Hi there, first time potential PCS customer here. I have for the last few years owned one version of a Medion PC and then bought the second version of that PC, but after 4-5 years it is no longer able to play the latest games out there, at least on any grahical level I'm satisfied with.
It has 3Gigs of RAM, quad core processor which is wasted on Windows Vista and an old motherboard which we think does not allow for uprades really. So I am now looking to build a PC within the budget of £650 max which will set me up for a decent/capable gaming rig to play the latest titles out there such as Shogun 2 Total War and Battlefield 3...
So this is the current build I have, though my questions would be, is it better to keep the current 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6790 - DVI,HDMI,mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable Graphics Card or switch to the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550 TI 1GB also supporting Direct X 11?
COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 BLUE CASE
AMD PHENOM II X4 965 (3.40GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION
ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
8GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6790 - DVI,HDMI,mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable
Memory - 1st Hard Disk:
1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive:
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader:
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19)
Sound Blaster® Audigy™ SE (£19)
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE (I use my the free Avast software)
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
£495.83 ex VAT.
£595 inc VAT and Delivery.
I have a monitor, keyboard, headphones, mouse, joystick, speakers and mouse mat already
Any suggestions, thoughts or ideas?