New computer help?

  silverdragon41 00:31 02 Mar 2012
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I just visited a website that sells computers and you can customise. I need a little help. I want a gaming pc for £800 or less. I customised 2 and need advice if they are any good. This one is £750

CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid Tower Gaming Case with see-thru side panel

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case, and match the colour of the fans already in the case

Cyberpower Noise Reduction Technology: None

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.00 GHz Quad-Core APU w/ Integrated Radeon HD 6550D

Overclocking Service: No Overclocking

Cooling Fan: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 with 3 x Direct Contact heat-pipes CPU Cooling Fan Overclockable XXX

Coolant for Cyberpower Advance WaterCooling Kits: NONE

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-A75-D3H A75 Chipset AMD Dual Graphics Support DDR3 Socket FM1 Ultra Durable 2 ATX w/ USB On/Off Charge, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI

Internal USB/SATA Expansion Module: NONE

MEMORY: 8GB (2x4GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS3 w/Heat Spreader Overclockable XXX)

VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon HD 6870 PCI-E 16X 1GB DDR5 Video Card, Eyefinity 4 capable [+64] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

VIDEO CARD 2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics

Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts Power Supplies (CoolerMaster 850watt Silent ProModular Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready)

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)

Data Hard Drive: NONE

Hard Drive Cooler: None

External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)

Optical Drive 2: NONE

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

  silverdragon41 00:34 02 Mar 2012

Second one is for £800

CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid Tower Gaming Case with see-thru side panel Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan Cyberpower Noise Reduction Technology: None CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3GHz 6MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics Overclockable XXX Overclocking Service: No Overclocking Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (Asetek CPU Water Cooling Overclockable XXX) Coolant for Cyberpower Advance WaterCooling Kits: NONE MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ BT GO! LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 3 PCIe Gen2, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI Overclockable XXX Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: None Internal USB/SATA Expansion Module: NONE MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand) VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) VIDEO CARD 2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics Dedicated PhysX Card: None Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts Power Supplies (Coolermaster 600Watt Silent Pro Gold Modular Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready) Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) Data Hard Drive: NONE Hard Drive Cooler: None External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR) Optical Drive 2: NONE SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

  KRONOS the First 02:46 02 Mar 2012

Which website are these quotes from?

  silverdragon41 03:25 02 Mar 2012

http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/

I need to sleep, so will check in tomorrow. Thanks for help in advance :D

  KRONOS the First 08:41 02 Mar 2012

I think I would prefer your second selection only because I have a Z68 mobo and the 2500K myself and I build my own.

1 am not overly keen on one large hard-drive as if it fails, and this can happen I had two hard-drives fail in one week. So I tend to go for two smaller drives with one acting as a backup to the C drive. I can see no mention of an operating system which will also increase your budge.

  silverdragon41 13:51 02 Mar 2012

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition). Yes, that knocks up the price to £890

Switching to a lower Hard drive only lowers price by £3.

just as difficult that I thought this would be haha. I only want a good gaming computer that will last a few years or so.

  KRONOS the First 15:26 02 Mar 2012

It is a good base to start with. It will play anything you throw at and you can always upgrade graphics cards etc in the future.

  silverdragon41 21:52 02 Mar 2012

I may have to downgrade on what I wanted. 800 is max :(

  KRONOS the First 23:39 02 Mar 2012

I'll see what I can do by lowering the price a bit tomorrow.

Sent from my iPad.

  retep888™ 01:43 03 Mar 2012

I've re-configured & altered some of your key components,the system comes to £741.60 including VAT but please note no OS was included.

Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3GHz 6MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics

Cooling Fan: ARCTIC FREEZER 13 CPU FAN with 4 direct heatpipes, High performance and Ultra quiet

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard

MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand) (tried to put in 2x4 GB RAM instead but the extra price is ridiculous )

VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Coolermaster 750Watt GX Bronze Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready)

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs

USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

Operating System: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY(NO OVERCLOCKING AVALIABLE)

WARRANTY SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support HOME INSTALLATION SERVICE: NONE

  silverdragon41 22:32 03 Mar 2012

Hmm, still over 800 with the OS. Well, this has given me some ideas of whats good. I just need to lower it a little

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