DESKTOP GAMING MACHINE must have monitor and £500 limit

    Hi all,
    if anyone could or would take a look at the spec of a budget PC that i am keen to buy and tell me if it is worth the money and if not can they suggest an alternative. A decent graphics card is essential 512mb 8600GT at least
    The machine is from ABRICO and has a review in pcadvisor. I do not know how to put up a direct link to it.
    Regards jclarsson
    £499 inc VAT
    Specifications3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8400; Windows Vista Home Premium; 2GB DDR2 RAM; 232GB SATA; AsRock 4Core1333-GLAN; 6 x USB; 19in Hannspree XM New York (0.238mm pixel pitch, 1,440x900 native resolution); 1,024MB PCI Express Gainward nVidia GeForce 8600 GT; onboard Realtek ALC888; speakers built into flat-panel; 20x/20x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM); OpenOffice; Ahead Nero; AVG Antivirus; two-year return-to-base warranty; WorldBench 6 score: 119


    i think it's a very average deal; you could do better. do you know how to build a PC?

    for £30 more, get ]this, but it doesn't include a monitor...

    Original Poster

    sorry i dont know how to build a pc! i am also on a limited budget £500-550 including monitor needs a good graphics card the one i listed has a 1024mb 8600gt. do you think its any good for the money? also from n.ireland no aldi here.
    regards jclarsson

    I think the above is avereage as well, I wouldnt pay more that £400 including the screen for that, cheaper if I built it, say around £350 from ebuyer!!

    8600GT will only just do crysis on low--> medium..... better to build one your self (its real easy just plug in where they fit (the dont fit anywhereelse - most connectors) and your away! i would recoment the nvidia 8800 or higher (320mb) for better gaming

    i nkow its out of you budget but i built last month for 1,140 (which i would recomend)

    quad 2.4 GHZ
    8 GB DDR2 ram
    vista ultimate
    9800GTX X 2 (sli)
    and 1TB HDD all with 24" moniter

    if your gonna buy one try tesco thwey had the same spec for about 300 or go to a tesco EXTRA (actual shop not online) and ask for a discount ;-)
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