Hi guys, Im putting together a PC build for a friend I game with, a group of us have started to play BFBC2 and his computer cant handle it so he wants to buy a new one. He is fairly casual so around £550 is an ideal price.
Would also hope for it to run the new Battlefield, I imagine what I have put together wont do it on max but low to medium I hope.
Anyway, id like to get some opinions, is this build worth the money and are there any parts I should sub out?
Approximate Purchase Date: (ASAP)
Budget Range: (£500-£600)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming)
Parts Not Required: (Only parts listed are needed)
Yes that is the HDD that cutebeans was referring to.
I don't understand why you are using a German site when you/your friend is, presumably, in Scotland?
Surely it would be better/easier/cheaper to use a site based in the UK?
Anyway, when I went through the PC Configurator on that site, choosing the same or similar components there were quite a few other options for ~650W PSUs which are superior to the GS700 for a similar or cheaper price.
XFX PRO650 Core Edition
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 675
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620
Antec Earthwatts EA-650D Green
Corsair TX650 V2
Super Flower SF650P14XE Golden Green Pro
Personally I think I would choose the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 675 as it is modular.
Tall heatspreaders on memory modules these days are unnecessary and are just likely to cause compatibility issues if you ever decided to install an aftermarket CPU heatsink. So unless you know that your friend will never want to install a CPU cooler, or doesn't mind being restricted in choice then I would suggest changing to a set without tall heatspreaders.
8GB-Kit Corsair Vengeance Low Profile blau PC3-12800U CL9 €45.29
Art.Nr.: HV20CO74DE http://www4.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=48...
He is in Scotland yes, I always use this site when im configuring PCs, the prices are good and delivery/build is fairly cheap. He isnt confident in building it himself and im in Ireland/He's in Scotland so I cant build it for him
I tried overclockers, overclock and cyber power, both were much more expensive.
Ill sub out the PSU for the thermaltake one then. I doubt he will ever change anything in it but might aswell change the RAM aswell and leave him the choice.
Aside from those changes would this build be about the best option to go for in his price range?
Pixmania.co.uk (technically a french Co but U.K. warehouse, always done fine by me)
and don't forget amazon and egay, sometime you can grab a deal,
see if you can't trim a few quid off and maybe uprate the bling factor on that case
if he wanted to ofc