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
More about600 worth
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.
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.