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£600 pc, is it worth it?

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February 23, 2012 8:38:34 AM

I'm close to ordering a pre-build pc from pc specialist.co.uk for £600 or $964.03 and I just would like to know if it's a good deal or not as I want to be able to play Guild Wars 2 (an mmo) on ultra when it comes out in a few months but I really can't afford a top of the line pc.

Case = PCS MAELSTROM T900
CPU = AMD BULLDOZER EIGHT CORE FX-8120 (3.10GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3)
Motherboard = ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
Ram = 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
GFX Card = 2GB AMD RADEON™ HD6950 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
HDD = 250GB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
DVD player = 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Soundcard = ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO

(this also includes a £59 power supply, £19 cooling, 6 usb, and a basic network card, 3 year warranty, £19 delivery)

Everything else I already own like peripherals and OS etc, any help would be much appreciated thx :) 

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February 23, 2012 9:08:39 AM

I think you chose the wrong CPU for gaming, the FX-8120 seems to perform on par with the Pentium G620 and AMD's own Athlon X3 455 in most games. It should still be OK for GW2 I think but you could get a lot more for your money.
February 23, 2012 9:28:37 AM

Well.. mostly games have a better performance with a i5-2400 or a higher intel cpu. (even if you OC the FX-8120)
I think you could spend better your money too.
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February 23, 2012 12:00:42 PM

Ok thx guys, I'm changing the cpu to the quad core Vitor mentioned. I'll shop around more for better deals before I settle on this though.
February 23, 2012 1:53:31 PM

If you intend to overclock, go with an i5 2500k, if not, an i5 2400 or 2500 should be fine.

On your budget, the i7 doesn't make sense performance/price wise.
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