I am into gaming on the pc. however i am not great with technology, could anyone tell me if this sort of rig is uptogetherish with games that are coming out nowadays?
Base Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache) Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 including Media Memory 4096MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048] Keyboard Uk/Irish Internal Keyboard (QWERTY) Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 8400M GS with 128MB dedicated graphic memory Hard Drive 320GB (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
To me the processor seems to be lacking a bit, or am i wrong, thanks muchly.
The CPU and RAM are fine. A T8300 won't rival a more powerful desktop CPU in terms of number crunching, but it's more than enough for games. The problem you'll have is that the 8400M GS is awful for gaming, which brings up a question:
Do you really need a laptop?
Not necessarily need a laptop, and they are more expensive, but it would save hassle having one.
What makes it awful for gaming?
It's better than some onboard junk from Intel, but it's a low end card and won't perform well unless you play older games exclusively. At the very minimum you want an 8600M GT for gaming.
Ok well would something like this be better, about £200 more but hopefully worth it?
Base Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Processor Q6600 (2.40Ghz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB cache) Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English Memory 4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024] Keyboard Logitech MX3200 Cordless Keyboard and Laser Mouse - Leading edge design, one-touch media controls Monitor 20in E207WFP WIDESCREEN UK/Irish Black (1680 x 1050) TCO99 DVI-D Video Card DUAL SLI 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card Hard Drive Hard Drive 750 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Yeah, that would be far better for gaming.
Ok Thanks Again For Your Help, Is The New One I Posted Going To Be Compatible With New Games Such As Crysis And Newer?
It Would Be A Shame Not To Have A Laptop But Due To The Fact That I Would Pretty Much Be Using It Solely For Gaming I Need Something That Works, Haha. ;)
I'm not completely sure, but over the past few days, I've heard the Radeon 4870 has some of the best performance out there, and is only between $200-$300, so it would be a better deal, and should be able to run Crysis on full settings with ok performance.
JuvinilleFrog;4555759Ok Thanks Again For Your Help, Is The New One I Posted Going To Be Compatible With New Games Such As Crysis And Newer?
The new one you posted would run Crysis (etc.) great.
As mentioned above, the ATI 4870 is a better video card, but the 9800GTX is no slouch.
You should be fully satisfied gaming on that desktop rig. :)
Oblivious;4556467 As mentioned above, the ATI 4870 is a better video card, but the 9800GT is no slouch.
9800GT= 8800GT< 4870