Desktop PC for £500

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PostDesktop PC for £500
by qupe » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:07 pm

A friend has asked if there are any good PC packages about at the minute for around £500.

It is for family use, not sure if they game on it or not. I am waiting to see if they need a monitor too.

Does anyone know of any reasonable spec pc's in that price range please?

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by <]:^D » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:08 pm

ah that's easy - i'll wait for the PC supremacy crew. or you could post it in the PC thread.

bake it away, toys.

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:10 pm

We'd need to know if they're gaming, and if you need a monitor. Each of those could be about £100 so would effect the rest of the budget a lot. Also, would they be willing to build, or does it have to be off the shelf because if they want a pc that can play games with a monitor for £500 it's going to be very, very difficult.

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by qupe » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:16 pm

Thank you. I am trying to find that out at the min.

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by False » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:19 pm

If its a standard desktop machine for home office use its well doable. If its for gaming its doable. If its for serious gaming its barely doable.

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by Quantum Name » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Rik is an expert in this field, is he not?

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by False » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:30 pm

£200 is more his niche

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by qupe » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:04 pm

She has said she can use her current monitor and gaming is not a major concern. Be nice but not something they will do a lot of.

So no GTA V needs I would say.

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PostRe: Desktop PC for £500
by HSH28 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:21 pm

If size is an issue and she really isn't bothered about gaming on high graphics settings at all then a NUC or equivalent might be worth looking at, obviously you severely limit the upgrade paths for the system.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-BOXD54250 ... 00ID4HSBY/

Remember you have to put that with a HDD (1TB ~ £50), memory (8GB ~ £50) and a copy of Windows (around £80 for a retail boxed copy) if required.

EDIT - And just in case it isn't clear, if she isn't bothered about size you can get much more for your money by getting a regular sized PC.


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