I'm a big fan of Scan computers and having had three extremely good experiences with previous Scan computer purchases, am looking to go for number 4. However, a few questions as I'm always bamboozled a bit by all the latest technology versus what I actually need. Apologies in advance for any amateurish errors I make.
I've highlighted my actual questions in blue.
My requirements are for a gaming system that can play the latest games at 1920x1200 - I don't have multi-monitor setups, but I do like to crank up detail as much as I can, especially things like AA. The games I mostly like to play are SWTOR, and other RPGs like Deus Ex HR, Witcher 2, Mass Effect series, etc. As a lot of these games have a lot of "face-time", that's why I like to have high detail so people's faces are smooth, not jagged.
I was thinking the 3XS Z77 GTX system might suit my needs. Do you guys agree? I see the basic config is for £1300 - I could happily spend another £200 or so on any nice upgrades, especially ones that will make the system quieter and/or last longer (in terms of not melting, rather than future-proofing). Any particular upgrades people recommend? I don't really know anything extra fans or different cases etc, sorry. Should I consider the Vengeance OC system instead?
Also, I currently have an old Dell 2407WFP monitor from a few years ago - has monitor technology developed sufficiently since then to justify buying a new one? I'd be willing to spend £400-500 on a new monitor if they're significantly better these days, but I don't really know if they are. I like my current monitor, probably the only thing I'd say is that it doesn't display black all that well, it kinda has a weird flatness to it, rather than being a "deep black" akin to darkness etc. Sorry, not sure what the actual term is for that graphical metric. Resolution wise I'm happy to stick with 1920x1200, I don't want a massive 30 inch screen.
Thanks in advance for all your help,