New pc advice

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by osta, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. Hi all,

    I am currently thinking about getting a new machine, my current one is a few years old and I am looking for something a bit quicker.

    I take and store a lot of photos and also run photoshop, apart from that its just used for regular stuff (no gaming)

    Can anyone give me some pointers as to what spec I should be looking at as I am a bit out of touch on whats available.

    I am fairly computer savvy and not afraid of building my own machine, I could just do with a bit of advice.
    Im not looking to spend fortunes but I want to do this the right way.

    Thanks in advance :D

    Osta
     
  2. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    If that is the case, don't look at getting a new machine, just upgrade the key bits - processor / memory / motherboard. It depends on what your current specs are, as to what you have to change.

    What are your current specs? (processor, memory type/speed)
     
  3. As already mentioned, no real need for a new PC for what you do. Though I believe photoshop is one of the few apps to make good use of multicore already, so perhaps a motherboard, Dual or Quad Core CPU (they are a lot cheaper than you might imagine), bigger hard disk(s), mid range graphics card, sorted! If your really not into modern games, then the ATI 1950 Pro is a great bargain, its DX9 only, but a year ago was top of the range, now available for £100
     
  4. Thanks for the info guys,

    Tango, will pm you with my specs when I get in from work as I would appreciate you input.


    IT, that site looks pretty interesting as well, thanks.



    Osta
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

  6. Tango,

    Check pms, message sent.

    osta
     
  7. Lads,

    I've got around £800 to spend on a new rig, and im looking for something that is going to play games in 3 years time. I've got a contact who supplies DELL systems, and is speccing me both an XPS Rig and an XPS Laptop for that price.

    Just wondering, am i going to be better off going elsewhere?

    SparkySteve
     
  8. You need one of them "new" quantum processors mate.
     
  9. Dual or Quad?
     
  10. As this seems to be a PC thread can anyone tell me how you get the flying aircraft bit on Google Earth? I read somewhere that it can be done, but I have lost the instructions
     
  11. Yoyotech Intel Viper MKII

    £712.00 inc vat

    PC Format reccomends as a machine you can run any current game at 1650x1050 with everything turned up.
     
  12. Multiple....apparently.
     
  13. P_T, looks good, but the one im going to be specced by my supplier is going to have more RAM, a monitor, keyboard and rodent for a hundred pounds more....

    Basically, i want to be able to play Crysis or Call Of Duty 4 at top whack, with the extras said for about £850 tops
     
  14. Spookly enough there is an indepth article on Google earth in tis months PC pro. It says to access the Flight simulator - "Load Google earth, then before you touch anything else hit Ctrl-Alt-A or if that doesnt work Ctrl-Windowskey-A