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matt__1998

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Hi guys, I just bought a custom built PC from the Cougar Systems website and wanted to know what you guys thought of it. Im hoping to be able to run games like battlefield 2, COD 4 etc........its a budget option, and i know it wont deliver the best performance on games like these, but at least if it can run them adequately ill be happy :)

here are the specs:

Processor - Sempron athlon 2.6GHz L2 1024k cache
RAM - 2GB Kingston DDR2 667
HD - 80GB SATA Hard Drive
Video Card - 1024Mb 8500GT Nvidia DDR DVI
Motherboard - AM2 - MSI K9VGM-V 2XDIMM / DDR2 800
O/S - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Inc SP2


thoughts??
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Nothing special in all honesty. It'll work and do stuff but if you're happy with it then that's all that matters :)
The 8500GT is so far down the "pecking order" in terms of performance, it's only just above the minimum graphical requirements for Call of Duty 4 alone. It's very much a budget card as things go, however you do get what you pay for.
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cheers neil, yeh as i say, its very much a budget buy, got the whole setup (inc. monitor etc.) for £400. Realise i could have got a better deal by buying parts seperately etc. but im just too [bleep] lazy

nice one mate
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cheers neil, yeh as i say, its very much a budget buy, got the whole setup (inc. monitor etc.) for £400. Realise i could have got a better deal by buying parts seperately etc. but im just too [bleep] lazy

nice one mate


Hi, I know you want to make it as cheap as possible, but if you can spend a little bit more on cheapest dual-core AMD processor that you can find, I'd say it much worth it.. :)
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strange you should say...i called up cougar today and hustled them for some better components...new specs are:

2GB Corsair DDR2-800 ram
512 8600GT vid. card
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
...and the rest is same as above

all for the same price, think its an alright deal. What you reckon?
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strange you should say...i called up cougar today and hustled them for some better components...new specs are:

2GB Corsair DDR2-800 ram
512 8600GT vid. card
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
...and the rest is same as above

all for the same price, think its an alright deal. What you reckon?


That's a lot better.. but does your new deal includes Windows XP Home Edition too? :)
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sure does! :)
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