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    I'm looking to buy a PC for around 1000, i could stretch to around 1300 if needed but I'd like to keep it to around a grand if possible. I don't know too much about PC's but am kinda wary of buying something from pc world, I'd rather purchase something from a more specialised company online. Also I'm aware it would be much cheaper to build, but to be honest I do not want to do this, I do not know enough about separate components nor do i have the time to invest. The PC would be used specifically for gaming, and while it doesnt neccesarily have to run the highest top-end games I'd like it to be pretty capable. So any advice....
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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-030-OE&tool=5

    You'll need to add an OS on top of that but it's a damn good deal considering its an i7 in there. There's no monitor as well. Future proofed for at least 6 years i'd imagine (you can always OC in time)
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    Thanks... I'll have a look but most of it won't mean much i suppose

    As to your sig... I went to UEA


    edit: as that pc comes in a little under my budget, do you think it would be worth getting one of the upgraded graphics cards?
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    (Original post by NW86)
    I'm looking to buy a PC for around 1000, i could stretch to around 1300 if needed but I'd like to keep it to around a grand if possible. I don't know too much about PC's but am kinda wary of buying something from pc world, I'd rather purchase something from a more specialised company online. Also I'm aware it would be much cheaper to build, but to be honest I do not want to do this, I do not know enough about separate components nor do i have the time to invest. The PC would be used specifically for gaming, and while it doesnt neccesarily have to run the highest top-end games I'd like it to be pretty capable. So any advice....
    Now days I really don't think you need to spend that much on a computer. About £800 will get you a PC that can play games on the shelf now at very high settings.

    Also in terms of cost it's better to buy a computer that hasn't got all the very latest stuff in it. That's because when new computer hardware comes out it's normally very expensive and then decreases in value very quickly, also when new hardware comes out it's rarely actually needed to play current games at ultra high settings and is generally overkill, so it's better to pick up that stuff about a year later down the line, when you can actually utilise it and get it for a fraction of the price.

    The only exception to the rule would be the Motherboard. When buying a computer you should pick a motherboard that has support for all the current new hardware, so that when you go to upgrade in a year or two, your motherboard will be able to support it. You should be looking for a motherboard that has support for DDR-3 RAM, and Quad-core processors. As far as i'm aware the sockets are backwards compatible so you can buy a motherboard supporting a Quad Core, but since that's overkill really at the moment, you can just buy a Core-2-Duo for it.

    I've also seen motherboard that have support for both DDR-2 and DDR-3 (2x DDR-2 slots and 2x DDR-3 slots), which is really, really excellent. This means you can stick in 4Gb of good quality DDR-2 RAM, which is loads and very cheap and then when the price of DDR-3, which is quite expensive, drops, you can get some of that.

    In terms of processors the mid-range Core-2-Duo's are still very, very good and aren't to expensive, so I would reccommend one of those and then like I said, by the time you find yourself actually needing to upgrade to a Quad-Core, their prices will have dropped dramatically. As for graphics cards, there really are some fantastic cards out in £100-£200 price range that are well capable of playing everything you throw at them. Those cards would have been really top of the line not that long ago and would have cost you £300+. Again, it's cheaper to buy one of these cards and then by the time you need to upgrade the prices of the current top-end cards will have dropped drastically.
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    (Original post by NW86)
    Thanks... I'll have a look but most of it won't mean much i suppose

    As to your sig... I went to UEA


    edit: as that pc comes in a little under my budget, do you think it would be worth getting one of the upgraded graphics cards?
    If it were me i'd upgrade the case to an Antec 300, the Graphics card to a GTX 285 (Phys X on NVidia cards is rather awesome, if a little unnecessary), and 64-bit Home Premium Vista OS - total cost £990.95
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    £1000 is a hell of a lot for a gaming pc..
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    (Original post by Tomyuri)
    £1000 is a hell of a lot for a gaming pc..
    is it? hmmm, it's what I'm willing to spend and kind of expected to pay but then i don't know much about it. Money isn't really the issue, it was just to get an idea of what i could get, I'd be more than happy if i got something good for under a grand. I kind of expected a bought, as opposed to home built, pc would be more but didn't really know how much more.
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    (Original post by NW86)
    is it? hmmm, it's what I'm willing to spend and kind of expected to pay but then i don't know much about it. Money isn't really the issue, it was just to get an idea of what i could get, I'd be more than happy if i got something good for under a grand. I kind of expected a bought, as opposed to home built, pc would be more but didn't really know how much more.
    Read my post...
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    (Original post by You Failed)
    Read my post...
    i did, it gave me alot to think about that i hadn't really considered, it's just difficult knowing where to start yet not knowing much about the subject. Want to get something "off the shelf" as it were, yet not be overly ripped off.
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    Build your own, get a much better system - like an i7 preferably.
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    Repeatedly said building my own is not something i want to do. Can't be bothered quite frankly when i can buy one. I'm not a teenager, I'm not at uni anymore and i have a decent job so i can afford to spend a little extra.
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    (Original post by NW86)
    Repeatedly said building my own is not something i want to do. Can't be bothered quite frankly when i can buy one. I'm not a teenager, I'm not at uni anymore and i have a decent job so i can afford to spend a little extra.

    Building your own is the best option. I went with a friend yesterday and he spent £500-£600 on an i7 machine (no i7 processor yet, hes waiting for them to come down a bit in price) that is futureproof for gaming or any app for the next 5-6 years. It gave the best value pound for pound instead of buying one from pc world or something else.

    Go see a few small hardware computer shops and tell the people there what you are looking for in your new system. They should even build it for you, ready to go.
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    (Original post by NW86)
    Repeatedly said building my own is not something i want to do. Can't be bothered quite frankly when i can buy one. I'm not a teenager, I'm not at uni anymore and i have a decent job so i can afford to spend a little extra.
    Agree with you,my suggestion Alienware,the best Gaming PC
    http://www.alienware.co.uk/product_p...l_default.aspx
    the 3rd one Area-51 X58
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    (Original post by ATIRadeon9800xt)
    Agree with you,my suggestion Alienware,the best Gaming PC
    http://www.alienware.co.uk/product_p...l_default.aspx
    the 3rd one Area-51 X58
    nah alienware overcharge you and i've heard they take ages to custom. Try overclockers.co.uk/novatech.co.uk

    My current rig is from overclockers and it took them 1 week to assemble + deliver (tracked delivery). With your budget you can potentially get really top end pc.
 
 
 
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