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MSI Infinite S Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive & 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 Gaming Desktop PC - Black - £703.98 Delivered @ Very
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MSI Infinite S Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive & 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 Gaming Desktop PC - Black - £703.98 Delivered @ Very

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Posted 14th Apr

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I'm looking to replace a slow i3 desktop PC that's used for a bit of video editing and a lot of business work - spreadsheets etc.

If spending out, I'd like to get a better spec and came across this deal.

MSIInfinite S Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive & 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 Gaming Desktop PC - Black
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You would be better building your own, for the components in this machine it would be nearly half the price, if you don't want to build your own maybe check out @sarden84 he posts some good deals on pre-built systems this deal of his is a little bit more than this system but blows this out of the water
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 14th Apr
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You would be better building your own, for the components in this machine it would be nearly half the price, if you don't want to build your own maybe check out @sarden84 he posts some good deals on pre-built systems this deal of his is a little bit more than this system but blows this out of the water
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 14th Apr
For £840 or so you could potentially build a rx 5700 xt, ryzen 5 3600, 16gb ram pc with an 250gb SSD + 1tb HDD. Change the gpu to a rx 580 or rx 5500 xt 8gb and you could save £150-£200.. Still better than this pc in every way
Edited by: "Josh_millen" 14th Apr
I would have thought THIS would be a much better proposition for you. Cheaper and more appropriate based on your requirements
Not a good system at all. The cpu is about bare minimum for modern games and has no headroom for the future, it’s only got 6 core/threads and modern AAA games can often utilise 8-12 threads. 8gb RAM is also not recommended for modern games where you really want 16Gb. It also doesn’t state RAM speed or if single/dual channel. Then you have Very’s notoriously poor customer service as another negative.
Edited by: "stuellis" 14th Apr
stuellis14/04/2020 13:24

Not a good system at all. The cpu is about bare minimum for modern games …Not a good system at all. The cpu is about bare minimum for modern games and has no headroom for the future, it’s only got 6 core/threads and modern AAA games can often utilise 8-12 threads. 8gb RAM is also not recommended for modern games where you really want 16Gb. It also doesn’t state RAM speed or if single/dual channel. Then you have Very’s notoriously poor customer service as another negative.


A hex core is in no way the "bare minimum" for modern games, quad cores are still more than adequate for all titles if you're not attempting to run at really high resolutions or frame rates. Especially in systems at this price point where the GPUs are going to be the primary bottleneck on gaming performance.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 14th Apr
stuellis14/04/2020 13:24

Not a good system at all. The cpu is about bare minimum for modern games …Not a good system at all. The cpu is about bare minimum for modern games and has no headroom for the future, it’s only got 6 core/threads and modern AAA games can often utilise 8-12 threads. 8gb RAM is also not recommended for modern games where you really want 16Gb. It also doesn’t state RAM speed or if single/dual channel. Then you have Very’s notoriously poor customer service as another negative.


Read the OP's requirements.

Edit: I thought you were referring to my recommendation. Sorry if you are referring to the Very/Intel system.
Edited by: "ilepak" 14th Apr
ElGofre14/04/2020 14:00

A hex core is in no way the "bare minimum" for modern games, quad cores …A hex core is in no way the "bare minimum" for modern games, quad cores are still more than adequate for all titles if you're not attempting to run at really high resolutions or frame rates. Especially in systems at this price point where the GPUs are going to be the primary bottleneck on gaming performance.


I wouldn't run out to replace a quad core. But I wouldn't be looking to buy one just now.
CoeK14/04/2020 14:53

I wouldn't run out to replace a quad core. But I wouldn't be looking to …I wouldn't run out to replace a quad core. But I wouldn't be looking to buy one just now.


That's fine, but it's a very different position to hold than calling quad core CPUs the bare minimum for modern gaming, which is simply not true.
I'd be looking for more ram tbh. Depends what you do in excel and what other business stuff you use. If you use power query on a lot of data or power BI you will appreciate the extra ram. I was hitting 16GB regularly so got an upgrade to 32GB. 16GB is probably fine for casual business intelligence stuff though. Ie viewing rather than creating.
ElGofre14/04/2020 14:56

That's fine, but it's a very different position to hold than calling quad …That's fine, but it's a very different position to hold than calling quad core CPUs the bare minimum for modern gaming, which is simply not true.


Well it wasn't me that said it but being adequate for low resolution and frame rate doesn't sound that good either
CoeK14/04/2020 15:00

Well it wasn't me that said it but being adequate for low resolution and …Well it wasn't me that said it but being adequate for low resolution and frame rate doesn't sound that good either


I know you didn't, I was just saying that they're very different things. By " really high resolutions and frame rates" I didn't mean it was only suitable for the polar opposite, I was referring to 4K or 100+ fps. A quad core from the last few years is still more than enough for most 1440p and 1080p gaming, my 7th gen non-OC i7 and GTX 1070 have only just stopped being able to max out games at 1440p/60fps for example.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 14th Apr
ElGofre14/04/2020 15:06

I know you didn't, I was just saying that they're very different things. …I know you didn't, I was just saying that they're very different things. By " really high resolutions and frame rates" I didn't mean it was only suitable for the polar opposite, I was referring to 4K or 100+ fps. A quad core from the last few years is still more than enough for most 1440p and 1080p gaming, my 7th gen non-OC i7 and GTX 1070 have only just stopped being able to max out games at 1440p/60fps for example.



Your 7th gen i7 while a quad core has 8 threads and that makes a significant difference, notice I mentioned threads in my prior post. You say your cpu has only just stopped being able to hit 60fps, 4 core/thread CPU’s have seen this problem for several years. Your i7 will be similar performance to this hex core i5. Would you buy a cpu that can only just hold 60fps today with no headroom for the future when there are better options for similar budget such as an R5 3600 with 6 cores and 12 threads. Hex core/thread is the bare minimum for anyone wanting to play the latest AAA games at reasonable FPS.
stuellis14/04/2020 17:31

Your 7th gen i7 while a quad core has 8 threads and that makes a …Your 7th gen i7 while a quad core has 8 threads and that makes a significant difference, notice I mentioned threads in my prior post. You say your cpu has only just stopped being able to hit 60fps, 4 core/thread CPU’s have seen this problem for several years. Your i7 will be similar performance to this hex core i5. Would you buy a cpu that can only just hold 60fps today with no headroom for the future when there are better options for similar budget such as an R5 3600 with 6 cores and 12 threads. Hex core/thread is the bare minimum for anyone wanting to play the latest AAA games at reasonable FPS.


I upgraded my system for a 8600 (six core, all core boost always on at 4.1ghz ram at 2666 due to h310 mobo) to my current Ryzen 3900x (12 core/24T all core overclock 4.2ghz ram at 3200) with a 2070s and I’ll tell you how much difference I have noticed in gaming. Rhymes with cluck and ball.
KarlReading19/04/2020 19:26

I upgraded my system for a 8600 (six core, all core boost always on at …I upgraded my system for a 8600 (six core, all core boost always on at 4.1ghz ram at 2666 due to h310 mobo) to my current Ryzen 3900x (12 core/24T all core overclock 4.2ghz ram at 3200) with a 2070s and I’ll tell you how much difference I have noticed in gaming. Rhymes with cluck and ball.


What games? What resolution? What game settings? These are all factors why you might see little/no gain. Try playing a game like COD MW which will use 12 threads if available.
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