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PC on stanby. Is this a good one?

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by Necessitor, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Necessitor


    Joined: Feb 8, 2015

    Posts: 61

  2. Jonnybmac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

    Posts: 1,667

    Location: Brotton

    Why not just buy a new one next day delivery if one goes belly up?
  3. Necessitor


    Joined: Feb 8, 2015

    Posts: 61

    I can wait the 7 days for it to be built. Although maybe my son won't and there will be tears.:eek:
    I live next to Overclockers and can pick it up so no delivery delay.
    Although shamefully didn't realise they were next to me for 3 years...having moved up from London.:mad:
    The one he's got now must be 6/7 years old so don't expect it to last yet another year. I want it to die.
    I asked the question whether this is the best option for the dosh but honestly think this IS the best one....it's sparkly with lots of lights.;)
  4. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 15,532

    If they are next door... Just just collect parts there and then. And show how to replace / build a PC :)
  5. Danny75


    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 7,200

    I'd take 8GB RAM and an SSD over 16GB RAM and no SSD, any day.
  6. angel102


    Joined: Feb 1, 2013

    Posts: 303

    forgive the bluntness, but if your son can't wait a few days for a new pc then maybe that leads to a wider issue, tears or not?

    Surely you have better things to spend your money on than a PC that you may or may not use, rather than waiting until you actually need it and getting the latest, or cheaper most likely hardware at the time?
  7. Vexr


    Joined: Oct 15, 2018

    Posts: 946

    This sounds the wrong way round... that's an £850 PC (with the 16 GB of RAM option). Surely you'd go for that as the main PC and keep the old one as a backup if necessary? Keeping on with a 6-7 year old machine and having this newer better one sat unused waiting for the old system to die sounds pretty odd to me.
  8. dulcificum


    Joined: Mar 22, 2017

    Posts: 162

    Location: UK

    This whole thread must be a troll.
  9. Stephanie Peterson


    Joined: Jan 9, 2019

    Posts: 889

    If i had a kid that couldnt last a few days without a pc then i would be taking a serious look in the mirror about what i did wrong over the years they grew up.
  10. tyler_jrb


    Joined: Aug 24, 2013

    Posts: 3,483

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Agreed surely you are better off just either having a new one built and your son using that.

    Build one together.

    Or wait until this one dies and then upgrade.

    Buying one just for the sake of it just in case it dies seems like a waste to me. As it may not die for another few years and then this spare build, could have built a new system, more powerful for cheaper or same price as the spare.
  11. RedMogg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 1, 2011

    Posts: 1,522

    Location: Portsmouth

    Welcome to child-rearing, 2019...
  12. Cooler running


    Joined: Mar 28, 2019

    Posts: 161

    Is your sons pc the only one in the house? couldn't he just share for a week while you get on build?

    You can add another user to an existing PC you know...
  13. MasterOC

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    Joined: Sep 29, 2014

    Posts: 1,417

    Location: Caithness , Wick

    cant believe im reading this ... suppose the savings from living in london alone pays for this mind.