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MSI Codex 3 i5-7400 3GHz 8GB 1TB Nvidia GTX1060 Windows 10 Gaming PC - Black. £379.99 delivered @ Argos eBay
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MSI Codex 3 i5-7400 3GHz 8GB 1TB Nvidia GTX1060 Windows 10 Gaming PC - Black. £379.99 delivered @ Argos eBay

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The MSI Codex 3 is the best choice for both mainstream and pro gamers. It equips the latest 7th Generation Intel processors and the latest NVIDIA 10 series GeForce graphics cards, which provides the MSI Codex 3 with great performance. The built in red LED light gives a stylish Gaming look to the case, and with the many options for upgrading.

Model number:9s6-b91311-034.

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With MSI's all new Gaming Desktop series, based on the latest Intel 7th gen processor technology, powered by MSI's unmatched game-enhancing features, a true gaming experience without any boundaries is now possible.

CPU and Memory:


  • Intel Core i5-7400 processor.
  • Quad core processor.
  • Processor speed 3GHz.
  • 8GB RAM.

Hard drive:
  • 1TB HDD storage.

Graphics:
  • Dedicated graphics.
  • NVIDIA GTX 10 series MSI NVDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB memory.

Interfaces and connectivity:
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports.
  • Ethernet port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.

Operating system and software:
  • Microsoft Windows 10.
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Very decent for the price, add a small ssd for the system and its good to go
This is actually quite a bargain
The CPU has very a very poor upgrade path with the best CPU being overpriced and still just 4 cores 8 threads.

Your much better off with something using an AM4 CPU.
Not a bad PC for the money, but needs an SSD
emodan05/03/2020 09:50

The CPU has very a very poor upgrade path with the best CPU being …The CPU has very a very poor upgrade path with the best CPU being overpriced and still just 4 cores 8 threads.Your much better off with something using an AM4 CPU.


It's i5 so 4c/4t only but still it's OK for the price, similar amd based system cost well over £400
Kinio05/03/2020 10:06

It's i5 so 4c/4t only but still it's OK for the price, similar amd based …It's i5 so 4c/4t only but still it's OK for the price, similar amd based system cost well over £400


Yes but an AMD based one has the upgrade path of 6 cores 12 threads for less than £100.
emodan05/03/2020 09:50

The CPU has very a very poor upgrade path with the best CPU being …The CPU has very a very poor upgrade path with the best CPU being overpriced and still just 4 cores 8 threads.Your much better off with something using an AM4 CPU.


True the only real choice is a 7700, you wouldn't upgrade to the K chip on this board.

Don't think this is a great deal to be honest.

Rough second hand prices:
CPU - £80
RAM - £25
GPU - £90
Case - £30
HDD - £15
PSU - £25
Board - £35

Parts are worth about £300 max.
emodan05/03/2020 10:17

Yes but an AMD based one has the upgrade path of 6 cores 12 threads for …Yes but an AMD based one has the upgrade path of 6 cores 12 threads for less than £100.


If you were really that fussed you could just get a new motherboard/CPU combo or sell it on/give it to a kid to replace it all when the time comes. For most people getting this for some entry level PC gaming this i5 will be fine for years to come.
Not this old box of junk again.

OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL positives end.

No SSD, not enough ram AND a really old 4 core 4 thread CPU. Both can be upgraded at an additional cost. It’s now starting to look not so cheap.
The SSD and ram are essential.
Graphics card is old and is the slower 3GB vram variant.
No upgrade path.

To sum up: old tech that you’ll need to spend more money on with no upgrade path. COLD!

Check out hotukdeals.com/dea…488 if you want a good deal which you can make a bit cheap via customisation.
EagleUK05/03/2020 10:23

True the only real choice is a 7700, you wouldn't upgrade to the K chip on …True the only real choice is a 7700, you wouldn't upgrade to the K chip on this board. Don't think this is a great deal to be honest. Rough second hand prices:CPU - £80RAM - £25GPU - £90 Case - £30HDD - £15PSU - £25Board - £35Parts are worth about £300 max.


Based on 2nd hand prices....
I understand there isn't an upgrade path, but I'm looking to buy a PC for my parents who are after 1080p performance medium settings for games 3-4 years old, would you say that this is suitable for that?
Just.Wondering05/03/2020 12:11

Based on 2nd hand prices....


Ahh I saw it was listed as clearance so assumed it was the normal 'clearance bargains' they do which are normal opened / refurbished.

Does state it may well be open box though :). '
Em-Pop05/03/2020 11:08

Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL p …Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL positives end.No SSD, not enough ram AND a really old 4 core 4 thread CPU. Both can be upgraded at an additional cost. It’s now starting to look not so cheap. The SSD and ram are essential. Graphics card is old and is the slower 3GB vram variant.No upgrade path.To sum up: old tech that you’ll need to spend more money on with no upgrade path. COLD!Check out https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/antec-vsk-mini-stryker-ryzen-1600af-16gb-3200mhz-ram-many-gpu-options-from-48799-3417488#comment-40046316 if you want a good deal which you can make a bit cheap via customisation.


This is based on your particular use-case or what you think other people’s use-cases should be. This can be a nifty system for somebody and it’s a decent price. The lack of ssd is disappointing but the extra £100+ needed for a better machine might take it out of budget for a kids Christmas/birthday present.

This isn’t aimed at master-race neckbeards. You’re not the market.
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Most people will never upgrade their system, ergo "no upgrade path" no one cares lol
Em-Pop05/03/2020 11:08

Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL p …Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL positives end.No SSD, not enough ram AND a really old 4 core 4 thread CPU. Both can be upgraded at an additional cost. It’s now starting to look not so cheap. The SSD and ram are essential. Graphics card is old and is the slower 3GB vram variant.No upgrade path.To sum up: old tech that you’ll need to spend more money on with no upgrade path. COLD!Check out https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/antec-vsk-mini-stryker-ryzen-1600af-16gb-3200mhz-ram-many-gpu-options-from-48799-3417488#comment-40046316 if you want a good deal which you can make a bit cheap via customisation.


Yes but if you add another £100 to the one you've linked here you will have r5 3600 and rx 590, then add another £100 and you will get r7 and rx 5700 and so on... There is always something better for extra 100 quid
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 12:55

This is based on your particular use-case or what you think other people’s …This is based on your particular use-case or what you think other people’s use-cases should be. This can be a nifty system for somebody and it’s a decent price. The lack of ssd is disappointing but the extra £100+ needed for a better machine might take it out of budget for a kids Christmas/birthday present. This isn’t aimed at master-race neckbeards. You’re not the market.


I don’t know what a ‘master-race neckbeard’ is exactly, but I do know I couldn’t possibly grow a neck beard and I certainly don’t recommend buying old tech at new prices. So I guess you’re right, I’m not the market, just a supporter of good quality at a good value.

At nearly £400, that’s a lot to waste. When you have to add money to make it a more comfortable experience, the sensible thing is to start to consider other options. For example:

An AMD build for £447:
uk.pcpartpicker.com/gui…ild

An Intel build for £429 (for those living in a bubble)
uk.pcpartpicker.com/gui…ild

All issues solved for very little increase in price. I appreciate these are parts but I regularly see pre-builds go for similar money.
Em-Pop05/03/2020 13:23

I don’t know what a ‘master-race neckbeard’ is exactly, but I do know I cou …I don’t know what a ‘master-race neckbeard’ is exactly, but I do know I couldn’t possibly grow a neck beard and I certainly don’t recommend buying old tech at new prices. So I guess you’re right, I’m not the market, just a supporter of good quality at a good value.At nearly £400, that’s a lot to waste. When you have to add money to make it a more comfortable experience, the sensible thing is to start to consider other options. For example:An AMD build for £447:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/DHTwrH/entry-level-amd-gaming-buildAn Intel build for £429 (for those living in a bubble)https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/XQscCJ/entry-level-intel-gaming-buildAll issues solved for very little increase in price. I appreciate these are parts but I regularly see pre-builds go for similar money.


And again, most parents aren’t going to build their kid a PC. People who do aren’t the market for this.
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 13:27

And again, most parents aren’t going to build their kid a PC. People who d …And again, most parents aren’t going to build their kid a PC. People who do aren’t the market for this.


And again, I regularly see pre-builds using these parts for similar money. So despite us all knowing that running a a Windows 10 PC with just 8GB off a hard drive is a miserable experience, spending £380 is a good debecause it’s just for a kid. I’m sorry, I don’t get it!
Em-Pop05/03/2020 13:40

And again, I regularly see pre-builds using these parts for similar money. …And again, I regularly see pre-builds using these parts for similar money. So despite us all knowing that running a a Windows 10 PC with just 8GB off a hard drive is a miserable experience, spending £380 is a good debecause it’s just for a kid. I’m sorry, I don’t get it!


You are right you don't get it and seemingly never will. This deal isn't for your needs. It's a great machine for those whose needs it does meet. Find a better machine for the same or less money not £100 more. The ssd for OS can be bought for £20 so hardly a big extra expense and 8gb ram on Windows 10 is plenty enough for every day use. Again if you need more ram for heavy duty tasks then this isn't the deal for you. This would make a great games machine for a child for under £400. It also has 12 months warranty so the 2nd hand parts post above is utterly irrelevant not to mention the hassle of self building which for most isn't worth their effort.
Antagonist105/03/2020 12:18

I understand there isn't an upgrade path, but I'm looking to buy a PC for …I understand there isn't an upgrade path, but I'm looking to buy a PC for my parents who are after 1080p performance medium settings for games 3-4 years old, would you say that this is suitable for that?


This is by no means a bad deal, but I would probably pass on this, tbh - or at least fit an SSD. No one wants a PC with a spinny disk anymore. It's an an avoidably misery for not much extra money.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 5th Mar
Em-Pop05/03/2020 11:08

Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL p …Not this old box of junk again.OK, the price is cheap. That’s where ALL positives end.No SSD, not enough ram AND a really old 4 core 4 thread CPU. Both can be upgraded at an additional cost. It’s now starting to look not so cheap. The SSD and ram are essential. Graphics card is old and is the slower 3GB vram variant.No upgrade path.To sum up: old tech that you’ll need to spend more money on with no upgrade path. COLD!Check out https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/antec-vsk-mini-stryker-ryzen-1600af-16gb-3200mhz-ram-many-gpu-options-from-48799-3417488#comment-40046316 if you want a good deal which you can make a bit cheap via customisation.


Agree 100%
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 12:55

This is based on your particular use-case or what you think other people’s …This is based on your particular use-case or what you think other people’s use-cases should be. This can be a nifty system for somebody and it’s a decent price. The lack of ssd is disappointing but the extra £100+ needed for a better machine might take it out of budget for a kids Christmas/birthday present. This isn’t aimed at master-race neckbeards. You’re not the market.


Everything he said is accurate, he didnt say anyone needed top of the line, for a similar price you get a better performing amd set up with easy upgrades, simple
deleted230898005/03/2020 13:10

Most people will never upgrade their system, ergo "no upgrade path" no one …Most people will never upgrade their system, ergo "no upgrade path" no one cares lol


So stupid to say, in a few years this system will be incapable and instead of replacing the whole thing you can upgrade a couple of parts. I wonder why anyone who isn't concerned with saving money is even on hotukdeals
Blurigard05/03/2020 13:51

This is by no means a bad deal, but I would probably pass on this, tbh - …This is by no means a bad deal, but I would probably pass on this, tbh - or at least fit an SSD. No one wants a PC with a spinny disk anymore. It's an an avoidably misery for not much extra money.



Oh yeah, there'll definitely be an SSD and hopefully more RAM added to it, but I've been looking at budget builds recently and an Ryzen 5 3600 with an RX 580 comes to around £620 or so, and according to benchmarks this has around 15-20% less power so could be a good way to say a few hundred pounds. Obviously I'm aware there isn't an upgrade path but for what my parents need it for I don't think it's massively necessary.
darrel.butcher05/03/2020 13:59

Everything he said is accurate, he didnt say anyone needed top of the …Everything he said is accurate, he didnt say anyone needed top of the line, for a similar price you get a better performing amd set up with easy upgrades, simple


I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed point for people leaning closer to the enthusiast end of the spectrum - I disputed the practicality, price (£100+ extra isn’t similar) and place in the market.
Antagonist105/03/2020 14:03

Oh yeah, there'll definitely be an SSD and hopefully more RAM added to it, …Oh yeah, there'll definitely be an SSD and hopefully more RAM added to it, but I've been looking at budget builds recently and an Ryzen 5 3600 with an RX 580 comes to around £620 or so, and according to benchmarks this has around 15-20% less power so could be a good way to say a few hundred pounds. Obviously I'm aware there isn't an upgrade path but for what my parents need it for I don't think it's massively necessary.


If you're comfortable building your own then don't be shy about using second-hand parts. This CPU benchmarks around the same an i5 3570 from 2013/14, which you can get for around £25-30 now so I don't think it represents terribly good value for money in that respect. I routinely build systems to sell to Fortniters/Apexers, based around the i5 3570 that use either an rx570 or rx580 from either Aliexpress or ebay for under £200. I recently bought a bundle of rx570 cards (for about £61 each) and rx580 cards (for around £74 each) from ebay (from a deal here) and something like that would be around half the price of this, just as good and essentially just as upgradeable as an i5 7400.

As I say, this isn't a bad deal for those looking for something that is capable of 1080p low/medium settings and prebuilt, but you are paying for the privilege of getting it built and because it lacks an SSD, I would classify it as not entirely usable out of the box.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 5th Mar
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darrel.butcher05/03/2020 14:00

So stupid to say, in a few years this system will be incapable and instead …So stupid to say, in a few years this system will be incapable and instead of replacing the whole thing you can upgrade a couple of parts. I wonder why anyone who isn't concerned with saving money is even on hotukdeals


Why's that then? At most people would upgrade RAM, graphics card, SSD all of which can be replaced anyway. No one's going to go around faffing with new motherboards and CPUs etc.
deleted230898005/03/2020 14:16

Why's that then? At most people would upgrade RAM, graphics card, SSD all …Why's that then? At most people would upgrade RAM, graphics card, SSD all of which can be replaced anyway. No one's going to go around faffing with new motherboards and CPUs etc.


4cores 4 threads isn't enough for games today imo, let alone games being released over the next few years, especially with next gen console coming out meaning the games will all be more difficult to run. If the cpu is the bottleneck it wont matter if you upgrade the other parts
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 14:04

I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed p …I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed point for people leaning closer to the enthusiast end of the spectrum - I disputed the practicality, price (£100+ extra isn’t similar) and place in the market.


Those systems are drastically different, lower the ram to 8GB and lower the speed to the same terrible version in this system, lower the 8GB gpu to the 4GB variant, and you still have a far superior 6 core 12 thread system with an upgrade path still valid today for the same price. Idk why you compare the 2 like the perform equally
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 14:04

I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed p …I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed point for people leaning closer to the enthusiast end of the spectrum - I disputed the practicality, price (£100+ extra isn’t similar) and place in the market.


Plus the ccl amd deal comes with a 600w silver power supply and ssd, this deal doesnt even mention the power supply (I promise you it's terrible that's why) and it has a rubbish HDD
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 14:04

I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed p …I never disputed the correctness, it’s a very valid and well proposed point for people leaning closer to the enthusiast end of the spectrum - I disputed the practicality, price (£100+ extra isn’t similar) and place in the market.


Oh yeah, and the ccl comes with a 3 year warranty, anything else you need to know my friend?
darrel.butcher05/03/2020 14:45

Oh yeah, and the ccl comes with a 3 year warranty, anything else you need …Oh yeah, and the ccl comes with a 3 year warranty, anything else you need to know my friend?


Why are you taking this so personally? I don’t care and agree with you. YOU ARE NOT THE MARKET.
Edited by: "Dr-Rjinswand" 5th Mar
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 14:46

Why are you taking this so personally? I don’t care and agree with you. Y …Why are you taking this so personally? I don’t care and agree with you. YOU ARE NOT THE MARKET.


Because I dont agree with you, can you admit your wrong after the 3 posts I listed about why the other system is better? Now that the price is almost the same, can you admit the other one is better in every way?
Dr-Rjinswand05/03/2020 14:46

Why are you taking this so personally? I don’t care and agree with you. Y …Why are you taking this so personally? I don’t care and agree with you. YOU ARE NOT THE MARKET.


Some people who dont understand PC's might actually listen to your stupid advise, that's why I've spent the time deconstructing your arguement. Sorry it hurts your feelings to be wrong
darrel.butcher05/03/2020 14:28

4cores 4 threads isn't enough for games today imo, let alone games being …4cores 4 threads isn't enough for games today imo, let alone games being released over the next few years, especially with next gen console coming out meaning the games will all be more difficult to run. If the cpu is the bottleneck it wont matter if you upgrade the other parts


Could you give a example?
I swear that when it comes to PC deals on here there are people who don't understand the point of this site.

If you can't get better/same for LESS don't post alternatives.

It is not difficult on any deal to find better for MORE but that is not the point of this site
Edited by: "AdamBrunt" 5th Mar
EagleUK05/03/2020 10:23

True the only real choice is a 7700, you wouldn't upgrade to the K chip on …True the only real choice is a 7700, you wouldn't upgrade to the K chip on this board. Don't think this is a great deal to be honest. Rough second hand prices:CPU - £80RAM - £25GPU - £90 Case - £30HDD - £15PSU - £25Board - £35Parts are worth about £300 max.


You can't compare 2nd hand prices with new prices, that's daft.
It's a decent system for the money if you are not a sad nerd obsessed with tech specs and just want a PC without worrying about upgardes, number of cpu cores etc. Fine to use for today's games and earlier games and all the other normal stuff and just buy a new system in 2 or 3 years time. Some of the comments posted from PC nerds highlight why they are largely hated in society lol.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 5th Mar
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