PC Price Check Help

  tonysoprano0316 03 Dec 11
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Hi

I'm thinking of purchasing a custom PC especially for 3D Design; specifically to run software such as 3DS Max, Maya and the Unreal Editor for the games industry.

Unfortunately I don't know much about PC specification and whether or not I am being ripped off, I've visited the site www.pcspecialist.co.uk as they have a very easy to use interface to build a PC but I just wanted to check with some experts that I'm not being charged the earth for the various bits and bobs.

I do not really want to go the route of buying everything separately and building the thing myself UNLESS it will dramatically save me money which is why I have not listed the individual prices of the PC.

Anyway this is the list of things I would be getting for my money:

Case BLACK ENIGMA MICRO-ATX CASE + 2 FRONT USB

Processor 16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)

Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 250GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

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

Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)

Processor Cooling INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER

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

Network Facilities 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)

Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

Monitor 19" Widescreen TFT 1360 x 768 2MS, D-Sub, DVI, 18.5" Panel (£79)

2nd Monitor 19" Widescreen TFT 1360 x 768 2MS, D-Sub, DVI, 18.5" Panel (£79)

DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables 1 x 2 METRE DVI-D CABLE (£5)

Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

All in all the website is quoting me £984 including delivery.

Am I being truly ripped off or is that an OK price?

Thanks in advance!

  ICF 03 Dec 11

Compare with these PC Advisors best pc's under £1000.Your spec list doesn't have a processer.The one you have quoted is memory.

  buteman 03 Dec 11

You could try this company and see what they would charge for the same spec.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/

  retep888™ 03 Dec 11

Your selection isn't complete & some components are not appropriate.

Case COOLERMASTER SILEO 500 QUIET MID TOWER CASE (your microATX case is too small for the graphic card)

Processor Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics (you haven't chosen any)

Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready ( tbh you should need a workstation card for your task)

Motherboard ASUS® P8Z68-V/GEN3: PCI-E 3.0 READY, SLI, CROSSFIRE (you haven't chosen any)

Memory (RAM) 16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)

1st Hard Disk 500GB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD, 32MB Cache (7200rpm) (your chosen 250GB is far too small, if you already have an external HDD then get a single 1 TB one instead)

2nd Hard Disk 500GB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD, 32MB Cache (7200rpm) (for back up)

Power Supply CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (your chosen one is not up to the job)

1st Monitor IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080 (you'll need a bigger Monitor with higher resolution for your task)

2nd Monitor IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080

The rest of the package are the same & price will come to £1241.00 (could be more if including keyboard,mouse & speakers)

  tonysoprano0316 03 Dec 11

Apologies, totally missed out the most important parts! Late night last night!

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7-2600S Quad Core (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard ASUS® P8H67-M: M-ATX, DDR3, USB 2.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, CrossFireX™

  tonysoprano0316 03 Dec 11

Also for an extra £35 I can boost the hard drive up to 1TB:

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

Any better?

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