Optimal price for gaming PC?

  noregrets 14:22 22 Feb 2019
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What is the optimal price for good gaming PC with middle characteristics? I really need a new PC, but have not enough money for that. Need your piece of advice in order to understand how much money I should earn. Thanks in advance!

  KEITH 1955 17:40 22 Feb 2019

Go onto a custom builders site such as pc specialists for example , once on the build a pc part of the site go though the components part of the site , get an solid state drive if you can afford one , the graphics card depends on you funds , the gtx 10 series are good card but having the 1060 , 1070 or 1080 depends on your cash flow. At the end of the build process a system checker will report any mismatch in your choice of parts or and overkill such as too big a power supply.

Custom built pc's regardless of where you get one from are better value for money because they don't have " middle man price hike " like high street shops so in the end you get more for your money.

In the gaming world the spec of any pc is only dictated by how much you can afford to spend.

  Forum Editor 17:52 22 Feb 2019

"Custom built pc's regardless of where you get one from are better value for money because they don't have " middle man price hike " like high street shops so in the end you get more for your money."

That's not necessarily true. Market factors operate in technology as in any other commercial area, and at the moment you will probably be better off if you buy a ready-made machine.

As with lots of things in life, you can spend a great deal of money on a top-of-the-range machine, but you don't have to do that in order to get a computer that will perform pretty well, straight out of the box.

  KEITH 1955 18:36 22 Feb 2019

Hi FE , take your point but having looked at the few high street shops I am not sure I agree where pc's are concerned , my rig cost £3k just over 2 and a half years ago from pc specialist but if I spent that in a shop I don't think I would have got the same high spec , I got my rig when the gtx 1080 first came out , if you want to read more about it , type my game breaker rig into a browser , mine is the first entry.

  martd7 21:20 22 Feb 2019

My advice would be try CCL computers,I've customised one of their pcs,Intel I5 8500,16gb ram,240gb SSD,2tb Seagate hard drive, MSI Gaming motherboard,optical drive,500w PSU,Nvidia 1060 3gb,Creative Z soundcard,Edimax WiFi,Windows 10

Price: £950

MJS Pc Specialist can't get near that spec for the price

  Forum Editor 17:45 23 Feb 2019

MJS WARLORD

Feel free to disagree with me, but what I say is a fact - the technology market can change rapidly, and things are considerably different now than they were two and a half years ago, when you bought your machine.

This isn't the place to have a protracted discussion about the complexities of the market - I simply wanted to point out that your sweeping statement that "Custom built pc's regardless of where you get one from are better value for money" is not necessarily true.

  Menzie 20:10 23 Feb 2019
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CCL Computers

Novatech

Cyberpower

Chill Blast

These are some of the most recommended PC vendors I see online. CCL is the one I use for all my components back in the UK.

I'm not currently in the UK but I last used them from here last year to order my mother a new desktop and to buy my Niece a video card. Both transactions were smooth and both recipients are happy and had no issues.

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