Got this from Cyberpower.co.uk and was just wandering (i am no expert on computers but i do think that for a casual gamer this build is a good deal) so is this build good for playing games like Guild wars 2, Diablo 3 etc on high graphics??One more thing i am not sure about is cooling systems so if you could also let me know if this cooling system will be suitable for the geforce 550 ti, i am not planning on overclocking or really playing for more than 3 hours at a time at max. The total price comes to £644.40. Thanks for the help.
CAS: CoolerMaster K350 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/USB3 Black
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics ***Overclockable XXX***
CS_FAN: Default Case Fan
FAN: Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (Asetek CPU Water Cooling ***Overclockable XXX***)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2x4GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston Value Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z77A-G43 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 1x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI ***Overclockable XXX***
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY(NO OVERCLOCKING AVALIABLE)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 500 Watts Power Supplies [+10] (CyberPower 500W Gaming Power Supply (No Overclocking recommended))
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USB1: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+48] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics
VIDEO3: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
And after converting £644.40 to US dollars I see we are talking $1010.29. I say you can do a lot better than that system if you built your own. A LOT BETTER!
I'll get back with you in a few with some suggestions.
Hi, I did a LOT of research at the cyberpower site here in the US before deciding to build my own and found their forums helpful for company related issues. If I did not build my own they were the company I would have gone through. I don't know what all the differences are between the US and UK sites, but after a quick look I would recommend at least a couple of changes if you decide to go through cyberpower:
Change to either the coolermaster or corsair 650w power supply, 1) you don't want to be using the max wattage and 2) here in the us anyway the cyberpower psu's have a horrible reputation and are referred to on the cyberpower forums as the #1 known system killer....
Also look at the hd 7770, it uses less power than the older cards and will perform better than the 550 in today's games. If you have any extra money put it towards an even better graphics card.
If you don't plan on overclocking then intels stock cooler would be fine, but I would get a corsair carbide 300r case, they are VERY well cooled (your choice may be fine, I just have no experience with it.)
With those choices, or building your own with the advice of the knowledgeable members here, you should be very happy...
the total with the cooler comes out to £608.45 without shipping cost. If you don't get the Corsair cooler the price of the cooler might offset your shipping cost.
Since the pre-built unit didn't have an OS I didn't factor that into the equation. This is just an example of what you can get for your money your taste in manufacturers may differ but you have a general idea of what you can accomplish and enjoy a much better gaming experience.