I am looking at upgrading my PC as it is getting a bit long in the tooth and I am constantly running out of memory. The PC is largely used as a family PC for all kinds of duties, including some "light" gaming (Think Civ 5 and modern RPG's, type games).
I am planning on putting OS and core applications on the SSD and use either the HDD drives for non core applications and documents will be stored on a NAS attached with GB Ethernet.
- That we can get the PC up and running very quickly after not having been used for several hours
- That we can record TV onto it
- That it will support browsing with lots of tabs open
- That it runs really smoothly during normal operation
- That I can change format of videos without it grinding to a halt
- I do not want to spend any time on faffing with overclocking. It's just not my bag. (baby)
I already have a range of parts which I believe will be good enough and I would preferably like to spend less than £500 (live in the UK), but at the same time have a PC which will serve me for the next 5 years or more.
Current Parts to be reused:
Storage: SAMSUNG SP2504C 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: SAMSUNG SP2514N 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Antec P182 ATX Mid Tower Case
Optical Drive: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D ATA Device
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI
PSU: Corsair HX520-W (430w)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£153.54 @ Aria PC) <Updated>
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.52 @ Scan.co.uk) <Updated>
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk) <Updated>
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£81.49 @ Amazon UK) <Updated>
Tuner: TBS PCI-E Dual DVB-T2 tuner - TBS6280 (£83.99)
Put a post on PCPartPicker, but most of my existing components are to old to feature, so I've gone for similar kit where I thought it would have a bearing. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/39iNO
I am really after a bit of a sense check whether all this kit will work and whether I have made some bad choices in the new kit.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Edited by Ragnrodr, 14 March 2014 - 02:29 PM.