What do you guys think about this price for a gaming PC?

By haidar ยท 5 replies
Apr 20, 2009
  1. hi everyone
    im thinking of buying a gaming computer and found a computer shop he had this on for sale:

    it has
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0ghz)
    Asus P5Q SE Motherboard
    Geforce 9800gt Super 1gb
    7.1 CH HD Audio on Board
    4gb kingston DDR2 800
    Icute SL0701-4G-BB with 500 True Watt PSU
    500gb SATA 2 HDD
    Gigabit LAN on board
    22 * DVD Burner Dual Layer

    it is on for $999 australian currency

  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Great parts, although depending on the resolution, you may want a more powerful video card. The 9800GT is good for anything upto 1440x900 IMO. Beyond that, performance starts to drop, assuming you have maxed out all the image quality options.

    Also, the PSU that comes with the case is trash. Get a better one. My cousin's husband bought a PC with that PSU and it turned out that it was rated for 500W at 24C, and actually put out around 300W or so when he tested it with a Kill-A-Watt. The efficiency is pretty rubbish (probably due to lack of Active PFC) and it has been phased out, since the manufacturer's site no longer displays it. I advise getting this PSU as a great option for a really good price.

    Everything else looks fine.
  3. haidar

    haidar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    ok thankyou very much for you reply it helped me a lot

    by the way what graphics card is better
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The ATI Radeon HD 4850 should be your first choice. A GeForce 9800GTX+ would be the best alternative to the Radeon card.

    Go for whichever is cheapest.
  5. oohhzaarrs

    oohhzaarrs TS Rookie

    even better

    well you know if you already have a computer you can actually\
    get software and get XP
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

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