GLADIATOR Intel i7-4790 3.60GHz Quad-Core PC £490 @ Aria
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GLADIATOR Intel i7-4790 3.60GHz Quad-Core PC £490 @ Aria

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Found 7th Feb 2015
Specification:

• CPU: 4th Generation Intel Core (Haswell) i7-4790 3.60GHz (4.00GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Processor w/ Hyper-Threading - 8MB Cache
• Graphics: Intel HD 4600 GDDR3 DirectX 11 Graphics
• RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (16GB Supported)
• Motherboard: Gigabyte H81 Express Chipset Motherboard
• Cooler: Intel Socket 1150 CPU Cooler
• Audio: Onboard High Definition Audio
• Case: Arianet Quartz Micro ATX Case
• PSU: 500W ARIAnet Power Supply
• Optical Drive: LiteOn DVDRW Dual Layer DVD Rewriter (m-Disk Support) 24x DVD±R
• Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6GB/s (SATA-III) Hard Drive
• Solid State Drive: 120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive SSD • Operating System: No OS Pre-installed
• INCLUDED Full 12 Month Collect & Returns Warranty

40 Comments

That's a pretty good spec for the money, shame I can't stand big old fashioned cases or I'd have it...

Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it is or if it could support a dedicated graphics card?

I assume it has no OS from the description

Longy

Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it … Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it is or if it could support a dedicated graphics card?I assume it has no OS from the description


"Operating System: No OS Pre-installed"

How many usb ports does this have? And is there usb 3? Can't find it in the description.

I googled reviews of the MB and it looks like it has usb3 but there are a few variants of the MB so its hard to be sure of the exact model.

Longy

Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it … Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it is or if it could support a dedicated graphics card?I assume it has no OS from the description



It would be capable of gaming. Problem is, that's a H81 motherboard and the majority only had PCI-e 2.0. From looking around, there's one Gigabyte MATX board with PCI-e 3.0 so, you'd have to get the exact model number from Aria for a definitive answer. If it was a PCI-e 3.0 GPU, you might lose a few FPS but I doubt there will be a massive difference. The PSU probably won't be the best quality so MAYBE a GTX 960 would be ok but I wouldn't like to throw one in there. At best, I'd go for a 750ti because of the low power draw.

It'll at least have 2 USB 3.0 on the back panel and probably 2 USB 2.0. The front of the case doesn't appear to have USB 3.0 sockets so I'd say there's just the 2 at the back.

Longy

Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it … Looks pretty good to me. Anyone know if this is capable of gaming as it is or if it could support a dedicated graphics card?I assume it has no OS from the description



the onboard graphics on i7 are capable of low res and tunes down graphics, putting a 750ti on this for another ton would make this a belting gaming rig. nb this chip cannot be overclocked

Would be better to work out the cost of everything individually minus the case and mobo, then see if it makes sense to buy your own form factor vase and mobo.

I work out roughly £520 individually. So for anyone who was looking to build their own i7, you're not saving much and you'd have the hastle of selling on the case and mobo.
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 7th Feb 2015

Its not too bad a deal really, I have added heat. Although I have a feeling that Aria are using this package to move on some i7 4790 chips. With only £10 difference between the 4790 and 4790k, I bet they are just not selling that many. Just a hunch, but as I said, not bad.

Yeah, meh, not bad combo pricing but not really much of a deal. The CPU is kinda the stand out item, MightyName's likely right that they're just trying to shift inventory of the i7-4790's as an i5-4460 or i5-4570 would be more of a fit for the rest of these components and the i7 just makes for an unbalanced build.

I don't see how this is a good build. For almost £500? That MB is old and and it only has stock graphics (low end gaming) the Cpu is good but it makes little sense with the rest of the components. I'm about to sell a HP envy which has 16gb ram 1tb ssd 840m nvidia and a 4700qm i7 under 6.months old for probably the same price!

This is actually a good price. its shame they didn't use a better motherboard like a gigabyte z97 soc force or soc non force and charge an extra 50.00 or so , otherwise you are hampered with a low end board

if you put a decent mid to high end graphics in this it'll run all games on very high. I'd wait a few months until the new ones are out and then the 970 price will drop to less than 200

if you put a decent graphics in there you'll need a cooler

I don't get why they pair up a H81 budget mother board with a top of the range CPU. Why have an I7 with no graphics? The CPU here cost £240-250. This is not good value for me. If you want a non gaming pc try an I5 or i3. Saves £100 or so.

I54460 £335

This is much better value. Nearly 150 cheaper and you can then put the spare £150 into a graphics card. Although I would still prefer some better quality parts if I built a machine.
Edited by: "gummby" 7th Feb 2015

Only good for editing and video, even then you need to add in a graphics card

Unsure what the case is like so for all we know it is small and can't fit bit graphics cards- effectively making the i7 a bit useless

Banned

sorry but so many people are moaning about this deal because no graphics card is included and the motherboard is entry level . This will have no impact if you want to fit a graphics card or this would make an ideal photo or video editing machine. Heat from me.

Cheap PSU in this beware.
Edited by: "bargainBooze" 7th Feb 2015

Not bad.! No OS though

I know building a pc from scratch can seem daunting to those who haven't before but when u start hitting the £500 mark you really might as well.. It's not a difficult thing to do at all and all the help you'll ever need is online so why not?

Mathaeus

I know building a pc from scratch can seem daunting to those who haven't … I know building a pc from scratch can seem daunting to those who haven't before but when u start hitting the £500 mark you really might as well.. It's not a difficult thing to do at all and all the help you'll ever need is online so why not?



I've been debating this for a week or so now - I honestly have barely any idea how PCs work or where everything is meant to go though. Even with an instructional video online, I worry I'd mess something up, or it wouldn't fit in the case, or it would all get too hot, etc etc

mattoligy

That's a pretty good spec for the money, shame I can't stand big old … That's a pretty good spec for the money, shame I can't stand big old fashioned cases or I'd have it...



I wouldn't worry about that as:

Case: Arianet Quartz Micro ATX Case

However if you go to the page they may as well have used an orange for the picture. The picture of the case is no indication of what you may get.

gummby

I54460 £335This is much better value. Nearly 150 cheaper and you can then … I54460 £335This is much better value. Nearly 150 cheaper and you can then put the spare £150 into a graphics card. Although I would still prefer some better quality parts if I built a machine.




Yea, I agree. With the money saved you could stick an R9 270 in there and have a more balanced machine.

@mazinger z

MazingerZ

I don't see how this is a good build. For almost £500? That MB is old and … I don't see how this is a good build. For almost £500? That MB is old and and it only has stock graphics (low end gaming) the Cpu is good but it makes little sense with the rest of the components. I'm about to sell a HP envy which has 16gb ram 1tb ssd 840m nvidia and a 4700qm i7 under 6.months old for probably the same price!



would you like a buyer?

MazingerZ

I don't see how this is a good build. For almost £500? That MB is old and … I don't see how this is a good build. For almost £500? That MB is old and and it only has stock graphics (low end gaming) the Cpu is good but it makes little sense with the rest of the components. I'm about to sell a HP envy which has 16gb ram 1tb ssd 840m nvidia and a 4700qm i7 under 6.months old for probably the same price!



where are you selling this as I am interested

I would not buy a PC without an OS - if it doesn't work they will blame the OS.

foes4you

I would not buy a PC without an OS - if it doesn't work they will blame … I would not buy a PC without an OS - if it doesn't work they will blame the OS.



http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/HomerFacePalm.jpg

Oh oh the PC build Police are out.
It isn't a gaming machine, it's pretty safe to say that for anyone who wants to do anything else it will be more than capable.
The i7 will take everything in its stride. Video and Photo editing would be perfect on this machine. Yes a graphics card would help on video but not critical.

foes4you

I would not buy a PC without an OS - if it doesn't work they will blame … I would not buy a PC without an OS - if it doesn't work they will blame the OS.



And here's another load of old cobblers:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Womqz559KOU/TEvksoek1HI/AAAAAAAAAoA/jOvep_69m3I/s1600/load+of+old+cobblers.jpg
Edited by: "Spod" 7th Feb 2015

Wouldn't touch an Aria build I'm still trying to get a refund from them for a pc I returned in 2013.

I am a simple person. I am unemployed or working in a really dumb job with a lowest wage. I have no interests and no ambitions. I cannot afford this PC. I've no idea what its specs mean, but I heard that i7 is pretty good. That's why I'll vote this deal up. <<<<< EVERY UPVOTER FOR THIS DEAL.

Banned

Oneday77

Oh oh the PC build Police are out. It isn't a gaming machine, it's pretty … Oh oh the PC build Police are out. It isn't a gaming machine, it's pretty safe to say that for anyone who wants to do anything else it will be more than capable. The i7 will take everything in its stride. Video and Photo editing would be perfect on this machine. Yes a graphics card would help on video but not critical.



Thank you, most sensible answer on here, this is not a gaming pc.

This is designed to look like a much better machine than it actually is and trick people who don't know any better, (seems to be working!). The CPU is great no doubt but the rest is outdated, low quality parts.

Oneday77

Oh oh the PC build Police are out. It isn't a gaming machine, it's pretty … Oh oh the PC build Police are out. It isn't a gaming machine, it's pretty safe to say that for anyone who wants to do anything else it will be more than capable. The i7 will take everything in its stride. Video and Photo editing would be perfect on this machine. Yes a graphics card would help on video but not critical.


The thing is, the PC build police know what they're talking about because they have the experience you lack. For example, pretty safe bet that if someone is doing the kind of video/photo editting that would jusitfy the CPU, they'll need more than the outputs supplied by the mobo and will also want to offload their rendering etc to a dedicated card. Edit* 8GB is also rather low too.

Edited by: "mehmeh" 8th Feb 2015

that chipset....how about no!
made a decent machine for a fr the other day.
£592
i5 4460. Gigabyte AMD R280. H97. Corsair PSU.

uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/F…tRB

Any PC on here instantly gets the question 'can this be used for gaming' instantly bugs me.

Spod

And here's another load of old cobblers:


You have a lovely family

Feels goot

Spod

And here's another load of old cobblers:


They all look quite middle-aged and one is definitely young. Also 5 is not really enough to be a 'load'. You should repost with a more complementary picture to match your witty remark...

I don't think it is about gaming police. For the average user they won't need an i7.

This system does also have a solid state drive which will be good. Although solid state drives need managing. If you over write information on them too much sectors can go bad. Great having IT stuff if you know how to manage it.

I prefer nonecanhelp part picker system. Although I would of picked a 8GB memory instead of 2x4gb. Always buy with chance to upgrade later. I think my ideal build will set me back £600-650. More memory for me and a gold rated PSU maybe.

What a crap PSU
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