Buying a New PC. Advice Needed

August 15, 2011 at 14:41:02
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After a lot of time talking to various people. I've come up with what I hope will be fantastic PC for gaming. Especially for running BF3. My price limit is about £1500-£1600. I'm buying all the components individually and fitting them myself.

Have replaced CPU, MB, memory and GFX before

I'm considering the following....

XFX ATI Radeon 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor -

Dell Professional P2411H 24" Widescreen LED Monitor - Midnight Grey

OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive (AGT3-25SAT3-120G)

Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard

Corsair Graphite 600T Midi Tower Case - Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit - OEM (FQC-00765)

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply

LG BH10LS30 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Drive - Black (OEM)

Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard (920-002762)

Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)

Razer DeathAdder Respawn 3500dpi Xtreme Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000524AS)

Does this look a good spec ?

Also out of the following list of graphics cards which would you recommend and why ?

I hoping to buy all the components from



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August 15, 2011 at 22:21:41
It looks good to me but if you are going to use a SSD you will also need a conventional hard drive for most of your files and programs (Windows 7 will take up about half of that 120GB hard drive by it self). Personally I will let the SSD technology mature a little bit more and the price come down a little bit more before I will use one in a build.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 16, 2011 at 04:34:51

I never knew Windows 7 would take up that much space. I've been advised to install all programs on the SSD and use a SATA for data.

I've heard having a SSD can really boost load times etc....

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August 16, 2011 at 05:11:10
If you install the ones that need the speed only you will save a lot of space.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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