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Old 07-17-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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Well i figured with all the problems i have had with this dell inspiron 5150 im just goina get a computer, its not worth is to get new mother board or repair it becuase i swear if i took all the money my family used to repair dell crap i could get a new plasma screen. So please can anyone give me a good priced computer that is meant for gaming, i was thinking alienware, like a aurora desktop, i want a desktop around 1200-799$ that is a all for the purpose of gaming . And i do not want it to be a computer with lots of problems like dell crap! I know nothing about computers so please if u post computer words please give me a clue on what it is. i know the basics like motherbaords and suff like that but i mean words like Ghz (watever that is). i want a computer that has enough power to meet battlefield 2's minimum requirements if that is possible in my price range!
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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needing a computer is one thing...getting it is another!
do you wish to just buy one out right or do you want to build it yourself??
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:43 AM   #3
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I'm guessing that you won't be interested in a Dell PC anymore? This HP PC here looks pretty good. Dual core processing Pentium D: (dual core CPU - improved multi-tasking capability)

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...true&tab=specs

It looks so pretty.
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #4
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I like the computer above this post cuase it is cheep but I really no nothing about computers exept that Dell sucks. I spent 13 years of my life playing online console games, and 1 year playing computer online games/and trying to fix my old peice of crap system.
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just don't get an alienware, in my opinion they are wayy overpriced and wayyy overrated.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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That HP has some pretty nice options for you. No matter what processor you choose, they're all high performance dual core CPUs. For memory, I would choose 1GB DDR2-533MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x512). Any higher, it would add more cost to it. For the hard drive, I would stick with a 80GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive unless you want more storage. Don't get the HP media devices that it ask for . Probably a useless peice of junk. For the DVD ROM, I like the Double Layer 16X DVD +/-R/RW drive because it's a DVD RW and CD RW in one. You don't need a secondary drive. For video card, this is a good one to pick, 256MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce 6600, TV-Out and DVI. For the sound, it you're not to into that, then get the integrated one.
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if you're looking for dual core performance, definitly don't get Intel's Pentium D processor, get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor for gaming performance.
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Do i have to buy monitersey seperitly or do they come with what ever i would get, and are flat screens really worth the extra cost?
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most flat screens suck because of the slow response times
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nah i dunno what the timings are on mine (BENQ FP731) but this one has never ghosted ever, and i play (doom 3/HL2/CSS/BF2) never ghosted, and its not a super expensive one either, IMO LCD is better than CRT
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