In the market for a new PC. In the past I've always built my own but this time I'm struggling to be bothered. I moved countries so don't have my tools, spare cables and such like that I'd have "back home". Also by moving countries I'm just using a hand-me-down 7 year old dual core machine salvaged from the workplace of my mother in law so nothing in it can be cannibalized either. Basically I'm starting from scratch.
I spied this machine on Newegg and at time of writing it's $777+tax and delivery after some instant savings. I'm looking for a machine that'll play BF3 and the upcoming BF4 (preferably >50FPS at high settings...don't need something that goes 150FPS ON ULTRA EPIC 5700x1080 res on 3 MONITORS!!1). Other than that I mostly play some older games that shouldn't trouble this system at all. My most recent builds have been Intel based and it's been quite a while since I had an AMD processor (athlon 64 days).
Is the processor decent? Any information I've gleaned off google suggests it's fine but anyone out there got it in their machine?
The rest of it looks fairly reasonable. I owned a variant of that case for my last build and it was fine. RAM looks like it'll be generic but acceptable. GTX 760 seems to be good enough for what I'm looking to do if I'm reading the reviews/benchmarks right.
Any weaknesses? I'd like an SSD but I can buy that myself later on. PSU is scant on details and I reckon it'll be as cheap as they can get away with. 600W should cover the power needs though I think. Again if it's rough I can probably upgrade that to something better down the road.
Have Windows 8 already on my current PC and have no problem with it really. Used Gigabyte boards in the past too and usually find them middle of the road but good performance.
Tried pricing out the parts myself on Newegg (and guessed at the cheap end for stuff that isn't directly given a model/part number like the PSU) and it came out almost exactly the same price (actually a few dollars higher) so I'm wondering why I'd not just let someone else build it and then I just plug it in. I guess the instant savings on it at the moment was their "profit margin". I figure the hour or two of my time if I was building also has "worth" to be factored in.
So basically...any glaring weaknesses or lemons in this spec that I've missed?
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