Buying a new PC.. Is this worth the money?

By EzzaBear
Apr 1, 2012
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  1. Hi, i am currently looking at buying a new PC. I want something that will last and was just wondering your thoughts and opinions on this build, is it relatively safe in terms of not needed to be upgraded anytime soon and is it worth the money... thanks for your time.

    Intel core i5 2400 quad core 3.1ghz
    asus p8z68-v lx
    8gb Ram ddr3 1600mhz
    2Gb AMD Radeon HD7850
    500gb sata III 6gbHDD 7200rpm 16mb cache
    corsair 650w power supply
    Triple copper heat pipe Intel CPU cooler
    Asus xonar dg5.1 sound card
    24x dvd writer
    windows 7 inc.
    Fancy case with all the fans, lights, bells and whistles required

    I also get 7 years breakdown insurance as standard
    all for £820 (Equivalent $1312)
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    You could get a better spec if you built it yourself but if you're not into that then yeah, that looks to be a decent build for the price.

    If your budget allows it try to incorporate an SSD, it's worth the money IMO.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,229   +4,155

    Looks good to me.
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 297

    I agree with building one. It's very easy and for the $1300 you are going to spend it would turn out being a much better machine in the long run.
    HD7850 - $250
    2400 - $190
    Asus z68-v lx $125
    500 GB WD Caviar Blue $100
    8GB Ram $40
    Corsair 650 $90
    CPU cooler $40
    DVD-R $20
    Win 7 64bit $100
    Case $150 ($150 just gives you a lot of case options, you don't have to spend it all)

    Total - $1105
    Still leaves $200 for a 128GB SSD ;)
    Upgrade to the ASUS Z68-V/Gen 3 board for $55 and get SLI support, PCI 3.0, Intel Gigabit, bluetooth, USB 3.0 front header connection and a bunch of other goodies.

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