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Acer XC-885 Small Form PC i5-8400 - £449 @ Currys
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Acer XC-885 Small Form PC i5-8400 - £449 @ Currys

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Posted 31st Aug 2018
Seems like a decent deal for an i5 8400 pc, 8gig ram 1tb HDD, maybe useful as of htpc. Got everything like bluetooth. Saw it in Curry's store today, only thing it lacked was an optical out which I really needed or else I would had bought one.

Also £20 give card though voucher codes if ordered by today
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PCI Express slot too, so bung in a GFX card and makes and nice little gamer.
Sam_Crow1 h, 46 m ago

PCI Express slot too, so bung in a GFX card and makes and nice little …PCI Express slot too, so bung in a GFX card and makes and nice little gamer.


Agree but need new PSU. Shouldn’t be an issue but just check warranty!
Hi, I'm not really clued up building gaming rigs so was hoping you could provide some advice.
What graphics card could go with this that is equiv of gtx1060? What is the motherboard and what's compatible with it?
I never really understood what PSU to buy either.
Advice appreciated ...
arandomusername10 h, 23 m ago

Hi, I'm not really clued up building gaming rigs so was hoping you could …Hi, I'm not really clued up building gaming rigs so was hoping you could provide some advice.What graphics card could go with this that is equiv of gtx1060? What is the motherboard and what's compatible with it?I never really understood what PSU to buy either.Advice appreciated ...


Any graphics card will work with this machine but it would have to be a small form factor version of the graphics card ( a super small version to fit inside the tiny case). In terms of the PSU, its all about how much power the PSU supplies. Every component you put in a computer draws power from the PSU, the more items, or more powerful stuff you put in a PC draw more power therefore you need to up the PSU to ensure it can provide enough power. Generally speaking if you were putting a dedicated graphics card in a pc you would want to look at a 650W PSU as a minimum and go for one rated 80+Gold efficiency Rating. The higher wattage the better
"Generally speaking if you were putting a dedicated graphics card in a pc you would want to look at a 650W PSU as a minimum and go for one rated 80+Gold efficiency Rating. The higher wattage the better"


yOU'RE right if you are putting in the highest tier of graphic card eg 1080,ti,titan or Vega 56,64 but the gfx card suitable in this PC or any low end doesn't need anything like the power you are recommending. 80+ gold efficiency whilst nice, is very expensive for any power savings it might give (over a std bronze 80+).
A good small 1050 wouldnt need ANY extra power connectors and a single gfx card and good CPU would be happy with 450W or less. this would be agreat card to use
zotzac 1050ti min low profile
Thanks for the advice guys, really appreciate it. As far as I can tell from the curry listing the power supply is 220W. Surely that is too low even for the 1050ti low profile which is listed as 75W?

Ideally I would like to fit a 1060 card in, perhaps something like this
amazon.co.uk/dp/…r=1

What kinds of wattage from a power supply would I need for something like that?
If you're going to the trouble of new PSU and GPU you might want to consider just buying something like this PC with GTX 1060, or even build your own laptopsdirect.co.uk/hew…asp
Gone up by 50 quid
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