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March 2, 2012 10:52:51 AM

Hi all, just orderd my new rig today , so excited :) 

i went for the scan radius overclockd bundle

http://www.scan.co.uk/3xs-overclocked-bundles

i5 2500k 3.3ghz overclocked to 4.7 ghz

corsair h60 cpu cooler

asus p8z68 -v gen3

8GB cosair vengeance 16000mhz

650w corsair enthusiast series 80 plus bronze

that bundle cost £497 is this a fair price?

also i bought this graphics card

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-msi-gtx-570-twin-...

with this case

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-elite-430-a...

and a 500 GB hard drive

total cost £853!

the guy from scan said i still might struggle to play ultra high settings on bf3 is he right??

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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 11:02:40 AM

I don't think you'll struggle with Ultra settings in BF3.
March 2, 2012 11:10:58 AM

ah ok, was hopin someone would reply along them lines :) 

maybe the salesman wanted more cash out of me
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March 2, 2012 11:42:17 AM

i never thought about youtube videos, thanks man!
March 2, 2012 11:44:40 AM

Added another link from Tom's.....I think you'll be fine but a lot depends on your AA settings and monitor rez.

Looks like a nice rig!
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 11:56:19 AM

great! ;) 
March 2, 2012 12:18:18 PM

thanks for links guys, im going to be using a 24" lcd hd ready tv as my monitor ( bush branded) its 1080p
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 12:35:14 PM

^have a good time lolllll!!!!!!!
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 12:42:36 PM

bullzeye82 said:

the guy from scan said i still might struggle to play ultra high settings on bf3 is he right??



It's amazing how many people are in the job of selling pc components who never actually use them.

March 2, 2012 1:07:48 PM

no u wont strugle at that resolution

u might get lag only at resolution of 1600 :) 
March 2, 2012 2:44:33 PM

what is resolution of 1080? i thought 1080 was the highest resolution full hd
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 4:17:55 PM

nope its almost to the medium of highest resolutions. But in response to your sale person saying you cant handle bf3, is a common sales marketing pitch line. You can buy this and still not be able to run it. I am sure that even when people buy the to of the line, the sales person is always looking at any weak point he can lie to come up with to get you to buy better or more parts. as well as when new hardware comes out later on, hes gonna want you to come back and buy the newest. Why?, obviously for more MONEY!!!. trust me i have friends in the PC retail industry as well and friends that are always buying parts. Its all one big game.
March 2, 2012 6:14:24 PM

yeah just like i thought , typical salesman tryna get more cash from me, well its not happening yet, but i am planning on goin sli in the near future
March 2, 2012 6:24:26 PM

This looks like a pretty promising build man, Good luck with it!
March 2, 2012 9:12:48 PM

thanks firewood, im really looking forward to it, its the most expensive pc ive ever bought, hopeing it will play bf3 and fsx on ultra, after years of playing fsx on low detail,lol cant wait to see buildings and trees instead of just flat ground :) 
March 2, 2012 9:27:53 PM

"GTX 570 OC = £260, HD 6850 Crossfire X OC costs £170 and performs about 10% better ;) . And yes lets leave it there :p  its so obvious now it hurts."

some guy just said this to me on facebook, if that's true then im not happy, £100 cheaper than mine and performs 10% better?
March 2, 2012 9:36:14 PM

bullzeye82 said:
"GTX 570 OC = £260, HD 6850 Crossfire X OC costs £170 and performs about 10% better ;) . And yes lets leave it there :p  its so obvious now it hurts."

some guy just said this to me on facebook, if that's true then im not happy, £100 cheaper than mine and performs 10% better?


Any time you tell folks what you bought, or what you're going to buy, there is going to be some hater tool that tells you what you should have bought. Don't sweat it, you've got a nice rig there.....not to mention I don't think his figures are quite accurate, by why even bother debating that with him. Just remove him from your news feed :) .
March 3, 2012 12:44:31 AM

Thanks cata, it just kinda put a dampner on my exitement, anyway what do you think of the corsair h60 cooler? yey or nay?

i had the choice of that or the dark rock pro cooler, but i read somewhere the fitting is horrendous for that cooler, even though it is a good cooler.

so i opted for the h60! i hope it was a good choice, especially with scan overclocking the cpu to 4.7 :o 

i just gotta wait till tuesday before i get the pc, they need to do a 24 hr test on the overclock to make sure everything is fine

the wait is killing me!! lol
March 3, 2012 12:57:34 AM

I'm afraid I don't know much about liquid cooling....but you gotta start asking BEFORE you order stuff :wahoo:  I think its hard to go wrong with Corsair though. One of my favorite brands.
March 3, 2012 2:37:47 PM

well after reading a few reviews of the h60 cooler it seems to perform well and keep the temps down to 60 degrees on full load overclocked to 4.7

in the future i will ask before i upgrade , thanks again cata ;) 


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