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First build help (check my spec)

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September 16, 2012 7:22:28 PM

Please can you check this spec to see if i could improve or get it a bit cheaper

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£230.30 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler (£14.12 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: EVGA 130-SB-E685-KR ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£129.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£26.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£69.59 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card (£48.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£25.42 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Inwin MANA136 WHITE ATX Mid Tower Case w/300W Power Supply (£45.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.58 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: LG E2742V-BN 27.0" Monitor (£188.09 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£69.10 @ CCL Computers)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard (£13.66 @ Dabs)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M5050 Wired Optical Mouse (£3.85 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £877.99

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September 16, 2012 7:26:53 PM

What games would I be able to run and what settings would they run on?
September 16, 2012 7:41:23 PM

TheConanRider said:
What games would I be able to run and what settings would they run on?

In terms of what games and how well. Without wishing to be rude, not many, not very well. To be honest, there are several things that could do with adjusting. Firstly, do you really need i7. Unless you are doing fairly high-end photo/video editing, and quite a lot of it, or CAD, there is virtually no point in i7 (I wouldn't necessarily recommend the 2600K, anyway). Much better to use something like i5-3570K processor, and Z77 motherboard, which would free up some funds, for a decent graphics card, that would give better gaming, if that's what you are looking for.
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