New Desktop - 2nd opinions please!

  HCFC_CLARK 20:38 26 Nov 12
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Just ordered a new desktop from PC Specialists, spend £690 and just wanted some 2nd opinions on the specs before its too late for me to make changes.

I'll be using it as an all round desktop, with multitasking and some gaming too.

Anyway, here are the specs;

Case InWIN MANA-136 BLACK GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU) AMD FX-4170 Quad Core CPU (4.20GHz/4MB CACHE/AM3+)

Motherboard ASUS® M5A97 R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s, Windows 8 Ready!)

Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)

Graphics Card 2GB AMD RADEON™ HD7850 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler (£19)

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

Network Facilities WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD (£16)

USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Operating System Genuine Windows 8 Standard Edition 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software FREE 60 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 2010 Professional Edition

Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)

Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days Quantity 1

Price: £690.00 including VAT and delivery.

Just wanted to get some 2nd opinions on everything,

Thanks guys!

  nickf 21:27 26 Nov 12
  spuds 10:34 27 Nov 12

A couple of things.

I wouldn't bother about the freeware software being provided, and you might need to install Revo to un-install these two items, if you choose something different.

You also seem to suggest that the warranty is going to cost (£5). Can you give more information on this.

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