- 57 months ago
Hi guys, I'm new here, but have been lingering around the builds section for a while. Basically, I bought a pc off ebay for much more than I probably should have [£398, + £35 shipping] and it was sold as 'very few minor scratches on case' (long story short, it was pretty much knackered when I got it, and had to pay £75 to get it even remotely working). The specs were : "Desktop GAMING PC, Windows 10 Pro Genuine! Intel Core i5 760 @ 2.80Ghzd, could easily be Overclocked to over 3.20Ghz / FREEZER 13 CPU Cooler / 12Gb Ram DDR 3 3X 4GB / GIGABYTE P55 USB 3 / 3Gb AMD RADEON R9 280X MSI Graphics Card / 125Gb Transend SSD / 500Gb Seagate SATA HDD / Corsair CX750M Modular PSU / Silverstone Case with 2 Removable HDD Bays and Blue Neon on Front / ROCCAT ISKU FX Gaming Keyboard / Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse / WIFI USB Dongle / DVD RW Lightscribe / ROCCAT TAITO Gaming Surface. Runs very fast and very cool, Boxes can be seen in picture. No Monitor Included. "
Anyway, I'm having a huge amount of trouble with it, even after being fixed, and I can't get it run properly. I figure I'm best just buying a new one, admitting I was an idiot, and cutting my losses. Basically, I want to rip out what is working of this build (namely the SSD, the HDD and the RAM [though if anything else can be salvaged, it will be] and stick it in a new machine. I will also be keeping the keyboard as that worked too. I have a Samsung 32" HDTV in use a monitor, so am only after 1080p really. I do not want an absolute powerhouse, but future-proof enough for the next 3-5 years or so, able to run stuff at 1080/60fps at high settings ('console killer') and basically let me see what all the fuss with PC gaming is about!
I have been recommended these so far :
Presumably I need a case, a psu, cooling etc, But other than that, I am clueless. Please note that I have never built a PC before. and don't really want to try on a build like this in case I mess it up and waste EVEN MORE money that I don't have...
Budget: Roughly £600 total
Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming, the odd Photoshop, internet and the odd Office document.
Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): None Operating System required: None, provided the SSD can be transferred to new one. If not, Win 7/10.
Any help would be great, and thanks for reading my wall of text :) Thanks