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not so much a gaming pc but I have bought a laptop. It was listed as a gaming laptop, and it does have a card in it, but it was £350 so it's not going to run things that great, in fact I'm not sure it will run Witcher 3, Batman AK or Crysis 3 at all. Might try it one day

I've not actually tried to run anything on it yet just done all the set up. I've installed Windows 10, straight off the bat 2 things are annoying me. The first one isn't Windows related tbf but still, I have a number pad on there, but the numlock turns off with every boot. The other one is that I have to put in my password everytime I turn the computer on, I'm going to remove that

It's a AMD A8-6410 Quad Core 16GB RAM with a Radeon R5 M230 2GB card in it. Seems very quiet, it's really thin by the standards of the laptops I'm used to using. It's very wide though, like I said it's got a number pad, which is great, I like a keyboard to have one, but it's also a full size keyboard rather than a laptop sized one, so it does feel a bit huge.

I'm sure the rest of the parts are cheap, shit screen and all that (it's not 1080), but for a cheap laptop to stop me from going on about buying a laptop it seems alright. I'll have to test some games over the weekend

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I'm feeling fairly confident that my 970 will see me through 2 more card generations. I mean, there was Witcher 3 last year, this year Doom, apart from that big full on GRAPHICS aren't exactly common place at the minute 

 

That said I'll need to spend my Christmas bonus on something 

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2 hours ago, DANGERMAN said:

That said I'll need to spend my Christmas bonus on something

 

Hi...:blush:

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@DANGERMAN

 

I've got no chance if that fat bastard has anything to do with it!... Ho Ho Ho. :D

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Totally jealous of my son right now. He splashed some cash on a high end Nvidia card and a 4K monitor. I have to say that Metal Gear Solid 5 looks beautiful with all the sliders turned up to eleven.

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48 minutes ago, Chimay said:

If he still ives with you it's about time you whacked his rent up :lol:

 

Now there's an idea. :P

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Like @DANGERMAN I'm in no hurry to upgrade with my 970 as I think it'll probably last me at least another 2 years before I have to start putting everything on medium-low settings.

 

I am very tempted by a 1070/1080 though, I mean the 1070 cost is $380 and it's more powerful than a Titan X, that's just mental, so I am tempted...I've cancelled my Rift order so am free to spend the £500 on a GPU and/or 1440p Monitor if I can.

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This thread is a few years old now but i'm going to be looking into building a new PC shortly. 

 

I don't really follow the PC tech news so is there big do and don't at the moments (graphic cards etc) 

 

I would like to keep it under £800-1000 if possible but i know it might be hard knowing how much electronic stuff is over here. 

 

These are the places i'm probably going to order the stuff from but if you know good places with cheap international shipping that could be useful too.

https://www.morele.net/komputery/

https://saturn.pl/komputery-i-tablety/czesci-komputerowe

 

I don't really care much for running games at the highest settings with a million FPS just a decent level. I think i'll mostly be playing strategy games an the odd FPS/Action game. 

 

I think Ashes of the Singularity is the most demanding strategy game on the market at the moment (possibly T:WH2) so if could manage this well i would be happy..

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  • 64-bit Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 4 GB GDDR5 NVidia GTX 970 / AMD R9 390 or Equivalent
  • DirectX 12
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • 1920x1080 Display Resolution or Higher

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I would maybe consider spending the money and getting a 1070 over a 970. I've got a 970 and it's still fine, but it's showing its age a bit with Wolfenstein. It's fine for most stuff, but it would mean you won't feel the need to upgrade as soon 

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I'm building up to getting a new PC in the next couple of months.

 

I'm going the route of buying a mostly pre-built system off ebay, then adding in some extra hdd storage and my existing graphics card (and PSU if necessary).

 

I could probably get better choice elsewhere, but with ebay I can exchange points from our nectar card (which I no longer have, but is still linked to our Sainsbury's grocery delivery account) for ebay vouchers, and save at least £120. 

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This is from the PC Gamer Buyer's Guide 'Budget Build' (with 16GB RAM added):

 

Moby: MSI H270M Bazooka - £84

Processor: Intel Pentium G4560 - £60

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 - £220

RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 - £130

PSU: EVGA 500BQ - £59

SSD: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD - £39

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm - £40

Case: Bitfenix Neos - £31

Monitor: Asus VE247H - £110

 

Total: £774

 

Optional extras: Mech Keyboard - £60+, Headphones - £60+, 360 Controller - £24

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A first run of stuff i've researched and looked at...

 

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX HERO - 1109zl -https://www.morele.net/plyta-glowna-asus-maximus-ix-hero-z270-ddr4-hdmi-displayport-atx-975886/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhvjUodit1wIViQrTCh0lLAkzEAQYBSABEgJ1pfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Processor: 

 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 - 1899zl - https://www.euro.com.pl/karty-graficzne/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-2x-icestorm-exoarmor-8gb-gddr5-256bit.bhtml

 

RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 - 697zł https://www.morele.net/pamiec-hyperx-fury-ddr4-16gb-2133mhz-cl14-hx421c14fb-16-869020/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsdO25tet1wIVTCrTCh0ADwVuEAQYAyABEgKq1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

PSU: Aerocool KCAS 400W -142zl - https://www.morele.net/zasilacz-aerocool-kcas-400w-aerokcas-400-720333/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8MzLheqt1wIVazPTCh0nbQI6EAYYASABEgLvYfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E250B / EU 250 GB - 399zl - https://www.euro.com.pl/dyski-wewnetrzne-ssd/samsung-mz-75e250b-eu-250-gb.bhtml?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgNOSx-qt1wIVRTgbCh3IYAtHEAYYASABEgItTvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPDp0cnqrdcCFZrSmgodcRwIuA

 

HDD: WD Caviar Blue SATA 3.5 "1TB - 219zl - https://www.euro.com.pl/dyski-twarde-wewnetrzne/wd-caviar-blue-sata-3-5-1tb.bhtml?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Kzh8eqt1wIVQcYbCh3h-AweEAQYAiABEgJnafD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CL-tl_TqrdcCFYxZGAodyyIOjA

 

Case: SilentiumPC Aquarius X70T Pure Black RGB -329zl - https://www.euro.com.pl/obudowy-pc/silentiumpc-aquarius-x70t-pure-black-rgb.bhtml

 

Monitor: 

 

Total = 4794zl/£994.81(without processor and monitor)

 

What do people think of that?

 

And what peoples views on monitors? Who's making the best ones atm?  I'm thinking "27 but i read it best go up resolution abit because of pixels and the size. Has anyone got a ultra wide? 

 

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I would buy a known brand PSU myself, either Corsair, Cooler Master or EVGA, 500W minimum maybe more, just to future-proof yourself. If you get a cheap-ass one they can blow up your whole PC so you really don't want to skimp on it @Duck

 

Are you going to use the stock fan cooler that comes with your processor? If not then you'll need some kind of air, water or air-water hybrid solution in there. I'd recommend a Corsair Hydro cooler, it's what I've got on mine.

 

Everything else looks great though :) you could probably go 1440p/60 with that rig if you wanted to (dependent on the processor you choose).

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Are you absolutely set on everything being brand new @Duck? You could certainly save yourself a lot of money in one or two purchases if you got second hand. It will mean you can get a beefier PSU as I dont think 400w is going to cut it, in fact you might want to check what your GPU requires but with an 8gb GPU I think you might get to a point where you dont have enough power, most new builds now are looking at 600w now.

 

Also consider, if you are getting a new motherboard, possibly going with M2 memory although its more expensive. I think the best thing to do is make it as future proof as you can do and then over time try and find good deals on various parts to upgrade.

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@Sambob I'm not set on anything at the moment. But living in a foreign country it's going to be easier to return things to actual shops/businesses if there are any problems. 

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I guess so, but the Internet is the Internet wherever you are, so long as you can post it. Going from shops is going to carry a premium although I do know what you mean about reliability. 

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