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    New gaming PC for friends son

    My friend has a budget of around £750 to buy a PC for his son. Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy a compleat system in the UK. I know I could source the components and build one, but I don't like to build people computers these days, because of the lifetime tech support it usually ends up entailing.

    So any good sites and specs for the budget?

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    How about this one from OCUK? If you add the HD6950 Ice-Q X Plus it comes out to £748.94 inc VAT.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=FS-210-OK

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    Service Package
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    - Telephone, web note and forum technical support

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    That system looks quite nice Scottz, thanks

    I also came across this one http://www.arbico.co.uk/Arbico-Core-...ing-PC-p-.html

    Any opinions on it? Also anyone used that company before?

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    edit nvm..

    I'd go for this:

    http://www.medion.com/gb/electronics...category=pc_25

    I also wouldn't recommend an SSD unless you want to be explaining to him why is running out of space with his 50gb of games on his SSD ;) I get the feeling you want the least amount of hassle, I don't blame you myself!!
    Last edited by Horrorwood; May 3, 2012 at 21:55.

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    Quote Originally posted by Horrorwood View Post
    edit nvm..

    I'd go for this:

    http://www.medion.com/gb/electronics...category=pc_25

    I also wouldn't recommend an SSD unless you want to be explaining to him why is running out of space with his 50gb of games on his SSD ;) I get the feeling you want the least amount of hassle, I don't blame you myself!!
    This one looks like a better deal.

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    Quote Originally posted by Horrorwood View Post
    edit nvm..

    I'd go for this:

    http://www.medion.com/gb/electronics...category=pc_25

    I also wouldn't recommend an SSD unless you want to be explaining to him why is running out of space with his 50gb of games on his SSD ;) I get the feeling you want the least amount of hassle, I don't blame you myself!!
    Agree about the SSD.

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    Re: New gaming PC for friends son

    Quote Originally posted by Horrorwood View Post
    edit nvm..

    I'd go for this:

    http://www.medion.com/gb/electronics...category=pc_25

    I also wouldn't recommend an SSD unless you want to be explaining to him why is running out of space with his 50gb of games on his SSD ;) I get the feeling you want the least amount of hassle, I don't blame you myself!!

    looking good for the money

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