Gaming machine for £1200 ?

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  1. trogg1963

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    Hello, I know that this question will of been asked a hundred times but...... my Daughter has asked me to look for a gaming computer for her, don't know why she thinks I know any better than her, the last game I played on a PC was Doon 2 :)

    She had a budget of £800 but has upped it to £1200 buy she said that must include the monitor etc, she doesn't want to start spending more money in a couple of months.

    She plays a lot of World of Warcraft and has given me some minimum specs,

    Windows 10 64 bit
    i7-4770 or AMD FX - 8310
    Graphics - GTX 960 4GB or R9 280
    Memory 8GB
    Storage 70GB SSD
    Resolution 1024 x 768

    Hope you can help
     
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    I'm guessing you want a pre-built PC?
    All the specs you have given there are pretty old (I guess they are minimum specs from a game), so should be easy to match.
     
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    Yes, pre-built, looking at overclockers and chillblast amongst others, will probably end up at PC world in the end though lol
     
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    Look for an i5, gtx 1060 (or 1070 if the budget allows), 16gb memory and a 250GB+ SSD and it should easily be within that price range.

    edit - make sure you get a 1080p monitor, even a basic one will not cost more than £100
     
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    Thank you aslird , gives me something to go on, does anyone have any preferences on where to buy ? I tend to go to pcworld, John Lewis and Richer sounds for my electronics, would I be better off going to someone like chillblast/overclockers ?
     
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    I think you'd get a better machine and support from Chillblast/Overclockers.
    See also what Scan have on offer
     
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    When you are talking about a gaming PC and £1200, the likes of PCWorld, John Lewis etc are definitely not places to go to.

    You need specialist retailers as have already been suggested.
     
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    If you get a GTX 1070 Video card with 8 Gigs of memory it will put you in the
    ball park for some decent games.
    The Memory is not really important say 16 Gigs.
    The CPU anything up from a Low end i7 with Six Cores or a Gaming 4 Core Skylake.
    A motherboard well I prefer Asus , This can be tricky as there is AMD and Intel.
    there are then Three flavors , LGA 1151 pin for Gaming Skylake with 4 Cores.
    The LGA 2011 pin that I also have with Six Cores.
    Then there is the new Motherboard the LGA 2066 pin for the most Cores i9 Class.
    You can buy cheap Cheap and go the AMD way but they run Hot and need patches
    for your games to run , I know I owned one , Intel was too Expensive at the time.
    I have a i7 Skylake with Six Cores , 750 Watt Power Supply.
    Have Western Digital Black Hard Drive 2 TB's plus 256 Gig SSD.
    I play Battlefield 5 with all features turned on very smooth game play.
    If you get a 1 millisecond Monitor at 144Hz even better still.
    In the end your budget and What do you want the Computer to do for you ?
     
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    Ignore this advice. It's a load of rubbish.
    Don't get an GTX1070. Look for a RTX 2060.
    AMD don't run any hotter than intel, and they certainly don't need any specific patches to run games
    Skylake is 4 years old. DDR4 memory is massively important depending on the CPU for gaming.
    Pre built systems are not good value for money, and a PC is not too difficult to build.
    But for £1200 I would be looking at this Screenshot_20190127-091717_Chrome.jpg
    It is £860 from overclockers. Swap the GPU for RTX2060 (it's not on the list at the moment) and that should leave you £200 for a monitor
     

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