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03-03-2010, 04:12 PM
Processor: Intel Core I7 920 1366 Retail
Motherboard: Asus 1366 P6t Se S/l 6400mt/s
Memory: Geil 4gb Ddr3 1333 Cl9 Bru-tita Alu
Hard Drive: Samsung Serial 1tb F3 7200 32mb Hd
Video Card: Palit 1gb Gef Gtx 285 Pci-e 2.0 Ret
Optical Drive: Sony Dvd±rw/dl 24x Sata Ad-7240s-0b B
Card Reader: Sweex Internal 3.5" All In 1 Card Rea
Sound: Asus Xonar Ds Pci 7.1 Ret
Network: Sweex Wireless Lan Pci Card, 300mbps,
Case: T/take Case Soprano Vb1000sws Sil Win
O/s: Ms Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit 1pk
Others: Sweex 650w Power Supply, Low Noise, 2

Is this worth £1,195?

I Don't want to build my own PC, I can't be arsed anymore, I'm looking for a High spec PC for around £1,000 can anyone help :D

Was also looking at - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-101-OE with some upgrades on?

03-03-2010, 04:59 PM
That seems overpriced to me.

I got a better spec one for about €900 (£800) over a year ago.

It has 1TB RAID-1 (i.e. two 1TB disks) and 8gbs of memory, otherwise similar specs including the GTX 285.

So I would definitely say you're overpaying there.

Btw go for a 64bit OS (install it yourself if you have to), 32bit OS versions can only access 3.2gbs of memory.

03-03-2010, 05:20 PM
It would be less than 3gb of accessable RAM due to the size of the card and other things.

Over priced, PSU looks dodgy as sin and sound card, wai?

Just build the thing and save yourself money or get a better PC for the same price, or fuck it just waste your money.

03-03-2010, 05:31 PM
Go with 64bit Windows, and wait roughly a month for Fermi to come out. There's no sense in buying a card that will be replaced in less than a month.

If Fermi disappoints performance wise (We'll know soon enough) go grab a high end ATI Card instead.

03-03-2010, 06:45 PM
Just a side note, people will tell you to wait another month for a better part, but i fell in to that trap and held off buying my hardware for over a year, new hardware is getting released so regularly that if you wait untill a newer bit comes out then there will be an even newer bit on the horizon which sombody will tell you to wait for and ull never end up buying the hardware, you just have to bite the bullet sometimes, otherwise ull be waiting forever.

i would recommend building your own because its cheaper and if you know where to get your parts from you can make one DIRT cheap, im lucky in the sence i work for a computer company so i could build a similar spec system for around £500 or maybe even less, if you lived near bristol i could build one for you for a price which you couldnt get elsewhere.

But anyway, i heard through the grape vines that these two websites are pretty decent priced, i think Jurgan buys his from one of these and said they were really good.


04-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Cheers guys, maybe i should just build my own, I didn't want to really but meh.

04-03-2010, 02:46 PM
I just had a mate build mine, told him what I wanted and he cobbled stuff together on the cheap. Runs every game I have with no effort and cost me around £450, plus it's upgradable. Make friends with a good mechanic and they can be quite handy.