I am buying a pc for my brother but im paying monthly so im not sure if you just pay the monthly payment for 12 months like no charge please and thank | Page 2 | PCSPECIALIST

I am buying a pc for my brother but im paying monthly so im not sure if you just pay the monthly payment for 12 months like no charge please and thank

Rakk

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Ye I have standard shipping thanks for the help I understand what I have to do now thank you
Once you've ordered and got approval from the finance then just wait (and it will seem like its taking forever)
But one thing I will say though, if you haven't had any advice on the spec, please do so before actually ordering as you may end up changing things based on advice - as we have some very clever people here who can advise on the spec.
 

June1

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I'm sorry to ask this as I don't know that much about pcs but what is a spec? I'm sorry that I don't know all this stuff guys
 

June1

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This is what am going to be buying please tell me its okay because I don't get that much money as I'm at collage and don't wanna be paying so much a month
Case
PCS 6003B BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Quad Core CPU with Vega Graphics (3.5GHz-3.7GHz/6MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s
Memory (RAM)
4GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
500GB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 16MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
ASUS VA229H 21.6" IPS MONITOR
Keyboard & Mouse
CoolerMaster MasterKeys Lite L Combo Keyboard and Mouse
Gaming Mouse Pad
Corsair MM300 Gaming Mouse Mat - Small
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
 

Rakk

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You will have to let us know what your budget is and what the intended uses for the machine are.
 

June1

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Representative Example:
Buy Now Pay Later (12 Months / 60)
Price:
£644.00
Deposit:
£6.44
Total Amount of Credit:
£637.56
Interest Rate:
11.24% Fixed
Deferred Period:
Nothing to pay for 12 months (If you pay off the remaining balance of £637.56 during this period no interest will charged, however a one-off early settlement fee of £29.00 will apply).
Monthly Instalments:
48 instalments of £20.74 per month.
Representative APR:
16.9% APR Representative
Total Charge For Credit:
£357.96
Balance Payable:
£995.52
Total Amount Payable (Inc. Deposit):
£1,001.96
 

Oussebon

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But what's it being used for?

For most uses, it will perform badly. Poor RAM configuration. Overspending on peripherals given the extremely limited budget. Near total lack of upgradability.

Is there a TV this PC could be used with instead of the monitor? That would save a lot of cash to invest back into the system.

To be brutally honest, it's hard to justify this as being worth buying.

If it's for, say, gaming and homework / light office work, better to buy a PS4 for the gaming and a very cheap laptop or a tablet for the office work.

It might be better to just save a little more up, and get something that will deliver much better bang for buck and be more satisfying to use.
 

Oussebon

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Tbh with this budget a console is probably the way to go to be honest.

The spec above won't perform well, and spending a year's worth of savings on something that won't be satisfactory doesn't seem like the best play
 

June1

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Ye but it says its gonna run n there's no point in a console it has a geforce gtx 1650and I want to buy I don't think it will do anything
 

Oussebon

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I get the feeling you're going to buy this anyway, but I have to try:

- the case is basic at best and will limit future upgrades
- the PSU is low wattage and will limit future upgrades
- you are buying slow, single channel RAM for a CPU that benefits from fast RAM in dual channel.
- you are buying a relatively slow HDD, that is also quite small as HDDs go.
- the motherboard is basic and will limit future upgrades

All of this will hurt performance, lead to an unsatisfactory experience for the person using the PC, and cost more in the long run as you find you 1) want to upgrade it much sooner and b) find you need to upgrade some of the cheap stuff you buy just so you can do the upgrades you actually want to.

You're spending quite a bit of money on peripherals, which won't really give any competitive advantage because of the very budget monitor.

A console will do the same job for half the price or less. Why is there "no point in a console"?

What you are buying is basically a console. i.e. a budget gaming platform that you can't upgrade. Except you're paying £650 for it instead of, what, £300 including the monitor.
 

Oussebon

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If you're happy buying a PC that you fundamentally can't upgrade without replacing basically every component inside it (i.e. that you can't upgrade) at least buy an Intel system:

Case
PCS 6003B BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i3 Quad Core Processor i3-9100F (3.60GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF H310M-PLUS GAMING: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
480GB ADATA SU630 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
AOC 21.5" E2270SWDN LED Monitor. 1920 x 1080, 5MS
Keyboard & Mouse
PCS S300 USB MEDIA KEYBOARD
Mouse
PCS S300 USB OPTICAL MOUSE
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
Price: £651.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-II/rKZ6dR2shf/

For notionally a bit more performance for the price.
 

June1

Active member
I've gone with this one in the shop would this be able to run fortnite? And do you think I would need a second storage?
Case
PCS CYCLONE GAMING CASE (Red LED Fans)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Athlon 200GE Dual Core CPU (3.2GHz) & Radeon™ VEGA Graphics
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
120GB ADATA SU650 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 320MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
ASUS VA229H 21.6" IPS MONITOR
Keyboard & Mouse
CoolerMaster Devastator III Combo Keyboard and Mouse
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
 

Oussebon

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What is the budget / price of that ?

And DO NOT buy that; you have gone from a weak CPU to an utterly atrocious CPU
 

June1

Active member
It's literally just to play fortnite all I need is a good graphics card tho don't I and an okay mobo
 
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