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MSI Nightblade MI-010UK Gaming Desktop (Black) - (Intel Core i7-4790S, 8 GB RAM, 2 TB Hard Drive ,Windows 10) Amazon £519.99

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Description Product Description The lean, mean, gaming machine: Forged with passion for gaming, the MSI Nightblade MI is made for those who crave for an immersive gaming experience. With suffici… Read More
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The lean, mean, gaming machine: Forged with passion for gaming, the MSI Nightblade MI is made for those who crave for an immersive gaming experience. With sufficient storage, proficient cooling and blistering graphics performance, this lean, mean, gaming machine is ready to unlock your next gaming adventure. AUDIO BOOST: To deliver the crispest sound signal to gamers' ears, a special hardware amplifier called 'Audio Boost' is integrated onto the Nightblade MI's motherboard, especially benefiting gamers using a gaming headset. YOUR GAME, YOUR STREAM, YOUR FAME: XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2.5 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more. It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it. STEELSERIES CERTIFIED: Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI & SteelSeries! Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI GAMING desktops as 'SteelSeries Certified (SSC)'. This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI GAMING desktops and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI GAMING desktops.

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dave7herave
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
4TB graphics card? r u from the future?


Runs games not to be released for many many years such as Fifa 2048, Dishonored 12 and Half Life 2 Episode 3!
11 Likes
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.

This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.

Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.


4TB graphics card? r u from the future?

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#1
#2
Nice
2 Likes #3
Uses a Nvidia GTX960, not really super and you could easily get a better card for less.
1 Like #4
Moonky
Uses a Nvidia GTX960, not really super and you could easily get a better card for less.
Back that up with partpicker!.. Good Luck!
#5
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.

This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.

Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
11 Likes #6
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.

This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.

Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.


4TB graphics card? r u from the future?
2 Likes #7
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.


4TB Graphics card? That sounds expensive. :D
#8
;) 4GB lol
#9
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.

This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.

Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.


Which one where from????
#10
I've ordered this. It doesn't look like it has a DVD drive?
12 Likes #11
dave7herave
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
4TB graphics card? r u from the future?


Runs games not to be released for many many years such as Fifa 2048, Dishonored 12 and Half Life 2 Episode 3!
#12
Can this run csgo buttery soft?
#13
neiiilers
Can this run csgo buttery soft?

Yes
CS: GO Minimum Requirements:

Intel CPU: Dual-Core Pentium D @ 2.4GHz
AMD CPU: Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0GHz
RAM: 2 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 200 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD4000 or greater
OS: Windows XP 32-bit (SP3)
DirectX: DirectX 9
HDD Space: 4GB

FPS Verdict: 60 - 100.

CS: GO Reccomended Requirements:

Intel CPU: Quad-Core Intel Core i5 @ 2.66GHz
AMD CPU: Quad-Core AMD Phenom II @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 4 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 500 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD6000 or greater
OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1)
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD Space: 4GB

FPS Verdict: 120 - 200+

Edited By: skykid3 on Dec 17, 2016 16:38
2 Likes #14
Leonintelex
dave7herave
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
4TB graphics card? r u from the future?


Runs games not to be released for many many years such as Fifa 2048, Dishonored 12 and Half Life 2 Episode 3!


that made me rofl
#15
What's the chances of a sapphire rx480 nitro+ fitting into one of these? :{
#16
Processor Base Frequency 3.20 GHz
#17
Bright Star
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
Which one where from????
Do a search, I added it on here.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-nightblade-mi2-gaming-desktop-from-laptops-direct-799-97-quidco-which-money-2568658
You get the usual responses from game builders, but alot of parents don't know one end to another. So for me, these are aimed at, which I think made them a decent deal.

Edited By: Sizzlestick on Dec 17, 2016 17:40: lala
#18
Sizzlestick
joncfc
I've ordered this. It doesn't look like it has a DVD drive?

On the front sideways, like the old xbox


cheers :-)
#19
Ivorb1ggun
What's the chances of a sapphire rx480 nitro+ fitting into one of these? :{


None. You need a bigger PSU. It comes with a 300w one. In fact this gaming rig uses the i7 s chip which is a low power one. The case is a small form one I think. I also doubt there's enough space. I'd avoid this as you won't able to upgrade this easily in future.
#20
Not sure why you would put that card in that rig though. Why not a 1070 which is comparable PSU usage.

SIze.. depends on the actual GPU used, but as an example

MSI GTX 960 2GB

Width 3.5 cm
Depth 24.2 cm
Height 11.1 cm

Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Width 4.1 cm
Depth 24 cm
Height 12 cm
#22

Cool story bro. I voted hot to even things out.
#23
mechanicalman

Cool story bro. I voted hot to even things out.


Good for you
#24
thanks got one! i think changing the psu might be difficult, but certainly will be adding a SSD and maybe upgrading to 1060 in two years time
#25
skykid3
neiiilers
Can this run csgo buttery soft?
Yes
CS: GO Minimum Requirements:
Intel CPU: Dual-Core Pentium D @ 2.4GHz
AMD CPU: Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0GHz
RAM: 2 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 200 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD4000 or greater
OS: Windows XP 32-bit (SP3)
DirectX: DirectX 9
HDD Space: 4GB
FPS Verdict: 60 - 100.
CS: GO Reccomended Requirements:
Intel CPU: Quad-Core Intel Core i5 @ 2.66GHz
AMD CPU: Quad-Core AMD Phenom II @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 4 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 500 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD6000 or greater
OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1)
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD Space: 4GB
FPS Verdict: 120 - 200+

Thank you kind, sir. Is 2gb GPU ram enough?

Edited By: neiiilers on Dec 17, 2016 21:35
1 Like #26
This is a decent buy, I don't think you'll do much better for the money at this moment in time. I don't think the PSU would need changing if someone wanted to upgrade to a gtx 1060 in the future as they are rated at 120w the same as the gtx 960 that it is supplied with. The power supply is a 350w 80+ bronze. I'm not sure about putting an rx 480 in as it's 150w but the rx 470 is 120w. It takes a graphics card upto 290mm in length but you might have to watch the width is not bigger than the 2 slots. A GTX 960 is no slouch anyway I think people will be pleased and still be able to upgrade it in a few years.
#27
For a bit more you could have this Alienware Area 51 R2 scratch and dent from Dell, though the ssd is a bit mingey for the price!

Alienware Area 51 R2
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-5960X (8-cores, 20MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.0 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
32 GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
256 GB Mobility Solid State Drive
4 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
8X DVD ROM Drive
Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5 each (NVIDIA SLI Enabled) [QTY : 2]
Software
Intel 7260AC Dual-Band 2x2 (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n) WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
UK Power cord (1500W)
Dell 105 Key Soft Touch USB Keyboard Black
Sort:
Scratch and Dent
1500 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Price Excl. VAT:
£2,875.09 Price Incl. VAT:
£3,450.11 1 in stock
Add to Cart

http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=7%2bHd8pbwoWhtTrqT2jD7d3TUPIAjtlo2&puid=45173dbb
#28
Very respectable spec for that money. Decent CPU.
#29
neiiilers
skykid3
neiiilers
Can this run csgo buttery soft?
Yes
CS: GO Minimum Requirements:
Intel CPU: Dual-Core Pentium D @ 2.4GHz
AMD CPU: Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0GHz
RAM: 2 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 200 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD4000 or greater
OS: Windows XP 32-bit (SP3)
DirectX: DirectX 9
HDD Space: 4GB
FPS Verdict: 60 - 100.
CS: GO Reccomended Requirements:
Intel CPU: Quad-Core Intel Core i5 @ 2.66GHz
AMD CPU: Quad-Core AMD Phenom II @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 4 GB
NVidia GPU: NVidia GTX 500 or greater
AMD GPU: AMD HD6000 or greater
OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1)
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD Space: 4GB
FPS Verdict: 120 - 200+
Thank you kind, sir. Is 2gb GPU ram enough?

For 1080p gaming yes, it will be fine, GTX960 2GB playing CSGO
1 Like #30
dave7herave
Sizzlestick
I bought a similar spec one for about £750 two weeks ago... which is DDR4 on the Ram and 4TB on the Graphics card.
This uses DDR3 and only 2GB graphics card.
Good price.. Hot deal IMO to give anyone an introduction into PC gaming, and especially those parents that think a motherboard is for surfing the ocean waves.
4TB graphics card? r u from the future?

Yes, from 2017 apparently
http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-radeon-pro-2016jul25.aspx
#31
neiiilers
Can this run csgo buttery soft?


im pretty sure my toaster can do that :P
3 Likes #32
An i7 and a GTX 960 2GB? That is a complete bloody waste of an i7! This is my biggest problem with pre-builds, they appeal to idiots who nothing about proper gaming PCs, they just see i7 and think "HURR DURR! i7 IS BEST INNIT?!". No one who actually knows anything about PC gaming would build a system like that.

It might be cheap but it represents very poor value for gaming.

For the same money this machine would spank it so hard in games it would be laughable:

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£101.14 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£46.58 @ More Computers)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£43.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£188.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.96 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £530.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Windows 10 key from here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926

Yeah it's ten quid more, yes it's only an i3, but it's got the power where you actually need it for a gaming machine, which is the GPU. Advantages include:

Skylake instead of Haswell, gives more of an upgrade path
GTX 1060 instead of the terrible GTX 960 (for the most part the GTX 1060 3GB is usually at least 60% faster!)
DDR4 instead of DDR3
430 Watt PSU instead of a 350 Watt
2TB hard disk AND a 120GB SSD instead of just a 2TB hard disk.
Easier to upgrade and reuse parts
You build it yourself, you'll realise how easy it is and actually have a sense of accomplishment.

If anyone wants help or wants more information PM me.
#33
ollie87
An i7 and a GTX 960 2GB? That is a complete bloody waste of an i7! This is my biggest problem with pre-builds, they appeal to idiots who nothing about proper gaming PCs, they just see i7 and think "HURR DURR! i7 IS BEST INNIT?!". No one who actually knows anything about PC gaming would build a system like that.
It might be cheap but it represents very poor value for gaming.
For the same money this machine would spank it so hard in games it would be laughable:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ/by_merchant/CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£101.14 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£46.58 @ More Computers) Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£43.00 @ Amazon UK) Storage: OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£188.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.96 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)Total: £530.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Windows 10 key from here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926
Yeah it's ten quid more, yes it's only an i3, but it's got the power where you actually need it for a gaming machine, which is the GPU. Advantages include:
Skylake instead of Haswell, gives more of an upgrade path
GTX 1060 instead of the terrible GTX 960 (for the most part the GTX 1060 3GB is usually at least 60% faster!)
DDR4 instead of DDR3
430 Watt PSU instead of a 350 Watt
2TB hard disk AND a 120GB SSD instead of just a 2TB hard disk.
Easier to upgrade and reuse partsYou build it yourself, you'll realise how easy it is and actually have a sense of accomplishment.
If anyone wants help or wants more information PM me.

Hi, Very informative post. Sent you a PM. Would be grateful for your help/comments/suggestions. Thank you.
#34
Its so laughable that these idiots don't understand the matter that some parents don't give a jot about what your talking about.. there child wants a gaming PC and this is adequate and pretty decent for the price.

Now you have finished getting the bits together, would you like to put it together for free for all the parents that are intrigued by what you have put, say 100.. what do you say. Come on.. 2 a day Max.. 50 days. What do you say. You know because its so easy to get a better spec by doing it yourself. Or would you say go buy the MSI.

BTW, because you have gone for the Zotac card you will need to add gaming recording software to your rig which comes with MSI cards. :p
#35
lol Looks like Ollie is your first customer. haha
#36
ollie87
An i7 and a GTX 960 2GB? That is a complete bloody waste of an i7! This is my biggest problem with pre-builds, they appeal to idiots who nothing about proper gaming PCs, they just see i7 and think "HURR DURR! i7 IS BEST INNIT?!". No one who actually knows anything about PC gaming would build a system like that.
It might be cheap but it represents very poor value for gaming.
For the same money this machine would spank it so hard in games it would be laughable:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ/by_merchant/CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£101.14 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£46.58 @ More Computers) Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£43.00 @ Amazon UK) Storage: OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£188.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.96 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)Total: £530.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Windows 10 key from here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926
Yeah it's ten quid more, yes it's only an i3, but it's got the power where you actually need it for a gaming machine, which is the GPU. Advantages include:
Skylake instead of Haswell, gives more of an upgrade path
GTX 1060 instead of the terrible GTX 960 (for the most part the GTX 1060 3GB is usually at least 60% faster!)
DDR4 instead of DDR3
430 Watt PSU instead of a 350 Watt
2TB hard disk AND a 120GB SSD instead of just a 2TB hard disk.
Easier to upgrade and reuse partsYou build it yourself, you'll realise how easy it is and actually have a sense of accomplishment.
If anyone wants help or wants more information PM me.

Ollie, whilst I largely agreed from a gaming perspective it's still a £300 CPU in a low cost package.

It's a lot more capable than the system you spec for general purpose, encoding video, editing, image manipulation and is still capable gaming wise, particularly for games like Overwatch.

I wouldn't spec a machine like that ordinarily, but it's still a decent deal for that money, especially given the 2 year warranty.

If you could get to an i5 for similar money I'd say no contest, but i3 I wouldn't touch.
1 Like #37
And the whole point of my post was because of the small footprint an atx PC with big mobo in place and that skylake would likely throttle the 1060 you would need the Intel 6300 more like. And the i7 is no slouch and it's ready built ...

ollie87
An i7 and a GTX 960 2GB? That is a complete bloody waste of an i7! This is my biggest problem with pre-builds, they appeal to idiots who nothing about proper gaming PCs, they just see i7 and think "HURR DURR! i7 IS BEST INNIT?!". No one who actually knows anything about PC gaming would build a system like that.
It might be cheap but it represents very poor value for gaming.
For the same money this machine would spank it so hard in games it would be laughable:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ/by_merchant/CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£101.14 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£46.58 @ More Computers) Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£43.00 @ Amazon UK) Storage: OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£188.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.96 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)Total: £530.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Windows 10 key from here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926
Yeah it's ten quid more, yes it's only an i3, but it's got the power where you actually need it for a gaming machine, which is the GPU. Advantages include:
Skylake instead of Haswell, gives more of an upgrade path
GTX 1060 instead of the terrible GTX 960 (for the most part the GTX 1060 3GB is usually at least 60% faster!)
DDR4 instead of DDR3
430 Watt PSU instead of a 350 Watt
2TB hard disk AND a 120GB SSD instead of just a 2TB hard disk.
Easier to upgrade and reuse partsYou build it yourself, you'll realise how easy it is and actually have a sense of accomplishment.
If anyone wants help or wants more information PM me.
#38
faronwong
And the whole point of my post was because of the small footprint an atx PC with big mobo in place and that skylake would likely throttle the 1060 you would need the Intel 6300 more like. And the i7 is no slouch and it's ready built ...

Do you mean bottleneck? And if so, absolutely 100% not. But if you really wanted the i3-6300 you could drop the SSD and buy that instead, personally for the sake of 0.1Ghz and very little performance difference I wouldn't bother. The SSD is worth it.

http://i.imgur.com/1ujMuqk.png

Only 6.49% faster!


An i3-6100 is £101.14
An i3-6300 is £135.79

So you'd pay 34.26% more for a CPU that is only 6.49% faster?


Also it's in a weird custom case that will make it harder to upgrade, so any advantage of having a full-sized ATX board is mitigated. Also only DDR3 RAM, not DDR4. There's gonna be a point in the near future (probably when AMD go fully DDR4) where DDR3 will be more expensive than DDR4. Also that horrendous PSU! Urgh!

The_Hoff
Ollie, whilst I largely agreed from a gaming perspective it's still a £300 CPU in a low cost package.
It's a lot more capable than the system you spec for general purpose, encoding video, editing, image manipulation and is still capable gaming wise, particularly for games like Overwatch.
I wouldn't spec a machine like that ordinarily, but it's still a decent deal for that money, especially given the 2 year warranty.
If you could get to an i5 for similar money I'd say no contest, but i3 I wouldn't touch.

It's not a £300 CPU, since it's from 2014 and can be had on eBay for £175 things are only worth what people are willing to pay.

2 year warranty or ANY warranty on a pre-build isn't worth the paper it's printed on:

1) You have to post the entire thing back to MSI, at your own cost
2) The process would take the entire system out of action for that period. If your own-built machine develops a fault with a part like the GPU you could still use it.
3) It'll likely get damaged in shipping

It's also laughable when most individual components you can buy come with a three year warranty.

Why wouldn't you touch an i3? But for budget gaming it's MORE than adequate, which is what this machine is targeting.

You could build an i5 system for this price if you're willing to go second hand. My i5-4670k is used and I've been beating on it hard for two years without a failure.

Edited By: ollie87 on Dec 18, 2016 11:22
#39
Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.
#40
gemignani
Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.

Fine. You want cheap SFF gaming? Here is a cheap SFF gaming rig that will be faster for gaming than this MSI pre-built.

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.15 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£56.20 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£31.82 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£185.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.60 @ Eclipse Computers)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £533.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 11:35 GMT+0000

11.5 litres.

Edited By: ollie87 on Dec 18, 2016 11:37

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