Surface Pro 5 News - release date, UK price, features, specs
I am planning on getting a new PC and the specs i have chosen so far are:-
CPU Cooler - Scythe Miné Quiet Heatpipe CPU Cooler S478, S775, S754, S939, S940 compatible
M/Board - Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775, Dual DDR2, SATA Raid, IEEE 1394, HD 7.1, Vista HW Ready Motherboard
Case - Antec Nine Hundred/Ultimate Gamer Case- no PSU
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache CPU - Retail - G0 Stepping
PSU - Corsair 520W HX Series Modular Powersupply, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty Memory - OCZ 4GB KIT 2x2048MB GOLD DDR2 800MHZ PC2-6400 Memory
HDD - Hitachi E7K500 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Disk Drive
DVDRW - Samsung 20x SATA Lightscribe DVDRW Dual Layer Black
OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition DVD - oem YOYO Code - 611 (Although i'm not sure about 64-bit Vista now, i've read alot about problems with it)
Graphics Card - BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB, PCI-E, DDR3, Dual DVI, HDTV out, HDCP
But being kind of a novice i was just looking for advice and opinions as to whether this set up is ok. The PC will be mostly used for gaming and my budget is £1000 (no keyboard, mouse or monitor required.) Also which sites/companies would people recommend to use for purchase?
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ScotsMan123, the specs are good. I'd change hard drive to the 'quiet' Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB click here for example. As you'll be getting a separate cooler, save a little by going for an OEM Q6600 processor click here. If you're overclocking, get better RAM. I think the OCZ modules you've chosen may limit your overall OC potential - get GeIL Black Dragons (click here) or similar instead (probably best to ask on some OC forums). Finally, get an additional DVD drive & external storage for image backups.
You'll get the best prices at eBuyer click here or Scan (especially their Todayonly section click here).
For a £1000 budget you may be able to squeeze in this 9800 GX2 graphics card click here - use £5 voucher code: IDEAL97TF3 & go thro' Quidco (4% cashback) click here to get it for ~£328. BUT that's an awful amount of money to spend on just a graphics card! A review click here. G
P.S. The Kestrel, I may be wrong but from some of the components chosen, seems very likely that ScotsMan123 is going to dabble in some overclocking. Don't think C-E will be too happy to offer any kind of warranty if he overclocks their stuff! And, he'll probably get better value & components building it himself.
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