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Which is the best off-the-shelf gaming PC


jlucey

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My 12-year-old son wants to buy a gaming PC - to play Minecraft, Age of Empires etc. We've looked online and at PC World but keep getting conflicting advice. He's got a budget of £600 and I can add to that to get a good quality model. His current laptop overheats and runs very slowly so he wants a PC that is quick with good graphics. Any suggestions of off-the-shelf PCs would be very welcome. We're not confident enough to build it ourselves. With thanks

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KRONOS the First

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Still not impressed

For that sort of money you most certainly will do better elsewhere, better components and more importantly better customer service.

cheers for the second link Woolwell.

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jlucey

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I'm very grateful, thanks. I'm leaning towards Chillblast as a supplier and just need to make my mind up between these two models: http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Elixir.html or http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Vector-Gaming-PC.html. I'm guessing they both would be OK for the games he currently plays.

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KRONOS the First

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Your second link is broken. Here it is.

You will need to add an operating system to the Chillblast Vector but overall there is not really a lot of difference between the two except that the Fusion Elixir comes with a 650W Power supply as opposed to a 500W in the Vector which will be useful for any upgrades,particularly graphics cards in the future.

I cannot work out why the fusion Vector is so much more expensive than the Fusion Elixir as they are pretty much the same. So I say go for the Elixir.

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frybluff

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Elixir certainly looks good value for money AND includes operating system.

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