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how is this spec? £400-500

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Joobs, 13 Dec 2012.

  1. Joobs


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 488

    Location: Brighton


    Can anyone see any issues with the following setup? This will be a general family and work PC (Adobe stuff, but nothing too huge). No heavy gaming.

    A secondhand GPU will be added later, and i have a case, OS, monitor etc

    1 x Gigabyte Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £89.99
    1 x Intel Core i3-3220 3.30GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £89.99
    1 x Samsung 120GB SSD 840 SATA 6Gb/s Basic - (MZ-7TD120BW) £89.99
    1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002) £49.99
    1 x GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (GD38GB1600C11DC) £39.95
    1 x Corsair Builder Series CX 430W V2 '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020046) £36.98
    1 x LG GH24NS95 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.98
    Total : £427.87 (includes shipping : £10.00).

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    Last edited: 13 Dec 2012
  2. Idleman


    Joined: 14 Apr 2011

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    Location: Newark

  3. zakblood

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2012

    Posts: 2,248

    as the basic price difference between the i3 and the i5 aren't a massive jump i'd go up in price a bit and not down, you might want a bit more power and live to regret it in the long run, while you have the option that is, i'd pump a small amount more in and do the upgrade now tbh, but yes its xmas and money can be tight at this time of year