I have had my lovable, if not very handsome, adorable, even if not very chatty yet most patient CPU for 2.5 years now and it has been a great gaming system, even now it runs Team Fortress 2 very smoothly (at 800*600 :D).
But now, I think the time has come to look for a brother for it (blame Crysis & Stalker). I only need the CPU as my 15" CRT monitor is more than fine for the job. Here are my requirements:
Intel or AMD (AMD need some help so I dont mind if the processor is not upto Quad Core2Duo's top of the range performance)
Nvidia 9600 graphic card (or AMD equivalent performance card)
Creative Xifi soundcard
vanilla DVD drive
And thats it! I really would like to stress, I donot want to get a top of the range system as I am quite focused on 'value for money' (Im an accountant :D). And I donot want the deal right now, I am happy to wait 2-3 months if it will have a significant impact on the performance and price.
I would prefer a Dell or Mesh system's product as I think they have quality systems.
Any advise would be most appreciated.
Thanks & kind regards,