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    Friend asked for adivce looking to get good desktop, quick, looked around on Pcspecialist but the delivery time is stated as 9-13 days with no option to chose a faster delivery like when i ordered mine, so have been stuck with finding a pre-built system that will have quicker delivery time.

    I havent had much time to look around at the moment, So i have initially looked at two of the pre-built systems from the same site and wondering which is better, as there is a price difference.. but is it worth it?

    To put it short, its a gaming rig, I know he plays BC2, COD, Civ 5 .. etc etc

    Specs of first: £815

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...y-delivery/28/

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    Intel® Core™i5-760 Quad Core (2.80GHz, 8MB Cache) + Turbo Boost
    ASUS® P7P55D-E PRO: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™ / SLI SUPPORT
    4GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BLU DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 2GB KIT)
    1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA
    640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

    Specs of second £640

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...y-delivery/19/

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    AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T (3.20GHz/9MB CACHE/AM3/)
    ASUS® M4A87TD/USB3: DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
    4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
    1GB ATI RADEON™ HD5770
    1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
    450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan


    More expensive one does have better graphics card, no idea about the motherboard and which of the intel or AMD is better. But the cheaper has a size-ably bigger hard drive which is quite annoying.

    Also, 4GB ram? enough for the 'top' games? (doesnt need to be maximum settings, but i gues she'll want as high as possible)

    Any help be appreciated
    and ofcourse, if anyone knows of any other gaming desktops around the same price range that will be delivered quick, i'd be much obliged
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    Friend asked for adivce looking to get good desktop, quick, looked around on Pcspecialist but the delivery time is stated as 9-13 days with no option to chose a faster delivery like when i ordered mine, so have been stuck with finding a pre-built system that will have quicker delivery time.

    I havent had much time to look around at the moment, So i have initially looked at two of the pre-built systems from the same site and wondering which is better, as there is a price difference.. but is it worth it?

    To put it short, its a gaming rig, I know he plays BC2, COD, Civ 5 .. etc etc

    Specs of first: £815

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...y-delivery/28/

    Spoiler:
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    Intel® Core™i5-760 Quad Core (2.80GHz, 8MB Cache) + Turbo Boost
    ASUS® P7P55D-E PRO: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™ / SLI SUPPORT
    4GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BLU DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 2GB KIT)
    1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA
    640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

    Specs of second £640

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...y-delivery/19/

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    AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T (3.20GHz/9MB CACHE/AM3/)
    ASUS® M4A87TD/USB3: DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
    4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
    1GB ATI RADEON™ HD5770
    1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
    450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan


    More expensive one does have better graphics card, no idea about the motherboard and which of the intel or AMD is better. But the cheaper has a size-ably bigger hard drive which is quite annoying.

    Also, 4GB ram? enough for the 'top' games? (doesnt need to be maximum settings, but i gues she'll want as high as possible)

    Any help be appreciated
    and ofcourse, if anyone knows of any other gaming desktops around the same price range that will be delivered quick, i'd be much obliged
    Two things:
    -Order online from overclockers, either one of their pre-built systems or parts. If you order parts it can be with you in 24 hours. Then build it yourself, which will take maybe 5 hours tops if it's a complex build and you're a complete rookie.

    -You'd be mad to order now. Intel's new CPUs are already out in some parts of asia, and are out in the UK officially in 12 days. Get an i5-2500k, and a half-decent P67 motherboard.
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    (Original post by TShadow383)
    Two things:
    -Order online from overclockers, either one of their pre-built systems or parts. If you order parts it can be with you in 24 hours. Then build it yourself, which will take maybe 5 hours tops if it's a complex build and you're a complete rookie.

    -You'd be mad to order now. Intel's new CPUs are already out in some parts of asia, and are out in the UK officially in 12 days. Get an i5-2500k, and a half-decent P67 motherboard.
    Hmm not looked much at overclockers, i''d do that now.

    And i'll ask him about building it himself, but i doubt he will want to..
    and like i said, he wanted one now, told him to wait (not that i can say much, bought myself a new one a month ago cuz i couldnt wait ;D)
 
 
 
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