Buying new comp to secure my future

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• Raidmax Galaxy Black
• 2 x Quiet Zalman 120mm Fans
• Standard 650W
• AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, Six Core (AM3, 3.20GHz, 9MB Cache)
• Standard Heatsink & CPU Fan
• Asus M4N68T-M LE V2, 2xDIMM, Max. 8GB, M-ATX
• 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mushkin PC10600 1333MHz DDR3
• ATI HD5570 1GB
• Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
• 1000GB SATA II
• NO RAID
• 24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter
• Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps
• 2 Front + 4 Back Ports
• 21.5 Inch AOC F22+ Wide, VGA/DVI, 1920x1080, 60000:1, 5ms
• VGA To VGA
• Standard Multimedia
• Standard Wired Optical
• Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version)
• 2 Years Return To Base (1st yr. Parts & Labour, 2nd yr. Labour)


I will upgrade the GPU when i feel like, right now i don't really need one...

This for 972$ worth it? it comes with a monitor as well, don't ask me to build my own because I am not bothered :D.

If this pc's price and components look poor to you, can you recommend me anything apart from individual components. Thanks!


PS: Forgot to mention I'm buying from UK so $972 dollars might look more/less than the actual value of 607 GREAT BRITISH POUND STERLINGS.

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Theres also this

CPU: AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T Six-Core CPU ***Overclockable S&S only*** [+50]
HDD: 750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+1] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS3 w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX*** [+4])
MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-770T-D3L AMD 770 Chipset Support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe 16x, 3 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR3 16X PCIe Video Card [+28] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

for 589 pound sterlings
 
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If I were you, I would wait for Bulldozer to come out. This will either give you way more bang for your buck, or reduce the prices of some of the components you're getting here. USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb/sec should be in your mix somewhere if you want future proofing, even if you get a Sata 3gb/sec drive and have only USB 2.0 devices. That being said, the second system is slightly more future proofed.
 
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He mentioned he can have USB 3.0 for 10$ more.
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AMD 770 Chipset DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 5.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 3.0,
 
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I suggest you try this as well if you are going the pre-built route, see if you can make a cheaper, but better, build.

http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/

Edit: I've made a dummy build just to see how much it costs. I have been pretty lenient with this build, so you could technically knock off a couple hundred pounds if you don't want to play the latest and greatest. This PC will have no trouble maxing any recent game on the 22" monitor it comes with. I think there was also an option for free shipping, so let me know if you want me to check it out.

Configuration
  • CAS: Thermaltake V3 Black Mid-Tower Case
  • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3GHz 6MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics ***Overclockable XXX***
  • FAN: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap)***Overclockable XXX*** [+2]
  • HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
  • MEMORY: 4GB (2x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston Hyper X Blu Series w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX*** [+4])
  • MONITOR: 22" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+74] (22" (21.6" Viewable) Wide TFT Pannel Black 1920X1080 5ms, D-Sub, DVI)
  • MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI ***Overclockable XXX***
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
  • POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies [+51] (Coolermaster 750Watt GX Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready)
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+86] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
  • FREE Game - Shogun 2 Limited Edition Coupon: Total War
  • WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support

Total Price (Including VATS but excluding shipping) = £799.20
 
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Z power that build looks promising, but I'm looking for something that gives a better price:performance ratio.

I did some fiddling around with another site and i managed to find all this:

Acer S221HQLbd 21.5 inch (Full HD) Widescreen 16:9 LED Display - £94.99

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard - £33.47

Gigabyte GM-M6900 Black Gaming Precision Optical Mouse USB - £19.85

Customised System, consisting of:
CarePack - 1 Year Onsite x 1
Custom Configured System Build x 1
4GB Corsair Desktop 1333MHz DDR3 Memory Kit x 1
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Hexa Core Processor x 1
OCZ StealthXstream II 500W Power Supply x 1
Cooler Master Elite 330 Midi Tower PC Case x 1
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 Socket AM3 Motherboard x 1
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" Hard Disk Drive x 1
LiteOn iHAS122 22X DVD-RW (Dual LR)/RAM SATA Drive x 1

£392.63


Of course there is no GPU installed yet, I think ill get it when the GTX/RADEON series go down in price.

But all of this for 540 GREAT BRITISH POUND STERLINGS, which i think is mega cheap.


I don't know what Bulldozer is, but judging by wikipedia a 32nm chip so it could be in the price range of the intel's i7 which is just too expensive for me.
 
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Monitor, Graphic Card, Keyboard and Mouse Included. As I told before, my earlier build was just to show you much a good build costs.

Configuration


  • CAS: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid Tower Gaming Case with see-thru side panel
  • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)
  • CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 840 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport ***Overclockable XXX*** [+34]
  • FAN: Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (Asetek CPU Water Cooling ***Overclockable XXX***)
  • HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive [+12] (Single Hard Drive)
  • KEYBOARD: Thermaltake Gaming Challenger USB Keyboard with 6 Macro Keys ( Black) [+26]
  • MEMORY: 4GB (2x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory [+10] (Kingston Hyper X Blu Series w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX***)
  • MONITOR: 22" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+74] (22" (21.6" Viewable) Wide TFT Pannel Black 1920X1080 5ms, D-Sub, DVI)
  • MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M4N68T-M V2 NF630A AM3 DDR3/1066 SATA PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
  • MOUSE: Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical PS2/USB Mouse [+23]
  • POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies [+51] (Coolermaster 750Watt GX Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready)
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card , Eyefinity 3 capable [+56] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
  • WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support

Total Cost:
[h=3]£648.00[/h]
I'll let it speak for itself. And you have to understand Heron, if you just want a normal PC, it will be much cheaper to get one from Dell or HP. But if you want something that you can atleast play a game decently on, you HAVE to get parts that can handle it. Otherwise you will be stuck somewhere between hardly being able to play and game, and still spending for a full gaming PC's worth on it.
 
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I don't know what Bulldozer is, but judging by wikipedia a 32nm chip so it could be in the price range of the intel's i7 which is just too expensive for me.
Read the entire sentence :p
If I were you, I would wait for Bulldozer to come out. This will either give you way more bang for your buck, or reduce the prices of some of the components you're getting here.
It should make your whichever AMD system you choose, a lot cheaper. In my opinion buying last generation stuff, when it's just released, is a waste of money.
 

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