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    Is this gaming p/c any good

    As the title the son has decided he would like a gaming p/c so I need one that will play the latest games.He would hook this up to his Sony tv via hdmi.I am looking at this one on ebay can someone tell me if it's any good for the latest games.Item no.220759179290.
    Some of the spec
    AMD Athlon II 640 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor
    HUGE 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM
    MASSIVE 1TB Hard drive Storage Space
    ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB Graphics Card

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) Operating System

    High performance Motherboard
    DVD RW
    Stylish LED Display Case

    Wireless WiFi Network Card
    This is up for £480 del sold via Viboxltd

    23 Comments

    Original Poster

    Looks the part but is it any good
    http://www.vibox.co.uk/images/ebay/components/thumbs/MARS%20BLUE-THUMB.png
    Edited by: "thisismark" 16th Jun 2011

    Buy bits and build one yourself. It's easy enough and you'll find people on forums willing to help with spec, but most of the info you need is already out there if you search.

    These bits sold individually

    Motherboard £32.99
    Graphics card £31.98
    1Tb hard disc £33.59
    8gb DDR3 ram £64
    Processor £72.71 (and that's if he hasn't used a lesser processor and unlocked a core)
    DVD writer £15
    Wireless adapter £6
    Couldn't find the same case, opted for this ebuyer.com/pro…491 at £37.98
    Windows XP home premium 64 bit £50

    Added up comes to £344.28. Really want to pay £480 (£135.75 more) when you could easily buy the bits individually and build it yourself and install Windows all in one day?! All this guy's doing is building PC's on the cheap and hoping to make abit of cash.

    @ anewman

    Unfortunately not everyone has the confidence to build. I quite like that case though in the OP, but the wording used annoys the hell out of me:

    HUGE 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM MASSIVE 1TB Hard drive Storage Space



    It's sizeable but do we really need to say huge and massive? Really?
    Edited by: "DragonChris" 16th Jun 2011

    Simply put, don't go near it as it won't play most games at a reasonable pace.
    I'd be happy to build a system for you if you need help or felt uncomfortable doing so.

    OP you have to have a good brand Power supply unit (PSU) for gaming & the one one ebay will be a cheap brand that most likely will cause problems down the road.
    8gb Ram sounds good,but you don't need 8 & you would be better of buying 4gb @ 2000MHz.

    You know when you where a kid at nursery & you had the block with all the shapes like stars,triangles,circles etc on it & you tap the shapes in to the box..........Well that's what it's like when you wire up a PSU to the Motherboard along with the dvd drive etc & you can't put them in the wrong place because as you know from nursery time,that blinking star never every would go in the circle no matter how hard you hit it.

    Some guys on here will make you a list & if you like it, you buy & keep us posted when the items arrive & we will have it up & running within an hour.

    Also you can buy the student Windows 7 very cheap here

    software4students.co.uk/Win…spx

    WheresMeNuts

    Also you can buy the student Windows 7 very cheap … Also you can buy the student Windows 7 very cheap herehttp://www.software4students.co.uk/Windows_7-software.aspx




    Not everyone is a student though.

    harlzter

    Not everyone is a student though.


    How would they know ?
    If you also have a member of your family who is still at School then you can buy it,but they don't check any way.

    check my post of gaming pc under 300 . that's what I built from scratch. use the extra left over money to buy a killer graphics card and I reliable psu. you really would be better off using good parts as there is no way of telling if the ebay builder has cut corners until its too late, and you've got blue screen.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the replies, fruman23 I like the sound of the p/c you can build and I will look into this at the weekend.I guess with all the help on the net it should be easy enough to build your own but I guess the 1st time will be a bit daunting.Where is the best place to buy all the gear from?

    I built my first gaming pc about 3 months ago, used Ebuyer and Scan for parts. Ebuyer is great, Scan is good but they have a very rude customer service.

    Original Poster

    Hi guys just seen this pc at a local pc store is this any good? The spec seems to be better for £540 bit will it play all the latest games.
    Intel Core i5 760 Processor
    16GB Premium Branded DDR3 Memory
    Premium Branded 2000GB SATAII Ultra Fast Hard Disk
    ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics
    Ultra Fast Sony DVDRW
    Biostar TH55B-HD Motherboard
    Deluxe Midi Tower Case
    Quality True Power PSU
    Multi Format Memory Card Reader
    5.1 High Definition Surround Sound
    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    13x USB2 Ports
    Firewire

    If you are looking to play the latest games, the ATI 5450 is not a very good graphics chip. You may be able to play some newer games at a lower settings and just edge the 25 - 30 fps mark but that's about it.
    It depends on the games you want to buy really. It can play Fifa for example but not Crysis 2.
    Edited by: "TypicalAsianFindingDeals" 18th Jun 2011

    WheresMeNuts

    OP you have to have a good brand Power supply unit (PSU) for gaming & the … OP you have to have a good brand Power supply unit (PSU) for gaming & the one one ebay will be a cheap brand that most likely will cause problems down the road.8gb Ram sounds good,but you don't need 8 & you would be better of buying 4gb @ 2000MHz.You know when you where a kid at nursery & you had the block with all the shapes like stars,triangles,circles etc on it & you tap the shapes in to the box..........Well that's what it's like when you wire up a PSU to the Motherboard along with the dvd drive etc & you can't put them in the wrong place because as you know from nursery time,that blinking star never every would go in the circle no matter how hard you hit it.Some guys on here will make you a list & if you like it, you buy & keep us posted when the items arrive & we will have it up & running within an hour.Also you can buy the student Windows 7 very cheap herehttp://www.software4students.co.uk/Windows_7-software.aspx


    LOL! You can't compare building PC's to nursery building blocks!

    TypicalAsianFindingDeals

    LOL! You can't compare building PC's to nursery building blocks!

    Yes I know I went OTT on that,but let's not kid ourselves that building a PC is for Experts.
    Where can you possibly go wrong if you read the manuals & like I said you can't plug a cable in to the wrong socket as it won't fit no matter what way you turn it.

    Original Poster

    The thing with building your own pc is if something went faulty and it could be one of two things you are stuck. This guy in Swindon has said the graphic card would need to be updated and the power supply would then need updating to run the new graphics card. So the system would cost around 620ish

    thisismark

    The thing with building your own pc is if something went faulty and it … The thing with building your own pc is if something went faulty and it could be one of two things you are stuck. This guy in Swindon has said the graphic card would need to be updated and the power supply would then need updating to run the new graphics card. So the system would cost around 620ish


    IF is a BIG word.
    Buy the parts & build it yourself & if hardware then went faulty under the 12 Month warranty then return that said hardware to whatever place you bought it from.
    If you don't overclock then just buy the parts & you should have no probs at all.

    You can't go wrong.

    Original Poster

    WheresMeNuts

    IF is a BIG word.Buy the parts & build it yourself & if hardware then … IF is a BIG word.Buy the parts & build it yourself & if hardware then went faulty under the 12 Month warranty then return that said hardware to whatever place you bought it from.If you don't overclock then just buy the parts & you should have no probs at all.You can't go wrong.


    So where is the best place to get the parts from as someone mentioned a list of gear from Overclockers and another guy slated them!
    Is this selection of bits any good plus I would need op system
    I5 -2500k processor
    4gb of Corsair XMS 3 ddr3 ram
    MSI p67 motherboard
    AMD 6870 with free game
    OCZ 700w PSU
    Corsair a50 cpu cooler
    Antec 300 case


    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Really really bad for the price, wouldn't pay over £250 and even then … Really really bad for the price, wouldn't pay over £250 and even then that graphics card is a budget media PC one and will struggle with most games.

    thisismark

    ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics

    I did reply back about the graphics card needs to be updated as well as the power suply.
    Many thanks for your input on ocuk will stay away from them.
    What would be a good graphics card for playing the latest games and would a 700 power supply be good enough.
    Looking at a Antec 900 case from box .co.uk for £80 del

    Edited by: "thisismark" 18th Jun 2011

    Original Poster

    Thanks for that dcx, just looking at all the products now

    Original Poster

    Sorry another question, would I have to get the 32bit or 64bit windows 7 and the only copy's you can get from software for students are upgrades.Where can you get a copy of windows 7 for about £40?

    Original Poster

    Cheers for that, will prob order on Monday
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