Building a low budget gamer! (£400-500)

  NewPcGamer2013 20:41 13 Jun 2013

Hello guys, What we be the best budget gamer on a £500 max budget? I hear cougar extreme are good value for money but do know what to spec it out with. Thanks..

  Chronos the 2nd 16:39 14 Jun 2013

You do not mention whether you need a monitor KB/mouse or operating system but I will assume you have the monitor ETC but not a OS.

I quite like Chillblast who have a good name in both quality and customer service. Here is three to look at for now, I will see what,if anything,I can come up with at Cougar Extreme, but they do tend to be more pricey and £500 is not a lot to play with for a gaming PC.

Chillblast Fusion Firefly

Chillblast Fusion Shadow

Chillblast Fusion Wolverine

  NewPcGamer2013 22:10 14 Jun 2013

Thak you very much. I never knew chill blast were such good value! And yes, monitor kb and mouse are not included in the budget.

  Chronos the 2nd 09:42 15 Jun 2013

Sorry mate I cannot price a half decent PC for £500 at Cougar Extreme.

  NewPcGamer2013 11:57 15 Jun 2013

Ah okay. Thank you very much, I think I'll get the wolverine! I may be able to push a little more cash, do may look if they d o a i5 version,

  NewPcGamer2013 12:36 15 Jun 2013

Would you be able to come up with a good one on £550? Thank you!

  Chronos the 2nd 12:46 15 Jun 2013

Would you be able to come up with a good one on £550?

On Cougar, doubtful. But for the extra 50 quid you could upgrade your GPU to a GTX650TI on the Wolverine PC.

  NewPcGamer2013 12:57 15 Jun 2013

Ah okay. I found this one on eBay...

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  Chronos the 2nd 16:47 15 Jun 2013

Can you not post a link to it.

But there is someone here who has bought from them before and says they are all right. But I would be concerned about customer service should things go wrong. I would also take with a pinch of salt the so called savings having had a quick look at the components in one or two of Vibox's PC's.

  Chronos the 2nd 10:10 16 Jun 2013

Cheers Lazarus The 2nd I did have a brief look but did not find the one that matched the info provided.

As for the PC on the graphics card front you will be taking a big hit going for a 6670 rather than the 650Ti compare.

It also comes with 16Gb of cheapo RAM, for a start you will probably never ever need more than 8GB so that is a waste. What manufactures are doing is putting lots of unnecessary memory in a PC because it is RAM is cheap at the current time.

What I do not like about these PC's is they never tell you make of power supply and I will bet anything it is a cheap one which is a mistake as the PSU is the most important component without it nothing works and it has to supply constant voltages which cheap PSU's often don't.

The Chillblast is definitely better than this overall.

  NewPcGamer2013 11:25 16 Jun 2013


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