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Is this a decent enough pc for gaming and is it upgradable

#11g7g7g7g7Posted 11/13/2013 1:14:57 PM
If you want the small and upgrade-able you should look at HTPC's maybe.

The screen alone without the computer costs 480

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-043-AS

You could build a pretty damn awesome little PC with 1000.
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#12assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 3:53:59 AM
Hello Dan,

it has to be from that site for now.
I did check scan as I had a pre built one on pc part picker but scan wouldn't accept it on credit so I was just going to buy a all in one for now since im not the one paying its a gift and I want to upgrade with my own money.

My main concern is that I will get one from this site and not be able to use it for what I want
#13TwindragonfangPosted 11/14/2013 4:05:15 AM
i would go for this one personally, if price is of no concern.
http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4357-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-2tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315539824.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f101003%2fs%2fprice%2c0

You wont have to upgrade it for sometime, the cpu/gpu are both excellent in my opinion.
#14Cobra1010Posted 11/14/2013 4:12:24 AM
KabtheMentat posted...
Ha, I didn't realize it's one of those all in one type of things.

Yeah, you're not really going to be able to upgrade it. If you have to get a PC off of that site...get something like this.

http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4356-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-1tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315541908.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f4877%2fo%2f2

It's got a tower, comes with a GPU, all of the stuff you need for a decent gaming PC. And most importantly it's upgradable. An i7-4770 with a 760 and 16GB of RAM is pretty good.


Yeah nearly all the comps on that site are rip-offs but this one is less. Is actually not too bad of a deal as it comes with Windows, keyboard and monitor etc.
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#15KabtheMentatPosted 11/14/2013 4:18:29 AM
I think the appeal of the site to the TC is that you can pay it off over the course of time instead of dropping $1000 (or 700-ish in this case) all at once.

When you do that you're always going to pay twice what something is worth, but it's an option if you have a source of income, but just can't save enough for a big purchase.
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#16assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 4:32:54 AM
it is the appeal of the credit scheme that I like, it enables me to have it now for just a little extra money which suits me fine.

I did think about using Overclockers.co.uk but I don't know if I will pass their credit check since its done third party.

however if someone has the time to show me which would be a good deal from their site I could try get one from there?

I am still very novice on computer components so I struggle to build one or know if it is good.
#17KabtheMentatPosted 11/14/2013 4:51:19 AM(edited)
If you can get something similar to this one from the other site, but at a better price, then that would be good. The PC listed is pretty damn good, but the price is also very inflated...but that's rent-to-own for you.

The key things you want to look for is having at least 8GB RAM, at least a newer i5 or i7 CPU, a graphics card that's at least 2GB RAM (I'd suggest at the minimum at Radeon 7950 or Nvidia 760), a 1TB hard drive, and a decent quality PSU that's 500 watts or more (Corsair, SeaSonic, XFX are often mentioned when getting a PSU).

Having a SSD is cool and all, but unless you really want to have Windows and other programs load up fast, you can skip out on it. Your games are going to be loaded up on that 1TB hard drive anyway, so the SSD isn't going to help out in gaming too much.

Twindragonfang posted...
i would go for this one personally, if price is of no concern.
http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4357-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-2tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315539824.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f101003%2fs%2fprice%2c0

You wont have to upgrade it for sometime, the cpu/gpu are both excellent in my opinion.


Edit: With that processor, you won't have to upgrade it for awhile. You'll be holding on to that for a good amount of time. Only thing you'll need to switch out down the road is the GPU after a couple years, assuming nothing breaks on the computer in the meantime.

Add a Logitech G400 mouse and a 360 controller, and you're good to go.
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#18cosmic_assasinPosted 11/14/2013 5:01:05 AM
http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4357-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-2tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315539824.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f21877%2c4877

this one already comes with a 780 inside
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#19PhilOnDezPosted 11/14/2013 5:56:29 AM
Cobra1010 posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4356-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-1tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315541908.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f4877%2fo%2f2

It's got a tower, comes with a GPU, all of the stuff you need for a decent gaming PC. And most importantly it's upgradable. An i7-4770 with a 760 and 16GB of RAM is pretty good.


Yeah nearly all the comps on that site are rip-offs but this one is less. Is actually not too bad of a deal as it comes with Windows, keyboard and monitor etc.


Yeah that's actually not a bad deal at all, going bare minimum $700 will get you i5-4570 (not a 4670/4670k), 760, 8 gigs of ram, 1tb of storage, and that's about it. $150 for a monitor pushes that to $850 and a 4770 would be another $100, then $80 for another 16gb ram. I'm sure the kb/mouse are trash but they may as well be free. I know 1000>$1000 but not so much that it would be a ripoff considering we get the best pricing on parts in the first place.
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#20assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 10:42:38 AM
so this is the one I should consider?
http://www.littlewoods.com/zoostorm-7911-4356-intelreg-coretrade-i7-16gb-1tb-wifi-215in-desktop-bundle-black/1315541908.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f4877%2fo%2f2

unless of course I do get one from overclockers finance and go with a build someone people from this board help build a month ago.