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    Default Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    I am after a new pc as mine has now died

    I do a bit of gaming and movie encoding and my budget is as per title.

    Any decent offers on at the minute to get the most for my cash?!

    I have seen:

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    No self-build and require a fitted CD/DVD drive.

    Also, if i get a system with no OS, i have seen keys for 10 - how do i use a key to install a new OS (or can i not and need the CD/DVD?)

    Ta!
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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    You can create a USB install media for the OS and enter the key during install

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Mesh are also having a sale atm:

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    Any of these any good?

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    do a self build you will save hundreds, ive a pc same spec as this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] except my GPU is a GXT960 built 18mths ago and still runs like a dream 700 to build.
    It's really not hard to build your own pc and the lads here can spec up parts with urls to each bit.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    I struggle to change a light bulb. I'd rather get a prebuilt and then any issues i have the warranty and the fact it wasn't my cold dead hands that fecked with anything.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    I think when it comes to self-builds, the cheaper end of the market (299-499) tend to have a very tight margin. The savings for self-builds really come into play when you are talking about gaming rigs of upwards of 750+.

    When I was younger, I would build systems for me/family/friends or for profit no probs. These days I honestly can't be arsed. My current one is self-built but my next will be bought as is with probably a seperate GFX card added.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    The Vanquish Impact III looks good value for your money. If you sourced all the parts I don't think there would be much change from a grand. The warranty would worry me. You only get 1 year parts. So if you had problems with the graphics card (worth 550+) after a year you would have to bare the cost of a replacement -most graphics cards are usually sold with a 2 year warranty.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Need some help! Mesh computers have offered me this one:

    Model: Elite Gamer 1060
    System Base Price: 832.50
    Thermaltake Versa N21 Midi Windowed PC Gaming Case
    500W FSP Quiet Power Supply - Bronz 80 Plus
    ASUS Z170-K Motherboard
    Intel Core™ i5-6600 Quad Core Processor (Skylake,3.3GHz-3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache)
    Cooler Master Hyper 103 CPU Cooler
    16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory (2x8GB) Memory Kit - Major Brand
    6GB GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Card
    250GB Samsung 750 EVO, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Samsung MGX, 256MB Cache, Read 540MB/s, Write 520MB/s, 97K/88K IOPS
    1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms NCQ
    24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD) [upg 15.83]
    SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Internal Card Reader (1x USB 3.0) [upg 22.50]
    Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 PCI-e Sound Card - 5.1Ch 3D Gaming Ready [upg 32.50]
    High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
    Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 bit inc DVD & licence
    No Anti-Virus sofware required
    Gold Warranty - (Lifetime Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1 Year Free Collect & Return)

    Free Technical Helpline(UK)
    Autumn Sales ends October end
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    Subtotal
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    VAT
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    Offer price 1024


    But there is a 50 discount code for this model - so possibly 974 - any good?

    Also, for my lad, i have seen this:

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    He is after a gaming PC, but we cannot afford a similar spec to the above - would this run the likes of The Culling, CS GO etc?

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Worth a look here : [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Have bought hundreds of things from them and never an issue.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    nice system but need inbuilt dvd rewriter and sound card for my 5.1 speakers.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Quote Originally Posted by ivrytwr3 View Post
    nice system but need inbuilt dvd rewriter and sound card for my 5.1 speakers.

    If you look again you can "advanced customize" their PC's as they are all built to order.
    If the website doesnt have the option contact them as I have in the past and they will do pretty much everything.

    DVD & 5.1 will probably only add just over 50 to that price imho

    Edit: It already has inbuilt 5.1/7.1 sound so will be even cheaper.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    If it was a choice between Mesh & CCL, I'd go with the latter. Plus they offer a 3 year parts/labour warranty. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Scans 3XS Custom builds with professional overclock are worth a look too.

    You can customise to what you want power and look wise also.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    i've decided to wait for any Halloween/Black Friday deals - maybe get more for my cash that way.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    The biggest problem with this article is that there's no actual content. It's just a heading, a picture, and a comments section.

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    Quote Originally Posted by JasmineJas View Post
    The biggest problem with this article is that there's no actual content. It's just a heading, a picture, and a comments section.

    seems ok to me,
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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    If its any good to you, I've just bought a gaming pc from AWD-IT .I sent spec to other suppliers but they couldn't beat their prices.Worth alook

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    Default Re: Any decent deals on desktop pc? (600 - 900 budget)

    still haven't picked one up - let's try the New Year sales!!

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