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    Is Worldbench a good benchmark for pre-built gaming PC ?

    Hi

    I tend to buy gaming PCs pre-built (the main reason being I have no experience in building one and I don't want to risk braking components when installing them, which I have done in the past while upgrading - too shaky in the fingers so will need practice ).

    I have had 2 PCs in the past (pre-built) both have come from recommendations from PC Advisor and their Worldbench test.

    I chose my current PC from CyberPower 5 years ago, using this Worldbench score.

    I had a problem with Elder Scrolls: Oblivion shortly after getting the CyberPower PC, and phoned the game's Tech Dept to solve it. The guy took me through a re-installing process which solved the problem. He was very surprised at how quickly it installed (I was on the phone to him while it was installing) considering it was only a dual-core PC when quad core had hit the market around that time I think. He said this impressed him about the quality/speed of the PC for what it was. He had chatted during the installation process about how he thought I should turn down the settings in order to play it reasonably, but I found I could turn 80% of the settings up to max. and still have an enjoyable experience.

    So basically what do people think of Worldbench as a benchmark for a pre-built gaming PC ? Is it a good marker for games or only for general PC usage ?

    (The PC I'm looking at atm to replace my 5 year old Cyberpower one has a Worldbench rating of 203: Quiet PC Serenity Z68 Gamer Xtreme review )

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    that rig you linked would do fine, however, you could get a better system for less with pcspecialist.co.uk

    Also note that you do not need a overclocked cpu or any other overclocked component for a high end gaming pc, especially not for a general desktop pc.

    I'd go for something like this, however, you could downgrade the cpu to a i5 2500, if you wish to save some money.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7-2600 Quad Core (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 680 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)
    2nd Hard Disk
    2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    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
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)
    Processor Cooling
    SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE INTEL CPU COOLER (£19)
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Network Facilities
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    Office Software
    NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £1,461.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/
    CM Storm Trooper - Intel I7 2600 @3.4 - Asus P8Z68 V Pro - 16Gb Kingston Hyper X Genesis 1600Mhz - 2X 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked SLI - Corsair HX1050 - Noctua NH-D14 - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD - 128 GB Corsair Force GS SSD - 1TB WD Caviar Black - 2TB WD Caviar Green - Asus DX - Lamptron FC 5 V3 - NZXT HUE LED Controller - Tritton Ax Pro - 2X IIyama 24Inch - CM Storm Quickfire TK - Razer Imperator

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    That's great thx for the detailed suggestion - will look into it.

 

 

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