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Gaming Desktop PC - Gladiator V5600K-HD - 3.90GHz A8-5600K CPU - Radeon HD 7560D - 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD - Free Shipping £319.99 @ Aria Tech
Gaming Desktop PC - Gladiator V5600K-HD - 3.90GHz A8-5600K CPU - Radeon HD 7560D - 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD - Free Shipping £319.99 @ Aria Tech

Gaming Desktop PC - Gladiator V5600K-HD - 3.90GHz A8-5600K CPU - Radeon HD 7560D - 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD - Free Shipping £319.99 @ Aria Tech

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Specifications:

• AMD (Trinity) A8-5600K Black Edition Quad-Core 3.90GHz Accelerated Processor
• Graphics: Radeon HD 7560D 1024MB GDDR3 DirectX 11 Graphics
• 16GB (2x8192) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual-Channel Memory (32GB Max)
• 1TB (7200rpm) SATA 3GB/s (SATA II) Hard Drive
• GIGABYTE AMD A55 (Socket FM2) Motherboard
• 550W ARIAnet ACE Xtreme Series Power Supply
• ARIAnet StealthX Black Midi Tower Gaming Case
• DVD +/- RW Drive w/ m-Disk Support

Technical Details:

Dimensions:
• Height: 437mm
• Width: 185mm
• Depth: 466.5mm

Interfaces:
• 4x SATA 3G Ports
• 1x PS/2 Keyboard Port
• 1x PS/2 Mouse Port
• 1x D-Sub / VGA Port
• 1x DVI-D Port
• 1x HDMI Port
• 4x USB 2.0 Ports
• 1x RJ-45 LAN Port (10/100/1000)
• 3x Audio Jacks

Expansion:
• 1x PCI-e x16 GEN 2.0 Slot
• 1x PCI-e x1 Slot
• 1x PCI Slot

Also included with your system:

• Resource DVD(s) (Diagnostic & Drivers)
• 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
• Standard Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC

Quidco!
- jadrules

90 Comments

graphics are old but still for 320 is a good deal

Original Poster

I thought it was a good deal.

Been looking at the recent Dell dels at nearly double this price and wondering if they are really twice as a good. Also this gives the option of Windows 7. The Dell XPS deals are preloaded with 8.

Love to hear the opinions of others.

Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a gaming PC for photo editing?

SensitiveBagel

Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a … Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a gaming PC for photo editing?


Not at all. The system will be able to handle any photo editing software.
I used to use my gaming rig for video and photo editing until I replaced it

Original Poster

SensitiveBagel

Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a … Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a gaming PC for photo editing?



I'm not sure to be honest. Mind I am not going to use this as a 'gaming pc' I need a machine that can multitask spreadsheets, internet windows and other software.

I presume the 16GB RAM will do this fine. Although i'm hoping someone can clarify
Edited by: "07sanchez" 4th Feb 2013

I think the term 'gaming machine' generally just means 'half of the money goes towards the graphics card'.

SensitiveBagel

Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a … Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a gaming PC for photo editing?



It would be absolutely fine for photo editing. 'Gaming' refers to the fact it has a powerful graphics card (which this actually does not). As a very general rule of thumb, if you wanted a basic CHEAP gaming machine you go AMD with their integrated graphics solution, if you want fastest you go Intel i5/i7 with a fast AMD/Nvidia graphics card.
For photo editing a Intel i5/i7 would be better because their processes are faster and you will be using that, not the graphics card.

I'm usually negative about "Gaming PCs" that pop up at this price but after researching the gfx card it's not too bad.
30FPS with WoW on high : youtube.com/wat…_8E
720p on medium with Crysis 2 : youtube.com/wat…t6g

All very playable for gaming so this seems like a good medium range gaming machine.
Video editing and image editing will be really good on a machine like this as well.
Edited by: "JsFrk" 4th Feb 2013

Arcana

I think the term 'gaming machine' generally just means 'half of the money … I think the term 'gaming machine' generally just means 'half of the money goes towards the graphics card'.


Thats worry after what kypok said:-
kypok

graphics are old but still for 320 is a good deal



How do people rate this build overall for the price??

Also, gaming PCs often have "colourful" cases!

I would say if you intend to buy a gaming PC for next 3 years wait until 20th Feb when it is expected Sony will reveal the PS4 specs, as this may help decide what you will need to be able to run next gen ports. Expect to pay around a £1000 for a PC to run next gen games at superior frame rate and resolution though.

If that isnt a concern to you then this is by no means a bad PC system for a little over £300, but it really isnt a gaming pc, - most PC gamers will have spent £200 - £300 on the GPU(s) alone.

SensitiveBagel

Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a … Don't mean to sound like a noob but is there any downside to using a gaming PC for photo editing?



thanks for replies for this. As suggested by antonywhite37, I am looking for i7 for image processing (no gaming)

Considering (a) x79+i7 3930k and (b)z77+i7 3770k and can't decide.

(a)=expensive, bigger CPU cache, supports 64GB RAM and cost of a basic GPU (<£100)
(b)=bang for buck, can't go over 32GB RAM, IGP HD400 built into CPU

PC expected to serve 5 to 8 years and usage - 200MB+ image processing & some video processing

any comments pls

"ARIAnet StealthX Black Midi Tower Gaming Case"???? CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU - Black .

Case is not gaming. Standard ventilation. But worth 22 in amazon some weeks ago.

Good price.
Although i'm surprised someone hasn't bust in with a "cold, no usb 3.0" comment yet

cold no usb3

foxabcd1234

thanks for replies for this. As suggested by antonywhite37, I am looking … thanks for replies for this. As suggested by antonywhite37, I am looking for i7 for image processing (no gaming)Considering (a) x79+i7 3930k and (b)z77+i7 3770k and can't decide. (a)=expensive, bigger CPU cache, supports 64GB RAM and cost of a basic GPU (<£100)(b)=bang for buck, can't go over 32GB RAM, IGP HD400 built into CPUPC expected to serve 5 to 8 years and usage - 200MB+ image processing & some video processingany comments pls



I can't think of a situation where you'd need 32gb RAM, let alone 64

Sell the ram and stick in 8gb of fast ram (1866+) for a nice boost to the inbuilt gfx

Edited by: "mcfly666" 4th Feb 2013

PSU is a cheap piece of junk, same for the case.

CPU isn't too bad, don't be expecting 60fps at 1080p though. It'll do Skyrim at about 55fps on Medium at 1366x768 with zero Anti-Aliasing.

RAM is overkill and pointless, 16GB of 1333MHz. It'd be better suited for 8GB of faster RAM See here (21fps extra in Batman on High quality, being the most noticeable)



TL;DR only good for older games, or newish at super low res.

07sanchez

I thought it was a good deal.Been looking at the recent Dell dels at … I thought it was a good deal.Been looking at the recent Dell dels at nearly double this price and wondering if they are really twice as a good. Also this gives the option of Windows 7. The Dell XPS deals are preloaded with 8.Love to hear the opinions of others.


The Aria machine doesn't have any OS on it, which is another £60??? presuming Ubuntu etc isn't suitable.

Not good value in my view.

Keep looking should be able to do better for £320.

Its not bad, the specs are good to run most games on mid settings at 720p but the parts are not the best quality but for that price good starting rig for gaming did not check but hope it comes with a OS.

Cheap power supply, Cheap Case, Cheap Graphics everything about it is cheap other then the processor and ram and the fact it has no os just adds to how bad it is.

minicale

Cheap power supply, Cheap Case, Cheap Graphics everything about it is … Cheap power supply, Cheap Case, Cheap Graphics everything about it is cheap other then the processor and ram and the fact it has no os just adds to how bad it is.



If it is so awful, how about you suggest something better at the same price then?
If you can, which I doubt.

^^^Exactly.

Not everyone can afford to get ridiculously expensive gaming pc's.For the money this is very good.Voted hot.

07sanchez

USB 3.0 on this … USB 3.0 on this one:http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Next+Day+Gaming+PCs/Gladiator+X5800K-HD+Trinity+Quad-Core+Next+Day+Gaming+PC+?productId=53179



that's far superior and costs more

One noob question. Does a good gaming desktop is also a good video editing desktop?

Thx

ah_heng

One noob question. Does a good gaming desktop is also a good video … One noob question. Does a good gaming desktop is also a good video editing desktop?Thx



Yes, put simply, gaming PCs have got plenty power to handle all the standard video editing that your average joe will do.

dnc316

Yes, put simply, gaming PCs have got plenty power to handle all the … Yes, put simply, gaming PCs have got plenty power to handle all the standard video editing that your average joe will do.



Thanks!

Averag Joe

Seems pretty cool for the price, but agree with what someone said about PS4. If its gaming you're after, could well be worth saving the £ to spend on that! For what it's worth, I have a Radeon 6850 HD - outdated by nowadays terms - but just been playing Far Cry 3 maxed out, can handle Skyrim and BF3 on high settings no probs. So this seems decent to start with if nothing else.

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ah_heng

One noob question. Does a good gaming desktop is also a good video … One noob question. Does a good gaming desktop is also a good video editing desktop?Thx



Not this PC, it does not deserve the title of gaming PC. The graphics are integrated, granted much better than Intels but you would be much better off with a low end Intel processor and separate graphics card for gaming. even photo/video editing is not great on this one, a similar priced Intel is a much better bet

The power supply and case are very low end too. To be fair this is a good deal for a home PC with a little bit of light gaming throw in, but not a good base for a gaming PC

Would not trust these yahoos i asked them a question about one of there "gaming" pc's with a 6670 graphics card and the guy who answered told me that it could play skyrim or battlefields 3 on ultra settings which is a total lie as that card would at the most hit medium on any new game. Oh and if anyone does get this do yourself a favor and switch out the PSU its great to talk about possessors memory and graphics cards but that all means nothing if you have a crap PSU its the most important computer component IMO

antonywhite37

It would be absolutely fine for photo editing. 'Gaming' refers to the … It would be absolutely fine for photo editing. 'Gaming' refers to the fact it has a powerful graphics card (which this actually does not). As a very general rule of thumb, if you wanted a basic CHEAP gaming machine you go AMD with their integrated graphics solution, if you want fastest you go Intel i5/i7 with a fast AMD/Nvidia graphics card.For photo editing a Intel i5/i7 would be better because their processes are faster and you will be using that, not the graphics card.



i think its still the case that the i5 is better for multitasking than the i7 - or at least it was

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deanos

cold no usb3


have usb 3.0 2 for years now, used it 0 times. You have 1 usb 3.0 memory stick and using it once a month?
WHY u all need usb 3.0? and buying usb sticks for £5? why?
Edited by: "artcheezzz" 5th Feb 2013

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royals

i think its still the case that the i5 is better for multitasking than … i think its still the case that the i5 is better for multitasking than the i7 - or at least it was


how come? 2 cores better than 4 cores for multitasking, since when?

Unimpressed at their use of the turbo-boosted GHZ as the headline figure...

The APU in this system (that's a CPU with a built-in dedicated GPU) is OK but calling it a 'gaming' system is pushing your luck a bit - it will play most games in med/low settings at decent resolutions but any serious gamer would want a proper GPU and that probably means replacing the PSU as well (think £100 for the GPU and another £50 for a PSU)

16Gb of RAM is silly and it's SLOW ram too - the APU needs FAST ram to work at it's best level so you're buying a lot of something you don't actually want.

I'll pass on voting because I'm not sure it's a great deal - it's too powerful for a general purpose PC and lacks too much to be a gaming system...

foxabcd1234

thanks for replies for this. As suggested by antonywhite37, I am looking … thanks for replies for this. As suggested by antonywhite37, I am looking for i7 for image processing (no gaming)Considering (a) x79+i7 3930k and (b)z77+i7 3770k and can't decide. (a)=expensive, bigger CPU cache, supports 64GB RAM and cost of a basic GPU (<£100)(b)=bang for buck, can't go over 32GB RAM, IGP HD400 built into CPUPC expected to serve 5 to 8 years and usage - 200MB+ image processing & some video processingany comments pls



a) and b) are overkills for photo editing imho; an Intel core i5 3570k is not slower and cheaper: xbitlabs.com/art…tml
32GB would be plenty for image processing and 16GB is totally sufficient for most needs. Even if you had a 50 Mio pixel image and used float32 for each channel you would "only" use up 600MB for that picture. Add undo and maybe you are at 1.2GB or at most 2GB. How many pictures were you planning to compose together at the same time??

Also, don't dismiss the benefit of a graphics card. Adobe Premier offers GPU acceleration and maybe Photoshop does, too.

But I'm not an artist and don't really use Photoshop (_;) but I was a programmer for Corel PhotoPaint some 13 years ago so maybe qualified somehow X)

I personally find, that everyone should take a day and assemble an PC system that performs just like you want and get best price.

Its not that hard , its quite simple once you know what you will use the PC for.

I personally never buy nor let near relatives buy straight from shelf premade - assembled pc-s...

People actually sound like they're enraged by the idea that a low priced machine using low end components lol.

Yup the graphics card is poor by gamers standards but it is better than almost every integrated option intel offers at the moment, which is enough for casual/light gaming. Having said that, this thing will fall quite short of xbox 360 standards.

The RAM is HUGE, absolutely no need for 16gb unless you are in an industry that requires it. Basic rule of thumb, if you need to ask if you need 16gb, you don't. A faster set of sticks may make a slight difference, but I get the feeling that people using this machine, aren't looking for that split millisecond reaction time decrease.

This is quite a good machine considering the price. Think of it like buying an old Toyota Celica, it's still quite quick, will do most of what todays higher ends will do, it'll let you have a bit of fun now and again, but is still not going to put you in direct comparison to the guy next to you in his Audi R8.

jomay

a) and b) are overkills for photo editing imho; an Intel core i5 3570k is … a) and b) are overkills for photo editing imho; an Intel core i5 3570k is not slower and cheaper: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-3770k-i5-3570k_7.html32GB would be plenty for image processing and 16GB is totally sufficient for most needs. Even if you had a 50 Mio pixel image and used float32 for each channel you would "only" use up 600MB for that picture. Add undo and maybe you are at 1.2GB or at most 2GB. How many pictures were you planning to compose together at the same time??Also, don't dismiss the benefit of a graphics card. Adobe Premier offers GPU acceleration and maybe Photoshop does, too.But I'm not an artist and don't really use Photoshop (_;) but I was a programmer for Corel PhotoPaint some 13 years ago so maybe qualified somehow X)



Photoshop uses GPU acceleration now too. Nice one with the actual figures by the way but when you're applying filters that take multiple passes, won't there be duplicates of the image stored in the memory too?
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