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PC SPECIALIST Tornado R5 AMD Ryzen 5 GTX 1060 Gaming PC - 1 TB HDD £699.99 @ Currys
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PC SPECIALIST Tornado R5 AMD Ryzen 5 GTX 1060 Gaming PC - 1 TB HDD £699.99 @ Currys

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Posted 27th Nov 2018
I was looking for a gaming pc for my son and found this one at Currys reduced from £799.
Could anyone advise me if it's worth the money and if it's any good for playing Rainbow Six Seige on.

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU

- Immersive graphics thanks to the NVIDIA GTX 1060

- Designed for eSports so you can game for long periods of time

- LED lighting puts aesthetics and power in the forefront

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With a 3GB 1060, it'll run Rainbow Six Siege OK but won't offer much leeway if he'd want to play anything else. Not the most future proof of systems.

Parts work out cheaper seperately (as expected), but it isn't terrible I guess. Not knowing what Motherboard, HDD RAM being used exactly is never a good sign, and a much faster SSD is recommended.
Edited by: "SpudUK" 27th Nov 2018
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With a 3GB 1060, it'll run Rainbow Six Siege OK but won't offer much leeway if he'd want to play anything else. Not the most future proof of systems.

Parts work out cheaper seperately (as expected), but it isn't terrible I guess. Not knowing what Motherboard, HDD RAM being used exactly is never a good sign, and a much faster SSD is recommended.
Edited by: "SpudUK" 27th Nov 2018
For what you get it's not terrible. Agree on the parts details but dipping a toe into pc gaming instead of console it's a good enough block to build from I think. Could always watch a few videos online and mini bonding session building it together if you felt happy going that way
SpudUK27/11/2018 18:06

With a 3GB 1060, it'll run Rainbow Six Siege OK but won't offer much …With a 3GB 1060, it'll run Rainbow Six Siege OK but won't offer much leeway if he'd want to play anything else. Not the most future proof of systems.Parts work out cheaper seperately (as expected), but it isn't terrible I guess. Not knowing what Motherboard, HDD RAM being used exactly is never a good sign, and a much faster SSD is recommended.


Would like to try switching to PC, what would you recommend best price for performance? Or what should I be aiming for?
I remember getting my first "gaming" PC from Currys many years ago. They cut costs on the power supply and motherboard - and tend to use older generations which can really cause a lot of problems if you want to upgrade in the future to better components.

It could be worth just heading over to uk.pcpartpicker.com/ and buying parts to build. Just to give you an idea, this PC is worth about £550 in parts (at retail cost). Building a PC could be a good bonding and learning experience for both of you, especially if this is a gift. People compare it to building lego.

It's not a problem to buy pre built PCs - sometimes you can get fantastic value where it costs near to or less than the individual parts. Unfortunately this is not one of them so a cold from me. Typically these deals come around on computer centric sites such as scan, overclockers, novatech etc..
only a week ago you could have got a pre built with
vega 56
ryzen 5 2600
2 tb hard drive and
16gb memory for £750
add a cheapo ssd for £30 and buy windows 10 for a £10 off ebay and you would have a pretty sweat pc for £790
IMO this would be a better buy

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with double the ram at 3000mhz and increased GPU video memory which more graphic intense games require nowadays, also with a SSD 240gb drive for faster boot/operation for the OS. You would need to add the OS and a HDD for storage but the core performance of the system is more future proof.

Edited by: "stevelee1" 27th Nov 2018
stevelee130 m ago

IMO this would be a better buy[Image] with double the ram at 3000mhz and …IMO this would be a better buy[Image] with double the ram at 3000mhz and increased GPU video memory which more graphic intense games require nowadays, also with a SSD 240gb drive for faster boot/operation for the OS. You would need to add the OS and a HDD for storage but the core performance of the system is more future proof.


That does look like a good deal thankyou.
stevelee127/11/2018 19:18

IMO this would be a better buy[Image] with double the ram at 3000mhz and …IMO this would be a better buy[Image] with double the ram at 3000mhz and increased GPU video memory which more graphic intense games require nowadays, also with a SSD 240gb drive for faster boot/operation for the OS. You would need to add the OS and a HDD for storage but the core performance of the system is more future proof.


Is there much difference between AMD and Intel in your opinion. My son seems to be under the impression that Intel is better.

Also is this system any better:-

amazon.co.uk/dp/…X9E

System: Intel Core i5-8400 Processor (6 Cores, 2.80GHz Base, 4.00GHz Turbo, 9MB Cache) | H310 Chipset Motherboard | 8GB DDR4 RAM | 120GB SATA-III SSD | 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDD

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB Graphics Card | 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D, 1x Displayport | 400W 80 Plus Rated Power Supply

Connectivity: 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 | 2x USB 2.0 | 1x PS/2 KB or Mouse Port | 1x RJ45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | 300Mbps 802.11n Wifi | 5.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Case & Cooling: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 | Red LED Lights | Rear Exhaust Fan

Warranty & Software: 2 Years Parts & 3 Years Labour | Lifetime Technical Support | Bullguard Internet Security 1 Year, 3 Devices | Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Daddio27/11/2018 19:57

Is there much difference between AMD and Intel in your opinion. My son …Is there much difference between AMD and Intel in your opinion. My son seems to be under the impression that Intel is better.Also is this system any better:-https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079YYRJD1/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i1y.BbENK3X9ESystem: Intel Core i5-8400 Processor (6 Cores, 2.80GHz Base, 4.00GHz Turbo, 9MB Cache) | H310 Chipset Motherboard | 8GB DDR4 RAM | 120GB SATA-III SSD | 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDDGraphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB Graphics Card | 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D, 1x Displayport | 400W 80 Plus Rated Power SupplyConnectivity: 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 | 2x USB 2.0 | 1x PS/2 KB or Mouse Port | 1x RJ45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | 300Mbps 802.11n Wifi | 5.1-Channel High Definition AudioCase & Cooling: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 | Red LED Lights | Rear Exhaust FanWarranty & Software: 2 Years Parts & 3 Years Labour | Lifetime Technical Support | Bullguard Internet Security 1 Year, 3 Devices | Windows 10 Home 64-bit


I would still stick with my suggestion:

techspot.com/rev…00/

AMD nowadays is also a much better proposition in terms of value/performance and productivity besides gaming.

also the 1050Ti is a much weaker GPU. There is less ram and a lower 400w wattage power supply.
stevelee127/11/2018 20:19

I would still stick with my …I would still stick with my suggestion:https://www.techspot.com/review/1627-core-i5-8400-vs-ryzen-5-2600/AMD nowadays is also a much better proposition in terms of value/performance and productivity besides gaming.also the 1050Ti is a much weaker GPU. There is less ram and a lower 400w wattage power supply.


Thankyou for that link, it answers my question. Also when we look on the website you recommend, AWD-IT, and put in the same specs it comes to more than it shows on your screenshot for some reason.
Do you have any tips on where to purchase Windows 10 for a decent price please.
Revolterz1 h, 37 m ago

only a week ago you could have got a pre built with vega 56 ryzen 5 …only a week ago you could have got a pre built with vega 56 ryzen 5 2600 2 tb hard drive and 16gb memory for £750add a cheapo ssd for £30 and buy windows 10 for a £10 off ebay and you would have a pretty sweat pc for £790


That sounds ideal, any links on where to purchase a cheap Delorean
I have always thought about getting a gamming pc . To play all the big total war games etc You know the kind of games on youtube where says top new 15 games coming to pc xbox one ps4 and the games i like the look of guess what only for pc. So looking for a gaming pc to handle those big war games and any new games . Every game id like to play is always release on pc
AndyWilmot3 h, 9 m ago

Would like to try switching to PC, what would you recommend best price for …Would like to try switching to PC, what would you recommend best price for performance? Or what should I be aiming for?


It comes down to what games you want to play and what budget your on. Also what performance you want in your desired games.
Daddio3 h, 0 m ago

Is there much difference between AMD and Intel in your opinion. My son …Is there much difference between AMD and Intel in your opinion. My son seems to be under the impression that Intel is better.Also is this system any better:-https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079YYRJD1/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i1y.BbENK3X9ESystem: Intel Core i5-8400 Processor (6 Cores, 2.80GHz Base, 4.00GHz Turbo, 9MB Cache) | H310 Chipset Motherboard | 8GB DDR4 RAM | 120GB SATA-III SSD | 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDDGraphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB Graphics Card | 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D, 1x Displayport | 400W 80 Plus Rated Power SupplyConnectivity: 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 | 2x USB 2.0 | 1x PS/2 KB or Mouse Port | 1x RJ45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | 300Mbps 802.11n Wifi | 5.1-Channel High Definition AudioCase & Cooling: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 | Red LED Lights | Rear Exhaust FanWarranty & Software: 2 Years Parts & 3 Years Labour | Lifetime Technical Support | Bullguard Internet Security 1 Year, 3 Devices | Windows 10 Home 64-bit


AMD is absolutely the best choice for a budget orientated rig these days.


The Ryzen 2600 or 2600X are going to last for quite some time, and besides, unless you're buying a 1080Ti or a 2080Ti/2080 - you will be GPU bound in almost all scenarios, therefor picking a more expensive CPU (8700K/9900K as an example) would be a waste of money.

Ryzen 2600 or X is the absolute only choice here imo.

Feel free to reply/pm if you need anymore help.
Daddio4 h, 2 m ago

Thankyou for that link, it answers my question. Also when we look on the …Thankyou for that link, it answers my question. Also when we look on the website you recommend, AWD-IT, and put in the same specs it comes to more than it shows on your screenshot for some reason.Do you have any tips on where to purchase Windows 10 for a decent price please.


Use this link then change accordingly.


awd-it.co.uk/awd-fortnite-2300x-quad-core-4.0ghz-rx-570-4gb-desktop-gaming-pc.html?wgu=13527_116019_15433655458559_0269b9ffd2&wgexpiry=1551141545&source=webgains&siteid=116019

Ebay regularly sell win 10 licences cheaply I've heard.

Good luck!
Edited by: "stevelee1" 28th Nov 2018
AndyWilmot6 h, 16 m ago

Would like to try switching to PC, what would you recommend best price for …Would like to try switching to PC, what would you recommend best price for performance? Or what should I be aiming for?


PC gaming has an element that console gaming would simply not have, and that's performance on higher performing monitors. 144HZ (so up to 144 FPS on screen) is night and day above 60HZ (which is 60 fps and the limit for most TVs & consoles) to the point where you won't know what you did without it.

It's an investment, but certainly worth it.
Sorry for posting in your post, but my son is looking for a gaming pc for Christmas. He’s only 11 and wants to play Fortnite, ROBLOX and quite a few steam games. He wants to stream and use office software. I’ve got about £450 maximum budget, what’s the best options for me? And kind of future proof?! Thanks for any help
gpb29th Nov

Sorry for posting in your post, but my son is looking for a gaming pc for …Sorry for posting in your post, but my son is looking for a gaming pc for Christmas. He’s only 11 and wants to play Fortnite, ROBLOX and quite a few steam games. He wants to stream and use office software. I’ve got about £450 maximum budget, what’s the best options for me? And kind of future proof?! Thanks for any help


im in exactly the same position, my youngest son has xbox one & he has wanted a gaming pc for a while unfortunately im on my own & money is limited. Dont want to waste money buying something that is not going to do what he wants it to...I do kno a bit about computers but havent got the time to build one myself...Hoping i find a bargain b4 xmas...
gpb29th Nov

Sorry for posting in your post, but my son is looking for a gaming pc for …Sorry for posting in your post, but my son is looking for a gaming pc for Christmas. He’s only 11 and wants to play Fortnite, ROBLOX and quite a few steam games. He wants to stream and use office software. I’ve got about £450 maximum budget, what’s the best options for me? And kind of future proof?! Thanks for any help


You're better off buying an Xbox one X and a 4k tv with that budget. If the £450 includes a monitor as well. That's a pretty tight budget.
I’ve bought a liquid cooled i5 3570k, an AsRock extreme 4 motherboard, 16gb of RAM, Nvidia 780ti graphics card, bronze rated 550w power supply, 1 tb hardrive, LED lit zoostorm gaming case, USB 3 support. A 21 inch HDMI monitor with mouse and keyboard

It’s costing about £500 for that

He’s already got a PS4 but would like a gaming pc
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