I'm getting a computer
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:07 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:35 PM
Alot of the manufacturers screw you over with no way to upgrade the video card. Do not get a pc with onboard graphics it simply sucks and they are trash. Many many people mess up that way and expect to play call of duty 2 with onboard graphics. We have gotten it here so many times its not even funny.
Its okay to get a manufactured pc with onboard graphics and with a pci express 16x slot. Then right when you buy it you will have to spend roughly around $200 for a gamers video card to put in it. If your into gaming be prepared to spend around $200 minimum for a quality video card.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:39 PM
In the end the custom pc will be alot more quality and still cheaper than dell would be, even faster possibly.
Manufacturers use cheap motherboards..
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:40 PM
They also fob you off with the cheapo HDD from the batches that are more suspect alot of the time so he drives last until the warranty is out and promptly fail, HP do that a fair bit and a company called Advent an tiny do it too, Sony actually make decent computers however they dont update the range often enough and they are expensive. You dont want a dell for gaming dell make nice pcs if all you do is office and internet but they are sorely lacking in what they think a gaming pc should have in it.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:43 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:49 PM
Edited by warriorscot, 15 January 2006 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:55 PM
Thats an AGP card its an old socket you dont want a new pc with an AGP socket as its essentialy dead now you wouldnt be able to upgrade it to a new gfx card in this generation or in thnext gen of DX10 cards the fastest you would be able to get is x850XT pe and those wll be expeinsive by that time and while they are till good now they wont ne in 6 months and you will be stuck
??? So... you're saying it's not a good idea because I can't upgrade my vid card?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:04 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:11 PM
Custom doesnt mean expensive it means custom, as in custom to my budget, my full system was under £900 with the monitor. And i had a system picked for £600 before when i had less money.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:24 PM
It comes configured at that price of $599 after rebate. With 256mb ddr2 ram and integrated graphics, small harddrive. Its not worth it really... You have a choice of the 6600gt which is pci express I looked but that pc is not worth it.
With 1gb of ram and better burner and better video card it still comes to over $900....
256mb ram sucks even though the memory is ddr2.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:26 PM
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