Going to get a new build pc. I will use this machine for gaming and multi tasking (browsing on multiple windows, word, excel etc open) and to listen to music. I have been looking around and used a website "computer planet" to find compatible parts. My budget is £1000 ($1524.30). Any changes or suggestions would be geatly appreciated.
Here are the specs:
Computer Case Cooler Master Silencio 450
CPU Intel i5 3570K - (4 x 3.4 GHZ) - Ivy Bridge
CPU Heatsink Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 - Low Noise
You might want to change the GT610, depending on what games you are playing. It's a low end card, and will not give you desirable performance in most modern games. Of course, it can play some older games, but I would think about spending some more and getting a good graphics card (DEPENDS ON THE GAME YOU PLAY)
GT610 is the lowest card, i.e. 610, 620, 630...
An AMD 7870XT will be a good buy if you can afford it.
Power Supply-You really should buy from these brands: Corsair, Seasonic, XFX. 500 Watts would be adequate.
Not only is this cheaper but will destroy the prebuilt system you had. This system has a graphics card that can actually play games. All in all the build I provided has way more quality parts that the one you have. Try to get some of these parts at wherever you live.
This system has a graphics card that can actually play games
Yes, the 7950 can play most games with the eye candy though a cheaper 7870XT is a good choice (a crippled 7970) but a $35 card will give you a 800x600 slide show if you're hoping to play modern DX11 games and some DX10 games. Otherwise the GT610 is enough for HTPC/etc.
Bad power supplies will RUIN your computer. Zalman was a good brand but it seems to have lost popularity... And just because a power supply is from a good brand, doesn't mean it's good. Take Coolermaster for example. Coolermaster makes good quality cases and the popular Hyper 212 which we recommend but their power supplies are just... horrible