MSI i5 1050ti gaming pc at Argos - £649
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MSI i5 1050ti gaming pc at Argos - £649

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Found 24th Aug 2017
Hey all, first post but been looking for a gaming pc for some casual fun when the Mrs isn't around! Just saw this deal on Argos. Looks good spec for the price and what I'd use it for... Don't forget the £10 voucher over £100 others have posted.


CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i5 quad core.
Processor speed 3GHz.
8GB RAM.

Graphics:

Dedicated graphics.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB memory.

Interfaces and connectivity:

6 x USB 2.0 ports.
1 HDMI port.
Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.
Wired keyboard and mouse.

Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 10.
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I thought it read 1080ti. Nearly choked on my apple
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Not particularly good for the money
I thought it read 1080ti. Nearly choked on my apple
Spec is meh but the case is pretty nice
That case is worth £649 alone
coventgamer22 m ago

Not particularly good for the money

You've found this spec cheaper?
pr3dicta5le35 m ago

I thought it read 1080ti. Nearly choked on my apple

I've heard spank the monkey and slap the bishop, but choke on my apple is a new one! ;-)
Nice case
Gambini13 m ago

I've heard spank the monkey and slap the bishop, but choke on my apple is …I've heard spank the monkey and slap the bishop, but choke on my apple is a new one! ;-)


Nearly tugged on my tonker
I regret writing that
Manniman1 h, 3 m ago

You've found this spec cheaper?


Is the answer going to be to build one yourself ?!
I hate how they dont tell you which i5
sion2210 m ago

I hate how they dont tell you which i5



Probably i5-7400 going off the 3 GHz
Meh not great, I built similar but an i5-7500 for around 500 a month ago
Well its cheaper than the MSI laptop I posted yesterday, going to link this to my bro...hes been on about a desktop..thanks!
Gambini3 h, 32 m ago

I've heard spank the monkey and slap the bishop, but choke on my apple is …I've heard spank the monkey and slap the bishop, but choke on my apple is a new one! ;-)


Some people take pampering their iPhone to extremes.
Looking forward to the iPhone 8LL Edition - Linda Lovelace.
PCPartPicker comes back at £587.86 using the cheapest parts available but more realistically around £600-£650 once you've gotten a case you like and a better motherboard. I would say this is a decent deal for a pre built machine although I would still buy an SSD for it.
rossysaurus3 h, 51 m ago

PCPartPicker comes back at £587.86 using the cheapest parts available but …PCPartPicker comes back at £587.86 using the cheapest parts available but more realistically around £600-£650 once you've gotten a case you like and a better motherboard. I would say this is a decent deal for a pre built machine although I would still buy an SSD for it.


Yeah, that seems about right.

I made a build using mostly the cheapest parts I could, but with an MSI motherboard and 1050Ti (as I assume MSI are using their own parts where they can) and the cheapest 80+ Bronze PSU, which happened to be a 400w XFX unit. It came to about £614 including an OS.

Honestly, at this end of the gaming PC market it's barely worth building your own PC purely from a price perspective. Having to buy a legit, ~£80-85 copy of Windows just kills all the savings you've made. The big OEMs are buying bulk licences direct from MS for way less than a consumer is ever going to be able to buy a single licence for, so they can make a profit and sell you a PC for largely the same cost you could have built it for.

As much as PC building can be fun, for the sake of ~£35 and for not having to deal with components from the cheaper end of the spectrum, I'd happily let MSI build my PC for me and have it delivered to my door, (mostly) ready to use.

Link to build: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…HHN
For those whom have money to burn...


ASUS ROG
USB 2.0 ports? Future proof then, oh wait it's not even present proof...
imagineS4 h, 43 m ago

For those whom have money to burn... ASUS ROG


Money to burn indeed...

A decent 1050Ti looks to be about £140-150 on Amazon, whereas a decent 3GB 1060 appears to be about £180-200, so you're paying £230 more for £30-60 more hardware!

With those kind of prices, you're definitely venturing into the territory of it being worth building it yourself; you'd save somewhere around £200.
Bigfootpete5 h, 8 m ago

USB 2.0 ports? Future proof then, oh wait it's not even present proof...


One look at the advert and you'll see that there is in fact loads of USB 3.0/3.1 ports, including a USB-C on top of the case! So not a bad rig at all and pretty future proof!
RE price versus DIY you also need to factor in the cost of a warrantied service. That's worth £50-£100 alone.

It's a decent solution for someone wanting off the shelf.
sion2224th Aug

I hate how they dont tell you which i5


It's an MSI Codex 3, which can be found here. Main limitation is the H110 chipset which means no overclocking, no NVMe, limited RAM upgrade options (only 2 DIMM slots) and just 4 USB 3.1 ports. The inclusion of a USB C port is nice though.

In other words, if you're buying this to use as is: fine. If you're buying this as a 'starter' system you later wish to upgrade maybe think twice.
Edited by: "djonesuk" 28th Aug 2017
people that's very decent deal, for those who are saying build yourself, show me that you can build with the case equally good with considerable difference in price. This is a very good deal and you can upgrade to 1070 later easily
djonesuk4 h, 17 m ago

It's an MSI Codex 3, which can be found here. Main limitation is the H110 …It's an MSI Codex 3, which can be found here. Main limitation is the H110 chipset which means no overclocking, no NVMe, limited RAM upgrade options (only 2 DIMM slots) and just 4 USB 3.1 ports. The inclusion of a USB C port is nice though.In other words, if you're buying this to use as is: fine. If you're buying this as a 'starter' system you later wish to upgrade maybe think twice.


for those who want decent gaming pc , it is very good, you can upgrade to 1070 later, not every one is interested in over clocking
Showing as 849.99 for me?
Back in stock at £649.99
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