AWD-IT Citadel Pre-Built PC - £269.95
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AWD-IT Citadel Pre-Built PC - £269.95

£269.95AWD-IT Deals
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Posted 2nd Aug
A Pre Built pc that is good for an entry into the Pc world

Has a ryzen 3 3200g with vega 8 graphics

8gb ddr4 2400mhz

240 gb ssd

Gigabyte a320 motherboard
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£270 for this is excessive.
myers201502/08/2019 22:30

£270 for this is excessive.


Nah, it’s about right with the psu and case too. Chuck in a windows key for a tenner and this is a decent sub 300 build
Wouldn't recommend this, if you are really looking for a deal go used hunting for a ryzen 2600 and rx570, would be spending atleast fifty - hundred quid more but the performance would be 10x better.
Edited by: "Jacinto_Fernandes" 3rd Aug
Jacinto_Fernandes03/08/2019 03:13

Wouldn't recommend this, if you are really looking for a deal go used …Wouldn't recommend this, if you are really looking for a deal go used hunting for a ryzen 2600 and rx570, would be spending atleast fifty - hundred quid more but the performance would be 10x better.


I would go that direction and You most likely,but not every user is a "bargain hunter" and You still getting a warranty with that prebuild.Considering the price it's ok I guess,still upgradeable in future.The downside is the motherboard-it sucks.
if anyone is planning on buying, make sure you pay the extra few £ for 3000mhz ram, it makes a fair bit of difference to AMD. With this type of build, which will be for 1080p or less, I wouldn't bother with the upgrade to 16gb ram as you will be very unlightly to use it in this config.
Will this run fortnite at 144 FPS? I’m the next World Cup winner and don’t want to eat into my 3 million profits
myers201502/08/2019 22:30

£270 for this is excessive.


It's about a 10% mark-up on doing a self-build.

If a self build is an option, it would be better. You could swap to an MSI B450M Gaming Plus and 3000MHz RAM for the same price.
Jacinto_Fernandes03/08/2019 03:13

Wouldn't recommend this, if you are really looking for a deal go used …Wouldn't recommend this, if you are really looking for a deal go used hunting for a ryzen 2600 and rx570, would be spending atleast fifty - hundred quid more but the performance would be 10x better.


You reckon you can buy a Ryzen 2600 and RX570 for £135-£185 for the pair? Maybe on the used market, but not a chance new.

The difference is more like +£150 for a self-build, and +£200 for pre-built.

Maybe it would be money well spent. Maybe it wouldn't. It largely depends on what the PC is going to be used for.
Edited by: "satchef1" 3rd Aug
mattybayston03/08/2019 08:54

Will this run fortnite at 144 FPS? I’m the next World Cup winner and don’t …Will this run fortnite at 144 FPS? I’m the next World Cup winner and don’t want to eat into my 3 million profits



Yes this will .. but you will ahve to set internal scaling to 22%
I have seen so many deals on gaming pc . Any deals for a good pc optimised for programming , running multiple virtualized machines. Etc. Don't need the best graphics.
satchef103/08/2019 10:34

You reckon you can buy a Ryzen 2600 and RX570 for £135-£185 for the pair? ( …You reckon you can buy a Ryzen 2600 and RX570 for £135-£185 for the pair? Maybe on the used market, but not a chance new.The difference is more like +£150 for a self-build, and +£200 for pre-built.Maybe it would be money well spent. Maybe it wouldn't. It largely depends on what the PC is going to be used for.

Ryzen 2600 goes for 80-90 used and rx570 goes for £90-110. What are you on about mate?
Edited by: "Jacinto_Fernandes" 4th Aug
BargainSeeker77703/08/2019 17:36

I have seen so many deals on gaming pc . Any deals for a good pc optimised …I have seen so many deals on gaming pc . Any deals for a good pc optimised for programming , running multiple virtualized machines. Etc. Don't need the best graphics.


There have been a couple of deals on the ryzen 2600, would go for that. Plus if you are going to build your own I reckon you can spend around 300 on a full build
Sie_Masz03/08/2019 06:17

I would go that direction and You most likely,but not every user is a …I would go that direction and You most likely,but not every user is a "bargain hunter" and You still getting a warranty with that prebuild.Considering the price it's ok I guess,still upgradeable in future.The downside is the motherboard-it sucks.


Agreed, but if you are even a little bit in the sense tech savy I'd build my own and save compared to this.
Jacinto_Fernandes04/08/2019 02:27

Ryzen 2600 goes for 80-90 used and rx570 goes for £90-110. What are you on …Ryzen 2600 goes for 80-90 used and rx570 goes for £90-110. What are you on about mate?


You're comparing a new, pre-built PC to a self-build comprising of used parts. The comparison isn't even close to equitable. Sure, you could build your own with used parts and spend <£370. But equally, you could build a PC the same spec as the AWD Citadel yourself with some used parts and spend around £200. You're comparing apples to oranges.

My latter point was that while a 2600 and 570 would be a considerable upgrade, not everyone needs it. Could be that the PC is for work, plus the occasional dabble in some older or less demanding games. Why would someone pay the extra just because it results in a PC that's "10x more powerful", if they're going to derive little or no benefit from the upgrade?
Edited by: "satchef1" 4th Aug
Well my evening has been a great showcase for the perils of building your own PC from (mostly) used components.

PC froze in a game and the display went blank. Rebooted, tried again. Same thing happened. And a third time. Reinstalled GPU drivers. Rebooted. No output to the display. Tried again. Same thing.

Most likely the GPU, motherboard, PSU, or maybe the CPU is faulty. The GPU, motherboard, and CPU were all bought second hand. So I'm left hoping the PSU is the problem, as that would be an easy RMA. If I'm unlucky, it'll be the motherboard as that was bought on eBay
satchef105/08/2019 01:45

Well my evening has been a great showcase for the perils of building your …Well my evening has been a great showcase for the perils of building your own PC from (mostly) used components.PC froze in a game and the display went blank. Rebooted, tried again. Same thing happened. And a third time. Reinstalled GPU drivers. Rebooted. No output to the display. Tried again. Same thing.Most likely the GPU, motherboard, PSU, or maybe the CPU is faulty. The GPU, motherboard, and CPU were all bought second hand. So I'm left hoping the PSU is the problem, as that would be an easy RMA. If I'm unlucky, it'll be the motherboard as that was bought on eBay



You always need a backup system to test those components if you go the risky route of buying 2hand on eBay. Resit every component carefully and check for temps, voltages and that fans are spinning when they need to. Test system without GPU first and stress test will give you a clearer picture.
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