AWD Stronghold 2600 Six Core 3.9GHz RX 580 8GB Desktop Gaming PC £499.94 @ AWDIT
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AWD Stronghold 2600 Six Core 3.9GHz RX 580 8GB Desktop Gaming PC £499.94 @ AWDIT

£499.94£779.9436%AWD-IT Deals
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Refreshed 14th Feb (Posted 4th Feb)
I'm looking to buy a gaming PC for my nephew, he's into playing PUBG and Call of Duty type games. This PC on AWD seems amazing value with an 8GB graphics card and 3 free games! Will this be fast enough for him and how much better would the VEGA upgrade be it's not a card I'm familiar with? Grateful for any feedback before I place an order


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AWD Stronghold 2600 Six Core 3.9GHz RX 580 8GB Desktop Gaming PC

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is the Ultimate CPU for serious gaming and multi-processing performance. With a CPU boost speed of 3.9GHz and offering smooth gaming and efficient, advanced multi-processing performance with the world’s lowest power 6-core, 12-thread desktop processor with true machine intelligence. Along with the AMD RX 580 8GB graphics card at the heart of the system, you won't miss a beat of the action, whether that's in Shooters, RPG's or MOBA's. Incredible Performance beyond HD gaming in DirectX 12 and Vulkan games with Base.



Frequency up to 1257 MHz and a Boost Frequency up to 1340 MHz and a massive host of built-in features such as Radeon VR Ready Premium and FreeSync Technology.




With Your choice of Corsair DDR4 memory delivers fast load times

- AMD RX 580 8GB Graphics Card

- Play the latest gaming titles at the highest detail

- Six Core Ryzen 5 2600 processing performance

- 1080p & 4K Ultra HD Support

- HDMI & DVI Support

- Quad Monitor Support

- Future Proof and Upgradeable
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Power supply has been confirmed by AWD-IT to be a cooler master 500w 80+

So likely to be the MPW-5002-ACABW that I have in recently supplied PC from them

Also, they substituted some parts in mine so Gigabyte SSD rather than Adata SSD and an Asus Dual OC RX580 8GB rather than the Powercolor one specified.
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This almost seems like a pricing error!
Cheshirejms10 m ago

Thanks everyone, I'd better order now incase you all beat me to it!


I would recommend upgrading the ram for £9.99 to the 3000mhz as that makes quite the difference on a AMD build.
This is more than enough to play any game out just now, but keep in mind it doesn't come with an operating system at that price. This setup will easily play PUBG and Call of Duty Games well over 60 FPS. The free 3.games alone are worth over £100 so an amazing deal if you know how to put a cheap copy of windows 10 on.
Edited by: "hybridbunny" 4th Feb
StevieW0nder3 m ago

Hot How good is the 2600 CPU though


It's very good
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This almost seems like a pricing error!
This is more than enough to play any game out just now, but keep in mind it doesn't come with an operating system at that price. This setup will easily play PUBG and Call of Duty Games well over 60 FPS. The free 3.games alone are worth over £100 so an amazing deal if you know how to put a cheap copy of windows 10 on.
Edited by: "hybridbunny" 4th Feb
Hot How good is the 2600 CPU though
Bargain
StevieW0nder3 m ago

Hot How good is the 2600 CPU though


It's very good
This seems too good to be true, I'll need to look at some reviews for the site first
Great price and heated but don’t forget to factor in an operating system as looking at the link it isn’t included
How many additional hard drives can I put inside the case?
NB you get to choose 2 of the 3 available games.
Fantastic price! The processor and GPU are close to £350 straight from Amazon, so you're getting a mobo, case, PSU, RAM, SSD, AND someone to build it for you for £150?!
Great deal, even upgrading to 16GB and adding extra storage is still on par with self building. Heat.
Edited by: "TheFatGrandma" 4th Feb
Thanks everyone, I'd better order now incase you all beat me to it!
5% quidco also...
Added a 500GB SSD, a 2TB HDD, picked a nice case, upped it to a 2600X CPU, upped the RAM to 16GB DDR4-3000

Still came in at under £800. Great deal.
Only 2 memory slots, So could be a good idea to upgrade for 49.99 to 2x8GB 30000mhz..

More comments and pics (in French) here: dealabs.com/bon…421
Edited by: "pablomalin" 4th Feb
Cheshirejms10 m ago

Thanks everyone, I'd better order now incase you all beat me to it!


I would recommend upgrading the ram for £9.99 to the 3000mhz as that makes quite the difference on a AMD build.
Unsure why 3.9ghz
don't get it with the 2 DDR Dimm slots. You would need 4 4
thanks. Sniped this one.
KarbonianLoad26 m ago

This seems too good to be true, I'll need to look at some reviews for the …This seems too good to be true, I'll need to look at some reviews for the site first


Got my PC from here there great
pehaw23 m ago

NB you get to choose 2 of the 3 available games.


It seems like 2 games w/ the GPU + 1 with the CPU - so 3 in total?
No overclocking with this mobo
Can someone suggest how to get Windows 10 cheaper and not spending the £80 on top? A lot of you say how it's a few quid somewhere?
You can get a code off eBay for about a fiver
You might want to increase 2400Mhz to 3000Mhz RAM in order to reap the performance benefits of Ryzen.
Does this come with a PSU? Can’t see any mention on the webpage.
i picked 8GB ram 3000Mhz. Is it too little? Should i call to see if i can upgrade to 16gb?
Joeno1 m ago

i picked 8GB ram 3000Mhz. Is it too little? Should i call to see if i can …i picked 8GB ram 3000Mhz. Is it too little? Should i call to see if i can upgrade to 16gb?


8GB is usually good enough if you're only going to be running a game at a time and not having other programmes on in the background like multiple browser pages, Spotify, Discord etc. If you're going to be doing one task at a time, stay with 8GB and if you feel like you'll be multitasking more then get the 16GB.
TheFatGrandma3 m ago

8GB is usually good enough if you're only going to be running a game at a …8GB is usually good enough if you're only going to be running a game at a time and not having other programmes on in the background like multiple browser pages, Spotify, Discord etc. If you're going to be doing one task at a time, stay with 8GB and if you feel like you'll be multitasking more then get the 16GB.



Thanks I'll ask them as it's only £40 more. I do a bit of graphics design so maybe it's a good idea.
TheFatGrandma9 m ago

Can someone suggest how to get Windows 10 cheaper and not spending the £80 …Can someone suggest how to get Windows 10 cheaper and not spending the £80 on top? A lot of you say how it's a few quid somewhere?


Try Kinguin website, got mine for about £20 also look up TechYesCity on YouTube and look for his Windows10 video, he uses eBay. From what I've read, alot of these cheap keys are OEM bought in batches by large companies but they'll use a disk image for company IT and as such the keys won't get used, hence their cheap price.

Hope that helps.
If I were to recommend things to change on this system first, change the motherboard Asus A320 is a really poor choice and the A320 is a very basic chipset choose any of the boards offered as they are all better than this. Next upgrade the ram add the corsair vengeance 3000mhz for £10.00. You could also add the 2600x CPU for £30.00.
Do not go any further as everything else can be obtained from various outlets for less money.
That tree place sometimes has deals
informant20145 m ago

If I were to recommend things to change on this system first, change the …If I were to recommend things to change on this system first, change the motherboard Asus A320 is a really poor choice and the A320 is a very basic chipset choose any of the boards offered as they are all better than this. Next upgrade the ram add the corsair vengeance 3000mhz for £10.00. You could also add the 2600x CPU for £30.00. Do not go any further as everything else can be obtained from various outlets for less money. That tree place sometimes has deals


Does it really make a big difference changing the mobo?

The 2600x is only 5% faster than the 2600.
cyberbob17 m ago

Does this come with a PSU? Can’t see any mention on the webpage.


500w coolermaster.
Pretty insane value honestly
Thank you sort off £500 spent that really wasn't planning on but looked too good. Normally build myself but think that's pretty much spot on for my budget.
Brilliant price. 2600 is very decent CPU and apparently out-performs the 2700 in a lot of games (6 cores vs 8 cores). And an 8GB 580, thumbs up.

Is is wroth the £10 extra for 3000Mhz RAM? I'm not sure - tekeverything.com/ryz…hz/
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 4th Feb
hybridbunny1 h, 2 m ago

This is more than enough to play any game out just now, but keep in mind …This is more than enough to play any game out just now, but keep in mind it doesn't come with an operating system at that price. This setup will easily play PUBG and Call of Duty Games well over 60 FPS. The free 3.games alone are worth over £100 so an amazing deal if you know how to put a cheap copy of windows 10 on.



You're not required to activate Windows 10, unless for cosmetic reasons.
I bought the £649 machine from them which has the 2600x/b450m 2h mb/1tb drive/win 10/8GB 3Mhz memory/RX 580/cooler master mb520 RGB case/cooler master 80+ PSU) as I could not build it cheaper and elsewhere wanted £700+ This seems cheap and worth it if you can get win10 cheaper and not looking to overclock. As others have said it does use cheaper versions of each component as changing to match spec of mine pushes price up to nearer £700 without changing case.

Also note that the options listed do not include vat so the £29.95 upgrade from 2600 to 2600x adds £35.94 to the price
Edited by: "Njay" 4th Feb
TheFatGrandma28 m ago

Can someone suggest how to get Windows 10 cheaper and not spending the £80 …Can someone suggest how to get Windows 10 cheaper and not spending the £80 on top? A lot of you say how it's a few quid somewhere?


eBay. Couple of quid. Obviously it's hit and miss, don't know how or where they get the codes from, more than likely by nefarious means. I bought mine a few years ago, still going strong
brandocrispim4 m ago

You're not required to activate Windows 10, unless for cosmetic reasons.


True, but I'd pay full price just to get rid of the watermark and have the ability to customize my desktop.
Just be aware that you have to spend another 80 quid for Windows 10 if you want it installed by the company. (This means they should also install all the drivers required as well and test it works etc) . If you want to install 10 yourself copies of "debatable legality" are advertised on here from time to time for about 10 quid .....You should be able to download any drivers you need from the web or use the driver cds this should come with.

I googled the graphics card (I hadnt heard of them either) and theres a deal on here for one of them!
hotukdeals.com/dea…077
There are a few reviews of it they all compare it as being about the same speed as a nvidia 1060 and say its well built... It's worth googleing the reviews but keep in mind the card has been out for a while now so ignore any bit that says its fast Comparing it to recent cards its quite slow (lower midrange now) but doesnt cost more than my car like the top of the range ones do... It should be able to play the games you listed but not with the settings maxed out. The next card up is about 1/3rd faster so may future proof the pc a bit more. (and the next one faster still so it all depends on how much you like your nephew if you're paying!)

Also the default hard drive is enough for windows and a few games, but you may want to add another larger drive. (Price on the site for them to do it is OK, but I would wait for there to be a deal on here and install one yourself - There are loads of u tube videos showing what to do (Note the bit about anti static when opening the case!!!!) Basicly fitting one is plugging in two cables, perhaps 4 screws and formatting it in windows when you turn the pc on afterwards to fit one)
Memory wise I would be tempted to spend the 40 quid on 16GB of ram as games do like having lots installed...

Finally no Monitor in the deal so have to add the cost onto the price if you dont already have one (Please don't skimp on the quality of the screen! You don't want to end up with rubbish vision like me from years of squinting at small budget crts.....)

Also the games are 18 certs so you might have to keep them for yourself if he's under age
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