Please review my pre-built online pc before i purchase

Hi guys so just about to order a pc for a friend of mine.

Can anyone possibly just review this to check that all would work fine, and i have a good budget pc for around the £500.00 mark?

All advice is greatly appreciated in advance.

Biggest fear would be to buy somethign which dosnt work. Especially when its not my money.

Ima tech savy person, but id just like to make sure. (:

Please find all information detailed below: ( this is all from

CiT Vantage Type-R Gaming Case Black HD 4x120mm Red Fans Card Reader w/o PSU

POWER SUPPLY : 500W ScanFX PSU All Black with 120mm Quiet Fan ATX 12V V2.0

HARDRIVE : 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 3 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ

GRAPHICS CARD : 1GB EVGA GTX 650 Ti, SSC, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 5400MHz GDDR5, GPU 1071MHz, Cores 768, DL DVI/mHDMI+ AC 3 Game*

CPU : Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W Retail

MOTHERBOARD : Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX

RAM : 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800(1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

TOTAL COST - £515.97
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  1. Any advice is greatly appreicated!
  2. What will you use it for? It will work I cant see anything wrong with it. For a Gaming pc the graphics card is too weak. Did you see the Tom's graphic cards picks?

    Most builds I see are bigger power supplies if you want to put in a more powerful graphics card later. Its cheaper to get a bigger power supply now that is efficient then later.

    The build is ok. Its not going to be doing HD 1080p gaming with good FPS.

    When I look at best graphics cards October. I think you should go for Radeon HD 7850 1 GB which does not cost that much more then the graphics card you already have . Its going to give you excellent playability at 1080p.
  3. I've never heard of ScanFX PSUs.
    Might wanna consider more reputable brands; the PSU should be one of the last things you should cheap out on, or risk frying your components.
  4. you do know you GPU won't run at PCIe 3.0 speeds due to the motherboard being a Z68. Now in terms of performance of the GPU i don't know if this is really an issue but switching to a Z77 with PCie3.0 in my own personnel opinion would be a better option.

    i would also add a SSD cache drive for the O/S. Biggest performance boost you can do to a PC. you can get a 64GB version for around £60.
  5. The only advantage PCI-E 3.0 has is a larger bandwidth. Right now the GPUs aren't even able to max out PCI-E 2.0 yet.
  6. Too much CPU -- not enough GPU

    Snag an i3, or price an AMD rig.
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