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!
I dont think any of those are a good deal. You should try to build your own...
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).
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.
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.
hmm, i'd recomend domeone get a DELL over the prices fo thoes systems... Check out the Intel Core 2 systems.
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.