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Does this seem like a reasonable purchase?


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#1 Austini333

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 11:45 AM

I've been thinking about getting a gaming PC for a while just to be able to play some games on high graphics at good FPS. I was considering building one but have since visited a few sites which custom build gaming PCs and the prices seem to be quite reasonable so I'm wondering if anyone can give me their opinion on this PC I'm considering buying from Overclockers.co.uk?

 

BitFenix Neos ATX Tower Black/Black

Intel Core i5-4690 3.50GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail

Asus H81M-PLUS Intel H81 (Socket 1150) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard

Intel Retail Cooler

TeamGroup Elite Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (TPKD38G1600HC11DC01)

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Dual-X 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11242-02-20G)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DM003) HDD

OcUK 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM

Corsair Builder Series CX 430W V2 '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020046-UK)

 

This would come to £621.30 inc VAT which seemed pretty reasonable to me. I've never purchased a PC before and so I was wondering if this seemed like a reasonably priced entry level gaming PC or whether I should perhaps go for an AMD processor instead or could it in fact be possible to build a PC like this for a lot cheaper? Also does anyone have any experience from buying from a site such as this? I don't want to be given the wrong components or anything haha. Any help is much appreciated :)

 
 
 

 



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#2 gigawert

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 11:54 AM

That is quite overpriced for a entry level gaming PC (almost $1000 USD). Usually entry level gaming PCs are £300-500 ($475-700 USD). Here's a good entry-level build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/gigapouch/saved/n38xFT

 

I am actually typing this on that very computer in the partslist. It handles very well for a PC that price, and it has gone down in price $100 over the past few months.


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#3 Austini333

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:26 PM

Thanks for showing me that! Keep in mind though the prices of parts here in the UK are different... Would you consider what I was thinking about buying not worth it at all then?

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

I mean, it is fine for a mid-range to high end gaming rig but not a entry level one.


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:00 PM

Okay. I mean I just want to be able to play games like Heroes of the Storm and WoW at high graphics. I understand that I could probably go for cheaper components but is it still okay value for money considering that I'm quite an avid gamer?

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:42 PM

Then if you want a PC that does that, it is just right. But I would rather have a PC with 1 8GB module instead of 2 4GBs so there's room for upgrades. Last, if I were to spend $950 on a computer, I would probably want it to have an i7. :)


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:22 PM

If you have the money, an SSD for your OS really makes a noticeable improvement in performance.



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:11 PM

I bought this for $350 AUD

 

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RAM: 4GB 1600mhz Kingston hyper x blu
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Graphics Card: XFX GTX260

 

Upgraded to Win 8.1 (with the help of cat1092....thanks mate!)

 

Then upgraded to Win 10.....easy as pie...

 

The two process took approx 2.5 hours...no hiccups

 

I think I have myself a bargain.

 

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