Hi, this is my first post on this forum so I hope I put this in the right section, the other sections didnt really seem correct for the topic though ( also this has the most posts so I have the highest chance of getting an answer).
Basically I want to get my first gaming computer and I am planning to get it from pcspecialist, a trustworthy sight. I created what I think is a powerful system for gaming, however since not knowing much about what is important and such I wanted to check if these specs are good.
I want the pc to be able to play new games at highest/high settings with a decent fps. As this is my first gaming pc im also buying a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
So please tell me if any of it is totally unnecessary(Cause I would love to cut the price of this a little) or if I should improve anything.
Case: PCS MAELSTROM T900 black gaming case,
Processor: Intel core i7 quad core processor i7-960(3.20ghz) 4.8Gts/8mb cache
Motherboard: ASUS P6x58d Premium
Memory: 6gb samsung tri-ddr3 1333Mhz (3x2gb)
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce Gtx560 Ti
HardDrive: 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16mb Cache(7200 Rpm)
Power Supply: 800W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad rail PSU +120 mm case fan (£79)
Processor Cooling: SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER(£19)
Sound card: Sound blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audo(£32)
OS:Windows 7 home premium(£79)
Monitor: Illyama E2271HDS 22" LED Widescreen(£139)
Cable: HDMI Gold plated? cable(£8)
Keyboard: Logitech internet 350 USB Keyboard(£9)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Laser Gaming mouse(£42)
Logitech PC Headset 960 USB Digital Stereo with in-line volume control(£17)
6 Socket Compact2M UFO Surge Protector(£9)
Thats about it. Sorry about the random capitals, that is what it said. And yeah I couldnt say the prices for the core components, but that is because it was not said, and I didnt have the time to do the math.
And some other random notes, I mainly want the soundcard to raise fps, so if you can find a better one for that say. Also I could go for a 650W power supply but the Corsair 650W power supply that is shown is only a pound cheaper and does not sound like it has better features than the 800W.
If there is anymore information you would like to know please say, I will respond.
I see your monitor is a 1920x1080 resolution, so try to stretch your cash and buy a gtx570. You could scrap your Xfi sound card to help out with the extra cash, as the on board sound on most decent motherboards like your is plenty good enough for games and music.
Especially as your motherboard has all these decent sound features
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers exceptional 5.1 surround experience through the most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, “Bass enhancement” provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and “Voice clarification” provides clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these technologies, you may experience a better home-theater audio with ease.
Eliminate background noise while recording. This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.