Custom pc build, help needed

Sweetiebelle

Novice Member
All comes to £2,100/ $3,302.2 with other things like 3 year warrants, anti virus, heandset, keyboard and mouse all thrown in.
I need to know whether it would be able to play games on max seetings, lik Crysis 2, BF3, Skyrim, Shogun total war, will it be able to play them on ultra if not how well will it perform?

I'm sort of leaning in favour of the 690 and lots of ram for future proofing

Another question is, is this a good build? and what are your thoughts on it

Thank you for anything you have to say?

specs


Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-M: MICRO-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 690 DUAL GPU - 3 x DVI-I, 1 x mDP
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
180GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1050W PRO SERIES™ HX1050-80 PLUS® SILVER MODULAR (£158)
Processor Cooling
TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£39)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
 

LJx

Well-known Member
looks good but for that sort of cash get the 3770k at least.

Unless you are powering 3 or more screens I would avoid the 690 and get a 680/670. i wouldn't bother trying to future proof either, you are better off saving the money because something better and cheaper will be out next year
 
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simplicity96

Distinguished Member
They are charging a fair amount for the build there aren't they? And I also should say the psu is overkill.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
They are charging a fair amount for the build there aren't they? And I also should say the psu is overkill.

He said the price includes accessories so the value will depend on what exactly they are. PCSpecialist are usually pretty good are keeping components up to date with market values though, and charge around £90 for building IIRC.

I do agree with you on the PSU though, unless you're likely to want to add a second GTX 690 then that is ridiculous.

Performance will depend on the screens, a single 690 may struggle if you're running 5760*[email protected] in 3d but if it's just hooked up to a single 1600x900 screen then it'll have no problem.
 

andiuk007

Banned
PSU, GTX 690 and RAM is all overkill really pal
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
You can't say the GTX 690 is overkill until you know what screen(s) it'll be connected up to.

I hadn't noticed the memory though, DDR3-2133 won't give you any benefit so you can save a bit by dropping down to something that isn't overpriced.
 

andiuk007

Banned
You can't say the GTX 690 is overkill until you know what screen(s) it'll be connected up to.

I hadn't noticed the memory though, DDR3-2133 won't give you any benefit so you can save a bit by dropping down to something that isn't overpriced.

True, I cannot argue with that :smashin:
 

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