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Old 11-10-2017, 08:38 AM
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Question Gaming PCs

Looking into buying one for the lad for Christmas, in the region of 600-700, so the lower end of the gaming scale, but for example enough to run COD with ease, if that's possible. I know little about this sort of thing.

I've looked at this one, where you can customise all the parts, but most of it goes way over my head.

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/view/...600-Gaming-PC/

I know I don't need a blu-ray drive but when it comes to processors, ram extensions and particularly cooling, I've no idea.

Is there anything I really shouldn't be skimping on?

Cheers. Rep available etc.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 09:38 AM
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get him a PS4 and be done with it. PC gaming, although visually miles better is far too expensive.

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that link for example. i'd be going for 16gb ram for a start

edit edit: building the same one for example but with 16GB ram is 740 quid using scan.co.uk

that's not including a monitor either

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Old 11-10-2017, 09:55 AM
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how old is he? much cheaper to build it yourself and not that difficult.

you could directly copy of of the builds here https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

e.g.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/B4...l-gaming-build
 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:07 AM
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He's 13 and already has a ps4. Sounds like he's spoilt but this is something he's wanted for years and now we're in a position to afford it.

We built a Raspberry pi retropie thing at the weekend but building our own pc is probably beyond us. I've installed additional memory before but then I can change a car breakpad, but wouldn't go near the engine.

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how old is he? much cheaper to build it yourself and not that difficult.

you could directly copy of of the builds here https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

e.g.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/B4...l-gaming-build
Will have a look at that though. Suppose if he opened a dozen presents which were all parts he'd have to learn
 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:19 AM
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i'd happily build it for Switchers Jnr and provide numerous entertaining bookmarks preinstalled

 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:20 AM
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i'd happily build it for Switchers Jnr and provide numerous entertaining bookmarks preinstalled

 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:25 AM
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serious though, if you need a hand buying/building give me a shout. happy to help a top top fredster
 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:55 AM
armchair
 
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get him on board now with picking the parts - he could easily put it all together. it's like slightly advanced lego
 
Old 11-10-2017, 10:58 AM
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Presume soldering is involved and all that good stuff? When I added extra memory it just slotted right in
 
Old 11-10-2017, 12:14 PM
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Presume soldering is involved
buy a pre-built one ffs

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