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Pre-built Gaming PC by PC Specialist - i5-4960K 8GB 2TB GTX 970 4GB Win 8.1 + Choose free game from Far Cry 4, The Crew or AC: Unity £959.99 (using code) @ Dabs

£959.99 @ BT Shop
Use code SANTA40 for £40 off £599 spend. PC Specialist Vanquish Phantom Core i5-4960K 8GB 2TB GTX 970 4GB Win 8.1 This is a similar spec to another pre-built I posted recently which was generall… Read More
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Use code SANTA40 for £40 off £599 spend.

PC Specialist Vanquish Phantom Core i5-4960K 8GB 2TB GTX 970 4GB Win 8.1

This is a similar spec to another pre-built I posted recently which was generally well received by other members here (which will mean this will go freezing cold to balance things out).This is also by PC Specialist but bought through Dabs but you can use the SANTA40 code which takes £40 off the £999.99.

Sorry, no time to do a pcpartpicker comparison on the component parts below today. However quickly scanning through them, the core parts look comparable to the PC I spotted last time. Less RAM, different motherboard and a smaller non-modular PSU is what currently stands out but it also has the GTX 970 and same HDD and SSD.

See here for that spec:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pre-built-gaming-desktop-minerva-pc-geforce-gtx-970-overclocked-i5-4690k-16gb-ram-2059671

Free game also is a sweetener. Choose from Far Cry 4, The Crew and Assassin's Creed Unity.

◦Case NZXT PHANTOM 410 WHITE GAMING CASE
◦Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-4690K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
◦Motherboard ASUS® Z97-A: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE
◦Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
◦Graphics Card 4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 - 1 DVI, 1 mHDMI, 3 mDP - 3D Vision Ready
◦1st Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
◦2nd Hard Disk 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
◦1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
◦Power Supply CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY
◦Processor Cooling Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler
◦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 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
◦Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
◦Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
◦DVD Recovery Media Windows 8.1 (64-bit) DVD with paper sleeve
◦Office Software FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
◦Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
◦Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
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#1
Very very expensive in set
#2
good spec - should play most current games at highest resolution smoothly so heat added - could probably build it cheaper yourself, but good deal for those who want it built for them
1 Like #3
For the money they're asking would it be rude to expect an i7 and maybe double the amount of RAM? And stock standard intel cpu cooler...? really... would it have hurt to stick a wee AIO liquid cooler in there?

Or am i just expecting too much.
1 Like #4
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pHBPhM

To be honest this isn't a terrible deal, cost of all the parts comes to £928.37

Edited By: H0axx on Dec 18, 2014 12:12
#5
H0axx
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pHBPhM

To be honest this isn't a terrible deal, cost of all the parts comes to £928.37

Thanks - I was going to do this later but you saved me the trouble.

3 years warranty as well if things go wrong.
#6
I have a similar build, no blu ray drive but a better power supply and 250gb SSD (I also don't know what model of 970 is included, I have asus), not including the monitor and speakers my build came to £887 and with better warranties, though this isn't really a bad deal with the reduction in price.

Edit: I'm not sure they are actually including a Blu-ray drive, rather a standard dvd drive so not sure its advertising both, adding up the components this system uses with the best prices I can find it comes to around £886, probably can do better for pre-built, or just choose the best option and hand pick the exact components you want and build it yourself. :)


Edited By: stev__ on Dec 18, 2014 12:49: include os in pricing
1 Like #7
puddingcub
For the money they're asking would it be rude to expect an i7 and maybe double the amount of RAM? And stock standard intel cpu cooler...? really... would it have hurt to stick a wee AIO liquid cooler in there?

Or am i just expecting too much.

4690k is the best i5, i7 are £100 more with little impact on gaming right now due to not many applications fully utilizing all the cores.

Edited By: stev__ on Dec 18, 2014 12:38
#8
very good spec similar to the one im building at the mo, mine will cost just under £1000, this one is approx. £800 if you built it yourself

im using the next 440 case, better cooler, psu, motherboard, graphics and memory - only major difference is mine wont have an optical drive - as my case wont allow it - don't need one anyway as will just use an external one as and when required

next 440 red £90
gigabyte z97 soc force motherboard £46 (thanks amazon!)
i5 4690 £167.50 (less possible £32.50 cashback)
8gb crucial sport ddr3 memory £50
corsair gold rm 750 psu £90
corsair 100 cooler £85
Samsung 840 256gb pro or crucial ssd £60
gigabyte 970gtx video card £250
2tb western digital black hard disk £95
sata cables £4

£940 less possible £32.50 cashback for a nice system without windows as I have windows 7 and may upgrade to windows 10 (have a win8.1 laptop and used win 8.1 since launch but STILL hate win8.1)

so this is a good deal. sure its not quite as good a spec but someone else has built it for you plus you get windows




Edited By: royals on Dec 18, 2014 20:43: g
1 Like #9
stev__
puddingcub
For the money they're asking would it be rude to expect an i7 and maybe double the amount of RAM? And stock standard intel cpu cooler...? really... would it have hurt to stick a wee AIO liquid cooler in there?

Or am i just expecting too much.

4690k is the best i5, i7 are £100 more with little impact on gaming right now due to not many applications fully utilizing all the cores.

exactly, the only real advantage of an i7 is if you will use the additional threads - eg rendering and possibly high end CAD/graphics but then youd still need a decent graphics card to match

personally most people only need an i5, you can overclock an i5 4690 to near i7 4790 performance anyway - i7 aren't ideal cpu's to overclock either


Edited By: royals on Dec 18, 2014 20:43: d
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