Opinion on this PC ?

  GeorgeGeee 07:53 11 Jul 2012
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VIBOX-COBRA-112-QUAD-CORE-i5-2500K-NVIDIA-GTX-560-2TB-FAST-GAMING-COMPUTER-PC-/221005292034?pt=UKComputingDesktopPCs&hash=item3374f12202#ht1796wt1139

Specs:

Intel i5 2500K Quad Core CPU 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM 2TB Hard Drive Storage Space NvidIa GeForce GTX 560 Graphics Card High Performance Motherboard Stylish Tower Case & 500W PSU

I have a few concerns about this PC package. I know for a fact that the CPU/RAM is sufficient, and the HDD seems sufficient too. However I have doubts about the GPU/PSU.

The PSU is 500w, and the minimum requirements for the GTX 560 is 450w, could that cause an issue being so close to the minimum requirement?

Also, I wanted to get the GTX 560ti, but it seems computers with this GPU are a lot more expensive. Will I be missing out on much? Is the GTX 560 still a very good GPU? I'm currently using an NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, so I know it will still be a huge upgrade in comparison. I intend to play games such as ARMA 2 on high settings with this new PC, due to my current PC running them on the lowest settings at 30fps. This graph ( http://www.geforce.com/Active/en_US/shared/images/products/shared/lineup.png ) on the NVIDIA website shows little difference between the 560 and the 560ti, will I be safe using the 560 for a good few years without upgrading? I intend to run games on medium-high settings at 60fps.

Opinions on this PC?

  KRONOS the First 09:24 11 Jul 2012

Whereas with a quality PSU 500W would be enough for this PC but as I suspect the PSU will be of a lesser quality then I have my doubts.

As you quite rightly say there is very little difference between the 560 and the 560Ti so I think that your GPU will fit your needs.

The PSU is another matter,I would get in touch with the seller and ask him what make/model it is.

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