New Gaming rig help, check specs & comment

  pioneer235 00:38 30 Apr 2009
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Hello, i been looking to buy new pc for a while and at start was thinking of AMD system, but now sticking to intel. following is the configuration, if anything seems shouldnt be in a gaming rig or isnt the best performance part, please comment
thank you

budget for base unit is £1500 and this comes to 1504(pc specialist)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Processor i7-920 (4 X 2.66GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache

Memory (RAM)
6GB CORSAIR XMS3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (3x2GB)

Motherboard
ASUS® P6T: DDR3, 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX on Demand

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence (£84)

USB Options
8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

1st CD/DVD Drive
22x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Graphics Card
1792MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX295 PCI Express - 2 x DVI / HDMI

Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

Case
ANTEC 1200 BLACK GAMING CASE

Power Supply & Case Cooling
800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£89) (Special Offer)

Processor Cooling
ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (£49)

Firewire & Video Editing
1 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD

think of this as your system what would u change? or add

  phono 01:02 30 Apr 2009

"think of this as your system what would u change? or add"

With the budget you have, and if it was for games only, I would buy a Playstation 3, lots of accessories and lots of games. ;^)

  retep888 02:15 30 Apr 2009

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PSU, a good brand as well, such as this one.You'll need min. 1 KW.

  wolfie3000 06:15 30 Apr 2009

Thats a pretty good rig but don't forget the peripherals,

With your budget you could afford to get a good gaming mouse, keyboard and if you so choose to a gamepad.

Also get a good set of speakers, 5.1 surround sound at least, as for the keyboard try to get one with low profile keys as there's nothing worse when gaming than having to thump keys down for them to respond.

Also make sure its a wired keyboard, manys a time on my wireless keyboard the batteries have died mid game and there's nothing more frustrating.

But as retep888 said a 1KW PSU is a must for that spec.

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