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    Gaming PC Advice Needed please

    I'm looking to purhcase a gaming PC for my son whose 10 and myself for general family use. Budget would be approx 900 and games would be Fortnite and Gary's Mod.

    The last PC I had as a 486dx and I havent a clue what to buy these days. Ideally I'd like a package to include monitor, keyboard etc and to be upgradable.

    Any suggestions please. I've seen a few packages on Amazon but any help greatly appreciated thanks.

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    I've just helped my sister buy a gaming PC for my nephew - eventually we went with one from the Dell Outlet Store: https://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/...j5V9%2bQ9WE%3d
    Prices don't include VAT but never pay full price - if you know anyone who is NHS/student/military/etc they can get a 15% discount. I think they're excellent value - as an example, if you were a self-builder, the price of the individual parts on this one would set you back over 850. With a 15% discount applied it's 765: https://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/...j%2bvZ%2f4AQmh

    Also, keep an eye on hotukdeals.com: https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/gaming-pc

    Avoid the packages and buy a monitor seperately - for gaming make sure you get one with a decent refresh rate and response time.

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    Have a look at PC Specialist:

    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    I've just helped my sister buy a gaming PC for my nephew - eventually we went with one from the Dell Outlet Store: https://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/...j5V9%2bQ9WE%3d
    Prices don't include VAT but never pay full price - if you know anyone who is NHS/student/military/etc they can get a 15% discount. I think they're excellent value - as an example, if you were a self-builder, the price of the individual parts on this one would set you back over 850. With a 15% discount applied it's 765: https://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/...j%2bvZ%2f4AQmh

    Also, keep an eye on hotukdeals.com: https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/gaming-pc

    Avoid the packages and buy a monitor seperately - for gaming make sure you get one with a decent refresh rate and response time.

    The issue here is that generally this kind of system will have limited upgrade options, often the power supply and motherboard will use non-standard connections and/or sizing which means in a few years time it could be time to replace the computer in its entirety as your gaming needs change.

    Depending how comfortable you are you could consider either building one with your son or buying a more modular system, both would open up more options to upgrade as you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    The issue here is that generally this kind of system will have limited upgrade options, often the power supply and motherboard will use non-standard connections and/or sizing which means in a few years time it could be time to replace the computer in its entirety as your gaming needs change.

    Depending how comfortable you are you could consider either building one with your son or buying a more modular system, both would open up more options to upgrade as you go.
    Yeah, Dell can definitely be a bit of a pain sometimes - especially the proprietry power supplies they use but there are workarounds.

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    My advice would be to build it yourself. With your budget, you could easily build a high quality mid-level system that would be capable of playing pretty much anything available on reasonable settings.

    It may seem intimidating, but it is extremely straightforward - if you can put together a piece of IKEA furniture, you can put together a PC. Is the budget inclusive of monitor and peripherals or just the tower unit?

    Chris

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    Build yourself (not much harder than lego, just need a bit of confidence). Alternatively look for something made from standard components so you can upgrade bits in the future (ie not dell or hp). Don't be fooled by lots of rgb (unless that is specifically what you want). Specialist companies like Scan or Ccl are a better idea. I only mention these as both of these are near to me and I've bought parts from (not affiliated), but there will be equivalents wherever you live.

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    We used these for my lad few years back,they have good offers on from time to time.
    He's still using it at the moment and in the process of upgrading it as it's all easily done.

    https://www.fiercepc.co.uk/

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