Intel Core i5 4460, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, GTX 960 2GB - Gaming PC £499 @ freshtechsolutions
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Intel Core i5 4460, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, GTX 960 2GB - Gaming PC £499 @ freshtechsolutions

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Found 24th Aug 2015
Seems like very decent specs for the price.

GTX 960, i5 4460, 8GB 1600Mhz RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, Corsair 600W PSU and Spec-01 case. Throw in a 128GB SSD for boot, and this puppy will fly.

No Windows, although you can probably buy a cheap licenses on Reddit.

Although I was wondering if someone could comment on the upgradeability of this machine. If I just wanted to swap the graphics card every two years or so, will the mobo/cpu/psu etc be capable of supporting that?

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Looks decent enough for the price.

Although I was wondering if someone could comment on the upgradeability … Although I was wondering if someone could comment on the upgradeability of this machine. If I just wanted to swap the graphics card every two years or so, will the mobo/cpu/psu etc be capable of supporting that?



Yes if the GPU fits in the case.

Original Poster

rev6

Looks decent enough for the price.Yes if the GPU fits in the case.



Thanks. I remember there being a similar thread, and some people were criticising the H81M mobo and the Corsair PSU.

Did you mention no Windows OS included?

Original Poster

JTW8W

Did you mention no Windows OS included?



Oops that did slip my mind. Almost take Windows for granted given the numerous ways in which one can 'procure' it....

rev6

Looks decent enough for the price.Yes if the GPU fits in the case.


Not only does the GPU have to fit the case, you must make sure that the power requirements of the GPU is supported by the 600W PSU. Most Nvidia cards should be ok, but the AMD cards tend to be a bit more power hungry, and so your selection of video cards will be limited. Of course, you could always just upgrade the PSU too, but then you may as well have just built your own in the first place; the deal isn't that great, if you bought the constituent parts you wouldn't save an awful amount.


Edited by: "schmonit" 24th Aug 2015

600w is going to be enough for any single gpu card in that system.

esskay92

Although I was wondering if someone could comment on the … Although I was wondering if someone could comment on the upgradeability of this machine. If I just wanted to swap the graphics card every two years or so, will the mobo/cpu/psu etc be capable of supporting that?



Yes with one small problem. The PSU although rated at 600w is low quality and has a bad reputation so I wouldn't want to pair it with anything demanding. Swop out the PSU and that system would happily run even a 980 or 980Ti. Here is a link where that PSU has been rated with others, tier 4 (not for gaming PC's) tomshardware.co.uk/for…tml

schmonit

Not only does the GPU have to fit the case, you must make sure that the … Not only does the GPU have to fit the case, you must make sure that the power requirements of the GPU is supported by the 600W PSU. Most Nvidia cards should be ok, but the AMD cards tend to be a bit more power hungry, and so your selection of video cards will be limited. Of course, you could always just upgrade the PSU too, but then you may as well have just built your own in the first place; the deal isn't that great, if you bought the constituent parts you wouldn't save an awful amount.



I don't know of any single GPU that requires more than 600w. Manufactures specifications are always over exaggerated.

Bobbith

600w is going to be enough for any single gpu card in that system.


Unfortunately quality is more important than rating and there is no way I would run an expensive gpu with that PSU, the risk of frying the whole thing is just too great

stuellis

Unfortunately quality is more important than rating and there is no way I … Unfortunately quality is more important than rating and there is no way I would run an expensive gpu with that PSU, the risk of frying the whole thing is just too great



I agree

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stuellis

Unfortunately quality is more important than rating and there is no way I … Unfortunately quality is more important than rating and there is no way I would run an expensive gpu with that PSU, the risk of frying the whole thing is just too great


+1 the CX series are really poor quality.

Buying the parts individually from Ebuyer would cost you £22.41 more so it's certainly a deal, the weak link being the budget £40 motherboard ...........would prefer a more feature filled mid range Z97 board to complete the package.


MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual-Link DVI-I HDMI DisplayPort Graphics Card 698199 29 in stock £156.74 £156.74


Intel Core i5 4460 3.20GHz Socket 1150 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 641561 58 in stock £142.79 £142.79


Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard 667108 41 in stock £40.49 £40.49


Crucial BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V 342352 229 in stock £36.99 £36.99


Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 Red LED Mid-Tower Gaming Case 632826 4 in stock £44.45 £44.45


Corsair CX 600W Fully Wired 80+ Bronze Power Supply 269259 31 in stock £52.98 £52.98


Seagate 1TB 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drive 319639 > 25 in stock £35.99 £35.99


Samsung 24X Internal DVD Writer with SATA and M-Disc - Samsung OEM 506016 > 200 in stock £10.98 £10.98

Cart total inc vat: £521.41

For what it's worth, I make it £500.92 (inc shipping if you go for the 5 - 7 day option) from CCL but that, at the time of writing, the Corsair PSU is out of stock. I'm sure if you shopped around from multiple dealers you could bring it in for less but less enough to make it worth building it yourself? Probably not, beyond that building your own you get to select your own power supply and case choices and that you get the full retail box warranty on the individual components, which in some cases may be more than the one year you get with the unit above.

I think the freshtechsolutions offer is an okay deal, though. Put another way, I would rather give a friend the link to it than build a computer for that friend, though that possibly doesn't say much about me as a friend, as against my quality time spent building it!
Edited by: "Noclouds" 6th Sep 2015

hard drives are so 2011

rambo_or_mark

hard drives are so 2011



What do you use?

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!

Moonwolf1976

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!



PC to do it all

Moonwolf1976

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!



Or get a PC for gaming as well as everything else it does and save your money on the console

Edit: Both gaming platforms are viable in their own way before anyone turns this into another PC vs console fight.
Edited by: "Battenberg" 25th Aug 2015

reubenno

Comment+1 the CX series are really poor quality.


Sorry but any proof on this claim? I build pc's for a living and use these power supplys regularly (even have one in my personal gaming system) and don't ever remember any faults with them or see any come back for repair?

Also the Spec-01 case is perfectly fine for GPU space

All you have to do is google about the CX series, plenty of info out there. If you build pc's for a living you should already be aware of this.

Moonwolf1976

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!



nah, not enough games and they are too expensive

Will this run solitaire?

daman2k

All you have to do is google about the CX series, plenty of info out … All you have to do is google about the CX series, plenty of info out there. If you build pc's for a living you should already be aware of this.



Well I aren't aware as I've had no first hand issues with them. my system with the cx600m is running 4690k @ 4.6 + 970 pretty much 24/7 and not one problem. so just curious as to what others have experienced

badgerrules

Will this run solitaire?



Yes, just about but only in low res with the sound disabled.

aint a good spec for price if it dont even have windows included. better than that i bought an medion MD8844 pc brand new off e bay.intel i5 .8gb ram win 8.1 . nividia gtx750ti . 2 TB £360 .bargain and a half .this was a special 1 made for aldi europe. i did need change the wireless keyboard to a uk for £10 .i'm well pleased with this 1 .

I've got a Corsair CX 750 in my gaming PC (i7 4930K, GTX 770, 16GB RAM with 3 HDDs and SSD) and it's been running perfectly for well over a year. Bought the rig 2nd hand (it's a CyberPower) so couldn't choose the components myself. However, not a single issue with the PC so, in my experience, the CX series isn't that shabby really!
Therefore I think this is a good value bundle, even with the CX 600!

I've got the semi-modular version of that PSU (CX600M) And its just gave way in my system after 4 months. Got a RMA started but I've already been and got a EVGA 750W G2 as I just don't trust it anymore

thoms6

aint a good spec for price if it dont even have windows included. better … aint a good spec for price if it dont even have windows included. better than that i bought an medion MD8844 pc brand new off e bay.intel i5 .8gb ram win 8.1 . nividia gtx750ti . 2 TB £360 .bargain and a half .this was a special 1 made for aldi europe. i did need change the wireless keyboard to a uk for £10 .i'm well pleased with this 1 .



Brand new?

Not heard of Freshtech Solutions before. Anyone used them before and had any dealings with their customer service?

Think 600W is certainly going to last a good while for single GPU not to mention that GPU is getting more power efficient later on. Recently bought a Superflower 450W Gold for a secondary PC running a GTX670 (similar spec otherwise), flawless. The 670 (mine was MSI PE TDP 225W) requires more power than the 960 does. A good quality 400W PSU should be able to run this build without problem.

Moonwolf1976

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!



I nearly threw up

I can only assume you're talking about consoles.

The Android app is useless. You click reply and it doesn't include a quote!

Can somebody tell me if this will play modern games i want one for my son but have no clue about them thank you.

Moonwolf1976

Get a games console for gaming and a pc for web browsing and the rest!

Peasant

foster1991

Can somebody tell me if this will play modern games i want one for my son … Can somebody tell me if this will play modern games i want one for my son but have no clue about them thank you.



This should cope with modern games very well, an i5 is a very nice modern CPU and the GTX 960 is a solid budget/mid-range graphics card.

rcss18

This should cope with modern games very well, an i5 is a very nice modern … This should cope with modern games very well, an i5 is a very nice modern CPU and the GTX 960 is a solid budget/mid-range graphics card.



Advice please. Want to build a gaming pc for my son as a surprise bithday gift and i've long since lost touch with gaming pc specs. Thinking of spending around £600 - £650 max. How can i get the best bang per buck in improving one or more of the components? Is it worth getting a better gpu card or will there be a bottlekneck on perfomance elsewhere? Any suggestions gratefully received.

topazz

Advice please. Want to build a gaming pc for my son as a surprise bithday … Advice please. Want to build a gaming pc for my son as a surprise bithday gift and i've long since lost touch with gaming pc specs. Thinking of spending around £600 - £650 max. How can i get the best bang per buck in improving one or more of the components? Is it worth getting a better gpu card or will there be a bottlekneck on perfomance elsewhere? Any suggestions gratefully received.



Im in the same position, you'll probably just be advised to build your own...

frakison

Im in the same position, you'll probably just be advised to build your … Im in the same position, you'll probably just be advised to build your own...



I ido ntend to build my own, probably using most of the components in this deal. This probably isn't the best place to ask for advice truth be told, worth a try though.:|
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