Prebuilt Gaming PC (Overclocked i5 4670k, R9 280x, 16gb Ram 2400mhz, 120gb SSD, 1TB HDD and Free BF4)  cheaper than the individual components- £999 inc VAT and Del @ PCspecialist
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Prebuilt Gaming PC (Overclocked i5 4670k, R9 280x, 16gb Ram 2400mhz, 120gb SSD, 1TB HDD and Free BF4) cheaper than the individual components- £999 inc VAT and Del @ PCspecialist

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Found 9th Jan 2014
Instructions:

1. Follow the Deal URL
2. Click Order now on the Vanquish 230x deal and select the first delivery option.
3. Will show all the components and the price

Normally I will always build a PC myself, but this seems to be cheaper than purchasing the parts from amazon. You can check yourself but my total for the individual parts came to: £1090 (amazon prices- PROOF IN THE COMMENTS), so you save almost £100 and get their free standard 3 year warranty (Normally worth ~£100). They also overclock the processor for you and you get a free copy of BF4.

Deal came out on 28/11/2013 but nobody seemed to submit it.

In response to some of the comments:

1. There seems to be a lot of discussion about whether this is worth purchasing over a cheaper £500-600 system with a decent mid range graphics card (650ti boost/GTX 660, 7850/7870). When gaming on a 60hz monitor at 1080p on the majority of games the performance on ultra will be hard to see, except in demanding modern titles where the difference in FPS would be noticable.

If however you want to game at 1440p or on a 120hz 1080p monitor the 280x will blow the mid range graphics cards out of the park:

See: hexus.net/tec…4k/

If you want a card that can perform admirably at 1440p or want to play modern shooters at high frame rates at 1080p this is worth it.

2. Yes you could build a cheaper PC, if you forego the SSD (lol), buy less/cheaper RAM, get a dodgy windows keys, use a cheaper case, cheaper PSU etc etc. However you cannot build a PC with these specific components for £999. Is this PC for everyone? Probably not, but if you were going to go for something similar anyway this is a great deal.

3. Yes 16gb of RAM of 2400mhz ram can be seen as overkill, but there is nothing stopping you selling this set, and downgrading to a £50-60 1600MHZ 8gb set and pocketing the difference/ buying another SSD with this money.

----£12 Delivery charge to N.ireland and Scottish highlands-----
- Bully

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seems like a good deal, till you realise it will be worth half that (if that) in 3 months..

Original Poster

DudeyGeeza

seems like a good deal, till you realise it will be worth half that (if … seems like a good deal, till you realise it will be worth half that (if that) in 3 months..



Unfortunately that happens with all PC hardware, but at some point you will have to bite the bullet and spend your money.

DudeyGeeza

seems like a good deal, till you realise it will be worth half that (if … seems like a good deal, till you realise it will be worth half that (if that) in 3 months..


I doubt that very much. It was the case a few years ago when CPU and GPU advancements were coming on leaps and bounds, but now it's not the case so much these days... now that developers have set consoles as the standard, as opposed to trying to push the boundaries for PC.

My 3 year old i5 2500K along with a 7950 handles any game with ease. I get 60-70 fps on ultra/high settings at 1440p in BF4!

This will be fine for years, and the only part you may need to upgrade down the line (as in the lifespan of the 'next gen') will be the GPU.

It's a shame people are voting cold, because this is a very good deal for those after a gaming rig. I assume it's those who have no actual interest in gaming or the mac users that are voting it down...


Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th Jan 2014

components cost £ 790 I counted...

Original Poster

OVERSIER

components cost £ 790 I counted...



Did you add up everything on the spec sheet from amazon?

I did it again and it is £1090

Edit: Okay the guy above is a troll- proof:

Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.2GHz - £167.99 (Amazon) - OUT OF STOCK UNTIL THE 17th (£172.78- Ebuyer)
16GB Kingston HyperX BEAST @ 2400MHz - £137.85 (Amazon)
ASUS Z87-A Motherboard- £121.64 (Amazon)
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD- £70 (Amazon)
1TB SATA III 6Gb/s HDD- £44 (Amazon)
3GB AMD Radeon 280X Graphics- ~£250
CoolerMaster Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler- £39
Corsair RM Series 650W Full Modular Silent Power Supply 80+ GOLD (PSU)- £88.95 (SCAN)
Corsair 230T Case- £71.39 (Amazon)
Windows 8.1 64bit - £79

Oops forgot the CD Drive (Add £20 for that)

=£1090 (+5)

+ Made with Arctic MX-4 Extreme Compound (£9)

=£1099






Edited by: "monk_on_fire" 10th Jan 2014

OVERSIER

components cost £ 790 I counted...


http://i.imgur.com/b0hw45Y.jpg

(Added different RAM which is roughly the same price the inluded one is at Amazon - Scan only stock Corsair)

-15? Jeez, all because of Oversier's comment with absolutely no backing up the fact. This is exactly why I don't bother to post PC things here these days!

EDIT: Just to update this. I added those components in a rush, and the GPU can be had much cheaper (VTX3D one is £199 at Pixmania), so taking that in mind and swapping them around, would make it around £1052.
Edited by: "mamboboy" 10th Jan 2014

Good deal

Original Poster

Probably

mamboboy

(Added different RAM which is roughly the same price the inluded one is … (Added different RAM which is roughly the same price the inluded one is at Amazon - Scan only stock Corsair)-15? Jesus, all because of Oversier's comment with absolutely no backing up the fact. This is exactly why I don't bother to post PC things here these days!



I probably wont either anymore, shocked at how it went cold so fast =(

Have some head from me

Great deal, have some heat.

A grand for an i5, not a good deal.

sduncb

Have some head from me


Hang on a minute this is a family website ;-)

Original Poster

Sambat

A grand for an i5, not a good deal.



Way to ignore the other specifications, this machine is for gaming. A cheap i5 laptop or PC with integrated graphics would be worthless for that.

Sambat

A grand for an i5, not a good deal.


Haswell, 6 months old and the best unlocked i5 on the market (afaik). An i7 isn't needed as the hyper threading is pointless when it comes to gaming, unless you plan on recording at the same time. And the extra 2MB cache wouldn't make much of a difference, either.. Also, you don't just get an i5 for a grand. WTF other CPU do you expect to get?

More misinformation/threadcrapping.


Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th Jan 2014

This is a good deal if you are after a decent gaming rig. I paid £600 for mine a few years ago and it's still running all games on high (not ultra)
I personally buy mid range, I find it better value. People voting this cold probably don't appreciate the saving.

A good deal if you are happy with those components and warranty so I've added heat.

You can build a decent i5 haswell machine cheaper obviously but would need to build and overclock yourself:

Half the RAM, one less HDD, air cooling, Asrock motherboard, 7870 graphics card, and Windows 7 OEM, you may well save £400+ doing that and it will still be a very capable gaming machine. Completely depends on your budget and needs.

Edited by: "delusion" 9th Jan 2014

Original Poster

sumo999

your only buying at amazon use to get cheapest parts ... don't accuse … your only buying at amazon use to get cheapest parts ... don't accuse people without trying to buy parts cheaper



Are you honestly suggesting that his figure of £790 isn't a troll post? If it was ~£50 less I wouldn't have said anything, stop defending obvious trolls, even the guy below me who posted a similar price to mine had a cheaper i5 from scan and it was no where near £790.

sumo999

your only buying at amazon use to get cheapest parts ... don't accuse … your only buying at amazon use to get cheapest parts ... don't accuse people without trying to buy parts cheaper



I tried that link and got £1071 so I think it's a fair accusation.

This is definitely good value for a pre-built gaming PC. Heat added!

Banned

monk_on_fire

Are you honestly suggesting that his figure of £790 isn't a troll post? … Are you honestly suggesting that his figure of £790 isn't a troll post? If it was ~£50 less I wouldn't have said anything, stop defending obvious trolls, even the guy below me who posted a similar price to mine had a cheaper i5 from scan and it was no where near £790.



I didn't say he wasn't trolling just you might get cheaper else where

Original Poster

sumo999

I didn't say he wasn't trolling just you might get cheaper else where



That site isn't very accurate the prices it gives sometimes have long waits on the parts and it doesn't show delivery costs, the 4670k at £168 was showing up at 2 weeks wait earlier and now it shows 17 Jan wait on amazon.

PC Part Picker...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard:Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£106.63 @ Aria PC)
Memory:Kingston HyperX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£125.69 @ CCL Computers)
Storage:Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£68.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage:Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card:Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£260.99 @ Dabs)
Case:Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£57.62 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£87.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive:LG CH10LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£48.38 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1054.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 22:09 GMT+0000)
Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th Jan 2014

matthewbarfoot

Hang on a minute this is a family website ;-)



lol auto correct on mobile. didn't realise HEAT! !!

mamboboy

(Added different RAM which is roughly the same price the inluded one is … (Added different RAM which is roughly the same price the inluded one is at Amazon - Scan only stock Corsair)-15? Jeez, all because of Oversier's comment with absolutely no backing up the fact. This is exactly why I don't bother to post PC things here these days!



I was curious to see what PC Part Picker would make of it, and, here's the result - uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2…qqP . Not quite £700, but, below the £999 that this system is on offer for, and you could quite comfortably take it a good £150 lower if you did things like drop Win8, drop the optical drive, drop the PSU down a couple of steps, replace with cooler with an H20.

Edit: Ah, see you've already done that.
Edited by: "dxx" 9th Jan 2014

dxx

I was curious to see what PC Part Picker would make of it, and, here's … I was curious to see what PC Part Picker would make of it, and, here's the result - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yqqP . Not quite £700, but, below the £999 that this system is on offer for, and you could quite comfortably take it a good £150 lower if you did things like drop Win8, drop the optical drive, drop the PSU down a couple of steps, replace with cooler with an H20.Edit: Ah, see you've already done that.



Different case, different RAM and no Blu-Ray. Not exactly the same components then. Of course, a comparable build can be had for cheaper but for the convenience of a pre-built PC, this isn't a bad price at all.

dxx

I was curious to see what PC Part Picker would make of it, and, here's … I was curious to see what PC Part Picker would make of it, and, here's the result - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yqqP . Not quite £700, but, below the £999 that this system is on offer for, and you could quite comfortably take it a good £150 lower if you did things like drop Win8, drop the optical drive, drop the PSU down a couple of steps, replace with cooler with an H20.Edit: Ah, see you've already done that.


You could take any build and replace parts with cheaper ones that will do a similar job, but OP is comparing the exact components, or as close as possible.

Like your RAM for example is generic Kingston 1600MHz, whereas in this system is 2400MHz HyperX, the BluRay drive has been omitted and there's a cheaper case... and that's just to save £23 AND then have to build it yourself.


Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th Jan 2014

Certainly very good value. Still prefer to build my own though.

Simply heat, it's a good deal.

VERY good deal.
I am looking for a Broadwell build when they're out, but this is tempting....
Would prefer a larger PSU. And I don't need the HDD. Oh wait, not so tempted, but great deal nevertheless!!

I wish I had the cash for this I'd love a new pc to replace my 7 year old Dell

16GB 2400 MHz is clearly that part that is a waste of money, otherwise a so-so deal.
I got a config with same CPU and nVidia 770 for ca £500, now that was a proper deal.

monk_on_fire

Did you add up everything on the spec sheet from amazon?I did it again … Did you add up everything on the spec sheet from amazon?I did it again and it is £1108Edit: Okay the guy above is a troll- proof:Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.2GHz - £189.85 (Amazon)16GB Kingston HyperX BEAST @ 2400MHz - £137.85 (Amazon)ASUS Z87-A Motherboard- £121.64 (Amazon)120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD- £70 (Amazon)1TB SATA III 6Gb/s HDD- £44 (Amazon)3GB AMD Radeon 280X Graphics- ~£250 CoolerMaster Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler- £39Corsair TX650M Modular PSU- £88.95 (Amazon)Corsair 230T Case (NEW!)- £71.39 (Amazon)Windows 8.1 64bit - £79=£1091.61Oops forgot the CD Drive (Add £18 for that) = £1108



Yes but the quality if these parts will be miles befter than the start price stuff in this prebuilt. Plus if you get a decent motherboard board you can over clock

had 2 pcs over the last few years from these guys and cant fault them. good customer care and good build quality.

monk_on_fire

Did you add up everything on the spec sheet from amazon?I did it again … Did you add up everything on the spec sheet from amazon?I did it again and it is £1108Edit: Okay the guy above is a troll- proof:Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.2GHz - £189.85 (Amazon)16GB Kingston HyperX BEAST @ 2400MHz - £137.85 (Amazon)ASUS Z87-A Motherboard- £121.64 (Amazon)120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD- £70 (Amazon)1TB SATA III 6Gb/s HDD- £44 (Amazon)3GB AMD Radeon 280X Graphics- ~£250 CoolerMaster Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler- £39Corsair TX650M Modular PSU- £88.95 (Amazon)Corsair 230T Case (NEW!)- £71.39 (Amazon)Windows 8.1 64bit - £79=£1091.61Oops forgot the CD Drive (Add £18 for that) = £1108



You can get a 4670k for £170 and just OC it yourself also you can get hold of legimate windows keys for around £10 you can also get an r280x for £230 the 230t also can be had for only £58 you could probably save anywhere from £100-300 by searching around and subbing in equivalents but I suppose for someone who doesnt want the hassle this is actually a prebuilt system I would reccomend as the price is really good for a prebuilt system.

You can get a 4670k for £152 right now on amazon

Original Poster

xchaotic

16GB 2400 MHz is clearly that part that is a waste of money, otherwise a … 16GB 2400 MHz is clearly that part that is a waste of money, otherwise a so-so deal.I got a config with same CPU and nVidia 770 for ca £500, now that was a proper deal.



Really? The 770 and 4670k would come to around £400 alone. You got the case, ram, OS, PSU, motherboard, hdd, SSD and CPU cooler for £100 then? Or is this a bad joke?
Edited by: "monk_on_fire" 9th Jan 2014

Original Poster

royals

Yes but the quality if these parts will be miles befter than the start … Yes but the quality if these parts will be miles befter than the start price stuff in this prebuilt. Plus if you get a decent motherboard board you can over clock



Everything on that spec sheet is in the build, I typed in the exact components, those aren't equivalents. So I fail to see the quality argument you are making.

Original Poster

minicale

You can get a 4670k for £170 and just OC it yourself also you can get … You can get a 4670k for £170 and just OC it yourself also you can get hold of legimate windows keys for around £10 you can also get an r280x for £230 the 230t also can be had for only £58 you could probably save anywhere from £100-300 by searching around and subbing in equivalents but I suppose for someone who doesnt want the hassle this is actually a prebuilt system I would reccomend as the price is really good for a prebuilt system.



Yeah my friend bought a £15 key from eBay that came from a dell disk. It was deactivated within 6 months and he had to buy a legitimate OEM copy.

Don't ever be put off posting PC deals but suggesting it's cheaper than all the components off Amazon....who in their sane mind expects to get a good deal for a system build off Amazon? And of course there's the fact I already have a few components I could re-use like my case and my hardly prehistoric GeForce GTX 760, which coming down now I could just buy another one to use as SLI set up. Also knock off the £80 or so for Windows as I have the retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate, and add the fact 1Tb for all my games and the size they are nowadays is completely insufficient, £1000 for this is a little bit steep.

120ssd? way to small, will be full with three games installed.

Good price. Slightly better price than similarly specced machine from palicomp.co.uk/ and they are usually pretty hard to beat for pre-built high spec machines.
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