I am looking for some help advice as to get the best system I possible can for the money I have to spend.
I want to buy a pre built pc installed with windows 7 64 bit (any edition)
I am unable to build my own system and would be a nervous wreck to even attempt this, However I would like to get the best system I can and add to it in the future maybe add a second graphics card and Blu Ray Re Writer for starters
One more thing I would like is for the system to be quite fast I have seen some Apple macs that boot and are ready to go in seconds rather than waiting as I do with my current laptop (HP Pavillion DV7 2070ea)
My budget £1100 no more (its my birthday present from dad he will not go a penny more) I will need a monitor included in the budget (24 inch HD)
The system will only be used for the below:
Gaming (would very much like to play WoW with everything maxed out on a 24 inch monitor)
Downloading movies and playing through my 50 inch plasma via HD connection
Downloading music movies
iTunes / playing music
Burning DVD’s / CD’s
Microsoft Office 2010 (I already have my own purchased)
(I would like a blu ray player)
This is the system I have found and thinking of ordering it came out number 1 in PC Advisor < £1000 desktop charts recently
Cooler Master Elite 370 Black ATX Case
Intel Core i7 2600K Processor at 3.4GHz
Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
8GB PC3-10666 DDR3 Memory
Radeon 6970 2GB Graphics Card
40GB Corsair Force SSD (Cache)
1000GB SATA 7200rpm Hard Disk
Samsung DVD-RW/Blu-ray Reader Combo Drive
600watt Corsair PSU
Onboard High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
Asus 24" VS247H Monitor
Chillblast Corded Keyboard and Mouse
Logitech S-220 Speakers
Ports on rear of system: *
6 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x PS/2 for keyboard
1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet for network
2 x DVI outputs
1 x Mini HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Please could people offer me their advice and opinions and help me out here?
Hi ajh1979. According to Toms hardware guide for WOW http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c... Intel and Nvidia is the way you should go in order to get maximum performance.
But I dont think a 6970 would have any problem even at 1920x1080. Imho you should go for a factory O/C edition gtx 570 like EVGA SuperClocked or Gigabyte's O/C editions, which they are at the same price of a reference 6970 but offer better performance (Toms also suggest 570 over 6970 at this price http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-performance-radeon... ).
The rest of you system is superb and I dont think that it requires any other change ^^.
However the only reason I decided to stick with the HD 6970 is so I could crossfire it with another HD 6970 in the future as the motherboard does not support SLi but supports Crossfire also the graphics card comes installed as crossfire ready
oO GTX570 is pricier than 6970??? Well that changes things. Hmm I just checked the mobo. It shouldnt be good neither for crossfire nor sli. the reason:
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
This is a mobo you should avoid if you want corssfire or sli. (since 6970 is cheaper go for crossfire cause everything is value for money ). I know its much more but (chillblast fail on this a bit ) Asus P8Z68-V Motherboard is a good option.
These should be a lot of Z68 2xPCI express x16 (that work x8,x8 on crossfire/sli) out there that they are cheaper if you want Xfire or sli.
MSI Twin Frozr III HD 6970: ^^ I have infinite faith in this company when it comes to gpu. They never failed me and they have one of the (imho the best) best cooling solutions (twin frozr) that you can find in gpus. Generally with 6970, I think you will not have any problem playing anything on 1080p (aka 1920x1080).
Hmm thats a nice article that i could find about pci express scaling: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p55-pci-express-sca... .
Well it wasnt that bad as I was expecting, but its not good either. It seems that the performance drop depends on chipset and on gpu (From 11% to 30%). Considering that you will buy a better gpu than these tested there should be a bigger bottleneck from pcie x4. Anyway I hope I helped you a bit. Good gaming with your new rig ^^.