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looking for a pc desktop bundle for teenage who is mad on gaming. I don't really want to pay more than £350-£500. Shared Via The HUKD App For Android. Read More
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2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
looking for a pc desktop bundle for teenage who is mad on gaming. I don't really want to pay more than £350-£500.

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2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
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#1
please help x
#2
Games they play?
#3
sorry clueless but loves mineshaft, plays latest xbox titles cod,fifa,
#4
I read here at HUKD this person is accepting offers down to £450:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181603088233?clk_rvr_id=744293591047
It's quite a capable machine and involves no "building" :)
#5
Gaming bundles are a complete rip off, you're better off buying the parts and then paying someone to build the pc. Look for local computer shops, or ask around and you're bound to find someone with experience in building pcs. It's not difficult. A decent parts list for your budget would be:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£37.60 @ Ebuyer)
Memory:G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£22.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage:Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card:Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card (£105.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case:Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.15 @ Aria PC)

Total: £381.15

Note that you can legally download a trial version of windows 7 or 8.

Now, you can upgrade that build further by getting an r9 280 (£140) instead of the r9 270, but it depends on your budget. You may want to spend most of the remaining money on a monitor.
#6
jbuldr
Gaming bundles are a complete rip off, you're better off buying the parts and then paying someone to build the pc. Look for local computer shops, or ask around and you're bound to find someone with experience in building pcs. It's not difficult. A decent parts list for your budget would be:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£37.60 @ Ebuyer)
Memory:G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£22.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage:Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card:Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card (£105.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case:Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.15 @ Aria PC)

Total: £381.15

Note that you can legally download a trial version of windows 7 or 8.

Now, you can upgrade that build further by getting an r9 280 (£140) instead of the r9 270, but it depends on your budget. You may want to spend most of the remaining money on a monitor.

This is a good build but as I have said before, I think you will get better gaming performance with a G3285 and a better GPU so I personally think this is a better gaming pc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£33.35 @ Aria PC)
Memory:G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£22.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage:Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card:XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£179.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case:Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.15 @ Aria PC)

Total: £369.24
#7
rev6
I read here at HUKD this person is accepting offers down to £450:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181603088233?clk_rvr_id=744293591047
It's quite a capable machine and involves no "building" :)

Can't beat that. They must be losing money. Is this the company selling the pcs?
#8
ZaphodBeeblebrox

This is a good build but as I have said before, I think you will get better gaming performance with a G3285 and a better GPU so I personally think this is a better gaming pc.

Unfortunately, I'm not so sure about that any more. What are your thoughts on this development?

Edited By: jbuldr on Dec 07, 2014 15:34
#9
jbuldr
ZaphodBeeblebrox

This is a good build but as I have said before, I think you will get better gaming performance with a G3285 and a better GPU so I personally think this is a better gaming pc.

Unfortunately, I'm not so sure about that any more. What are your thoughts on this development?

I think it is reprehensible and simply would buy their game. There is no reason to require 4 cores other than shoddy programming.
#10
thanks tbh I am clueless, and the bundles I have seen, we're rather expensive, he has a sony Vaio laptop for general use so just wants pc use for gaming
#11
rev6
I read here at HUKD this person is accepting offers down to £450:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181603088233?clk_rvr_id=744293591047
It's quite a capable machine and involves no "building" :)

Fantastic price if it is real, even £550 is a great deal, No Warranty though so a bit of a risk.
#12
jbuldr
rev6
I read here at HUKD this person is accepting offers down to £450:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181603088233?clk_rvr_id=744293591047
It's quite a capable machine and involves no "building" :)

Can't beat that. They must be losing money. Is this the company selling the pcs?

I was the one that posted the link on another thread and yes it is, they're really nice to deal with as well - paid out of their own pocket for the additional expense of delivering to N.Ireland since I forgot to update my ebay address and they had invoiced me for mainland delivery.

Received mine on Friday and couldn't be happier; they even included a nano usb bluetooth dongle (:
#14
thanks guys but I going to local computer shop to see if they can put something together for us as clueless tbh
#15
roxydav
sorry clueless but loves minecraft, plays latest xbox titles cod,fifa,

Fixed that for you but did like your version better, lol
#16
he has had gaming consoles for years but this is first gaming specific pc so going to local computer store to see what they can do as I am clueless and it's so confusing as so much choice and different options the reviews are not much help so maybe if they build him a pc to start off then he can add extra components as he needs them thanks everyone
#17
Local computer shops will hear "gaming PC" and think "££££££" :D

Seriously... let him do his own research and set him a budget - Part of the gaming PC cycle is "Research > Build / Upgrade > Game > Repeat"...

If he is interested, then the unit will be his and he'll be more thankful for it..... If he isn't, get him a console (far less hassle).

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