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August 1, 2014 8:51:59 AM

HI I am considering the following spec. I am not a serious gamer but like adventure/puzzle games.
It is from Freshtech, who seem to have a good rep.

Case : Spectre Black Performance Gaming Case
Power Supply : Aerocool VP Pro 850 Watt Branded PSU
Motherboard : Asus H81M-Plus
CPU : Intel I5 4690 4th Gen Quad Core 3.5Ghz (turbo 3.9Ghz) CPU
Hard Drive : 120gb Solid State Drive
Memory : 4gb DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance Memory (will upgrade to 8gb if necessary)
Graphics Card : Radeon 270X 2GB (Tripple screen support via DVI / HDMI / DISPLAY PORT)
Optical Drive : 24x Dual Layer DVD Writer
Connections : 6 x USB 2.0 / 2 x USB 3.0 / LAN / Sound
Software : Windows 8 Home 64 bit or win7 undecided, need help to decide.
thanks in advance

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August 1, 2014 8:57:40 AM

Yes it's a decent mid range gaming machine.
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August 1, 2014 9:42:39 AM

Bluemoon_9 said:
Nice build. I have only 2 suggestions

1. Drop that aerocool PSU and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 520 watt version too will be sufficient.

2. I will get a B85 mobo only for the extra RAM slot and USB. This is a cheap but good one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply.
Trouble is that this is a pre-built pc, so cannot change anything, apart from the choice of windows 7 or 8.
My only concern is whether i get a better spec or stay with this one. It appears that to get anything that is better would increase the price by 50%, and would not really be suited to my needs.
but many thanks for the input.
PS This is a UK built pc.
The only choice I have on mobo is between the Gigabyte H81M-H and the Asus H81M-Plus



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August 1, 2014 9:49:27 AM

tsherar said:
Bluemoon_9 said:
Nice build. I have only 2 suggestions

1. Drop that aerocool PSU and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 520 watt version too will be sufficient.

2. I will get a B85 mobo only for the extra RAM slot and USB. This is a cheap but good one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply.
Trouble is that this is a pre-built pc, so cannot change anything, apart from the choice of windows 7 or 8.
My only concern is whether i get a better spec or stay with this one. It appears that to get anything that is better would increase the price by 50%, and would not really be suited to my needs.
but many thanks for the input.
PS This is a UK built pc.




Then I would go fot it if it is reasonably priced. You will be able to play almost all games at mid/hight settings at 1080P, and down the line you can get a better GPU. Your CPU will not bottleneck any GPU out there.

How much you are paying for it if you do not mind me asking?
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August 1, 2014 11:57:07 AM

Bluemoon_9 said:
tsherar said:
Bluemoon_9 said:
Nice build. I have only 2 suggestions

1. Drop that aerocool PSU and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 520 watt version too will be sufficient.

2. I will get a B85 mobo only for the extra RAM slot and USB. This is a cheap but good one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply.
Trouble is that this is a pre-built pc, so cannot change anything, apart from the choice of windows 7 or 8.
My only concern is whether i get a better spec or stay with this one. It appears that to get anything that is better would increase the price by 50%, and would not really be suited to my needs.
but many thanks for the input.
PS This is a UK built pc.




Then I would go fot it if it is reasonably priced. You will be able to play almost all games at mid/hight settings at 1080P, and down the line you can get a better GPU. Your CPU will not bottleneck any GPU out there.

How much you are paying for it if you do not mind me asking?


The price is £549.99 + 35 delivery.
For an extra £66 I can get the I7 4790, but looking at CPUboss there seems very little difference, but on Passmark the 4690 is 7,785, and the 4790 is 10,184. ??????????
One can be looking forever, have to bite the bullet sometime, though it is fun comparing!
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August 1, 2014 8:09:36 PM

If your intended use is light gaming and media then i7 will be overkill. I will say its a pretty nice build :) 
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