Is this a good build? For gaming

October 8, 2009 at 11:11:08
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi. im planning on buying myself a newish pc, but i need some help on if it's worth it for the specs it has, here is some i got down

Intel core 2 duo 2.5 Ghz
4gb ddr800 ram
1gb ddr3 geforce 9800 gt
250 gb space
vista ultimat
also i get a lcd screen and wirless keyboard and mouse

note that i'll only be using for gaming so i would like to know is this good for gaming, also im only paying R4500 for everything, is around $562.5, as 8 rand = 1 dollar Usually

p.s sorry if specs are short on info cause i'm not very good with pc insides.

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October 8, 2009 at 12:34:00
Well as far as the video card...
I have a geforce 9800 and it is great I love it.
But... Make sure you will have at least a 600 W
power supply cuz it will need every bit of it.
And you need to have super good cooling
to keep that vid card cool.... ;-) {fans ! lots of case fans !!!}
In my opinion I think you should try to get XP rather than Vista.
A lot of games don't like Vista...

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October 8, 2009 at 13:10:01
"In my opinion I think you should try to get XP rather than Vista.
A lot of games don't like Vista..."

2006 called and wants its bad advice back.

Today, Vista's a better gaming OS than XP. A few newer games actually run better under Vista's DirectX 10 than they do with DX9, since DX10 allows these games to take greater advantage of the GPU's available resources.

I have quite a few games from 1996-2001 that run fine under Vista-64. You shouldn't have to worry about game compatibility.

A better idea would be to wait till Windows 7 is available. Only two weeks!

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October 8, 2009 at 14:58:58
Everyone has an opinion.
Some are just wrong.
"MAYBE" 7 will be better

Windows Vista's launch was a very troubled one with plenty of issues
which quickly created a very negative image for this operating system.
Six months after its launch, we ran a survey to identify the top
problems users were confronted with. The results were very clear.
Our readers said that the top issues were the lack of proper drivers (36% of votes)
and application compatibility issues (36% of votes).
These two, combined with a very weak offering of security solutions seriously impacted their user experience.

We all know that Windows Vista has been a flop, despite Microsoft's claims.
Even Microsoft's Vista deployment statistics are suspect, as the company counts
every new PC sale as a Vista sale, even in enterprises with site licenses that allow
them to run any version of Windows, a practice undertaken at many businesses,
as InfoWorld and others have noted. But how suspect? Thanks to real-world PC usage data
from the, we now know.

As it turns out, two years after Vista's release not even 30 percent of PCs actually run it.
And those that do are almost exclusively the Home Premium version,
meaning that Vista is employed mainly by home users who likely got Vista preinstalled on a new PC

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October 8, 2009 at 19:51:23
"2006 called and wants its bad advice back"


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