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Offline Luis.

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Computer decisions
« on: October 28, 2015, 06:38:34 pm »
Right folks. The time has come for me to buy a new Computer. The price range I'd like to go off is £400 to £500. I'll be using it for gaming and coding. So, I'd love it to be able to run GTA V on medium settings.

Any reccomendations?

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 09:12:43 pm »
I assume you want a laptop since you mention ''buying.''

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 10:56:05 pm »
No, I've got a Laptop. I honestly don't trust myself building a Computer so I'd rather just buy a pre-built one.

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 10:24:50 am »
1. Go on Amazon / Ebuyer/ any others
2. Put in your price range
3. Find the option with the best specs for your price range on each site
4. Compare all results to find best value option
5. Check it against the recommended specs for the game(s) you want to play

It's really that simple :)

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 01:06:21 pm »
Well, as you know. I've got no experience with Computer hardware and what would work best. I'll have a look though and just post back my results.

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 02:53:05 pm »
Thankfully nowadays you really don't need much experience. If you have two options, you can just type into google "<component> vs <component>" and you will invariably find someone or some automated site that has already benchmarked the components to see which is best :)

May sound like I'm fobbing you off, but this is what I do when I'm looking for pre-made machines (which I don't do often, but do if a friend or business asks and I don't fancy spending time building them something).

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 08:13:18 pm »
build your own dude, it's so easy

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2015, 08:56:04 pm »
build your own dude, it's so easy

^ This. Or if you can't, get some help to get it built.

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2015, 10:31:43 pm »
Decided on a Laptop. I've no space for a Desktop, plus it's easier for me really.

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 02:58:37 pm »
You are less than a potato.

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 04:11:42 pm »
You are less than a potato.

Yeah, I know. I'd prefer to have both. Unfortunatly I can only just afford a decent Laptop at the minute. I hate paying Tax  >:(

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 06:44:26 pm »
I need to get a good laptop so that I have something to use when I go home at Christmas/Easter. Probably going to drop £800 on one next week, hopefully get a good deal during black friday/cyber monday

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 06:02:26 pm »
Right, currently on a decent wage so I going to be saving up for a reliable desktop. Mostly for gaming and video editing. I'm looking at some but would like to hear your thoughts about whats good at the minute.

This is what I have so far, bearing in mind I have no fucking idea what works best etc..

CPU: Intel Core i5 Quad Core i5-6600k (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Mother Board: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming ATX LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
RAM 16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2666MHz
Graphics: 4GB AMD RADEON R9 380
HDD 1: 120GB Samsung 750 2.5" SSD (For OS)
HDD 2: 500GB SATA-III 3.5", 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
Power Supply: Corsair 450W VS Series
Processor Cooling: Super Quest Titan DragonFly Heatpipe
OS: Windows 10 Home Premium.

Total Cost: £880.

I'm also not building this by myself, I really don't trust myself. I'm currently configuring it on pcspecialist.co.uk for them to build and ship.
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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2016, 06:49:14 pm »
Bad choice luis, very bad

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Re: Computer decisions
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2016, 09:17:28 am »
Bad choice luis, very bad

Can you at least tell me how it's a bad choice? I've had people telling me it's a great on other forums.