Does this computer look good value for gaming?

tonyzet

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if you don't want to build it your own, it looks like a good bargain and you will play many games @1080p.
I would like to know

1) if the retailer is trustworthy (i don't live in UK so... )
2) the exact model of the "gold" power supply (this is the cause of my skeptisism)
 

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Hi, thanks for replying. I've had friends who have bought from here before and know others on the internet including this forum who have. I've done some research into the power supply and that includes information from this forum here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1934372/heard-experience-make-psu.html
What do you think?
 

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I haven't used any PSU from this company before,so it would be hypocritical to comment on that. Note that I respect user"anort3" opinion,so you will probably be ok with this build
 
You would be good for 2012 and older games. The new 2013 games (BF4, AC3, etc.) require alot more from the CPU, and many FX-6xxx owners are 'maxing out' (i.e. at or near 100% use) of the CPU, thus becoming a 'choke point' for any GPU and the new and future games. I heard nothing new out of CES for AMD yet, but most people are goin FX-8xxx or switching to a i5 as the 'cheap' game solution to play these and future titles.
 

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Thanks! I also wonder if this is better than the one I put previously?
 

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Thanks for that but kinda just want to stick to a £500 ish budget. What do you think to this?
http://gyazo.com/69c92c7684e03aaa86725d580744e752.png
 
Your gonna fail right off as the PSU requirement is MINIMUM 450W for that card http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

The problem with trying to built a PC Gamer under $700US without a OS in hand is basically, the part for the level of performance isn't possible. Normally you need to stick to $700US or better. One option I often suggest is get a off the shelf box like a i5 from Walmart $349, which would include 8GB DDR3 (most games MINIMUM need 4GB so 6-8 is the norm for gamers PCs), 500+GB HDD, DVD, Keybaord, mouse, Windows, under warranty then upgrade the PSU to 600W ($99) then spend the rest on GPU ($149-499) gives you BF4 at High level, 1080p, 64Map performs around 50FPS or so. Basically that is the 'bar' most systems are measured at, better performance you need to spend more, less spent, less performance.
 

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