Intel Core i5 4460 GTX 970 8GB DDR3 Gaming PC only £574.00 @ freshtechsolutions
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Intel Core i5 4460 GTX 970 8GB DDR3 Gaming PC only £574.00 @ freshtechsolutions

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Found 10th May 2015
Amazing PC for this price. I remember when this was posted at £595 but just dropped

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Decent price but be warned the motherboard is super low end and not very good like most of these pre-built PCs.

Building it yourself at least you know what you're putting in it
The PSU is good which is the main thing though. This is the next best thing to building it yourself

Decent deal considering it actually has a good case and psu.

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jojow158

Decent deal considering it actually has a good case and psu.


Not forgetting the i5 and the 970

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stel

Decent price but be warned the motherboard is super low end and not very … Decent price but be warned the motherboard is super low end and not very good like most of these pre-built PCs.



It's still perfectly fine for gaming. A high end motherboard will only give you overclocking and extra expandability. My gaming system has a similar board.

Looks good to me

xela333

It's still perfectly fine for gaming. A high end motherboard will only … It's still perfectly fine for gaming. A high end motherboard will only give you overclocking and extra expandability. My gaming system has a similar board.



A motherboard can hold back a system enormously. I used to run an FX8350 on a Asrock 970 Extreme 3 and the board held it back so much. Tried the same setup with a Crosshair V and it was an incredible difference.

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-core-i5-4460-120gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-970-4gb-core-gaming-pc.html

£1 more for a 120GB SSD, I think its worth it.

This is awesome, it would be no to dissimilar from what i would i build, i'd have a slightly better mother board and a small ssd too though. Don't be afraid of the price, its a well picked out machine. 970 will blast through any game in 1080p

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JusTox

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-core-i5-4460-120gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-970-4gb-core-gaming-pc.html£1 more for a 120GB SSD, I think its worth it.


Hmm, but for gamers 120GB isn't ideal

delboyd

A motherboard can hold back a system enormously. I used to run an FX8350 … A motherboard can hold back a system enormously. I used to run an FX8350 on a Asrock 970 Extreme 3 and the board held it back so much. Tried the same setup with a Crosshair V and it was an incredible difference.


how so? i dont see how switching the board would improve performance. i can only imagine the only advantage out og the box being higher bus speeds for ram which have almost no impact on games and as someone else said overclocking. i think you must have had another problem. maybe a faulty board or thermal throttling or something or other

Good price and setup. I have recently built a new PC for gaming using a i5 4460, MSI z97 gaming 3 motherboard, 8gb ram, gtx660, cx600m PSU...seeing much better performance compared to my old c2q6700 setup. I will be changing the gtx660 for a gtx970 in the future when it gets a bit cheaper...I chose the MSI z97 gaming 3 motherboard because I got it on a good flubit offer
Edited by: "rimz790" 10th May 2015

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+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).

Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.
Edited by: "Picard123" 10th May 2015

wow! wicked computer! sort of a bargain for everything you get inside!

DonLeo17

how so? i dont see how switching the board would improve performance. i … how so? i dont see how switching the board would improve performance. i can only imagine the only advantage out og the box being higher bus speeds for ram which have almost no impact on games and as someone else said overclocking. i think you must have had another problem. maybe a faulty board or thermal throttling or something or other



It was all to do with the power phases on the board limiting the CPUs potential. Couldn't supply enough juice for the high end processor which turned into a considerable bottleneck.

thegamingkinginfo

Not forgetting the i5 and the 970



Yeah thats usually what the OP highlights then you click the link and find a 200w non-branded psu and a poor airflow case. :')

Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).


Are they the only two options?

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Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.



Gaming laptops are never the same as a desktop though. Plus their price detonates as does their performance a lot more rapidly than a desktop

At least with a desktop you can resell the parts after

delboyd

It was all to do with the power phases on the board limiting the CPUs … It was all to do with the power phases on the board limiting the CPUs potential. Couldn't supply enough juice for the high end processor which turned into a considerable bottleneck.


Oh right, that makes sense. however, that should technically be classed as an incompatible board with that cpu if that was indeed the case.
Edited by: "DonLeo17" 10th May 2015

topss

Are they the only two options?



You can get legit OS keys for cheap from ebay / g2a etc.

I prefer sailing the high seas.

Also linux is an option.

Anyone know what brand the RAM and Graphics card is? I've had a reference card before and it was very bad in terms of cooling.

Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.


Windows isn't £80. You can usually pick up a legit key for Windows 8.1 for around £20 from g2a which will be entitled (along with Win 7 & 8, even pirated ones) to a free upgrade to Windows 10 in July.
Judging by that free upgrade offer from MS I assume they want everyone on Windows 10, so can't imagine a license for that costing much come July... my guess is around £40-45.

And 'a good gaming laptop', seriously? Lots of people interested in PC's don't care much at all about versatility, especially when that added versatility means you're trading substantial differences in terms of gaming experience, visuals and framerate...


Edited by: "mamboboy" 10th May 2015

I appreciate the budget motherboard lacks a lot of features like fast M2, SATA Express, a better sound chip/codec, well isolated headphone amp, more than 16GB of memory, overclocking features for a K series CPU upgrade at a later date, etc, etc, etc but then that would make the price of the rig less competitive; at least they haven't done what so many companies do and fitted a cheap and cheerful power supply. I am as much for building your own as the next person and though with pre-builts you often have the frustration of being stuck with the 1 year warranty of the usually non-retail box OEM components inside, for the specification that you are getting, here, I think it's a cracking deal for a pre-built. Hot.

Yat

Anyone know what brand the RAM and Graphics card is? I've had a reference … Anyone know what brand the RAM and Graphics card is? I've had a reference card before and it was very bad in terms of cooling.



Card is probably either Palit or KFA2 as they are the cheapest 970 boards, both use a blower type cooler which is alright, its modelled off the Nvidia reference cooler which is excellent. The 970's run so cool it doesn't matter all that much anyway.

RAM is likely to be Team, although this makes very little difference since you ain't gonna be overclocking anything on this board.

Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.



I bought a windows 8.1 product key off G2A for £20 the other week so maybe £80 is a slight exaggeration?

oUkTuRkEyIII

I bought a windows 8.1 product key off G2A for £20 the other week so … I bought a windows 8.1 product key off G2A for £20 the other week so maybe £80 is a slight exaggeration?



Exactly. Plus a lot of people may already have an OS key they can use.

Anyway, what type (if any) of games would this struggle with?

Just search websites like aliexpress for Windows keys. I've bought dozens for about £4 each or so and all have worked perfectly. I guess the 99.9% would rather not though.

mattturner756

CommentGaming laptops are never the same as a desktop though. Plus their … CommentGaming laptops are never the same as a desktop though. Plus their price detonates as does their performance a lot more rapidly than a desktopAt least with a desktop you can resell the parts after



BOOOOM!

What brand/model gpu is inside it? I'm guessing it's that crappy scaled down MATX gigabyte one.

Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.

That's fair enough, but an 850m doesn't even come close to a 970

topss

Anyway, what type (if any) of games would this struggle with?


Should play any game you can throw at it, assuming the motherboard doesn't bottleneck the cpu/gpu.

Damn I just a bought one a few days ago, does anyone know if I'll get Batman with it or am I also missing out on that deal?

Picard123

+£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated … +£80 for Windows OS (unless you're prepared to take the risk of a pirated copy).Good gaming spec, though for this sort of money ~ £700, I'd rather buy a lightweight gaming laptop (i7 / GTX 850m etc) for the greater versatility.


That may be more ideal for you, but actually try comparing the 970 with the 850m and you will be blown away. Also mobile i7s are not ideal either unless they are quad core. A laptop with close to this spec for gaming will cost a lot more.

BerryAl

Should play any game you can throw at it, assuming the motherboard … Should play any game you can throw at it, assuming the motherboard doesn't bottleneck the cpu/gpu.



Right, thanks.

good PSU. got the £300 medion refurbish (I5 4440, 8gb) from a few weeks ago, chucked this psu and a r9 285 in it and it smashes everything on 1080p .

JusTox

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-core-i5-4460-120gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-970-4gb-core-gaming-pc.html£1 more for a 120GB SSD, I think its worth it.



Got to be worth a pound? Will The Witcher & Arkham Knight come with this?

thel33ter

Card is probably either Palit or KFA2 as they are the cheapest 970 … Card is probably either Palit or KFA2 as they are the cheapest 970 boards, both use a blower type cooler which is alright, its modelled off the Nvidia reference cooler which is excellent. The 970's run so cool it doesn't matter all that much anyway. RAM is likely to be Team, although this makes very little difference since you ain't gonna be overclocking anything on this board.



I have a Palit 970 in my Fractal Define R5. Highest temp I've seen is 75c, and the system as a whole is far quieter than my PS4.

alexmurphy01

good PSU. got the £300 medion refurbish (I5 4440, 8gb) from a few weeks … good PSU. got the £300 medion refurbish (I5 4440, 8gb) from a few weeks ago, chucked this psu and a r9 285 in it and it smashes everything on 1080p .

OK, it doesn't "smash"crisis 3..er my point being my spec is worse than this one (though all in it cost about 150 less) and is whisper quiet and cool, so this should handle any 1080p gaming you throw at it.
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