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April 9, 2011 5:58:35 PM

Ok, I am planning to get a new gaming PC, off a website called Pcspecialist. I have created a quote of what I think is a good PC however I really need to cut down on price a little. It is my first gaming Pc so I need a monitor, mouse and keyboard with it. I want it to be able to run todays and tomorrows video games on high graphics. But I need to cut the price by say a couple of hundred pounds(Yes pounds not dollars).

From my research I think i may have gone overkill on the Ram but you tell me.

Here is the PC:


Case
PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard
ASUS® P8P67 PRO (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s, CrossFireX™ & SLI

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready

2nd Graphics Card
NONE

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk
NONE

RAID
NONE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NONE

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TX SERIES (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU (£72)

Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£49)

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Floppy Disk Drive
NONE

Firewire & Video Editing
NONE

TV Card
NONE

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)

Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE

Monitor
IIYAMA E2473HDS 24" LED WIDESCREEN, 2 x HDMI/DVI-D HD 1920x1080 (£169)

2nd Monitor
NONE

DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables
NONE

Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision
NONE

Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® INTERENT 350 USB KEYBOARD (£9)

Mouse
LOGITECH® MX™518 OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE (£28)

Speakers
NONE

Webcam
NONE

Headsets (VOIP)
NONE

Surge Protection
NONE

Printer
NONE

External Hard Drive
NONE

Home Installation
NONE

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

Data Recovery
NONE

Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days

Miscellaneous
FREE Need For Speed™ World Starter Pack with any Nvidia® GTS450 or above!

Pricing Information


Price (excluding VAT)


£1,044.17

Price


£1,253.00

Order Quantity


1

Bulk Discount


£0.00

Total Order price (Ex VAT)


£1,044.17

Total Order Price


£1,253.00

Payment Method


Wattage


Maximum Required Power
546W

Thankyou.

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April 9, 2011 6:42:35 PM

Tht's a really good build you have put together.. Am really not sure as to where you can lower down the prices.. May be you can go for a HD 6950 instead of the GTX 570 and later flash it to a HD 6970.. My recommendation however is to stick with what you have chosen as of now..
April 9, 2011 10:20:37 PM

Thats over $2000 American Dollars; seems a bit pricey to me but those prices might be normal for you.
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April 9, 2011 10:35:31 PM

You could probably save a little more $ by building yourself instead of having them build it for you, if you wanted to.
April 10, 2011 1:27:30 AM

i'd go with a 6 gb/s sata HDD, since your motherboard can support it and the extra couple of pounds won't be any problem with a budget like this.
April 10, 2011 1:40:03 AM

I'm not sure it would be worth spending more for a 6GB/S drive.
April 10, 2011 9:05:34 AM

Dadiggle said:
That hdd change it to a Samsung F3 spinspoint. That 16mb cache one of you smell like a 1tb Barracuda who dropped like flies some time ago

Dvd writer get the Asus Dvd burner 24x speed
Do you need Ms office?
Open Office is free and well the same

Ram get these
Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz theyre cheaper

Mobo you can save more by looking for this one
MSI P67A-G45 B3 P67 SATA6Gb/s USB3.0 SLI/CF 8x/8x ATX


Thanks for the advice you put into that message but the problem is this website only gives you a certain selection of options and all of the hardware you suggested isnt on it. As far as I know this website is considered a good website and I couldnt find any better for gaming. So if you know of a better website(FOR THE UK) please say! And yes, I wouldnt be able to put together my computer :( .

The MS office is a free trial/starter and is free and anyway I have MS office myself already with one left use.

So yeah I would be VERY grateful if somebody could suggest a good website, Thanks.
April 10, 2011 9:13:31 AM

Emperus said:
Tht's a really good build you have put together.. Am really not sure as to where you can lower down the prices.. May be you can go for a HD 6950 instead of the GTX 570 and later flash it to a HD 6970.. My recommendation however is to stick with what you have chosen as of now..


I didnt know that thanks, however I think I have decided that I dont really need a PC that will run all games on highest Specs, infact Id probably be content with one that just ran recommended graphics, I think before I got a bit excited over running games on the highest specs. Ok so what I have done now is put together a PC that is alot cheaper, I think this new configuration will have alot more flaws than the other.
So again ay advice on where to add money and where to take money from. I want it be able to run recommended graphics and high graphics on Todays AND MOST IMPORTANTLY Tomorrows, I do not want this PC to last a year.

Again I think this still might be a bit overkill if im going for high/recommended graphs with a good fps, so if you think I can go cheaper please say.

Here are the specs:

Case
PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard
ASUS® P8P67 PRO (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s, CrossFireX™ & SLI

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready

2nd Graphics Card
NONE

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk
NONE

RAID
NONE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NONE

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TX SERIES (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU (£72)

Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£49)

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Floppy Disk Drive
NONE

Firewire & Video Editing
NONE

TV Card
NONE

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)

Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE

Monitor
IIYAMA E2473HDS 24" LED WIDESCREEN, 2 x HDMI/DVI-D HD 1920x1080 (£169)

2nd Monitor
NONE

DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables
NONE

Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision
NONE

Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® INTERENT 350 USB KEYBOARD (£9)

Mouse
LOGITECH® MX™518 OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE (£28)

Speakers
NONE

Webcam
NONE

Headsets (VOIP)
NONE

Surge Protection
NONE

Printer
NONE

External Hard Drive
NONE

Home Installation
NONE

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

Data Recovery
NONE

Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days

Miscellaneous
FREE Need For Speed™ World Starter Pack with any Nvidia® GTS450 or above!

Pricing Information


Price (excluding VAT)


£1,044.17

Price


£1,253.00

Order Quantity


1

Bulk Discount


£0.00

Total Order price (Ex VAT)


£1,044.17

Total Order Price


£1,253.00

Payment Method


Wattage


Maximum Required Power
546W

Thankyou.
April 10, 2011 9:14:50 AM

popatim said:
Thats over $2000 American Dollars; seems a bit pricey to me but those prices might be normal for you.


Yep, Im pretty sure that build was a bit extra.... Although American dollars and Uk Pounds really dont always translate on websites....
April 10, 2011 10:34:12 AM

kilo_17 said:
You could probably save a little more $ by building yourself instead of having them build it for you, if you wanted to.


I would love to but I really wouldt be able to,
maybe one day I will learn.

Thanks anyway

(And if you could comment on the new PC I suggested to Emperus I would be really grateful. Its not like this thread is on the front page anymore.)
April 10, 2011 1:08:33 PM

I think you could save on the processor cooling by a huge margin unless you are planning to overclock big time.
April 10, 2011 1:13:47 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
April 10, 2011 1:49:04 PM

Putting together a computer is not difficult at all, actually the hardest thing to me is connecting the power button.
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