Buying new pc , appreciate some opinions

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  • ratso 22 Aug 2010 20:06:30 1,008 posts
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    Hi
    ive spotted this:

    http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/5718682/art/intel/usb-3-0-lynnfield-intel.html?itag=3894

    seems like a good deal to me but im not too up to date on pc hardware. Im looking for something to run demanding games on high settings and also a system thats has upgrade potential for the future.
    Do yuou think its fair price (€780) ? good build ? Thanks for you time :)

    Intel Core i7 '870'
    4x 2.93GHz (L3-Cache: 8MB shared)
    Quad-Core "Lynnfield"
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    ATI RADEON HD5770 1024MB PCi-e CARD
    4,00 GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz (2x 2GB)
    Mainboard ASUS P7P55D-E, P55 USB 3.0 1x Firewire (VT6308P), 1x eSATA
    (JMB363)
    1000GB SATA-2 HDD 7200rpm
    22x DualLayer DVD±RW DVD Writer Multi Format SATA
    8 Channel High-Definition Audio
    Cardreader all in one | Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    600 Watt Power | Intel® Box Cooler
    CASE A-DIS 710 BlackLine Case ELITE EDITION
  • Dirtbox 22 Aug 2010 20:12:36 77,480 posts
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    Seems alright, fair price, reasonable hardware that's fairly future-proof. Should do the trick for a good few years. You'll have to turn down the detail for the graphics in years to come, but for now it'll run everything without a problem.

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  • caligari 22 Aug 2010 20:14:18 16,999 posts
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    I've only ever heard bad things about Pixmania.
  • Dirtbox 22 Aug 2010 20:15:58 77,480 posts
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    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/Pixmania_co_uk__6304487

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  • ratso 22 Aug 2010 20:17:18 1,008 posts
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    Cheers for the reply , the only other issue i have with this is that it doesnt come with an os installed.
    Is it difficult to install an os from scratch ? and with this system should i use a 32 bit or 64 bit os ?
  • Dirtbox 22 Aug 2010 20:18:20 77,480 posts
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    It's as easy as putting the disc in the drive and waiting for 45 minutes.

    64bit all the way.

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  • mrpon 22 Aug 2010 21:00:49 28,492 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    I've only ever heard bad things about Pixmania.

    Well lets change that. Just bought a TV from them, cheapest on the net, no issues whatsoever.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • robthebank 24 Aug 2010 16:36:51 9 posts
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    This would be good alternative, from a PC only seller (at least they can support you).
    http://www.easypc-uk.com/gamers-systems/64-core-i5-750-4gb-ddr3-500gb-gts250-98gtx.html

  • cianchristopher 24 Aug 2010 16:50:01 6,360 posts
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    How the hell is that "better"?

    Unless by "better", you mean "worse"....
  • Bremenacht 24 Aug 2010 17:04:18 17,614 posts
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    OP doesn't mention what res screen he'll be using. A 5770 might struggle in 1080p in some games at high settings, depending on the res.
  • grey_matters 24 Aug 2010 17:11:18 3,676 posts
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    robthebank wrote:
    This would be good alternative, from a PC only seller (at least they can support you).
    http://www.easypc-uk.com/gamers-systems/64-core-i5-750-4gb-ddr3-500gb-gts250-98gtx.html

    Unfortunately they don't deliver to Ireland and the link on the OP is an Irish one.
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