Looking to buy a PC that plays games

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Posted 17th Oct
hi

Looking to buy a PC that plays games maybe not necessary a gaming PC.

son only needs a tower we don't need the full package but would consider if it never made much difference to price.

he wants to be able to run
minecraft with all the mods
terraria with mods
destiny 2

ideally I'm looking to pay under £500

let me know what you've seen or advice
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Wait for Black Friday if you can
Buy Used
Check Ebuyer gaming pcs they’ll have some to suit your budget
Maybe something with a Ryzen 7 would be good
need something that meets or exceeds
Destiny 2 Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 / AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD - Radeon R9 390 8GB
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 68 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4 GB (AMD 8 GB)
this is the game that needs the most out of them all.
but if getting pre built probabably struggle with your budget.
You'll need a gaming PC to run Destiny 2 as without a dedicated graphics card your going to have a bad time.

Worth asking any friends if they know how to build a PC as you'll get a lot more for your money having one custom built or building it yourself and mixing between new and used parts.
Something like this:

hotukdeals.com/dea…668

with a decent low profile GPU like this

amazon.co.uk/Zot…c=1

Even a naff built in 200w PSU will cope with all that.


Will run any game you wish. Could get away with a low profile 1050 if you find one on ebay for under £100.


Plenty of cash left over to blow on a nice monitor too
Luckyluke0217/10/2019 11:37

need something that meets or exceedsDestiny 2 Recommended Requirements …need something that meets or exceedsDestiny 2 Recommended Requirements CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 / AMD - Ryzen R5 1600XCPU SPEED: InfoRAM: 8 GBOS: Windows 10 64-bitVIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD - Radeon R9 390 8GBPIXEL SHADER: 5.1VERTEX SHADER: 5.1FREE DISK SPACE: 68 GBDEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4 GB (AMD 8 GB)this is the game that needs the most out of them all.but if getting pre built probabably struggle with your budget.



Seeing this, you can have mine, which has similar spec to above, about time I upgraded anyway
jaydeeuk117/10/2019 12:39

Something like …Something like this:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-dell-optiplex-9020-usff-i5-4590s-256gbgb-ddr3-ssd-windows-10-12999-117-with-voucher-34-day-shipping-3310668with a decent low profile GPU like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zotac-Gaming-GeForce-1650-Profile/dp/B07T7P3HMV/ref=asc_df_B07T7P3HMV/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=226613759201&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11932181523816982412&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046376&hvtargid=aud-543273805630:pla-789598731599&psc=1&th=1&psc=1Even a naff built in 200w PSU will cope with all that.Will run any game you wish. Could get away with a low profile 1050 if you find one on ebay for under £100.Plenty of cash left over to blow on a nice monitor too



Terrible idea. With the price of Ryzens and the upgrade potential it would be madness to go for anything other than an AM4 set up. Don't care how cheap that box is, it's got no upgrade potential.
m1keyp1key17/10/2019 17:33

Terrible idea. With the price of Ryzens and the upgrade potential it would …Terrible idea. With the price of Ryzens and the upgrade potential it would be madness to go for anything other than an AM4 set up. Don't care how cheap that box is, it's got no upgrade potential.


Why does it 'need' to have upgrade potential? Its £117 ffs.
Moot point anyway as that pc has no slot for one.
jaydeeuk117/10/2019 18:33

Why does it 'need' to have upgrade potential? Its £117 ffs.Moot point …Why does it 'need' to have upgrade potential? Its £117 ffs.Moot point anyway as that pc has no slot for one.



Because i expect he doesnt want to throw it away in 6 months time and buy another.
m1keyp1key17/10/2019 18:35

Because i expect he doesnt want to throw it away in 6 months time and buy …Because i expect he doesnt want to throw it away in 6 months time and buy another.


Why would you want to throw it away after 6 months?!

Jesus, please do us all a favour and stop commenting on PC related threads.
jaydeeuk117/10/2019 18:39

Why would you want to throw it away after 6 months?! Jesus, please do us …Why would you want to throw it away after 6 months?! Jesus, please do us all a favour and stop commenting on PC related threads.



Because it's not fit for purpose.Why would i stop commenting on pc threads? You're the one recommending this stuff that's not fit for purpose.
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