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    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 16th Jun 17, 10:42 PM
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    gaming pc on a tight budget
    • #1
    • 16th Jun 17, 10:42 PM
    gaming pc on a tight budget 16th Jun 17 at 10:42 PM
    my fourteen year old wants a gaming pc, he has been saving for a while and has about 400 though we can add to it if nescessary about 100. we dont need a moniter and a cheap key board is fine. we just need a good mouse with it
    he wants a desktop not a laptop
    main game he plays is league of legends recommended specs are
    3 GHz processor
    2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and higher)
    12 GB available hard disk space
    Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher Video Memory(VRAM))
    Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
    Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed
    The latest update to .NET Framework from Microsoft
    The latest version of Adobe AIR is required to connect to PVP.net. Adobe AIR is included with all League of Legends setup files, but can also be downloaded from Adobe's website.

    is this totally unobtainable on his budget or is it doable

    thank you in advance
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 16th Jun 17, 11:08 PM
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    • #2
    • 16th Jun 17, 11:08 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Jun 17, 11:08 PM
    my fourteen year old wants a gaming pc, he has been saving for a while and has about 400 though we can add to it if nescessary about 100. we dont need a moniter and a cheap key board is fine. we just need a good mouse with it
    he wants a desktop not a laptop
    main game he plays is league of legends recommended specs are
    3 GHz processor
    2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and higher)
    12 GB available hard disk space
    Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher Video Memory(VRAM))
    Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
    Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed
    The latest update to .NET Framework from Microsoft
    The latest version of Adobe AIR is required to connect to PVP.net. Adobe AIR is included with all League of Legends setup files, but can also be downloaded from Adobe's website.

    is this totally unobtainable on his budget or is it doable

    thank you in advance
    Originally posted by squizz11
    have a look at https://www.palicomp.co.uk/AMD-Kaveri-400-Gamer-AMD1 he can configure this to add the graphics card he wants
    Last edited by angryparcel; 16-06-2017 at 11:11 PM.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 17th Jun 17, 8:08 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:08 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:08 AM
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StormForce-Core-i5-6400-Quad-Core-Gaming-PC-8GB-1TB-HDD-GTX-950-WiFi-Win10-/263003121003?hash=item3d3c35256b:g:8pgAAOSwSlBYrwX O
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 17th Jun 17, 8:10 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:10 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:10 AM
    have a look at https://www.palicomp.co.uk/AMD-Kaveri-400-Gamer-AMD1 he can configure this to add the graphics card he wants
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    are you kidding? recommend something with FM2 socket?
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 17th Jun 17, 8:39 AM
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    • #5
    • 17th Jun 17, 8:39 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:39 AM
    this is cheaper, but review not good
    http://www.ebuyer.com/764291-asus-g11cb-gaming-pc-g11cb-uk010t


    or used pc on ebay
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/gaming-pc-i5-gtx-960-/322549089530?hash=item4b196c84fa:g:xp0AAOSw03lY68c Y
    Last edited by Cisco001; 17-06-2017 at 9:03 AM.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
    Or an X box 1
    this is what my son has and for a gold live thing go to CDkeys .com as they are the cheapest and have some good offers on
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 17th Jun 17, 3:32 PM
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    • #7
    • 17th Jun 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 3:32 PM
    are you kidding? recommend something with FM2 socket?
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    they have plenty more and if you look you can configure them
    • ruperts
    • By ruperts 17th Jun 17, 4:12 PM
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    • #8
    • 17th Jun 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 4:12 PM
    The lower end gaming PC's from custom builders like pcspecialist, novatech, chillblast etc usually start around the £500 mark and easily cover those required specs, so yes I'd say it's very doable. It'd probably be wise to manage his expectations when it comes to the PC's ability to play the latest games though.
    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 17th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    • #9
    • 17th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
    thanks for all the help, at the moment all he really does is the internet and league of legends. he is autistic so tends to stick to what he knows. we can always upgrade the components in a couple of years if he needs more
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 17th Jun 17, 11:15 PM
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    my fourteen year old wants a gaming pc...

    3 GHz processor
    2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and higher)
    ...
    Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card
    Originally posted by squizz11
    I don't normally reply to these "which PC should I buy" questions as I don't keep up with these things. Buuut...

    The system requirements you've listed are really quite basic. If you went into a shop and asked for a "gaming PC", anything they'd offer would probably be overkill for what you need. And cost a lot more than £400 or £500!

    Of course, it's worth getting a "fast" machine (so it's not irritating to use), and providing for a bit of "future-proofing". But the nVidia GeForce 8800 is quite old, so any half-decent (or even quarter-decent!) card will do. And only 4GB RAM is probably the lowest that you'll see any mainstream PC being sold with.

    I randomly plucked this from the Scan website, and it should be much faster than you need, but it blows your max. £500 budget:

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-gamer-nanu-intel-pentium-g4560-kaby-lake-8gb-ddr4-2gb-evga-gtx-1050-1tb-hdd-win-10

    I've had a quick look at a few cheaper PCs, but it seems that spending a bit less gets you significantly less performance. But I only looked for a few minutes.

    Dunno what the "experts" here think of that Scan PC...?
    Last edited by esuhl; 17-06-2017 at 11:23 PM.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 18th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
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    This one might be a better match at £437.40.

    http://www.budgetcomputers.biz/intel-i3-6300-gaming-pc-2-gb-gt-730-graphic-card-1tbhdd-cheap-computer.html

    3.8GHz Intel i3 CPU
    8GB 1600MHz RAM
    ASUS 2GB GEF GT 730 SILENT GDDR3 (graphics card)

    The graphics card is basic, but exceeds your requirements. Here are some comments of it in a review:

    Truly, the card isn’t made for intense gaming, and one might think that we should be thankful enough that we could even play MOBA games on it, even at 2560 x 1440 by a stretch at League of Legends.
    https://www.techporn.ph/asus-geforce-gt-730-silent-graphics-card-review/

    So, it looks like it will cope with League of Legends in ultra-high resolution (beyond the capabilities of your monitor unless you have an expensive new one).

    If, like me, you're left wondering what "MOBA games" are:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer_online_battle_arena
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 18th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
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    To save some money (or get more bang for your buck) look at PC Part Picker.

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

    You can find a spec you like at one of the builders and look to see if you can save money by sourcing the components yourselves and then building it yourself. However, its not always much cheaper to make it worth it, the bulk buying the builders use means that they may not be that much more expensive. The site only shows components that it knows are compatible - ie, pick a motherboard and it will show the processors that will work with it and so on.

    PC Specialist who i can recommend have their own forum and people on there would reccomend a PC for your needs too.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 18th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
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    That's a superb PC for the money, reasonable dedicated graphics card and a powerful processor. It's difficult to beat Zoostorm for budget gaming PC's, the other options above have weaker processors or graphics card and the Zoostorm is a good longterm solution as well as with that processor you can pop in a new graphics card to keep it a decent gaming PC.

    Or an X box 1
    this is what my son has and for a gold live thing go to CDkeys .com as they are the cheapest and have some good offers on
    Originally posted by GT60
    Neither the Xbox One nor any of the other current consoles can play League of Legends nor Defence of the Ancients 2 (one of the other huge MOBAs)

    John
    Last edited by Johnmcl7; 18-06-2017 at 1:36 PM.
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