[uk]Need a new PC

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by HaniKazmi, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. HaniKazmi
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    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    My PC broke (fried motherboard), so I need a new one, below £700.Its mostly for gaming, and I'd rather get a prebuilt one. Any suggestions?
     
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    As long as you do not need a new monitor and the other usual junk or a SLI/crossfire system £700 is more than enough to net you a decent games machine.

    If you are around here then I assume software is not a problem so it might be worth looking at a barebones system- careful if you do though as barebones has become somewhat of a catch all term in the last few years and some still use the original (proper?) meaning of case, motherboard, PSU, CPU and ram- you sort disc drives, hard drives and everything else while others mean you get a box that will plug in and go- you sort operating system, monitor(s), mouse and keyboard.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ have a fairly decent example of the latter sort of thing.

    I will ask though are you planning to salvage anything; we have all seen motherboards take out everything but there is still a chance some stuff works?
     
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    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    While I can salvage most of my old stuff, it was all very low end and years old, so I'd rather start new, only carrying over my harddrive. I only need a base unit, as I still have a monitor, keyboard etc. I'm considering the packard-bell ixetreme i8819nfor £670, is that good value?