Looking for a Gaming PC HELP!

  Wafflelancher 20 Mar 13
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I am looking for the best possible gaming pc for £1000 or under but I am a complete newbie when it comes down to choosing what I need in the laptop to get the ultimate gaming experience I can! I want to be able to put games up to the highest settings possible or near enough! I went on PC specialist and put together a computer I thought might be good but am probably paying too much for. I ain't really interested in building a computer myself but if it is as easy as people have been saying may be willing to give it a try

This is the computer I put together, I do want it to look pretty cool but to be honest I just want the ultimate gaming experience! Altogether comes up to around £920

Case InWIN BLACK DRAGON RIDER GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU) AMD FX-4130 Quad Core CPU (3.80GHz/4MB CACHE/AM3+)

Motherboard ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3 (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 3Gb/s)

Memory (RAM) 4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 X 4GB)

Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 - 2 x DVI, HDMI, - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER

Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI CARD (£16)

USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Operating System Genuine Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£109)

Office Software FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365

Anti-Virus NORTON ANTI-VIRUS 2013 - 1 Year Licence for 1 PC (£9) SPECIAL

Monitor AOC I2367FH 23" Widescreen IPS Monitor - 1920 x 1080, HDMI (£139)

Keyboard & Mouse Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard with Illuminated Keys (£55)

Mouse CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse (£19)

Gaming Mouse Pad ROCCAT™ Sense Gaming Mouse Mat (£15)

Speakers LOGITECH S120 2.0 BLACK SPEAKER SYSTEM (£11)

Surge Protection 6 Socket Compact 2M UFO Surge Protector (£9)

  Wafflelancher 20 Mar 13

EDIT I am looking for a desktop not a laptop as I accidentally said! whoops!

  nickf 20 Mar 13

Take a look at this from Scan , http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1015 . see what you think . as you can see it is easily customised to the spec you want .

  Wafflelancher 20 Mar 13

Thanks nickf! yea it looks pretty sweet like I said I want the best gaming experience possible and the max I can go is £1000 but unfortunately at the moment I have an All in One Touchsmart desktop so cant keep the monitor, keyboard etc which is a pain!

  Chronos the 2nd 21 Mar 13
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I must say you are not going to get the ultimate gaming experience for a grand if you need to add peripherals to the mix.

Your list includes the 64Bit version of Windows but only 4GB RAM which makes the 64Bit version pointless. I would prefer a better PSU than yours with a least 500W of power.

Case is not particularly special for the money more show than substance. You should be looking for decent airflow and cooling. Easy enough to add LED fans to a case if you want the bling. I like blue LED's myself and even my case feet have LED's in them.

Have a look at these.

Chillblast Fusion Blaze

If you can save another £200 then this is a great gaming PC.

Chillblast Fusion Firebird

Another good one that comes in under budget except for speakers.

Chillblast Fusion Vantage

  Wafflelancher 21 Mar 13

Yea I put the 64 bit windows in because that is what my current computer uses but is there a real difference between the 32 bit and 64 bit? sorry for such newbie questions!

  Chronos the 2nd 21 Mar 13

Here you go. Microsoft.

  Wafflelancher 21 Mar 13

ah right ok thanks. Which would you say is the best buy out of the Chillblast Fusion Blaze and the Chillblast Fusion Vantage? Also I have seen the Fusion Yogsblast but thought I night then just be over paying for that?

  Chronos the 2nd 21 Mar 13

Without a doubt the Vantage as you have a SSD for your operating system and programs with a 2TB HDD for every thing else. It has a far better graphics card and you are looking for a decent gaming PC. Compare GPU's.

Forget about the Yogblast as although it is a reasonable PC it lacks an SSD, monitor, keyboard ETC and the GPU GTX670 is as good as the 7950 I think overall the Vantage is a better value package.

  Wafflelancher 21 Mar 13

That's great thanks:) so it could handle the likes of Battlefield 3 for example without lagging or even being able to get the game working? I mean the computer I have now can barely handle SimCity which I found amusing at first but after a while gets very very annoying

  Chronos the 2nd 21 Mar 13

It will handle anything you can throw at it at high or even higher settings.

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