I am looking to compare four systems one of which is from Ankermann in germany (I am in uk) via amazon market and comes with 2 year warranty, but after 6 months cost of returning to germany would be mine, one is from a local company also offering two year warranty, obviously returning to them in event of problems would be much easier, and the last co are Uk based I think.
So taking into consideration the risk from buying broad could anyone compare the specifications for me, my budget is £400 and I wish to buy in the next two weeks. It is. Xmas present for my son who wants to play minecraft and tekkit. He also wants to record his Xbox gameplay and chat so I think I may need an additional card? We have keyboard mouse etc and at the moment he is thinking of using his 32inch tv as a monitor, but if it wouldn't cope with that we have a spare monitor. I don't think he needs a particularly high spec gaming pc now, but I would like it to be relatively future proof e.g. can upgrade memory or add graphics card later.
The local one is 500w power supply. Originally he quoted me for i3 with a better graphics card, but I thought i5 would be better so he put that card in to try and meet my budget. I cant afford better card unless I go down to the i3 and as a non techy that seems like a really old processor?
So intel plus card makes up for less disk, less memory and no multi card reader? Or fact that it's local?
Well the reasoning behind my thoughts are
1.) its good to support local businesses
2.) its a much better cpu
3.) "or add graphics card later."
4.) 8GB of ram is enough memory
5.) 500GB is enough storage for most people.
6.) just an FYI there are is Operating system on these machines
7.) the kid probably wouldn't use a memory card reader
8.) minecraft can be run with a gt 630