ACER G3-710 Gaming PC - £699.99 @ Currys eBay
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ACER G3-710 Gaming PC - £699.99 @ Currys eBay

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Found 6th Jun
Currys ebay store, new 1 year warranty

  • i5-7400
  • gtx-1060 6GB
  • 8gb ram
  • 2tb hdd

And the main pro: A Terminator 2 case lol

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It's actually not too bad for the price, nice find!
DJ_REMREM8 m ago

It's actually not too bad for the price, nice find!


I think it's good, that case got to be worth £699 by itself...

I love that case
Looks like a truck tyre lol.

Personally wouldn't buy due to the low speed 8gb ram (2133mhz) and 7th gen I5 being only quad core (£100 on cex now as the 8th Gen I5 is quite a bit better).
PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 for processor, 80 for each of memory and mobo, 50 hdd.

That's already 610, without PSU, windows, case etc, so must be reasonable.
booboobeaker8 m ago

PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 …PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 for processor, 80 for each of memory and mobo, 50 hdd. That's already 610, without PSU, windows, case etc, so must be reasonable.


It's not a bad price.
12 months warranty it's a joke.
booboobeaker1 h, 8 m ago

PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 …PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 for processor, 80 for each of memory and mobo, 50 hdd. That's already 610, without PSU, windows, case etc, so must be reasonable.


The latest gen i5 is a hair above £150 with 2 extra cores, you don't get a significant discount on this to offset not going with the latest gen processor.
booboobeaker2 h, 12 m ago

PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 …PC builders correct me if I'm wrong but: 250 quid for graphics card, 150 for processor, 80 for each of memory and mobo, 50 hdd. That's already 610, without PSU, windows, case etc, so must be reasonable.


You can build a better PC (in my opinion) you self for cheaper. Like this one I just threw together uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…fdX

Of if you don't want the RX 580 8GB you can swap it out for the GTX 1060 6GB for less money. Or for £50 more than the one you posted you can slap a 1070 in their. It's an ok price for an ok system. But if you buy the parts your self it will be cheaper. Or you can build a better PC for a little less.
Edited by: "ocelot20" 7th Jun
ocelot205 m ago

You can build a better PC (in my opinion) you self for cheaper. Like this …You can build a better PC (in my opinion) you self for cheaper. Like this one I just threw together https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/mrxfdXOf if you don't want the RX 580 8GB you can swap it out for the GTX 1060 6GB for less money. Or for £50 more than the one you posted you can slap a 1070 in their. It's an ok price for an ok system. But if you buy the parts your self it will be cheaper. Or you can build a better PC for a little less.


WiFi windows sound card?
Keep in mind the motherboard in this will be crap, and the GPU will be an OEM model. (as will the PSU)
For better (upgradeability) or worse (performance until you upgrade), the ram is also a single channel configuration of just one 8GB dimm.

You'll also have the hassle of reinstalling (or cloning) Windows onto an SSD (as you'd be insane to not use an SSD as the OS boot drive).

It's not a bad price, but:
1) it's been cheaper
2) gpu prices are falling
3) Ryzen refresh has been & gone
4) next gen GPUs are very near

I'd hold off.
Why do these gaming PCs always have to be so large and ugly for?
ocelot204 h, 52 m ago

You can build a better PC (in my opinion) you self for cheaper. Like this …You can build a better PC (in my opinion) you self for cheaper. Like this one I just threw together https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/mrxfdXOf if you don't want the RX 580 8GB you can swap it out for the GTX 1060 6GB for less money. Or for £50 more than the one you posted you can slap a 1070 in their. It's an ok price for an ok system. But if you buy the parts your self it will be cheaper. Or you can build a better PC for a little less.


And you get 3-5 years warranty for parts.
It's a good price for a gaming rig, but I'm a bit dubious about the generic power supply, poor choice CPU cooler for a gaming rig and the lack of a exhaust fan at the back of the case and one of those 'futuristic' cases that will look dated quickly. You could most likely change these but it'll probably end up with you voiding the warranty sticker. There's also something very 'Dell' with the internal design, uncoated metal and green circuit boards that has always put me off.
Edited by: "chrishaharr" 7th Jun
ibz1004 h, 50 m ago

Why do these gaming PCs always have to be so large and ugly for?


There's the G1 710 if you want a smaller form factor, though you sacrifice upgrade compatibility and perhaps a little cooling performance.
It costs £20 more and has slightly different storage spec & mobo.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 7th Jun
I use a lower pc than this to run VR and it is flawless. I pumped the spec into a parts picker website and I couldn't make it come in at less at £800 with a terrible looking case and the cheapest components. Realistically this is - component wise - £800 to £900 value in parts if you are being conservative. Considering this is a decent sized case, loads of room inside, perfectly serviceable and upgradable, Asus is a very good PC brand (my other PC is a ROG), it comes with warranties, etc. It's a total no-brainer. I have ordered one for my son and I will be putting a cheap 250gb SDD in it. I appreciate you can build something technically better with AMD components, and I don't want to start a threat war on this. PERSONALLY I have been bitten too many times by AMD, I have found intel/nvidia is a more solid approach for VR applications. So - THANKS to the OP for this - my little lad will be over the moon.. also.. dat case... phew.
This case is pitching a tent, it must have a large hard drive or something
252 people has voted hot but no one has bought it yet?!!!
ChristphrHowarth5 h, 50 m ago

I use a lower pc than this to run VR and it is flawless. I pumped the spec …I use a lower pc than this to run VR and it is flawless. I pumped the spec into a parts picker website and I couldn't make it come in at less at £800 with a terrible looking case and the cheapest components. Realistically this is - component wise - £800 to £900 value in parts if you are being conservative. Considering this is a decent sized case, loads of room inside, perfectly serviceable and upgradable, Asus is a very good PC brand (my other PC is a ROG), it comes with warranties, etc. It's a total no-brainer. I have ordered one for my son and I will be putting a cheap 250gb SDD in it. I appreciate you can build something technically better with AMD components, and I don't want to start a threat war on this. PERSONALLY I have been bitten too many times by AMD, I have found intel/nvidia is a more solid approach for VR applications. So - THANKS to the OP for this - my little lad will be over the moon.. also.. dat case... phew.


Hi,

To clarify are you saying this ACER G3-710 has £800 to £900 worth of parts? If so I dispute this. This system is using a B150 motherboard and 2133mhz DDR4 memory. They are probably using OEM parts as well including a air blower cooler on the GPU (just a guess).

You only get 1 year warranty with this as well. Where if you buy the parts your self the parts will most likely come with 2-3 years worth of warranty. I just threw together a similar build using similar parts but with slightly faster RAM, GPU with a decent cooler for £622:19 uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…WcY

If you have a £700 budget. Then you can upgrade some of the parts. Like add an extra 8GB DDR4 2400mhz RAM. Or add a SSD and upgrade the case. Don't get me wrong. This is an okish price for a decent pre-built system. But you can build for a fair bit cheaper and this Acer system has no where near £800 - £900 worth of components.
ocelot203 m ago

Hi,To clarify are you saying this ACER G3-710 has £800 to £900 worth of p …Hi,To clarify are you saying this ACER G3-710 has £800 to £900 worth of parts? If so I dispute this. This system is using a B150 motherboard and 2133mhz DDR4 memory. They are probably using OEM parts as well including a air blower cooler on the GPU (just a guess).You only get 1 year warranty with this as well. Where if you buy the parts your self the parts will most likely come with 2-3 years worth of warranty. I just threw together a similar build using similar parts but with slightly faster RAM, GPU with a decent cooler for £622:19 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/n6tWcYIf you have a £700 budget. Then you can upgrade some of the parts. Like add an extra 8GB DDR4 2400mhz RAM. Or add a SSD and upgrade the case. Don't get me wrong. This is an okish price for a decent pre-built system. But you can build for a fair bit cheaper and this Acer system has no where near £800 - £900 worth of components.



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Yer I was just looking at that. 1070, 16GB RAM, 2TB, 256GB SSD for an extra £47 over this deal you shouldn't even have to think about it. Now that is a system with £800 - £900 worth of parts.
building a pc yourself is always cheaper than buying a ready one, but if you can't be bothered then this is okish if time is money
Its a dead platform and curries likely got stuck with it,its worth nowhere near 700 quid.
I can build a better machine with an i5 8400 which is a 6 core version of this chip for that money.
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Thats with 16 gig or ram, so dont moan I didnt price for a cheap case (~£20) and windows.(£ 5 or £6)

Curries cant get shot of this old stock,let them suffer until they sell it for what its worth.
DONT pay intels pre ryzen price regime.
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