Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:06 PM
Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:02 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:36 AM
Various versions can be seen here in detail:
I'm not a PC Gamer, and I would be clueless as to how to build my own. I love the simplicity of the all-in-one with speakers, monitor and tower in one unit with wireless mouse and keyboard.
Maybe the Apple all-in-one IMac?
Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:53 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:07 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:45 AM
Dell XPS 420:
At just over 2,700 it would come supped up with:
Intel? Core?2 Q6700 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.66Hz,1066FSB)
Windows Vista Ultimate
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs
750GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
24 inch E248WFP Entry Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor
nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
That set-up would allow you to play any current-gen game (Crysis too) and most next-gen games as far as I know. It comes with a Blu-ray player, and since HD-DVD is dead it is a nice feature. It has a 24 inch monitor, and 2.66 GHz is great. But if this doesnt fit your price range you can always downgrade some stuff HERE
That to me though is a great deal at a great price!
Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:48 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:51 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:34 PM
Any brand-name PC is overpriced. You can usually save hundreds, if not thousands, by doing it yourself. Brand-name PC's are only good if you're not willing to open your mind to something different and refuse to learn just a little bit about the inside of a PC. As long as you go with a good supplier (Newegg is the one I use), you can't go wrong.
XPS is overpriced imo...
Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:45 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:17 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:32 PM
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129154 - $89.99
MoBo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121059 - $229.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115028 - $269.99
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814500006 - $259.00
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341002 - $134.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145194 - $139.00
DVD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151154 - $33.99
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822145167 - $269.99
Sound: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829271003 - $174.99
Floppy: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16821103116 - $7.99
I will be honest with you, though. Now is a really bad time to buy a new machine. With the new 45nm Penryn's just around the corner, the advent of DDR3 system memory, and nVidia's 9800 series launching soon, you're basically screwing the pooch big time if you buy now. I'd wait for a couple months before I bought, but if it absolutely can't wait, I'd recommend the above rig. Hope this helps a little.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:35 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:31 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:00 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:36 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:13 AM
You're going to be looking at an early to mid-summer release for both the 9X00 series and the Penryn Dual Cores. DDR3 should've matured by that time as well, so if you can bear the wait, I'd say stick it out until summer. If you don't decide to do bleeding edge then, you can still fall back to the parts that are the best now and save yourself hundreds.
Extremely unlikely Ivan.
Drew, I could wait a couple months, any time frames for those events you mentioned?
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