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Old 27-05-2013, 10:19
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http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...92816-pdt.html


Does anyone on here have this and how good is it ?.
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Old 27-05-2013, 10:42
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Are you comfortable building your own machine? If so, you may be able to build one for cheaper.

You can also look at PC Specialist or Scan's 3XS systems.
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Old 27-05-2013, 11:01
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Its an OK machine but for that price I would expect it to come with a monitor maybe.
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Old 27-05-2013, 11:03
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i priced up an almost identical system on pc specialist and it comes in at about the same price, depending on things like the psu maybe 50 less.

so it seems reasonable.

i would definitely think about an SSD though. no real benefit for gaming but in every other respect it will make a huge difference.
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Old 27-05-2013, 11:03
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You will likely get better value for money from a smaller British assembler like Chillblast, Zoostorm, Cyberpower, PC Specialist etc.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:37
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I know nothing about building a PC so wouldn't know where to begin.

All I'm after is a good gaming PC that'll run the latest games without struggling and wanted to know if this would be adequate.
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Old 27-05-2013, 14:03
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I know nothing about building a PC so wouldn't know where to begin.
To be honest i don't really buy in to the idea that it is always better value to build your own. You would be buying your parts retail. it seems likely that dell, acer etc who will be buying from intel, amd, nvidia, corsair in lots of a million can negotiate enough or a discount that their is room for their profit margin and still be the same price as a self build.

I stand by my original advice that the price is there or there abouts reasonable. I think if i were spending a rand on a pc i would want an SSD.
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Old 27-05-2013, 14:20
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This has an overclocked i5 so will outperform the i7 in the Acer, plus you can customise it, so you can choose a more powerful graphics card, add an SSD, etc. if you so wish. You'll still end up spending about a grand, but at least you get to choose what's in the case.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...75&subcat=2486
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Old 27-05-2013, 14:20
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To be honest i don't really buy in to the idea that it is always better value to build your own. You would be buying your parts retail. it seems likely that dell, acer etc who will be buying from intel, amd, nvidia, corsair in lots of a million can negotiate enough or a discount that their is room for their profit margin and still be the same price as a self build.

I stand by my original advice that the price is there or there abouts reasonable. I think if i were spending a rand on a pc i would want an SSD.
Ok thanks for that flagpole.
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Old 27-05-2013, 14:43
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I know nothing about building a PC so wouldn't know where to begin.

All I'm after is a good gaming PC that'll run the latest games without struggling and wanted to know if this would be adequate.
What settings do you wish to run games at? medium High Ultra with all your special FX and SSAA HBAO settings.

Oh the PC you link will handle anything you through at it really, but I would improve the Graphics Card to handle ultra settings.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:38
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SSDs are a must for a good gaming machine now.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:51
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SSDs are a must for a good gaming machine now.
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Old 27-05-2013, 17:12
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I got the i5 version it has 8GB ram, 2GB graphics card and Bluetooth for 650 all other specs are the same I think.

It handle games with ease, shop around cause that's a huge price jump just to go from an i5 to an i7 with extra ram
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Old 27-05-2013, 22:01
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Yes, drop to i5 and 8GB RAM (all you really need for gaming anyway) and you can get a better graphics card and a SSD for the same money as that Currys PC. Here's an example:

Scan G35i Overclocked System
Intel Core i5 3570K
8GB RAM
2GB Nvidia GTX660 Ti
120Gb Samsung 840 SSD
2TB Seagate HDD
DVD Writer
Windows 8 (or 7)

996.11 delivered

Same system with GTX 670 graphics card is (1053.72 delivered. Shop around for similar deals, I looked at Scan because it's so easy to configure.
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Old 27-05-2013, 22:42
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Check out Cyberpower. Get a machine built to your own spec. If you are unsure of anything you can phone them to discuss what it is you want and your budget, they will then help.
My dealings with them have been very positive....
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