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Found 30th Jan
This Computer has £890 worth of hardware for a discounted £780 price.

£112.86 Saving uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/

Specification

Case
GAME MAX FALCON BLACK GAMING CASE (RGB LED)
Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i3 Quad Core Processor i3-8100 (3.60GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME Z370-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs

Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 4GB)

Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!

1st Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 3.5" SSHD - UP TO 5X FASTER THAN HDD!

Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY

Processor Cooling
Super Quiet Titan DragonFly Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

LED Lighting
50cm Red LED Strip

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)

USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
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It’s an i3 cpu and a 450w power supply this is not worth anywhere near that this is just paying for a gpu and ram at current bundle prices terrible deal that is gonna struggle now never mind in 6 months
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Just gonna wrap up cos this is gonna get cold terrible spec for this price
Original Poster
Danc7115 m ago

Just gonna wrap up cos this is gonna get cold terrible spec for this price

The newest series quad core processor and a GTX 1060 (bear in mind how much GPUs have shot up in price) I think not!
uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ - This is the cost if you were to build It yourself.
Edited by: "jack.millward" 30th Jan
jack.millward3 m ago

The newest series quad core processor and a GTX 1060 (bear in mind how …The newest series quad core processor and a GTX 1060 (bear in mind how much GPUs have shot up in price) I think not! uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ - This is the cost if you were to build It yourself.


"you think"

I think yes.
not sure whether it is good value and im sure someone will be around to give a definitive answer but take off the software and save another £90
Original Poster
samirahman37 m ago

"you think"I think yes.



It’s an i3 cpu and a 450w power supply this is not worth anywhere near that this is just paying for a gpu and ram at current bundle prices terrible deal that is gonna struggle now never mind in 6 months
It's priced reasonably in the context of the current market, but the problem is that the current market is insane. Even taking that into account, you could build a Ryzen 1600 machine with similar other specs for the same money and be far better off.
Would never pay this price to end up with a 1060 card. I don't care how much they've gone up
Probably OK in current climate, though I would still say the smart thing is to wait it out as inevitably when the mining bubble finally bursts or if Nvidia/AMD finally do the decent thing and mandate maximum selling prices for their GPUs (or neuter their mining capability) prices will fall.

"This Computer has £890 worth of hardware for a discounted £780 price." - problem is even if it is the advertised £890 worth it just doesn't go very far in speccing out a new PC with RAM and GPU prices through the roof!

Smart thing is if you absolutely have to get a PC e.g. for work buy a cheap business/office system with just the bare min spec you need and no GPU and get a console for gaming, the PS4 Pro and especiall Xbox One X are very competitive with mid range gaming systems and a ton cheaper, not ideal perhaps but smartest thing to do to avoid getting ripped off....
Edited by: "ST3123" 30th Jan
Built for this review
Funny... I saw a video a few days back showing that buying prebuilt machines could curtail the recent gpu costs. I guess this company has other ideas. Cold.
Edited by: "imdurc" 30th Jan
Wait 2 months for AMD refresh, and budget Intel Coffee Lake motherboards.

It won't solve the GPU or RAM price issues, but it'll make the i5 8400 a sensible budget build and will depress Ryzen prices.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 30th Jan
Danc7111 h, 6 m ago

It’s an i3 cpu and a 450w power supply this is not worth anywhere near t …It’s an i3 cpu and a 450w power supply this is not worth anywhere near that this is just paying for a gpu and ram at current bundle prices terrible deal that is gonna struggle now never mind in 6 months


i3 now quad core 3.6ghz, bigger psu not needed with this rig and a few nice extras thrown in sshd, heatpipe cooler, led lighting, windows 10 genuine, 3 year warranty all bumps the price up. This doesn't deserve to go stone cold imo
Original Poster
gazdoubleu5 m ago

i3 now quad core 3.6ghz, bigger psu not needed with this rig and a few …i3 now quad core 3.6ghz, bigger psu not needed with this rig and a few nice extras thrown in sshd, heatpipe cooler, led lighting, windows 10 genuine, 3 year warranty all bumps the price up. This doesn't deserve to go stone cold imo


Thank you! someone who knows there stuff!
Considering you can get a gaming laptop with a 1060 graphics card for a little bit more, this just does not seem a good deal for a PC.

Perhaps at £699 it would be hot and nearly £100 more then I could build a better PC for the same money.

The only thing that would remain based on this offer is the graphics card, I'd replace every other part with something better for the same price.
If you can do without the corsair Ram you can get similar for cheaper here overclockers.co.uk/ocu…htm
In the current climate, this is a very decent price. I’d struggle to build from scratch and match this. May have to accept this is the new normal.

Not sure what this issue is with the 450w supply. It’s of a good quality, and the whole system won’t draw much more than 200w at load.
ST31237 h, 6 m ago

Probably OK in current climate, though I would still say the smart thing …Probably OK in current climate, though I would still say the smart thing is to wait it out as inevitably when the mining bubble finally bursts or if Nvidia/AMD finally do the decent thing and mandate maximum selling prices for their GPUs (or neuter their mining capability) prices will fall. "This Computer has £890 worth of hardware for a discounted £780 price." - problem is even if it is the advertised £890 worth it just doesn't go very far in speccing out a new PC with RAM and GPU prices through the roof!Smart thing is if you absolutely have to get a PC e.g. for work buy a cheap business/office system with just the bare min spec you need and no GPU and get a console for gaming, the PS4 Pro and especiall Xbox One X are very competitive with mid range gaming systems and a ton cheaper, not ideal perhaps but smartest thing to do to avoid getting ripped off....


Don’t think it will burst really. There will always be a coin or token that a GPU can mine. And seeing as the various blockchains need this compute there will always be a demand for it. This is my opinion of course buy GPU mining has more staying power.
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PC Specialist wanted £90 including return postage plus the part (£19) to fix the fan on my £900 laptop I bought with them that was just out of warranty. I bought a fan on EBay for £6.50 and fitted it myself. Issue resolved.
ST312330th Jan

Probably OK in current climate, though I would still say the smart thing …Probably OK in current climate, though I would still say the smart thing is to wait it out as inevitably when the mining bubble finally bursts or if Nvidia/AMD finally do the decent thing and mandate maximum selling prices for their GPUs (or neuter their mining capability) prices will fall. "This Computer has £890 worth of hardware for a discounted £780 price." - problem is even if it is the advertised £890 worth it just doesn't go very far in speccing out a new PC with RAM and GPU prices through the roof!Smart thing is if you absolutely have to get a PC e.g. for work buy a cheap business/office system with just the bare min spec you need and no GPU and get a console for gaming, the PS4 Pro and especiall Xbox One X are very competitive with mid range gaming systems and a ton cheaper, not ideal perhaps but smartest thing to do to avoid getting ripped off....


What do you think of this build? hotukdeals.com/dea…520 Am I better to hold off for now?
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