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Gaming Desktop PC

alisonfitz Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
My son has saved up £450-he wants a gaming desktop. He has the monitor/keyboard etc. He fancies this - Advent Centurion CPQ9104 - Gaming PC £450 from pcworld

Spec-
AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core processor
(2.3GHz, 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium
4GB DDR2 memory
640GB hard drive
512MB ATI Radeon HD4350 graphics
DVD Rewriter
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)

Would really appreciate any comments/advice/better deals?

Thank you in advance-will rep all helpers
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
For that price it seems pretty good, what is the motherboard?
#3
tell your son to have a look at overclockers.co.uk or at **************

may have better prices and may get a better rig when building it individually,

may also save a bit of money for the future
#4
try ebay loads of better on there never goto pc world ,currys or dixons your paying for ther overheads
#5
SuperSambo
For that price it seems pretty good, what is the motherboard?


Not sure :oops: I'll ask him to check he's working tonight. Thanks for replying!
#6
jamstaruk1972
try ebay loads of better on there never goto pc world ,currys or dixons your paying for ther overheads


Thanks- should we look for business sellers? Knowing our luck we'd end up with a dud!:-D
Should we just look for same spec?
#7
Shazarda
tell your son to have a look at overclockers.co.uk or at **************

may have better prices and may get a better rig when building it individually,

may also save a bit of money for the future


Will do- thanks :thumbsup:
#8


Thanks I'll get him to look at that one-loads cheaper!
#9
alisonfitz
Thanks I'll get him to look at that one-loads cheaper!

The cost of windows 7 (which for a gaming pc you will want over vista) will make them pretty much the same.
#10
A 'gaming' PC with the slowest graphics card you can buy isn't a very good idea. At £450 without peripherals you should have a graphics card that sells for £70-80 or more separately, rather than the £25-£30 of the 4350.

Something like Cyberpowersystem's base AMD DDR3 model with an Athlon II X4 620 processor, 4GB of memory and a Radeon 4770, 4850 or Geforce GTS 250 is the sort of thing you want. Cyberpowersystems have a return to base warranty though, so as you don't have much knowledge of computers you might want to find somewhere selling a similar system with at least a collect and return warranty.
#11
for a gaming pc he would need a better graphics card, ill look now an post a link in a bit :)
#12
EndlessWaves
A 'gaming' PC with the slowest graphics card you can buy isn't a very good idea. At £450 without peripherals you should have a graphics card that sells for £70-80 or more separately, rather than the £25-£30 of the 4350.

Something like Cyberpowersystem's base AMD DDR3 model with an Athlon II X4 620 processor, 4GB of memory and a Radeon 4770, 4850 or Geforce GTS 250 is the sort of thing you want. Cyberpowersystems have a return to base warranty though, so as you don't have much knowledge of computers you might want to find somewhere selling a similar system with at least a collect and return warranty.


I'll get him to take a look. He is just trying to buy the best he can find with the money he has got. All your advice is really appreciated!
#13
benjefreys
for a gaming pc he would need a better graphics card, ill look now an post a link in a bit :)


Thanks - that would be great!:thumbsup:
#14
alisonfitz
Thanks - that would be great!:thumbsup:


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176496

that would be the best i can find in a quick look

Processor

* Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q8300 2.5Ghz,
* 4MB Cache

Memory

* 4GB DDR2 800MHz
* Expandable to 4GB Max
* Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM

Hard Drive

* 750GB (1x750GB) SATA 300
* 16MB Cache

Optical Drive

* Super multi DVDRW

Software

* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Graphics

* nVIDIA® GeForce GTS250 512MB DDR3 Graphics Card

Audio

* 5.1 channel surround sound

Input Devices

* Keyboard and Mouse

Networking

* Network Interface: 10/100/1000 LAN, Realtek® RTL8111B

Power Supply

* 500W PSU

Dimensions

* Width 190mm
* Depth 480mm
* Height 360mm

Interfaces

* 1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
* 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
* 1 x PS/2 mouse port
* 1 x Parallel port
* 1 x Serial port
* 6 x USB 2.0 ports
* 1 x RJ45 LAN port
* 1 x VGA port
* 1 x HDMI
* 1 x DVI

Warranty

* This system features a 1 year return-to-base parts and labour manufacturer warranty.
#15
benjefreys
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176496

that would be the best i can find in a quick look

Processor

* Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q8300 2.5Ghz,
* 4MB Cache

Memory

* 4GB DDR2 800MHz
* Expandable to 4GB Max
* Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM

Hard Drive

* 750GB (1x750GB) SATA 300
* 16MB Cache

Optical Drive

* Super multi DVDRW

Software

* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Graphics

* nVIDIA® GeForce GTS250 512MB DDR3 Graphics Card

Audio

* 5.1 channel surround sound

Input Devices

* Keyboard and Mouse

Networking

* Network Interface: 10/100/1000 LAN, Realtek® RTL8111B

Power Supply

* 500W PSU

Dimensions

* Width 190mm
* Depth 480mm
* Height 360mm

Interfaces

* 1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
* 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
* 1 x PS/2 mouse port
* 1 x Parallel port
* 1 x Serial port
* 6 x USB 2.0 ports
* 1 x RJ45 LAN port
* 1 x VGA port
* 1 x HDMI
* 1 x DVI

Warranty

* This system features a 1 year return-to-base parts and labour manufacturer warranty.


Thanks for taking the time to help! I've repped everyone for your help! I'll get my son to read through all your posts.
#16
alisonfitz
Thanks for taking the time to help! I've repped everyone for your help! I'll get my son to read through all your posts.


No problem, it is £30 over budget but it is generally a better PC

the old phenom processor aint the greatest in the first machine you posted they have released a phenom 2 new generation but for the money the intel quad is a good price

if your son has any questions let me know

Thanks
#17
SuperSambo;7404471
The cost of windows 7 (which for a gaming pc you will want over vista) will make them pretty much the same.

...actually you get the windows 7 upgrade for £20
#18
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/572480/medion-akoya-pc-x7330-d

would be better deal as you could buy your own graphics card and you would be bang on budget and get a hd4870 /hd4850 for under £100
#19
benjefreys
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/572480/medion-akoya-pc-x7330-d

would be better deal as you could buy your own graphics card and you would be bang on budget and get a hd4870 /hd4850 for under £100


overheard 3r warranty too
#20
benjefreys
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/572480/medion-akoya-pc-x7330-d

would be better deal as you could buy your own graphics card and you would be bang on budget and get a hd4870 /hd4850 for under £100


You may well need to spend £40 on a new power supply as well.

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