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Posted 7th Nov
Hi, my son wants a gaming pc for Christmas. He is 13 and very much into tech/gaming/you tube (kids huh). Can someone point me in the right direction please of what I should/shouldn't be looking for. I have no clue and Google search is a minefield. I do know that I don't want to be replacing it next year with a better one lol. My budget is £600 to £800 max. Thank you
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Out of that price do you need monitor/tv keyboard and mouse as well
Bargainhead07/11/2019 19:57

Out of that price do you need monitor/tv keyboard and mouse as well


No he has all that for the xbox
I recommend PC Specialist who I've used many times, really good prices and brilliant after care.
The also come highly recommended on TrustPilot with almost 25k reviews.
Are you able to build yourself or get someone else?

Is he a real gamer or does he just plan to play Fortnite lol
Norseg07/11/2019 22:44

Is he a real gamer or does he just plan to play Fortnite lol


+1
Norseg07/11/2019 22:42

He has a Mouse and Keyboard for his Xbox


My son uses a mouse and keyboard on his ps4 to type messages and do searches online,youtube etc faster he also plays fortnite and call of duty with it sometimes, i always say im sure the controller is better/easier but he says the aiming is better and he said its amazing on the new call of duty, it has much better response for some reason
Mark_Hickman07/11/2019 22:47

My son uses a mouse and keyboard on his ps4 to type messages and do … My son uses a mouse and keyboard on his ps4 to type messages and do searches online,youtube etc faster he also plays fortnite and call of duty with it sometimes, i always say im sure the controller is better/easier but he says the aiming is better and he said its amazing on the new call of duty, it has much better response for some reason


Yeah mouse and keyboard is just a lot better, feels more responsive, a lot faster
Controller is a alright for some games but feels kinda clunky
Norseg07/11/2019 22:42

He has a Mouse and Keyboard for his Xbox


It's a gaming one that he has connected to the xbox
_-Richie-_07/11/2019 20:58

I recommend PC Specialist who I've used many times, really good prices and …I recommend PC Specialist who I've used many times, really good prices and brilliant after care.The also come highly recommended on TrustPilot with almost 25k reviews.


Il have a look, thank you
_-Richie-_07/11/2019 22:45

+1


I'm not sure. He does play fortnite. He makes you tube vids etc too of his skateboarding so wants to be able to edit and upload
hannahblitzy107/11/2019 22:45

Il have a look, thank you


They're overpriced imo I know PCs
Either build or check out AWD it
I recently built a Ryzen 3600 and 5700 XT build that's the go to it's probably around £800
It's the best price to performance but it's not a budget its more Mid range
£600 vs £800 is a huge difference when buying PC
I'm not sure since I built plus I reused parts
Edited by: "Norseg" 7th Nov
+1 for awd-it.co.uk if you don't wanna build yourself.
You could try scan computers, dinopc, ebuyer, you have Black Friday round the corner you will get a deal then....
Thank you everyone. I had planned to wait until bf/cm but need to have a clue of what to look put for. Google gaming pcs and my head is spinning .
Wait for Black Friday, there will almost certainly be threads in here for cheap gaming PCs where people will say how good it is.

I would consider this a reasonable entry point hotukdeals.com/dea…635

You'll need a Windows Licence (you can get them on Ebay for dirt cheap) if it doesn't come with one. It's up to you if you'd want to install it ahead of time or if you want your son to (it's trivial to install windows and he may want to set it up with his own Microsoft account if he has an xbox)

CPUs:
You want an AMD Ryzen at that price range, you probably want 2600/3600 or 2700/3700 (first number indicates how old (the higher the newer), second is how powerful)

GPUs
These are tricky, probably the most important (and expensive) part of a gaming PC. RX 590 is probably the minimum you want. 1660ti/1660 Super is probably what to aim for in your price range. If in doubt you can compare GPUs by googling "Model A vs Model B" and get a comparisson between them. The better the GPU, the longer the PC will remain powerful enough to cope with the latest games (but you get diminishing returns the moreyou spend).

RAM
You want 16gb, ideally 3000mhz+

HDD
Having an SSD (solid state drive) in addition to a HDD makes for a massive boost in how nice the system is to use. Ideally a system will have both (SSD for fast loading, HDD for storing large files). 1tb HDD is the norm, if it's only got an SSD it may only have 480gb which will be low for someone gaming and editing videos.
abigsmurf08/11/2019 13:58

Wait for Black Friday, there will almost certainly be threads in here for …Wait for Black Friday, there will almost certainly be threads in here for cheap gaming PCs where people will say how good it is.I would consider this a reasonable entry point https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/a-mid-range-1080p-gaming-pc-3317635You'll need a Windows Licence (you can get them on Ebay for dirt cheap) if it doesn't come with one. It's up to you if you'd want to install it ahead of time or if you want your son to (it's trivial to install windows and he may want to set it up with his own Microsoft account if he has an xbox)CPUs: You want an AMD Ryzen at that price range, you probably want 2600/3600 or 2700/3700 (first number indicates how old (the higher the newer), second is how powerful)GPUsThese are tricky, probably the most important (and expensive) part of a gaming PC. RX 590 is probably the minimum you want. 1660ti/1660 Super is probably what to aim for in your price range. If in doubt you can compare GPUs by googling "Model A vs Model B" and get a comparisson between them. The better the GPU, the longer the PC will remain powerful enough to cope with the latest games (but you get diminishing returns the moreyou spend).RAMYou want 16gb, ideally 3000mhz+HDDHaving an SSD (solid state drive) in addition to a HDD makes for a massive boost in how nice the system is to use. Ideally a system will have both (SSD for fast loading, HDD for storing large files). 1tb HDD is the norm, if it's only got an SSD it may only have 480gb which will be low for someone gaming and editing videos.


I would go with 5700 (maybe even XT if you can afford it) over 1660Ti
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