1. Post #1
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    _Maverick_'s Avatar
    November 2010
    6,991 Posts
    hey FP, i'm going to be buying a computer soon, want to get the expert opinion.


    cpu
    Intel® Core™i7-2600 Quad Core (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    mobo
    ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
    ram
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    gfx card
    1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 450 - DVI,HDMI,VGA
    hdd
    500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
    fan
    450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
    cooling
    INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER

    case
    STYLISH PIANO BLACK ENIGMA CASE + 2 FRONT USB



    comes to about £700



    is there anything i should/MUST change?

  2. Post #2
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,635 Posts
    What's it for?

  3. Post #3
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    _Maverick_'s Avatar
    November 2010
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    What's it for?
    gaming mostly
    on about skyrim's or BF3 level

  4. Post #4
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
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    gaming mostly
    on about skyrim's or BF3 level
    You need a better graphics card then.

    Edited:

    http://pcspecialist.co.uk/view/Vortex-750-gaming-pc/
    Take the 7850 down to a 6870 and it comes to bang on £700.

  5. Post #5
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    _Maverick_'s Avatar
    November 2010
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    You need a better graphics card then.

    Edited:

    http://pcspecialist.co.uk/view/Vortex-750-gaming-pc/
    Take the 7850 down to a 6870 and it comes to bang on £700.
    and with the 6870 i'll still be running those games well enough?
    (games on that level rather.)

  6. Post #6
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    May 2010
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    Should be able to handle both on Medium/High with no problems.

  7. Post #7
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    _Maverick_'s Avatar
    November 2010
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    Should be able to handle both on Medium/High with no problems.
    "should"...
    i don't like that word.
    what will make sure.

  8. Post #8

    March 2012
    156 Posts
    Take the i7 down to an i5 2500 (K if possible)

    Edited:

    That PSU does not look that good.
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  9. Post #9
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    _Maverick_'s Avatar
    November 2010
    6,991 Posts
    right ok

    how about this one then

    Code:
    Case
    STYLISH PIANO BLACK ENIGMA CASE + 2 FRONT USB
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    2GB AMD RADEON™ HD7850 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)
    Processor Cooling
    INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER
    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
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  10. Post #10
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    November 2010
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    Are you buying this prebuilt?
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  11. Post #11
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    November 2008
    8,118 Posts
    where are you buying from that you managed to get such a terrible case, PSU, and only a 450 for £700

    Edited:

    does this budget include the OS

    Edited:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/6b...e92225042ca110
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