How is this for a computer?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by xcalibur, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    proc: E8400,
    mobo: P35-DS3L,
    HDD: 500GB hitachi,
    ram: 2GB (2x1 GB) patriot,
    PSU: 480W Xilence gaming PSU,
    graphics: 8800GT g15 MB,
    monitor: 22" LGW2252TQ,
    Case: antec 300 gaming case,
    speakers: Logitech X530,
    Keyboard: logitech 600 media keyboard,
    mouse: MS intellimouse,
    DVD Drive: Samsung SH-S203.

    All for about £711.20 incl VAT or about ~$1450

    I'm going to use this mainly for watching films and gaming. What do you think?
  2. WildWon


    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2008
    United States
    8-Bit Heaven
    Thats not a computer! THIS is a computer!
  3. kokiri_link

    kokiri_link GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    Ah ive seen youve played knifey putey before mate. Yeah looks good Xcalibur! Any chance of any more ram? Especially if your gonna be using vista.
  4. n3rd

    n3rd Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    for watching film is good

    but for gaming ... depend what type of gaming a oldschool players usually do his computer himself

    1: don't take wireless controllers (keyboard or mouse) choose a gaming mouse the more popular are razer but they do too much different models for me .. logitech G9 is the gaming mouse of logitech actually it have a cool thing is the scroll can be free roll (soz I'm don't native english speaker ....) microsoft do gaming mouse but they are create by razer and manufactured by microsoft some other gaming mouse exist but I think logitech G9 and some razer are the most taken now

    2: don't take low cost product especially if you are beginner in computer science, doing memtest or other think like this to find defect material can be not easy as it can seem

    3: find a good shop where there can give you advice on the product if you're a beginner or read some magazines about that

    4: find a guide "how to build my computer on the net" or pay the shop to build your computer

    If you wanna play some "professionnal games" like counter strike or other you don't specifficaly need a monster of power but you need -the more low lantency screen you find (CRT is the better but .....)
    -gaming mouse with decent DPI (no need of 4000 with a normal screen) and with 1000hz ultrapolling
    -normal keyboard is good but no wireless if you plan to play some emulators with your keyboard verify your keyboard has some anti-ghosting capabilitie
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    Very expensive here, but it isn't a bad setup (great monitor) - the 430w PSU is not enough, methinks. I've gamed on the basic MS mouse, and I haven't noticed a difference since getting a Logitech MX510
  6. Commander

    Commander GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    That power supply will not be enough at peak loads.
    Nice monitor but I would recommend going up to 24" and getting a Samsung Syncmaster.

    Is the HDD a Hitachi/IBM Aka HGST or just Hitachi?

    ~ Commander