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Build Advice Is this a decent computer/value for money?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aktoura, 4 Feb 2011.

  1. aktoura

    aktoura New Member

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    Wondering if the following build is worth the money? I want a decent enough gaming pc that has room for upgrading when I have the money.

    I have no need of peripherals.

    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Processor
    Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Module Kit
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 Motherboard
    1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 3.5" Hard Disk Drive
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    LG GH22NS50 22x DVDRW
    Antec 300 Tower Case
    650W Corsair TX650W Power Supply
    1 Year Return to Base Warranty
    TP-Link Wireless-G PCI Card
    Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ Evo CPU Cooler
    We will custom-build your system within 5-7 days
    Your System Total:
    £673.12 inc VAT, £560.94 ex VAT

    It is from cconline.com

    Has anyone every used them? If so what would you rate their build quality and customer service like?

    Cheers folks
     
  2. barney magru

    barney magru New Member

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    Hey mate,

    generally speaking in terms of decent gaming performance, the gpu is more important than the cpu.

    Personally, I would swap the 1090t (£160) for a pII x4 955 (£102) and put the money into the graphics card..Either a gtx 460 1gb (£130-150) 5850 (£150+) or a 6870 (£165-190). You could swap the corsair psu for a coolermaster silent pro 600w modular (£69) which is great and comes with a 5yr warranty.

    -bm
     
  3. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Never used them so I can't comment there. As for the build, it's a classic pre-built gaming PC; a CPU that's way over spec compared to the graphics card. If you have the option to go for a cheaper CPU and get a better graphics card (or no graphics card at all then buy one yourself) then do so.

    Don't got too cheap on the CPU though, a phenom II X4 is about what you need. Anything below might begin to stuggle in CPU intensive games, depending on what you play.
     
  4. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    As stated, overpowered CPU and underpowered GPU. Otherwise sound component choices.
     
  5. Dae314

    Dae314 New Member

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    According to scan your motherboard doesn't support 1600MHz memory meaning your memory clock will drop down to 1333MHz when you try to use it.

    This isn't the only option, but if you spend about £11 more this board supports the memory clock you want and has SLI support and has USB3.0 and has SATA 6.0 Gb/s support (according to the manufacturer) which will work fine with SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDDs in case u worry about that.

    this power supply is also only £3 more but you get modularity and 4 PCI-E power connectors which you'll need if you plan to crossfire two cards (which you can do on the msi board) which need 2 PCI-E power connectors each.

    Although both of those power supplies are way over what you need for your build and you could probably go for a good 500W PSU like this, but that might limit you a bit in terms of future upgrading.

    Also get a stronger graphics card and go for Phenom II x4 like others said.

    And I just noticed ur getting that custom built... so the price differences for the components I said might be wrong. It's often better to build it yourself so you catch mistakes like the motherboard & memory not being fully compatible.
     

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