OC3D Recommended Systems - Q4 2013
Published: 29th October 2013 | Source: OC3D |
One of the most popular requests from our last list was a PC for less than a thousand pounds. Luckily with prices being so competitive we've been able to bring you two options for the midrange. One at around £800, and with a couple of changes we've got an extremely powerful gaming rig for just shy of £1200, and lots of room to manouver should you wish to adjust the line-up to your taste.
If you ever doubt how much more powerful hardware has become for an affordable price, you need to look no further than here. An excellent set of components that pack a much bigger punch than they have any right to. For the measly sum of £762 you have the outstanding Intel Core i5-4670K at the heart of your system. From testing the Aria Gladiator bundles we know how well the combination of this CPU and the Scythe cooler work, so it would be churlish to choose anything else, especially for the price.
Graphics are handled by the HD7870, in Tahiti LE guise. An absolutely insane overclocker it's still the best mid-range card around and, similarly to the HD7790 on our value system, it comes with Crysis 3, Tomb Raider and the brilliant Bioshock Infinite free. We could have used the R9 270X, but with the HD7870LE having the same stuff under the hood, and being a whopping £40 cheaper, it's still the sensible choice for the money.
You're getting a LOT of PC for £768
|Hardware||Price (with link)|
|Intel Core i5-4670K||£176.88|
|Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133MHz||£92.99|
|Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed||£78.00|
|120GB Samsung 840||£83.94|
|Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler||£44.99|
|XFX HD7870XT Tahiti LE||£133.99|
Corsair Vengeance Pro XFX HD7870 LE
Scythe Ashura Corsair 300R Windowed