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Syber Vapor gaming PC any good?

moonkeh Avatar
2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
Hey HUKDers.

I'm in the market for a new gaming PC. I don't have any desk space yet, so for now I'd like something I can keep by my telly and play games on with a joypad, with the option to move to a desktop/monitor setup at some point.

I'm competent at taking apart/building electronics (replaced my PS3 bluray drive etc) but I haven't built a PC before and I'm VERY out of the loop on gaming pc components and builds. So my idea was to buy an initial build with the potential for future upgrades which I can do myself.

SO. I found http://www.sybergaming.co.uk/specifications.aspx
The Vapor I is £600 which is juuuuust the limit of my budget.

Can anyone tell me if thats any good for modern PC gaming and if it'll last me? I have the potential to upgrade components down the line and I'm reasonably confident I have the skills to do so.

The one thing I don't understand with this Syber pc is if I'm able to upgrade the CPU, and whether that i3 already in there is actually any good. Also if there's going to be enough space to upgrade additional stuff, e.g. an SSD or those crazy large gfx cards. Do you think the restricted space will be a problem down the line?

So, is the above a good deal? How much would an equivalent PC build cost? Are there any other "console style" prebuilt gaming PCs that are better than the Syber?

Ideally I'd like to stick to a budget of £500, but £600 for a good one is doable.

Any and all advice welcome :)

EDIT: OR Should I just suck it up and attempt to build a pc from scratch into a case which isn't so large that it'd be out of place under my telly?
moonkeh Avatar
2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
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#1
build a pc from scratch get onto cex for some parts ram processor etc that £600 build imo is junk compared to what you can build on that budget
#2
Yep definitely pretty pants. Building it yourself is much better although I would NOT use CEX though.

Have a look at Partpicker. You can spec up your PC and see the approximate cost. You can probably get cheaper if you shop around.
#3
Good clear answers, lol.

Haven't PC gamed since the mid 2000's and I REALLY miss it. Figuring out what I want is a nightmare.

I'm sure I could build one myself then. Do graphics cards these days come with an HDMI output to plug into a telly? For that matter what input do current desktop monitors use?
#4
moonkeh
Good clear answers, lol.

Haven't PC gamed since the mid 2000's and I REALLY miss it. Figuring out what I want is a nightmare.

I'm sure I could build one myself then. Do graphics cards these days come with an HDMI output to plug into a telly? For that matter what input do current desktop monitors use?

Most graphics cards will have HDMI, DVI and/or DisplayPort. Same with monitors.
#5
That Vapor PC is a terrible idea, the graphics card is worth £100, so on a system which is £600 that'g paying 1/6th on graphics, I would advise you spend about 1/3rd or above. It also only has a standard drive and only 1TB which can be had for nothing, only has a i3 and the psu is only 250W, for £600 in my opinion it is a total rip off, even the Alienware Alphas are cheaper and thye are made by a very well known name. If you can replace a blu-ray drive on a ps3 you can easily build a pc, I made my first one when I was about 15 or 16.
#6
Would you guys mind giving me your opinons on this build:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/moonkeh/saved/CXXhP6

CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core £167.50
Motherboard MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 £84.00
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £43.28
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" SSD £42.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £39.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX £293.24
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower £64.79
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V £56.34
Total: £792.12
#7
And yes, my budget suddenly went up. heh.
#8
An i3 desktop for £600? It's a rip off. It only comes with a 250W power supply which makes it difficult to upgrade. Here's a build I posted elsewhere:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£56.17 @ Amazon UK)
Memory:Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card:PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (£227.15 @ 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: £497.39

It's way, way better and much cheaper too.

Edited By: jbuldr on Dec 05, 2014 00:01

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