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    Posted: 24 September 2017 at 9:24pm
So thought my old PC could handle tower unite and was I wrong :( so I am looking to build a new gaming PC and could do with more then a little help, games wise I'd like it to play tower unite and gta v if possible, was looking at VR but think my budget won't push to what's needed. So looking at building from ground up.
Is £500 laughable as a budget?

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Pretty much, yeah. By the time you buy the bare bones, there will be too little left for a gfx card capable of playing those. 

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I guess it depends on how much of your old PC you can use. If it just comes down to getting a new mobo, CPU and GFX card, I would *guess* that would be doable. I say *guess* because I've been out of PC gaming for a long time now, and don't really know what the latest games require.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigBadWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2017 at 10:49pm
erm.. that too. You cold just add some more ram and a spend the budget on a gfx card, that'd probably do (assuming your current pc is not prehistoric).. what the current specs?
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For VR you are looking at a GTX 970 as a minimum, they are are £200 at the moment
you could just about get the rest if you can use some of your old pc parts?
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Looking at the spec of my old one it's a bit to out of date. I have the 500 set aside so could try and add another 200 possibly. Would I be limited with a micro atx setup other then number of slots?
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You only really need one slot for the graphics card
My gaming pcs are single slots and no problem
Just make sure you have a decent power supply
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Did you buy your PC? The new i5 8400 coffee lake processors are supposed to be amazing for budget builds if you didn't spend the money already.
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Not yet had to divert a bit of money elsewhere :(
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