All-round Deluxe PC - February 2014
The all-round Deluxe PC will last you a few years without requiring any upgrades. It is a bit more expensive, but is very complete as well. Using the internet, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing - all of these are possible on a good all-round PC, and you should never feel that you are lacking in performance for any of those activities.
This means a good processor and graphics card from the upper mid-range segment. Fast, yet affordable. You also need enough RAM and storage space, not to mention an attractive chassis and reliable power supply that can last several years. Of course you need a quality monitor, mouse and keyboard, as these are used very frequently.
This PC will cost more than the standard all-round PC, but it is also more powerful and has higher-end components. If this exceeds your budget somewhat, then you can have a look at out standard All-round PC instead.
Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month.
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|Processors||Intel Core i5 4670||£164.23|
|Memory modules||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 kit||£69.38|
|CPU coolers||Cooler Master Hyper 412S||£29.30|
|Motherboards||MSI Z87-G45 Gaming||£96.20|
|Graphics cards||MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 2GB||£153.17|
|Hard disks/SSDs||Samsung 840 Evo 250GB||£104.08|
|Hard disks/SSDs||Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB (SATA3, 64MB)||£82.83|
|Optical drives||LG CH12NS30||£56.12|
|Cases||Corsair Carbide 330R||£69.35|
|Power supplies||Corsair CS-M Series 550W||£61.91|
|Keyboards||Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000||–|
|PC speaker sets||Edifier R1600T Plus Black||£59.99|
|Monitors||Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black||£228.71|
|Add as wish list||Average total price:||£1,175.27|