Custom Pc advice needed

  Ellathias 21:14 PM 04 Apr 13

want to buy a custom gaming PC for £1000 or less and have chosen specs but need verification to see if they are good or bad! so here are the specifications>>>>>>

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570 (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache

Motherboard ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM) 4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 X 4GB)

Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 120GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE


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

Processor Cooling Corsair H40 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£39)


  Ex plorer 11:04 AM 05 Apr 13

May be better if you find one or two PCs you like and then link them here for people to look at.

Linking if you havent done it before, find the PCs you like Highlight the address bar copy. Come back to this page.

Click the hyper link, (Blue globe with green arrow) Delete Http://, right click in the bar paste.

You can name it PC1 or what ever you like.

You can post more than one link.

Open one page to search for PCs

Leave this page open to jump between the two.

  Chronos the 2nd 11:17 AM 05 Apr 13

You do not state what OS you will be installing.

Nice specs but although you have chosen a decent PSU I think upping the wattage to 500w would be a good idea.

  Ellathias 12:01 PM 05 Apr 13

Alright, so i in response to
Chronos the 2nd, I was looking at Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1. is that any good for my specs? is there any other Operating systems that you would recommend for the parts? Also, thanks for the advice on the wattage, i will fix that quickly before i order them.

  mart7 12:09 PM 05 Apr 13

for such an expensive pc id want 8gb of ram not 4

  Chronos the 2nd 12:33 PM 05 Apr 13

As you are using the 64BIT version of Windows 7, a good choice I might add, then as mart7 has suggested upping your RAM to 8GB is definitely needed.

  Ellathias 14:55 PM 05 Apr 13

thanks for the advice i must remember to up the RAM and the Wattage, any other advice? or should the Pc be good then?

  mart7 15:51 PM 05 Apr 13
  mart7 15:53 PM 05 Apr 13

I buy a lot of my pc components or systems from the above pc company,excellent service have won many awards

  Chronos the 2nd 16:08 PM 05 Apr 13

thanks for the advice i must remember to up the RAM and the Wattage, any other advice? or should the Pc be good then?

Pretty much good to go, I have the GTX670 and I game on a Dell U2712 monitor at full resolution with no problems.

I would also make sure that the builders move all the My folders (Documents,Videos,Picture,Music) are moved to the bigger HDD, I suspect this is done anyway by the builders, if not it is simple enough to do yourself. It insures that your smaller SSD does not get filled with all your personal stuff.

  Ellathias 19:13 PM 05 Apr 13

in reply to mart7, i have looked at that pc and must agree that it looks amazing! i may get that one instead :) also Chronos the 2nd i was thinking of doing that aswell just incase the pc has a problem on the core programs none of my data on games etc. will be broken


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