OCUK GAMING ABSOLUTE OVERCLOCKED GAMING PC - INTEL CORE I5 7600K @ 4.5GHZ, GEFORCE GTX 1070 £999 - Overclockers
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OCUK GAMING ABSOLUTE OVERCLOCKED GAMING PC - INTEL CORE I5 7600K @ 4.5GHZ, GEFORCE GTX 1070 £999 - Overclockers

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Found 7th Sep 2017
Intel Core i5 7600K Quad Core Overclocked to 4.5GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics, 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, Samsung Solid State Drive, Seagate Hard Drive, Windows 10 64 Bit,

Ive alsways been wary of pre built pc's but this seems like a good deal, can't buy components individually for less.
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lump1 h, 1 m ago

Worth mentioning this comes with a 3 year warranty too.


As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.

Drawbacks for this prebuild are:

Older Z170 Chipset Motherboard
Unknown SSD make/model
Unknown PSU make/model/wattage
Unknown RAM make/model
Ugly case (subjective, I know)
Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocks

If you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.

If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.

You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it.

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…VVY
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)
Total: £957.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100

Advantages over the pre-build are:

Newer Z270 chipset motherboard
Quieter and higher clocked GPU
If something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to Staffordshire

But what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price?

It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…yhq
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC)
Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)
Total: £1004.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100

Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:

13% more powerful CPU
31914153-TbzuT.jpg21% more powerful GPU
Faster RAM

You're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.

If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.
Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Sep 2017
dozstanford28 m ago

£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was fo …£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was found laying around, if you buy this, all I'm gonna say is, good luck to you and make sure to check your smoke alarm batteries often.

Carefully rounded down prices I see. Also Kolink make decent PSUs. And where have you considered the RAM, motherboard, case, SSD, hard drive, etc...

Not a bad deal, but don't get on your high horse because you haven't heard of something
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dozstanford28 m ago

£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was fo …£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was found laying around, if you buy this, all I'm gonna say is, good luck to you and make sure to check your smoke alarm batteries often.

Carefully rounded down prices I see. Also Kolink make decent PSUs. And where have you considered the RAM, motherboard, case, SSD, hard drive, etc...

Not a bad deal, but don't get on your high horse because you haven't heard of something
dozstanford46 m ago

£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was fo …£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was found laying around, if you buy this, all I'm gonna say is, good luck to you and make sure to check your smoke alarm batteries often.


these prebuilders can never help themselves from cheaping out on the psu. never even heard of the brand.
Edited by: "plath" 7th Sep 2017
dozstanford1 h, 34 m ago

£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was fo …£200 CPU£300 GPUand a PSU made with a budget of £5 from what ever was found laying around, if you buy this, all I'm gonna say is, good luck to you and make sure to check your smoke alarm batteries often.


Then you'll go bald trying to arrange an RMA when it all goes wrong, wouldn't touch OcUK, no matter the price.

EDIT

Haven't voted either way.
Edited by: "M.B.L." 7th Sep 2017
im sure you can change the psu before ordering
dozstanford51 m ago

I didn't say anything about ram, motherboard, case, etc. My point was the …I didn't say anything about ram, motherboard, case, etc. My point was the core system is made of expensive parts and it's been coupled with a PoS PSU, and yes I have heard of Kolink and no Kolink do not make "decent PSU's"

jonnyguru.com/mod…521

Not the same model but this seems pretty decent.
I built the exact same config for £876 few months back. I didn't buy all the components in one day. It took me a month as I was waiting for a deal on parts. My case is better than this one. It was corsair 330r titanium
Worth mentioning this comes with a 3 year warranty too.
Excellent price for what it is.
lump1 h, 1 m ago

Worth mentioning this comes with a 3 year warranty too.


As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.

Drawbacks for this prebuild are:

Older Z170 Chipset Motherboard
Unknown SSD make/model
Unknown PSU make/model/wattage
Unknown RAM make/model
Ugly case (subjective, I know)
Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocks

If you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.

If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.

You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it.

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…VVY
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)
Total: £957.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100

Advantages over the pre-build are:

Newer Z270 chipset motherboard
Quieter and higher clocked GPU
If something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to Staffordshire

But what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price?

It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…yhq
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC)
Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)
Total: £1004.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100

Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:

13% more powerful CPU
31914153-TbzuT.jpg21% more powerful GPU
Faster RAM

You're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.

If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.
Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Sep 2017
Just done a quick check, if I haven't missed out anything...

You can probably buy all of this for like £900?
KoLink do make decent PSUs in the higher price range (they have been reviewed well by the likes of JonnyGuru). However this is a "core" version. Not to single KoLink out, many quality brands sell similar low-end PSUs. They are made to a price point. The reliability and performance generally reflects that.

PCs these days tend to be kept for 5-10 years. A high-end platinum rated PSU will return its extra cost in electricity savings over that lifetime. More importantly it will live that long and most have a 7-10 year warranty backing this up.
Edited by: "awastedyouth" 7th Sep 2017
SorJai23 m ago

Just done a quick check, if I haven't missed out anything...You can …Just done a quick check, if I haven't missed out anything...You can probably buy all of this for like £900?


So this is a good deal then, as you are bound to have missed something, and this is ready to go.
ezzer7210 m ago

So this is a good deal then, as you are bound to have missed something, …So this is a good deal then, as you are bound to have missed something, and this is ready to go.


Yeah prob lol. Go for it
ollie8745 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.


Hmm, very useful

What if users want to keep CPU as Intel?


Edit: My bad! I just missed the middle part of your build ^^ (thought it was just a reference of the deal's build)
Edited by: "xsor" 7th Sep 2017
Fair warning, the 7600K is a 4 core, 4 thread CPU and Intel are succeeding it now with the 8600K which has 6 cores, due out 5th October. 50% more cores, same price, so unless you need this now then I'd hang on.
@ollie87 nice post very clear and useful to me
Mediocre prices for poor value components. Cold.
ollie871 h, 34 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.


Ace post, thank you and wishing you a mighty fine day
ollie871 h, 39 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.


very thorough response, thanks for taking the time to help others out
List of the components

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Not a fan of pre-made gaming PC's as the prices are always ridiculous compared to building it yourself.

I do understand however that building a PC isn't for everyone, regardless of whether or not there are helpful people like ollie87 around.

The only advantages with a PC like this is that you get warranty on the system rather than the individual parts, and you get the expertise of 'qualified system builders' (lol).
CHAOSEN36 m ago

the expertise of 'qualified system builders' (lol).


Qualified system chucker-together-ers.

Honestly, I've seen some really awful prebuilds over the years. I could do better when I was 12.
ollie8718 m ago

Qualified system chucker-together-ers.Honestly, I've seen some really …Qualified system chucker-together-ers.Honestly, I've seen some really awful prebuilds over the years. I could do better when I was 12.

You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I have become increasingly aware of since I went freelance is doing things yourself isn't free, the time you use on any task has value. And that's a big part in why people buy prebuilt systems because the time they would have to set aside can be used in a way they find more productive. I usually build my own but my current setup is largely built around a barebones system from Novatech so I just had to put in my existing windows Hard Drive and I was good to go as the few hours I would have used to build it could be used on work earning me more money so I could spend a bit more on components
ollie872 h, 30 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.


Thank you. I am very close to biting and either buying a prebuild or just going for it and building my own. Your post has given me a lot to think about and I may take you up on the offer of help in the future. Cheers.
simonwakefield133 m ago

You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I …You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I have become increasingly aware of since I went freelance is doing things yourself isn't free, the time you use on any task has value. And that's a big part in why people buy prebuilt systems because the time they would have to set aside can be used in a way they find more productive. I usually build my own but my current setup is largely built around a barebones system from Novatech so I just had to put in my existing windows Hard Drive and I was good to go as the few hours I would have used to build it could be used on work earning me more money so I could spend a bit more on components


For me PC gaming is a hobby, not a chore, and the time spent tinkering is way more enjoyable than being at work.

Do what you enjoy.
Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Sep 2017
I'd be wary of OCUK. I've received a second hand PSU from them, when advertised as new. So I wouldn't be surprised if they used refurbished parts in these builds. That and the new 6 core i5's are due to be released in a few months.. it might be worth waiting for that. In addition.. the customer service from them is awful.

Also.. self promotion much -> points at OP. New account.
Edited by: "Hinch87" 7th Sep 2017
simonwakefield14 h, 41 m ago

You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I …You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I have become increasingly aware of since I went freelance is doing things yourself isn't free, the time you use on any task has value. And that's a big part in why people buy prebuilt systems because the time they would have to set aside can be used in a way they find more productive. I usually build my own but my current setup is largely built around a barebones system from Novatech so I just had to put in my existing windows Hard Drive and I was good to go as the few hours I would have used to build it could be used on work earning me more money so I could spend a bit more on components



That is a very fair point.
However if the machine is to make you money on. Buy prebuilt and a next day RMA warranty to keep you earning. Anyone needing this level of gaming rig realistically should be prepared to earn the performance in learning how to get the rig together. Otherwise when the next GPU comes they won't know if it fits or how to put it in.
simonwakefield15 h, 39 m ago

You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I …You do forget one cost in your lists though and that's time. Something I have become increasingly aware of since I went freelance is doing things yourself isn't free, the time you use on any task has value. And that's a big part in why people buy prebuilt systems because the time they would have to set aside can be used in a way they find more productive. I usually build my own but my current setup is largely built around a barebones system from Novatech so I just had to put in my existing windows Hard Drive and I was good to go as the few hours I would have used to build it could be used on work earning me more money so I could spend a bit more on components


If you build it yourself you are being paid, paid with knowledge gained and experience. I think that's a fair trade off as PC building is one of the few things you can actually still do in the home as a beginner these days. Then theres the opening of many boxes and touching of shiny new things, Christmas morning any day of the year you choose
ollie879 h, 43 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.


Nice, friendly HUKDer! I think half the fun is building the PC and finding good deals. Then i start it up and run age of empires 2 HD mostly, don't worry I play newer games too such as skyrim, gotta make use of the inevestment!
"Unknown PSU and RAM." You've never heard of EVGA and G Skill?
Edited by: "sazza6969" 7th Sep 2017
I have built PC s myself before and other than the grease to make better electrical contact, I commend the hard work and very informative post by Ollie87 with links and list of parts to build it yourself. I agree it is much like Lego and very satisfying when it works.

Over the years my PCs, including well known makes
have bricked by psu, s failing or by MS updates.
Every year the price of parts falls and or get faster/better.

I have come to the conclusion it is better value to buy reconditioned/second hand and just up grade some parts.
Shengis4 h, 46 m ago

If you build it yourself you are being paid, paid with knowledge gained …If you build it yourself you are being paid, paid with knowledge gained and experience. I think that's a fair trade off as PC building is one of the few things you can actually still do in the home as a beginner these days. Then theres the opening of many boxes and touching of shiny new things, Christmas morning any day of the year you choose


Agreed and its just as fun when you actually work in IT as this is pretty much all you do (in my job role).
ollie8714 h, 29 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy.....etc



Excellent post there ollie - great price for a 1080 with a ryzen 5 1500x - I'll have to give you a message when i've saved up enough to build another pc to make sure i've got some decent specs ! I really enjoy building pc's and love the tinkering - it's not for everyone but you know you've got some quality inside when you hand pick what you want.
ollie8723 h, 49 m ago

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.

Doesn't the 1500x already come with a cooler meaning you can deduct the price of a separate cooler?
nickcopp123 m ago

Doesn't the 1500x already come with a cooler meaning you can deduct the …Doesn't the 1500x already come with a cooler meaning you can deduct the price of a separate cooler?


It does come with one, however if you want to overclock harder you'll need something better.

If you don't want to overclock you'll be fine with the stock cooler.
ollie875 m ago

It does come with one, however if you want to overclock harder you'll need …It does come with one, however if you want to overclock harder you'll need something better.If you don't want to overclock you'll be fine with the stock cooler.


I'd dump the Hyper 212, and spend the extra on the R5 1600, using the stock cooler. I've left the last few systems built with it, and OC'd then to between 3.8-3.9GHz with a 1.225 volts, so the heat generation is tiny, none getting over 70c, and that was with a gentle fan speed.

Extra 2 cores/4 threads means the system will last much longer as a base, with changes of bottle necking the CPU becoming much less likely if you change the graphics card in the future.
Uncommon.Sense9 m ago

I'd dump the Hyper 212, and spend the extra on the R5 1600, using the …I'd dump the Hyper 212, and spend the extra on the R5 1600, using the stock cooler. I've left the last few systems built with it, and OC'd then to between 3.8-3.9GHz with a 1.225 volts, so the heat generation is tiny, none getting over 70c, and that was with a gentle fan speed. Extra 2 cores/4 threads means the system will last much longer as a base, with changes of bottle necking the CPU becoming much less likely if you change the graphics card in the future.


Yeah that's an option too, that's the thing about PC Gaming, you have huge options.

If you buy a pre-built you have basically no options and are paying extra to not get what you want.
How is windows 10 pro N so cheap
ollie877th Sep

As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks …As does pretty much any PC part you buy. Nothing special really.Drawbacks for this prebuild are:Older Z170 Chipset MotherboardUnknown SSD make/modelUnknown PSU make/model/wattageUnknown RAM make/modelUgly case (subjective, I know)Blower style GPU, which will be loud and have lower clocksIf you are willing to build it yourself I'll help you for free over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc. It's actually much easier than you'd imagine, if you've ever built IKEA furniture or a LEGO set you'll be fine.If you don't want to build your own stop reading here.You can do it slightly better yourself for around the same price if you're willing to build it. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVYPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/sGwVVY/by_merchant/CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£93.91 @ Box Limited) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£369.48 @ Ebuyer) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £957.00Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:40 BST+0100Advantages over the pre-build are:Newer Z270 chipset motherboardQuieter and higher clocked GPUIf something is faulty you don't have to arse about sending the entire system back to StaffordshireBut what if we want to beat the power of this system for around this price? It can be done, through the magic of building it yourself:PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhqPrice breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NfCyhq/by_merchant/CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.49 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.32 @ Novatech) Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£67.50 @ Aria PC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£76.92 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card (£489.97 @ Amazon UK) Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.40 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.89 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Pro N (£23.00)Total: £1004.27Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 09:59 BST+0100Yes it's slight more expensive by £5.27 but:13% more powerful CPU[Image] 21% more powerful GPU[Image] Faster RAMYou're getting at least 21% better gaming performance for only 0.5% more cost.If you have any questions please PM me, I will help you as much as I can.



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