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What PC to buy?

I have a budget of £1400. Cheaper the better of course.
Could you guys suggest prebuilt gaming pc's that could last me years. I game but i have no idea about specs bth.

I play gta, rdr, val, csgo and want to get into more tripple a games but my laptop cant handle it and xbox is dying lol

Also be using it for work too, excel, coding, etc.

is this a good?
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/refract-gaming-jade-1080p-1440p-pre-built-gaming-pc-fs-1dj-ep.html

side note: I've seen these small circular displays inside the pc with giffs or repeating animations. Is that to do with the cooler? Could I just buy one and attach it on?
Original post by Confusedgoose
I have a budget of £1400. Cheaper the better of course.
Could you guys suggest prebuilt gaming pc's that could last me years. I game but i have no idea about specs bth.

I play gta, rdr, val, csgo and want to get into more tripple a games but my laptop cant handle it and xbox is dying lol

Also be using it for work too, excel, coding, etc.

is this a good?
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/refract-gaming-jade-1080p-1440p-pre-built-gaming-pc-fs-1dj-ep.html

side note: I've seen these small circular displays inside the pc with giffs or repeating animations. Is that to do with the cooler? Could I just buy one and attach it on?

You can get a 5% student discount on refract builds. I see two front intake fans, one exhaust fan at the back and one CPU cooler.
Original post by random_matt
You can get a 5% student discount on refract builds. I see two front intake fans, one exhaust fan at the back and one CPU cooler.

You're saying thats good then?
Original post by Confusedgoose
You're saying thats good then?

It's fine.
OcUK Gaming Sabre - Intel 12th Gen i5, RTX 4060 Ti Gaming PC | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk) - Better, as long as the link has saved my choices.

You can download win 10 for free and buy a cheap activation code.
Change CPU to 12600KF.
Change SSD to 1TB.
Change GPU to 4070.
Choose no windows to save money.
[url=Gaming]https://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-performance-rtx-intel-core-i5-13400f-16gb-ddr4-12gb-nvidia-rtx-4070-1tb-m2-ssd-win-11]Gaming PC with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 and Intel Core i5 13400F LN135740 - SP4070I513 | SCAN UK

Phone to see if you can get 32gb ram and perhaps a cheap better cooler.
(edited 2 months ago)
Original post by random_matt
[url=Gaming]https://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-performance-rtx-intel-core-i5-13400f-16gb-ddr4-12gb-nvidia-rtx-4070-1tb-m2-ssd-win-11]Gaming PC with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 and Intel Core i5 13400F LN135740 - SP4070I513 | SCAN UK



thank you so much my man
(edited 2 months ago)
Custom PC builds rule!

With a combination of new and used items. With the highest quality power supplies (Seasonic with 12 years warranty). Sensible component choice (EG 12th or 13th gen Intel i3 CPU, 16 GB DDR5 RAM, ATX sized motherboard).

Buying a used case off ebay for £1 to £5 will save you a chunk of money and make your PC less desirable to burglars.

It's so so easy to buy a PC with a crappy power supply that fails in 2 years time. With an overspecced CPU that makes no difference to your game speed and fps. And too much RAM that makes no difference to anything apart from your bank balance. And too much hard drive space, when you'd have been better off with a faster SSD and adding more SSD's as and when the need arises.

Use this as a reference for comparing GPU's:
https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/gpu-hierarchy.18951645/

Also, aim for a big 4k monitor (look at new and used deals). And an ergonomic gaming mouse (wired is fine) and a mechanical keyboard and a big mouse mat.

Assembling the PC yourself is easy. It all just screws and plugs together.
Original post by Dunnig Kruger
Custom PC builds rule!

With a combination of new and used items. With the highest quality power supplies (Seasonic with 12 years warranty). Sensible component choice (EG 12th or 13th gen Intel i3 CPU, 16 GB DDR5 RAM, ATX sized motherboard).

Buying a used case off ebay for £1 to £5 will save you a chunk of money and make your PC less desirable to burglars.

It's so so easy to buy a PC with a crappy power supply that fails in 2 years time. With an overspecced CPU that makes no difference to your game speed and fps. And too much RAM that makes no difference to anything apart from your bank balance. And too much hard drive space, when you'd have been better off with a faster SSD and adding more SSD's as and when the need arises.

Use this as a reference for comparing GPU's:
https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/gpu-hierarchy.18951645/

Also, aim for a big 4k monitor (look at new and used deals). And an ergonomic gaming mouse (wired is fine) and a mechanical keyboard and a big mouse mat.

Assembling the PC yourself is easy. It all just screws and plugs together.

Some people simply do not want to self-build. That is what I and many gamers do, it is not for everyone.
Original post by random_matt
Some people simply do not want to self-build. That is what I and many gamers do, it is not for everyone.

Here's the sort of builds I'd put together if I were in Confusedgoose's shoes:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wGkWt
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JqLyt7

To which I'd add a £10 used ebayed ATX case
With a bit of shopping around there's a good chance of putting that sort of build together for under £800
Go used on the GPU and it could be done for £700ish.

A £300 to £600 saving for a more reliable, faster gaming than the the pre-builds is not to be sniffed at. He could bung £50 to a techie friend to assemble it for him and still be smiling all the way to the bank and to Steam.

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