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Hey guys, can you find me a better spec PC at the same kind of price?

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August 17, 2012 12:57:19 AM

Hey all.
Can any of you find me a PC of a better spec than this for less then the £1300 price?

http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/novatechblacknti13.h...

I'm not looking to pay too much more.
Thanks. :) 
August 17, 2012 1:13:29 AM

Cool, 1300 GBP is about ~2000$

get this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£177.80 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler (£45.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.00 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.78 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£323.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£323.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £1321.65

This PC has about 192% the performance of the PC you listed for only ~1.6% more
August 17, 2012 6:53:51 PM

Wow, even with the I5 and the -8GB RAM? and I need that sort of hard drive size for gaming and media work I do.
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August 17, 2012 7:01:16 PM

jay2 said:
Wow, even with the I5 and the -8GB RAM? and I need that sort of hard drive size for gaming and media work I do.


Yes, for gaming you barely need 4GB of RAM but people buy 8GB kits because they are very cheap and the i7 is only good for extremely heavy video editing or photoshoping, in games they both perform exactly the same

take a look at this



As you can see, even in apps that properly use the extra virtual core of the i7 created by hyper threading it barely beats the i5



You might miss understood this image... the i7 beats the i5 by a large margin in SYNTHETIC benchmarks ONLY, those benchmarks are extremely optimized to use the extra virtual cores and measure only their bandwidth, theoretically this improves performance but in the practice it reduces it in applications that do not use the extra cores (games) and even if you use an aplication that makes proper use of the extra cores the performance difference is not going to be 33 or 52% like that image shows, a 20% at most.
August 17, 2012 8:13:31 PM

I'll be doing video editing, 3D rendering etc as well as gaming.
August 17, 2012 8:17:16 PM

jay2 said:
I'll be doing video editing, 3D rendering etc as well as gaming.


What kind of video editing??
August 17, 2012 8:25:41 PM

Camtasia studio, the Adobe suite, unreal, Cry engine 3, Mayer, 3D render.
August 17, 2012 8:33:47 PM

jay2 said:
Camtasia studio, the Adobe suite, unreal, Cry engine 3, Mayer, 3D render.


Nice, i love Cryengine... anyways, if any of those apps requires a significant amount of GPGPU power then the GTX6xx cards will not work for you.
August 17, 2012 10:17:06 PM

What card would you recomment? for the app's and gaming at top settings?
August 17, 2012 10:25:54 PM

jay2 said:
What card would you recomment? for the app's and gaming at top settings?


A 7970/7950



August 17, 2012 11:59:14 PM

Ok bud, can you do me a price up with the better card, and a 2GB hard drive please? Thanks for everything.
August 18, 2012 12:06:28 AM

jay2 said:
Ok bud, can you do me a price up with the better card, and a 2GB hard drive please? Thanks for everything.


Done!

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£178.40 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler (£45.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.00 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£78.06 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£88.50 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1008.83

With the modifications i did i think you should be able to get a second 7970 right now :D 
August 21, 2012 4:48:06 PM

Hey bud, sorry been away haven't been able to get on with my phone, whats that builds performance %. still shocked on the i5 info, would have thought a 7 would be miles better.
August 23, 2012 5:58:18 PM

Someone help me PLEASE, I'd hoped to have had my new PC by now .
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