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  • grey_matters 22 Apr 2017 17:06:41 4,289 posts
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    @ibenam
    Any chance of getting an SSD in there? They are pretty cheap now and add so much.
  • gman7714 22 Apr 2017 17:33:16 429 posts
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    I have a few bits I want rid of as just built a new R7 1700 PC. Original boxes where stated

    FX-8350 (boxed)
    Asus M5A99 Evo mobo (r1)
    2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24
    Antec 300 Case (needs a new front panel power cable)
    2x Corsair AF120 fans (boxed)
    2x Corsair SF120 fans (boxed)

    PM me offers if anyone is interested in anything

    I'll get around to popping this into the swapsies thread over the weekend.

    Edited by gman7714 at 17:33:43 22-04-2017

    Edited by gman7714 at 17:34:33 22-04-2017
  • ibenam 22 Apr 2017 20:41:50 3,031 posts
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    @grey_matters Did try that, I guess it depends on how cheap i get the other parts. Trying to keep the cost down to 350!

    Edited by ibenam at 08:30:18 24-04-2017
  • DodgyPast 24 Apr 2017 03:04:09 9,228 posts
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    @ibenam

    4Gb of RAM is pretty limiting.
  • ibenam 24 Apr 2017 08:44:06 3,031 posts
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    Ok I've added an SSD, and another 4gb of ram. Also reduced my HDD size to 500gb.

    Total cost is now 450 which is way over my budget of 350 even if i manage to get parts off eBay.

    I think the GPU price is killing me - is there another GPU which will give me the same performance at a lower cost?

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PDXJHN

    Edited by ibenam at 08:44:49 24-04-2017
  • THFourteen 24 Apr 2017 09:03:51 44,631 posts
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    @ibenam

    I'd say the 1050ti is pretty much the minimum for 1080p and even then it won't be running the latest games with bells and whistles on.

    If you really want to downgrade there's the RX 460 but its pretty shit
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gpus,review-33382.html

    Can i ask what you're hoping to do with this pc? What kind of games? You might just get a better experience with a ps4pro for 350 tbh
  • DodgyPast 24 Apr 2017 11:00:57 9,228 posts
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    Pricing a PC against a console never feels worth it. Due to the cost of the base components being similar whatever the spec you don't really get bang for your buck until you're in 1060 and maybe r5 1400 territory.

    Edited by DodgyPast at 11:01:39 24-04-2017
  • ibenam 25 Apr 2017 21:39:30 3,031 posts
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    @THFourteen really its to scratch a build itch but also to replace an ageing 750ti pc.

    Not looking to play the latest games with graphics ramped up etc. just aomething decent which can do everything well.
  • Ivefoundgod 3 May 2017 21:40:48 564 posts
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    Hi folks

    Just wondering if anyone could advise me on which of these to go for, the lenovo legion y520 or the Dell inspiron 7000. Looking at the configs with the i5 and 1050 in each model. Alternatives welcome too.

    Need the portabilitiy of the laptop unfortunately, i know i'd get much better machine going with a desktop. Thanks.
  • TheBlackDog 4 May 2017 15:17:24 1,028 posts
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    Can someone help me understand how to get W10 on to a cheap system I'm building for my neighbour please ?

    I thought I could build a small NUC/Brix type thing for my ageing neighbour to just surf the web, but I'm not really up to speed on the options for getting W10 on the SSD. I did read something about making a bootable USB, which sounds easy enough. But what is the cheapest way to buy the actual W10 OS for the PC ? The prices I've seen online cost half as much as the PC !
  • Fake_Blood 4 May 2017 15:22:44 7,272 posts
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    https://www.kinguin.net/category/22175/windows-10-home-oem-key/

    Let me know if it works :p
  • captbirdseye 4 May 2017 15:43:07 7,976 posts
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    I bought mine from Kinguin.
  • Fake_Blood 4 May 2017 15:44:25 7,272 posts
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    Cool, did you "We suggest using the automated phone system in order to activate your code." ?
  • KD 4 May 2017 16:11:35 1,463 posts
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    @TheBlackDog The bootable USB instal is on the microsoft site, left a old usb set up with it so never need a dvd drive on anything.

    I did the same for my granparents and made a pc for them, it had its use but they both moved onto ipads eventually, did try a laptop between too but tablets are easier all round for what they need.
  • TheBlackDog 4 May 2017 16:29:55 1,028 posts
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    @KD Thanks. Forgot to mention that he really needs a PC of some sort as he needs to submit reports to the department of agricultural equivalent here, which is done on their website. I think he prefers that to using a tablet, plus he does have a monitor as his well old PC had finally broke down.
  • ISmoke 19 May 2017 16:34:21 1,649 posts
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    Before I considering putting it on eBay or Gumtree wondering if anyone from here would like to buy my monitor?

    It's a ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

    27" 2560x1440
    144Hz
    GSync
    Display Port
    2 x USB 2.0 ports

    Just want something a bit bigger and considering going ultra-widescreen. Looking at eBay completed listings a few have gone for 400-500 so anything around the 400 would be ace.

    Bit of a long shot but you never know so thought i'd see here lol
  • TheBlackDog 19 May 2017 17:48:22 1,028 posts
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    I always laugh at this thread title :D

    Nice monitor though.
  • THFourteen 22 May 2017 10:58:21 44,631 posts
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    Scrapyard wars 5 episode 1 is out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USr4vZpYkD0

    Should give some of you folks ideas on budget pcs ;-)
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