Hi Guys planning on ordering a pre built system my total budget is £1400 (Monitor needs to be included in this price)
(Please note I am pre building a system as I am not able to build myself)
The below system is coming in at exactly £1400 my top budget any advice or comments are much appreciated before I place my order on Friday.
The system will be used for
Gaming (WoW Cata / Dawn Of War Series / Starcraft 2) Wish to play these at maxed out settings (Ultra)
Downlaoding Movies - Streaming to 50" tv via HDMI connection
Burning DvD's / CD's
Watching Blu Rays via HDMI to TV
Microsoft Office 2010 (have my own retail copy)
Here are the details of my system:
Cooler Master Elite 430 Case
Intel Core i7 2600K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
Corsair A70 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Generic thermal paste
Asus P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard
16GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (4 x 4GB sticks)
ASUS DIRECT CU II RADEON HD6970
1st Hard Drive:
120GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive
2nd Hard Drive:
2000GB IntelliPower Hard Disk
1st Optical Drive:
Samsung Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive
2nd Optical Drive:
Sony 24x DVD-RW Drive
Corsair TX 750W PSU
Onboard High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
27" Asus VE278Q Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor
For your use I5 2500K would serve you just as well. The extra thread capabilities of the I7 would come in play if you ran multihreaded rendering or editing programs. Just saying if you want to save some money.
It will only save me an additional £50 to downgrade to the i5 thats why I thought I may as well leave it as is in regards to future proofing the system should I wish to use it for more demanding tasks in the future
I can change the ram from 16 GB 1333 mhz to 8 GB 1600 mhz for no cost but not sure if I should do this or not?
I will also be including an additional 2 x blue led case cooling fans for additional cooling to the build.
Another option is reducing teh monitor to a very similar ASUS 24 inch for a £25 saving however i liked the thought of a 27 inch monster but not sure it would be better for gaming it may be worse due to being so close?
Just really liked the thought of a super big screen but like i say it may be a mistake???
This second build is much closer to what you need, but you should still drop the processor down to an i5-2500k.
A 4.0 GHz OC on either the i5 or the i7 is very insignificant. If they are charging you extra for this overclock, drop it and OC the machine yourself. You can EASILY get it over 4.0 GHz just using an automatic overclocking program. Check out the recent article that Tom's did. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/automatic-overclock...
Hi thanks for your reply
There is no charge for the overclock if I wanted to overclock to 4.5ghz they will charge £19 + vat but I also have to upgrade the cpu cooler at £32 + vat which I am considering.
The only other thing im considering is upgrading the power supply to a 750 watt Corsair for £35 + vat