so I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to computer hardware and the super technical stuff so I would like to know your opinion about this slightly "customized" Prebuild setup.
I live in canada, so I will be ordering from NCIX.com, i used one of their pre build mid range set ups and slightly added/removed some unessecary features to cut down cost. I will only order from this site because their store is in my city so i can save the shipping trouble.
Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: Under 1000 after taxes(preferred) excluding monitor, human input devices
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly low to mid level gaming, everyday home use
Are you buying a monitor: dont know yet we have a few here at home
Parts to Upgrade: none
Do you need to buy OS: Dont think so i have a windows ultimate edition
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard. OEM license? can someone please explain what that means?
Preferred Website(s) for Parts ncix.com
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Parts Preferences: none, as long as it works and i can play troubleless
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: dont know yet, nothing too big/fancy though
Additional Comments: The only thing that I really want out of this machine is to be able to play BF3 on at least low-medium settings, and that i am able to play other games smoothly (World of Tanks, Fallout 3 series, Medieval Total war, crysis 2). I am not a Hardcore gamer that needs/wants to max out every game, I just want a Rig that will reliably run games at Medium settings without trouble.
1 x Intel Core i5 3450 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail
1 x Please Use The Heatsink Included With My CPU -NOT Available With OEM Processors
1 x MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI VGA DX11 USB3.0 Motherboard
1 x Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte PC3-12800 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory
1 x XFX Radeon HD 6870 Dual Fan 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini Display Port P *IR-$15.00*
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS TOP USB2.0 1394 Audio
1 x XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
1 x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter
1 x PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
COST is: $977.48 after Taxes
If there is a cheaper option for me to reach my goals from the same website please let me know, I am all ears. And again nothing too fancy, the games I play dont have to be maxed out, I am more than happy with Med to High settings alone.
Thank you for your input guys, greatly appreciated.
For what you describe, this system seems fairly adequate.
I'm not familiar with ncix.com, but my only recommendations would be: consider a fairly affordable system disk SSD, and maybe use a different PSU company like corsair. I've only ever owned XFX graphics cards, not power supplies so I can't vouch for them.
Not sure how much they charge to build it, but it would be a cool project if you did it yourself instead, and might be able to shave some money off that cost.
Thanks for the replyeveryone. I was also thinkng if i should get a laptop instead, i wouldnt mind the mobility. I dont want a high end one because of the cost. But i found one that has a medium level card that will run most of the games i play just fine, but could this one run bf3 on low settings? If not no big deal just wondering http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65174&vpn=K53SV-DH51&manu...
Thanks for the replyeveryone. I was also thinkng if i should get a laptop instead, i wouldnt mind the mobility. I dont want a high end one because of the cost. But i found one that has a medium level card that will run most of the games i play just fine, but could this one run bf3 on low settings? If not no big deal just wondering http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtCe2u77-ts&feature=yout...
could they run bf3 too maybe on low settings?
also i know a desktop will be better than a laptop in gaming, but I dont need a high end gaming PC and since I am on a budget a medium/higher end laptop is just the smarter choice for me atm