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July 9, 2013 7:42:18 AM

It depends on the games, really, but if you wanna play the latest games at med-high settings, then no. The graphics card is dated and lacking when compared to modern examples.
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July 9, 2013 7:45:45 AM

No, it will play modern games at lowest settings at 1080p. That is all. The GPU is VERY low end and 2+ years old.
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July 9, 2013 7:55:17 AM

That's a very poorly conceived gaming system. It pairs a strong processor with a weak video card. It also has an excessive amount of system memory for a gaming system (and video memory as well, 2gb is almost a total waste in a 6670).
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July 9, 2013 8:30:11 AM

Here is a much stronger gaming system for (almost) the same amount.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£84.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£72.63 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£74.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£195.33 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.10 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)

Total: £708.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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July 9, 2013 8:31:51 AM

quilciri said:
Here is a much stronger gaming system for (almost) the same amount.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£84.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£72.63 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£74.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£195.33 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.10 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)

Total: £708.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Sorry I can only buy prebuilt systems due to shipping problems,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-INTEL-Generation-DDR5-VG...

Would you recommend this system over the first one?
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July 9, 2013 10:25:38 AM

That's much closer to balanced, yes. I wouldn't call it optimal, but it will game reasonably well. It has a very strong processor and a mid-range card.

I'm a bit concerned, however. I went to product description to find the make/model of PSU and found the product description doesn't match the header...the description is for a totally different system.
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July 9, 2013 10:31:33 AM

quilciri said:
That's much closer to balanced, yes. I wouldn't call it optimal, but it will game reasonably well. It has a very strong processor and a mid-range card.

I'm a bit concerned, however. I went to product description to find the make/model of PSU and found the product description doesn't match the header...the description is for a totally different system.


Could you please check this please?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004KE2UW8/ref=noref...
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July 9, 2013 12:32:32 PM

Motherowner said:
quilciri said:
That's much closer to balanced, yes. I wouldn't call it optimal, but it will game reasonably well. It has a very strong processor and a mid-range card.

I'm a bit concerned, however. I went to product description to find the make/model of PSU and found the product description doesn't match the header...the description is for a totally different system.


Could you please check this please?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004KE2UW8/ref=noref...


You do not need an i7 for gaming. It is no better than an i5. The GPU is better. It should play most modern games at high or a mix of medium and high.

It is stupidly overpriced though.
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July 9, 2013 12:59:53 PM

I think am going to build my own rig here's specs
Could you recommend an improvement or compatibility issues please
Also I don't require an os
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£73.11 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£329.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.49 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £696.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:07 BST+0100)
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July 9, 2013 1:05:32 PM

Forgot PSU. I recommend Seasonic or XFX (basically Seasonic as well). A quality 500w PSU will cover any single GPU build.

Good build otherwise! Rest of the parts are solid. I prefer motherboards with a pair of pci-e slots to make SLI/xfire a viable upgrade option later, but that's just me. (650w will be necessary for a pair of 770's)

Along those lines you might also spend the bit extra to get the 4570k over the 4570 to make overclocking an option as well. (you'll need an aftermarket cooler to overclock with if/when you decide to - the staple around here is the Coolermaster hyper 212 EVO - pretty cheap, solid performance)

enjoy!
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July 9, 2013 1:11:35 PM

quilciri said:
Forgot PSU. I recommend Seasonic or XFX (basically Seasonic as well).

Good build otherwise! Rest of the parts are solid. I prefer motherboards with a pair of pci-e slots to make SLI/xfire a viable upgrade option later, but that's just me.

Thanks a lot,could you please send me a link with that psu and how much extra would it cost to squeeze in a small ssd for operating system,if its expensive ill get smaller hdd thanks!
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July 9, 2013 1:29:57 PM

An SSD with only the OS on it will only help your boot/shut down time. Is that what you want?
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July 9, 2013 1:31:53 PM

quilciri said:
An SSD with only the OS on it will only help your boot/shut down time. Is that what you want?

Yes,I'll put startup program's on that aswell for better startup time,

Could you please compile this into a build?
Any chance of getting a nicer looking case for same price?

Thanks again!
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July 9, 2013 1:42:31 PM

Well, this is the cheapest system drive ssd I'd recommend
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-d...

However, 60-64gb ssd's are *very* expensive per gb. you'd get a better deal with a 120-128. 240-256 is the sweet spot right now as far as cost/gb.

I'll post a complete build when I get home if no one else is able to before then.
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July 9, 2013 1:47:23 PM

quilciri said:
Well, this is the cheapest system drive ssd I'd recommend
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-d...

However, 60-64gb ssd's are *very* expensive per gb. you'd get a better deal with a 120-128. 240-256 is the sweet spot right now as far as cost/gb.

I'll post a complete build when I get home if no one else is able to before then.


Thanks a lot bro, what's the price for the 120-128?? And do you mind if I post this build maybe someone would have something to add
Really appreciate your help
Also it wouldn't be too hard to put this together right?

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July 9, 2013 7:00:14 PM

Here's a full build using your criteria coming in around the price of the last pre-built you posted.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£146.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£117.37 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£45.17 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£195.17 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £754.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Get an anti-static wrist strap, especially if this is your first time putting together a system. With a case that is painted inside and out, find a hidden place on the inside of the case, and dig the alligator clip on the wrist strap into the case until you hit bare metal.

enjoy!
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July 9, 2013 7:03:03 PM

same build with 128gb ssd

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£146.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£117.37 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£66.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£195.17 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £776.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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July 9, 2013 7:09:45 PM

If you want the rig as a raw gaming machine, I suggest leaving out the ssd entirely (for now) and putting the money towards a stronger video card (770), a SLI-capable motherboard (asrock extreme 3 or 4), a PSU capable of supporting 2 GPU's (XFX P1-650S-NLB9 650w), an overclockable CPU (4670k), and if/when you decide to overclock your CPU, an aftermarket cooler (coolermaster hyper 212 evo).

good luck!
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