Is this a decent gaming pc?

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Found 29th Apr 2017
the spec is
Technical specifications for ACER GX-781 Gaming PC

OVERVIEW
Type\x09Gaming PC
Operating system\x09Windows 10 (64-bit)
SPECIFICATION
Processor\x09- Intel® Core™ i5-7400 Processor
- Quad-core
- 3.0 GHz / 3.5 GHz (Turbo Boost)
- 6 MB cache
Memory (RAM)\x098 GB (64 GB maximum installable RAM)
Graphics card\x09NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5)
Storage\x09256 GB SDD
Motherboard\x09H110
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless\x09802.11 ac
Ethernet\x09Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth\x09Bluetooth 4.0 LE
USB\x09- USB-C x 1
- USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface\x09- HDMI x 3
- DVI x 1
- DisplayPort x 1
Audio interface\x093.5 mm jack x 3
MEDIA
Optical disc drive\x09DVD/RW drive
Memory card reader\x09SD memory card reader
Expansion card slot\x09- PCIe (x1) x 1
- PCIe (x16) x 1
- M.2 x 2
FEATURES
Mouse / trackpad\x09Wireless mouse
Keyboard\x09Wireless keyboard with numeric keypad
POWER
PSU\x0980PLUS Bronze ATX, 500 W
GENERAL
Colour\x09Black
Box contents\x09- Acer GX-781 Gaming PC
- Power cable
- Wireless keyboard
- Wireless mouse
Dimensions\x09396.4 x 175.5 x 462.9 mm (H x W x D)
Weight\x0914.5 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee\x091 year

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It's okay, nothing special, might struggle maxing some of the recent AAA titles at 1080p you'd need a 1060 to max everything at 1080p.

It's probably also more expensive than building a system yourself. Have you considered this?
adamspencer95

It's okay, nothing special, might struggle maxing some of the recent AAA … It's okay, nothing special, might struggle maxing some of the recent AAA titles at 1080p you'd need a 1060 to max everything at 1080p.It's probably also more expensive than building a system yourself. Have you considered this?



Thanks - I appreciate that it will prob cost more than a self build but we just dont have the skills/knowledge or local contacts to do this
shearski

Thanks - I appreciate that it will prob cost more than a self build but … Thanks - I appreciate that it will prob cost more than a self build but we just dont have the skills/knowledge or local contacts to do this



It's actually a lot easier than you think, plenty of tutorials online
The 1050 is the weak link, if you had them replace it with anything like a RX 470, 480, 570 or 580 it would be a much more powerful gaming system.
I disagree with the wireless mouse and keyboard, At first I thought it was a good idea myself, then I swapped to wired and oh boy it was better, much less latency. I'd say try to get a 1060 3gb possibly 6gb if you can afford it.
what's the point getting a gaming pc for a hefty price when it can't max out last year's games? man up and build the pc and get a 1060 6gb. what's so hard about building a pc? literally putting parts into slots and connecting cables.. jesus christ
sunjatt

what's the point getting a gaming pc for a hefty price when it can't max … what's the point getting a gaming pc for a hefty price when it can't max out last year's games? man up and build the pc and get a 1060 6gb. what's so hard about building a pc? literally putting parts into slots and connecting cables.. jesus christ



​excuse you, just because you find it simple doesn't mean others do too. As OP said they lack the skills at the moment and that doesn't mean it's simple. Learn some manners ✋
Where are you from? And Intel i5s aren't really worth buying anymore.

If you're close to me I'll build you a pc for free when you decide on parts you want.
It depends on what you want to game? If you want to push the latest games.. not so much
minimum specs if you can afford it for latest games
gtx1080
16gb ram min
2 x pci e

500w ps a tadge weak and only 1 years warranty is low
nobby91010

minimum specs if you can afford it for latest gamesgtx1080 16gb ram min2 … minimum specs if you can afford it for latest gamesgtx1080 16gb ram min2 x pci e500w ps a tadge weak and only 1 years warranty is low



​clearly you're off your rocker mate.
adamspencer95

It's okay, nothing special, might struggle maxing some of the recent AAA … It's okay, nothing special, might struggle maxing some of the recent AAA titles at 1080p you'd need a 1060 to max everything at 1080p.It's probably also more expensive than building a system yourself. Have you considered this?

nobby91010

minimum specs if you can afford it for latest gamesgtx1080 16gb ram min2 … minimum specs if you can afford it for latest gamesgtx1080 16gb ram min2 x pci e500w ps a tadge weak and only 1 years warranty is low



It actually cost quite a bit more, you can probably get build a PC with GTX 1060/580 at the same cost you pay for the acer,which is much better than GTX 1050.

Its easy to build it youself, its like playing lego. but if you really dont want to bother, you can use pc builder like pcspecialist.co.uk which let you choose the part and build it yourself. no sure how cost effective that is tho





1060 is enough to play every game at max at 1080P
8gig ram is more than enough for 1080P
2 x pci e what?
Assuming its a good brand, 500w is more than enough for single GPU


Edited by: "sion22" 30th Apr 2017
Hi you can get these guys to build a custom build for you and deliver it for about £60- £80 more than building it yourself yoyotech.co.uk/bui…atx just click on customise and you can choice every component yourself from a choice on the list with individual prices. Comes with warranty and includes vat ect.. can't knock the prices if you can't build it yourself take a look. BTW you didn't put how much the op costs? You can try putting the same build into the above site and see the price difference you'll be surprised at the saving. Good luck

Ps you can start with a different motherboard Base if you like just go back to build your own I just choice that one as it's the cheapest


Edited by: "Gottograbthemall" 30th Apr 2017
Problem with these threads is, there is phantom down voters, but 99% of people here actually know very little about computers, components etc. So when someone gives solid advice, it's hard for the OP or others to distinguish what is correct.

PM me if you want help, there is too much nonsense here.

inb4 downvotes.
We really need a budget before giving advice. For £1000 this is a terrible PC but for £150 this is a bargain. How much money are you willing to spend OP?
ritchiedrama

Problem with these threads is, there is phantom down voters, but 99% of … Problem with these threads is, there is phantom down voters, but 99% of people here actually know very little about computers, components etc. So when someone gives solid advice, it's hard for the OP or others to distinguish what is correct.PM me if you want help, there is too much nonsense here. inb4 downvotes.



​I agree with everything you have said so far in this thread except the i5 part.
Also, I somehow got downvoted by recommending wired keyboard & mouse and a better GPU. Wish it would show us who downvoted me and why.
Thank you for everyone's time - i did look up some instructions for making a PC as I have added RAM and an SSD previously and the instructions I found do make it look quite straightforward, although the final line was something like hopefully when you press the power button it will boot, if not do ..., unfortunately with my job I dont really have the time at the moment to problem solve a non-booting computer, especially with an impatient teenager.

Following the advice I managed to find a PC at ebuyer that with a monitor only increased the bundle price by a small amount but had a faster i7 processor and a 6GB 1060 graphics card.

Many Thanks
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