Looking at Buying first PC just for gaming

I hope I put this on the correct part of the forum.

First of all I am asking for some honest advice please, but please nothing over the top cruel etc.

I have played PC games for some time now, however my AMD laptop of a Dual Core CPU 1.8 Ghz, 4Gb Ram, 250 Gb Hard Drive can not handle anything these days and I thought instead of getting a new Console (got Xbox 360 already), I would get a Gaming PC.

Because I have never built a PC before I thought of buying a PC now and upgrade it in the future in areas that would need upgrading as I see fit.

I have found two PC's on Ebuyer.com that I like the look off.


  • - Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
  • - 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
  • - DVD Writer
  • - NVIDIA GTX 660
  • - Windows 8 64bit
  • - £587.36


  • - Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
  • - 8GB RAM + 2TB HDD + DVDRW
  • - NVIDIA GTX 660
  • - Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • -£684.99

Try http://www.palicomp.co.uk/ for a custom build if you buy the parts separate (but make sure they are compatible) you could find a local shop that shouldn't cost too much to build it for you check via phone first. However building it yourself can be fun. 

Anyway if your on a budget AMD's FX processors range are more than capable and you would be better with windows 7 ultimate OEM its only £70 atm


Windows 8 is'int the greatest. Also that distributor took its sweet ass time delivering. But it was over Christmas and when i addressed it when they opened for January they sent it as next day delivery. 

Hope this helps you with your decision

Thank you, I shall definitely look into that.


Is that a good site too use ?

I was told by multiple people that windows 8 is better for the gaming operating system than windows 7 ?


Just get Windows 8, it'll make your next OS upgrade very cheap. May as well keep up to date with OSs unless you see a real reason to using another. Honestly, i'd recommend building a PC. It is VERY simple, i taught myself the basics at 11. If you are in a real panic with it, then you can probably find a family friend to help out. A basic build can take 1 hour if you aren't as anal about how it looks as I am.

Also -  2Tb+ is the way to go. If you are getting into gaming, you will burn through 1Tb


logan made a biuld a pc video a while ago but everthing is still relavent 


you get way better parts if you custom build it, and you will learn how to fix it too


Thank you

try this http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Grassyloki/saved/3tqF