Buying new gaming pc - advice Tags: Gaming Excel Games Systems Last response: March 16, 2013 10:03 AM in Systems Share petelupo March 16, 2013 8:19:15 AM I was just looking for some advise for buying a new gaming pc (do's and don'ts) I will be mainly playing games on the pc and a bit of word and excel for work. I'm looking to spend no more than £1000. So far I've found this which looks like a good deal. http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW-b-Bioshock-AMD-X8-... I was thinking about upgrading the RAM and maybe putting a SSD drive in. Are dino pc a good company to buy from? Is AMD cheaper for a reason, or should i go intel and nvidea graphics card? Any recommendations would be great Also is it worth adding a SSD drive to install the games on. I will be playing battlefield 3, arma 3 and probably a bit of minecraft. Thanks More about : buying gaming advice ScrewySqrl a b 4 Gaming March 16, 2013 8:37:41 AM here's the same setup, with the SSD, a water cooling system, and Win 7, for only 700 pounds: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£147.54 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£75.99 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.99 @ Amazon UK) Memory: GeIL Evo Two 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£38.39 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.72 @ Aria PC) Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£62.99 @ Ebuyer) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£111.03 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£40.98 @ Novatech) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.49 @ Amazon UK) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC) Total: £701.48 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 15:36 GMT+0000) petelupo March 16, 2013 9:13:53 AM I know it won't be the cheaper to but a pc pre built but do you have any more answers to my other questions? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ScrewySqrl a b 4 Gaming March 16, 2013 10:03:22 AM nothing wrong with that build Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming PC advice! Buying a new one! Forum Buying a new 2000$ gaming pc - need advice! Forum Advice wanted on buying new gaming pc for <1000$ Forum Need advice on buying new gaming pc Forum SolvedLooking for Advice on Building/Buying a Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuying this gaming PC need advice Forum SolvedBuying a new PC, looking for some advice Forum SolvedBuying parts for my new gaming rig RIGHT NOW! Need advice Forum Solvedbuying new pc tomorrow, need advices Forum SolvedNeed Advice for buying a new game Forum Buy new gaming PC or upgrade current one? Need advice. Forum SolvedBuying a New Gaming CPU and MOBO for under £200, need advice!!! Forum Solvedbuying bits and building new gaming pc this week Forum Thinking about buying a gaming PC, and selling my current one to parents... advice? Forum SolvedBuying New Gaming PC: 4 GB GTX 770 SLI vs. single 3 GB GTX 780 Ti for 1080p Monitor and Other Component Questions. Forum SolvedBuying new gaming PC soon. Did I choose good parts? Forum SolvedLooking for advice for a ~$1500 new gaming pc build Forum Buying a new PC, need advice please...... Forum Buying a new PC need advice Forum Buying new gaming PC and monitor Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !