looked at the config again, had to switch the case to a HAF-X to accommodate proper watercooling that can actually support decent overclocks. Also changed Win8 to Win8 Pro. Total is now $1600.
You mention Mac from the get go as the model to mimic, but everywhere else you complain about prices and premium. Mac is about being expensive and having a huge premium on their products. Part of is from more expensive form factor and providing more content generation apps and part of it is hype and Apple knowing they can charge the largest margins in the business.
Last edited by Moraven; 14-11-2012 at 08:23 PM.
PC gaming is easy enough for me. I don't fear complexity. If I did, I'd buy a console or a Mac.
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This is the kind of thing I'd expect people to want. Something affordable. £300 uk pounds though, it would probably be $300 US dollars mind. As prices are high here. I've no idea if anyone would consider it worth it though. I'd say that's an entry level gaming PC as it would play XBox level games, it out performs an XBox for certain. :P
If anyone would consider a swap for some parts, it's possible I guess, but not much for 300 bucks.
You would need to compete with the Xbox right? Or would something totally different really kick off? Most can already go to existing suppliers to get the top range PCs.
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA1155 3.0GHz 3MB Ordered upon request £48.58
ASRock S1155 Intel H61M DDR3 mATX Ordered upon request £32.71
Crucial 1GB 240PIN DDR3 PC3-8500 NON ECC CL-7 Ordered upon request X2 = £12.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English In stock £72.99
Samsung 320GB SpinPoint M7 (Enhanced) SATA-300 5400RPM 8MB 2.5" While stocks last £20.65
LiteOn IHOS104 4x SATA Int BD-ROM Drive Bare In stock £39.20
Akasa Genesis M Micro ATX Tower Case Black In stock £19.77
Best Value Pulse 500W 120mm Silent Red Fan SATA PFC PSU In stock £12.99
EVGA GeForce GT 620 700MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Ordered upon request £39.15
Delivery (8.1kg) £0.99 Total (inc VAT) £299.72
For £/$3000 you can buy anything you want PC wise. For 300, less so.
I wonder if Nvidia will ever release their geforce experience, it's basically an auto updating drive service that comes with auto tweaking options for your specific hardware
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If anyone can point out a flaw in the above PC I posted for £300, I'd be happy to hear it. :D
I wouldn't. I'm a computer engineer, I can figure it out. If you have trouble building a PC, here where I'm from you can go to an online computer store and get a built-to-order computer assembled and delivered to your doorstep. The components are selected by a renowned Dutch computer tech website who update it every two months. You pay 50 euro on top of the component price for assembly and you get a warranty. A friend of mine used that service and was very happy.