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Can I get a gaming pc for £190?

I recently got £190 for my birthday and want a nice gaming pc. I have a mouse for my laptop but no keyboard or monitor or pc. If I could get a pc with this money then I could probably get the rest later. What do I do? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Intel-Core-i5-Gaming-PC-Computer-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-Windows-10-GT-710-2GB-WiFi-/254567321284?var= also i found this and would get the cheap version and upgrade the case myself but it seems scammy. Thanks.

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looks like theyre pretending that an old optiplex is a blindingly fast gaming pc lol. your best bet is to find a local deal on someone's old computer and upgrade from there. optiplexes are usually worth 50-100 bucks and will support a variety of low profile gpus. something like a 1050/1650 would be great for that sorta thing. you won't be finding a prebuilt or anything with proper components for 200 quid

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Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

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1 minute ago, noodlespinbot said:

I recently got £190 for my birthday and want a nice gaming pc. I have a mouse for my laptop but no keyboard or monitor or pc. If I could get a pc with this money then I could probably get the rest later. What do I do? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Intel-Core-i5-Gaming-PC-Computer-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-Windows-10-GT-710-2GB-WiFi-/254567321284?var= also i found this and would get the cheap version and upgrade the case myself but it seems scammy. Thanks.

That system is quite the scam. It uses a motherboard from China with a 10 year old Intel platform and a graphics card that barely runs Minecraft.

 

If you want to build a gaming PC for that budget, you're best off getting a 2nd hand Office machine and adding a graphics card.

Something like a Dell Optiplex 3020 or 7020 should be a good starting point.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, noodlespinbot said:

I recently got £190 for my birthday and want a nice gaming pc. I have a mouse for my laptop but no keyboard or monitor or pc. If I could get a pc with this money then I could probably get the rest later. What do I do? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Intel-Core-i5-Gaming-PC-Computer-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-Windows-10-GT-710-2GB-WiFi-/254567321284?var= also i found this and would get the cheap version and upgrade the case myself but it seems scammy. Thanks.

You totally can. But this build is a scam. It's some cheap crappy parts from an office machine made for word and powerpoint put in a flashy case with rgb.

 

Now for a gaming pc it is possible BUT I would advise you to save up at least 300 pounds for the system itself. That is where the best price/performance can be found. Monitor and keyboard will have to be gotten somewhere else.

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For £190, you can get a gaming PC but you will have to partially build it yourself to get any kind of decent performance. The GT710 that has, it's going to be close to useless for gaming however, the i5 2400 will be alright . 

 

I'd personally recommend aiming something like a 2nd or 3rd gen i5 alongside a card around the performance of a RX470. You will need to hunt a little but you should be able to quite easily fit that into your budget. 

 

11 minutes ago, VeganJoy said:

looks like theyre pretending that an old optiplex is a blindingly fast gaming pc lol. your best bet is to find a local deal on someone's old computer and upgrade from there. optiplexes are usually worth 50-100 bucks and will support a variety of low profile gpus. something like a 1050/1650 would be great for that sorta thing. you won't be finding a prebuilt or anything with proper components for 200 quid

Define proper components... 

A RX470 can be found for approximately £70 which leaves £120 for other components (this is more than the typical price range the 3rd gen i5 dell optiplex with 8gb of RAM falls into). Perfectly doable. 

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3 minutes ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

A RX470 can be found for approximately £70 which leaves £100 for other components (falls right into the range of an 3rd gen i5 dell optiplex with 8gb of RAM). Perfectly doable. 

This right here. Used i5 (or i7 if you're lucky) Optiplex, 8GB of RAM, small SSD, and used 470/480/570/580.

 

But OP, if you don't need one right now, save your money.

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you can do a optiplex build or a athlon 3000g one

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

This right here. Used i5 (or i7 if you're lucky) Optiplex, 8GB of RAM, small SSD, and used 470/480/570/580.

 

But OP, if you don't need one right now, save your money.

Damn, didn't edit it fast enough 😆😆

Thought he had a £170 budget but its actually 190. Perfectly doable. In fact, you could probably quite easily squeeze a PSU upgrade in as well with 190 😆

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17 minutes ago, Mr.Moustache said:

@noodlespinbot Lmao did u rlly believe that ebay link? You 12 or something, also DONT BE DUMB AND BUY FROM SCAM.

Wow let's go be rude about something i already knew and you are just making assumptions about something i've already denied. I already said i didn't believe it.

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24 minutes ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

A RX470 can be found for approximately £70 which leaves £120 for other components (this is more than the typical price range the 3rd gen i5 dell optiplex with 8gb of RAM falls into). Perfectly doable. 

thats what i was suggesting, although a card with no extra power connectors would be ideal to avoid a psu upgrade and the majority of optiplexes take strictly half height cards which limits you to 1050s and such, which are still fine cards. if op can find a cheap case locally, theyd be able to grab a bunch of old components from the haswell days for relatively cheap that would also allow for full sized components. perhaps not what most people have in mind when they think of a "nice gaming pc" but perfectly capable and good for the price

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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Do the optiplex thing, those intel cpus are quite capable and you can get a cheap gpu and be done. 

 

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I would save up, why not wait and see what money you get for xmas and then put it together for a good Gaming PC

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4 minutes ago, shaz2sxy said:

I would save up, why not wait and see what money you get for xmas and then put it together for a good Gaming PC

i would probably get the monitor for xmas

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get a old dell and a decent gpu and you will be fine

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16 minutes ago, noodlespinbot said:

so from what i'm learning, if i got something like this: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/693734521558231 and added better components that are still cheap i'd be fine?

Horrible deal, don't buy that. Was a shitty computer when new, is even worse now.

 

 

I'm not sure why you're still asking for advice when several people have told you to get a used Optiplex and used GPU.

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THe igpu on that cpu is better than the gt710 lol

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Yes but no. 

 

Nah I'm joking. Of course you can but don't aspect to play modern warfare at 1080p 60 fps high settings.

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11 hours ago, jaslion said:

put in a flashy case with rgb.

Many people will fall for that because they think rgb increases speed and performance.

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