AMD/ATI Video Editing/ Gaming System FX-8320 Radeon R9 270X Dino PC £702.49 delivered @ Dino Pc
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AMD/ATI Video Editing/ Gaming System FX-8320 Radeon R9 270X Dino PC £702.49 delivered @ Dino Pc

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Found 25th Sep 2014
I've taken the base model, downgraded the graphics card from the 280X to the 270X and added an optical drive. Specs below:

CPU:  AMD FX 8320 Black Edition
Operating System:  Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Motherboard:  Gigabyte 990XA-UD3
RAM:  8GB Corsair 1866mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)
Hard Drive:  Transcend 128GB 340 SSD
Secondary Hard Drive:  1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive:  22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card:  AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
Sound card:  Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case:  NEW! Corsair Carbide Spec-03
PSU:  650W Corsair VS
Warranty:  3 Year SureCare Warranty

Individual components total £736.86 on Overclockers!
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Overclockers are rarely cheapest for anything.

Chances are it would be cheaper elsewhere, I guess the warranty might add a little value, depends on the warranties offered by the individual components.
Way overpriced. You could build this yourself for £500 easily.
this is quite expensive for what you are getting.
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Way overpriced. You could build this yourself for £500 easily.


I don't want to built it myself, hence going to a pre-built rig. This is £45 than the Acer Predator deal that was on here the other day with an i5-4440 and a GTX 680. Despite the lack of SSD, would that be better?
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Way overpriced. You could build this yourself for £500 easily.



If you own a Windows license.
Paying nearly £100 for them to put it together, using pretty much the same parts. That could be used to buy a GTX 780 which monsters the 270X.

AMD FX 8320 Black - £106.93 @ dabs
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - £74.98 @ dabs
Crucial Ballistix 1600 (2x4GB) - £57.99 @ Amazon
Intel 520 120GB - £39.98 @ novatech
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm - £39.98 @ novatech
Samsung 24x DVD-RW - £10.52 @ dabs
Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270X - £119.00 @ Amazon
Corsair Carbide Spec-03 - £45.81 @ dabs
Corsair 650W VS - £49.00 @ Amazon
Windows 8.1 64bit DVD - £69.99 @ Ebuyer

Total (incl. £2.39 novatech delivery) = £616.57
Edited by: "DaveBC" 25th Sep 2014
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DaveBC

Paying nearly £100 for them to put it together, using pretty much the … Paying nearly £100 for them to put it together, using pretty much the same parts. That could be used to buy a GTX 780 which monsters the 270X.AMD FX 8320 Black - £106.93 @ dabsGigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - £74.98 @ dabsCrucial Ballistix 1600 (2x4GB) - £57.99 @ AmazonIntel 520 120GB - £39.98 @ novatechSeagate 1TB 7200rpm - £39.98 @ novatechSamsung 24x DVD-RW - £10.52 @ dabsSapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270X - £119.00 @ AmazonCorsair Carbide Spec-03 - £45.81 @ dabsCorsair 650W VS - £49.00 @ AmazonWindows 8.1 64bit DVD - £69.99 @ EbuyerTotal (incl. £2.39 novatech delivery) = £616.57



Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going to take the plunge and build my own then!
SeanUSX

Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going to take the plunge and build my … Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going to take the plunge and build my own then!



Don't forget to NOT get windows 8! Get W7 instead!
Cold. What a dog ugly case.
no get windows 8.1 its far better than 7 and now you can it to look the same aswell.

it uses less power and is faster
SeanUSX

Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going to take the plunge and build my … Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going to take the plunge and build my own then!



Now suspended, but yeah this is good advice. If you are going to own a desktop, building your own is a great way to understand what is in your PC. It will help you maintain and upgrade in the long run. Head over to Overclockers UK for build guides (they are great), and I agree with the positive comments on Win 8. I love this OS, it takes a little getting used to but if you are prepared to learn it is a great OS.

In terms of OS pricing, you can get an activation key for Win 8 for less than £15 from G2A.com. I have used them myself and they work fine. You can download an .ISO to install from easily and legally and it really helps cut the cost of a new system build.

I would always advise going with the best CPU and motherboard combo you can afford. The graphics card is important, but the tech is moving so fast right now that you can upgrade this in a year or 2 and see huge performance jumps. It is so much easier to upgrade a GPU than a CPU. Some of the 7 series Nvida cards are going dirt cheap right now. £140 for a GTX 760 will keep you going for a while, if you look around on ebay you might be able to pick something better up for less. I've never had a bad Nvidia card from ebay, be wary of getting AMD cards 2nd hand though since coin mining rigs prefer them and they can easily be knackered.
Edited by: "Angry_B" 26th Sep 2014
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