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Advent Centurion CPQ9104 - Gaming PC @ PC World, £349.97

£349.97 @ PC World
I don't know whether this is a hot deal, posting to find out since it is a Quad Core machine under £400. Spec * AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core processor * (2.3GHz, 2MB Cache) * Genu…
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
I don't know whether this is a hot deal, posting to find out since it is a Quad Core machine under £400.

Spec

* AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core processor
* (2.3GHz, 2MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium
* 4GB DDR2 memory
* 640GB hard drive
* 512MB ATI Radeon HD4350 graphics
* DVD Rewriter
* Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)

How good is the graphics card?

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#1
realblender;7860521
that processor is no good for gaming and nor is the graphics.
my htpc is probably better with a dual core 2.7ghz and 785G integrated graphics overclocked

agreed, gaming machine of 18-24 months ago i guess, more like a perfectly fine internet pc now
banned#2
royals;7860631
agreed, gaming machine of 18-24 months ago i guess, more like a perfectly fine internet pc now



Dont talk rubbish.
#3
realblender
that processor is no good for gaming and nor is the graphics.
my htpc is probably better with a dual core 2.7ghz and 785G integrated graphics overclocked


********, GTFO if you don't know **** about PC.

Good enough to encode x264 and even run new games at low res (not crysis).

Hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
banned#4
hmm, at this end of the spec, you can do much better for the price, a 4350 is way under a modern gaming card
the processor again, quad core not the best value for gaming either

typical of pc world, if they try and pass this off as a gaming pc
#5
Shows as £399.97 on the site.
#6
Marked it as expired since it is now gone up to £400, was marked as a web exclusive price.

Is there a consensus as to what is the best available PC for under £500 ..... main concerns are the processor and amount of RAM, dedicated graphics card a bonus.
#7
Please note, the case on this thing is enormous. Larger than a standard desktop tower, so would be ideal if you were going to upgrade components.

Well worth going to see one 'in the flesh' if you're interested.
#9
The processor is decent (it's power hungry but the raw performance isnt bad) but the graphics card is the absolute bottom end. When you can get a similar machine with a 4850 for £50 this is a poor deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/593341/quad-core-intel-4gb-ram-1tb-hd-ati-
#10
Guted I never saw this eailer. I seen this in Pc world Truro a couple of moth ago. Think it was a bit tad expensive around the 450 or 500 mark. 350 is pretty reasonable. Thoud I have seem processor of similar specs and larger hard drive for about 350 in Aldi's 2months ago.
#11
EndlessWaves
The processor is decent (it's power hungry but the raw performance isnt bad) but the graphics card is the absolute bottom end. When you can get a similar machine with a 4850 for £50 this is a poor deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/593341/quad-core-intel-4gb-ram-1tb-hd-ati-


I can't decide between that Fujitsu or this from PCWorld.

Product code: 670584

Packard Bell X6620UK - Refurbished PC

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor
(2.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB DDR2 memory
1TB hard drive
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 graphics
DVD Rewriter
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)

I know that the Packard Bell is a refurb which makes it hard to compare, but you seem to get so much more for only £75 more.

Which would you buy if you wanted to play games like Bioshock 2/Halo 2/GTA IV?
#12
King26
I can't decide between that Fujitsu or this from PCWorld.

Product code: 670584

Packard Bell X6620UK - Refurbished PC

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor
(2.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB DDR2 memory
1TB hard drive
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 graphics
DVD Rewriter
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)

I know that the Packard Bell is a refurb which makes it hard to compare, but you seem to get so much more for only £75 more.

Which would you buy if you wanted to play games like Bioshock 2/Halo 2/GTA IV?


the pb, gfx slighly better but the cpu blows the amd one away
#13
royals
agreed, gaming machine of 18-24 months ago i guess, more like a perfectly fine internet pc now


Just going to second the 'this is a load of balls' comment above.

This could use a better GPU if games are your cup of tea - but at £350 it was a steal, less so at £400 but still not that bad.

An 'internet PC' is a Celeron with onboard graphics :)
#14
King26
I can't decide between that Fujitsu or this from PCWorld.

Product code: 670584

Packard Bell X6620UK - Refurbished PC

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor
(2.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB DDR2 memory
1TB hard drive
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 graphics
DVD Rewriter
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)

I know that the Packard Bell is a refurb which makes it hard to compare, but you seem to get so much more for only £75 more.

Which would you buy if you wanted to play games like Bioshock 2/Halo 2/GTA IV?


Tough call - the PB has Vista and this has W7 - so to get rid of the infestation which is Vista you're looking at about £75.

On the other hand, the 4850 is an amazing card for the price - easily worth £80 - so horses for courses.

Overall I'd take the PB but I'd buy W7 and install that first (the upgrade offer ended on 31/Jan)
#15
King26
Which would you buy if you wanted to play games like Bioshock 2/Halo 2/GTA IV?


The Misco one without a doubt, the 4850 is much faster than a GT 220. Vista has a couple of rough edges but no real problems.
#16
Now at £380! probably best to see the Misco deal here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/593341/quad-core-intel-4gb-ram-1tb-hd-ati-
#17
realblender
that processor is no good for gaming and nor is the graphics.
my htpc is probably better with a dual core 2.7ghz and 785G integrated graphics overclocked


lol! biggest laod of crap Ive heard for a long time! This would **** all over your machine!

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