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Is this worth it if I want a top end gaming PC?

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I (still) have no idea about gaming pc's and how to figure out if they're good or not. I want one which I could use for VR and be able to play the latest games on. Would this be a worthwhile purchase … Read More
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I (still) have no idea about gaming pc's and how to figure out if they're good or not. I want one which I could use for VR and be able to play the latest games on. Would this be a worthwhile purchase for this?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/pc-specialist-vortex-goliath-iii-gaming-pc-10150665-pdt.html
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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id personally build your own. it was daunting at first but its not that hard. if you dont want to heres a few options
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/titan-aurora-overclocked-rgb-gaming-pc-intel-core-i5-6600k-4.5ghz-fs-184-og.html#t=h4
http://www.box.co.uk/cubesystemconfig/id/68F30-H3K7

both of those will save you £400. it all depends on your budget and your needs. also what resolution are you thinking of gaming at?

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#1
Easily will handle VR and the latest AAA games, but this isn't really an advice page. Check out other sites. You'll also likely be able to build a machine that's the same for much less money but if you don't think that's your thing then don't bother although you could cut perhaps a few hundred pounds off of the cost. Also, plenty of cheaper computers will also be VR capable so it may be worth looking at other options if you don't want to part with too much cash.
#2
Wouldn't buy a machine like that from pcworld. Much better places to buy from. Even diy if you want a fully customised machine.
#3
Not sure that's the best place to buy a gaming PC from to be honest. I always buy my PC parts from here...

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/

They give you great advice & can build it for you if you want.

Edited By: Mozerlator on Oct 30, 2016 17:24
#4
it is good, id probably say slightly overkill, an i5 6600k and gtx 1070 would do everything you want with ease. and you would save yourself a substantial amount of money. even just down grading the gpu to a 1070 would save you a couple of hundred pounds.
#5
if you want to go prebuilt and not do it yourself,
https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/overclocked-custom-gaming-pc-uk-z170vengeance
would suit your needs and save around £230

Edited By: gazzer16 on Oct 30, 2016 17:35
#6
I'll level with you. I cba doing this for you, but check out PCpartpicker and select the components of that machine you've linked to at PC World. Then search HUKD and I'll bet that's at least £849.99 over the build cost for doing it yourself. Any self respecting computer shop wouldn't even charge you anywhere near that to build if you're afraid of DIY.
#7
For that price I would expect a custom rig with full watercooling.
#8
The fact it said pcworld in the link I didn't bother clicking, as above anything at pcworld can be found a lot cheaper elsewhere, take the advice above
#9
id personally build your own. it was daunting at first but its not that hard. if you dont want to heres a few options
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/titan-aurora-overclocked-rgb-gaming-pc-intel-core-i5-6600k-4.5ghz-fs-184-og.html#t=h4
http://www.box.co.uk/cubesystemconfig/id/68F30-H3K7

both of those will save you £400. it all depends on your budget and your needs. also what resolution are you thinking of gaming at?
#10
I would say it's not fantastic value. For example, here is my build which is quite powerful and what it cost:

- Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX £28.50
- Arctic Cooling F12 3-pin Fans (4) £14.88

- ASUS z170m-PLUS Socket 1151 £106.31
- Intel i5 6600k £212.39
- CM Hyper 212 Evo £26.39
- Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 £449.99
- 16GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 2133 £53.99
- EVGA 650W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PSU £75.00

- 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 £45.32
- 240GB Integral SSD P-Series 4 £45.94


- AOC 23.8" I2481FXH LED IPS 60hz £132.98
- CM Storm Mouse (black w/blue light) £15.00
- DBPOWER Mechanical Feel Keyboard £21.99
- Xenta 2.0 Soundbar £9.99
- Wired XBox 360 controller £10.00
- Blue LED case Stip £4.00
- Premium 3-pin splitters (2) £9.50

Total: £1,262.17

I reckon you should look at building one yourself, it's not as difficult as you may think. The one you linked is VERY expensive and that doesn't include your monitor and peripherals.
#11
i agree with the above comment but also stick a 1tb or 2tb normal hdd in there aswell
#12
Your PC will be outdated by the time you hit the power button. !.
#13
zan87
I would say it's not fantastic value. For example, here is my build which is quite powerful and what it cost:
- Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX £28.50
- Arctic Cooling F12 3-pin Fans (4) £14.88
- ASUS z170m-PLUS Socket 1151 £106.31
- Intel i5 6600k £212.39
- CM Hyper 212 Evo £26.39
- Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 £449.99
- 16GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 2133 £53.99
- EVGA 650W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PSU £75.00
- 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 £45.32
- 240GB Integral SSD P-Series 4 £45.94
- AOC 23.8" I2481FXH LED IPS 60hz £132.98
- CM Storm Mouse (black w/blue light) £15.00
- DBPOWER Mechanical Feel Keyboard £21.99
- Xenta 2.0 Soundbar £9.99
- Wired XBox 360 controller £10.00
- Blue LED case Stip £4.00
- Premium 3-pin splitters (2) £9.50
Total: £1,262.17
I reckon you should look at building one yourself, it's not as difficult as you may think. The one you linked is VERY expensive and that doesn't include your monitor and peripherals.
Why have you spent £450 on a 1070 when it's driving a 1080p monitor?
#14
jaydeeuk1
zan87
I would say it's not fantastic value. For example, here is my build which is quite powerful and what it cost:
- Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX £28.50
- Arctic Cooling F12 3-pin Fans (4) £14.88
- ASUS z170m-PLUS Socket 1151 £106.31
- Intel i5 6600k £212.39
- CM Hyper 212 Evo £26.39
- Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 £449.99
- 16GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 2133 £53.99
- EVGA 650W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PSU £75.00
- 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 £45.32
- 240GB Integral SSD P-Series 4 £45.94
- AOC 23.8" I2481FXH LED IPS 60hz £132.98
- CM Storm Mouse (black w/blue light) £15.00
- DBPOWER Mechanical Feel Keyboard £21.99
- Xenta 2.0 Soundbar £9.99
- Wired XBox 360 controller £10.00
- Blue LED case Stip £4.00
- Premium 3-pin splitters (2) £9.50
Total: £1,262.17
I reckon you should look at building one yourself, it's not as difficult as you may think. The one you linked is VERY expensive and that doesn't include your monitor and peripherals.
Why have you spent £450 on a 1070 when it's driving a 1080p monitor?

Because I had a budget. I plan to get a new monitor and use this one as a second screen.
#15
Ive got a 1070 running a 144hz 1080p monitor. nothing wrong with a 1070 for 1080p gaming.
#16
Thank you all for your help! Very much appreciated!

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