Can anyone recommend a computer?

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Found 22nd Dec 2017
I don't know much about computers so I'm grateful for any advice....
so im looking for a computer? It must be a computer because other half wants it for gaming and I want it for shopping, kids school stuff.... so, any recommendations? Any things I need to look for, I'm clueless. Thankyou

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What is your budget and by games do you know what games your other half likes to play?

I can recommend Fresh Tech as I've used them several times, been around for many years, UK based and great aftersales after I had a HDD die on me, they replaced it without fuss.

Knowing what sort of games is important because some games can be played ok without a dedicated graphic card but the latest titles need one.

Same thing goes for the processor. I'd recommend Intel over AMD in general.

Depends on which games he wants to play.

You'll definitely want a desktop for a family computer, they're cheaper and more robust.

If it's just games like sims 4, championship manager, etc, you won't need a dedicated graphics card. A pentium 4600 CPU (~£70), which includes an integrated intel hd 630, would suffice. If he wants to play esports games like rocket league, you'll want something like an nvidia 1030 GPU (~£60) on top of the 4600 CPU. Increasingly demanding games would require an nvidia 1050 (~£100), 1060, 1080, depending on your budget too. It's more complicated than that, but that's a good enough standard.

Also make sure you get at least 4GB of RAM and at least a 500GB hard drive, as you'll need plenty of capacity since you're all sharing.

I'd recommend finding someone with knowledge of computers to build it for you, as it's the cheapest option and will mean you can get it fixed easily and cheaply in future if need be. Here is a list of parts:

[url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ggQkCy]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ggQkCy/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/kB7CmG/intel-pentium-g4600-36ghz-dual-core-processor-bx80677g4600]Intel - Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] (£69.57 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/L3jWGX/msi-b250m-pro-vh-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro-vh]MSI - B250M PRO-VH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] (£48.99 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/wn7CmG/kingston-memory-hx426c15fb4]Kingston - FURY 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory[/url] (£35.99 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£37.79 @ Aria PC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FjfmP6/asus-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-phoenix-fan-oc-video-card-ph-gt1030-o2g]Asus - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Phoenix Fan OC Video Card[/url] (£59.98 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3MPfrH/deepcool-case-tesseractsw]Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] (£24.99 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/KxQRsY/be-quiet-system-power-8-400w-80-certified-atx-power-supply-bn240]be quiet! - System Power 8 400W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] (£37.99 @ Novatech)

[b]Total:[/b] £315.30

You can usually pick up a decent 21", 1920x1080 resolution monitor for around £75. Ask around for a copy of windows at work places.

Building your own is still the best as you will know your own upgrade path.

I'm pretty sure, based on the wording of the OPs question, that building their own is not the way to go.

Have a look on amazon see what you like and then come back here with link ask if its suitable fir your needs

This HP for £599 with a free VR HMD set is worth considering:

hotukdeals.com/dea…278
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