As far as I can see this is as good a place as any to drop this thread
ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO - UK, The Ultimate Gaming Case, Evolved
AMD PHENOM II X2 560 (3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION
ASUS® M4A87TD/USB3: DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
4GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 2GB KIT)
1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 5830 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply & Case Cooling
CORSAIR 650W PSU (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET (£76)
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19)
Sound Blaster® Audigy™ SE (£25)
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Firewire & Video Editing
3 Port IEEE 1394a Firewire PCI Card (£9)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 12 working days
Price: £827.00 including VAT and delivery.
Hi there, I configured the above c over at pcspecialist.com without much knowledge of the individual part's performances. The pc will be used primarily for gaming. I will also be doing some casual photo/video editing and music editing/production.
Looking at the specs above is there anything obvious that you would swap/upgrade. Are there needless expenses? I know that I will be being charged more money than if I were to order the parts and build the pc myself but the extra money is worth the peace of mind that everything is going to work for me.
CPU, Hopefully not sound rude or that, but what are the advantages of quad-core? I've read that it's not fully utilised by games and only the likes of advanced video editing programs fully exploit the four cores?
Graphics, I'll check it out
Soundcard, yeah I was never sure about getting one