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 SolvedAdvice on buying a new PC for around £400 Forum SolvedLooking for Advice on Building/Buying a Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuying this gaming PC need advice Forum SolvedBuying New Gaming PC - Need Advise Forum SolvedBuying a new PC, looking for some advice Forum SolvedBuying a new gaming PC Forum SolvedBuying parts for my new gaming rig RIGHT NOW! Need advice Forum Solvedbuying new pc tomorrow, need advices Forum Buy new gaming PC or upgrade current one? Need advice. Forum SolvedNeed Advice for buying a new game Forum SolvedHelp Buying A New Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuying a New Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuying a New Gaming CPU and MOBO for under £200, need advice!!! Forum Advice on buying a gaming PC for around $1000 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 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !