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pc for around 250£

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Steve Bean, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. hi all i come humbly asking if anyone has an old pc/parts or own a hardware shop etc if they know of any computers i could buy fopr around the 250 mark

    i play race 07 mainly but i only have a laptop and its getting worse to run everyday i have a laptop coller underneath and the panels off the back of the laptop to blow cold air straight into the unit and a big ass desktop fan to blow in the vents and over the top ov the laptop

    as you can see im in need of a decent tower pc

    so i appreciate an comment back on this subject and hopefully somebody out there can help me

    best regards

  2. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    There is no way you will get a £250 PC to run RACE properly.
  3. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    There may be if he can find someone selling a used system that is capable of meeting the specs. I would watch any sales adds from private individuals to see what is being sold in your area. You never know, you might find a disgruntled wife selling off the husbands gaming rig cheap :)
  4. i saw this in another post on rd dont look to bad mabe just the power input not sure


    i will install windows myself and also i can get a Radeon HD4870x2 of a freind for £70

    but also there is this


    can sombody shed some light on these options?

    best regards
  5. considering these are my specs now

    AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core mobile technology ZM-80 (2
    MB L2 cache, 2.1 GHz, DDR2 800 MHz, 32 W), ZM-82/ZM-84/
    ZM-86 (2 MB L2 cache, 2.20/2.30/2.40 GHz, DDR2 800 MHz,
    35 W), supporting AMD HyperTransport 3.0 technology

    Core Logic Chipset

    AMD M780G Chipset.
    System Bus Speed

    667 MHz.
    RAM / Max RAM

    Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB
    using two soDIMM modules.
    Video Subsystem

    ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics with up to 1080 MB of
    HyperMemory (256 MB of dedicated system memory, up to
    1792 MB of shared system memory), supporting Unified
    Video Decoder (UVD), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR)
    technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft DirectX 10.0.
  6. My mate has a q6600, 4gig of corsair ram, asus p5k motherboard, ati 4870, its in a case with a harddrive, it needs a psu and a dvd drive as hes just upgraded to an i7, he was after 200 quid which i thinks pretty good.

    It plays rfactor full pelt no problem so should play race07 easily....

    That ocuk pc is a decent little pc mate you wouldnt go wrong with that either, i'd try get an 88gt or 98gt second hand of ebay for it, as you say the 450w might struggle with your mates 4870x2.
  7. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    The 450W PSU will not handle dual cards, and am pretty sure that a dual core GPU would be just about as bad. Decent PSU's are not that expensive so if you manage to get a system in your price range, keep an eye out for a 550 or higher PSU to keep it all running.
  8. thanks guys for the replys appreciated

    so can i just get a better power supply for it and it will all work or do you have to upgrade other stuff etc for it to all run nicely

    im quite clever whn it comes to pc programs but specs omg i suck assssss

    thx again

    best regards
  9. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    If you are talking about upgrading the PSU on the system you are looking for in that price range, perhaps you should up your price and see if you can find something that is already where you need it. Older/lower end systems are going to grab all your money trying to upgrade them if you aren't careful. Don't settle for anything less than what you need to do the job or you will be disappointed. Start by looking at the game recommended hardware and compare to each game you wish to run. Once you have that info you have a base of what you need. Don't base it on the minimum specs, but the recommended ones. Also if you are planning on keeping it for a while and don't want to go through this again in 6 months or so, perhaps look at something a bit higher than the recommended to give you some head room.
  10. ok jim thanks for the kind advise

    much appreciated i do some hunnting and post back what i can find thanks

    best regards