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Is Getting a Barebones PC worth it

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January 20, 2013 3:16:56 PM

Hello,
I am attempting to get into PC gaming but my current PC is 6 or 7 years old so I need a new one.
I found a 'barebones' PC on: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS...
Just wanted to know is it any good to chose this option?

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January 20, 2013 3:17:57 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
January 20, 2013 4:48:19 PM

Honestly, that is a very low end system. I wouldn't recommend the power supply (PSU) at all.

You could build an entry level system with that barebones as the core, but don't expect high-end performance.

What is your total budget for a build? What games do you intend to play? What components do you already have?

Please clarify your intent.
January 20, 2013 5:11:14 PM

07burtonj said:
Hello,
I am attempting to get into PC gaming but my current PC is 6 or 7 years old so I need a new one.
I found a 'barebones' PC on: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS...
Just wanted to know is it any good to chose this option?


You have a very basic barebones system there. I agree with COLGeek on the psu option....notice it says Value in the title which normally deciphers to "maybe a month or more". They just aren't built very sturdy.

My recommendation: Go with a barebones (if you are intent on it) that brings you into the $700 US Dollars (in the US sorry) price range. Usually these provide good PSUs, GPUs, and decent motherboards and processors. If you can splurge in other areas it will only help you more.

Like COLGeek mentioned, get us your budget limit, uses, etc. and we can help you out more. :) 
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