Intel CORE i7 8700 - 4GB GeForce 1050Ti - 8GB - 1TB HDD - £719.96 @ pc2u4u eBay
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Intel CORE i7 8700 - 4GB GeForce 1050Ti - 8GB - 1TB HDD - £719.96 @ pc2u4u eBay

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Found 6th Apr
I’m not a hugely knowledgable PC guy, but as far as I can see this is the cheapest price by a fair way for this kind of system. I mainly do photo/video editing and have 16gb memory that I’d switch into this - not sure 8gb would do it justice.

The listing is for £719.96 or best offer - I made an offer of £690 and got a counter offer of £699.

Manufacturer warranty: 1 year
Processor Type: Coffee Lake i7 8700
Processor Speed: 3.2GHz x 6
Memory: 8GB
Graphics : 4GB Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Hard Drive Capacity: 1TB
Windows 10 Pro installed
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Original Poster
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Looks like the GPU has been picked to fit the budget, an i7 and and a 1050ti isn't really a good fit IMO.

Needs an SSD as well. I'd be looking at downgrading the CPU and adding a SSD and better GPU.
Can you game on it?
Original Poster
notavalidaddress10 m ago

Looks like the GPU has been picked to fit the budget, an i7 and and a …Looks like the GPU has been picked to fit the budget, an i7 and and a 1050ti isn't really a good fit IMO.Needs an SSD as well. I'd be looking at downgrading the CPU and adding a SSD and better GPU.


My main concern is photo/video editing (particularly Lightroom) so the processor is king
Why would you get this? Regardless of the cpu. You can get a 1060 6gb card build for less with a current gen cpu that supports it. I know because someone has been posting those builds on here. I really feel anyone who bought this, for this money, is selling themselves short. Cold.
Edited by: "gefafawhisp" 6th Apr
gefafawhisp7 m ago

Why would you get this? Regardless of the cpu. You can get a 1060 6gb card …Why would you get this? Regardless of the cpu. You can get a 1060 6gb card build for less with a current gen cpu that supports it. I know because someone has been posting those builds on here. I really feel anyone who bought this, for this money, is selling themselves short. Cold.


An eighth gen CPU with a 1060 for under 700? Haven't seen anything as good as that on here. Got any examples?
Haha, no matter what PC is posted on here the ‘gamerz’ have to moan about it

When it’s the perfect spec, it’s a problem if it’s over grand...

Heat added OP.
ILikeJam11 m ago

My main concern is photo/video editing (particularly Lightroom) so the …My main concern is photo/video editing (particularly Lightroom) so the processor is king


If that is the case you really need more than 8gb ram
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ssimonian5 m ago

If that is the case you really need more than 8gb ram


Good job I said exactly that in the OP then...
I'm a pro designer, an AMD Ryzen system is much better for you at the moment as the older ryzen 1 is being replaced by Ryzen 2. At that price, you could get a high end Ryzen 1 that destroys the build you posted for equal or less money or spend a bit more for the Ryzen 2. Would be not so great for games but Ryzen is really aimed at people who use lots of "threads" like photo and video people. The new Ryzen has a great GPU built in anyway so saves cash. Also I can't use a pc that does not use a SSD, vital for our kinda work. Also if you do lots of rendering and video, consider 64gb as a great to have. Premier pro needs a minimum of 16GB these days so consider future proofing your build a bit.
Edited by: "dauterive" 6th Apr
Original Poster
gefafawhisp15 m ago

Why would you get this? Regardless of the cpu. You can get a 1060 6gb card …Why would you get this? Regardless of the cpu. You can get a 1060 6gb card build for less with a current gen cpu that supports it. I know because someone has been posting those builds on here. I really feel anyone who bought this, for this money, is selling themselves short. Cold.


I’ve spent a decent amount of time looking and haven’t found anything close. Care to share?
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dauterive15 m ago

I'm a pro designer, an AMD Ryzen system is much better for you at the …I'm a pro designer, an AMD Ryzen system is much better for you at the moment as the older ryzen 1 is being replaced by Ryzen 2. At that price, you could get a high end Ryzen 1 that destroys the build you posted for equal or less money or spend a bit more for the Ryzen 2. Would be not so great for games but Ryzen is really aimed at people who use lots of "threads" like photo and video people. The new Ryzen has a great GPU built in anyway so saves cash. Also I can't use a pc that does not use a SSD, vital for our kinda work. Also if you do lots of rendering and video, consider 64gb as a great to have. Premier pro needs a minimum of 16GB these days so consider future proofing your build a bit.


Again - feel free to share these amazing deals as I couldn’t see one.

Plus all the tests I read the i7 and even the i5 outperformed the Ryzen on PS and LR
I think people saying it needs this that and the other are not looking at the price. It is an odd choice of graphics card for the processor but it will do just fine. It would be easy enough to upgrade the card when the market settles. That processor will be good for years to come. It's a good price for the parts and this is HotUKDeals. I sometimes think people think this is hotperfectlyconfiguredpcbuilds
I think your reply is somewhat oxymoronic, I need IT help but when receives it gives me IT knowledge. Hmm. Good luck on your seach. I'm out
ILikeJam49 m ago

My main concern is photo/video editing (particularly Lightroom) so the …My main concern is photo/video editing (particularly Lightroom) so the processor is king



I've just built my own, mainly for Adobe CC. 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD, i5 8600K (you want higher GHz for Lightroom) and 16GB (3000) RAM for just over £700. Can't afford the GPU (£160) ATM.

Rig runs well, with both PS & Lightroom running including stacking and panoramas.

SSD is the main item if you already have the RAM. 500GB is around £100-110 ATM. Price mentioned built is slightly higher (no idea what the other components are) than the 'fun' of building it yourself.
ILikeJam41 m ago

I’ve spent a decent amount of time looking and haven’t found anything clo …I’ve spent a decent amount of time looking and haven’t found anything close. Care to share?



There ya go :

hotukdeals.com/dea…942

You're welcome.
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skiking24 m ago

I've just built my own, mainly for Adobe CC. 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD, i5 8600K …I've just built my own, mainly for Adobe CC. 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD, i5 8600K (you want higher GHz for Lightroom) and 16GB (3000) RAM for just over £700. Can't afford the GPU (£160) ATM.Rig runs well, with both PS & Lightroom running including stacking and panoramas.SSD is the main item if you already have the RAM. 500GB is around £100-110 ATM. Price mentioned built is slightly higher (no idea what the other components are) than the 'fun' of building it yourself.


You are correct. I’ve got an SSD already and it would be transferred to a new rig. I assume most people looking at this kind of machine would have similar.

I’ve also got the extra RAM so the only thing that’s not ideal is the GPU - which I’m not really concerned about as I won’t be gaming.
Since you're not a very "knowledgeable PC guy" I'll give you some free knowledge. When you see "Gaming PC" and next to GPU 1050ti, it's a buffet PC, and not worth over 700 quid. I would suggest go no less than a 1060 these days, and if your budget doesn't stretch that far, just get a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, because anything less will be pretty limited in performance.
Edited by: "EmperorRosko" 6th Apr
EmperorRosko22 m ago

Since you're not a very "knowledgeable PC guy" I'll give you some free …Since you're not a very "knowledgeable PC guy" I'll give you some free knowledge. When you see "Gaming PC" and next to GPU 1050ti, it's a buffet PC, and not worth over 700 quid. I would suggest go no less than a 1060 these days, and if your budget doesn't stretch that far, just get a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, because anything less will be pretty limited in performance.


Did you even read what he is buying it for before adding your ill-thought reply?
Original Poster
dauterive57 m ago

I think your reply is somewhat oxymoronic, I need IT help but when …I think your reply is somewhat oxymoronic, I need IT help but when receives it gives me IT knowledge. Hmm. Good luck on your seach. I'm out


I appreciate that you took the time to reply, but I didn’t ask for IT help.

This is Hot UK Deals - not a PC building enthusiast forum. I’ve posted a build of the spec I need and the cheapest price I’ve seen it for after a few days of comparisons. No-one has shown me where this can be bought cheaper - just made vague claims that you can get better for less with no actual links.

I also visited several well known and trusted review sites, whose comparison tests showed the Intel processors outperforming the equivalent Ryzen in the tasks I’m performing the most.

I still included Ryzen systems in my searches though (I’m not fussy or loyal to one or the other), but the i7 came out cheaper as well.
EmperorRosko29 m ago

it's a buffet PC, and not worth over 700 quid


Out of interest, what is a buffet PC? Google has never heard of it anyway.
Original Poster
EmperorRosko34 m ago

Since you're not a very "knowledgeable PC guy" I'll give you some free …Since you're not a very "knowledgeable PC guy" I'll give you some free knowledge. When you see "Gaming PC" and next to GPU 1050ti, it's a buffet PC, and not worth over 700 quid. I would suggest go no less than a 1060 these days, and if your budget doesn't stretch that far, just get a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, because anything less will be pretty limited in performance.


I’ve never made reference to this as a gaming system.

However if down the line I want to start gaming, all I need to do is trade up the GPU (already got RAM & SSD)
ILikeJam11 m ago

I’ve never made reference to this as a gaming system.


EVERYTHING is about gaming on HUKD.

Every laptop and PC is measured on it's gaming abilities (never if it's made out of nice materials and has great battery life, on laptops, for example).

Every TV is measured on it's 'lag' - not how good the picture is, how good the sound is, how good the smart features are etc.

If a T-shirt, keyring or lunch box has Zelda printed on it, it gets to 1000 degrees.

A keyboard only gets heat if it's black plastic with multicoloured lights on it.

Don't take it personal mate, the place is like a playground.
Original Poster
ezzer7218 m ago

EVERYTHING is about gaming on HUKD.Every laptop and PC is measured on it's …EVERYTHING is about gaming on HUKD.Every laptop and PC is measured on it's gaming abilities (never if it's made out of nice materials and has great battery life, on laptops, for example).Every TV is measured on it's 'lag' - not how good the picture is, how good the sound is, how good the smart features are etc.If a T-shirt, keyring or lunch box has Zelda printed on it, it gets to 1000 degrees.A keyboard only gets heat if it's black plastic with multicoloured lights on it.Don't take it personal mate, the place is like a playground.


Not taking it personal. Just bored today and got nothing better to do than reply!

I’ve not even bought this - just wanted to see what the HUKD hive mind thought of it first.

Also enjoy challenging folk who post stuff without backing it up. If they prove it they get to feel good about themselves and I learn something/save some money. Win-win
Matt40452 h, 24 m ago

An eighth gen CPU with a 1060 for under 700? Haven't seen anything as good …An eighth gen CPU with a 1060 for under 700? Haven't seen anything as good as that on here. Got any examples?



overclockers.co.uk/ocu…tml




there. it's literally right here in this link. bang on 700. 1060 6gb. 8th gen CPU.
Edited by: "gefafawhisp" 6th Apr
gefafawhisp4 m ago

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-gaming-vision-vr-gaming-pc-intel-8th-generation-3.6ghz-quad-core-fs-1c5-og.htmlthere. it's literally right here in this link. bang on 700. 1060 6gb. 8th gen CPU.


i3

I know the latest i3 are half decent, but c'mon, don't try and pretend that is the perfect system.
ezzer725 m ago

i3 I know the latest i3 are half decent, but c'mon, don't try and …i3 I know the latest i3 are half decent, but c'mon, don't try and pretend that is the perfect system.


perfect? no. Better. Objectively yes.
ezzer727 m ago

i3 I know the latest i3 are half decent, but c'mon, don't try and …i3 I know the latest i3 are half decent, but c'mon, don't try and pretend that is the perfect system.


also 'half decent', come on, don't try and pretend that they haven't reinvigorated the application of i3 chips
Original Poster
gefafawhisp1 h, 5 m ago

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-gaming-vision-vr-gaming-pc-intel-8th-generation-3.6ghz-quad-core-fs-1c5-og.htmlthere. it's literally right here in this link. bang on 700. 1060 6gb. 8th gen CPU.


That’s a good option. Thanks for sharing.

It’s not entirely surprising that you get a lesser CPU and better GPU for the same price though
Edited by: "ILikeJam" 6th Apr
ILikeJam44 m ago

That’s a good option. Thanks for sharing. It’s not entirely surprising tha …That’s a good option. Thanks for sharing. It’s not entirely surprising that you get a lesser CPU and better GPU for the same price though


what is the story with this website anyway? it's all over the place in their store front and item to item. Whole swathes of missing information on pre-builds. Like what is the motherboard? What is the PSU? If it doesn't list these things, should you expect your pre-build to arrive without them? It's strange. On one build they have for sale it states 8gb ram in the title, yet in the details it says 4gb ram. They seem.... like you wouldn't buy from there, why would you? you don't even know everything that is in the machine. How can this be considered a good deal, when there are components in the machine that could potentially be a stitch up because we don't know what they are.
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