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Looking for a Gaming PC HELP!


Wafflelancher
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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)

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Chronos the 2nd

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The Vantage will be fine for a few years and although I seem never to stop upgrading most people would be very happy with this PC for quite a while.

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Ian in Northampton

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Wafflelancher: and, in all fairness, it's probably about half the machine as well... The Vantage is superior in every conceivable way. Based on my son's experience, it will blow BF3 - plus anything else you like to throw at it - out of the water. Intel processor (better than AMD), SSD, graphics card that's at least 2x as good, more memory - the Vantage is a helluva machine, and probably fairly priced. It has the potential to give you a superior gaming experience today - and to keep up with almost anything you could throw at it for perhaps 2-3 years, perhaps longer. The biggest isue, though, is about personal preference. I think my son is pretty demanding - but you may be even more so. My son is also 'lucky' to have someone who's prepared to replace his PC every 12-18 months.

The only thing about the Vantage that doesn't bring much value to a gamer is the SSD. If fast loading of the OS is important to you, or fast loading of programs, then it's great to have - but if you never power your machine down, and only play online games, it will be of rather less value.

But that said: if you start with a quality case, cooling, PSU and mother board - which I personally think the ViBox machine has - then you could start at that level and, if it's not as good as you'd hoped, pretty easily upgrade the GPU to start with - and perhaps have saved yourself some money.

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Wafflelancher

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Yea I agree the Vantage is double the machine but as you say its double the price. I do use the computer for other things as well and I don't like keeping the computer on when not in use, just slowly wears it down in the long run. For sure it will be one of these computers I will get, will need a good think about it cuz both these machines sound great for value to me

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