FKX wroteIf i may, how many gaming computers sell with a single drive? you have two or more drives
The amount of "gaming" pre-builts that sell with more than one storage device is completely irrelevant. That doesn't make it a necessity.
FXK wroteyou can ask any professional builder unless you go NVME but that will take up over a quarter of your budget for a decent size drive and decent brand
This doesn't make any sense. Why would an NVMe SSD change the situation for you? An NVMe SSD absolutely wouldn't take up a quarter of your budget, unless you had a £400 budget. Regardless, I thought we were talking about "gaming PCs"?
FXK wroteI also noticed you even advised someone else to drop a 500gb ssd to a ssd and hdd, something else to think about.
I think you'll find I absolutely did not do that. I recommended a 500GB SSD, but told the user if he really wanted to, he could swap it for a 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Regardless, I never said no one should have an SSD and an HDD, I said that two drives isn't a necessity like you claimed. When you tell someone they NEED 2 storage drives, they might think that their system would refuse to boot unless they had an SSD and an HDD, which is obviously not the case. I understood what you meant, other people might not, hence why I was correcting you.
FXK wroteI would also like to point out i did actually mention ryzen and with the 6 and 7th gen chips and m/boards they are easier to get hold of due to those with a larger budget upgrading to v2 and selling hardly used bundles online
I know you mentioned Ryzen. Again though, like I said, Skylake/Kaby Lake do not make any sense to buy new. You're shooting yourself in the foot buying in to a dead socket, and the lack of cores/threads is pathetic.
FXK wroteand regarding the GPU, it was just under £400 not to long ago, with bitcoin dropping slowly, the craze is slowly dying reducing the value as we can now see.
No, it wasn't. GTX 1060s have never been close £400. FYI, ~£350 is not "just under £400".
FXK wroteGranted, building a system will always be a better option, however Baiyy stated they have £1000 to spend which really will not get what it could of 3 months ago which would of been very recent released hardware.
£1000 right now will get you almost exactly the same system you would have got in January, considering that's when GPU prices did rise to where they are today, and RAM pricing has been bad since end of 2016/start of 2017. Regardless, even if you could get less for your money now with a custom system, that doesn't then make pre-builts worth it. You still get EVEN LESS with a pre-built.
FXK wrote in a month to 3 months, prices should be back to allow for a better build to what you will get today for your money.
Where is your source for this information? I know you don't have one, because you just made this up. RAM pricing won't be 'fixed' until at least 2019.
FXK wroteYes they can take on the fun challenge of building a system but at this very moment in time it is ideal to go prebuilt
No, it is not.
FXK wroteas you get new gen hardware
Right, because you have to buy old generation hardware if you build a system yourself? What about all the pre-builts that have low-end, last generation i5's?
FXK wroteThe region y520 is a good liable option to look into and leaves you with money left over to do a couple tweaks or invest in a decent monitor/keyboard and mouse, but with a budget of £1000 it would be a struggle.
>laptop with 1050Ti
>"good buy for £1000"
That's a top meme.