Dino PC Veloce i7-860 5850

  pandaweaver2010 16:21 14 Jun 2010


I am looking at a gaming PC with around about £1000 budget (inc new monitor).

Basically I finish my A levels within a few weeks, and I promised myself a decent computer for the summer and University.

I have found the following PC:

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CPU: Intel® Core i7 860 (4 x 2.8GHz)
Operating System: Buying Ultimate seperately
Motherboard: Asus P7P55-M
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 2GB)
Hard Drives: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case: Xigmatek Asgard
PSU: 700W EZCool Tornado
Warranty: 3 Year Bronze Warranty

I am getting a student edition of Windows Ultimate for around £50 from software for students.

AS for the monitor, overclockers are selling a 24" Samsung HD LCD for £169.99 which is pretty cheap considering the brand.

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The only small modification I may make to the one above is that I will getter a better case and cooler for the CPU.

I am considering an SSD too but I may add this back in at a later date.

All in all, i have just about killed my budget! But I would rather pay a bit extra and get a system that is going to last a good few years. By comparison my computer at the moment is 1.2Ghz single core and 1gb of ram, on xp! I play games on my brothers computer!

Anyway, does anyone else think that this is good value for money, I haven't seen a sub 1000 system give so much spec.



  pandaweaver2010 16:23 14 Jun 2010

Sorry, posted wrong link for the computer:
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  birdface 17:34 14 Jun 2010

From another thread.

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  AL47 18:18 14 Jun 2010

Yes it is, I had exactly the same idea as you in Jan

I ended up building it myself
i7 920 overclocked to 3. 8 ghz
6 gb RAM at 1600 mhz
300 gb 10000 rpm hdd
1.5 tb hdd
Same graphics
850w psu
Blue ray drive
Haf 922 case

All for just over 1000

Is say its a fair price

  pandaweaver2010 18:25 14 Jun 2010

Yeah, I mean I looked at buying the components seperately, but it is more money,so it is nice to get someone to build it for you!

Were you pleased with your purchase?
The only thing is they are a small company, so the warranty is only worth the paper it is written on.

On the other hand though, I bet many of the manufacturers have their own warranty with the items, would this still be valid?



  AL47 19:25 14 Jun 2010

I quite enjoyed building it, never done it before

The main benefit with this is picking quality parts, all mime are branded, the RAM has a lifetime guarantee and my corsair psu has 5 year warranty
My motherboard is asus

I also got a good CPU cooler so could overclock it from 2.66 to 3.8 never some it before and was easy

My velociraptor drive is second only to ssds speed as a single drive

I'm very pleased with it I had a dual core laptop before this

The best bit is my monitor which cost 370 but its a dell u2410 ips panel with 5 year pixel perfect guarantee.. I will never use a tn panel again!

  07patty 17:47 20 Jun 2010

that system specified looks slightly expensive for what it actually is..

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