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Need advice for buying a gaming pc please (UK)

#1Retrogamer79Posted 5/16/2014 2:10:09 PM
I've been considering getting a rig for a while now but never made the leap. However with the new consoles not doing anything for me and all the great things I hear about Steam, plus the idea of upgrading my hardware when I want and not when a console manufacturer dictates appealing to me more and more i'm looking to finally join the "master race".

So basically what I need is some advice on where to start, bearing in mind ive never built a rig and wouldn't know where to begin. I've looked at some Alienware (more specifically the Aurora build) but ive heard that you can build equal if not better rigs for a lot less money. Can anyone recommend a decent site in the UK for buying a rig and what specs would you recommend bearing in mind I just want it for gaming and also id like to hook it up to my LED TV if possible.

Sorry if this question is a bit rambling but I really don't know where to start.
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#2Englandfc1966Posted 5/16/2014 2:17:04 PM
maplin.co.uk
scan.co.uk
novatech.com
amazon.co.uk

uk.pcpartpicker.com (for compatibility)
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#3cyl26Posted 5/16/2014 2:26:04 PM(edited)
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk

Just got my rig from them. Pretty awesome and neat.
Was my first time using them and not building a pc my self. Getting lazy these days :p
Delivered my pc in a huge box filled with foam and inside was another box with the pc in it.
#4romsnbombsPosted 5/16/2014 3:09:26 PM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Also pretty good too
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#5KOTRwhoopsPosted 5/16/2014 6:16:04 PM
http://www.chillblast.com

They are great. They build it for you at a small extra cost to what you'd pay building it yourself. A couple of mates used them and were really satisfied, their customer service is also superb.

However building yourself is cheaper and often more fun. You can spec it on partpicker.co.uk then feel welcome to post here again for opinions. What's your budget?
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#6Retrogamer79(Topic Creator)Posted 5/17/2014 5:15:12 AM
Looking to spend between 1500-2000 including monitor. I like the idea of picking parts and building it myself just a bit nervous in case it mess it up, as I said before I just don't know where to start (other than buying a case of course).
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#7o0stoneduk0oPosted 5/17/2014 5:37:28 AM
I got mine from this site http://www.dinopc.com/
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#8Kaiser292Posted 5/17/2014 5:46:55 AM
I know it sounds a bit elitist when people say it but it genuinely is quite easy to build you own PC.

Only issues you might encounter are really making sure you don't damage the CPU when putting it in which tbh is only really going to happen if you aren't being careful and are doing it wrong. The second issue I'd say is the thermal paste, you don't want to add too much and you don't want to little either.

There are tons of video tutorials if you get stuck along the way so I really wouldn't concern yourself too much as there is always help out there.
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#9occonoPosted 5/17/2014 9:29:27 AM(edited)
PCspecialist will let you pick the components they build themselves, and the markup for them building it for you isn't too bad, if you decide against building it yourself.

My brother got a laptop from them (I tried to convince to get a desktop, but he insisted.) and had no problems.
#10garyjpatersonPosted 5/17/2014 9:43:32 AM
Newegg have started doing UK shipping, and there prices are miles better than anoyone else BUT their UK selection is still really small right now.

http://www.newegg.com/global/uk

They seem to have a lot of Monitors available from the UK, but ive been looking for graphics cards and their selection isnt great (yet).
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