PC for £500 or less

  Game Addict 00:29 18 Nov 12

Hello I am having trouble with trying to find a PC that is powerful enough to use 3D modeling software and also good enough for gaming and is £500 or less. If you find a desktop PC it also needs to have a monitor, keyboard and mouse with it and where are the best places to get big sales on PCs on boxing day.

  Chronos the 2nd 09:17 18 Nov 12

You are going to struggle with that sort of budget particularly when you need to include all the peripherals with the PC.

  The Kestrel 09:45 18 Nov 12

You can try putting one together here http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/ but as Chronos the 2nd states, you will struggle with your budget.

  nickf 13:02 18 Nov 12

I have to agrre with Chronos and Kestrel , your budget is way short of the mark . A more realistic budget would be in the £800 - £1000 range

  Game Addict 17:37 18 Nov 12

Found a Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor for a £153.94 and a Vostro Desktop 470 MT for £379 which adds up to £532.94 which I can afford. The desktop has 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor (3.10GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50GHz), Windows 8 Pro 64bit English, 4GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz, 500GB Serial ATA III (7.200 Rpm) Hard Drive and 1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 7570 graphics card. Is this good enough for what I want to use it for.

  rdave13 17:55 18 Nov 12

Check the Vostro price again. It doesn't include VAT or shipping.


  Game Addict 18:28 18 Nov 12

Might have to increase my budget even further but is this PC good for what I want to use it for or would I be wasting money that could be used on something better.


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