"Do not waste your money on this PC!!!!"0.5 starson by Hardcoremuse
Pros: For a prebuilt it is an ok spec but a complete rip off on price!
(p.s the water cooling solution on this is poor and so is the Overclock)
Cons: You can get way more Hardware for your money, which will be faster, better performing and cheaper if you are willing to build a rig your self. This is a simple experience and I will explain below:
Summary: You need to start with a case. Now you are probably going to want to Overclock so water cooling will be needed. The best case for money that will also fit everything you need in it is the Coolermaster ATCS 840 Classic. Next you will want a Motherboard. now if you are planning to Overclock you will want a board designed for this. IMHO this leaves only one option, the DFI Lan Party LP UT X58-T3EH8 Intel X58. DFI aim their mobos at the OCing comunity and this is the best of their offerings. As for a cpu the Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) is the one to go for as it is cheaper than the 965, but with the rig I am describing you should be able to hit over 4GHz on your overclock. For the RAM your will want 2x Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz. Corsair is the Rolls Royce of RAM and this offering is very reasonably priced, but also faster performing than the Ram in the Falcon. Now graphics cards is where things get complicated. When you move into the x2 range of GFX cards offered by ATI and NVIDIA you encouter driver issues. Not all games have drivers to use X-fire (multiple ATI cards) or SLI (multiple NVIDIA cards) so out of your four cards only one is being used! if you want the fastest single card on the market it is undoubtably the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 "FTW 55nm" 1024MB. If you find that this still isn't hitting the GFX levels you want then you can always invest in one or two more for SLI or tri SLI. NVIDIA cards are also able to offer PhysicX and CUDA on their cards. On the hard drive front SSD (solid state hard drives) are all well and good but are very expensive. If you were to run 2 Samsung SpinPoint F1 RAID 1TB SATA-II 32MB's in RAID 0 you would not only have and increably fast HDD set up but you would have 2 TBs of storage for less than some 250GB SSDs. For your optical drives wether they be Blu Ray or DVD i would stick with Pioneer as i have always had a great experinece with them. Sound cards there is one key favourite and that is the Creatives, but for gaming especially the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium - Fatal1ty Champion Series 7.1 Sound Card. To power this goliath you will need a Corsair HX 1000W ATX2.2 Modular SLI as this should cover all your OCing needs. Now on to the Water cooling set up. You will want to start with the CPU cooler. The Swiftech Apogee GTZ is the best option at the moment, especially for a high overclock. The Swiftech Laing D5 Vario MCP655 12V DC Pump is always the water coolers favourite. The TFC Xchanger - Triple Radiator 360 is one of the best performing Radiators around. You will need a resevoir and i recomend the XSPC Single Bay Reservoir - Silver. Because you don't really want to drop your PC in a 'bath' I recomend the Feser One UV Reactive Coolant 1 Litre (Clear/Blue) Feser One UV Reactive Coolant 1 Litre (Clear/Blue) for a well performing inert liquid. Then you will need 6x EK 1/2" Hose fitting, 6x XSPC Tubing Clip For 1/2" Hose, 2x XSPC 1/2" High Flexibility PVC Tubing - 1m. Last but not least you will need some 120mm fans for the radiator. I recomend the Akasa AK-191-BL Blue Ultra Quiet 120mm Fans for good airflow and noise levels. If you are going to want a Monitor for your new toy I recomend the Acer G24 Widescreen Gaming LCD Monitor for being an great balance between size, resolution and price. The ultimate keyboard and mouse combo are undoubtably the Razer Mamba Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse and the Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard. Last but by no means least speakers and I can recomend none higher than the Logitech Z-5500 THX Certified 5.1 Speaker System.
If you are worried about the overclocking, the great thing about the DfI is that you can share BIOS's with other people, and most overclockers use DFI so some one else can do all the OCing leg work and you can just upload ther Bios and away you go.
Estimate cost of rig including peripherals: £3200 with out SLI, £3650 with SLI and £3800 with a EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 1024MB GDDR3 controling the PhysicsX and CUDA. But don't forget this RIG also has a top of the range 24" monitor, 5.1 speakers and Keyboard and Mouse.
Any quieries email me on Imustendure@live.co.uk