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Gaming PC for ~£600?

MP1983

Member
Hey guys, I was just doing a bit of browsing on the PCS site again and noticed this pre-built system. Is this something that would be suitable for gaming? The main difference with this one and the ones discussed above is it only has 8GB of memory instead of 16GB. Would that be bad? Again - I appreciate all your help on this.

Hey Raz,

Can’t speak from experience with regards to the speed of RAM and the difference that makes, I’ve only ever used 3200MHz; but what I can say is that warzone was an unplayable mess for me using 8gb of 3200 (same for RDR2). I increased that to 16gb of 3200 and it runs like a dream.
 

MP1983

Member
Hhhmmm I'd be dubious about the RAM speed, the motherboard and the PSU.

Apparently the motherboard if an Asus prime a320m-k.

Quick bit of research into that model suggests it would be fine for home office use, but not gaming.

Only one PCI-E slot and RAM limited to 2133MHz.

In short, textbook Curry's PC - the stuff they advertise and try to sell the rig on is decent, the stuff they don't tell you will be stuff they pulled out of a skip.
 

Nursemorph

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Hhhmmm I'd be dubious about the RAM speed, the motherboard and the PSU.

Apparently the motherboard if an Asus prime a320m-k.

Quick bit of research into that model suggests it would be fine for home office use, but not gaming.

Only one PCI-E slot and RAM limited to 2133MHz.

In short, textbook Curry's PC - the stuff they advertise and try to sell the rig on is decent, the stuff they don't tell you will be stuff they pulled out of a skip.

Currys can't be blamed for that...it's PCS that build the systems and spec them...unless of course Currys tell them what to put in each system (which I doubt). It's normal for pre-built systems like that....put in a few high-end/flashy components like GPU and CPU and then put them with budget options to keep the price down.
 
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