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Which Computer Is Better For Games And Other Basic Applications?

Postby Bae » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:44 am

Which one is the better computer for games in particular: the ADVENT DT2111 Desktop PC or the ADVENT DT2312 Desktop PC?

Here are the computers

ADVENT DT2312 Desktop PC = http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent-dt2312-desktop-pc-14553697-pdt.html

ADVENT DT2111 Desktop PC = http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent-dt2111-desktop-pc-11875804-pdt.html
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Which Computer Is Better For Games And Other Basic Applications?

Postby Gretel » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:05 am

Your laptop is only too old once you commence having issues. Are you having issues? Your processor is a touch slower than mine, yet you've a lot extra storage. i don't comprehend what a nvida geforce is, yet i don't have one. i have not any hardship surfing the internet or doing note processing and spread sheets. If it ain't broke, do not fix it.
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Which Computer Is Better For Games And Other Basic Applications?

Postby Japhet » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:36 pm

The second one has the better graphics card but neither are what you would call gaming PCs.

If you dont mind about the warrenty, i'd suggest buying the 1st one and add 4GB of ram and a HD 7770.

if you arent looking for that kind of idea, then go for the second one, because its more suited to a general purpose and although the processor isnt as good, its good enough for multi-tasking and light gaming.
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Postby Mal » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 pm

The DT2111 is better as-is for its total functionality because the included graphics card allows entry level gaming and the i5-2320 or i5-2400 2nd gen Intel[conflicting data] is adequate for basic operations day-to-day.

Gaming, as received, approximates between a GT 555M and GT 640M according to this chart: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Ga...

However, at £70 lower price, and the faster i7-3770 you can upgrade this PC to surpass the DT2111 with some PC build skills depending on how big an upgrade. This is a minor project to do, that many teenagers accomplish without difficultis. The i7 won't affect gaming much, but in general use, and especially video edit or 3D graphics applications, there is a big difference.

Reference gaming CPU tiers as both tier 1 processors for gaming: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gami...

But, in general use and video edit: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

10357 vs 6022 score on the CPUs




minimum specs as shown in the advertisement:

DT2111: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jCHL

£484.25 plus some shipping, with about £100 in profit and labour.

DT2312: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jCJU

£497.92 plus some shipping, with about £40 in profit and labor.

The [corrected] DT2312 is the better value.

In upgrading for gaming, you usually need a new power supply unless very lucky with what they put in. game-debate.com lists minimum wattages and 12V rail power needed and you would have to look at what is in the system. For example:


Luckily, the case looks big enough for standard power supplies and graphics cards. You would raise it to 8GB RAM most likely as 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 1.5V if you are smart, replace the power supply to maybe a 600 watt Corsair CX series as about a minimum, and add a good graphics card. The 70 pound difference pays towards it, but with that nice i7, you probably want to add some more money and make a really nice system out of it. If you want to keep it cheap, in most cases the current PSU can handle a power efficient HD 7750 and if there is an open slot for memory, just match what is in there already, and for about 110 pounds, you have hd 7750 and 8GB RAM and the i7-3770 Ivy Bridge and only giving up the wireless dongle and dropping the HDD from 2TB to 1TB. You net out only about 40 pounds higher for a far superior system.

Take the DT2312 if you also have some side money to spend and willing to upgrade a system as needed with help from this board, youtube, and other forums.

[Completed answer after several edits. The parts chosen on a build-your-own equivalent are relatively low priced, but each PC may have even lower cost items, and Advent does get the components at cheaper than retail, so they actually make higher profit than shown, but the scale is relative. Email if you have questions.]
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