Thread: new computer

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    new computer

    hey guys ive just been shown a new pc by my mate and he recommends it as the one i have now is pure shit.

    what im running now is a intel dual core 3GHZ 5800 with an amd hd 4350 gpu and 3GB RAM. i know its shit but it was a hasty buy as my old one blew up and i needed one sharpish and was tight for cash.

    but the one he has suggested is this http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pav...99684-pdt.html

    whats making me think its brilliant is the CPU as its meant to be one of the best goin he said and theres 8GB ram in it but i have another 3 i can put into it to boost it to 11GB, and he thinks the graphics card aint amazing but its one of the better ones you would get built in to a machine. and yes id be gettin the screen aswell cos at the mo ive a shitty 19" that is a 1280X1060 max on that 4350

    can anyone shed some light on this and tell me if he is shittin me or if it is a good deal. also i cant do a part buy and build as i dont know how to and dont know anyone who does either...
    CPU: Intel i7-3770 (3.4GHz) MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX
    HEATSINK: Arctic Freezer i30 GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC RAM: Corsair LP Vengeance 2 X 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro MZ 128GB HDD: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    PSU: Corsair GS Series 800W 80 PLUS Bronze CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos S

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    AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics card is junk for any new computer that is intended for gaming.
    300W power supply would prevent any meaningful upgrade.
    Imo, skip this.

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    If you post with what you require of the PC, budget, country people can help find a decent pre-built do your needs. That PC is likely overpriced for what it is and pre-builts that don't list exact parts often have cheap parts.

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    budget would prob be about what that costs £750 and im UK based. it would be used for surfin, gamin (but not major hardcore gaming. id be happy to play on med/high ultra doesnt really bother me) games range from wow and starcraft to deux ex HR, batman etc. but is the processor thats in it any good the AMD A10 - 5700
    CPU: Intel i7-3770 (3.4GHz) MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX
    HEATSINK: Arctic Freezer i30 GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC RAM: Corsair LP Vengeance 2 X 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro MZ 128GB HDD: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    PSU: Corsair GS Series 800W 80 PLUS Bronze CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos S

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    The AMD trinity chips are best in budget builds where you don't want to spend out a lot on graphics cards, something like this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=FS-247-OE with Win 8 and an upgrade on the graphics card to the 7770 will be much better, I'm sure others will have some other suggestions using other sites.

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    I'd suggest staying away from PC World, terribly overpriced even after their so called "savings" and they tend to really skimp out on the power supply and graphics card.
    I know you don't know how to build a PC, but it is incredibly easy and thanks to the forum peeps on this site, I've managed to build my first PC a couple of weeks ago! I suggest you give it a try though, as the performance per pound you get is much better.

    If you have to get a pre-built though I'd stay away from PC-World. There a site (will need to google) PCspecialist.co.uk or something similar to that name, where you can pick what you want including a monitor, and buy it with even finance options if wanted.
    I bought my last PC from PC World though, and I think I worked it out to being £300 more than it should be, with a power supply that died on me.
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