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Hi all, I have a question about a gaming PC my son is looking to buy from Gumtree. The ad states: 128Gb ssd 8gb ram internal Blu Ray drive gtx 750 graphics card 750w power supply all in a corsa… Read More
GrassSnakeUK Avatar
4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I have a question about a gaming PC my son is looking to buy from Gumtree.
The ad states:
128Gb ssd
8gb ram
internal Blu Ray drive
gtx 750 graphics card
750w power supply all in a corsair case with internal led lighting.
20 inch curved Samsung monitor.
£350

Bearing in mind the last pc I owned had a voodoo 3 graphics card I'm a little out of touch.
I welcome and thank you for any and all comments.
GrassSnakeUK
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
worth clarifying the cpu as it's an expensive and important part
#2
doesn't mention the CPU? the graphics card is ok, depends on what games are going to be played on it.
#3
thanks, I will ask the seller.
#4
i would not touch gumtree for a pc, no protection atall. The pc looks pretty weak for 350 imo
#5
Some of the games my son wishes to play:
cs go.
palladin.
rust.
overwatch.
#6
I would class this as a low end gaming pc, if he's looking to play the latest games this is highly doubtful to play them, you don't mention cpu or motherboard model, chances are its old and you wouldn't be able to upgrade it.
Ps4 or xb1 for less price
#7
thanks Westy, we are both xb1 owners.
#8
it really is a great community here.
if I can ever offer help (I'm a time served electrician), please just ask.
[mod]#9
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
#10
If you want a cheap pc to upgrade check cex they have some good prebuilt pcs atm
https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SDESCUS001B#.WLiNwTuLQuU

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SDESCUS001B#.WLiNwTuLQuU

Edited By: emodan on Mar 02, 2017 21:26
#11
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
#12
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
#13
there is a 2nd one he is looking at which boasts:
windows 10 64bit
Intel i5 4400
nvidia gtx 2gb 650ti
120gb ssd
asrock z87 extreme 3 motherboard
8gb single channel ddr3
19inch 24mp ips panel
pad, keyboard and mouse.

£280?

any thoughts
#14
arrggghh just spent 5 mins typing a 2nd ad and it's disappeared!
#15
nope, it's back again.
excellent.
#16
GrassSnakeUK
there is a 2nd one he is looking at which boasts:
windows 10 64bit
Intel i5 4400
nvidia gtx 2gb 650ti
120gb ssd
asrock z87 extreme 3 motherboard
8gb single channel ddr3
19inch 24mp ips panel
pad, keyboard and mouse.
£280?
any thoughts
The 650ti belongs with your voodoo card, this is overpriced for old technology.
#17
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
#18
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
#19
I'm with you on this one grasssnake. You seem like a thoroughly decent chap !
#20
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.

GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
[mod]#21
LeahMinttoutou
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
He explained he was building a website and offered to put a system together for you and asked you to contact him. Yes, he's offering help, but he's offering to help via his business for financial gain ("I can put together a system for you"); unless I'm mistaken he would be selling this to you rather than giving it away. It's classed as self promotion (which is not allowed ever on HUKD) or using an Ask thread to sell items (rather than FS) which again is not allowed.

If you are unsure please read the Help / Code of Conduct / FS Guidelines



Edited By: andywedge on Mar 02, 2017 22:23
#22
andywedge
LeahMinttoutou
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
He explained he was building a website and offered to put a system together for you and asked you to contact him. Yes, he's offering help, but he's offering to help via his business for financial gain ("I can put together a system for you"); unless I'm mistaken he would be selling this to you rather than giving it away. It's classed as self promotion (which is not allowed ever on HUKD) or using an Ask thread to sell items (rather than FS) which again is not allowed.
If you are unsure please read the Help / Code of Conduct / FS Guidelines
The message was removed then? The context was lost then by your message if the original was removed. Your response suggested it was referencing the chap who said he was an electrician.
#23
andywedge
LeahMinttoutou
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
He explained he was building a website and offered to put a system together for you and asked you to contact him. Yes, he's offering help, but he's offering to help via his business for financial gain ("I can put together a system for you"); unless I'm mistaken he would be selling this to you rather than giving it away. It's classed as self promotion (which is not allowed ever on HUKD) or using an Ask thread to sell items (rather than FS) which again is not allowed.
If you are unsure please read the Help / Code of Conduct / FS Guidelines


I didn't ask him to contact me, I offered help. I also said to him I'd help him build it himself so him and his son could do it together? that is zero financial gain. I didn't give a website (and wouldn't have) as it isn't finished.

You've taken your status as a mod, and abused it, imo.
#24
GrassSnakeUK
there is a 2nd one he is looking at which boasts:
windows 10 64bit
Intel i5 4400
nvidia gtx 2gb 650ti
120gb ssd
asrock z87 extreme 3 motherboard
8gb single channel ddr3
19inch 24mp ips panel
pad, keyboard and mouse.

£280?

any thoughts

The problem with these systems is they're out dated, and just not going to play anything with a great performance. You can buy brand new components for £400-500 (you CAN go cheaper, I just don't advise it for the games you listed) and have full warranty and a much MUCH better performing system that has an upgrade path (due to the latest components not old ones).
[mod]#25
ritchiedrama
andywedge
LeahMinttoutou
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
He explained he was building a website and offered to put a system together for you and asked you to contact him. Yes, he's offering help, but he's offering to help via his business for financial gain ("I can put together a system for you"); unless I'm mistaken he would be selling this to you rather than giving it away. It's classed as self promotion (which is not allowed ever on HUKD) or using an Ask thread to sell items (rather than FS) which again is not allowed.
If you are unsure please read the Help / Code of Conduct / FS Guidelines
I didn't ask him to contact me, I offered help. I also said to him I'd help him build it himself so him and his son could do it together? that is zero financial gain. I didn't give a website (and wouldn't have) as it isn't finished.
You've taken your status as a mod, and abused it, imo.
I'm not prepared to discuss this any further in this thread as it is now going off topic. You offered to put a system together for him and said "If you're interested let me know", which is asking him to contact you if he was interested. If I am mistaken and you were offering to build a system for free (although your wording was "I can put together a system for you, for cheaper ") then I apologise. I can only react to what you posted in the thread. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admin.
#26
ipswich78
andywedge
LeahMinttoutou
ipswich78
dataload
LeahMinttoutou
andywedge
Can I just remind people that self promotion is not allowed on HUKD
I don't think he did promote his self. He just stated his job title and said if He can offer help in that field feel free to ask him. In my option that's not self promotion oO
technically he was promoting himself then
Not really. Not for any financial gain anyway. I read it as I'll offer advice in my field of expertise where I can if people need help in the 'community'. A slightly jumpy mod really.
GrassSnakeUK
I don't see it as any different to me offering advice as a spark.
Exactly.. that's what I thought, he was just being kind :)
He explained he was building a website and offered to put a system together for you and asked you to contact him. Yes, he's offering help, but he's offering to help via his business for financial gain ("I can put together a system for you"); unless I'm mistaken he would be selling this to you rather than giving it away. It's classed as self promotion (which is not allowed ever on HUKD) or using an Ask thread to sell items (rather than FS) which again is not allowed.
If you are unsure please read the Help / Code of Conduct / FS Guidelines
The message was removed then? The context was lost then by your message if the original was removed. Your response suggested it was referencing the chap who said he was an electrician.
Totally agreed. I thought mod was talking about the electrician. It seems half the messages have been removed, even my last one was removed n I have no clue why. Well good luck with the pc ;)

Edited By: LeahMinttoutou on Mar 02, 2017 22:55
#27
I've received read this thread in the hope of gaining a bit more of an insight to my sons PC and it appears that:
-some posts have been removed?

-I'm getting chastised for offering help as a spark should it be needed (old school bartering) in return for help offered to me.

have I broken the rules?

my apologies if I have.
#28
GrassSnakeUK
I've received read this thread in the hope of gaining a bit more of an insight to my sons PC and it appears that:
-some posts have been removed?
-I'm getting chastised for offering help as a spark should it be needed (old school bartering) in return for help offered to me.
have I broken the rules?
my apologies if I have.

I don't think it was you being chastised - the offending post has been removed and it's left the thread looking a bit odd.

Edited By: Cakeboy79 on Mar 03, 2017 07:12
#29
Yes, thread seems a little odd as various posts have been removed....

So from what it now reads it seems clear to me GrassSnakeUK was thanking everyone for their help on this great community and merely offering his help/advice (free)..... obviously had to say his field of expertise...

Hats off to you GrassSnakeUk.

ritchiedrama made it clear no financial gain so again, hats off to you too.

The MOD has apologised.... shame posts were deleted....

So happy days :)

(p.s. hope I'm not outspoken or breaking any rules. ...)

I've never built a PC and wouldn't know where to start. ... I'm a console gamer and that suits me fine.

Hope you get a decent PC set up - personally I'd go down the route ritchiedrama suggests. ...

Good luck GrassSnakeUK
#30
OK then,
I'm going to have a look at building one as a joint father and son project.
if memory serves me from my pc days I'm going to need:
a case
a power supply
a mother board
memory
graphics card
keyboard
mouse
monitor
os

budget v performance bearing in mind games he wishes to play...could this be done for 500?
#31
and a cpu...

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