Sorry if this is in the wrong catergory, not sure where it should go =\
my last computer just died from a HDD failure so I need to get a new PC, for both high(ish) performance gaming and word processing etc. Googled and found this one for £560 and I'm wondering if it's worth the money?
Xigmatek Asgard Case
Corsair CX 500W PSU
AMD Phenom II X2 560 BLACK 3.3GHz Processor
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 USB 3.0 and SATA 600 Motherboard
4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz RAM
Nvidia GTX 460 768MB PCI Express Graphics Card
Seagate 500GB SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache Hard Drive
7.1 Surround Sound Audio
High speed DVD and CD Rewriter
2 Front and 6 Rear USB Ports + 2 USB 3.0 Ports
The processor is too weak for that price, but otherwise it looks like there's no outright junk in the build. For that price, I'd think you'd at least get a Phenom II X4.
Make sure the hard drive is a 7200.12 model, nothing earlier.
Edit: I'm sure you realize you're paying a premium to have this prebuilt. If you build your own, you can probably do notably better (depending on local market availability). For example, if you were in the US, your budget would support a Sandy Bridge build, which would outperform even a Phenom II X6 in almost all applications.
No, now that system contains some junk, like the Thermaltake PSU. Also, the HD5750 is considerably weaker than the GTX460. The CPU is stronger than the Phenom II X2 560, but not enough to warrant that huge price premium.
There are a lot of guides online to building a PC, including videos on Youtube. Aside from some guides on this forum, Google really could be your good friend here, depending on what specifics interest you most.
I realize that you're looking at getting a new system but I have to ask what are the specifications of your old system? If they're not that bad, then perhaps a simple hard drive replacement and re-install of an operating system is in order; saving you a lot of cash.
The aspire is listed with an E7200 CPU, 500 GB SATA HDD, 16X DVDR, acceptable.
The power supply is 250 watt, RAM is 2x2 4gb DDR2, 5450 not a gaming card.
You should study the system builders marathons on this site.
750 Pds I think would buy a $1,000 build, an amazing PC by any measure. Opperating system not included.
Basically a good video card (gtx460).
Are you interested in over clocking?
The rest depends on that.
The is now 4gb DDR3 upgraded that a while ago.
There's a problem with getting a new PSU, as in most new psu's there's the little on/off switch on the back, but my case doesn't have a hole in it for that button to go, plus islts connnected to a secondary fan mounted on the back of the case inside.
I'm not really interested in overclocking the system, just looking for a good solid gaming and general use desktop checked out those building your own articles on this site looked at the budget ones only though, looking for something in the price range between the AMD and Int
Thanks man for the links I'll take a look over them when I finish work, which do you think is the best value for money and the most 'future' proof?
Oh and would buying the parts seperately and building it myself save much money?