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Graphics card advice please (and on Mesh)

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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
'm seriously thinking of buying one of these

http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=112747

has anyone had any experience of Mesh?

Also, I want to use it to watch football online. Is it worth spending an extra £100 to change the RAM from 1024MB TO 2048mb?

Or would I be better upgrading the graphics card? (or doing both?)

It comes with a 256MB Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator integrated (SMA)
however I can upgrade as follows -

512MB DDR2 nVIDIA GeForce 7300GS - TV out- DVI - PCIe (256Mb SMA)[upg £ 45.00]
256MB nVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS - DVI,HDTV & TV-Out - PCI-Express[upg £ 75.00]
256MB nVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT - Dual DVI,HDTV & TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express[upg £ 105.00]

All advice gratefully received!
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
first point the psu is a bit weak 250w?,secondly antone looking to buy a new desktop should consider the core 2 duo,core duo is old techology now.

as for ram 2gb is only really needed if you play battlefield or use photo editing such as photoshop,but there are plenty of articles about for you to read.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/2gb-ram.html

personally i have 1gb and its usually the cpu or gpu that holds me back.
#2
So what is your budget happybhoy?...there may be better systems out there but of course Mesh have sacrificed to include the widescreen TFT at this price...I'd certainly consider the 7600gt upgrade if you want to play the latest games.

Mesh have a good reputation from my experience and if I recall you get a three year parts and labour warranty?
#3
currychops
So what is your budget happybhoy?...there may be better systems out there but of course Mesh have sacrificed to include the widescreen TFT at this price...I'd certainly consider the 7600gt upgrade if you want to play the latest games.

Mesh have a good reputation from my experience and if I recall you get a three year parts and labour warranty?


I'm looking to get as much for my money as I can (aren't we all??!!), budget is £500-£600.
#4
Not had any personal experience of mesh but noticed quite a few negative reviews of them.
eg : http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/misc-systems/mesh-computers-1/reviews
#5
Intel Core 2 DUO LGA775 is the way forward.

have a lok at this link, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Intel_LGA775_Bundles.html

the 3rd one down is a damn good price £ for bang..if you already have some parts then this is the way forward. then choose a damn fine video card!!

HTH :thumbsup:
#6
PS. Invest in a good PSU if the budget can stretch to it try and get a nice true power one. intel boards/cpus Dont conssuem as much power as AMD chipsets but saying that you should probably get a 450w+ PSU

HTH
#7
If you want to play any games and this includes even older titles then avoid the integrated solution at all costs. The "256MB Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator integrated (SMA)" will probably be sharing the main memory, so your 1gb or ram will be used for shared video ram. The thing to remember is that the integrated video chips are the cheapest they can get away with and are only designed as a 'business' graphics solution, i.e powerpoint and the odd dvd are the things they are really designed to handle.

The 7600 GT looks good. You will need a better PSU, 450w+ would be best otherwise you will have stability issues from a lack of power at times.
#8
http://www.computerbuyer.co.uk/labs/187/core-2-duo-base-units/products.html

this base unit has an excellent review...of course you will need to add a monitor....over budget but you'll find it diificult to get a top end PC for £600 inclusive of a widesceen monitor.

Also have a look on [url]www.pcnextday.co.uk[/url] their systems usually get high ratings.
http://www.computerbuyer.co.uk/labs/187/core-2-duo-base-units/products.html
Also look at the reviews at the above link.

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