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AWD Titan Intel I5 6400 3.3GHz GTX 1070 8GB DDR5 VR Gaming PC £729.95 @ AWD-IT

£729.95 @ AWD-IT
My first deal so please be gentle. Thought this was pretty cheap, surely capable at 1080 and 1440p gaming. Reviews on website seem positive. Obviously building this yourself might be cheaper but for t… Read More
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My first deal so please be gentle. Thought this was pretty cheap, surely capable at 1080 and 1440p gaming. Reviews on website seem positive. Obviously building this yourself might be cheaper but for those who are not confident then this is better and comes with a 3 year warranty. That GTX 1070 is supposed to be equal to last years Titan X, a card which costs more than the price of this whole PC.

550w Corsair PSU inc.

Does not come with OS but you can either add that as an option (£75) or install yourself.
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ZainAkib
The i5-6400 is a dealbreaker, that is going to be a huge bottleneck with the 1070. Cold.

http://i.imgur.com/W9iQRVa.gif

Don't be daft, it really isn't.

Got any actual evidence to support your insane comment?


Edited By: ollie87 on Dec 31, 2016 19:24: Dank GIF
10 Likes
Pity that new users here have to apologise when they put a deal. Says alot in regards to some users. Anyway, good deal OP.

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1 Like #1
No windows installed so you need to factor the cost of that in, you can get it cheap yourself and install it but those people who can do that would probably also build it themselves. AWD from what ive read are a decent company but you need to add another £74.99 to include the windows operating system.
2 Likes #2
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
#3
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.


Yes but legitimate copy? kin don't really have a clean past.....
1 Like #4
Not a bad price considering it comes with a 1070 and is already built
#5
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.

Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
1 Like #6
DDR5? You mean ddr 4?
#7
manithind10
DDR5? You mean ddr 4?


No ddr5 is the gpu
4 Likes #8
This is a decent price considering the components themselves probably cost that much.

A few things to note

1. Gigabyte motherboard is h110 basic model so no SLI.

2. It's a HDD, I would pay extra for an ssd,makes all the difference

3. Motherboard limited to 2133 drr 4 ram, although faster speeds doesn't make much difference unless in CPU bottlenecking programs

4. No OS but that's easily rectified for £15 on eBay

5. Warranty may be void if you add in extras and open the case

6, no wifi included, 550psu corsair but uncertain if 80+ rating.

All in all a very decent gaming PC which will last a few years.
#9
Very good deal , you can add customize it to your own spec and even with windows 10, still a great price.
1 Like #10
gowf
This is a decent price considering the components themselves probably cost that much.

A few things to note

1. Gigabyte motherboard is h110 basic model so no SLI.

2. It's a HDD, I would pay extra for an ssd,makes all the difference

3. Motherboard limited to 2133 drr 4 ram, although faster speeds doesn't make much difference unless in CPU bottlenecking programs

4. No OS but that's easily rectified for £15 on eBay

5. Warranty may be void if you add in extras and open the case

6, no wifi included, 550psu corsair but uncertain if 80+ rating.

All in all a very decent gaming PC which will last a few years.


^^^ what he said :)

I am looking for a new setup, may build it myself but if theres a good deal about then I would consider it. Definitely a decent price. on AWD's page the graphics card is about £370 alone, if it's their cheapest inno3D one.

For me, I'm after an H or Z170 board, so will be passing on this, but for a good priced system this was definitely worth a look :)

Happy New Year
10 Likes #11
Pity that new users here have to apologise when they put a deal. Says alot in regards to some users. Anyway, good deal OP.
#12
This looks a good deal to me, looking at pcpartpicker all the component prices seem to have gone up over the past few weeks so the oft used refrain on this site that's it's cheaper to build yourself isn't neccesarily true at the moment. Also the prices shown at pcpartpicker often seem to be out of date so that when you click through to the website in question they are actually higher.
#13
I'd prefer the i5 6500 - a lot more speed for not a lot more money. The bargain basement i5 here is a bit of a weird match with a higher-end card like the GTX 1070.

Edited By: Easy2BCheesy on Dec 31, 2016 16:49
#14
Good price for these specs, only downside is CPU. Even 6500 would be sweet
#15
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
lol. you're one of them...
#16
The i5-6400 is a dealbreaker, that is going to be a huge bottleneck with the 1070. Cold.
11 Likes #17
ZainAkib
The i5-6400 is a dealbreaker, that is going to be a huge bottleneck with the 1070. Cold.

http://i.imgur.com/W9iQRVa.gif

Don't be daft, it really isn't.

Got any actual evidence to support your insane comment?


Edited By: ollie87 on Dec 31, 2016 19:24: Dank GIF
2 Likes #18
rucer07
Good price for these specs, only downside is CPU. Even 6500 would be sweet

There is an upgrade dropdown. The 6500 is +£24.99. They've got the 6600k for £59.95 extra which seems like a much more solid pairing with a 1070.

It's not massively upgrade-able (as gowf said, it's not Z170 [which is itself about to be outdated by the Z270 / Kaby Lake kit coming in Q1 2017]). The RAM is small sticks (2x4gb). The PSU isn't going to take much more demand either. Realistically this is for someone who wants something that works, that has a 3 year warranty, and isn't trying to stay on the bleeding edge. It's a great 1080p machine. Personally I'd upgrade the HD to a 525gb crucial SSD, and swap the CPU for the 6600k for a total of £873.88. Anything less is weirdly unbalanced. Anything more and the cost-value isn't as compelling.

Sidebar - if you've got a retail copy of windows you can download the ISO using MS' windows tool and transfer over that licence. Older 7/8 licences can still be upgraded for free if you're an Assistive Technologies user via https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade
3 Likes #19
ollie87
ZainAkib
The i5-6400 is a dealbreaker, that is going to be a huge bottleneck with the 1070. Cold.
Don't be daft, it really isn't.
Got any actual evidence to support your insane comment?

That was really confusing for a moment there because you both have the same avatar; thought you were having some kind of breakdown.
4 Likes #20
Decent enough deal. I'm REALLY not a fan of any prebuilt PC. I'm not upset about H110 either, it's FINE for what this rig is. Most people can't be arsed with overclocking properly.

I would always suggest you build your own for these reasons:

1) I will help you
2) You can customise it more to your liking
3) If one part fails you don't have to send the whole thing back
4) The warranty on individual parts is often 3 years, also you don't have to post the entire computer off at your own cost and worry about having is smashed up in the post.
5) It's very, very easy. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a PC.

If you want to build your own for around this price I would recommend this:

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£47.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£25.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card (£377.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£42.48 @ Aria PC)
Total: £760.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 18:47 GMT+0000

It'll cost you a little more but you'll get an SSD.
#21
seancampbell
[quote=rucer07]Anything less is weirdly unbalanced. Anything more and the cost-value isn't as compelling.

Got any supporting evidence?

This is a machine aimed at gaming and it shows, since the money has been spent where it counts, on the GPU.
#22
My son bought the 1060 machine with overclocked gpu @£655
and for the price it's excellent
I built my last 2 computers and I couldn't beat the price by much, but
this has a 3 year warranty.
the case is not the best and if you like LED blue lights its great(not)
I bought a http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926 @£12
also a 500gb ssd
#23
5. Warranty may be void if you add in extras and open the case

I phoned before hand and they said that adding a ssd and extra hdd would
not void warranty
2 Likes #24
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
It's scroungers like you, that ruin ebay for the rest of us!
#25
digbys
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
It's scroungers like you, that ruin ebay for the rest of us!

So your one of them that likes to flog dodgy gear that is not as advertised and expect to get away with it! And you think he's ruining Ebay.
2 Likes #26
kevinc6784
digbys
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
It's scroungers like you, that ruin ebay for the rest of us!
So your one of them that likes to flog dodgy gear that is not as advertised and expect to get away with it! And you think he's ruining Ebay.
No actually, I sell Rolex and other high end watches, but scroungers, that use feedback, to blackmail sellers, in the hope of getting freebies are the scum of the earth!
#27
kevinc6784
digbys
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
It's scroungers like you, that ruin ebay for the rest of us!
So your one of them that likes to flog dodgy gear that is not as advertised and expect to get away with it! And you think he's ruining Ebay.
No actually, I sell Rolex and other high end watches, but scroungers, that use feedback, to blackmail sellers, in the hope of getting freebies are the scum of the earth!
#28
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.

Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..


just download it of a torrent dont scam someone on ebay
#29
This is my current PC
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® SABERTOOTH Z77: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, THERMAL ARMOR
Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1866MHz X.M.P(2 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
SSD
Corsair Hydro

New PC or upgrade
#30
tom_gov
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.

Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..


just download it of a torrent dont scam someone on ebay


ive downloaded a version of Windows 7 off torrents and for some reason, after a few weeks, on the right corner of the desktop came up this is not a legitimate copy of Windows. I'm after a "working" legitimate version of Windows 8....suggestions welcome
#31
danielbentham
No windows installed so you need to factor the cost of that in, you can get it cheap yourself and install it but those people who can do that would probably also build it themselves. AWD from what ive read are a decent company but you need to add another £74.99 to include the windows operating system.


well no you don't actually, you can get it dirt cheap elsewhere...and no, people won't necessarily build themselves, I used to, bit now don't have time or inclination.
#32
danielbentham
No windows installed so you need to factor the cost of that in, you can get it cheap yourself and install it but those people who can do that would probably also build it themselves. AWD from what ive read are a decent company but you need to add another £74.99 to include the windows operating system.


well no you don't actually, you can get it dirt cheap elsewhere...and no, people won't necessarily build themselves, I used to, bit now don't have time or inclination.
1 Like #33
digbys
kevinc6784
digbys
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.
Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..
It's scroungers like you, that ruin ebay for the rest of us!
So your one of them that likes to flog dodgy gear that is not as advertised and expect to get away with it! And you think he's ruining Ebay.
No actually, I sell Rolex and other high end watches, but scroungers, that use feedback, to blackmail sellers, in the hope of getting freebies are the scum of the earth!


agreed!
#34
Thank goodness for honest good people like you.
#35
I can't wait for Intel CPUs to drop significantly in price because of AMD ryzen which should be released in next 2-3 months. :D I'll wait 8)
#36
theo00
tom_gov
Dacra
Themadcow
Um, you can get Windows a LOT cheaper than that from a 3rd party. £7-£20 most likely.

Free if you buy a "legitimate" copy from ebay for about 10 quid, then complain it for some reason is an education version and not as advertised, and accept the offer to remove negative feedback for a refund..


just download it of a torrent dont scam someone on ebay


ive downloaded a version of Windows 7 off torrents and for some reason, after a few weeks, on the right corner of the desktop came up this is not a legitimate copy of Windows. I'm after a "working" legitimate version of Windows 8....suggestions welcome


use the activator that came with it
#37
stewstar73
This is my current PC
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® SABERTOOTH Z77: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, THERMAL ARMOR
Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1866MHz X.M.P(2 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
SSD
Corsair Hydro
New PC or upgrade

Dont be daft stick in a top gpu and you will be good to go.
#38
No need to buy the OS.
There are no restrictions for running an inactivated version of Win 10.
I've been running it for months on my custom built rig.
Do a quick Google search for what happens if you don't activate windows. All you get is a watermark saying windows isn't activated.
#39
ollie87
seancampbell
[quote=rucer07]Anything less is weirdly unbalanced. Anything more and the cost-value isn't as compelling.
Got any supporting evidence?
This is a machine aimed at gaming and it shows, since the money has been spent where it counts, on the GPU.

The i5 6400 has 2.7ghz clock speed. Presumably people buying this are aiming to play AAA games at high quality settings (else there's little point in the 1070). Many of the current gen AAA games heavily CPU bound (though not all). The 6400 is perfectly capable of playing these games, but for higher framerates / quality settings the 6600k is a big jump for £59.95 extra. The 6600k has a clock of 3.5 (vs 2.7) and turbos to 3.9 (vs 3.3). In CompuBench 1.5 that translates to a massive jump from 126fps to 303fps.

It's the difference between the 96th fastest processor about and the 12th (source: CPU boss).

On the other hand if you're *not* playing above 1080p/ 60fps, then the upgrade might not be worth (and nor might the 1070; for non-AAA the 1050 and 1060 are worth considering as is the AMD rx480). It comes down to which games (some are optimised better than others, some are threaded better than others; the single core speed does make a difference in some games), which screen you're on, and your tolerance for High vs Ultra settings in those games.

As far as the SSD goes, it won't make much difference in game, but it does make the system more user friendly as it'll boot quicker. At +£34.99 for a 250gb SSD AWD aren't overcharging for the upgrade. The CPU upgrade, at £59.99 to go from the 6400 to the 6600k, is also pretty much the difference in part cost.

Re "build your own" - it's worth remembering the time cost. Research, build time, problem fixes, doing your own support, etc isn't free. A 3 year whole system warranty is worth having. Trying to work out which part has stopped working can be difficult. Dealing with multiple retailers for parts can make that even harder. It's only easy if you know what you're doing, know you've got compatible parts, know which parts to pick, and have sufficient manual dexterity / small enough hands to actually plug in all the internal wiring. Building can be great; I built a rig last week. But it isn't for everyone. If you're after a prebuilt PC this is decent. The upgrades are worth considering.
#40
seancampbell
(source: CPU boss).

And there it it, all credibility lost.

A i5-6400 is more than enough for a gaming rig with a GTX 1070, we are aiming for value for money here.

Let's do some quick analysis of that shall we...

http://i.imgur.com/P9AxVRq.gif

A i5-6400 and a basic motherboard is £201.89
A i5-6600k, a proper CPU cooler (especially since the 6600k doesn't even come with a stock cooler!) and a Z170 motherboard that will make use of the overclocking ability is £350.03

So that's a 73.38% increase of price for a 19.56% increase in performance. £148.14 taken away from the GTX 1070 price is £229.80. The best GPU you can get for that is either a GTX 1060 or a RX 480, both of which are smashed by the GTX 1070. And since this is a budget 1440p/4K/VR rig a GTX 1060 or RX 480 wouldn't cut it.

Spend the money where you need it, this is a gaming rig not a video editing rig. You need GPU power. Increasingly games don't make use of CPU power. Look at JERMgaming's PotatoMasher, it's a cheap rig using a overclocked i5 750 and it's still not hitting 100% usage in games nearly eight years after launch.


Edited By: ollie87 on Jan 01, 2017 18:02: Typo

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