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Looking for a 200 Gaming PC


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#1 Roblox

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:41 AM

Hi i have been saving my pocket money for 4 years for a Gaming PC i am tired of waiting i urgently need a better PC My current PC only has support for up to 2GB of RAM and has bad Graphics and Processor and can't play these modern games.

 

You might say get a console but my mates are PC gamers and i want to join them I really want to get playing BF4 with them.

 

I have been saving so long please tell me the best deal you can and where to find it.


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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:39 AM

Sorry to tell you, but 200 wont get you far. For a good gaming PC, custom built or store bought, you will need to invest much more into it. Even for a basic one that would run BF4 smoothly/playable, you will need to budget at least 800. Sorry :\


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:14 AM

Need at least 400 for a gamming pc that can play all current games. 100 extra if you want a new monitor to go with it.

200 will get a used computer that can barely play those games (if that) and become unable to do so shortly with newer ones, and only if it's smartly shopped.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:42 AM

Pre-built no way, there is nothing for sale that in any way, shape or form could be considered a gaming PC.  If you're lucky you will get a "nettop" or ultra low end PC with low end integrated graphics.

 

I priced up some parts, and I reckon you can put together a system based on AMD's A8-7600 APU with 4Gb DDR3-1866 for about £230 without making too many sacrifices on quality. I refuse to suggest an own brand £10 PSU or a £20 case with included "500 w PSU" in it that lots of retailers sell, as they are quite simply poor quality and I don't believe this is the right area to save money.  The A8-7600 has reasonably powerful on chip graphics and 4 CPU cores, and should be capable of running a lot of current games at medium quality settings.  4Gb is below ideal levels (8Gb far more comfortable) but it's all you can afford.  The other nice thing about the A8-7600 is that in future you can upgrade to dual graphics with a low cost R7-240 or R7-250 GPU and according to the tests linked above, that can bring large FPS improvements.  Example part list - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/7Yjkqs

 

Then there's used or refurbished PC's but obviously the deals are highly variable and many of them are ex-office PC's and quite unsuitable for games..


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:42 PM

I reckon you can put together a system based on AMD's A8-7600 APU

 

I forgot how powerful/cost efficient AMD's APU's are. Thumbs up on bringing that up, as well as everything else stated.


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