[SOLVED] On a budget

Jul 25, 2019
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Hey guys, I'm looking for a little advice if you don't mind.
My son's I to his GCSE yr nxt year and has picked IT, I want to get him a decent wntry level pc thats capapble of playing gta5 and fortnite without lag but also web design & video editing with the intention for him to expand its capabilities maybe later if he wants. I've seen these two on pc world ebay page and would welcome your thoughts.http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=133077189337&category=179&pm=1&ds=0&t=1563978173000&ver=0&cspheader=1
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-Infinite-8RA-Intel-Core-i5-GTX-1050-Gaming-PC-DAMAGED-BOX-/113606112572?hash=item1a7373b53c
 

WildCard999

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The HP Omen is better.

Or if your son is somewhat tech savvy you could buy him new parts and you & him could build the system together. There's plenty of build guides out there and if you run into issues post here and we'll try to help out.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£112.38 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£59.94 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£59.32 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£209.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£47.38 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £618.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 14:56 BST+0100
 
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WildCard999

Titan
Herald
The HP Omen is better.

Or if your son is somewhat tech savvy you could buy him new parts and you & him could build the system together. There's plenty of build guides out there and if you run into issues post here and we'll try to help out.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£112.38 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£59.94 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£59.32 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£209.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£47.38 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £618.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 14:56 BST+0100
 
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ConanLock

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Yup HP Omen is the winner.
However, seeming as they will be doing IT, might I suggest buying the parts, then letting them build it. There are lots of tutorials on the internet and if you get stuck you can ask here for help. In addition to the experience, they will also end up with a better system, as building your own is usually cheaper than buying prebuilt. For example, this is what you could build for the same price:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor (£169.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£99.95 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£59.32 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Patriot Scorch 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card (£158.76 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.74 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.06 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £636.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 15:00 BST+0100

edit: the 8GB RX 580 has twice as much memory and is only £1 more here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MsWfrH/xfx-radeon-rx-580-8gb-gts-xxx-ed-video-card-rx-580p8dfd6
 
Jul 25, 2019
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Hi, sorry to bother you again, just seen this, can you see why it would be so cheap, pc world ebay shop have it for 782 but that has 12mth warranty and 120gb ssd, as far as I can see if I get the cheaper and add ssd and 12mth warranty still quits in. Be ok for his needs and of coursemplay fortnite with no probs?
Thanks
James
 

logainofhades

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A DIY build is your best bet. Each component will come with it's own individual warranty, and it will be a good learning experience. If they are going to get into the IT field, they are going to have to learn how hardware goes together anyway. This suggestion doesn't include any mail in rebates.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£119.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£85.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£74.94 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£84.39 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£159.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.74 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£64.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £626.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 19:02 BST+0100
 
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