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Price is 1690£ from pcspecialist.co.uk with delivery included. Do you think i could get a better price? Thanks in advance CaseBitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case (Black) Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i…
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Price is 1690£ from pcspecialist.co.uk with delivery included. Do you think i could get a better price?

Thanks in advance

CaseBitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case (Black)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache
MotherboardASUS® MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)16GB HyperX SAVAGE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB Kit)
Graphics Card8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!FREE WATCH_DOGS 2 with select GTX 10 Series GPUs!
1st Hard Disk500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)FREE WATCH DOGS 2 with select SAMSUNG SSDs!
2nd Hard Disk2TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power SupplyCORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor CoolingCorsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal PasteARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound CardONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired NetworkingGIGABIT LAN PORT + Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi excluded on H110I-PLUS)
USB OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating SystemGenuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & LicenceOperating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language
Warranty3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
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#1
doesn't have a floppy disc drive!
honestly m8 that's a lotta cash for a pc, specs look good, i'd say if you want it/need it/can afford it, go for it.
#2
A 450W power supply... That is going to be a problem at some point. Apart from that, everything looks nice enough.

Edited By: discwars on Dec 08, 2016 09:26: Clarification
#3
leitchyleck
doesn't have a floppy disc drive!
honestly m8 that's a lotta cash for a pc, specs look good, i'd say if you want it/need it/can afford it, go for it.


Floppy Disc is old school, last century. You probably meant CD drive.
#4
I just want a computer that i dont need to "upgrade" for a while, i consider it an investment for the future :D. If you know a better website or have any suggestion, please tell me.

The website suggested a 450W because the pc required 377w, should i go directly for a 550W so?
#5
And yes, its too pricey for a PC.
#6
_R4
I just want a computer that i dont need to "upgrade" for a while, i consider it an investment for the future :D. If you know a better website or have any suggestion, please tell me.

The website suggested a 450W because the pc required 377w, should i go directly for a 550W so?


​Are you gaming? A better question would be, is there something you need this PC to be able to do?
#7
if you have a look at the AMD based computers then you'll build a better pc for the same price.on the same website.
#8
Processor 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64Bit) Multi-Language English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish
Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBX2)
Hard Drive 128GB LC Solid State Drive + 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
Video Card AMD Radeon™ R9 360 2GB DDR5
Extended Service 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Protection
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License
Protect your new PC McAfee LiveSafe Consumer 12 Month Subscript
Keyboard Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 - UK (QWERTY) - Blk
Mouse Dell Optical Mouse-MS116 - Blk
Wireless Dell Wireless 1707 Card 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0
CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Base BASE,INSP DT,3650,BTX
Cable UK Power Cord
Driver Dell 1707 Wireless Driver (Not SAF/ISR)
Chassis Options EPA Chassis with Gray Bezel
Documentation/Disks English, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish Shipping Docs
Placemat Placemat Win10 (English,Danish,Spanish,Norwegian,Swedish)
Documentation Warranty Support Documentation Not Selected
Order Information Dell Inspiron Order
Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software
Packaging Packaging
Optical Software Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
Regulatory Label Regulatory Label
Processor Branding Intel® Core™ i7 Label
Operating System Recovery Options OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included
Bundle CD65037
EAN POD label Retail POD
FGA Module LOTMT1705_233/GB/BTS
Retail Information No Retail Info Required
#9
This DELL is similar to that and about half price. You'll be saving a fortune.
Inspiron 3000-Serie Desktop (3650)
BASE,INSP DT,3650,BTX, Windows 10 Home (64Bit) Multi-Language English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish
#10
I took all the components and went to amazon to get a price.

Case: BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case (Black) £69.95
Processor: (CPU)Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache £294.00
Motherboard: ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs £210.99
Memory (RAM): 16GB HyperX SAVAGE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB Kit) £131.84
Graphics Card: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!FREE WATCH_DOGS 2 with select GTX 10 Series GPUs! £394.97
1st Hard Disk: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)FREE WATCH DOGS 2 with select SAMSUNG SSDs! £145.99
2nd Hard Disk: 2TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE £59.94
1st DVD/BLU-RAY: Drive24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM £14.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY £34.99
Power Cable1: x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead) £2.95
Processor Cooling: Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler £75.46
Thermal Paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND £3.95
Operating System: Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & LicenceOperating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language £83.98

Total £1524

However this PC would be a powerhouse. I wouldn't recommend it though. As you can trim down stuff and get potentially better for cheaper. E.G going for a full sized case rather than a mini-ITX which will make the motherboard cheaper. And generally just looking for all the parts on sites like amazon, ebuyer, scan.

Also that power supply will be the worst part of this build. It is very low. It will most likely just manage everything but I would go for something higher.
#11
way too much
#12
Asamp
This DELL is similar to that and about half price. You'll be saving a fortune.
Inspiron 3000-Serie Desktop (3650)
BASE,INSP DT,3650,BTX, Windows 10 Home (64Bit) Multi-Language English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish
That dell is nothing like this build. The only similarity I could find was it uses windows 10.

The GPU is terrible compared to it. The processor is the cheaper 6700 not the 6700k. The Ram is DDR3 at 1600mhz.. There is a smaller SSD.

While the saving is huge. It is not that close to the original spec
#13
Levy2805
if you have a look at the AMD based computers then you'll build a better pc for the same price.on the same website.
AMD better than Intel? Where do you come up with this?
#14
For that amount of dough, I'd hunt around. A couple of quick search examples below:

Laptop (i7/ 16GbRam):
Alienware 13 - R2 i7-6500U (4M, 3.10 GHz) £1000
16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2x8GB)
512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
2 GB GDDR5 Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 960M
1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
52W/HR Battery
13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
Internal Backlit Keyboard
http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=7%2bHd8pbwoWh3J3PVH3oNMh53KBcqyv6C&puid=24429212

Desktop (i7/ 32Gb):
Alienware Aurora Win10 £1,595.19
Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8MB 4.0GHz)
Radeon™ RX 480 with 8GB GDDR5
32GB Quad Channel DDR4 2133MHz
512GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s
Intel® 3165 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
(CD/DVD included but options can be added and changed)
460W PSU Air Cooled
Keyboard, Mouse
Free Christmas Delivery
1 year Accidental Damage Protection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH6Tts92bJs


Edited By: jevtamsn on Dec 08, 2016 10:02
#15
OK. My suggestion is if you want a good PC that'll last, without breaking the bank. And the specs from PC is to techy for home use.
#16
It's not a bad price for a custom build to be fair. But yes go for a better PSU. You can recoup a few pennies by selling on Watch Dogs.
#17
Power supply is way too fragile for the rest of the equipment!
#18
cheaper after xmas!
#19
My advice, don't buy prebuilt systems. Get the parts and build it yourself. If it's going to be your baby then you need to feel like you've created it :) Plus you can change any parts that aren't your first choice, case being the most obvious or more importantly, cooling solutions. If you're not gaming then you don't need to spend £400 on GPU.

And in relation to a previous comment if you are gaming, 2GB GPU in this age is a big no if you're splashing out. 4GB minimum these days is pretty much mandatory
#20
Hell no, that power supply is god awful. Not even bronze rated. Better off building it yourself and you'll get way more bang for your buck
#21
Apart from the fact that I doubt that psu will reliably power the system, PSUs lose a bit of power capacity as they age, I would go for a branded, well specced 550 or 600w, remember a PC uses a lot more power for a few seconds on start up, this is when the psu may go bang - and possibly kill everything else.

Total power isnt everything, I have a 700w paperweight here that wont even switch on a PC previously powered by a 450w branded psu, because the gpu wants more current than it can supply on a single 12v power rail
#22
£1700... woah! I just built a similar spec PC for around the same price... except mine has a gtx 1080. This is not a good deal imo
#23
Good lord this PC is expensive. Go to overclockers.co.uk and grab the parts yourself. No way is this pc worth 1700 quid
#24
Asamp
leitchyleck
doesn't have a floppy disc drive!
honestly m8 that's a lotta cash for a pc, specs look good, i'd say if you want it/need it/can afford it, go for it.
Floppy Disc is old school, last century. You probably meant CD drive.

Glad to see sarcasm lives
#25
Building your own PC is easier than it sounds and its is much cheaper to source your own parts.
I done my first build a few years ago and I found that putting the components together was a doddle and once you get to grips with the Bios and installing your Operating system you with have a wealth of knowledge to go on to do your own upgraded and customisation for the future.
Youtube is a great tool for help and guidance. Take the plunge, you won't regret it. :D
#26
DoctorDeals
Asamp
leitchyleck
doesn't have a floppy disc drive!
honestly m8 that's a lotta cash for a pc, specs look good, i'd say if you want it/need it/can afford it, go for it.
Floppy Disc is old school, last century. You probably meant CD drive.
Glad to see sarcasm lives

:p
#27
I think the components + £165 for assembly and support is a reasonable price. You might get it a bit cheaper, but when you're spending that much twenty or thirty pounds is neither here nor there.

I would question your choice of components though.

It makes more sense to go for the externally identical Prodigy M case as that takes the more capable MicroATX motherboards that you can add more memory and expansion cards in future without having to upgrade your existing stuff.

The 850 Evo isn't terribly good value. I don't think PCspecialist offer the 750GB MX300 (£30 more) but generally I'd go for more capacity first on an SSD as that's likely to have the biggest effect.

It's a bit odd to buy an expensive motherboard and cooler (suggesting you're going to heavily overclock) if you want to keep the machine a long time. Putting a lot of volts into the CPU will bring its lifetime down. I'd also go for a high end Air cooler over a water cooler as they've got better long term prospects.

Power supply is fine for the system as is. You'll struggle to find a GTX 1070 review where the system draws over 300W while gaming. The high capacity power supplies are mainly there for multi-card setups and major overclocking. You could push it slightly up if overclocking heavily.

If you're going to go for an optical drive at all then go for a blu-ray drive for a few pounds more.
#28
I know others don't care for power efficiency but I would seriously consider upping the Wattage and at least getting a Gold power supply.

Perhaps consider and EVGA or MSI 1070, Ive had a good experience with both with the exception of my Classified.

Also, i5 6600k would be sufficient enough IMO

Bad price IMO.

Edited By: hairray on Dec 08, 2016 12:16
#29
You don't say what it's for so it's difficult to say if this is a good buy for you. This will give you a good gaming PC if that is what you are after. I doubt you will get a similar specced pre-build much cheaper.

I put this build together in pcpartpicker and it comes to £1520. This is a part for part (accept PSU which has no price on the site so I picked a similar one) so it's not a judgement on the component choices (I don't think they all make sense personally). If you aren't a total klutz and have a free afternoon you could save yourself about £170 doing a self-build.

Only you know if you are confident enough to be up to the task of building a PC. Spending £170 extra to get a pre-built PC might make sense if you don't fancy accidentally breaking a component worth a few hundred quid. While building a PC isn't half as difficult as you might think a mini-ITX build might be a tad fiddly for your first go. If you do consider doing a self-build pop along to https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/ and they'll help you narrow down your components to the best performance/price point.

Some people have commented the PSU isn't powerful enough but I think it's okay. As it's an mini-ITX build (little room for extra components and probably not the best setup for overclocking) as long as the PSU is of a decent quality then it should be adequate. Not familiar with the specific corsair PSU mentioned but corsairs are generally the better end of the scale.

Edited By: captainkibble on Dec 08, 2016 12:19
#30
EndlessWaves

It's a bit odd to buy an expensive motherboard and cooler (suggesting you're going to heavily overclock) if you want to keep the machine a long time. Putting a lot of volts into the CPU will bring its lifetime down. I'd also go for a high end Air cooler over a water cooler as they've got better long term prospects.
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This Massively!

It sounds like your not gonna be messing around with the pc, OCing ect, if your not building your self, you will save over £150 just buy swapping to a normal mobo £70ish and a decent air cooler £40ish.
Could probably save £20-30 if you shop around for the ram
#31
I just built this spec for £1300

i7 6700k
GTX 1070 8GB
Gigabyte Ultra Gaming Motherboard
16GB DDR4 3000mhz Memory
250 SSD drive
1TB Hard Drive
Gigabyte PSU 750W Gold
212 Evo Cooler
all in a NZXT H440 Case
#32
It is for gaming. Not really good in anything that requires hand skills, it was suggested by a friend.

Resuming, it would be better to buy a "normale" pc case, save something on motherboard and cooler and buy a better psu, right?

So that i can search and post an amended One.

Thanks again to everyone
#33
I forgot to say that by "i am no good with hand skills", i meant that i prefer to pay someone else to build it
#34
Nebson, it is on a website that offers also to build it?
#35
not commenting on the pc price/spec - but pcsspecialist is a brilliant company with amazing customer service, I bought my last 3 laptops from there (2 custom built by them).
#36
Following some suggestions, this is slightly more expensive (1723) but i changed something:

Case
InWIN GT1 BLACK GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII GENE: mATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB HyperX SAVAGE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB Kit)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!

FREE WATCH_DOGS 2 with select GTX 10 Series GPUs!
1st Hard Disk
480GB HyperX SAVAGE 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
2TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW & SOFTWARE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H55 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
#37
Honestly, i have no intention to overclock it, so if you think something can be tuned down a little, just tell me, im no expert.

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