My gaming career began on the PC, dabbling with Duke Nukem 3D in the 90s. From there I moved onto Quake and finally Unreal Tournament before quitting when I passed my driving test. The sudden interest from the opposite sex was far more appealing than killing people online :0)
These days I play on the PS3, thanks to a good friend introducing me to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on New Year’s Day 2008. Given he, and other friends played on the PS3, it would have been silly to buy a different system.
What’s great about console gaming is the fact it doesn’t cost much. You can pick up a brand new PS3 slim for under £150 [for once it seems American readers have to pay a little more], where as a decent gaming PC is going to set you back more than 10 times that amount. Which is why the following giveaway should be of interest!
Mass Luminosity, Gaming Tribe, Cooler Master, Origin PC, AMD, PowerColor and AVerMedia have come together to give one lucky person the chance to win an absolute monster of a gaming PC.
This is a worldwide competition and you have until 21st January to enter. To enter, head on over to GamingTribe.com’s giveaway page and register your details.
Designed by Mass Luminosity, expertly crafted by ORIGIN PC and powered by AMD technology, the full specs are as follows:
|GPU||PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7970 3GB VORTEX II||£341.04||$299.99|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX Red 16GB||£65.99||£102.07|
|CPU Cooling System||Cooler Master Seidon 120M Watercooling Kit||£66.72||$69.98|
|SSD||Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD||£143.29||$183.77|
|Storage HDD||Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM||£78.99 (For 2TB!!)||$68.99|
|Optical Drive||LG 24X CD/DVD Burner (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)||£19.99||$32.90|
|Capture Card||AVerMedia Live Gamer HD||£149.90||$179.99|
|PSU||Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W||£190.00||$254.99|
|Case||CM Storm Trooper Case||£125.99||$139.91|
|Operating System||MS Windows 8||£109.32||$99.99|
|Gaming Mouse||CM Storm Sentinel Advance II w/ 8,200DPI||£55.21||$47.81|
|Keyboard||CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard||£98.66||$101.99|
|Gaming Headset||CM Storm Sirus True 5.1 Surround Sound||£121.65||$99.99|
|Mousepad||CM Storm Speed-RX L||£13.55||$19.99|
Disclaimer: the above prices & deals were ‘as of’ 1st January, 2013. Many of the components were on special offer due to the time of year so please don’t moan if you see this in June and everything is more expensive If any of the links are broken or you can find a better price, please let me know in the comments!