Should I buy this gaming PC?

AGuyCalledJoe

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I had been thinking about building my own rig and I have asked a similar question to this here already but I wanted to be sure. I found this pre-built PC http://www.palicomp.co.uk/gaming-pcs/INTEL-Haswell-i5-Commander.html that I think is a good price for the sum of it's parts. I just want to be sure that this can play games well at high settings and I was wondering if anyone could give me some examples. I was thinking of doubling the SSD size which would add £30 to the price. If anyone knows of a better rig I could buy or build for a similar price please tell me. Thanks a lot, Joe.
 

joker50060

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£182.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.13 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£65.21 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (£179.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£43.92 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £691.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 22:34 BST+0100
 

notherdude

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The power supply may be underpowered for that GPU. 500 w. is minimum and you have a 450 selected. That's also Corsair's entry level unit. I'd pay the extra poundage for the 650 unit at least. My preference would be the XFX.
 

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I'd pay the extra poundgage for the 650 unit at least. My preference would be the XFX. I would Google the various options they have and try to pick the best value mid to high end model 600 w or better.

 

AGuyCalledJoe

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What if I add £40 for an FSP 600W PSU?
 

joker50060

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£182.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.13 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£65.21 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (£179.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£43.92 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £691.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 22:34 BST+0100
 

Never heard of FSP... Go with a Seasonic 620W power supply or a XFX 650W power supply.
 

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