Advice on this pc set up please

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Found 29th Aug 2017
Hi, my kids are after a pc capable of playing the latest games COD, BF1 etc..... and I've come across this. If I select 16gb ram and 1tb hdd it's £424.
Any advice please?

ebay.co.uk/itm…223
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The graphics card will let it down
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For that money you would've better off getting them an Xbox 1 X (when released) personally. The spec of the hardware is old hat now and the GPU would be a massive let down and would struggle with today's games at 1080.
Edited by: "deleted1597344" 29th Aug 2017
deleted159734429th Aug 2017

For that money you would've better off getting them an Xbox 1 X (when …For that money you would've better off getting them an Xbox 1 X (when released) personally. The spec of the hardware is old hat now and the GPU would be a massive let down and would struggle with today's games at 1080.

Thanks, they got xb1 last Christmas but they want to get in to pc gaming as some of their mates in school play on pc plus with the bonus of buying the game once and get to play on xb and pc seems to be a good option albeit im not sure how that works or if it's on all games
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Is self build an option? You will get more for your money and you will get to choose the parts you want. I guess the budget is around the £400-450 mark?
Possibly, been 20yrs since I've opened a computer lol but shouldn't be difficult . Budget £400-£450
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richje10011 h, 58 m ago

Possibly, been 20yrs since I've opened a computer lol but shouldn't be …Possibly, been 20yrs since I've opened a computer lol but shouldn't be difficult . Budget £400-£450

It's not difficult I'm sure you will be more than capable, just take your time.

A good website for self build if you not sure on compatibly etc uk.pcpartpicker.com

This was a very quick build (albeit it was £500 and no OS but OS is cheap as chips ) I put together so I have not looked at specifics of mobo etc so you will need your homework, if in doubt always ask someone will help.

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…CxY
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£99.90 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M GAMING PRO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£68.98 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£74.90 @ More Computers)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix Video Card (£135.98 @ YoYoTech)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£33.79 @ Aria PC)
Total: £500.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-30 08:36 BST+0100
Thanks airbusa380, really appreciate the time you've take . So these parts will make a machine a little better than the example I posted?
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richje1001 h, 44 m ago

Thanks airbusa380, really appreciate the time you've take . So these parts …Thanks airbusa380, really appreciate the time you've take . So these parts will make a machine a little better than the example I posted?


Yes in my opinion, if you shop about you may be able to substitute the HDD for a smaller SSD and get 16GB or RAM instead of 8GB if you change brands. Also if you wanted to go AMD for example your money will go further again and probably get a quad core processor.

A comparison on CPU's cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…891

A comparison on GPU's
gpuboss.com/gpu…710

RAM on eBay DDR3 vs DDR4

Motherboard on eBay is a refurbished manufacturer board, these are restricted in so many ways and no good for a gaming build MO.
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