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AWD Ryzen 5 3600 GTX 1660 Super 16GB RAM 1TB HDD 240GB SSD Desktop PC For Gaming £729.95 @ AWD-IT

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Posted 16th Dec 2019

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Looks like a very good price to me.
Pretty much the same price if you was to build it yourself but that doesn’t include windows or the warranty

- Case: The
Carbide Series SPEC-04 - Angular, hard-edged exterior combined with excellent cooling.
- Graphics Card: ASUS NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super Phoenix OC 6GB

- Power Supply: Corsair 650W Silver Rated Modular PSU -
The beating heart of the machine, rest easy knowing power consumption is stable and adequately provided.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 4.2Ghz - Six Core Powerhouse CPU ideal for gaming and so much more.
- Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - 5X Protection III / LED illumination / Native M.2 / USB 3.1
- Cooler: AMD Cooler - Choose from the drop down box
- Hard Drive - Choose your Primary and Secondary Drive from a comprehensive range of storage solutions.
- Audio - 8 Channel High Definition Audio - Premium on-board audio hardware allows up to a 5.1 speaker set-up
- Network - 1 x Gigabit Lan - For the fastest possible network connection, means no more choppy gaming!
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Great price, thanks OP.

Everyone, please stop falling for obvious bait.
If you’re getting this for gaming then consider PS5 coming out next year
veejai16/12/2019 18:29

If you’re getting this for gaming then consider PS5 coming out next year


....and the new Xbox, but let’s face it, most PCGamers won’t touch a console
More to the point.... does anyone with Gaming PC knowledge consider this a good system or could any of the parts be improved on? I'm looking at an entry level PC for gaming and would like to tap into the experience of you gamers on here..many thanks..
deleted8125816/12/2019 18:57

....and the new Xbox, but let’s face it, most PCGamers won’t touch a con …....and the new Xbox, but let’s face it, most PCGamers won’t touch a console


Facts
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 19:13

More to the point.... does anyone with Gaming PC knowledge consider this a …More to the point.... does anyone with Gaming PC knowledge consider this a good system or could any of the parts be improved on? I'm looking at an entry level PC for gaming and would like to tap into the experience of you gamers on here..many thanks..


You’re unlikely to get a definitive answer, you might get “yeah, it’ll play minecraft at 1080p” or “you can build one cheaper”, but ultimately whether is to “good” kind depends on you. I’d say it will play most stuff out now at a reasonable level, but for me, after being stung by the upgrade needs of PC gaming I’m more thinking about future proofing as much as possible. Why do you want to get into PC gaming? If you’re set on it, fine, but consoles are a much “safer” option unless there’s something specific about the PC you want?
deleted8125816/12/2019 19:40

You’re unlikely to get a definitive answer, you might get “yeah, it’ll play …You’re unlikely to get a definitive answer, you might get “yeah, it’ll play minecraft at 1080p” or “you can build one cheaper”, but ultimately whether is to “good” kind depends on you. I’d say it will play most stuff out now at a reasonable level, but for me, after being stung by the upgrade needs of PC gaming I’m more thinking about future proofing as much as possible. Why do you want to get into PC gaming? If you’re set on it, fine, but consoles are a much “safer” option unless there’s something specific about the PC you want?



Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a home PC, the home PC is on its way out so I need to replace it and thought that it might be an advantage to get an entry level gaming PC that can be dual purpose... I can use it for my everyday computing needs with the added bonus to play a few games on it, flight sims etc, rather than just opt for a dedicated home PC.. I'm in the early stages of researching gaming PC's but it appears that it wouldn't cost much more between an entry level gaming PC and a top end home PC but there appear more advantages in the gaming PC... I hope all that makes sense...
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 19:51

Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a …Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a home PC, the home PC is on its way out so I need to replace it and thought that it might be an advantage to get an entry level gaming PC that can be dual purpose... I can use it for my everyday computing needs with the added bonus to play a few games on it, flight sims etc, rather than just opt for a dedicated home PC.. I'm in the early stages of researching gaming PC's but it appears that it wouldn't cost much more between an entry level gaming PC and a top end home PC but there appear more advantages in the gaming PC... I hope all that makes sense...


You wont be able to buy it cheaper building yourself but I would consider using ccl instead as they have a better warranty! Go on ccl then search for stryker, then customise it changing the gpu, cpu and psu to a 600w plus. It will come out cheaper.

The pc you are looking at is above entry level, more like mid. I have a 3600x cpu and its a waste tbh I shouldve got a 3700x. My gpu is an rtx 2070 super in my main pc.

My sons pc has a 2600, gtx 1660ti on an asus tuf b450 mainboard and he plays fortrubbish on high settings. He also has a ps4 and swaps between them.
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 16th Dec 2019
deleted8125816/12/2019 19:40

You’re unlikely to get a definitive answer, you might get “yeah, it’ll play …You’re unlikely to get a definitive answer, you might get “yeah, it’ll play minecraft at 1080p” or “you can build one cheaper”, but ultimately whether is to “good” kind depends on you. I’d say it will play most stuff out now at a reasonable level, but for me, after being stung by the upgrade needs of PC gaming I’m more thinking about future proofing as much as possible. Why do you want to get into PC gaming? If you’re set on it, fine, but consoles are a much “safer” option unless there’s something specific about the PC you want?


The pc itself is ok, future proofing in pc's is a joke really and it makes me cry. The AM4 socket has one more cpu to go before AM5. The motherboard in this machine is poor a ds3h is very basic and better can be had. On the subject of building cheaper that again depends on parts used.

The 1660 super performs similar to a 1660ti but the 1660ti is very similar to the rtx2060 without raytracing.

Linus techtips said that the 1660 super is the sweetspot gpu for 1080p gaming.
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 19:51

Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a …Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a home PC, the home PC is on its way out so I need to replace it and thought that it might be an advantage to get an entry level gaming PC that can be dual purpose... I can use it for my everyday computing needs with the added bonus to play a few games on it, flight sims etc, rather than just opt for a dedicated home PC.. I'm in the early stages of researching gaming PC's but it appears that it wouldn't cost much more between an entry level gaming PC and a top end home PC but there appear more advantages in the gaming PC... I hope all that makes sense...


OMG we’re LITERALLY in the exact same position!!!! My PC is hanging in, but struggles with Minecraft! I have the Xbox for gaming, but I do fancy a bit of VR and Flight Sim too. I do get what you mean with the Home Office/Gaming thing, I’m erring on going for one of the CCL/AWT-IT deals, to get a Ryzen 7 with an XT5700 card? , with 16gb RAM that should do me...but then I see another one that’s “just £100 more.......” Sorry to depress you, but I’ve been stuck in this position for over 8mths now!!!!!
tipsy197316/12/2019 20:52

The pc itself is ok, future proofing in pc's is a joke really and it makes …The pc itself is ok, future proofing in pc's is a joke really and it makes me cry. The AM4 socket has one more cpu to go before AM5. The motherboard in this machine is poor a ds3h is very basic and better can be had. On the subject of building cheaper that again depends on parts used. The 1660 super performs similar to a 1660ti but the 1660ti is very similar to the rtx2060 without raytracing. Linus techtips said that the 1660 super is the sweetspot gpu for 1080p gaming.


Yeah, future proofing is nigh on impossible, BUT I’ve heard that the AMD chips are less prone to requiring a MOBO change every time? Then again, do I just wait and get a PS5/ XboxX??
deleted8125816/12/2019 21:41

Yeah, future proofing is nigh on impossible, BUT I’ve heard that the AMD c …Yeah, future proofing is nigh on impossible, BUT I’ve heard that the AMD chips are less prone to requiring a MOBO change every time? Then again, do I just wait and get a PS5/ XboxX??


Yeah 4000 series will work on the AM4, if you want the ps5 expect to be poor as they are going to be expensive. PC gaming is an expensive thing as well when you need a 144hz monitor a decent keyboard, mouse and headset. There are pros and cons but I will never be a console gamer, I have gone from an intel 7600k to an amd 3600x and I like it.
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 19:51

Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a …Many thanks for your reply frakison, I already have a PS4 together with a home PC, the home PC is on its way out so I need to replace it and thought that it might be an advantage to get an entry level gaming PC that can be dual purpose... I can use it for my everyday computing needs with the added bonus to play a few games on it, flight sims etc, rather than just opt for a dedicated home PC.. I'm in the early stages of researching gaming PC's but it appears that it wouldn't cost much more between an entry level gaming PC and a top end home PC but there appear more advantages in the gaming PC... I hope all that makes sense...


What budget do you have? Dio you need monitor/kb/mouse etc?
tipsy197316/12/2019 22:04

Yeah 4000 series will work on the AM4, if you want the ps5 expect to be …Yeah 4000 series will work on the AM4, if you want the ps5 expect to be poor as they are going to be expensive. PC gaming is an expensive thing as well when you need a 144hz monitor a decent keyboard, mouse and headset. There are pros and cons but I will never be a console gamer, I have gone from an intel 7600k to an amd 3600x and I like it.


AM4 isn't 100% going to support Ryzen 4000
Some boards, possibly x570 chipset
tipsy197316/12/2019 20:44

You wont be able to buy it cheaper building yourself but I would consider …You wont be able to buy it cheaper building yourself but I would consider using ccl instead as they have a better warranty! Go on ccl then search for stryker, then customise it changing the gpu, cpu and psu to a 600w plus. It will come out cheaper. The pc you are looking at is above entry level, more like mid. I have a 3600x cpu and its a waste tbh I shouldve got a 3700x. My gpu is an rtx 2070 super in my main pc.My sons pc has a 2600, gtx 1660ti on an asus tuf b450 mainboard and he plays fortrubbish on high settings. He also has a ps4 and swaps between them.



Good advice, thanks Tipsy, I rapidly realised that it was often seemed cheaper to buy pre-built than buy the parts despite wanting the challenge of building it myself... I have taken your advice re the Stryker and it does seem my best option... Perhaps the 3600 is a bit of an overkill for me, I had originally planned on the 2600 but as someone has said, its a magnet to keep saying "oh that one is only £100 more" and we end up way over our original budget! I think I'll look at the 2600/2600X option again and plan round that...
tipsy197316/12/2019 20:52

The pc itself is ok, future proofing in pc's is a joke really and it makes …The pc itself is ok, future proofing in pc's is a joke really and it makes me cry. The AM4 socket has one more cpu to go before AM5. The motherboard in this machine is poor a ds3h is very basic and better can be had. On the subject of building cheaper that again depends on parts used. The 1660 super performs similar to a 1660ti but the 1660ti is very similar to the rtx2060 without raytracing. Linus techtips said that the 1660 super is the sweetspot gpu for 1080p gaming.



From my research and very limited knowledge I realised that the DS3H wasn't too good and got pretty poor reviews and I didn't want that, I had sort of set my mind on the MSI B450 Tomahawk...So hopefully pairing that with the 1660 Super and the 2600 or 2600X might be a decent set up...
deleted8125816/12/2019 21:34

OMG we’re LITERALLY in the exact same position!!!! My PC is hanging in, b …OMG we’re LITERALLY in the exact same position!!!! My PC is hanging in, but struggles with Minecraft! I have the Xbox for gaming, but I do fancy a bit of VR and Flight Sim too. I do get what you mean with the Home Office/Gaming thing, I’m erring on going for one of the CCL/AWT-IT deals, to get a Ryzen 7 with an XT5700 card? , with 16gb RAM that should do me...but then I see another one that’s “just £100 more.......” Sorry to depress you, but I’ve been stuck in this position for over 8mths now!!!!!



I can see how you can be in this situation for "over 8 months" , its only been 3 weeks for me but my head is spinning!! I doubt I will go for something as high end as you as my primary focus is on the Home Computing aspect and with the gaming as a bonus... The point you make about VR is interesting though, I had thought of trying to get something that might make that possible in the future but I think I realise now that that is a step too far in my quest... it would make it all more expensive than I'm prepared to pay at the moment..
Shrekt16/12/2019 22:26

What budget do you have? Dio you need monitor/kb/mouse etc?



Hi Shrekt, I'm allowing about £800... I already have a decent monitor, keyboard, external speakers and mouse etc.. so nothing needed other than the desktop gaming PC...
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 23:09

Hi Shrekt, I'm allowing about £800... I already have a decent monitor, …Hi Shrekt, I'm allowing about £800... I already have a decent monitor, keyboard, external speakers and mouse etc.. so nothing needed other than the desktop gaming PC...


Maybe something like this?

PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…rMc

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£108.78 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.90 @ More Computers)
Storage: Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£104.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.55 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £748.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-17 00:04 GMT+0000
Shrekt17/12/2019 00:04

Maybe something like this?PCPartPicker Part List: …Maybe something like this?PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vyHrMcCPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£108.78 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.90 @ More Computers) Storage: Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£104.98 @ Ebuyer) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.55 @ Amazon UK) Total: £748.17Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-17 00:04 GMT+0000



Thank you so much for taking the time to generate that parts list Shrekt, I'm most grateful for all the help I can get and will look at that in detail tomorrow... I have been using PartPicker but often it throws up incompatibility issues that I'm not experienced enough to understand... learning all the time though, thanks again..
Shrekt17/12/2019 00:04

Maybe something like this?PCPartPicker Part List: …Maybe something like this?PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vyHrMcCPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£108.78 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.90 @ More Computers) Storage: Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£104.98 @ Ebuyer) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.55 @ Amazon UK) Total: £748.17Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-17 00:04 GMT+0000


Get a better psu
Shrekt17/12/2019 10:27

What's wrong with the Corsair CX550?


I have the cx650 and I think it could be the cause of some random freezing issues on my my. Its powering 2 ssds, 3 intake fans, 1 top exhaust and 1 rear and an rtx 2070.
tipsy197317/12/2019 10:38

I have the cx650 and I think it could be the cause of some random freezing …I have the cx650 and I think it could be the cause of some random freezing issues on my my. Its powering 2 ssds, 3 intake fans, 1 top exhaust and 1 rear and an rtx 2070.


Is it the green or grey label CX
If it's a grey cx series you're fine. If it's green, I'd look to replace it
Congrats on your first deal posy, @Scarffyyy - going hot A decent spec PC though (predictably!) I'd choose slightly different components (and self build); however there is no 'perfect' build, depends on the user's needs
Grey label
Bubblyboy16/12/2019 22:57

Good advice, thanks Tipsy, I rapidly realised that it was often seemed …Good advice, thanks Tipsy, I rapidly realised that it was often seemed cheaper to buy pre-built than buy the parts despite wanting the challenge of building it myself... I have taken your advice re the Stryker and it does seem my best option... Perhaps the 3600 is a bit of an overkill for me, I had originally planned on the 2600 but as someone has said, its a magnet to keep saying "oh that one is only £100 more" and we end up way over our original budget! I think I'll look at the 2600/2600X option again and plan round that...


Don't bother with the 2600, get the 2600x. Those chips are binned and should be better for over clocking.
Also comes with a better cooler. Trust me that's what I'm currently looking at
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