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tahir

Gaming PCs

A friend of mine has asked for advice on buying a gaming PC for his 12 yr old, these are the two that his son is looking at:

Computer 1

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=201226507585

Computer 2

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=190817349361

By the looks of it bling matters, the only games I've ever played on a PC are solitaire or 2064 so my experience is immaterial. Are either of the above any cop, and if not what would you go for?

I think I have a spare copy of Windows 7 he could install (they're both supplied with no OS)
dpack

the first one has far more ram ,dual screen video card and an os included

ram is good,dual screen good for flight sims etc .

probably worth the extra cash

the only thing that might need upgrading with most good game towers is the cooling fan if used in a warm house for hours at a time

lucky kid that sort of kit is far better than the console stuff Laughing
tahir

Ta dpack Smile
Hairyloon

I have what might be called a gaming PC and the graphics card is very hungry for power.
Fair enough when you're working it hard, but a bit excessive for the rest of the time...
Or does it only use a lot when it is working hard?
The PSU seems to be struggling and it's kicking out a fair heat so I'm guessing not.
Is there any sensible way to avoid that?
dpack

big fan/fans and good heat exchangers Wink
Hairyloon

big fan/fans and good heat exchangers Wink

I didn't mean the heat, I meant the power consumption. Rolling Eyes
dpack

Laughing Laughing Laughing

oops ,opposite ends of the same part of the equation

good n fast graphics etc uses lots of power .afaik there is no avoiding that
Hairyloon

good n fast graphics etc uses lots of power .afaik there is no avoiding that

Yes, but I don't need good 'n' fast graphics to (for example) read my email.
I was wondering if there was a way to shut down the power hungry except for when I wanted to use the good 'n' fast.
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