i5 3330 (3rd Gen, Quad Core), 6Gb RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, DVD-RW, Win 8  Medion PC £299.99 @ Amazon
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i5 3330 (3rd Gen, Quad Core), 6Gb RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, DVD-RW, Win 8 Medion PC £299.99 @ Amazon

£299.99Amazon Deals
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Found 11th Mar 2013
Was asked to build a similar spec PC for a friend but the parts alone without the OS came to much more than this. Factor in the time to source and build the thing, plus potential agro from my friend if one of the parts was to fail. Despite my advice to the contrary he wants Windows 8 and with Amazon's good customer support, this is a no brainer.

i5 direct link (OUT OF STOCK):
amazon.co.uk/gp/…7Y/

If you don't need the extra grunt of the i5 Ivy bridge, you can get this one:
i3 @ £259.99 direct link (IN STOCK):
amazon.co.uk/gp/…8I/

Edit to save everyone having to trawl through hundreds of comments:

PC: Medion Akoya P5011 D
CPU: i5 3330 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge – Benchmark: cpubenchmark.net/cpu…475
6GB DDR3 SDRAM , 1TB Hard Disk Drive, integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500, 4in1 Multi Card Reader,
Quiet running 350W FSP Group (OEM for many popular brands) ATX compatible Power Supply Unit, model No: FSP350-60EMDN
Motherboard: ECS h61h2-lm3 v1.2 - Closest spec sheet I can find:
ecs.com.tw/ECS…218
Windows 8, Separate recovery disk supplied, Multi-format DVD/CD Burner (supports all the usual standards), Gigabit LAN controller, USB mini wifi b/g/n adapter, 6 Channel Audio, Full HDMI output, USB keboard and optical mouse, 6 x USB 2.0 ports etc etc…

For most people this is a great setup as it is. However there are couple of small tweaks worth considering.

1 – If you plan on using the wireless connection as opposed to the built in Gigabit port, then get either a better wifi adapter (preferably dual antenna) or for less than £1 you can get USB extension cables from Amazon or Ebay. This way you can place the wifi adapter away from any interference from the PC and potentially closer to the router.

2 – Buy a USB 3.0 card. You can pick up a 4port one for under a tenner delivered. Just make sure it is supported by Windows 8 or comes with Win8 drivers. Otherwise you'll need to run Windows update to get it working.

3 – Add an SSD! A 64Gb one for just over £30 will do the job though a 128Gb represents better £per Gb value. This is good noob friendly guide for Windows 7 but should apply equally to Windows 8:
overclock.net/t/1…dds

This can handle light to medium gaming, first person shoot ’em ups make my friend nauseas hence the most demanding game he will be playing is probably a Deep Rybka 4 vs Houdini Pro 3 chess engine match. With this CPU even grandmasters would struggle to keep up.

However to make this into a competent gaming machine you should consider adding a gaming card. The likes of the Radeon 7750 and 7770 (3 free games included) should run fine without the need to change the PSU.

Alternatively you can swap out the PSU for between £30 to £40 and then get higher end cards like the 7850 that can handle almost anything you throw at it. If you plan to do this, have a read through Agharta’s comments starting on Page 18:
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…273

Pictures of the inside here (thanks to Picasso530):
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…=18

HUKD member quotes:

Joshm74 “Outstanding deal. I've speced up loads of PCs for other people (both self-builds and off-the-shelf systems) and never got this kind of spec under £300. One of the best PC bargains so far this year on HUKD!”

raikiri “If you don't like Windows 8 you can install Classic Shell to get the old style back”
pcworld.com/art…tml

raikiri “7770 will be great with a lot of console ports such as Devil May Cry, Dead Space 3 and things lie Portal, Half Life 2 as well as slightly older games. It won't run things like BF3, Crysis 3 etc. at anything above medium though, whereas the 7850 likely will.”

McGreenwood: “also don't know if this is still available but you might be able to get a free copy of dirt showdown as well when you buy a 7770
sites.amd.com/us/…spx


If you feel I missed anything or would like a quote added/removed please PM me.

Stock levels:
On the 12th Amazon said they do not know when new stock is coming in but are not expecting any until April. However, today on the 13th it was back in stock for a few hours. Hence it’s worth checking regularly. Alternatively subscribe to the thread for updates or if you are using the HUKD mobile app you can set an alert so you get a notification as soon as this deal goes live again.

673 Comments

Original Poster

Could a mod please add the pic. It's not so easy to do on an iPad.

Fixed using Maven iOS browser.
Edited by: "Guan" 11th Mar 2013

Guan

Could a mod please add the pic. It's not so easy to do on an iPad.



Think the amazon link is broken too

Hope this helps -------LINK-------

Edited by: "smecky01" 11th Mar 2013

Might get this for the GF, got a unused GTX 570 i can pop in it...only thing thats stopping me is windows 8

Btw link is broken, but i found it here.

amazon.co.uk/Med…O7Y
Edited by moderator: "trim link" 11th Mar 2013

Original Poster

smecky01

Think the amazon link is broken too :|Hope this helps Think the amazon link is broken too :|Hope this helps -------LINK-------


Thanks Smecky, this was the link I added but HUKD's referral code seems to mess it up.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…O7Y

It won't let me edit the deal link so need a mod to edit please!
Cheers.
Edited by: "Guan" 11th Mar 2013

I recently did my first build as opposed to an upgrade and I think I could have got the same or better £100 less at least than it cost to build.

mod is asleep

Mod has fixed the gotodeal

Original Poster

MikeT

Mod has fixed the gotodeal


Cheers Mike.

What is it that makes this a deal exactly? A graphics card worth bothering with would come close to if not exceeding double the base value. Fine if you don't want it for gaming, but I'd much rather have a laptop for non gaming.

StolenDiagram

What is it that makes this a deal exactly? A graphics card worth … What is it that makes this a deal exactly? A graphics card worth bothering with would come close to if not exceeding double the base value. Fine if you don't want it for gaming, but I'd much rather have a laptop for non gaming.



This will murder any laptop you can find, this is a full fat i5 quad running at 3ghz and at that price its amazing, i built a new mini ITX Ivybridge system before Christmas and just the board and 3570k CPU cost me this much and i know that i choose a small system and the top i5 but if i could of found something like this at the time i wouldn't have bothered building as i would of upgraded this, I would of got this and put a new PSU and GPU in this and had Amazons amazing customer services if anything went wrong. I personally think that your comments are utter stupid how can you compare a laptop with this? £299 will be a right rubbish spec machine nowhere near the spec or power of this and saying a GPU will cost double or more is daft what graphics cards have you been buying Asus Mars, you can buy a AMD 7850 1gb for £125 which will play any game that you can throw at it at max settings at 1080p and get a couple of great free games aswell or You could throw in a cheap GPU and have a Media center the options are endless and this will get red hot because of it, you have a great base for £299 which you can build off.

When people come and talk rubbish i tend to laugh but this guy has made the daftest post of the week, well done.

very good price the i5 chip alone, is half the price of this, not to mention windows 8 6gb ram etc on top.

Heat added

Although more info on speed of ram, motherboard type so you know max ram ect it can hold, would all be useful for most people buying this for future upgrade potential.

Ordered for delivery tomorrow. Time to throw out the P4 !!

Hope it plays Minecraft ok :-)

well said polly69 heat added

Honestly i have no idea about Computers, but i have an outdated laptop and need to upgrade. I need it mainly for video rendering and editing. It'd be nice to have a computer that can render videos without stopping. I'm guessing something of this power would be fine?

I've been trying to find out what PSU this comes with but no luck. Does anyone have any idea?

MrZjman

Honestly i have no idea about Computers, but i have an outdated laptop … Honestly i have no idea about Computers, but i have an outdated laptop and need to upgrade. I need it mainly for video rendering and editing. It'd be nice to have a computer that can render videos without stopping. I'm guessing something of this power would be fine?

yes this would be fine for doing a bit of video editing of course if you had the budget an i7 would be better but for the money I don't think you will do much better

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Hot at this price.

My Core i5 was £50 cheaper but this has 2 gigs more RAM.

only problem is if you plan to add a good gpu you may need to upgrade the PSU as prebuilts like these usually use very low rated Power supplies also as its a dual chan board and they dont do 3gb modules im guessing its running 3 sticks of ram so would work better with a 4th stick
Edited by: "emodan" 11th Mar 2013

3spartan

I recently did my first build as opposed to an upgrade and I think I … I recently did my first build as opposed to an upgrade and I think I could have got the same or better £100 less at least than it cost to build.



There's always one.

HOT !

emodan

only problem is if you plan to add a good gpu you may need to upgrade the … only problem is if you plan to add a good gpu you may need to upgrade the PSU as prebuilts like these usually use very low rated Power supplies also as its a dual chan board and they dont do 3gb modules im guessing its running 3 sticks of ram so would work better with a 4th stick


I would bet on it being 4 and 2

Looks a bargain this, great for many tasks, even light gaming, if anyone gets one can they be bold and have a look at the psu. It's only dropping the side case off to have a look.

bigsky

There's always one.



Finding it hard to interpret both your comments, they're fairly vague/ambiguous. I think the first guy is saying that his custom cost more than a prebuilt but the second guy thought it was the other way round.

This is a good deal if you don't want to build your own PC. Hot

StolenDiagram

What is it that makes this a deal exactly? A graphics card worth … What is it that makes this a deal exactly? A graphics card worth bothering with would come close to if not exceeding double the base value. Fine if you don't want it for gaming, but I'd much rather have a laptop for non gaming.



£200 for a 7950, about... 15%? off the "best" you'll buy graphics wise (ok, £820 Nvidia titan aside). That's £500 for a VERY well rounded gaming system (talking all the new games with probably all detail turned up/on). That's why it's a good deal. Even the built in graphics on the processor will be enough for the "family" PC with a bit of light gaming.
Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 11th Mar 2013

Guan

Could a mod please add the pic. It's not so easy to do on an iPad.Fixed … Could a mod please add the pic. It's not so easy to do on an iPad.Fixed using Maven iOS browser.



I found that problem at first with my iPad. I now use Photobucket app. It is so easy now to save photos and post. Hope that helps.

Thanks OP!
Any recommendations for the Graphics Card please?
Need for Photo/Video Editing not gaming as such thanks!
Oh and regards memory , anybody have the exact memory config please so I know how many sticks to buy please?
Thanks!
Onmi

Onmi Edson

Thanks OP!Any recommendations for the Graphics Card please?Need for … Thanks OP!Any recommendations for the Graphics Card please?Need for Photo/Video Editing not gaming as such thanks!Oh and regards memory , anybody have the exact memory config please so I know how many sticks to buy please?Thanks!Onmi



Look up low profile AMD 7750 / 6670 graphics card . These are great cards for low powered psu's which this will probably have.

Edited by: "rosstheboss1972" 11th Mar 2013

Anyone know if this is Win 8 Pro, want to be able to take advantage of microsofts downgrade rules.

I've been meaning to build a good PC (for gaming) for a while.

Is it economically viable to buy this just to strip out the components (I will no doubt be buying a case with better airflow) or can I get the same components for the price?

That CPU is particularly tempting, I basically want it for that, the RAM, HDD and the DVD drive. I will be buying the Case, GPU, PSU, Motherboard + Fans separately. Everything else will be shelved.

Actually, the motherboard isn't mentioned. Bleurgh.

Edited by: "Salmon-Face" 11th Mar 2013

But it doesn't have an HDMI out? Only VGA?

Do people think its worth paying the extra £40 for the i5 over the i3?
I do not want it for gaming, only general use but I have decided I want a desktop rather than a laptop as feel happier sat at a desk working!

Anyone know what make mobo is in these?

Well worth the money. Take my PSU out and GTX560Ti put it in this. Swop it arount and a cheap GPU sell mine for £80 - £100 and I have a Game machine for £200. Heat added

Could I pop a cheap SSD in this easily? Also, Im aware that installing the OS on an SSD makes start up much quicker but is there a similar benefit to inmstalling games on it as well?

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xbexyx

Do people think its worth paying the extra £40 for the i5 over the i3?I … Do people think its worth paying the extra £40 for the i5 over the i3?I do not want it for gaming, only general use but I have decided I want a desktop rather than a laptop as feel happier sat at a desk working!



Yes, probably. Surely there will be times you would benefit from the extra capability eg BBC iPlayer?

Banned

Having said that, the i3 looks the better deal

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Do these product dimensions sound right - 58.4 x 53.2 x 28.2cm?
Seems huge to me.
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