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    • HPLCEngineer
    • By HPLCEngineer 5th Apr 18, 7:07 PM
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    Is this gaming PC any good?
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    • 5th Apr 18, 7:07 PM
    Is this gaming PC any good? 5th Apr 18 at 7:07 PM
    Hi all,

    Could I get your opinion on:

    https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/comp...ming-pc-10164418-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR

    Is it value for money? Could I build it myself and save money? Will it run the latest games?

    Thanks
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 5th Apr 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 5th Apr 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 5th Apr 18, 8:09 PM
    Link leads to a 404 error. Using the item number in the address though....do you mean the vortex minerva xt-r with i5 and nvidia gtx 1060 @ 999.99?

    The graphics card is good but processor not so much imo.

    This is typically what retailers do though - pair a really good CPU with mediocre GPU or vice versa.

    Price up what the components would cost separately - and be aware sometimes better/newer components can be cheaper than ones that aren't being manufactured anymore.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • joeypesci
    • By joeypesci 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
    Will always be cheaper building yourself. And by all means look at PCWorld for an idea but NEVER buy from them. They are overpriced.
    • s0mojo
    • By s0mojo 27th Apr 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 1:23 PM
    As someone who's worked for PC World, yeah I'd avoid anything PC related, especially their gaming machines. Check out Overclockers or Scan for prebuilt systems
    • thunder367
    • By thunder367 28th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
    look up what u need price it up using scan uk they have some of the best deals in uk.if ur local to bolton go vist them they will help u out.they also have a huge display of what u can get.i use them all the tiem for pc bits.im due to upgrade at end of year and going for a i7 with at least a 1060gt may even push to a 1080.but ill be spending like 1500 on my pc
    • Lagamorph
    • By Lagamorph 28th Apr 18, 8:48 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 8:48 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 8:48 PM
    Best place to go if you're planning a self build is https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
    You can put in the parts you want and it'll identify where is selling them the cheapest. It doesn't always list every retailer but it can certainly help in saving a few quid.

    It'll also help identify compatibility problems (Ie it'll identify if you pick a CPU that isn't compatible with the socket of your chosen motherboard)
    • jcol
    • By jcol 7th Jun 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 7th Jun 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 7th Jun 18, 12:34 PM
    I wonder what the OP done?
    Did they buy the overpriced PC world pc or got one built for them?


    edit, just checked some of them out, a 700 pc that doesn't even include a SSD, is laughable in 2018
    Last edited by jcol; 07-06-2018 at 12:38 PM.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 8th Jun 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 18, 7:50 PM
    I wonder what the OP done?
    Did they buy the overpriced PC world pc or got one built for them?


    edit, just checked some of them out, a 700 pc that doesn't even include a SSD, is laughable in 2018
    Originally posted by jcol
    It depends on the spec of the PC, for that price range I'd prefer it not to have an SSD and instead a better processor or graphics card as companies often hugely overcharge for a low end 128GB SSD or similar. Given how easy it is to fit an SSD and it's likely a hard drive will also be needed for a gaming PC, I'd rather fit my own choice of decent SSD.

    John
    • ducchung2108
    • By ducchung2108 14th Jul 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 12:11 PM
    Is the picture high?
    • Zygyra
    • By Zygyra 18th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
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    try te search on others resourses, i think this price may be lowest
    • JustABit
    • By JustABit 30th Sep 18, 7:35 AM
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    Yeah, search the web, there are plenty of places with decent prices so that you can build a good PC for the lowest budget possible
    • ebayer2018
    • By ebayer2018 18th Oct 18, 10:43 AM
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    PC World definitely the last place you should go to buy a PC, not only are they overpriced but the customer support if something goes wrong is close to useless.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 18th Oct 18, 1:27 PM
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    Is the picture high?
    Originally posted by ducchung2108

    Spammer in the making judging by this and your other irrelevant 2 or 3 word posts
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Kuqyjeba
    • By Kuqyjeba 20th Oct 18, 6:28 PM
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    If you collect yourself, there will be no extra charge for the same parts from the store.
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