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New Gaming Desktop

Asule

New member
A little bit of background.
My last computer is a 4 year old Dell 15 studio which hasnt had many problems and has lasted me nicely through Uni. However it overheats like its sitting in a cooker, and can't run modern games. So Having graduated I've decided to splash out and get myself a decent computer to game on, hence whats below.
Ideally I would like to see this last me a couple of years+ and be something I can upgrade when necessary. Also if it helps at all I play alot of Eve Online and looking to play Guild Wars 2 as well, (finally play through Mass Effect 2&3 as well).

So yeah, is this spec good enough to last me say another three or four years? And be able to run modern games without breaking too much of a sweat?

Budget is about £1k for the computer and up to about £300 for screen etc.


The only comment that I have was the site came up with the suggestion that I should have a 500w PSU and keeps suggesting the 600w one is too much whilst the 450w is too low, hence the 600w one being selected.

Case

COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 BLUE CASE
Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard

ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX
Memory (RAM)

16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)
Graphics Card

2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk

2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
SSD CACHE DRIVE

20GB INTEL® SSD 313 SERIES - SLC CACHE DRIVE FOR SYSTEM / 1st HDD
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply

600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)
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

KILLER 2100 GAMING NETWORK PCI-E CARD - FOR ONLINE GAMING (£55)
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 w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
Office Software

FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
Anti-Virus

BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Monitor

IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080 (£129)
Keyboard & Mouse

LOGITECH® K200 USB MEDIA KEYBOARD (£10)
Mouse

LOGITECH® OPTICAL USB MOUSE (£5)
Warranty

3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery

Price: £1,242.00
 

keynes

Life Serving
I get a better case than the one you chose for better cooling and cable management. The motherboard and psu would allow you to add a 2nd GTX 670 later on if needed (GTX 670 is much better than the GTX 560ti). The caviar black is faster than the standard one and homeplugs are more reliable than a wireless card.
Case
COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3550 (3.3GHz) 6MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st 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

Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX750 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£86)

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
2 x HomePlug 200Mbps - Turn any Electrical Socket into a Network (£38)

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 w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence

Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE

Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE

Monitor
IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080 (£129)

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: £1,340.00 including VAT and delivery.

Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/intel-ivy-bridge-pc/6aSyy42Q0t/
 
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liamnic2

Super Star
Witch is feminine, I am a man.
:)
There are people here that knows more than me, just trying to help as much as others helped me when I was choosing my components.
I know witch is feminine but I cant call you a wizard, that just sounds too boss :)
 

Asule

New member
Hah cheers for the advise, think im going to order this tomorrow actually.

So Ruben, Whats it like being a wizard?
 

keynes

Life Serving
Hah cheers for the advise, think im going to order this tomorrow actually.

So Ruben, Whats it like being a wizard?
Not sure, will do some Pottering (watch harry potter) to learn about it.
The spec would be good for future upgrades, if you planning to add more hard drives and fans apart from the 2nd GPU then go with the 850w psu.
 
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