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    New pc on a budget

    I have been looking for days for the best pc I can buy with £500. I need to be able to do some video editing on it, use the adobe suite and of course play games.

    I know with this budget I wont be able to play many games at best settings but I just want to get the best deal I possible can for that money.

    A couple more things, id like it to be

    - Intel core i5 at least.
    - At least 8gb ram.
    - Somewhere near this graphics card (or better!) nVidia GT640 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card
    - At least 1Tb HDD
    - Windows 7.

    This is the best one I have found for £500 but it comes with Windows 8....... I have emailed the company but they can't provide it with windows 7 - http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/19891...affiliate=5117

    So. If anyone is bored or has the time, your help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks a lot!

    (P.s I have never built my own pc and as I will need it quite quickly isn't really an option)


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    You aint gonna get much for £500 if buying it pre built as you have already noticed.
    Plus buying in a hurry means you tend to make mistakes.

    If you want best value you should really build it yourself with seperate parts.
    I would look at AMD components both for CPU and graphics as they tend to be cheaper than Intel and Nvidia.
    Last edited by keefy; 04-02-2013 at 14:57.

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    The link that I gave is pretty amazing for £500, id just want something around this spec for that money.


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    Well that is this spec and for that money.

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    A tad more than you want to pay but hve muh better graphics cards.
    The 7870 Tahiti LE is a cut down 7950
    No windows though will have top buy seperately I think.

    https://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gamin...roductId=54933

    • AMD (Piledriver) FX-6300 Black Edition 3.50GHz (4.10GHz Turbo Speed) Six-Core Processor
    • AMD Radeon HD 7870 Tahiti LE GDDR5 2048MB DirectX 11 Graphics
    • 8GB Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 (2x4096MB) Dual-Channel Memory (32GB Supported)
    • 500GB Hitachi SATA Hard Drive - OS, Applications & Storage
    • GIGABYTE AMD 760G Express Chipset Motherboard w/ 2x USB 3.0 Ports
    • 500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
    • ARIAnet Triton Black Midi Tower Gaming Case w/ Blue LED Fan
    • AMD CPU Cooler
    • Lite-On DVDRW Dual Layer SATA 24x DVD±R Rewriter (m-Disk Support)
    • Onboard 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
    Last edited by keefy; 04-02-2013 at 18:09.

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df...tal-foundry-pc

    A bit old but a good read if you're on a budget.

    Edit: What do you have against Windows 8? It's not as bad as everyone tries to make out

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    What do you have against Windows 8? It's not as bad as everyone tries to make out
    Nope... although Windows 7 outperforms it in several benchmarks... but not enough to have any significance.


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    If I was bulding a PC now I wouldnt bother with DVD or BLu ray drive but not because I already have one, no, the reason is due to the fact I hardly have used my DVD drive in the last couple years I can count on my hands how many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    If I was bulding a PC now I wouldnt bother with DVD or BLu ray drive but not because I already have one, no, the reason is due to the fact I hardly have used my DVD drive in the last couple years I can count on my hands how many.
    lol Same here apart from installing crysis Maximum Edition & MK Trilogy my drive hasn't been touched lol even bought a 100 spindle DVD disks and i've only used like 2 of them :P

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