First “Gaming” PC

I’ve always found myself to be a console gamer and I have had probably all of the big name consoles as and when they’ve came out. (who can forget the Dreamcast eh?) I’ve always found that consoles were the cheaper option when it came to video games and “gaming”. Recently though I’ve become really interested in PC gaming. I was building my own PC from an old one that I had laying around and was trying to upgrade it but the PC was so old and dated that I found myself running into problems constantly.

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I was shopping around online and found out that wanted to be a PC gamer is an expensive thing! I checked all of the well known articles and magazines online that were recommending PC’s starting at £600! That for a start was way out of my budget. I came across a company called Fierce PC who built PC’s and were UK based so that made it even better for me. After browsing their stock online I instantly noticed that the PC’s on here were a fraction of the price of some of the other sites that I had seen. What sold it for me on these PC’s was that they were fully customisable after purchase as well. With technology evolving quicker and quicker and games requiring more and more specifications to be able to run, this interested me as you can always put in a different graphics card or add RAM.

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When I received my PC from FiercePC I couldn’t believe how light it was. I had been working with an old Dell Optiplex PC and just lifting it was a workout in itself! Once everything was plugged in and ready to go I installed the free Bullguard Internet security that was included in the box and got on my way to PC gaming. With Steam installed and a few games to go with (Football Manager, Ark: Survival Evolved) to say I was excited was an understatement. I was like a kid at Christmas. I had never been able to play games on a PC … and I mean proper game, not like minesweeper or solitaire. I have to say I’ve missed out.

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I think having the feeling of putting together and using a PC gives a certain personal feel to what you are creating, unlike just unboxing a console and FiercePC gives a huge amount of choices for your PC to make it personal to you. From the graphics cards, to the LED lights and choices of cooling systems. They really make PC gaming a enjoyable, affordable and durable experience and I will definitely be using them again when I’m ready to upgrade.

How do you feel about PC gaming?

What would you recommend to make an ultimate gaming machine on a budget?

All the best

Michael

… It’s been a while

I haven’t posted in what feels like forever because I simply didn’t know what to post about. I felt like the things I could have posted wouldn’t have been interesting enough so I didn’t bother getting them up.

Then I found something that interested me enough to post about!

I’ve never been too interested in computers and such, I mean I enjoy using them, just never interested on what was inside them until I was off work sick. 

I had two dead laptops and an old, slow PC at home and I was going insane watching daytime television so I decided to watch some YouTube videos and see what I could salvage. I managed to get all of the data off of the hard drives and spent ages looking through pictures of when our daughter was still tiny and pictures of our late grandparents.

Intentionally I wanted to turn the old PC into a gaming PC (I’ve recently been watching the Steam games on YouTube and wanted to join the PC master race!). It’s a Dell optiplex 745 with 1gb ram and 40gb storage. A hamster running in a wheel could produce more power than the PC. 

Upgrading a PC is a ridiculously expensive hobby.

So far I haven’t spent on it. Saving that for payday. I did, however get the RAM from the dead laptops into our working ones so at least that’s a bit better.

What would you recommend for a beginner building a PC? What should I be looking out for? What’s a decent build for a reasonable price? 

All the best

Michael 

First post!

Morning all!

As this is my first post I’m going to use it as an introduction to who I am and why I’m starting a blog. 

I’ve always found the blogging community fascinating, it really is somewhere where you can come and just talk about anything you want amongst like minded people. It’s a great place to rant about annoyances and also find calm in getting to know the people that may have the same views as you. I wanted to start a blog because I’ve always found myself with ideas in my head and thought “I should jot that down and see what others think”. I’ve never really found the time or the confidence in my writing to be able to commit to keeping on top of something like this so I hope this works out. 

I’m originally from London but living in Wales, my partner and I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle and settle down to start our family. I’ve had a job since I was old enough to start earning but never really found an amazing career that I could do. Living in the city has given me a lot of good and bad life experiences but it’s something I’d never change.
 I love the cinema, it’s how my partner and I met so I will probably be posting about films quite a bit, I also love to play any team sports, I studied sports science and it opened my eyes to a lot of different sports and games out there. I’ve never been a very creative person and I always try to think creatively but when it’s drawing or design, I’m blank.


I hope this is a vague introduction to who I am. And I hope to post more and be involved within the community. 

Do you have any tips for new bloggers? 

All the best

Michael