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Buying a Gaming PC HELP!?

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  • TGamingPlaza

    TGamingPlaza

    #15249528 - 7 years ago

    so i want a Gaming PC that has good RAM and has the capability to run top end games like battlefield , The problem is i have a £500ish budget does anyone have a suggestion around that price (or cheaper.) Thanks.

  • Strider165

    Strider165

    #15249582 - 7 years ago

    Build it yourself or do you want to just order it pre-built from a store?

  • TGamingPlaza

    TGamingPlaza

    #15249624 - 7 years ago

    Build it myself

  • TGamingPlaza

    TGamingPlaza

    #15249627 - 7 years ago

    In reply to Strider165, #2:

    im not too good with computers so buy pre built i just want something to run and record high end games

  • smallbonesuk

    smallbonesuk

    #15250498 - 7 years ago

    I thought about building my own PC about 6 months ago, but decided I didn't have the funds.

    I don't know where you're located, but I found out there are people in the UK who sell pre-build PCs for less than you can get all the parts for individually (and you can request for them to put a different case on or whatever). I assume they get the parts at under retail price somehow, so their production costs are lower than normal.

    To get the parts individually, it would have cost me about a grand, but I could have got the same PC on ebay, pre-built for 900 quid + delivery.

  • TGamingPlaza

    TGamingPlaza

    #15250538 - 7 years ago

    In reply to smallbonesuk, #5:

    In reply to smallbonesuk, #5:

    i onlt have around £500ish

  • smallbonesuk

    smallbonesuk

    #15250585 - 7 years ago

    In reply to TGamingPlaza, #6:

    Yeah. I read that. They still do the same thing, but just with lower-spec PCs.
    So for your sake they might have 450 quid PCs that would cost you 550 anywhere else.
    You might want to build it yourself, but it can actually be cheaper to get it prebuilt on ebay.

  • Strider165

    Strider165

    #15251042 - 7 years ago

    I honestly don't have much advice to give on buying a pre-built machine in terms of brands, because I've never looked to purchase one (I always build it myself). What I would say though, is if you're going to buy one, don't spend money on extra RAM or a nice graphics card, because they're going to overcharge you. Buy the extra RAM/Graphics card separately and upgrade it yourself (really easy to do with those components).

  • smallbonesuk

    smallbonesuk

    #15252204 - 7 years ago

    Your main choice is between an AMD or intel system if you're going to do a build. AMD is cheaper, but I don't know anything about their kits because I'm an intel guy (well actually, I'm a mac guy, but I was looking to build an intel PC).
    If you're building, make sure everything you get is compatible. Quite a lot of the products are made for one or the other, not both.

  • TGamingPlaza

    TGamingPlaza

    #15252214 - 7 years ago

    im not really looking to build if andybody could send me a link to a fordable Pre-Built Pc that would be helpful

  • jdog90000

    jdog90000

    #15298660 - 7 years ago

    For appx 461 Euro you can get:
    1) Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core + HyperThreading 3.1GHz - $110
    2) BIOSTAR H61MGC Intel H61 LGA1155 - $50
    3) G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz $38
    4) Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $155
    5) Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB SATA III $80
    6) Sony SATA 24X DVD Burner - $18
    7) Rosewill HIVE 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular - $60
    8) NZXT Tempest 410 2 x 120mm USB 3.0 - $70
    9) Stock Cooler Included with CPU
    10) Sound card: Integrated on motherboard
    11) Ethernet Up to 1000 Mbps: Integrated on motherboard.
    Total $581 = 473.3969 Euro
    Not including screen, mouse, keyboard.

    If you have a slightly higher budget I would definitely give this a look www.hardware-revolution.com/best-budget-gaming-pc/