and QA inspector

    Documentation Owner's Manual and Accessory Pack

    Installation None

    Warranty** 1 Yr Standard Parts & Labor Ltd Warranty, 1 Yr Regular Business Hours Support, and Depot Repair Service

    Upgrade Plan Velocity Micro Lifetime Upgrade Plan allows you to return your system for maintenance, discounted upgrades, and tuning
     
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