Desktop computer tower required for university course requirements including 3D Modelling, Media Design and ability to play recent computer games smoothly and on high details levels at 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080).
Budget of £1000.
PC Build Date – April 12th 2011
|Component||ex VAT||inc VAT|
|Intel Core i5 2500K Processor||£138.15||£165.78|
|MSI P67A-GD65 B3 Rev Motherboard||£113.67||£136.40|
|Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory||£69.12||£82.94|
|MSI GTX 570 1.28Gb Graphics Card||£219.57||£263.48|
|Corsair HX750W Modular Power Supply||£91.75||£110.10|
|Zalman Z9-Plus Black Mid Tower Case||£39.97||£47.96|
|Samsung F3 500GB Hard Drive||£25.25||£30.30|
|Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive||£32.98||£39.58|
|Corsair H50 CPU Water Cooler||£37.99||£45.59|
|LG GH22NS50 22X SATA Optical Drive||£12.29||£14.75|
|Next Day Delivery||£0.00||£0.00|
The 750W Power supply was purposely over-specified as the user stated that they wanted to have the option to SLI the graphics card in the future. To enable the operating system to be installed on a separate disk drive, two disk drives where included in the order opposed to partitioning one for data security reasons. The i5 2500K processor was chosen due to its overclocking potential and its proven performance abilities shown in benchmarks.
User already had their own Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers & Windows 7 License. Thermal paste wasn’t required due to pre-application on the CPU cooler.