I'm planning to buy a new PC to be used for gaming, whilst not spending too much. Can anyone give this build a quick once over and see whether they can suggest any improvements?
I am looking for tweaks such as: downgrades which will provide a significant saving without affecting performance or longevity of the system too much; upgrades that won't add much to the price but will provide a significant increase in performance or longevity; any other advice. I should say that I'm planning to have it built rather than building myself and planning to buy from Cougar-Extreme.
Overall, I'd like to reduce the price but will consider small upgrades if they represent good/excellent value for money.
I've pasted the spec below - I'd be grateful to hear what you guys think.
Or put it together yourself. I'd really stay away from those sites that offer custom build gaming computers cause they usually increase their profits by using off brand stuff. And some of them have pretty crappy support
-I'll differ w/ the poster above ..... most often ya get what ya pay for. Since ASrock only offers a 1 year warranty on the Z68 (2 years on the B3 boards), not the industry standard 3 year warranty offered by Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, etc., I wouldn't put ASrock on my acceptable list.
-I'd opt for a 900 MHz version of the 560 Ti w/ the bigger coolers as they usually the same price as the reference versions:
With regards to not using sites such as this to save money and due to bad support, I have managed to negotiate a substantial discount with one of their sales team and I have researched the company and found nothing but positive reviews, so I am not too concerned about ordering from them.
As for the advice on specific parts, I may be limited to the parts listed in the link above, so I may not have the choice of some of these if I do order from this company.
But perhaps it's a good idea to upgrade the RAM, as you say, and buy it without the monitor and purchase one separately.