it looks ok but the graphics could definitly be better. also, the guy didnt list the psu, which is very important
I was hoping that cause Morrowind is a 2002 release and not a modern game it'd be able to cope.
Messaged the guy about the PSU. Is this mainly for future upgradability or so that it can handle GFX card overclocked kind of thing?
A P67, Z77 or Z68 motherboard is needed for overclocking. For that Sandy Bridge chip, would advise a Z68 board.
That PSU is fairly low quality, I can see why it isnt mentioned in the product page. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-cit-black-edition-c...
Only provides 324W through its dual 12v rails (should only have one), which is nowhere near its advertised wattage.
Is not 80+ certified, so its efficiency is below 80% and voltage control is unknown.
Has the bare minimum of power cables, only two SATA and no PCI-E connectors.
Also that I have never heard of CIT. Likely a low quality budget brand.
I wouldnt get this system, you can easily get better for your cash.
With VAT at 20% I wasn't sure I could build a cheaper system once postage and VAT is added on. I used to use DABS which often offered the best prices. I'll check out how much it would cost to build the same system with the better MB and PSU.
Whenever I find custom or newbuilds there seems to be this snag or other - usually the price
But for the extra cost, you get quality parts and a more powerful build.
And if a pre-built computer is made of good parts and is balanced in its component choices, often it will cost a ton more than it would to build it yourself.
My concerns are these:
Will the CPU fan fit onto the CPU above and can any dude use the thermal paste to fit it all together?
Are the CPU, MB, GFX card, and memory all compatible and suitable for overclocking the GFX card?
Are there different versions of the Zotac GTX 460 1GB NVIDIA GFX card and if so am I buying a good one?
The CPU is the same price as a Intel Core i5-3350 3.00GHz S1155 6MB. Erm, what's the difference?
I'm doggedly sticking to using XP pro as it's simple and works and I already own it. I know that means sacrificing 4+GB of memory but if that turns out to be an issue can always buy Win7 later.
And the intel CPU fan has thermal paste applied. May be worth getting a SSD
What's with these SSDs? I bought a laptop for a friend with an SSD and although it was specced faster than my current laptop, it ran about 10 times slower even though it was freshly installed. The only reason I could find was that the SSD access was dog slow. Hence I've been steering well clear of SSDs ever since.
Recently though some people have been recommending them again. I've been using computers heavily for over 20 years and never had a failed HD, so the only reason I'd buy an SSD was if I knew it was more reliable, faster, cheaper and longer living. I'm not into just buying tech just cause it's new - can't afford to. So what's the deal?