Question Starter Gaming PC

Dell DE051

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Hi there,

Just wondering if anybody has any advice as I'm looking to get a beginners gaming PC, however would like it to be upgradeable in the future if I start to play more demanding games. Does anybody own any of the below systems and could tell me how easy it is to upgrade graphics cards and/or RAM

https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-m01-f0026na-desktop-pc-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-jet-black/p5092633

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9220867?rec=PDP[8101963]:bottomSlider:P1:OHAT:alternative:9220867:dSVSgN32HmlTDwDyewOf

Thank you!
 

Prad_Bitt

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Hi there,

Just wondering if anybody has any advice as I'm looking to get a beginners gaming PC, however would like it to be upgradeable in the future if I start to play more demanding games. Does anybody own any of the below systems and could tell me how easy it is to upgrade graphics cards and/or RAM

https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-m01-f0026na-desktop-pc-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-jet-black/p5092633

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9220867?rec=PDP[8101963]:bottomSlider:P1:OHAT:alternative:9220867:dSVSgN32HmlTDwDyewOf

Thank you!
Why not build your own?
 

DSzymborski

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Hi there,

Just wondering if anybody has any advice as I'm looking to get a beginners gaming PC, however would like it to be upgradeable in the future if I start to play more demanding games. Does anybody own any of the below systems and could tell me how easy it is to upgrade graphics cards and/or RAM

https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-m01-f0026na-desktop-pc-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-jet-black/p5092633

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9220867?rec=PDP[8101963]:bottomSlider:P1:OHAT:alternative:9220867:dSVSgN32HmlTDwDyewOf

Thank you!
Honestly, neither of these are particularly good prices for what they give you. And the HP in particular is a poor "starter" PC because of the likelihood you end up with proprietary HP parts; the MSI's bones like motherboard and power supply are likely weak points, but at least the parts should mostly be standard aftermarket parts.

At this budget, you can build a starter PC of your own and get things that prioritize ease and practicality of upgrade.
 
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USAFRet

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Can anybody recommend a build guide for a starter PC for under £600?
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