Hi, I'm looking to upgrade from my current laptop to a proper gaming desktop. My laptop's GT 555M struggles with a lot of games and I find myself having to spend a lot of time tweaking settings to get the best graphics quality-to-framerate ratio. So, basically I want a rig that on which I can just whack all the settings up to max without having to worry about the framerate. I also use mods often on games like Skyrim, Fallout and GTA so it would be nice to be able to use things like ENB and other performance heavy stuff while maintaining a high FPS.
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Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX
8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
CORSAIR 750W PRO SERIES™ HX750-80 PLUS® SILVER MODULAR (£119)
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE INTEL CPU COOLER (£19)
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) 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)
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Price: £1,184.00 including VAT and delivery.
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That's the spec I came up with but I have a couple of questions about certain components:
1. Is a modular PSU worth the extra money? Will I notice that much of a difference in terms of tidyness and airflow?
2. Will the cooler I've chosen be good enough? I think I've seen it used in most gaming specs on here so I'm assuming the more expensive ones don't offer much of an improvement.
3. Apart from loading time, what other benefits does playing a game off an SSD have? Does it improve the actual performance in any way? (framerate etc.)
Also, if you have any other advice, I'd really appreciate it.