Prebuilt Gaming PC AMD FX-8300, GTX 1060 3GB, 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz, 1TB HDD, No OS - £499.94 @ AWD-IT
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Prebuilt Gaming PC AMD FX-8300, GTX 1060 3GB, 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz, 1TB HDD, No OS - £499.94 @ AWD-IT

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Found 15th JanEdited by:"bjrosl"
Most pre-builds are a rip-off, but some insist on getting them. I think this is OK for the price. Seems to come with a good 3 year warranty. The CPU is tier 2. The GPU is a good one for the price. No OS is not really a huge problem as you can legally download a copy of windows 10 and buy a license off ebay for around £5-10. I always tell people to reinstall windows anyway to remove the pre-installed bloatware. Some of the parts seem ok for the price, like the evga PSU.

- Case: Game Max Titan RGB
- Power Supply: EVGA 500W Bronze
- CPU: AMD FX-8300 to 4.0GHz
- Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 HDMI Motherboard
- Cooler: AMD Copper Cooler
- RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - Options Available to Upgrade
- Hard Drive: 1TB Hard Drive
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB
- Sound: Realtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Delivery times are typically 5-7 working days on Gaming PC systems.

Our extensive 3 Year warranty includes labour cover, fault finding and repair/upgrade over a 3 year parts cover period with return costs covered for the initial 6 Months of product ownership of your PC or Component bundle, whether required for fixing faults or even installing future upgrades!

This means that even if a fault develops after your 3 year parts cover period has expired, our engineers will still try and fix it for you, or at least, diagnose the cause and advise you of required component upgrades.

You can then take advantage of our low component prices and have our expert technicians perform the upgrade for you.

Also unique to ADMI and included in our warranty is Remote Desktop Support which can effectively diagnose up to 90% of non-hardware issues, without the need of returning the item. (Your PC must have the ability to power on for this aspect to be used).

To give a comparison here is the same spec broken down into parts:

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…8RG
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: AMD - FX-8300 3.3GHz 8-Core Processor (£84.84 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£54.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£189.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£27.48 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.99 @ AWD-IT)

Total: £500.27

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-15 23:19 GMT+0000
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people just dont realise how much of a scam pre built stuff is.

this christmas, i built my childrens ipads from scratch and saved myself a bundle.
You'd be nuts to buy this IMO. Piledriver wasn't even good when it came out more than five years ago, let alone today. For only £50 or so more you could build a Ryzen system that will both outperform it handily in almost all common desktop tasks (especially gaming) and have huge potential for future upgrades, with two upcoming CPU lines due this year and next which will work in the same motherboard (whereas this is a dead socket, with RAM that can't be reused if you ever upgrade).

uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…rJV

Sure, it's not a pre-built, but assembling modern PC parts is trivial and there are plenty of guides that walk you through it step by step. But if you really don't want to do that, and gaming is your primary purpose, spend your money on an XboneX or a PS4 Pro instead of this thing.
Seriously weak cpu below minimum recommend for some recent AAA games. Obsolete cpu socket and DDR3 RAM so no upgrade path either. I would not recommend this.
Sorry but I think spending 500 quid on a PC that already needs upgrading to be a bad investment.
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people just dont realise how much of a scam pre built stuff is.

this christmas, i built my childrens ipads from scratch and saved myself a bundle.
Seriously weak cpu below minimum recommend for some recent AAA games. Obsolete cpu socket and DDR3 RAM so no upgrade path either. I would not recommend this.
glumglum3 m ago

people just dont realise how much of a scam pre built stuff is.this …people just dont realise how much of a scam pre built stuff is.this christmas, i built my childrens ipads from scratch and saved myself a bundle.


But not everyone has the skills to build their own.
Sorry but I think spending 500 quid on a PC that already needs upgrading to be a bad investment.
This should be literally -500

How on earth has it got any upvotes at all?

If anyone buys this, you've wasted your money.
thomasedenbrow3 m ago

Sorry but I think spending 500 quid on a PC that already needs upgrading …Sorry but I think spending 500 quid on a PC that already needs upgrading to be a bad investment.


What needs upgrading?
AMD FX trash destroys the whole build and any value it could have had. I can't believe these abominations are still being used in new systems.
rev63 m ago

What needs upgrading?



Well the cpu is from 2012 and wasn't high end when new, its basically obsolete.
rev65 m ago

What needs upgrading?


The CPU and motherboard are useless.

Then if you want to use 'newer' generation stuff you'd need DDR4 which means the ram is also useless.
stuellis4 m ago

Well the cpu is from 2012 and wasn't high end when new, its basically …Well the cpu is from 2012 and wasn't high end when new, its basically obsolete.


My CPU is about that old and does perfectly fine. Really depends what you but at the time.
ritchiedrama15th Jan

The CPU and motherboard are useless.Then if you want to use 'newer' …The CPU and motherboard are useless.Then if you want to use 'newer' generation stuff you'd need DDR4 which means the ram is also useless.


What CPU is it?
rev64 m ago

What CPU is it?


? It states in the title, lol AMD FX-8300
The CPU is fine. The combo actually produces decent fps for a lot of new games. Do people here realise that? That the GPU makes the most difference? I know hukd is obsessed with integrated graphics+ssd+1080p, like it's the holy grail of computing, but believe it or not, a good GPU can make a lot of difference!
bjrosl1 m ago

The CPU is fine. The combo actually produces decent fps for a lot of new …The CPU is fine. The combo actually produces decent fps for a lot of new games. Do people here realise that? That the GPU makes the most difference? I know hukd is obsessed with integrated graphics+ssd+1080p, like it's the holy grail of computing, but believe it or not, a good GPU can make a lot of difference!


No, the CPU is not fine.

It is 2018. It was never fine anyway, but even more so now.
£500 is a lot of money for this. I'm an AMD fan and although not bad spec for a gaming pc, the money would be better spent on something newer
donaldduck233 m ago

But not everyone has the skills to build their own.


Land, bricks and mortar cost x amount. House prices are say, x^2, yet we all buy our homes pre built? It's just slapping cement onto bricks in fancy patterns you can learn how easily on YouTube!! What a scam!!!!
imak4 m ago

£500 is a lot of money for this. I'm an AMD fan and although not bad spec …£500 is a lot of money for this. I'm an AMD fan and although not bad spec for a gaming pc, the money would be better spent on something newer


Like what? Show me a better pre-built gaming PC for the same price.
ritchiedrama12 m ago

No, the CPU is not fine. It is 2018. It was never fine anyway, but even …No, the CPU is not fine. It is 2018. It was never fine anyway, but even more so now.


Right, that's why the i5-3550 outperforms every a Celeron J4005, because 2018! Fine depends on the price.
donaldduck254 m ago

But not everyone has the skills to build their own.


Or time, or necessity.
itsmattyjayy23 m ago

Land, bricks and mortar cost x amount. House prices are say, x^2, yet we …Land, bricks and mortar cost x amount. House prices are say, x^2, yet we all buy our homes pre built? It's just slapping cement onto bricks in fancy patterns you can learn how easily on YouTube!! What a scam!!!!



I can make a sandwich and a coffee at home, but yet, I buy high street sandwiches and coffee. What a scam! lul.
Edited by: "BlackwellTV" 15th Jan
ritchiedrama44 m ago

? It states in the title, lol AMD FX-8300


Ah ok.i guess I'm confused
bjrosl42 m ago

The CPU is fine. The combo actually produces decent fps for a lot of new …The CPU is fine. The combo actually produces decent fps for a lot of new games. Do people here realise that? That the GPU makes the most difference? I know hukd is obsessed with integrated graphics+ssd+1080p, like it's the holy grail of computing, but believe it or not, a good GPU can make a lot of difference!


The CPU is more comparable to i3s. You need a balance of the two, the GPU will let you get some nice visuals in there, but you won't be playing modern games at 60fps because of the CPU.
Matt40457 m ago

The CPU is more comparable to i3s. You need a balance of the two, the GPU …The CPU is more comparable to i3s. You need a balance of the two, the GPU will let you get some nice visuals in there, but you won't be playing modern games at 60fps because of the CPU.


Yes, ideally, but pre-builts are far from ideal. If you've found a better pre-built deal for the same price, link it.
bjrosl10 m ago

Yes, ideally, but pre-builts are far from ideal. If you've found a better …Yes, ideally, but pre-builts are far from ideal. If you've found a better pre-built deal for the same price, link it.


At this point it doesn't matter what's better, just because there isn't an alternative at £500 (there may be, I'm not looking though) -- doesn't mean this is good.
ritchiedrama26 m ago

At this point it doesn't matter what's better, just because there isn't an …At this point it doesn't matter what's better, just because there isn't an alternative at £500 (there may be, I'm not looking though) -- doesn't mean this is good.


I never said it was good, just OK, which it is. Maybe read the description next time.
£570 for thrown together Ryzen parts. Factor in £50 for build. You’re talking an extra 25% to get prebuilt and better. uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…tm8
bjrosl32 m ago

I never said it was good, just OK, which it is. Maybe read the …I never said it was good, just OK, which it is. Maybe read the description next time.


I meant it doesn't mean its a good deal, which it isn't.
You'd be nuts to buy this IMO. Piledriver wasn't even good when it came out more than five years ago, let alone today. For only £50 or so more you could build a Ryzen system that will both outperform it handily in almost all common desktop tasks (especially gaming) and have huge potential for future upgrades, with two upcoming CPU lines due this year and next which will work in the same motherboard (whereas this is a dead socket, with RAM that can't be reused if you ever upgrade).

uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…rJV

Sure, it's not a pre-built, but assembling modern PC parts is trivial and there are plenty of guides that walk you through it step by step. But if you really don't want to do that, and gaming is your primary purpose, spend your money on an XboneX or a PS4 Pro instead of this thing.
All old tech.... If that desperate ... look for a used system for much lower price tag
as above, to be honest the graphics card has taken president in this build, Id rather get an 8100 intel for £100 and scrimp on the gpu knowing that I could upgrade in the future.

just for thought

case and 450w cpu £20 @ amazon
cpu 8100 100 @ amazon
mobo z370 115 @ amazon
memory 8gb ddr4 70 @ amazon
ssd 90gb 33 @ amazon

that leaves you with 150 for a graphics card, i think the palit 1050ti is currently 130 @ amazon, I do question whether the cpu in the 20 pound case could handle it but in total we are at 468. I think we can come in well under this.
While the CPU and socket are undoubtedly outdated, this should do a fair job if outputting to a 60hz 1080p monitor is your aim.

That said, you can build better for cheaper and it will last you much longer
mikefs13 m ago

as above, to be honest the graphics card has taken president in this …as above, to be honest the graphics card has taken president in this build, Id rather get an 8100 intel for £100 and scrimp on the gpu knowing that I could upgrade in the future. just for thoughtcase and 450w cpu £20 @ amazoncpu 8100 100 @ amazonmobo z370 115 @ amazonmemory 8gb ddr4 70 @ amazonssd 90gb 33 @ amazonthat leaves you with 150 for a graphics card, i think the palit 1050ti is currently 130 @ amazon, I do question whether the cpu in the 20 pound case could handle it but in total we are at 468. I think we can come in well under this.

Wouldn't trust that PSU to not set the system on fire though lol
mikefs15 m ago

as above, to be honest the graphics card has taken president in this …as above, to be honest the graphics card has taken president in this build, Id rather get an 8100 intel for £100 and scrimp on the gpu knowing that I could upgrade in the future. just for thoughtcase and 450w cpu £20 @ amazoncpu 8100 100 @ amazonmobo z370 115 @ amazonmemory 8gb ddr4 70 @ amazonssd 90gb 33 @ amazonthat leaves you with 150 for a graphics card, i think the palit 1050ti is currently 130 @ amazon, I do question whether the cpu in the 20 pound case could handle it but in total we are at 468. I think we can come in well under this.


Which is a ridiculous philosophy. So, you prefer much worse gaming performance for a gaming PC now in the hope that you'll be able to upgrade for cheaper in 2 years time, when GPU prices fall?
donaldduck23 h, 59 m ago

But not everyone has the skills to build their own.



It's not hard to do. Follow one of many guides if not sure. Still not sure? Ask on here, and you'll get good advice! Just pay attention to detail, and double check everything before you try to power on for the first time. Building PCs is fun!
Yes the 8300 is outdated. Yes their our much better CPU's around. However, Some of you are making out like this CPU can't handle minecraft. I just recently slapped together a PC out of scraps. At the heart of the scrap PC is a FX 4130. Paired with 8GB 1333mhz RAM and a RX 470 (only none scrap part).

Can handle the likes of Doom, Fortnite, BF1, COD IW, PUBG at 1080p 60FPS with medium/high settings. With PUBG the only game that noticeable drips to low 50s at times. So if a FX 4130 can handle these games am sure the FX 8300 can also handle them.
Edited by: "ocelot20" 16th Jan
donaldduck28 h, 36 m ago

But not everyone has the skills to build their own.


Its really not a skill to go to youtube and type how to build a PC I have built my own or ones for family/friends for years and it really is a lot easier than you think
ocelot204 h, 15 m ago

Yes the 8300 is outdated. Yes their our much better CPU's around. However, …Yes the 8300 is outdated. Yes their our much better CPU's around. However, Some of you are making out like this CPU can't handle minecraft. I just recently slapped together a PC out of scraps. At the heart of the scrap PC is a FX 4130. Paired with 8GB 1333mhz RAM and a RX 470 (only none scrap part). Can handle the likes of Doom, Fortnite, BF1, COD IW, PUBG at 1080p 60FPS with medium/high settings. With PUBG the only game that noticeable drips to low 50s at times. So if a FX 4130 can handle these games am sure the FX 8300 can also handle them.




Exactly this, I mean there is a link posted showing a build similar to this that's hitting 120+ on Overwatch, people seem to think that the moment a CPU is old it can't run anything. It's more than enough for gaming at 1080 admittedly as pointed out you can get a Ryzen build for not much more so sensibly speaking that would be the route to go.
bjrosl8 h, 46 m ago

Like what? Show me a better pre-built gaming PC for the same price.


I would take this one every day of the week over that.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…4TR

Although I'd want to upgrade the A320 to B350 so cpu can be overclocked. Mem will overclock to 2400 easily. Should be easily equivalent to i5 as is.

Its only a 1050ti, but that has 4gb , compared to the 1060 with 3gb which is quite a big deal for AAA games.

In fact its similar to one I built which plays GTA5 in 1080p easily.
Tricky, these cheapy, pre-built machines.

On the one hand, this is just about capable enough to run most modern titles at 1080p at medium/low settings. It's also going to be a perfectly adequate 'general' workstation which will run productivity software just fine and act flawlessly as an HD media centre. If you're not the sort of person who is hugely au fait with PCs you might also benefit from the peace of mind the 3-year warranty provides - something building your own PC doesn't provide and you don't have to build it (as easy as some of us might find it, it is daunting for some people and dependent on dexterity it might be impossible for people with disabilities which affect their motor skills).

But it sits in a kind of gaming purgatory for me. If you just want to play the most popular titles at 1080p, 60fps then you could just opt for a PS4/XB1 and save some money (with some obvious compromises) and if you want future upgradability and the convenience of having a PC also, then you only need to spend a small amount more to get a nice entry level Ryzen system.

I haven't voted as it's neither hot nor cold for me and feels very circumstantial.
Edited by: "daanuk" 16th Jan
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