Case Built In
Venom VE10 Gaming Case With Side Window and Blue LED Fan
Motherboard Expansion Slots
1x PCI Express x16, 1x PCI Express x4, 2x PCI Express x1, 2x PCI
Intel I5 4th Generation Haswell
Intel Core I5 4690K 3.5ghz 6mb Cache 4th Gen Haswell
Standard Intel Cooler
Well… The question is. are you planning on upgrading the CPU cooler later?
If yes then stay with the 4690K, if not then maybe you should look for a non K processor and and maybe a more affordable motherboard.
Invest or money to get something else?
2. A better GPU
3.Larger and faster SSD
8GB DDR3 1600mhz Performance Ram
Prices of DDR3 are very low, maybe you can get 2x8GB? That would be great for photoshop.[/QUOTE]
Hard Drive Size
120gb Kingston V300 Solid State Drive
No idea who much this drive will cost, but if you can afford it get a 240GB drive, maybe f crucial BX100, or an OZC arc? much faster drives that the V300 and you should have more than enough room for what ever you need to install.
Samsung 24x Sata DVD Writer
Corsair CX600 80 Plus Bronze Certified 600w Power Supply
No Operating System
Front / Top Case Ports
2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone Jack, 1x Microphone Jack
Rear Panel Connections
1x PS/2 keyboard port, 1x PS/2 mouse port, 1x serial port, 1x HDMI port, 2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 1x RJ-45 port, 3x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
However I was thinking of adding a few things to it:
-2x 2tb hard drives as I need lots of storage.
If you are not going to use them in RAID1 I would also suggest one 3 or 4TB drive.
-2x8 gb 10600r Samsung ram (so that would give me 24gb) can I mix this ram with the ram the already comes with the computer?
You can mix you RAM, but you will have to manually set every timing in the BIOS, if you know how to do that then you can try it, if not i would advise you to get the maximum RAM that you can get and stay with that.
- then a graphics card but I have no idea what sort! I have this Asus Radeon vx5450 1gb at home, but I’m guessing ill need a better one?? and if so which one??
If you are happy with that card you can still use it, it should work.
If someone could help me decide if this setup would be suitable for my needs and recommend a cheap graphics card that will optimize
performance with these specs please get back to me! I would be so grateful, I have a headache from looking at so many different computer parts!
With cheap cards you want get more performance, so either stay with the 5450, or try the onboard and if you are not happy, then you can get a new card.
But keep in mind that a good card will cost you close to 100 pounds, those Â£40 cards are good for word/excel and in general very basic tasks.
No need for you to have a headache,
- Know what you want to do with your system.
- Decide on a budget
- Also you will buy it from a local store? amazon? a link would make the selection much easier.
would any of these cards work and be up to the task?
Asus Nvidia GeForge GT610 2GB Video Memory HDMI Graphics Video Card DX11 GPU -Â£40
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2GB Graphics Card -Â£35
Most of this card should be able to do the same job as the onboard one, it would be a much better option to get some money and get something close to an nvdia GTX750 ti or if or an AMD R7 370 or R7 360 if you can afford to give the extra Â£100