Help with custom gaming

By sjackson117
Feb 20, 2010
  1. What are you going to use the PC for?

    Games (Mount & Blade / Dawn of War etc.) and engineering design software

    How much is your budget?

    Dont want to spend more than £600

    Where are you located?

    Norfolk, UK

    Are you willing to buy online?


    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?


    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among

    Monitor, keyboard and speakers (not too worried about the quality)

    Have you already bought any parts?


    Do you have an Operating System (OS)?

    No (Would like windows 7)

    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

    Not a clue this is the first time I've looked at custom builds

    The setup i am viewing online at the moment is

    Arbico 7469 XL - Custom Built Gaming PC

    PC Case: Galaxy Black - Included
    Case Fan: 2 x 120mm Standard Fans
    Power Supply: Coolermaster 460W Dual 12V Rail - Included
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Overclocked To 3.2GHz Per Core - Included
    Heatsink & CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - Included
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L - Included
    Memory: 4GB (2 x 2GB) Geil PC6400 800MHz DDR2 - Included
    PCI-E Graphics: nVidia 9800GT 1GB - Included
    Sound Card: Integrated 5.1 Channel - Included
    Primary Hard Drive: 500GB SATA II - Included
    Secondary Hard Drive: Not Included
    Hard Drive Noise Dampener: Not Included
    External Hard Drive: Not Included
    USB Flash Drive: Not Included
    Main Optical Drive: 24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter - Included
    Secondary Optical Drive: Not Included
    Memory Card Reader: Not Included
    Dial-Up Modem: Not Included
    Network Adapter: PCI 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless
    Bluetooth: Not Included
    TV Tuner: Not Included
    Front USB Ports 2.0: 2 Front USB Ports - Included
    Back USB Ports 2.0: 4 Back USB Ports - Included
    Back USB Ports 3.0: Not Included
    Firewire: Not Included
    TFT Monitor: 19" Digimate L-1935WD Widescreen VGA/DVI, 500:1, 5ms
    TFT Dead Pixel Check: Not Included
    Monitor Cable: Not Included
    Keyboard & Mouse Combo: Not Included
    Wired Keyboard: Standard Multimedia
    Mouse: Not Included
    Headset: Not Included
    Gaming Accessories: Not Included
    Speakers: Not Included
    Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version) - Included
    Windows 7 Upgrade: Not Included
    Antivirus & Security Software: Bullguard Internet Security - 1 Yr Subscription & 3 Users License - Included
    Multimedia Software: Not Included
    Office Software: Not Included
    Warranty: 2 Years Return To Base (1st yr. Parts & Labour, 2nd yr. Labour) - Included

    Sadly this is costing £720 inc shipping and VAT from ARBICO

    Is this overpowered or overpriced for what I need???
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

  3. sjackson117

    sjackson117 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for that link...I have my other laptop sat on the purchase page. All I need to do now is to find someone who wants to buy my Acer Aspire 7520 :)

    Have added a 19" monitor and Windows 7 64 home edition

    Going to wire it to my hifi so no need for speakers :)
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