MSI Aegis 3 i5 GTX1070 3Ghz 16GB 2TB 256GB SSD £949.99 @ Argos Ebay
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MSI Aegis 3 i5 GTX1070 3Ghz 16GB 2TB 256GB SSD £949.99 @ Argos Ebay

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Found 20th Dec 2017
I was thinking of building my own PC but it's a bit of a minefield for me so looked in to buying something per-built. A fast PC for gaming and value for money is what I'm after around this price, this is the cheapest I can find this for, everywhere is 50 quid more from what I can tell. Still in two minds to push the button on this so thought I'd throw myself to the wolves and see if anyone here thinks it is or if there is somethign better for around the same price!
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i5 -7400 processor .......... and you're wanting £949.99 ??? LOL
First question to ask yourself is whether you want to have this "thing" sitting o your desk? It looks like it's been lopped off Darth Vader's mutated cousin's body.

If you feel building's beyond you, you may also want to look at what quality of after sales support you may require
You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as it’s much cheaper making this an awful deal but tbh you are going to struggle to do so. The GPU will cost you 400 alone, the RAM another 140, the m2 SSD £100, the hard drive another £50 so that’s over £700 already. A cpu, mono, case and psu will push you well over £1000 and you don’t have the time costs of building it yourself
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i5 -7400 processor .......... and you're wanting £949.99 ??? LOL
First question to ask yourself is whether you want to have this "thing" sitting o your desk? It looks like it's been lopped off Darth Vader's mutated cousin's body.

If you feel building's beyond you, you may also want to look at what quality of after sales support you may require
I did a bit of digging for you but the EAN brings up a minefield of similar specs but not the same, some have a 7700 in, some have 8gb of ram some have 16, some have a 1070 graphics card in some have a 1060. I wouldn't take the risk of the Argos plebs even knowing what they're selling.


Spend a couple of hours on YouTube watching PC builds, it's not as complicated as you might think
You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as it’s much cheaper making this an awful deal but tbh you are going to struggle to do so. The GPU will cost you 400 alone, the RAM another 140, the m2 SSD £100, the hard drive another £50 so that’s over £700 already. A cpu, mono, case and psu will push you well over £1000 and you don’t have the time costs of building it yourself
This is decent if you don't want the hassle of building a PC or can't . I5 7400 will bottleneck the card for more demanding games. Card alone is £415 from Novatech, processor 153 from scan and add in the cost of the motherboard, ram (which is now very expensive), PSU (might be pants), case, operating system, ssd and other drives. Not too shabby! Decent find.
Edited by: "FoO.ShAKeS" 20th Dec 2017
I don't think I could look at it on my desk, this would need shoving into a dark corner and covered up
icecreamwoman2 m ago

I don't think I could look at it on my desk, this would need shoving into …I don't think I could look at it on my desk, this would need shoving into a dark corner and covered up


Yes it is a little hideous I agree. It looks ok from behind
simonwakefield16 m ago

the m2 SSD £100,



What M2 SSD?
Edited by: "icecreamwoman" 20th Dec 2017
icecreamwoman20 m ago

I can't find this model with the i5 7400 and 1070 GPU - this is an odd …I can't find this model with the i5 7400 and 1070 GPU - this is an odd pairing in itself. It could be an error and it's actually a 1060 inside, in which case it's a terrible deal. Although, I could be wrong


Next best price from Box.
box.co.uk/MSI…BwE
simonwakefield18 m ago

You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as …You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as it’s much cheaper making this an awful deal but tbh you are going to struggle to do so. The GPU will cost you 400 alone, the RAM another 140, the m2 SSD £100, the hard drive another £50 so that’s over £700 already. A cpu, mono, case and psu will push you well over £1000 and you don’t have the time costs of building it yourself


Spot on.
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I'd say this is a pretty decent deal. Same PC is £1500 from laptops direct and debenhams. As has been mentioned, you'd struggle to build this yourself for the price unless you used 2nd hand parts. The i57400 will only bottleneck some seriously CPU intensive games on very high settings. I'd snap this up if I were you.
I would seriously recommend Dell if you can't build your own. They provide on site repair for a small fee, with Argos it's a "bring it into the store" thing...
Although looking at the spec of this it is the better deal. Check into the after sales care - what effort is provided should you need assistance?
Re Looks.

The word you are all looking for is

FUGGLY.

As in the three stages of ugliness :-

Ugly
Buggly
Fuggly

To quote Mr Adams, "Uglier things have been sighted; but not by reliable witness's"
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 20th Dec 2017
Good god this thing looks like it came straight from the 90’s xD also I don’t get this obsession with rob leds these days they just look tacky af half of the time =/ on cases like the p400 it seems alright as it’s very minor but meh to each their own I guess =)
icecreamwoman5 h, 6 m ago

What M2 SSD?



The one that’s in everyone one of these machines that has an SSD
Who's the seller? Darth Vader?
Can you also put this on your head so you look like Pyramid Head from Silent Hill?
Firstly, this has to be the most ugly case I have ever seen, damn its poor.

Secondly I was in the same position as you a few years back and I finally took the plunge on building my own and I loved every single minute of it...

Watch YouTube clips, sign up to Over Clockers forums and enjoy sourcing the parts and enjoying a few special offers and bargains along the way.

Over Clockers and the classifieds at AV Forums are a fantastic source for a “Few” second hand parts, there is always someone looking to upgrade for the sake of it.

I wouldn’t compromise on the Motherboard or CPU and I brought these on a New Years Deal at Overclockers. I brought a second hand virtually unused case, I brought a second hand unused power supply, the seller had a change of plan during their build.

My RAM I brought new on an Amazon lightening deal along with case fans. I’m not a gamer and wasn’t sure what route to go with the graphics until another Daily special came along at Over Clockers. I brought a second hand Blu-ray for it too.

A large part of the fun wasn’t putting it together (which was far easier than I imagined) it was sourcing the parts. Like I said before, pick out a Motherboard and CPU and build the best you can afford around these two components. Even the ram, get what you need to start with as you can add more later.
Edited by: "ristac" 20th Dec 2017
Pretty good price but it is only 4 cores where as the latest gen i5 are now 6 cores.

Personally I would build a rig based around the £170 i5 8400 because they are much better for same money.

If you look at reviews it's nearly double the framerate with the new i5 8400 vs this and they cost the same.
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I have seen some bad cases but this one take the prize
CPU let's this down but still good value for money for a pre-build PC so hot from me.
Sharpharp9 h, 39 m ago

i5 -7400 processor .......... and you're wanting £949.99 ??? LOL



Not my first choice in terms of the looks but as already stated the parts list is good for the money. Worth also watching the MSI video as they have made good use of the space and the engineering looks pretty good. Buying ready to run saves any headaches with failures - entirely down to one manufactuer to resolve.

The main ticket for this gaming PC will be the GPU. Seems like a sensible balanced machine with i5, GPU, 256GB M2 SSD and 16GB Ram.. The next step up is i7 and GTX 1080 but that's another £400.
Edited by: "GRiDlock" 20th Dec 2017
My work laptop has better specs than this
mjunaid10617 m ago

My work laptop has better specs than this


you have better than a 1070 in your work laptop? Are you in the e-Sports industry?
mjunaid10622 m ago

My work laptop has better specs than this


Meaning it cost way more than double and you are probably not allowed to play pc games on it. Trolololol
Sharpharp9 h, 32 m ago

i5 -7400 processor .......... and you're wanting £949.99 ??? LOL



This deal for an i5-7400 processor includes addional hardware and accessories that exceeds £949.99.
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simonwakefield19 h, 23 m ago

You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as …You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as it’s much cheaper making this an awful deal but tbh you are going to struggle to do so. The GPU will cost you 400 alone, the RAM another 140, the m2 SSD £100, the hard drive another £50 so that’s over £700 already. A cpu, mono, case and psu will push you well over £1000 and you don’t have the time costs of building it yourself



This is my main thought, I've also bought an Oculus Rift but the PC I was getting at the time fell through so time is also a factor. I'm not afraid of building a PC and have done many moons ago, I'm pretty techy but what was bugging me about building now is that there were so many options that my head is spinning and I keep going back to the drawing board and I rally just want a PC asap. I'm living overseas so postage costs of buying individual components and shipping them over here will all also add up. This PC may by ugly (I agree) but I don't really care, it's what is under the hood for me. I felt I wouldn't be able to build this myself for this price so glad to see this confirmed, I'm a bargain hunter as are we all! I can see the issue with the CPU, but I'm pretty sure that can be upgraded when needed?
GRiDlock46 m ago

Not my first choice in terms of the looks but as already stated the parts …Not my first choice in terms of the looks but as already stated the parts list is good for the money. Worth also watching the MSI video as they have made good use of the space and the engineering looks pretty good. Buying ready to run saves any headaches with failures - entirely down to one manufactuer to resolve.The main ticket for this gaming PC will be the GPU for the fact it's i5 based is fine. Seems like a sensible balanced machine with i5, GPU, 256GB M2 SSD and 16GB Ram.. The next step up is i7 and GTX 1080 but that's another £400.



Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?

You said "The next step up is i7"......... Have you been living under a stone for the past 5 years?

i5 is practically museum material, i7s have been around for 5+ years and you say they are the next step up?

Only just last week there was a Dell deal for an i7 77-00k with the 1080 card for the same price as this deal... and that didn't look like a villain out of an episode of Power Rangers.

You'd have to be pretty gullible to have bought this ebay deal....
Sharpharp7 m ago

Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next …Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next step up is i7"......... Have you been living under a stone for the past 5 years? i5 is practically museum material, i7s have been around for 5+ years and you say they are the next step up?Only just last week there was a Dell deal for an i7 77-00k with the 1080 card for the same price as this deal... and that didn't look like a villain out of an episode of Power Rangers.You'd have to be pretty gullible to have bought this ebay deal....



LOL - i5 is still a current generation CPU and this one was only produced in Q1 2017 - Not quite a museum piece. More than capable to do what's needed for this machine. i7 and GPU (please try to read everything) is a step upwards in terms of a balanced system offering a FPS increment. You mention a Dell offer (no link) that I assume is NOT available now and an i7 of the same antique generation as this i5 !!
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Sharpharp12 m ago

Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next …Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next step up is i7"......... Have you been living under a stone for the past 5 years? i5 is practically museum material, i7s have been around for 5+ years and you say they are the next step up?Only just last week there was a Dell deal for an i7 77-00k with the 1080 card for the same price as this deal... and that didn't look like a villain out of an episode of Power Rangers.You'd have to be pretty gullible to have bought this ebay deal....



hmm, yeah I spotted that deal after it expired, I'd have been on that without a doubt. Struggling to find something else at good value for money and spotted this. My thought process is that this is cheaper that I could build it myself, I won't spend ages getting all the parts together and can be on my Rift in a few days... If the CPU was better I'd jump on it
Sharpharp18 m ago

Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next …Have you even got a Scooby what you're talking about?You said "The next step up is i7"......... Have you been living under a stone for the past 5 years? i5 is practically museum material, i7s have been around for 5+ years and you say they are the next step up?Only just last week there was a Dell deal for an i7 77-00k with the 1080 card for the same price as this deal... and that didn't look like a villain out of an episode of Power Rangers.You'd have to be pretty gullible to have bought this ebay deal....



i3, i5 and i7 are as old as each other - they are tiers (entry, standard, high) and are all refreshed every year.

The issue this year is that the i5 went from 4 to 6 cores which makes the 8xxx series far superior to the 7xxx series.

Having said all this a 7400 and 1070 will manage fine at 1440p/60 at Very High/Ultra setting which for most people (me included) is more than enough.
very weak cpu for the price, also, (personal opinion) that case looks atrocious.
That case though. Jesus...
I'd be expecting someone to pay me £949.99 if I was to own a system that looks like that.
simonwakefield110 h, 54 m ago

You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as …You are going to get everyone on here telling you to build your own as it’s much cheaper making this an awful deal but tbh you are going to struggle to do so. The GPU will cost you 400 alone, the RAM another 140, the m2 SSD £100, the hard drive another £50 so that’s over £700 already. A cpu, mono, case and psu will push you well over £1000 and you don’t have the time costs of building it yourself


This PC costs over a grand though, when you factor in the replacement case for it.
Please dont buy this...just dont.
Good grief that is hideous.
Vicar_in_a_Tutu1 h, 11 m ago

This PC costs over a grand though, when you factor in the replacement case …This PC costs over a grand though, when you factor in the replacement case for it.



Oh come on while its not the best looking case ever its not that bad and actually has some decent features on it, for example two fold out headphone stands so you don't need a seperate stand, some well throughout ports and its actually designed to make moving it easier. And if you place it carefully enough it doesnt look as awful as it does in the pictures
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