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  • xYOSSARIANx 31 Oct 2012 13:17:59 240 posts
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    Cheers for the reply.

    Space is tight for me, I just rent a room. I've basically got a 32" TV (this one) at the end of my bed, so I sit on my bed to watch TV and play my Xbox. So I was hoping to save the cost of a monitor and just HDMI the PC to my TV.

    A monitor is certainly something I could get in the future when I have more space and money. But as I'm starting from scratch again I need a Windows licence, keyboard + mouse etc.

    I miss the complexity of PC games and the benefits of an open platform, I really want to get back into PC gaming but I never seem to have enough money. Now I physically have 850 in my pocket I dream of playing rfactor, project cars, the new X universe game, 64 player Battlefield and so many more deep games with mod support.

    Edited by xYOSSARIANx at 13:19:23 31-10-2012
  • Julpero 31 Oct 2012 14:47:46 38 posts
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    @xYOSSARIANx I'd say go with I5 because an I7 3770k will give you only like a frame or two more in games than an I5 3570k, if even that, so the 3570k has a lot better price-per-performance ratio.
  • IronGiant 4 Dec 2012 22:13:36 4,716 posts
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    If anyone spots a good deal on a gaming pc for around the 1000-1300 mark please let me know.. its for someone in their 60's who still loves playing games and the easier it is to set up and get going the better :) Something relatively easy to upgrade too..
  • Dirtbox 4 Dec 2012 23:52:35 81,297 posts
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    Good deal and 1000 doesn't compute.
  • IronGiant 5 Dec 2012 00:00:16 4,716 posts
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    It's all relative..
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 00:05:31 6,815 posts
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    Don't you mean it's for a relative.
    Seriously, save yourself a monkey, he might be dead before Half Life3 comes out.
  • IronGiant 5 Dec 2012 20:29:19 4,716 posts
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    Thinking of this one, anyone know of better systems for the price?

    Chillblast Firebird
  • andytheadequate 5 Dec 2012 21:26:45 8,668 posts
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    If you're willing to pay that much you are sure to get a good pc. When I was looking for one chillblast pcs always reviewed well

    You do know you could pay half that and get a gaming pc?

    Edited by andytheadequate at 21:27:40 05-12-2012
  • Deleted user 5 December 2012 21:54:55
    Not a bad system but yes is a tad overkill.

    You can save a bit with self build or save alot if strip back a few specs, such as i7 is it really needed? If you want a gaming system it is a total waste. Same goes for the keyboard/mouse you dont really see any gaming benefit with wireless keyboard.

    Another odd one is the motherboard while decent enourgh is a fairly standard one with all the standard stuff. But if your paying 1200 for a gaming system you would expect a more game orientated mobo althourgh i guess with only 600W you wont be doing stuff like Sli.

    Edited by Sharzam at 22:01:12 05-12-2012
  • Widge Moderator 6 Dec 2012 13:38:45 13,829 posts
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    IronGiant wrote:
    Thinking of this one, anyone know of better systems for the price?

    Chillblast Firebird
    Any of these?

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/Category.asp?SystemMasterCategoryID=20

    EDIT:

    HA! This is effectively what I am building! Except with the SG07 case not the SG08:

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1413

    I'll have more storage on mine. A quick mental calc says building it myself saves about 400.

    Edited by Widge at 13:41:59 06-12-2012
  • IronGiant 7 Dec 2012 14:32:16 4,716 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    If you're willing to pay that much you are sure to get a good pc. When I was looking for one chillblast pcs always reviewed well

    You do know you could pay half that and get a gaming pc?
    Oh ok, that system was reviewed as a gaming pc by PC Advisor, see here:

    Review

    Personally i've no idea who to trust when it comes to gaming pc reviews.. are there any good sites that review gaming pcs?
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 15:58:37
    You could say any pc with a decent GPU is a gaming pc. Problem is lot of pre builds put emphasis on the CPU to advertise the ghz. In fact the CPU is very rarely the bottleneck.
  • andytheadequate 7 Dec 2012 16:12:40 8,668 posts
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    I paid 700 and got an i5 3450 processor and 7850 graphics card. Nothing it can't play on highish settings, although it can struggle a bit on the highest settings for games like BF3. Paying anything over 1k is pointless really
  • Widge Moderator 7 Dec 2012 16:59:29 13,829 posts
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    IronGiant wrote:
    andytheadequate wrote:
    If you're willing to pay that much you are sure to get a good pc. When I was looking for one chillblast pcs always reviewed well

    You do know you could pay half that and get a gaming pc?
    Oh ok, that system was reviewed as a gaming pc by PC Advisor, see here:

    Review

    Personally i've no idea who to trust when it comes to gaming pc reviews.. are there any good sites that review gaming pcs?
    Have a look at those 3XS ones, I like the way they list all the components so you can check them out. Make sure the power supply is a good one, make sure the case is ok, if the coolers are good, if the mobo is to your liking.

    This guys too:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-308-OE&groupid=43&catid=2385&subcat=1270

    I like the idea of getting them from a components site because effectively they are doing what you would do to build something, but lumping a service charge on.
  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 18:53:41
    What price gives you the most value for your money in a pre-built gaming PC before diminishing returns kicks in? 500? 600? Or more?

    I've been looking at Overclockers UK but I'm not sure if they're good or not, any other websites I could buy one from?
  • superdelphinus 8 Dec 2012 19:05:10 8,288 posts
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    i'd say approaching a grand if you are starting from scratch, but depends on resolutions and how excited you get at running everything on max settings at seamless framerates
  • superdelphinus 8 Dec 2012 19:05:31 8,288 posts
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    oh pre-built. fck knowas

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  • dsmx 8 Dec 2012 19:10:39 7,981 posts
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    I would tend to avoid overclockers.co.uk they tend to be quite expensive.
  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 19:41:55
    @dsmx
    Yeah, I suspected as much, do you have any recommendations for a website or place to buy a gaming PC?
  • superdelphinus 8 Dec 2012 20:03:35 8,288 posts
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    Honestly just make it yourself. If I can do it, practically anyone can. It's just like Lego these days
  • y2rich 8 Dec 2012 20:05:44 1,594 posts
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    I bought the bits for my new build from Scan. Arrived today, all works, no hassle. Great customer service as well.

    Edited by y2rich at 20:06:28 08-12-2012
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 20:09:49 6,521 posts
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    You can buy it with the CPU on in a bundle which makes the most fragile bit done when it arrives.

    I second Scan as a good place to buy from.
  • dsmx 8 Dec 2012 21:12:01 7,981 posts
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    scan, novatech, ebuyer there's a hell of a lot of options out there to buy PC hardware and pretty much all of them have good customer service mainly because the people who buy from them know what they are doing so if they fuck up they lose business and they tell everyone in the know as well.

    Well a quick look at novatech comes up with this http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/gaming/

    Edited by dsmx at 21:14:25 08-12-2012
  • INSOMANiAC 9 Dec 2012 03:00:12 3,917 posts
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    just go to this thread I started 3 weeks ago http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/244460

    I did all the deliberating for days and got what I believe to be the best PC for 1k

    Buy the exact same shit. 999.65 in total, all off Amazon, Amazon Prime free trial, got it all the next day, job done. (get a bigger SSD though if you can afford it, those PC games are fucking huge.
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 03:08:08
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    You can buy it with the CPU on in a bundle which makes the most fragile bit done when it arrives.

    I second Scan as a good place to buy from.
    Ignore the CPU, it's mostly irrelavant these days. As usual get yourself the midrange intel CPU (generally the one before the 100 jump) and make sure you have a decent Graphics card.

    EDIT: Above poster is mental, One fucking Thousand Pounds!?!?! for gaming?! LOL!!

    Edited by CrispyXUK at 03:10:02 09-12-2012
  • RobTheBuilder 9 Dec 2012 03:23:05 6,521 posts
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    @CrispyXUK I just meant in terms of building, saves having to put the CPU on yourself which is the only risky bit of building it rather than buying prebuilt
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 03:27:00
    i3 is fine for gaming, GC is king for modern borem'ups. Thery're all glorified pentium 3s anyway.
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