Should I settle for this?
After posting my last thread I have almost decided to settle on this PC!
If there are any improvements that could be made (within my budget of course) then I would love to know!
BUDGET = £700
I wish to use this computer mainly for gaming, I wish to play games such as Skyrim, ARMA2, L4D2 etc etc. without any hassle!
COOLERMASTER HAF 912 PLUS MID TOWER GAMING CASE
AMD BULLDOZER QUAD CORE FX-4100 (3.60GHz/4MB CACHE/AM3+)
ASUS® M5A97: AM3+ PLATFORM, DUAL DDR3, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
2GB AMD RADEON™ HD7850 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB 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)
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
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 w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND (£12)
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
FREE DIRT SHOWDOWN GAME with any AMD 7000 Series GPU!
If you can afford it then try to base your rig on an i5 system.
Even last year's i5's will trump bulldozers.
Can you recommend any builds that would be similar/better with the i5, than the current build above?
Bearing in mind my £700 budget
Going for a similar spec with an i5 system will take you something like £100 over budget.
The AMD processor you have selected will handle any game out at present no problem.
I myself have an older AMD processor & it has no problems with any recent games I have.
Yes the i5 is more powerful but in my opinion the average user wont notice any difference in performance for the vast majority of games,the AMD processor will do the job perfectly well.The suggested specs here would do you fine,
As Fear correctly points out you dont need the 6 core processor I put in my suggested build,but in my opinion 4GB ram is plenty for gaming at the moment,so I would recommend you go with 4GB ram & change the hard disk to a caviar black if it helps keep you in budget & possibly upgrade the CPU cooler to a triple copper heatpipe if you can push to that.
Last edited by vanthus; 15-06-12 at 18:38.
Ok, thanks Vanthus for all your help
I have lowered the RAM to 4GB and changed the hd to caviar black. I have also decided to upgrade to the triple copper heatpipe CPU cooler.
I will place my order in the next couple of days
Agreed with that Vanthus would be the better choice and if needed at a later date you can always add more ram as it's 1 of the easiest upgrades you can do as it just slots in.
Originally Posted by vanthus
Indeed it is!
Final price - £711.00
Last edited by scotho; 15-06-12 at 19:25.
Hit the order button
CM STORM SNIPER | Intel i7-2600k | ASUS P8P67 DELUXE | 1.5GB GTX 580 | 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X 1600Mhz
240GB OCZ VERTEX 3 | 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK | x2 3TB WD CAVIAR GREEN | 600GB WD VELOCIRAPTOR HLHX
CORSAIR HX750W PRO | COOLIT ECO A.L.C | Sound Blaster ZxR
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 | Razer Ouroboros
Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
Rep not needed...BuT if any of my posts helped...Press that Rep button for hoards of Reps stampeding your way
Bargain get 2
Ordered it two days ago now and sent them my moneyzz
No reply or anything yet saying they have received my payment, is that down to it being the weekend?