Having a pc for gaming built-what do i need?

  laup2 11:45 01 Dec 2012
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Hi

I am planning on having somebody build me a computer for my son. He wants it for gaming / making walk through tutorial videos for youtube.

What specs should I be looking at in regards to graphics card, ram, cpu etc?

Thanks in advance.

  laup2 11:48 01 Dec 2012

Budget of around £300-400-. Do not need a monitor.

  Chronos the 2nd 09:09 02 Dec 2012

Am I right in assuming that you need: Motherboard. RAM. CPU. Graphics card. Hard-drive.Power supply. Case. operating system? All for £300 -£400 and you are looking to have built a gaming PC? Unless all your son wants to play is very old games I am afraid your budget is far to low for a decent gaming PC I am sorry to say.

  nickf 10:22 02 Dec 2012

I`m afraid Chronos is right , as an example http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1346 is a reasonable gaming PC , but you would still need a monitor , speakers , keyboard , mouse etc .

  laup2 12:23 09 Dec 2012

Thanks for that, change of approach.

Can you recommend a capture card to record xbox gaming onto a pc. A good starter one will do for now. UK based Thanks

  Chazzyb17 15:10 08 Jan 2013

well for Xbox 360 capture you can use a Dazzle DVC recorder (black) or HD PVR.

for original Xbox any dazzle will do.

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