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Acer Predator Intel i5 Gaming PC £399.99 @ Ebuyer

£399.99 @ Ebuyer
Good price for a well speced machine Acer Predator G5900 Desktop Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD DVD Writer Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT340 Windows 7 Home Premium
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Good price for a well speced machine

Acer Predator G5900 Desktop

Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
DVD Writer
Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT340
Windows 7 Home Premium
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I know it's not an OP fault but calling this PC 'a gaming system' can be done only by the look of it.The cpu is rather slow (remember . this is 2- core HT i5 'Clarkdale', not 4 core i5 'Sandybridge', the graphic card is not sufficiently fast to play most of the new games in HD resolution, the hdd is not huge too ...well, do not get me wrong - it's branded , it is not bad but very far from a 'proper' gaming system.
I do not vote but I do appreciate your effort
#4
Agreed. This is a well spec'd machine for the asking price, if your end is simply entering a credit card number.
The processor is hardly slow and for 99% of people this won't even break a number-crunching sweat.
Saying there is better is as relevant as saying; I bought a Corsa but could of brought a Merc?
It may not play the latest games maxed out but it will play most at lesser settings.

Hot for me.
#5
I have this model, and I can play The Sims 3 with all the graphics settings maxed out, and that's good enough for me lol.
10 Likes #6
realblender


If adjectives are important to you, would you mind providing one to explain the optimal use of the computer



Common guys, I did not want to offend anybody and I have not said it's a bad system ! It was just a word to those who may not be very familiar with recently launched components and would be willing to choose this computer for playing demanding games in high resolutions - this pc is not capable of that ! The cpu overclocks as hell but you may find it very limited with this mobo and by default cheap 4 core from AMD i.e. x4 620 or x4 955, lower end new Sandybridge (i3) or even some oc-ed Core 2 Duos will still be faster. The same with graphic card - a dated gts 250 vel 9800gtx vel 8800gtx is actually quicker ...and they are on the market for something like 2-3 years.Yes, you can play games on it but you will get 15 frames or so if just you try to run something more resource-hungry - i.e. Crysis in hd, even if you switch off the shadows and won't be using anizo or anti-aliasing.If I was to buy a 'gaming' rig I would just expect more.That's it really.


Edited By: 7777777 on May 24, 2011 10:09
#7
7777777 is right, you can`t call a PC like that "gaming pc"
C`mon, a GeForce GT340....
#8
Its a decent price for a pre built. However its not very fast for games really. don't buy it if you intend to actually use it regularly to play modern games.
#9
This is a super price I think, will play all games in very playable settings.
7 Likes #10
realblender
ebuyer is the best retailer around at the moment so they get my heat


I beg to differ, My recent dealings with their customer service department completely changed my opinion of them.

They have no interest in retaining customers they have annoyed, and use blatant lies as excuses.

Oh, and this is not a Gaming PC, it's a PC that can play games.
#11
can't call it a gaming pc, would've like 2-3 years ago, but now.. It's just a middle class desktop pc, should be enough for daily use and some gaming, though adding somewhat £100-£150 to the price you might find a similar spec laptop.
#12
agreed. i could never understand why pc manufacturers assume that an ugly case and a random dedicated videocard turns a desktop into a gaming machine.

I would rather suggest getting a combo from scan (one of those today only deals) and throwing in a video card.
#13
realblender
7777777
I know it's not an OP fault but calling this PC 'a gaming system' can be done only by the look of it.The cpu is rather slow (remember . this is 2- core HT i5 'Clarkdale', not 4 core i5 'Sandybridge', the graphic card is not sufficiently fast to play most of the new games in HD resolution, the hdd is not huge too ...well, do not get me wrong - it's branded , it is not bad but very far from a 'proper' gaming system.
I do not vote but I do appreciate your effort


If adjectives are important to you, would you mind providing one to explain the optimal use of the computer


Why do you bother coming to this site to write comments like that?
#14
7777777 speaketh the truth.
2 Likes #15
thecresta
realblender
ebuyer is the best retailer around at the moment so they get my heat


I beg to differ, My recent dealings with their customer service department completely changed my opinion of them.

They have no interest in retaining customers they have annoyed, and use blatant lies as excuses.

Oh, and this is not a Gaming PC, it's a PC that can play games.


Had a dispute with them a good few years back and have never used them since. too long a story to tell but their customer service is awful.
#16
7777777
realblender


If adjectives are important to you, would you mind providing one to explain the optimal use of the computer


Common guys, I did not want to offend anybody and I have not said it's a bad system ! It was just a word to those who may not be very familiar with recently launched components and would be willing to choose this computer for playing demanding games in high resolutions - this pc is not capable of that ! The cpu overclocks as hell but you may find it very limited with this mobo and by default cheap 4 core from AMD i.e. x4 620 or x4 955, lower end new Sandybridge (i3) or even some oc-ed Core 2 Duos will still be faster. The same with graphic card - a dated gts 250 vel 9800gtx vel 8800gtx is actually quicker ...and they are on the market for something like 2-3 years.Yes, you can play games on it but you will get 15 frames or so if just you try to run something more resource-hungry - i.e. Crysis in hd, even if you switch off the shadows and won't be using anizo or anti-aliasing.If I was to buy a 'gaming' rig I would just expect more.That's it really.



Have to agree with the points this guy made. exactly what i was thinking before i read any of the comments. (well i was thinking core i5 and the graphics card arent top end - which you would expect from a gaming pc). That said, good gaming pc's are usually around 2k+ and they have custom coolers and mods etc. For this price this its not a bad deal to be fair.


Edited By: yaz84 on May 24, 2011 12:18
2 Likes #17
aircanman
This is a super price I think, will play all games in very playable settings.


Considering the abysmal Passmark score of 911, we must have very different interpretations of 'playable'
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
6 Likes #18
Better to build your own:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 Retail Boxed Processor

Asrock N68C-S UCC GeForce 7025 Socket AM2+ VGA Out 6 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials

Coolermaster Elite 342 Black Micro ATX Case - No PSU

CIT 650w Power supply GOLD 12cm 24pin sata model 650U

Total £377.22

all parts from E-buyer. Very overclockable system and the motherboard has the ability to unlock 2 extra cores on the cpu. This will play all the latest games in HD resolutions, hard to beat as a buget gaming build.
#19
I would consider a 5770 an ok level for a gaming card and the gt340 is about 60-70% of its power. Place this machine as an entry level gaming machine but not a lot more, but its still quite alot of bang for buck!
#20
Change the card and its all good. Voted HOT.
#21
turbo-james
Better to build your own:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 Retail Boxed Processor

Asrock N68C-S UCC GeForce 7025 Socket AM2+ VGA Out 6 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials

Coolermaster Elite 342 Black Micro ATX Case - No PSU

CIT 650w Power supply GOLD 12cm 24pin sata model 650U

Total £377.22

all parts from E-buyer. Very overclockable system and the motherboard has the ability to unlock 2 extra cores on the cpu. This will play all the latest games in HD resolutions, hard to beat as a buget gaming build.


A couple of things missed here, warranty for one, and operating system for another.
#22
realblender
compared to your average desktop, a gaming pc isnot just an ugly case but some of these..

*SLI capable motherboard for 2 graphics cards and space in the case to actually fit them
*bolstered power supply
*wired keyboard and mouse
*cooling prioritised over noise reduction

I don't know of may manufacturers who supply good discrete graphics. Just because its 2 years old doesn't stop it being a gaming pc and yes more money gets you more fps but it will run all games fine.

I dont think turbo-james system is comparable in terms of the case, processor, motherboard capabilities and operating system. It actually shows this is a good deal.
If you arent happy with the supplied graphics, you can upgrade to the SLI solution of your choice and still save compared to a self build.




I agree regarding the turbo-james' system as not optimal - you may get much better for the same money but...

How did you deduct the mobo is SLI capable ? I am more than sure it's not
How do you know about 'bolstered' PSU - it's certainly something decent e.g. 500W from FSP but would not expect anything special.
If you do not know many suppliers of good discrete graphic cards, how do you know Acer got theirs from the best one ? :)

won't go any further as I do not come here to argue

Edited By: 7777777 on May 24, 2011 13:10
#23
Terrible pc
3 Likes #24
thecresta
realblender
ebuyer is the best retailer around at the moment so they get my heat


I beg to differ, My recent dealings with their customer service department completely changed my opinion of them.

They have no interest in retaining customers they have annoyed, and use blatant lies as excuses.

Oh, and this is not a Gaming PC, it's a PC that can play games.


Also received very poor customer service from them on a few occasions. I know they're trusted by a lot of people out there but I certainly won't be buying anything from them again.

On the subject of this computer, I find myself torn between the two camps here, yes it's a good spec for a pre-build machine, but it's poor for gaming. HAD this PC not been advertised as a gaming PC and it came in a styled back case, I would say this is an excellent deal. In its current form, being advertised as a gaming product (with a large discount applied), I find it an extremely misleading description for someone who doesn't know much about computers. If my parents had seen this 10 years ago when I was asking for a PC to play games on, they'd have snapped it up and ended up with a disappointed son.
#25
Shouldn't be too bad as a gaming pc as long as people are realistic about what it can pull off. If you want to play games from a couple of tears back and basically farm the Steam sales for bargains then its a nice little machine. If you're looking to play The Witcher 2 or Shogun II then forget it!

The likes of DiRT 2, CoD4 and Source engine games will run quite nicely, as will the plethora of great Indie titles popping up on PC.
#26
Yep as mentioned before, its more a MID 'game capable' computer..., not anything amazing, but not a bad deal either. On the whole, its is a good deal, for the price. but simply putting it in an aggressive looking case and fancy name doesn't make it a 'gaming computer'.Give it a year, and it will struggle with the software titles being released. Sadly, thats the nature of things. For a true gaming computer, don't expect to shell out any less than a £1000, with all the whistles. Again, just to stress the point, a very good, value for money deal, that will suit 95% of the people. SO GOOD FIND..., I'd rather stick to a console for the moment, if its was for gaming, untill a PC can offer something that is signifcantly superior, other than a little bit more eye candy.
#27
ebuyer not bad, not good - mixed reviews from >click
only brought screen wipes fans and stuff wouldn't buy a pc or monitor to be honest no click and collect?
4 Likes #28
Or for half the price you could buy a proper gaming rig....they are called console's - you will find they don't need to be upgraded every 14th minute, you dont have to worry if yours is better than your mates - they come stock standard out of the box, they all run the same os, oh...and you don't get l33t idiots telling you how much better their console is than yours because their processer can process a squiggly bit of info 100000000th of a second quicker.

True Story.
#29
aye
#30
mmorpg_gamer
ebuyer not bad, not good - mixed reviews from >click
only brought screen wipes fans and stuff wouldn't buy a pc or monitor to be honest no click and collect?


If you notice most people only rate positively because their item has been delivered on time.

When they need to contact the customer service department things start to get messy.
#31
aircanman
turbo-james
Better to build your own:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 Retail Boxed Processor

Asrock N68C-S UCC GeForce 7025 Socket AM2+ VGA Out 6 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials

Coolermaster Elite 342 Black Micro ATX Case - No PSU

CIT 650w Power supply GOLD 12cm 24pin sata model 650U

Total £377.22

all parts from E-buyer. Very overclockable system and the motherboard has the ability to unlock 2 extra cores on the cpu. This will play all the latest games in HD resolutions, hard to beat as a buget gaming build.


A couple of things missed here, warranty for one, and operating system for another.


Most of the components have at least a 1 year warranty and who the hell pays for windows on a self built system. I would also guess the power supply is pretty crummy in the acer and is hardly adequate for the original spec never mind adding a more powerful graphics card. Also the Acers graphics card is about half as powerful as the GTX 460 I suggested, that will make a big difference in games.

If you were to swap gtx 460 with the same graphics card as the acer, the price of the system I specified would be under £300. That shows how poor the graphics card is for a so called gaming system.

Not saying it is a bad deal all round but rather you can have better gaming performance for the same money.
#32
thecresta
mmorpg_gamer
ebuyer not bad, not good - mixed reviews from >click
only brought screen wipes fans and stuff wouldn't buy a pc or monitor to be honest no click and collect?


If you notice most people only rate positively because their item has been delivered on time.

When they need to contact the customer service department things start to get messy.



They are still great comparing to DSG, check pcworld reviews :)
#33
Tones
thecresta
realblender
ebuyer is the best retailer around at the moment so they get my heat


I beg to differ, My recent dealings with their customer service department completely changed my opinion of them.

They have no interest in retaining customers they have annoyed, and use blatant lies as excuses.

Oh, and this is not a Gaming PC, it's a PC that can play games.


Had a dispute with them a good few years back and have never used them since. too long a story to tell but their customer service is awful.


Been top notch for me, similar to Amazon's CS team and system.

Scan on the other hand use a call centre ran by immigrants who are rude and obnoxious, and have an awful customer service in general.
#34
And yes, this is NOT a gaming pc, far from it. My old phenom x4 BE + 8800GT rig would outclass this, and its years old.
#35
Not a bad price but the I5 in the title implying SB is a bit cheeky but good deal nevertheless.:D
1 Like #36
case £35 NZXT BETA EVO scan 3 years warranty (also plenty of other decent cases from Coolermaster,Xclio,Silverstone,Thermaltake)
cpu £72 amd x4 640 3 years warranty
mobo £43 MSI 870-C45 ebuyer 2 years warranty
ram £35 2x2 DDR3 lifetime warranty
hdd £40 1TB samsung F3 3 years warranty
psu £40 Corsair CX 500W scan 3 years warranty
graphic card £78 HD 5830 scan 2 years warranty
keyboard + mouse £20
optical £12 2 years warranty
windows 7 x64 £70 (or less)

Total : £ 445


I think that's more than a decent alternative :)



Edited By: 7777777 on May 24, 2011 14:41: add
#37
7777777
thecresta
mmorpg_gamer
ebuyer not bad, not good - mixed reviews from >click
only brought screen wipes fans and stuff wouldn't buy a pc or monitor to be honest no click and collect?


If you notice most people only rate positively because their item has been delivered on time.

When they need to contact the customer service department things start to get messy.



They are still great comparing to DSG, check pcworld reviews :)


When you have to compare a company to DSG in order to look favourable you know you're in trouble!!!
#38
MadeDixonsCry

When you have to compare a company to DSG in order to look favourable you know you're in trouble!!!



I just went for an extreme :) . I have not faced any major problems with ebuyer and all the small issues were dealt with in a proper way - I was always satisfied with the outcome , same as with Scan.But if I was to prise someone - it would be Novatech, I was seriously stunned how well they handled quite a difficult problem we had in the past.The support was just great.
1 Like #39
realblender


very misleading to call that AMD rig comparable to an i5.. more misleading than claiming the Acer is a gaming pc with its apparent "low performance graphics"... your case isnt even slightly aggressive for a start lol ;)

Better you take the HD [email protected] and put it in this [email protected] to have a decent i5 Gaming PC for £477. Plus sell original Geforce graphics .

If thats not enough because you want a "proper gaming PC", buy [email protected] and put it in this Acer. Because this Acer is in actual fact a "gaming PC", you have a motherboad, powersupply and case that can cope with such a GPU setup.
(TBH I havent checked ACER PSU wattage )







Yes, you are right this i5 may not be comparable and without oc ...is actually worse :) .I have i7-2600 but I would never dare to say x4 Phenoms II are slow...
also , which slot would you fit the second graphic into :D .If you do not like the case, not a problem, you have another 40 around the same price to choose from.

'An aggresive' case in that kind of rig reminds me of huge exhaust fitted into 1.0 corsa - looks impressive,sounds promising, just does not deliver :D

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-650-660-661-review-test/1






Edited By: 7777777 on May 24, 2011 15:41: add
#40
7777777
case £35 NZXT BETA EVO scan 3 years warranty (also plenty of other decent cases from Coolermaster,Xclio,Silverstone,Thermaltake)
cpu £72 amd x4 640 3 years warranty
mobo £43 MSI 870-C45 ebuyer 2 years warranty
ram £35 2x2 DDR3 lifetime warranty
hdd £40 1TB samsung F3 3 years warranty
psu £40 Corsair CX 500W scan 3 years warranty
graphic card £78 HD 5830 scan 2 years warranty
keyboard + mouse £20
optical £12 2 years warranty
windows 7 x64 £70 (or less)

Total : £ 445


I think that's more than a decent alternative :)



Thanks for the specs, but I see that you didn't factor in your time. How many hours will spending collecting parts and building the machine.

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