Choose a gaming PC for me

maverick177uk

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Looks like I'm going to be I the market for a new gaming PC in the next week, getting bored of the same old stuff own consoles so I want a bit of variety. The games ill be wanting to play are SWTOR, Guild Wars 2 and other MMOs, I also want something that will run Planetside2 and recent FPS well such as BF3 and hopefully BF4 when it appears. My budget will be £7-800 (could squeeze a bit more if really needed).
I will NOT build it myself, I just dont have the skills or patience if it all goes wrong:eek: so looking for something with decent customer support etc.
I won't need a monitor Ill be buying a new large screen TV hopefully to run it all on.
I will need and OS whichever you guys recommend 7 or 8.
I will need a wired mouse and controller ( i I think they will be best for gaming), if this comes as part of the package great if not I will buy separately they are not part of budget.
I need the ability to plug in a pair of surround headphones with mic (have a baby so need to keep noise to minimum)
Hope you guys can help, I've looked at overclockers, dino PC and PC specialisation far but there are that many choices I think my head will explode.
Oh and I think I would prefer an Intel system, never had problems in the pat with them.
 

Foster

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You don't need skills to build a pc, but it does require a bit of patience :p.
 

Chuck Norris

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This is probably going to be around the spec you'll get for the budget you have prebuilt:

If you wanted to stretch, you could upgrade the GPU further but most recommend the 7850 anyway.

 

MiniCho5en1

Active Member
DinoPC have this which i slightly tweaked, not much different from above just a nicer (imo) case and a 7870 instead of 7850 plus a 1tb hdd.




Its this Black Ops II PC just customized: NEW! Black Ops II GTX 660
 

Chuck Norris

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That build includes a 3year warranty too, so with that in mind and the nicer case (subjective) plus better GPU it would certainly be the better buy.

I wouldn't want that £12 CPU cooler though personally.
 

maverick177uk

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DinoPC have this which i slightly tweaked, not much different from above just a nicer (imo) case and a 7870 instead of 7850 plus a 1tb hdd.

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Its this Black Ops II PC just customized: NEW! Black Ops II GTX 660
Funnily enough this is one I was looking at, should I upgrade the cooler then? If its a few quid more that's ok.
 

ODB_69

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I got my overclocked bundle from Dino Mav, few issues with them but apart from that OK I suppose.

Issues:

- Ordered over phone told 10 days max, rang back after the deadline for delivery and said it was being processed, would have it in 2 days. A week later rang back and turns out they'd accepted payment etc but hadnt ok'd it on their system. Did get it out the next day to me though tbf

- Overclocked bundle wasnt overclocked. Had to get on to their phone support and they talked me through it. All good but I paid for it to be already done which irked me somewhat

TBF mate your budget could pretty much buy my build, I just wanted a few extra things and a case which I liked and that was £120 alone so you could save money there straight away
 

majnu

Member
I would have sent it back if it didn't come overclocked. Overclocking isn't as simple as tweeking a few settings and playing a game. To get a stable overclock any company should do a proper stability test for a minimum 3-6 hours before shipping the PC out the door.
 

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