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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.
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    • 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)
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