Medion E4059 Desktop PC, AMD A8-5500, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Windows 8 - cheapestelectrical on Ebay, £249.99 - HotUKDeals
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Looks good to me. Same item is also £20 dearer from the same people so I would check this is not a refurb if I was buying it myself and it mattered to me, as I know they sell refurbs for a few quid less than brand new sometimes.

5% off since I posted this so even cheaper now than the headline price, no idea how long it will last.
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adamc11
Cold because the price of parts individually is cheaper. .


O RLY? Let's just take some ballpark figures for the consumer:

1Tb Hard drive - £40.00
Optical Drive - £12.00
Windows 8 - £70.00
8Gb RAM - £50.00
CPU - £70.00
PSU - £15.00
Case - £20
WLAN card - £5.00
Keyboard & Mouse - £10.00

Total - £292.00

That's not including the motherboard, card reader and a few other minor extras

All prices taken from Novatech and even rounded down in some cases to allow for shopping around

If you're going to make the classic cliched "Can build it for less" argument at least be right


Edited By: PFC Hudson on Jul 14, 2014 15:37: Changed quote

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#1
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU and it's a capable budget gaming system.
#2
Are Medion any good as a brand though?
#3
A8-5500 is an apu better off using a radeon graphics product for dual graphics.
#4
Seems good to me. Don't think you'd get much change out of building this from scratch, especially with the OS thrown in
#5
This looks good but pricing is all mixed up.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medion-E4059-Desktop-PC-AMD-Quad-Core-3-2GHz-1TB-HDD-8GB-RAM-Windows-8-New-/390867175305 Also £265 on their website.Not much info given on guarantee etc.Medion usually supply a set of recovery disks but no mention of these.Hot and thanks for posting.I suppose you take a chance when buying these off Ebay.
#6
Thanks ... I just know so little about these things. I just want a really quick surfing machine that i can run invoices off that will not fall apart.
Seems to fit the bill.
#7
Medion systems usually use a fairly decent PSU. As for the recovery discs, its been a while since I've been supplied a working set out of the box. You usually get 3 blank DVD-R's and you have to make your own.
#8
AR2012
A8-5500 is an apu better off using a radeon graphics product for dual graphics.

Branded systems usually have a rubbish PSU about 300w. The 750Ti is the best one for low wattage PSUs as it draws so little power.
If the PSU is 500w or so then a dual Radeon would be better.


Edited By: corgi74 on Jul 14, 2014 10:09
#9
Looks like Medion use FSP brand PSUs which are pretty decent. Might only be 400w though.
#10
just had a look at a review of this specific model and according to that the psu is 450w so you could potentially fit a mid range gpu in there although power supplies arent that expensive these days so probably worth upgrading, for those not savvy with computers honestly its simple all cables have their own specific port, I would recommend the corsair cx for beginners as they arent expensive they are 80+ bronze certified and they are non modular
#11
corgi74
Looks like Medion use FSP brand PSUs which are pretty decent. Might only be 400w though.

400 watt would be excellent for a off-the-shelf PC but i suspect you're more likely to have a sub 300 watt PSU
#12
uchihasilver
just had a look at a review of this specific model and according to that the psu is 450w so you could potentially fit a mid range gpu

Really, 450watt seems plenty for anyone who didn't go to the effort of building their PC from scratch
1 Like #13
So little detail.
What MHz is the ram ?
What brand/power is the PSU ?
What brand & rpm is the HDD ?
Does it come with all the all driver discs including Windows 8 disc with product key ?
Does it come with all the original boxes ?

Had problems in the past with Medion laptops when trying to install a new windows & that alone would make me think twice about buying one of these.
1 Like #14
watchcam
Are Medion any good as a brand though?



I am still using my Medion Computer that is now 7+ years old, never missed a beat.
#15
Inactive
watchcam
Are Medion any good as a brand though?


I am still using my Medion Computer that is now 7+ years old, never missed a beat.

Snap. A few upgrades here and there but an excellent machine overall.
#16
better off buying direct from medion, you get 3 years guarantee. they send a courier to pick it up and return it at no cost to you very good service.
#17
Looks like a good deal. Will it be good for photoshop and photo editing in general?
#18
I'm still using my medion pc which I bought in 2000 and in 14 years all it needed was a hard drive so hot from me
#19
I have one of these and its a squeeze to get an hd6670 GPU in .nd that was there recommended card for dual graphics.only gave me .2 boost to windows experience.
but it is a weird machine cos it could play all my games off 2 yes ago at 1080 p ? if it would fit a 750 used solo would be better.
#20
Cold because the price of parts individually is cheaper. But hot because if you're not able to build then it's a good price. So I pronounce it neutral.
2 Likes #21
adamc11
Cold because the price of parts individually is cheaper. But hot because if you're not able to build then it's a good price. So I pronounce it neutral.

Really including Windows 8 ?
#22
Medion is now owned by Lenovo- don't know if that is good or bad!
#23
corgi74
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU…
I hope you don't mind me asking (I'm a console man, not much of a PC gaming man), but by 750 Ti, is that a graphics card? I'm very tempted to buy this PC.
#24
AndrewRunagall
corgi74
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU…
I hope you don't mind me asking (I'm a console man, not much of a PC gaming man), but by 750 Ti, is that a graphics card? I'm very tempted to buy this PC.
You'll need to spend on this if you want a fair/decent gaming PC.
This is a "Pig in a poke" deal as no one has made it clear what hardware comes with it.
#25
For anyone considering purchasing this, here is a Medion of better value (albeit, for more money and currently only available at Aldi Germany for now):

LINK
1 Like #26
I ordered one as it seems a good price also there is a extra %5 off promotion so the price was £237.50 in the end.
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adamc11
Cold because the price of parts individually is cheaper. .


O RLY? Let's just take some ballpark figures for the consumer:

1Tb Hard drive - £40.00
Optical Drive - £12.00
Windows 8 - £70.00
8Gb RAM - £50.00
CPU - £70.00
PSU - £15.00
Case - £20
WLAN card - £5.00
Keyboard & Mouse - £10.00

Total - £292.00

That's not including the motherboard, card reader and a few other minor extras

All prices taken from Novatech and even rounded down in some cases to allow for shopping around

If you're going to make the classic cliched "Can build it for less" argument at least be right


Edited By: PFC Hudson on Jul 14, 2014 15:37: Changed quote
1 Like #28
abhi
Looks like a good deal. Will it be good for photoshop and photo editing in general?

I have the Medion Akoya E4060D with the same processor that I got from Aldi 2 years ago. Its only got 4GB of ram though, and I use it for processing raw full frame files from a Canon 5D classic. Runs Photoshop CS4 fast and works a treat, with no problems apart from the DVD writer has disabled itself when I was using some DVD burning software - so searching for an a fix for that (Toshiba common problem apparantly). I paid £340 a couple of years ago !!! HOT from me.
#29
I bought one ... I got extra 5 % off for some reason from ebay so £237 delivered.
Thanks all for feedback...
#30
Any ideas what the motherboard is on this? I assume there would be room to add an SSD and I'd have no trouble moving the OS over to that as a dedicated drive? Also you can upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 for free, right?

Edited By: cliche_guevara on Jul 14, 2014 15:36
#31
on their own website at £265.99 http://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/pcs-laptops-and-tablets-pcs/medion-e4059new-medion-e4059-desktop-pc-amd-quad-core-3.2ghz-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-new.html

AMD Quad Core A8 -5500 Processor

8GB DDR3 RAM

1TB HDD

Medion Data Port with USB 3.0

Multiformat DVD/CD Burner

Wireless Lan - 802.11n

Gigabit Lan - 10/100/1000 Mbit/s

8 Channel HD Audio

USB Keyboard & Optical Mouse

Front Connections

1x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0

1x Microphone

1x Headphone

Rear Connections

2x USB 3.0

4x USB 2.0

2x PS/2

1x LAN (RJ45)

1x HDMI

1x VGA
#32
cliche_guevara
Any ideas what the motherboard is on this? I assume there would be room to add an SSD and I'd have no trouble moving the OS over to that as a dedicated drive? Also you can upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 for free, right?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial
#33
I've emailed the seller, they replied very quickly but cannot confirm what the motherboard is and whether it has space for another HDD/SSD (although it surely will have?) or the power rating of the PSU.
#34
cliche_guevara
I've emailed the seller, they replied very quickly but cannot confirm what the motherboard is and whether it has space for another HDD/SSD (although it surely will have?) or the power rating of the PSU.
Does not matter if the PSU is 1000w or 100w.It's more the brand name as cheap PSU's like Cit are dodgy & if they blow (as they do) then you'll more that likely lose other hardware at the same time. PSU's are so important in PC's & should be the first thing you make sure is decent when looking to buy a PC if your planning on gaming or editing etc.
#35
AndrewRunagall
corgi74
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU…
I hope you don't mind me asking (I'm a console man, not much of a PC gaming man), but by 750 Ti, is that a graphics card? I'm very tempted to buy this PC.

Yes it's a graphics card. Decent spec, will do most games at 1080p medium/high settings but it uses very little power making it ideal for systems with low wattage PSUs. They cost about £100.
#36
I mailed them to ask about the guarantee and recovery options. Apparently its a years guarantee by them and also a recovery partition on the hard drive.Not much use if you need to partition the hard drive, as the recovery partition wont work.I know because i have a Medion pc.Very strange as Medion normally provide backup disks with all their pcs.I would prefer to buy from a known retailer.as too much hassle if anything goes wrong.
#37
monitor1
I mailed them to ask about the guarantee and recovery options. Apparently its a years guarantee by them and also a recovery partition on the hard drive.Not much use if you need to partition the hard drive, as the recovery partition wont work.I know because i have a Medion pc.Very strange as Medion normally provide backup disks with all their pcs.I would prefer to buy from a known retailer.as too much hassle if anything goes wrong.

So buy a flash drive (the PNY 16GB one listed earlier today for £3.78 would be perfect) and make a bootable recovery drive.
#38
Is Windows 8 a better OS for an HTPC/nas than windows 7?
#39
corgi74
AndrewRunagall
corgi74
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU…
I hope you don't mind me asking (I'm a console man, not much of a PC gaming man), but by 750 Ti, is that a graphics card? I'm very tempted to buy this PC.

Yes it's a graphics card. Decent spec, will do most games at 1080p medium/high settings but it uses very little power making it ideal for systems with low wattage PSUs. They cost about £100.


Ah, thanks for the reply. I'll go ahead and get the PC now and get the graphics card sometime later.
#40
AndrewRunagall
corgi74
AndrewRunagall
corgi74
Put a 750 Ti in it so you don't need to change the PSU…
I hope you don't mind me asking (I'm a console man, not much of a PC gaming man), but by 750 Ti, is that a graphics card? I'm very tempted to buy this PC.

Yes it's a graphics card. Decent spec, will do most games at 1080p medium/high settings but it uses very little power making it ideal for systems with low wattage PSUs. They cost about £100.

Ah, thanks for the reply. I'll go ahead and get the PC now and get the graphics card sometime later.

You might find you don't need to. I built a machine with an A8 intending to upgrade it later, and 18 months later still no requirement to do so, but of course it depends what you do with it. This particular machine only plays Sims and Minecraft. My own PC is an A4 half the potency of an A8 and it games near well enough - currently bumbling through Dishonored.

Personally I wouldn't bother with a "crossfire" arrangement just get a good card that comfortably outperforms such an arrangement.

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