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March 9, 2014 4:57:15 AM

My PC recently broke a few days ago, I'm looking for a new PC with a little better specs that can hopefully run games on med settings with mild lag. I have found one on eBay. I was just wondering is it worth the money, and is there a better one out there for a slight more money. I don't mind going over but trying to stay around the £250 mark. Thanks

Here is the PC I found:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FX-4100-Quad-Core-PC-3-60-GHz...

PS: The computer don't need to be from eBay. As long as I can order it from the UK, also don't really mind if there is no a OS

All help would be fantastic, thanks ally :)  Dylan

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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 4:59:47 AM

Integrated GPU is not for gaming and the CPU is not that good either...
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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 5:02:24 AM

That PC will not be running modern games.

It does not even have a dedicated graphics card.

On top of that you have no idea what power supply that machine has in, and PSU failure(because of bad quality PSU) is 80% of the reason why a computer fails.

250 is not enough, spend more or see what you can salvage from your old machine.
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March 9, 2014 5:27:28 AM

Novuake said:
That PC will not be running modern games.

It does not even have a dedicated graphics card.

On top of that you have no idea what power supply that machine has in, and PSU failure(because of bad quality PSU) is 80% of the reason why a computer fails.
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250 is not enough, spend more or see what you can salvage from your old machine.


What about this one ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-FAST-Quad-Core-8GB-1TB-...
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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 5:30:41 AM

Better. But no, same thing applies. "no idea what power supply"
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March 9, 2014 5:50:04 AM

Novuake said:
Better. But no, same thing applies. "no idea what power supply"


Can you suggest one please ?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 5:53:14 AM

For that budget you can not expect any decent gaming performance.

See what you can salvage from your old system...
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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 5:59:10 AM

If you can get the optical drive, OS and maybe the case it would be good. This is without OS,optical drive and 1x4GB because you can add the same RAM later if you have money. With the old case and maybe HDD you can get under 300£.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£39.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£32.79 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.96 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£143.00 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.04 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £353.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 12:57 GMT+0000)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2014 9:30:33 PM

Wait, so are you going to build your own computer or buy a pre-built one? I suggest building one using StarBG's build.
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