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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
    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
    • Zygyra
    • By Zygyra 18th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
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    • 18th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
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    • 18th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
    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
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    • 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.
    • RyanEzio
    • By RyanEzio 22nd Oct 18, 8:41 PM
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    I'm pretty new to PC gaming , but my pre built PC cost around 850, plays most games in high settings.



    Most low end PCS now are much, much better than Xbox 1 or Ps4. I haven't gone back to console gaming. Although I have Fifa 19 on PC and play with controller.
    Ryan
    • flapjackboy
    • By flapjackboy 23rd Oct 18, 7:34 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by unholyangel

    Just ran that system's specs through PC Partpicker and the price with a bit of profit tacked on appears about right. I agree with you about the spec, though.
    • hitor87
    • By hitor87 1st Nov 18, 3:08 PM
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    I'm getting a 404 here. The best thing to do here would be to either wait for Black Friday offers or just check out PC Part Picker and other websites where you can build it yourself. Then maybe wait till Black Friday or Cyber Monday and see if you get any discounts on those parts you picked.
    • gamemodapk
    • By gamemodapk 10th Nov 18, 6:02 PM
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    Look into what u require value it up utilizing examine the UK they have probably the best arrangements in UK.if ur neighbourhood to Bolton go visit them they will help u out.they likewise have a tremendous showcase of what u can get. I utilize them all the time for pc bits.im because of update at end of the year and running for an i7 with something like a 1060gt may even push to 1080.but sick be spending like 1500 on my pc.
    • MikeMichael
    • By MikeMichael 26th Nov 18, 12:44 PM
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    404 Error in your link. Page can't open
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 4th Dec 18, 2:05 PM
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    Get the specs and look at the component costs and see if it's cheaper to build it yourself.

    I would personally build the machine myself purely because I can get the components I want. Case in point if I was on a tight budget and wanted to get the most out of my money I'd spend getting the best mobo, gfx and cpu and economise on ram, ssd (get a lower capacity than I need), case, optical drives etc. The drives, ram etc can be upgraded later but the cpu mobo is the framework of your system and upgrading that is effectively buying a new machine.

    Some stuff are easy to ebay and get rid of. Gfx card tends to depreciate hard, so is cpu and mobo. Ram isnt too bad. Ssd I never needed to sell because I always donate it to some laptop or console around the home that can use it.

    I do mostly buy second hand stuff. I find them to be perfectly reliable, my cpu, gfx, ram are all second hand. The only thing new is the mobo which I feel is important to buy brand new. Ssd I also buy brand new because the prices are always coming down and I noticed in auction that the ebay prices tend to go up to 80% of new price. You might as well buy brand new in that case
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