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So between my friends i sorta started an uprise in pc gaming. i built a pc for £76 which can perform slightly less than an xbox, and after i upgrade it, it will be more powerful than the xbox one x and bring the total cost of the entire pc up to £236. One of my friends wants to do this sorta thing but he's not experienced with pc's as iam and i dont want to build him one incase i mess it up. could you find a cheap pre build which is as powerful if not more powerful as the xbox one x. his budget it £300

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You won't be finding a pre-built system for less than £300 that can out perform a Xbox one X, they buy the parts new, and have to make a profit on the sale

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I'd be careful what you tell him as an xbox one x will have a lot of optimization on its side that a 300$ computer wont have. There may be a few things the computer can do faster however the xbox will be able to consistently game much better than a cheap unoptimized computer 

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Just now, Meag said:

You won't be finding a pre-built system for less than £300 that can out perform a Xbox one X, they buy the parts new, and have to make a profit on the sale

I was also going to say that

you can find office pc's and maybe add a gpu but nothing prebuilt is going to be that cheap and perform well.

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1 minute ago, Meag said:

You won't be finding a pre-built system for less than £300 that can out perform a Xbox one X, they buy the parts new, and have to make a profit on the sale

well shucks

 

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Get an dell optiplex with a 3rd or 4th gen i5, 8GB of ram (or upgrade it to that).

Add a 20$ 120GB SSD and move the OS to it. This should be in total about 150$

 

Get an cx550 (2017) from corsair. For about 60$

 

Get a used rx 580 or r9 290x for about 150$ for the 580 and 120$ for the R9

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Just now, frozenboi810 said:

well shucks

 

May I ask what specs the Pc you built for £236 has? Doesn't sound like its actually something that could be done as easily as you may say it is, especially with what @emosun mentioned regarding optimization

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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

Get an dell optiplex with a 3rd or 4th gen i5, 8GB of ram (or upgrade it to that).

Add a 20$ 120GB SSD and move the OS to it. This should be in total about 150$

 

Get an cx550 (2017) from corsair. For about 60$

 

Get a used rx 580 or r9 290x for about 150$ for the 580 and 120$ for the R9

coolent, im not that familiar with amd, any nvidea solutions

 

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A prebuilt? Forget it.

 

I'm curious to what you bought by the way, I'm not convinced you can outperform an xbone x under £300 unless you're buying used.

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Meag said:

May I ask what specs the Pc you built for £236 has? Doesn't sound like its actually something that could be done as easily as you may say it is, especially with what @emosun mentioned regarding optimization

i5 650 (not exactly the most powerful of cpus but it works fine and performs well), gtx 980 and new psu cus current one is faulty and it dont have pci power connectors

 

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Why not buy a used xbox One? That would be even cheaper still...

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Just now, Sauron said:

A prebuilt? Forget it.

 

I'm curious to what you bought by the way, I'm not convinced you can outperform an xbone x under £300 unless you're buying used.

im buying used yes. im a budgeter, i cant afford stuff like a new gtx 1080 or even an i5 7500k

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2 minutes ago, frozenboi810 said:

coolent, im not that familiar with amd, any nvidea solutions

 

Those are the solutions, unless you find a gtx 1060 6GB for the same as the rx 580. 

 

All the cards mentioned perform the same. The rx being cheaper than the 1060 and the R9 cheaper than both

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1 minute ago, frozenboi810 said:

i5 650 (not exactly the most powerful of cpus but it works fine and performs well), gtx 980 and new psu cus current one is faulty and it dont have pci power connectors

 

How much did you get that Gtx 980 for?

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Just now, Spotty said:

Why not buy a used xbox One? That would be even cheaper still...

I dont really like xbox, i grew up with nintendo and then as a poor child not being able to afford an xbox, i decided to go pc as it was way cheaper to build a pc at the time than get a £500 xbox

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1 minute ago, frozenboi810 said:

im buying used yes. im a budgeter, i cant afford stuff like a new gtx 1080 or even an i5 7500k

Then your friend needs to do the same if he wants that kind of performance on a low budget. If he's not comfortable with that, he should just buy an xbone x...

Don't ask to ask, just ask... please 🤨

sudo chmod -R 000 /*

What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Just now, frozenboi810 said:

I dont really like xbox, i grew up with nintendo and then as a poor child not being able to afford an xbox, i decided to go pc as it was way cheaper to build a pc at the time than get a £500 xbox

But it's for your friend, not you...

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1 minute ago, frozenboi810 said:

£70 second hand

 

Lol what, good luck getting a deal like that again. That was a one in a million

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Just now, Sauron said:

Then your friend needs to do the same if he wants that kind of performance on a low budget. If he's not comfortable with that, he should just buy an xbone x...

ill probably do that then. however i did that as my first pc and ended up with terrible results. my mum bought me a second hand hp office pc which had a 240w psu. so i hit up this community and put a gt 1030 in the thing which ended up blowing the psu

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6 minutes ago, frozenboi810 said:

ill probably do that then. however i did that as my first pc and ended up with terrible results. my mum bought me a second hand hp office pc which had a 240w psu. so i hit up this community and put a gt 1030 in the thing which ended up blowing the psu

You can check back here when you decided what parts to buy to make sure there's nothing atrocious in it.

Don't ask to ask, just ask... please 🤨

sudo chmod -R 000 /*

What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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