Getting a PCWatch
Make sure you really do your research before purchasing. Do NOT just buy any old pre-built PC that you think looks decent, you need to actually know it's decent. I've seen plenty of pre-built systems with weak power supplies, for example. That is not a component you want to overlook.
People on r/buildapc and the Tom's Hardware forums can be very helpful with this sort of thing.
I found a PC online with these specs. about 500 including windows 10 home plus. (The Novatech Core Ember). would this be worth the price, anything you would change?
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7Ghz Quad-Core Processor [ This is an APU combined graphics and cpu ok for fortnight- not for gaming. 4 cores not really enough anymore either.]
3.7GHz / 4.2GHz Turbo
No. of Cores :
2 X 4GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory [ Too slow and not enough. Need 16gb DDR4 3200]
1TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
400Watt Power Supply [ Too small most psu for the future 550w-650w]
Gigabyte A320M-H Motherboard [ Nope get the B450 MSI Tomahawk max for future upgradeability] .
Form Factor :
Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 19.5cm
CPU Support :
AMD Ryzen processor, AMD 7th Generation A-series/ Athlon processor
High Definition Audio
1 x PS/2 keyboard port, 1 x PS/2 mouse port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI port, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 1 x RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
SATA Ports :
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2* SSD support)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
Memory Slots :
2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets
Max Memory Capacity :
OS Compliance :
Windows 10 64-bit
300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCIe Adapter
P.S. i have looked into building my own pc but i currently dont have the funds and majority of pre builts provide the option of payment plans.
Agree CCL have had some good deals recently c £500. Just save the money till you have enough for the one that meets the requirements. You will regret skim;ping for something thats un upgradeable.
Also by the way, you said you need something for £500, well I found this one with a great processer and Graphics Card, hope this helps!