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#1 Post by Stu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:15 pm

I need a new PC to compliment my new 27 inch monitor I am getting!

Now do I build one or buy one?

I haven't built a PC in about 10 years so I am well out the loop but anyone know any decent sites to get components from these days

or any decent places to buy an already built one?
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Re: New PC

#2 Post by MrPickwick » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:19 pm

Have a look at Zoostorm Stu :)

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Re: New PC

#3 Post by Gin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:22 pm

Friends recommend this site even if you just use it to work out what parts you want and then order them off amazon!

I would say start with the case and make sure to consider size carefully.. My case is Huge but has loads of room for all components are air movement.. My best mate went for a smaller case and then had to choose a lesser graphics card to fit the bugger in! :lol:
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Re: New PC

#4 Post by RantMachine » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:24 pm

Nah, you want to get a Mac, Stu! Only sane way to go!
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Re: New PC

#5 Post by Glorian » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:26 pm

Ignore the troll above me :D

What are you planning to do with it I guess is the main question.
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Re: New PC

#6 Post by Stu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:26 pm

RantMachine wrote:Nah, you want to get a Mac, Stu! Only sane way to go!

Get out!!
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#7 Post by RantMachine » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:27 pm

Seriously had to try hard not to spit my coffee everywhere while I was typing that :lol:
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Re: New PC

#8 Post by Stu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:32 pm

Glorian wrote:Ignore the troll above me :D

What are you planning to do with it I guess is the main question.

Tell you lot off!

majority of my usage is internet use but then when it comes to editing files for the forum its not uncommon for me to have all sorts open all at one time! I would probably manage with onboard graphics as I don't do any gaming at all!

I currently have a laptop with an i5 and 6gb ram but can be a bit slow at times depending on what I am doing its a lower spec i5 though 3210m I believe

I have been looking at an i5 6400 and at least 8gb ram
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Re: New PC

#9 Post by Glorian » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:35 pm

tbh you can probably just buy something premade. or look at a premade home pc and copy the stuff and build it yourself. If you're not gaming you won't need heavy duty gear :)
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Re: New PC

#10 Post by Gin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:35 pm

Aww come on! :D Go Big! i7 and 16GB RAM Minimum.. :thumb:
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Re: New PC

#11 Post by Stu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:42 pm

Glorian wrote:tbh you can probably just buy something premade. or look at a premade home pc and copy the stuff and build it yourself. If you're not gaming you won't need heavy duty gear :)
the trouble with a lot of premade is future expansion if things change

I don't want something that is hard to upgrade!

at least with making it yourself you can pick future proof components to a certain extent
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Re: New PC

#12 Post by Joeman » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:56 pm

worth looking at the DELL deals..
Some big savings to be had:

http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/optip ... 20-desktop
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Re: New PC

#13 Post by Arwen » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:57 pm

If you could build a pc 10 years ago, you'll find it even easier now. It's even more modular than before. If you are unsure about compatibility, add all the components you want on to this site- https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ and it will let you know if there are any compatibility issues.

I ordered all my components from amazon and ebuyer when I built mine last year. They were the cheapest.
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Re: New PC

#14 Post by Troy » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:15 pm

Sorry if I'm arriving to this party a little late but I wanted to add my input as I'm pretty knowledgeable in the area of PCs and all things tech.

I can build you a PC for your needs if you tell me your budget. I can even get it posted to you.

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Re: New PC

#15 Post by Joe85 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:02 pm

I always use Scan to build my PC's. Generally just a top notch service with any issues resolved on the dot.