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#1 justanaccount

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hey all,

 

I'm thinking of buying a new computer, budget: £500 (UK). I'll be using for Microsoft Office, some Photoshop.

 

 

This one seems of pretty good value https://www.palicomp.co.uk/amd-avenger-kav3 but is there anything else you can recommend? It will be use a lighter use of Photoshop, nothing extraordinary. I don't want to buy it from a big company such as Dell as I don't feel like paying for Bloatware mind you. I just need the tower, I've got everything else. I'm upgrading from a 21.5 inch Mac which I paid nearly a grand for (it has a 1.6 Ghz Dual core processor and a 5400 RPM hard drive. It's about a year old and I got it brand new :().



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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:29 AM

That's the exact same PC I looked at before getting this one. It seems to be of pretty good value although I'm not sure about the PSU, might go and search it up.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

You could look at the PC Specialist website, they custom make PCs so you can see what your budget will get you. https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

Edited by Goddess_Bastet, 27 February 2017 - 03:41 PM.


#4 Planemaster2

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:57 PM

For £500, they could get me a 8GB stick of ram, i3 6100, 1 TB HDD, their cheapest case/MOBO and a 400W PSU.

They tried to sell that to me (it was actually £516) claiming the CPU was very good and the integrated graphics were fine. I got my current PC for £500 and it's honestly a much better deal (same price).


Edited by hamluis, 27 February 2017 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:12 PM

So between this one https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/view/Fusion-450-gaming-pc/ which I made from the site and this one https://www.palicomp.co.uk/amd-avenger-kav3 which one is faster at Photoshop?


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#6 Planemaster2

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

That PC Specialist, as I said before, is a joke. You've got a standard HDD with no SSD, an OK CPU but no Graphics Card and a 350W PSU. 

 

Meanwhile, the Palicomp features a similar CPU which is overclocked, a very decent budget Graphics card. HDD+SSD combo and a 500W PSU. You'll have to add in a WiFi Card but it's still a brilliant deal.






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