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Buying a new modern pc in the next few weeks. Need some advice.

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September 10, 2012 5:41:27 PM

Ok I'm planning to replace this ancient computer with a much more modern one.

Firstly here's a few things I've pretty much decided on:

I plan on getting a system with the latest specs but am a bit confused with how far I should go with a few things.

Basically I'll be using it for movies, games and surfing, multitasking, big spreadsheets, extracting large files. I want it to be future proof for at least 4-5 years and have no plan on overclocking it as I'm not into PC gaming hugely and it wouldn't benefit me in the long term.


I will be getting the system from Overclockers pre built using their online system configurator for a "Intel Gaming PC" System Configuration - Overclockers UK http://www.overclockers.co.uk/syscon_int.php?prodid=FS-291-OK

Don't wanna build it myself and it just saves the hassle. I know it will be more expensive this way but I'd rather pay extra for the convenience.

I plan on getting this spec

NZXT Phantom Enthusiast USB3.0 Full Tower Case - Black
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50GHz with Prolimatech Lynx CPU Cooler
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
OCZ ZS Series 750W PSU
Adata XPG Gaming v1.0 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz C9 Dual Channel Kit
OcUK GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5
Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RP
DVD writer


How is this system? I'm not sure on a few things.

Will the motherboard work well with the rest of those components or should I choose a different one?

What about the graphics card? Is it a good, decent card for the price? I don't want to spend like £400 on one as they go so out of date fast, but I would like a system that plays all the latest games at a decent clip. I dont really know much about graphics cards tbh but the GTX 670 seems a good choice for a modern day card? Nvidia the way to go generally speaking?

One other thing I'm looking for is that the computer system must have at least 1 USB 3.0 port at the FRONT. The ones I see always have USB 3.0 at the back. Preferably two 3.0's at the front. I'm surprised they are so hard to find in this configuration? What case would be ideal for this in the link above? The case I've selected seems to have 1 USB 3.0 at the front but would like two of them at the front tbh.

What PSU power supply should I get with it? Like I said I dont plan to overclock it or add more inside later on. I'm sticking to this machine and wont be crossfiring. is 750w overkill for the components above?

Lastly it would be nice if there is a way to hook this pc up which will be upstairs to my tv downstairs. Is there a way to do this without a long trail HDMI going downstairs?

What are these wireless 1080p HDMI receivers like?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Video-Audio-Transmitter-Receiver/dp/B005K2RG64/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1347298720&sr=8-3

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
September 11, 2012 2:30:59 PM

Your configuration is fine.

Why do you need two USB 3.0 at front?

Which TV model do you have ?
Please be descriptive.Because there are many ways in which you can stream your files to TV.

September 11, 2012 4:58:31 PM

Well I plan to use usb 3.0 sticks and drives and having two at the front would be so much easier as the computer will go under the desk and would be a fiddle to have to plug them into the back.

I have a Samsung 55" UE55D7000 3D LED TV. I was planning on playing games with it as well as streaming but the computer will be upstairs and the tv is downstairs. Was wondering if these new hdmi wireless receivers would be ideal for it? I'm guessing not as they would introduce lag etc. But they cost so much.
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September 11, 2012 5:12:44 PM

Forgot to say the main screen for the computer will be a Sony 40" 1080p screen so I don't need insane resolutions any higher than 1080p.
September 12, 2012 9:29:03 AM

boco77 said:
Well I plan to use usb 3.0 sticks and drives and having two at the front would be so much easier as the computer will go under the desk and would be a fiddle to have to plug them into the back.


Use should go with
Cooler Master HAF X which has 2xUSB 3.0 at its front port.
http://www.coolermaster.in/product.php?product_id=6653 :) 

boco77 said:
I have a Samsung 55" UE55D7000 3D LED TV. I was planning on playing games with it as well as streaming but the computer will be upstairs and the tv is downstairs. Was wondering if these new hdmi wireless receivers would be ideal for it? I'm guessing not as they would introduce lag etc. But they cost so much.

There are many more options available for merely few bugs or for free.

For those wireless 1080 HDMI I dont have any ideas about its performance. :) 
The below links will give you the idea :-
http://www.pcworld.com/article/227859/can_i_wirelessly_...

http://www.ehow.com/how_4477934_connect-pc-tv-wirelessl...
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