So you guys know, im really not the best with computers i have a basic understanding of things but my knowledge is limited. The last one i got was suggested by some crazy swedish mate i knew, who had some job with PCs.
I plan to still be gaming a fair bit on my PC at uni, and thinking of getting Aion, which looks rather taxing on a computer. So i was wondering:
1) "Gaming" laptop or a desktop? gaming laptops tend to be very expensive compared to desktops, and im just wondering why i want a laptop instead of a desktop anyway.
2) Can you suggest a good one or handful of? My budget is around £800-£1000.
Thanks for any advice peeps =]
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- Thread Starter
- 23-07-2009 16:09
- 23-07-2009 16:24
Wow, you don't need a £800-£1000 computer to play Aion.
Laptops are 10 times more expensive than an equivalent desktop, so unless portability is a main issue go with a desktop.
Generally, it would be much cheaper if you built one yourself (it isn't hard at all). If you want pre-built ones you could go with companies such as Novatech or Scan.
If you want a PC purely for MMORPGs then I wouldn't imagine spending £600 maximum including the monitor and other peripherals.
- 23-07-2009 16:29
i have an acer 6935 with a 9600m gt graphics card. plays games really well but be aware most laptops have very bad cards. ya use notebookcheck.com to make sure the laptops card has a decent 3d mark
- 23-07-2009 16:48
I'd build your own PC if I were you, it's not hard at all and much cheaper that buying from somewhere like PC World or Dell. I built mine from about £550 and it runs like a dream.
Intel Q6600 2.6GHz
Nvidia 8800GT 512Mb
500GB 7200RPM Sata HDD
and all the rest (case, dvd drive, mobo etc.)
You could build a decent PC and buy a laptop with your £1000 budget.
- 23-07-2009 16:54
- Thread Starter
- 23-07-2009 17:07
Ok, thanks for the responses peeps Glad to hear it'll be a lot cheaper than i thought initially.
- 25-07-2009 10:00
i built a similar spec pc to jinjer for £450
amd athlon 2.8
s series gigabyte motherboard, any from around £40-60 that supports am2/am2+ cant remember what mine was
nvidia geforce 8600gt 512ram
20x speed cd/dvd player
but if you want a pretty hardcore gaming pc the one i'm running now is also custom built for around £800, but is worth around £1000 all together
amd phenom 2.3 quad core
nvidia geforce 260gtx 893ram(somewhere around that much ram its random i know)
19"widescreen hd screen
motherboard is a gigabyte am2+ socket mother board with the gaming chipset of 790GP (about £120)
antec 300 gaming case with 2 6inch fans
sli ready gaiming psu 720watt with a hell of a lot sockets lol
oh and you'll need a decent mouse, i have a logitech 1000dpi