New to gaming PC's

  AlmightyJoygasm 22:25 PM 25 Apr 12


Im new to PC gaming and have been racking my brains over wether to jump in on a machine Ive just been offered a quote on. Its £636.90 inc VAT & Delivery.

Case: Envizage E-X8818 Gaming Case with 3 LED Fans CPU: Intel i7 2600 Mainboard: Asrock-H67M-GE RAM: 16GB DDR3-1333MHz (4 x 4GB) HDD #1: 500GB Optical Drive: DVD-RW 22x Graphics Card: ATI RADEON HD6850 2GB Operating System: Windows 7 Home 64 bit PSU: 700w Sound: 6 Channel High definition Audio built into motherboard

Questions I would be gratefull for answers on are:

1) Is this machine good value for money? 2) Will it play games such as skyrim on ultra settings? 3) Will the configuration last before requiring upgrades?

Best regards

  OTT_B 20:43 PM 27 Apr 12

And your quasi-answers are.....

  1. Yes, it seems like good value for money. Actually, very good value for money. Without looking up all the component costs, it almost seems to be below cost-price....I'm suspicious

  2. Yes, but I don't play Skyrim so can't really check. other than looking at requirement charts.

  3. I'm assuming you're asking 'how long' will the configuration crystal ball is a little cloudy on this one, but since Windows 8 isn't updating directx, you should have at least 4 years before any games are released that would provide substantially better graphics, requiring new hardware and operating system.

  AlmightyJoygasm 21:24 PM 27 Apr 12

Thanks for your feedback

About your suspicions... The supplier is a company is called Envizage LTD. They are an online company but also trade through eBay (which is where I found them).

I found an offer I liked the sound of, and emailed them to get a quote on some additional customisations, hence the specs above.

Since my orginal post the specs now include a Asrock P67 Extreme4 motherboard with the price jumping to £759.


  OTT_B 21:39 PM 27 Apr 12

Thanks for posting back with the company name; I know (of) them, and they also sell on Amazon. That's my suspicions allayed!


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