I am in the process of putting to rest my 5 or so year old Compaq Presario C700 laptop (eurrrrghhh) and am looking to buy off either Overclockers UK or Cyberpower. My budget is under £700 - this is including the operating system as well. So, my question to you guys, which you may have heard many times before, can you recommend any builds built for gaming for the price, from knowledge - or better yet - experience which are up to date, as many other threads I've read are outdated.
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.
Budget Range: 650-700 UK pounds
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Schoolwork
Are you buying a monitor: No.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open to suggestions
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Don't mind
SLI or Crossfire: No, not currently
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 5 years gaming on a low-end notebook pc. Go figure.
I really love the build, but I will be unable to assemble the computer myself with no prior experience or extensive knowledge of how to put one together. Is it really that easy? the last thing i'd want is paying all the money and doing something wrong.
Is it worth switching the mobo and cpu out for L1155 ones instead of S1155? I've heard good things about the 2500k.
unless you are planing to overclock the i5 3550 is slightly faster that a stock i5 2500K (the are both clocked identically, but IVY is about 5% faster), but the 3550 cant be overclocked and the 2500k can.