A decent PC for around £300-400, anyone know any good ones?

My mate is looking for a base unit only, for around £300-400.

Its been a while since i made a PC so dont really know what good graphics cards are out at the moment. All he wants it for is the new football manager plus a few other new games that would be coming out.

Im looking for a prebuilt on for him, can be online or in a "big" shop, as im not too sure on the graphics front anymore.

If anyone has time can you hunt around for a good deal please :-)

Thanks

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I Just brought an acer x3200 which have 1gb nvidia graphics 320gb sata drive windows 7 upgrade and its really small form (£275 from comet )3gig or ram ignore the shared graphics acers have many specs mine has nvidia look at the unit before you buy

comet.co.uk/sho…3GB

read second review GEFORCE 8200

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Thanks for that link, would that pc come with the 1024mb nvidia card then?

O or is it built into the motherboard? So its a proper graphics card built into the motherboard?

wanderer;6759231

I Just brought an acer x3200 which have 1gb nvidia graphics 320gb sata … I Just brought an acer x3200 which have 1gb nvidia graphics 320gb sata drive windows 7 upgrade and its really small form (£275 from comet )3gig or ram ignore the shared graphics acers have many specs mine has nvidia look at the unit before you buyhttp://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/563315/ACER-ASX3200-3GBread second review GEFORCE 8200



On board graphics. No good for games.

Even assuming the reviewer did get a geforce 8200 (even though the system is advertised as having intel on-board graphics) the 8200 itself is no great shakes.

This looks ok if you have an OS to istall on it (who hasn't?).
ebuyer.com/pro…254

you want to look for something with ATI Radeon 4650 or higher or a Geforce 8800GT or higher. Those will play basically any game give or take (i have a 9800GT) on mid-high settings.

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Markyb is

Realm
PC-1353
AMD Athlon II X2 245
2Gb 240Pin DDR2 800Mhz
1Gb 240Pin DDR2 800Mhz
ATX Midi Tower Case
320Gb 3.5"7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
22x DVD Writer Drive
ATI Radeon HD4670 1GB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI PCI-Express
NVIDIA MCP61P Motherboard
Logitech Corded Mouse - USB / PS2
Novatech Corded Keyboard - USB

for £319.99

Good?

the__mayster;6759685

Markyb isRealmPC-1353AMD Athlon II X2 2452Gb 240Pin DDR2 800Mhz1Gb 240Pin … Markyb isRealmPC-1353AMD Athlon II X2 2452Gb 240Pin DDR2 800Mhz1Gb 240Pin DDR2 800MhzATX Midi Tower Case320Gb 3.5"7200rpm SATA Hard Drive22x DVD Writer DriveATI Radeon HD4670 1GB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI PCI-ExpressNVIDIA MCP61P MotherboardLogitech Corded Mouse - USB / PS2Novatech Corded Keyboard - USBfor £319.99Good?



Just in case you missed it, I added the link later, this is better in every respect ebuyer.com/pro…254

Original Poster

deek72;6759722

Just in case you missed it, I added the link later, this is better in … Just in case you missed it, I added the link later, this is better in every respect http://www.ebuyer.com/product/170254



That does look good. Thanks

the__mayster;6759488

Thanks for that link, would that pc come with the 1024mb nvidia card … Thanks for that link, would that pc come with the 1024mb nvidia card then?O or is it built into the motherboard? So its a proper graphics card built into the motherboard?



to be truthfull ive not taken it apart tempted but warrenty was chucked in as i argued enough instore lol:whistling:

out of the box it was 4.1 vista experience after tweaking and playing its upto 5.2vista so far the scale goes to 5.9 most games now have an index on the back for compatabilty

wanderer;6759772

to be truthfull ive not taken it apart tempted but warrenty was chucked … to be truthfull ive not taken it apart tempted but warrenty was chucked in as i argued enough instore lol:whistling:out of the box it was 4.1 vista experience after tweaking and playing its upto 5.2vista so far the scale goes to 5.9



You should make a career out of it! So what tweaks did you do to achieve such an increase in performance?
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