Help me decide which PC to Buy please.

  • SgtPoopy 9 Oct 2013 13:47:58 5 posts
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    Hi there, ive been looking at buying a new PC(not building one, i dont want to do that) and have been looking at several different companies and whats on offer.
    My budget is around the 900 quid mark and ive come to a bit of an impasse as I cant decide between a potentially more powerful computer from Mesh, a company that doesnt get a lot of love and repsect, or a less powerful pc from Overclockers which is a company that people seem to like a lot more.
    any thoughts? or maybe i should be looking elsewhere...
    here are the 2 builds im considering (youll notice that the mesh one looks better on paper, its also cheaper at £939

    Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock HDD Hot Swap
    X-Viper Modular 550W 80+ Ultra Silent PSU
    MSI B85M-E45 Intel® B85 uATX Motherboard
    New 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 Quad Core Processor (3.5GHz, 8MB Cache)
    8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2x4GB) Kit
    2GB AMD Radeon R9 270X Gaming Twin Frozr(1280 Streams), DVI/HDMI/DPort
    120GB SSD - Solid State Drive
    1TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64Mb Cache, 8ms Hard Drive
    24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD)
    5.1 High Definition onboard sound card - 6 Channel Cinema sound
    High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
    Microsoft Windows® 8 - 64 bit inc. DVD & Licence
    FREE 60 Day Trial of Microsoft Office 2013
    BullGuard Internet Security ver. 13 - 90 Day Trial (pre-installed OS required)
    Free 3 Years Gold Warranty - (2 Years Parts, 3 Years Labour, 3 Months Free Collect & Return)

    And heres the overclockers one, slightly less powerful but is it a better buy overall? it costs more and graphics card and processor are both lesser than the ones on the Mesh.
    This is £990 including shipping
    Intel Core i5 4670K overclocked to 4.2GHz, Intel Z87 Chipset, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3, HDD & SSD Options, DirectX11 VGA Options, Akasa Nero 3 V2 Cooler, Corsair 600W PSU, 7.1 HD Audio
    KFA geforce gtx 660 ex oc 2048mb ddr5
    windows 8 64 bit
    120gb samsung ssd
    seagate barracuda 7200 rpm 1tb 64 mb cache

    So there we have it. Any thoughts or suggestions.
    i kind of want an overclockers one but the price and components on the mesh seem a lot better.

    Edited by SgtPoopy at 13:49:02 09-10-2013
  • andytheadequate 9 Oct 2013 13:53:49 8,980 posts
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    I'd go for the first one as it has "BullGuard Internet Security ver. 13 - 90 Day Trial (pre-installed OS required)" and "FREE 60 Day Trial of Microsoft Office 2013." What a bargain!

    In all seriousness though, the first PC's processor is a bit overkill for gaming, you could get an I5 and it save you a bit of money. And with the second one, it looks decent but £990 for a mid range graphics card from last year isn't good value.
  • SgtPoopy 9 Oct 2013 14:05:55 5 posts
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    Bullguard is a wonderful piece of software... Hmm it's so difficult :-)
  • SgtPoopy 9 Oct 2013 14:13:58 5 posts
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    I just checked.. The 1st one with an i5 4670k is 880.
  • SgtPoopy 10 Oct 2013 22:50:14 5 posts
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    Just to round this post off, I went with Cyberpower in the end.
    I read so many negative reviews about mesh that having a decent company that made decent PCs was more important than paying slightly less.
    Cyberpower seem to get a lot of positive reviews and also have very configurable Machines...
  • DrStrangelove 11 Oct 2013 00:11:23 12,324 posts
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    Most importantly, get Windows 8.
  • fletch7100 11 Oct 2013 01:04:16 8,368 posts
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    I went with chillblast, good rep, won a few awards and have plenty of different price range PCs to choose from. Quick to order, email updates about state of the order, tracking number issued to me once DPD had received it and text update from DPD when they would deliver.
    Painless order, PC is working like a charm. They do systems for about £840 inc VAT with a 770 gtx, have to add on any money for a SSD,wireless card,keyboard mouse

    Also don't use Mesh, went to buy one of their systems order was being processed then week later was told I face a 4 week delay for parts. Said I want to cancel my order and refund as it was a birthday present the following week. Week later still no refund, rang them up they didn't know about my order, found a sales line number they said my refund had been actioned, politely told them it hadn't. Contacted Barclaycard, they investigated and got me my refund.

    Edited by fletch7100 at 07:57:26 11-10-2013
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