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Hi. Torn between a couple of PCs

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#1 NemoH88


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 05:04 AM

Hi there. I am looking for a new pc capable of playing some modern games on high (Gta etc) and some light video editing. Only thing is that my budget is only around £300. I've come across two pcs I'm semi interested in. I was wondering if anyone could help advice me.

One is a complete setup and consists of:
Intel i3 4130 3.4
8gb ddr3 ram
Nvidia geforce gtx 650ti boost 2gb gfx card
500b hdd
120gb ssd
Also with monitor, kodi media center, mouse and keyboard plus he'll keep some games on
For 300

The other is just the barebones pc (no monitor, keyboard etc)
And is:
i7 2600 3.4
10gb Ddr3 ram
Geforce gtx 560ti 1279mb
For 265

The second one seems a little to cheap for me? Not sure though.

Any advice on the best deal or whether I'd be better building myself, please let me know. Thanks!
Oh and the second one just has a 640gb hdd. No ssd.

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 08:58 AM

First system has slower CPU, bit less memory, slightly better video card, HDD makes no difference, SSD is plus.


Considering on first system you get also monitor and other peripherals, first system sounds better deal for me.



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 11:30 AM

GTAV is a very CPU and VRAM hungry game.


The 1st one has a GPU that could pull it off, but the dual core CPU would limit it constantly.


The 2nd one has quad core 8 thread CPU that could handle it, and games to come, easily, but the GPU would make you have to scale back the settings to Xbone-esque graphic fidelity (GPU in it is, performance wise, an Xbone). 


The 2nd one would be my choice. Only because it's supper easy to upgrade the GPU later down the line (mass compatibility, easily swap-able), but upgrading CPUs can be a tricky business. There are games now that won't even boot if they detect you're using a dual core (like the core i3 in the first one).


For an extra 50$ on top the 2nd one you could drop by a thrift shop for a cheap screen (or use your TV), optical/laser mouse, and keyboard. If doing that isn't an option, I'd opt for the first just for the ease of everything already being together. 

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