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April 14, 2014 9:05:37 AM

Been pricing up components for my first build and everything's gone well but then i went onto ebay and searched gaming PC and a few pre built ones come up at what seems like really good prices? Was just wondering if you lads/lasses could shed some light on why these are priced so well? Have put some of the ones im on about below:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KILLER-GAMING-PC-V-FAST-AMD-S...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-i5-4570-Quad-Core-3-2Gh...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FX6300-Six-Core-3-5Ghz-8GB-25...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-i7-4770-Quad-Core-3-4Gh...

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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:16:29 AM

1. Is bad.

2. Is good.

3. Is ok.

So out of all three options, I'd get the one with the i5-4670.

Keep in mind those PCs don't come with the OS. The build I'd pick only has 250GB of storage, but additional HDDs aren't that expensive so that really isn't an issue.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:20:59 AM

The first one is cheap because it has a bad Graphics card and no O.S.
The Second one has no O.S (Even then it's good value)
The third one has again, no O.S (Even then it's good value)
And all of them have low capacity HDDS and most likely bad PSU.
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April 14, 2014 9:22:04 AM

Eduello said:
1. Is bad.

2. Is good.

3. Is ok.

So out of all three options, I'd get the one with the i5-4670.

Keep in mind those PCs don't come with the OS. The build I'd pick only has 250GB of storage, but additional HDDs aren't that expensive so that really isn't an issue.


Ok thanks pal, I barely use any storage as i delete games after ive finished them. Ive noticed they all come with uATX motherboards. What would be the benefit of having an equivalent normal ATX motherboard?

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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:23:48 AM

Leebrandonhope said:
Eduello said:
1. Is bad.

2. Is good.

3. Is ok.

So out of all three options, I'd get the one with the i5-4670.

Keep in mind those PCs don't come with the OS. The build I'd pick only has 250GB of storage, but additional HDDs aren't that expensive so that really isn't an issue.


Ok thanks pal, I barely use any storage as i delete games after ive finished them. Ive noticed they all come with uATX motherboards. What would be the benefit of having an equivalent normal ATX motherboard?



It depends, ATX normally fit more but uATX (Micro ATX) are rapidly catching up.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:23:50 AM

Leebrandonhope said:
Eduello said:
1. Is bad.

2. Is good.

3. Is ok.

So out of all three options, I'd get the one with the i5-4670.

Keep in mind those PCs don't come with the OS. The build I'd pick only has 250GB of storage, but additional HDDs aren't that expensive so that really isn't an issue.


Ok thanks pal, I barely use any storage as i delete games after ive finished them. Ive noticed they all come with uATX motherboards. What would be the benefit of having an equivalent normal ATX motherboard?



It depends, ATX normally fit more but uATX (Micro ATX) are rapidly catching up.
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April 14, 2014 9:24:14 AM

PsychoGamingLemon said:
The first one is cheap because it has a bad Graphics card and no O.S.
The Second one has no O.S (Even then it's good value)
The third one has again, no O.S (Even then it's good value)
And all of them have low capacity HDDS and most likely bad PSU.


Well ive seen what appears to be some genuine windows 7 OS's on the bay for around 50. Are the PSU's on these a real danger? I know they would probably have awful efficiency but other than that are they ok? Was considering replacing the PSU in the second one for a corsair CS650M, would that one be good for this build?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:27:09 AM

I'd stay away from that PSU, my friend had one and it blew up in his pre-built.
MIne switches off during gaming, I'd recommend a SilverStone PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:39:48 AM

Leebrandonhope said:
I've also added a 4th one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-i7-4770-Quad-Core-3-4Gh...

This one seems the same as number 2 but it has an i7 for an extra 50 or so, would this be a better buy?


It really depends on how much you are willing to spend. It doesn't make a big difference at the moment, but the i7 would be a bit more future proof.
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April 14, 2014 9:40:30 AM

If you are looking for just a prebuilt 2 is your best. It will last longer then the rest, but from personal experience with prebuilt gaming pc its better to just buy parts a build your own. I built my pc last year when i was 15, so that should show it wasn't hard. With a custom build you have control over all your specs and don't have to waste another $650 when 1 part fails and you have to replace the whole PC. *One of the ways they get more money from you*. I'm from U.S. so 500 Euro is about $650, which is plenty to build a starter custom PC that can be upgraded part by part every other year or so when you wan to (the power is in your hands). if you want a recommended build start a new thread and send me a message and ill help you get started.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:46:47 AM

Apoctolistic said:
If you are looking for just a prebuilt 2 is your best. It will last longer then the rest, but from personal experience with prebuilt gaming pc its better to just buy parts a build your own. I built my pc last year when i was 15, so that should show it wasn't hard. With a custom build you have control over all your specs and don't have to waste another $650 when 1 part fails and you have to replace the whole PC. *One of the ways they get more money from you*. I'm from U.S. so 500 Euro is about $650, which is plenty to build a starter custom PC that can be upgraded part by part every other year or so when you wan to (the power is in your hands). if you want a recommended build start a new thread and send me a message and ill help you get started.


Very true. Youtube has a lot of good guides for first-time builders too. I built my PC when I was 16.

Just one tiny correction. £=pounds, €=euros :D 
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April 14, 2014 9:58:04 AM

Eduello said:
Apoctolistic said:
If you are looking for just a prebuilt 2 is your best. It will last longer then the rest, but from personal experience with prebuilt gaming pc its better to just buy parts a build your own. I built my pc last year when i was 15, so that should show it wasn't hard. With a custom build you have control over all your specs and don't have to waste another $650 when 1 part fails and you have to replace the whole PC. *One of the ways they get more money from you*. I'm from U.S. so 500 Euro is about $650, which is plenty to build a starter custom PC that can be upgraded part by part every other year or so when you wan to (the power is in your hands). if you want a recommended build start a new thread and send me a message and ill help you get started.


Very true. Youtube has a lot of good guides for first-time builders too. I built my PC when I was 16.

Just one tiny correction. £=pounds, €=euros :D 


yea just saw that :)  and $800 is even better then $650 so building your own is now a huge YES. my build is around $1000 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Apoctolistic/saved/2ked this would be a good start only recommendation after using this for a while GET A BIGGER CASE, the small case i have in this build is killing me.
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April 14, 2014 10:02:10 AM

Apoctolistic said:
If you are looking for just a prebuilt 2 is your best. It will last longer then the rest, but from personal experience with prebuilt gaming pc its better to just buy parts a build your own. I built my pc last year when i was 15, so that should show it wasn't hard. With a custom build you have control over all your specs and don't have to waste another $650 when 1 part fails and you have to replace the whole PC. *One of the ways they get more money from you*. I'm from U.S. so 500 Euro is about $650, which is plenty to build a starter custom PC that can be upgraded part by part every other year or so when you wan to (the power is in your hands). if you want a recommended build start a new thread and send me a message and ill help you get started.


Hi mate, thanks for the advice. Why would this not be as easily upgradable/replaceable as if i bought the parts separately and built it? I think i can build a PC with no problems but the price for all these components is cheaper than buying them separately and thats why i thought it was good... But yeah my main question is why would this PC be a dud if 1 part failed? cheers
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