MSI AEGIS Gaming PC - Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM + 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 8GB - £999.98 at  Ebuyer
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MSI AEGIS Gaming PC - Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM + 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 8GB - £999.98 at Ebuyer

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Found 19th Mar
Thought this may be good for a GTX 1070 desktop. They do a 1060 version which is £50 cheaper.

I'm not sure how good MSI are, so feel free to post advice and past experinces
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They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking with a 1070 and a i5 6400 - docs.google.com/spr…dit
benninja8 m ago

They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking …They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking with a 1070 and a i5 6400 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EQOWVLxk0DOFXKfzCmz9lEZ-qpMb7mIvt8KUYek69A8/edit#gid=0


My friend has this exact pc and he does suffer from bottlenecking. It's not the worst but could defo be better.
Yea, I think the price is inflated due to decent graphics card. If it was 850 i'd have given heat
benninja14 m ago

They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking …They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking with a 1070 and a i5 6400 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EQOWVLxk0DOFXKfzCmz9lEZ-qpMb7mIvt8KUYek69A8/edit#gid=0


You got one of those for 1080 please pal?
benninja9 m ago

Bottlenecking Chart for GTX 1080: …Bottlenecking Chart for GTX 1080: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/17VRKPjyiTBx9Ewc2xkmaMZD2tA3gSOG3rNtH4OEiz3g/edit#gid=0

I have a dumb question... would you be able to replace the i5-6400 in this with an i5-7600k in the future should you suffer any bottlenecking? Would the motherboard be compatible is what I’m asking. Thanks.
Worth looking at Amazon warehouse as they had a GTX 1080 PC with a better processor for about £1250 earlier.
benninja32 m ago

Bottlenecking Chart for GTX 1080: …Bottlenecking Chart for GTX 1080: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/17VRKPjyiTBx9Ewc2xkmaMZD2tA3gSOG3rNtH4OEiz3g/edit#gid=0


Glad I got the 4790k, seems like it might have a few years left in it yet!
Can get this deal with a 1080 and 2tb drive with 128gb SSD 16gb ram for 1040
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esq358511 m ago

Can get this deal with a 1080 and 2tb drive with 128gb SSD 16gb ram for …Can get this deal with a 1080 and 2tb drive with 128gb SSD 16gb ram for 1040


Post or link please
EugeneVictorTooms3 h, 39 m ago

I have a dumb question... would you be able to replace the i5-6400 in this …I have a dumb question... would you be able to replace the i5-6400 in this with an i5-7600k in the future should you suffer any bottlenecking? Would the motherboard be compatible is what I’m asking. Thanks.


Not a dumb question at all - theoretically possible as they share the same socket and many retail Skylake boards received a bios update supporting KabyLake. There's no guarantee that the motherboard will have been updated to feature Kaby Lake support though. I'd also put money on the fact that it's a locked motherboard so no overclocking.

You would be much better off adding an i7 6700k (definitely work) or 7700k (if a bios is supported) for the extra threads and higher clocks, if bottlenecking was occurring.
esq35851 h, 13 m ago

Can get this deal with a 1080 and 2tb drive with 128gb SSD 16gb ram for …Can get this deal with a 1080 and 2tb drive with 128gb SSD 16gb ram for 1040


Link please ...
Solid deal OP - heat added. I've seen 1070 prebuilds for less, but this one has all the extras (decent SSD, 16gb ram etc), so a good deal in the current market.

If I was in the market, I would get one and try to find an i7 6700k to add for top notch 1080p (up to 144hz) and solid 1440p gaming (even some 4k at lowered settings).
Storm force pc
benninja4 h, 35 m ago

They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking …They could have provided a beefier CPU - there'll be some bottlenecking with a 1070 and a i5 6400 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EQOWVLxk0DOFXKfzCmz9lEZ-qpMb7mIvt8KUYek69A8/edit#gid=0


And a 1080ti please?
Beehj8431 m ago

Not a dumb question at all - theoretically possible as they share the same …Not a dumb question at all - theoretically possible as they share the same socket and many retail Skylake boards received a bios update supporting KabyLake. There's no guarantee that the motherboard will have been updated to feature Kaby Lake support though. I'd also put money on the fact that it's a locked motherboard so no overclocking. You would be much better off adding an i7 6700k (definitely work) or 7700k (if a bios is supported) for the extra threads and higher clocks, if bottlenecking was occurring.


Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a very similar set up myself at the moment and feel that the i5-6400 is holding it back slightly. Will do some research and price up that i7-6700k when I get home. Cheers again.
EugeneVictorTooms11 m ago

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a very similar set up myself …Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a very similar set up myself at the moment and feel that the i5-6400 is holding it back slightly. Will do some research and price up that i7-6700k when I get home. Cheers again.


You're welcome mate - I'd say that the clock speeds on a 6400 are probably low enough to hold back anything over a gtx1060/970 or RX470/580 level on the fairly regular. A 6700k or even locked 6700 if it's significantly cheaper will be a bold upgrade.

People will assume against the 6700k because it's unlocked and your board is probably locked, but the 6700k has a significant clock speed boost on the 6700 regular which is important in trying to maximise on such a platform.

Good luck
350 W power supply too bad, plus the i5 6400 will bottleneck the gtx 1070
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