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16 Feb 2014   #1
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 
Opinions on this desktop.

As a sociable person I was offered to go on holiday (paid for) or a new car (paid for), which I would of both appreciated very much, but as a nerd/geek/whatever I opted to choose a new PC,
I have had decent PCs in the past but not this 'beastly'.. ever.

What I will be doing with this:
Video Editing/Media Productions (for business)
Record PC Tutorials
Record PC Games
Website Develop
And general use
and more, can't think of anything as of yet.

These are the specifications:

Intel® Core™ i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor
FREE McAfee Antivirus Plus Software (I don't want this - removing it)
16Gb DDR3 RAM
2Tb hard drive
DVD RW drive
Nvidia 1GB GTX650 Dedicated Gaming Graphics Card
Microsoft Windows 8 (Uninstalling and using Win7 instead)
6 x USB 2.0 Ports (2 front, 4 rear);1 x DVI Port; 1 x VGA Port; 1 x HDMI Port
HD Audio on board
Stylish finger print resistance case
Wireless b/g/n network card

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In the years of experienced, personal and professionally, I understand this is too much for what I am wanting to do mainly, however, do you think it's decent enough to run FPS or any other general PC games on high graphics settings?


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16 Feb 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would have taken a new car, but....

I don't think the GTX650 will run many newer type games at high settings but would do well with all of your other needs.

I agree on upgrading it to w7 and dumping McAfee.
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16 Feb 2014   #3
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I would have taken a new car,
I was considering it but my tech is more important then transport as I don't mind public transport in my city,
plus I need to do my theory first.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't think the GTX650 will run many newer type games at high settings but would do well with all of your other needs.
That was my concern, I've had a quick Google and it seems like it's a cheap GC imo, easily upgradable - do you suggest any reliable, inexpensive, quality GC out there?
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16 Feb 2014   #4
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Can I suggest 2 * 27" monitors.
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16 Feb 2014   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Based on the info given that you were going to get a new car, but instead opted for a "beastly" PC, I would have opted for the i7 instead of an i5, and added an SSD drive. However, this sounds like a pre-built system so...

As for Windows 8, I know there are a lot of H8ter's here, but have you actually tried Windows 8? It's certainly faster and performs better than Windows 7. I just built a new rig around Windows 8.1 and haven't looked back. See my system specs. I know everybody has their opinions so this is mine, and it's based it on actual long term usage.

Anyway good luck with you new rig.

Peace
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16 Feb 2014   #6
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Can I suggest 2 * 27" monitors.
I'll be hooking it upto my 42" tv for now then I'll be getting dual screens.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Based on the info given that you were going to get a new car, but instead opted for a "beastly" PC, I would have opted for the i7 instead of an i5, and added an SSD drive. However, this sounds like a pre-built system so...

As for Windows 8, I know there are a lot of H8ter's here, but have you actually tried Windows 8? It's certainly faster and performs better than Windows 7. I just built a new rig around Windows 8.1 and haven't looked back. See my system specs. I know everybody has their opinions so this is mine, and it's based it on actual long term usage.

Anyway good luck with you new rig.

Peace
I have used Win8 and I'm not keen on the tiles, I prefer win7 and always have, not sure why.
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16 Feb 2014   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by partian View Post
I've used Win8 and I'm not keen on the tiles, I prefer win7 and always have, not sure why.
Neither am I; which is why I boot to desktop, which is now an option under Windows 8.1

Anyway if you keep like a million shortcuts on your desktop I fail to see the difference with the Start screen, but that's me as I prefer a very clean desktop.

But... I'm not here to convert you, if you don't like it, you don't like it.
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16 Feb 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

For the GPU The various GTX780s are king of the hill in the Bench Mark forum. You can ask in there, they are whizzes at running graphics and are happy to help.
Benchmarks - Windows 7 Help Forums

There are several types of benchmarks there.
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17 Feb 2014   #9
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

Anyway if you keep like a million shortcuts on your desktop I fail to see the difference with the Start screen, but that's me as I prefer a very clean desktop.

But... I'm not here to convert you, if you don't like it, you don't like it.
I have a pretty tidy desktop, I only have the Recycle Bin on my desktop, others are on my taskbar as I frequently use them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
For the GPU The various GTX780s are king of the hill in the Bench Mark forum. You can ask in there, they are whizzes at running graphics and are happy to help.
Benchmarks - Windows 7 Help Forums

There are several types of benchmarks there.
I will sure to check it out, thanks.
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17 Feb 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's an OK system. It needs a SSD. I would have taken the car.
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