I've been mooching here fiddling with what I think might be a strong build and will keep up with the latest games for a good few years. I'm planning on spending £1600, and this is what I came up with:
COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3820 (3.6GHz) 10MB Cache
ASUS® P9X79: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS QUAD-DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GB KIT)
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 500MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
CORSAIR 750W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX750 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£86)
INTEL CERTIFIED LIQUID CPU COOLER FOR SOCKET LG2011 (£79)
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
HP PHOTOSMART WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER - B110a (£72) <----- this is just a necessity that I've added and isn't really up for discussion
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
Price: £1,598.00 including VAT and delivery.
Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...-2011-extreme/
I really liked the previous model Vortex that PC specialist had to offer, mostly because of this amazingly exhaustive review:
and have borrowed some of the ideas to make this current selection.
My question is:
Do you, with your more expert eyes forsee any problems with what I've put together here?
Should I opt for the additional 16GB RAM now or just wait until later and put it in then?
Thanks for your time!