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11-11-2019, 10:51   #1
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Hi, Santa is hoping to bring our 11 year old a gaming pc, gaming keyboard and some kind of microphone {yeti brand has been mentioned}. It is mostly to play fortnite. We are not sure about where to start or buy. We had a look at amazon.co.uk. But there are just so many of them. Has anyone been through this and ended up with a great set up. Any recommendations would be brilliant. Budget is 450. I know gaming equipment is very expensive but we are just starting off. I guess it would be great if whatever is got can be upgraded as needed. We have a 4k monitor and a logitech gaming g502 mouse and Nintendo switch. Any help is really appreciated.
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11-11-2019, 11:36   #2
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I would self-build.
PCs aren't hard to put together.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B350M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£51.16 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£32.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Patriot Burst 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card (£93.00)
Case: GameMax Gamboge ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.98 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II EVO 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Keyboard: ADATA XPG INFAREX K20 Wired Gaming Keyboard (£31.90 @ Amazon UK)
Custom: Used RX 570 on Adverts (1yr warranty)
Total: £388.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Just around budget.
I would buy that graphics card ASAP - supplier on Adverts has confirmed they're down to their last 6.
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I would self-build.
PCs aren't hard to put together.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B350M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£51.16 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£32.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Patriot Burst 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card (£93.00)
Case: GameMax Gamboge ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.98 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II EVO 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Keyboard: ADATA XPG INFAREX K20 Wired Gaming Keyboard (£31.90 @ Amazon UK)
Custom: Used RX 570 on Adverts (1yr warranty)
Total: £388.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 11:35 GMT+0000

Just around budget.
I would buy that graphics card ASAP - supplier on Adverts has confirmed they're down to their last 6.

Hiya thanks so much for your reply.. I don't think we could build it ourselves. We just wouldn't have the knowledge
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11-11-2019, 12:27   #4
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Someone on here might be kind enough to help you build it.
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11-11-2019, 13:14   #5
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Hiya thanks so much for your reply.. I don't think we could build it ourselves. We just wouldn't have the knowledge


How to install Windows 10

It's pretty easy tbh
Read/watch a few guides.
Read the manuals.
The only tool you need is a (magnetic) Phillips-head screwdriver.
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11-11-2019, 13:16   #6
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where are you based?
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Hiya we are based in County Mayo. But we are not computer savvy at all.. Except for the 11 year old ðŸ˜
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Unless you're able to self-build, that budget really won't get you too far if you're buying new - it's the unfortunate nature of PC Gaming - a much more expensive initial outlay than something like a PlayStation or XBox, but it's much, much cheaper on an on-going basis.

For your budget though, you could pick up a very respectable second-hand machine from Adverts. A quick look and I found the following potential options:
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/i7-2...b-ram/19231066
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/6-co...b-ram/19225810
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/chea...ready/19230629
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Hiya we are based in County Mayo. But we are not computer savvy at all.. Except for the 11 year old ðŸ˜
bit far from me, i would have offered to throw it together for you if close
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12-11-2019, 23:03   #10
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Hi, thanks so much for the help and advice. Hadn't really thought about adverts but will have a look.. A bit of luck is needed with these things ðŸ€.
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bit far from me, i would have offered to throw it together for you if close
That is very sound of you. Aw we will get a gaming pc. Just trying to get the best we can for the money.. Thanks again
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Unless you're able to self-build, that budget really won't get you too far if you're buying new - it's the unfortunate nature of PC Gaming - a much more expensive initial outlay than something like a PlayStation or XBox, but it's much, much cheaper on an on-going basis.

For your budget though, you could pick up a very respectable second-hand machine from Adverts. A quick look and I found the following potential options:
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/i7-2...b-ram/19231066
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/6-co...b-ram/19225810
https://www.adverts.ie/desktops/chea...ready/19230629
Thanks a million. Going to check these out now. That is very kind of you to go to the trouble.
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M7U3N..._t0ZYDbAPWW6VV


Would this be a good starter gaming pc?
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It's not horrible or badly priced but it's not a very good gaming pc, your budget is quite low.

if your budget is 450 just get this for £400, works out close enough, and would run any game quite well.

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-amd-nim...80-4gb-pc.html

I would take it over any 2nd hand pc to be honest as you have a new pc and peace of mind with warranty/not thinking about wear and tear and all that.
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14-11-2019, 09:50   #15
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On a similar note,

Any thoughts on something like this?

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-amd-nim...80-4gb-pc.html
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