SuperC2414, on 12 November 2012 - 10:10 PM, said:
I wouldn't recommend a laptop and I wouldn't recommend a pre-built... I would save up about £100 more and build this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ntKs
That should run TF2 at about 100 frames and run Minecraft highest settings at about anything... LOL! You might even be able to play games like battlefield 3 on low-medium settings.
TF2 highest settings.
Processor is horrible, the new Piledrivers are ok but that's Bulldozer, motherboard isn't too great, the hard drive is bad, Hitachi hard drives aren't the most reliable ones out there, change it to a Barracuda/Caviar Blue or to a Caviar Black if it's not much more than the other two, the 7770 is way too much, you could get another one
for $30 less, and the monitor isn't great either.
Prices vary on different countries, converting prices like that is impossible.
pwiftw04, on 12 November 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:
$700 = £450 Bro.
Plus, for a budget of $700: Always include peripherals and you can get a much better rig than that for $700
Also, Hitachi? EW, unreliable, noisy, slow.
$25 dollars more (like 15 pounds) for atleast a 25% gaming boost. Worth it.
Problems: Coolmaster Elite 430 has NO cable management, but is cheap so yeah.
You cannot convert curriencies like that, prices vary depending on the country.
BKrenz, on 13 November 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:
It's an APU: Accelerated Processing Unit. It combines the CPU and GPU. It's used for low budget builds, and gives good results. Far better than integrated graphics than on any i3 right now
BKrenz, on 12 November 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:
You're definitely going to get your best by building it yourself. It's fairly easy.
Here's a list of what you need.
Here's how to put it together.
You can drop the optical drive if you have at least a 4 GB flash drive. That's all you need to install the OS. Or you can simply steal an optical drive from a computer you already own.
Switch to FM2 and get an A8-5600k for £5 more.