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MEDION AKOYA DESKTOP i5 quad core, 8 GB, GTX760 graphics. Available for £505 after discount code on site
MEDION AKOYA DESKTOP i5 quad core, 8 GB, GTX760 graphics. Available for £505 after discount code on site

MEDION AKOYA DESKTOP i5 quad core, 8 GB, GTX760 graphics. Available for £505 after discount code on site

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Pretty decent deal for a desktop that has very good processor and decent graphics card.

*****Yes it can be built yourself for cheaper. However this come ready built and you only need to deal with one supplier if it goes wrong.
- Oneday77

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why is this cold?

Decent CPU, very decent GPU which will enable you to play the majority of games at the highest settings. Just because Medion aren't the greatest brand around shouldn't mean that this gets voted cold. It's actually a very good price for a brand new machine! This site is ridiculous sometimes.

Edited by: "ColinB1984" 1st Dec 2014

Sell the 760 and replace it for a 770 (Will max out any game at 1980x1080 resolution) for perhaps around £50 more than you could sell the 760 for on eBay, add a £45 120GB Samsung Evo SSD to load up your Windows and you've got a very fast and very capable gaming rig for £650. Bargain!

Edited by: "ColinB1984" 1st Dec 2014

360baby

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/qmcB4DSave around £60



I'm sure a lot of people would rather pay an extra £60 for an already built unit than have to build it themselves. Building one isn't as hard as it might look or seem, but it will be to people with very little knowledge on the matter.

360baby

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/qmcB4DSave around £60


While here is about saving money. Sometime 10% of a saving isn't enough to justify sourcing parts, dealing with multiple sources for warranty returns, in-experience and multiple delivery prices.

I'm all for building my own PC, been doing so for over 10 years. However sometimes ready built is more convenient.


Also, if I'm not mistaken your list of components actually comes to around £19 more than on the Medion site unless I've missed something? I see a total of £569.27. Also, they often have discount vouchers knocking around so it's well worth a quick Google search for anyone thinking of buying this.

Good value. even better if the fan configuration and cooler are up to the task, which I haven't checked btw


At the end of the day. if that was Lenovo or a similar brand, it would be roasting hot for sure. I owned a Medion Gaming laptop some time ago for a little while and I was more than pleased with it. Both the performance and build quality. I can't comment on their customer care service simply because in my 8 or so months or owning it and using it extensively every day I never had any sort of problem!

Wonder if someone could answer a couple of question before I go ahead and purchase:-
Does anyone know of a better ready built PC that I can get for £500
Does anyone know the answer to 109place's point about the fan and cooler being upto the job on this?
Cheers.

roscoe2000

Wonder if someone could answer a couple of question before I go ahead and … Wonder if someone could answer a couple of question before I go ahead and purchase:-Does anyone know of a better ready built PC that I can get for £500Does anyone know the answer to 109place's point about the fan and cooler being upto the job on this?Cheers.



They will be fine. But keep in mind that this isn't a £1000+ machine, so some realism is needed.

You'll be hard pressed to find anything better than this for the money, even more so something brand new.

Not sure if it matters but Medion use a 1.5gb version of the 760x gpu, compared to the usually referenced 2gb version. Not sure how big an hit that has on performance (perhaps someone can comment) but its worth noting? Good price, otherwise.
Edited by: "monkeyboy77" 2nd Dec 2014

I'd be interested in people's views on how this compares with this - chillblast.com/Chi…tml

Ergates

I'd be interested in people's views on how this compares with this - … I'd be interested in people's views on how this compares with this - http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Quasar-Haswell-Gaming-PC.html



GPU on that one is quite a bit worse. Games will run at a much higher FPS on the GTX 760 than on the 260X card. CPU is ever so slightly better, though. It's a very decent value machine too, but it's certainly not worth £90 more (if you use the discount code on the Medion website) and if you're buying a machine for gaming then you'd want to go with the Medion one all day long, simply because the 760 card is so much better.

There no optical drive on that one either. External USB one's aren't expensive to buy, but it will put a further £15 odd on top of the price should you require one.


Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

Been trying to find out the psu rating and motherboard chipset on this, anyone know? I think for £505 this is a little gem of a starter for a cheap gaming pc. Also there is a trade in section so if you have old hardware maybe some discount on top of the £50 "50earlybird" code.

Edited by: "agent_c" 2nd Dec 2014

I'd like to know as well but no idea how we'd find out

monkeyboy77

Not sure if it matters but Medion use a 1.5gb version of the 760x gpu, … Not sure if it matters but Medion use a 1.5gb version of the 760x gpu, compared to the usually referenced 2gb version. Not sure how big an hit that has on performance (perhaps someone can comment) but its worth noting? Good price, otherwise.



Pretty much none if you're playing at 1980x1080 resolution. If you're planning on playing at higher resolutions or on more than one monitor then you will need a better GPU than the 760 anyway.

If I didn't recently build my own water-cooled system I'd be tempted to buy this, as even upgrading the GPU to an over-clocked 770, getting something like a EVGA 500W 80+ PSU (£36 on Amazon) and a 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (£50) this will still cost you less than £650 overall, and you'll have a rig that is capable of maxing out any recent title or those on the horizon.

Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

Original Poster

Colin, will this machine cope with the new Elite Dangerous game, even on medium settings?

ColinB1984

[quote=monkeyboy77] Not sure if it matters but Medion use a 1.5gb version … [quote=monkeyboy77] Not sure if it matters but Medion use a 1.5gb version of the 760x gpu, compared to the usually referenced 2gb version. Not sure how big an hit that has on performance (perhaps someone can comment) but its worth noting? Good price, otherwise.



Pretty much none if you're playing at 1980x1080 resolution. If you're planning on playing at higher resolutions or on more than one monitor then you will need a better GPU than the 760 anyway.


If I didn't recently build my own water-cooled system I'd be tempted to buy this, as even upgrading the GPU to an over-clocked 770, getting something like a EVGA 500W 80+ PSU (£36 on Amazon) and a 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (£50) this will still cost you less than £650 overall, and you'll have a rig that is capable of maxing out any recent title or those on the horizon.
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I'm with you on this too, I'm looking for a cheap gaming rig for my son and tbh this fits the bill just nicely, I have emailed Medion as to their policy on adding an ssd and which chipset/wattage the components use, at £505 nothing touches it on a prebuilt for spec/price that I am aware of. If someone else has a better spec/price prebuilt system or even component config please tell me cos the mouse is hanging over buythis thing.
Edited by: "agent_c" 2nd Dec 2014

davymurph

Colin, will this machine cope with the new Elite Dangerous game, even on … Colin, will this machine cope with the new Elite Dangerous game, even on medium settings?



Depending on what resolution you're playing at, you should be able to play on High settings, perhaps with one or two compromises in regards to the antialiasing etc, but even a 1.5GB GTX 760 is more than capable at up to 1980x1080 resolution.

agent_c

Pretty much none if you're playing at 1980x1080 resolution. If you're … Pretty much none if you're playing at 1980x1080 resolution. If you're planning on playing at higher resolutions or on more than one monitor then you will need a better GPU than the 760 anyway.If I didn't recently build my own water-cooled system I'd be tempted to buy this, as even upgrading the GPU to an over-clocked 770, getting something like a EVGA 500W 80+ PSU (£36 on Amazon) and a 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (£50) this will still cost you less than £650 overall, and you'll have a rig that is capable of maxing out any recent title or those on the horizon./quote]I'm with you on this too, I'm looking for a cheap gaming rig for my son and tbh this fits the bill just nicely, I have emailed Medion as to their policy on adding an ssd and which chipset/wattage the components use, at £505 nothing touches it on a prebuilt for spec/price that I am aware of. If someone else has a better spec/price prebuilt system or even component config please tell me cos the mouse is hanging over buythis thing.



In terms of bang for your buck this is a bargain, ignore any brand name haters here. Medion are more than acceptable. I'm not too much for the chassis as there's a lot of plastic, but again, it's all about realism in terms of what you are paying, and at least it doesn't have a load of naff looking LED lights on the front to try and make it look like something it isn't! I've definitely seen a lot worse.

As it is it's a decent gaming rig with the potential to be a very good one.

Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

ColinB1984

In terms of bang for your buck this is a bargain, ignore any brand name … In terms of bang for your buck this is a bargain, ignore any brand name haters here. Medion are more than acceptable. I'm not too much for the chassis as there's a lot of plastic, but again, it's all about realism in terms of what you are paying, and at least it doesn't have a load of naff looking LED lights to try and make it look like something it isn't!



100% agree with that statement, My only thoughts are as I stated (adding ssd and chipset psu numbers) If swapping out components without invalidating the remaining warranty is ok then this is a steal for the money, the cpu and graphic card (2gb mem version) are £300 alone in component cost add the other bits up and the £569 price at the top of the thread is about right with the components all coming from different suppliers to get the cheapest price yet this is a prebuilt branded pc cheaper than component cost. I have built many pc's in the past and all the stress involved in that makes me think buy this just for the ease of installation. Why this is not scorching hot defeats me!

I'm thinking of buying and not adding anything to it (I'm a jinx, I've just bought a 2nd hand one and just swapped out the Ram and now it won't boot (and it's not just me......I've had someone rip the thing to bits to try and sort.......I think the motherboards blown)).

>> As it is it's a decent gaming rig with the potential to be a very good one.

That's good enough for me. I would like it to have a SSD but hey ho, it looks good enough for how much my son will push it.

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Does anyone know how the warranty works (I know it's 12 months) (or have any experience of how good Medion are sorting issues?)

roscoe2000

I'm thinking of buying and not adding anything to it (I'm a jinx, I've … I'm thinking of buying and not adding anything to it (I'm a jinx, I've just bought a 2nd hand one and just swapped out the Ram and now it won't boot (and it's not just me......I've had someone rip the thing to bits to try and sort.......I think the motherboards blown)).>> As it is it's a decent gaming rig with the potential to be a very good one.That's good enough for me. I would like it to have a SSD but hey ho, it looks good enough for how much my son will push it.



It's only after using a computer with an SSD over a HDD that you truly realize just how much more pleasant it makes the whole experience. If you're son is oblivious to this like we all are until we see the difference for ourselves for the very first time then it won't be much of a problem that the machine comes only with a HDD. If he's the type to install a load of games onto the system too then he's much better off with a 1TB HDD over a 128GB SSD anyway, the latter can get filled up very quickly if you install any modern games!
Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

Ok found some more info having called medion support on their 0871 3761020 number. The psu is 450w (not sure of make) so 450 watt should be adequate with the current component line up and adding an ssd. They could not say if adding an ssd invalidates warranty and they will get back to me on that. The motherboard is an MSI 7848g h81 c2 socket lga 1150 there are some pictures of it on german and dutch websites if you google 7848. just the ssd issue stalling me buying it now. Remember medion sell alot of their p.c.s through lidl and aldi so there are plenty of forum messages about those machines and some with the same motherboard.

Will flight simulator x gold edition play ok on this PC does anyone know? Out of my depth with this. TIA

kimmy1984

Will flight simulator x gold edition play ok on this PC does anyone know? … Will flight simulator x gold edition play ok on this PC does anyone know? Out of my depth with this. TIA



Yep. You'll be able to play on the highest possible settings no problem.

ColinB1984

Yep. You'll be able to play on the highest possible settings no problem.



Thankyou!

kimmy1984

Thankyou!



No trouble at all. Happy gaming!

kimmy1984

Will flight simulator x gold edition play ok on this PC does anyone know? … Will flight simulator x gold edition play ok on this PC does anyone know? Out of my depth with this. TIA



Yeah, 450W is more than enough for the components inside the machine. I had an over-clocked GTX 770 card along with an i7-4790 GPU on a previous build that ran lovely with the 500W PSU that came with it..
agent_c

Ok found some more info having called medion support on their 0871 … Ok found some more info having called medion support on their 0871 3761020 number. The psu is 450w (not sure of make) so 450 watt should be adequate with the current component line up and adding an ssd. They could not say if adding an ssd invalidates warranty and they will get back to me on that. The motherboard is an MSI 7848g h81 c2 socket lga 1150 there are some pictures of it on german and dutch websites if you google 7848. just the ssd issue stalling me buying it now. Remember medion sell alot of their p.c.s through lidl and aldi so there are plenty of forum messages about those machines and some with the same motherboard.



Yeah, 450W is more than enough for the components inside the machine. I had an over-clocked GTX 770 card along with an i7-4790 GPU on a previous build that ran lovely with the 500W PSU that came with it.

ebay.co.uk/itm…629

Found a good deal here. The 4GB 760 card will allow you to play at higher resolutions than 1980x1080, while the other specs are very solid too, including an SSD. CPU can be over-clocked if you know what you are doing. £620 including delivery for a new build is a great deal in my opinion.


Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

'Techie' question (as people on here seem helpful )

How do you put the SSD in (if I did purchase one).

i.e. I know I need a 'caddy' but then how do you get the OS to the SSD - A complete reinstall?

roscoe2000

'Techie' question (as people on here seem helpful )How do you put the … 'Techie' question (as people on here seem helpful )How do you put the SSD in (if I did purchase one).i.e. I know I need a 'caddy' but then how do you get the OS to the SSD - A complete reinstall?



intowindows.com/how…sd/

Much easier to follow that than my attempt to explain. (_;)
Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

ColinB1984

GPU on that one is quite a bit worse. Games will run at a much higher FPS … GPU on that one is quite a bit worse. Games will run at a much higher FPS on the GTX 760 than on the 260X card. CPU is ever so slightly better, though. It's a very decent value machine too, but it's certainly not worth £90 more (if you use the discount code on the Medion website) and if you're buying a machine for gaming then you'd want to go with the Medion one all day long, simply because the 760 card is so much better.There no optical drive on that one either. External USB one's aren't expensive to buy, but it will put a further £15 odd on top of the price should you require one.

Thanks for the info.

ColinB1984

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-PC-Intel-i5-4690K-MSI-Z87-8GB-GTX-760-4GB-/131366393385?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item1e960c1629Found a good deal here. The 4GB 760 card will allow you to play at higher resolutions than 1980x1080, while the other specs are very solid too, including an SSD. CPU can be over-clocked if you know what you are doing. £620 including delivery for a new build is a great deal in my opinion.


There isn't an operating system on that machine just "evaluation" version of windows 8.1, so add another £72 for genuine windows. Some nice components in there though but still not £505.



Edited by: "agent_c" 2nd Dec 2014

agent_c

There isn't an operating system on that machine just "evaluation" … There isn't an operating system on that machine just "evaluation" version of windows 8.1, so add another £72 for genuine windows. Some nice components in there though but still not £505.



I didn't notice about the Windows 8.1 in all honesty, so yeah, that does make a difference obviously. That said, if purchased new the components in that system come very close to £800, so it's still a very decent buy for someone.

GeForce GTX 760 4GB (£230-£250)
Intel Core i5-4690K (£160)
MSI Z87 (£80)
120GB SSD (£40-£55)
8GB DDR3 Ram Corsair Vengence (£70)
Corsair CX600M (£50)
NZXT S340 Case (£60)
WD 1TB Purple HDD (£40)
Coolermaster Watercooling (£30-£50)

Approx total = £770 minimum




Edited by: "ColinB1984" 2nd Dec 2014

ColinB1984

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-8-1-on-ssd/Much easier … http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-8-1-on-ssd/Much easier to follow that than my attempt to explain. (_;)



Thanks, sounds like: -
Put in
Disconnect other drives
Make sure it's booting from the SSD
Install Windows
Reconnect

Sounds easy (but then so did putting 2 sticks of RAM in!)

I've purchased........................the Ebay one (he did it for £610 delivered)

He's going to send me all the warranty info.

Edited by: "roscoe2000" 2nd Dec 2014
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