Build Vista Gaming PC within 600$
Vista compatible PC games are geting popular as the price of the hardware drops. Computers today are used for variety of applications
starting from word processing to some critical applications
such as the one used in life saving equipment. Among
them, there is a section of people who use computers
for playing 3D accelerated games and make use of some
applications such as multimedia ones.
5 Windows Vista editions
It is a known fact that, Windows Vista, the new operating
system released during earlier this year, requires a
high ranged computer system to run. Today, there are
as many as 5 editions of vista available in the market.
They are, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Business,
and Ultimate. Among these, the edition, Home Basic is
less featured, most criticized edition among editions.
It does not provide new features such as Aero, which
is a must in gaming PC’s. The 3D-look of window
makes a child to get attracted towards the computer.
According to some people, Home Basic is too much curtailed
down in number of new features. So, they recommend not
buying the Windows Vista Home Basic. I would also support
their thoughts. What I feel is Windows Vista Home Premium
is the best reliable edition among the other editions.
The computer can normally run other higher editions
such as the Business and the Ultimate, if it runs Windows
Vista Home Premium.
Hardware requirements to run Windows Vista
Let us now see the hardware requirements to run Windows
Vista “Aero” along with some famous 3D games.
If one is a serious gamer, then he should look for a
graphics card, keeping in mind that it must be compatible
with the DirectX 10. If you are technically sound about
computer hardware, you can build your own computer.
By building on your own computer, you can get a computer
for cheapest cost than the amount you spend when you
buy a brand new computer from a computer outlet. One
can build a computer within $1000, if they already have
got a good SVGA colour monitor. One can reuse the existing
monitor itself, if it is working fine with previous
versions of Windows such as Windows XP.
Low cost Gaming Computer
Want to build your own Vista PC? It is possible now, to build a computer system around
$400 - $ 600, which is excluding the monitor. One can
play high end games, watch multimedia contents and run
various multimedia applications. One can build a gaming
computer so easily by purchasing the following components
- Processor - Pentium D 820
- Motherboard - Intel BLKD102GGC2L LGA775
- Memory (RAM) - A-Data 2 GB
- Hard Disk - 250 GB
- DVDRW drive
- Graphics card - Sapphire X1650XT
- Sound card - X-Fi Xtreme
- System box case - ThermaltakeVB 6000
- SMPS - CoolMax 550W
- Vista - Home Premium Ed
- Keyboard/Mouse - Logitech MX3000
If one goes by this list to purchase the hardware,
then the cost will be around $400-600. One can even
reduce the above said cost by about another 50 to 150$s,
if keyboard/mouse, DVDRW, Hard disk of 100 GB capacity
is also already available with you. No need to purchase
them again. Some motherboards offer built-in sound card
and a DirectX 10 compatible built-in graphics card,
for more or less same price. In that case, you can save
around another 130 to 150$s.
Build Vista media center PC with Pentium D 820 processor
The processor, Pentium D 820 is a quite good processor
and is better than the Athlon 64X2 series. Vista loves
to eat up more than 2GB of memory, but, we can give
only 2GB, by taking into the health factor. Too much
food is no good for your health! The Sapphire X1650XT
graphics card is HDCP enabled and using which one will
be able to watch protected content from a HD-DVD or
a Blue-Ray drive from the computer. The selected sound
card is also quite good, supports high quality sound
and multimedia contents.
Logitech as your keyboard and mouse
What make me to recommend Logitech as your keyboard
and mouse seller is the high reliability and durability,
which they offer. As said above, Even 100 GB hard disk
is sufficient for your system to run Windows Vista.
But, for more games you need much space, especially,
if you cannot perform, uninstall whenever you do not
need the game and reinstall whenever you need back the
game. The case recommended is only optional. One can
go for other cases, if they are of less cost than the
mentioned case. Be sure to purchase the SMPS along with
the case. If you purchase it later, the SMPS may not
get fitted into the case.
Suitable for high end 3D games
As said above, the cost may vary from one manufacturer
to another. The CPU along with other resources will
be highly used, when one plays high end 3D games. One
cannot guarantee that, the system could be used for
long years, due to high loads caused by the game programs.
Such gamers system has got shortest life span of 2 to
3 years, due to high processing and rough handling.
The gamer system is subjected to overheat and over processing.
HANDLE WITH UTMOST CARE
It is easy to build a computer system from theory point
of view. But, from practical point of view, care must
be taken right from the purchasing the components to
building the computer. Any improper connections cause
the system to fry up. So, you need to keep this word
in your mind before you start building the system, i.e.
HANDLE WITH UTMOST CARE.
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