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#1 11 years ago

I'm relatively new to the gaming community and I'm loking for my first dedicated gaming PC as my two current ones aren't nearly powerful enough to handle the games I want. My budget is no more than AU$3000. I'm looking at these two pre-built systems: http://www.xgamer.com.au/index.php?fileName=ULTIMATE.Zeus OR http://www.xgamer.com.au/index.php?fileName=ULTIMATE.Viper Since this is my first gaming system, should I just purchase the pre-built or build my own? Are these systems adequate for decent gaming? All up, which one is the way to go? I am willing to look at other systems on that site so just tell me which one I should select. Thanks!




vikke-viking

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#2 11 years ago

I dont think any of those are a good deal. You should try to build your own...




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#3 11 years ago

Both of those systems are pretty lousy, epsically for the prices.

For $3000 AUD, you want to get: An Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2 gigs of ram An Nvidia 7950GT or better video card.

The website that you link to (xgamer.com.au dosen't have any computers with the newest parts (namely the Core 2 Duo).




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#4 11 years ago

Ok thanks. Are you saying that an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor would be better for gaming? In that case I would make my own. I would just need to know the compatabilities. I have a site to make my own, I just need to know the parts to get eg, how many fans, CPU cooler etc.

Can I please have a list of the kind of things I need to get and/or which parts are best for under AUD$3000.

Thanks




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#5 11 years ago

If you want a core 2 you of course need a core 2 compateble motherboard. Not every socket 775 is a core 2 motherboard so you need to check around and see whats compatible. If you are overcloking and dont like alot of noise I whould get a beter cooler then the boxsed on. Something like zalman etc.




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#6 11 years ago

hmm, i'd recomend domeone get a DELL over the prices fo thoes systems... Check out the Intel Core 2 systems.




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#7 11 years ago

You might do well taking a look at Dell, like Dragokatzov said.

Specifically, their XPS line of desktops. You'll find some good Intel Core 2 Duo systems there.