Quad Core 8GB 1TB Desktop PC Computer 4.2GHz AMD A8 APU £229.95 @ Fierce PC Limited / Ebay
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Quad Core 8GB 1TB Desktop PC Computer 4.2GHz AMD A8 APU £229.95 @ Fierce PC Limited / Ebay

£229.95
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Found 24th Jul 2014Made hot 24th Jul 2014
Been on the look out for a half decent desktop that is capable of some light/casual gaming Seems to be a very competitive price for the spec

AMD A8-6600K 3.90GHz (4.20GHz Turbo) Quad Core Processor
Radeon HD 8570D Integrated Graphics
8GB RAM
1TB Hard Drive
500W Power Supply

72 Comments

I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a desktop pc that can do things like Skyrim and that can be upgraded easily when I have a bit more cash spare

I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it could be called a gaming PC with only integrated graphics

triptix

I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a … I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a desktop pc that can do things like Skyrim and that can be upgraded easily when I have a bit more cash spare

from the look of this build all you need after really is to buy a graphics card as this uses onboard

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triptix

I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a … I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a desktop pc that can do things like Skyrim and that can be upgraded easily when I have a bit more cash spare



Same as that, would like to hear what some of the more knowledgeable members think of this?

Banned

Doesn't come with an operating system nor a graphics card, and I'd question the reliability of the unnamed psu.
Edited by: "dbhoy" 24th Jul 2014

It's not a bad deal for a basic setup if you don't want to build yourself. The PSU will probably be junk however, but spend £75 on a GPU and you've not got a bad little setup for around £300. You'd be looking at playing last gen games on medium/high. This gen games your be looking at low settings for high resolutions.
Also remember operating system if you haven't got one...
Edited by: "awoodhall2003" 24th Jul 2014

dbhoy

Doesn't come with an operating system nor a graphics card.



The clue is in the description "Radeon HD 8570D Integrated Graphics"
Edited by: "Hancock" 24th Jul 2014

triptix

I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a … I'd be interested ti hear what people think about this as I'm after a desktop pc that can do things like Skyrim and that can be upgraded easily when I have a bit more cash spare

build your own this is is an APU system (don't get me wrong i think APUs are great and i have the 7850K) it wont have major oomph for high end graphics fidelity. But it will do just fine if you sacrifice enough settings wise.
Here's a link to get you started.

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paramoreRyan

I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it could be called a gaming PC with … I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it could be called a gaming PC with only integrated graphics



I thought the same thing, but had a look around last night and it seems that the A8 6600k with HD 8570D does an alright job on most games. Then maybe throw a GTX 660 into it when the wallet is looking a bit healthier, and you should have a capable midrange machine.

PS, Im mostly talking out of my **** here as Im a noob to Pc gaming so anyone feel free to correct me....

paramoreRyan

I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it could be called a gaming PC with … I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it could be called a gaming PC with only integrated graphics

These days "gaming" is basicall just a meaningless word. At best it's a euphemism for overpriced, but most of the time it's as helpful as counting the number of flashing lights, os seeing words like "Pro" or "unlimited" in assessing a product's suitability for any particular use.
Edited by: "pete_l" 24th Jul 2014

A better Graphics Card will make it a better Gaming PC.

Just a standard pc, couldnt call it gaming really. But i reckon you could ajust a lower hhd and spend abit more on the graphic card to tune it up abit, the core n rams is fine. Ohh you need a OS, good luck

Hancock

The clue is in the description "Radeon HD 8570D Integrated Graphics"



Everyone knows integrated graphics are in general poor for gaming. Sure they'll do an ok job but not really a gaming pc.

shauneco

Everyone knows integrated graphics are in general poor for gaming. Sure … Everyone knows integrated graphics are in general poor for gaming. Sure they'll do an ok job but not really a gaming pc.



Agreed.

For the price can't really argue.. Go for a mid level card like gtx 650/660 or the amd equivilent

Original Poster

I probably should have removed the word Gaming from the title, I'm mainly looking for a snappy machine for the sub 250pound mark. Being able to play a few games when Im in the mood is just a bonus. Was looking at building my own for awhile, but there never seemed to be much of a saving for all the separate components.


I'm no expert but most folk will want an operating system so add on around £70 for windows. There is no wireless or bluetooth included or a usb 3 port.





THIS IS A APU its a processor and a gpu put together, on paper its integrated but its not like intel graphics its actually half decent

marty-401

I'm no expert but most folk will want an operating system so add on … I'm no expert but most folk will want an operating system so add on around £70 for windows. There is no wireless or bluetooth included or a usb 3 port.



Use your old operating system.

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Hancock

The clue is in the description "Radeon HD 8570D Integrated Graphics"



I'm aware of this, it's an integrated gpu thus not being a "gaming machine" in the terms that it will still need a graphics card to be a decent "gaming machine", but that's for your input.
Edited by: "dbhoy" 24th Jul 2014

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dbhoy

Doesn't come with an operating system nor a graphics card, and I'd … Doesn't come with an operating system nor a graphics card, and I'd question the reliability of the unnamed psu.



Probably be deleted for been unrelated, but where you been? (_;)

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BuzzDuraband

Probably be deleted for been unrelated, but where you been? (_;)



Away from here, anywheres better tbh, no point bursting a gut when the people who should be, quite frankly, don't, so I'm not going to waste my time tbh, ill peruse the site the way others do and just watch it get worse on here (if that's at all possible).

Editor

dbhoy

Away from here, anywheres better tbh, no point bursting a gut when the … Away from here, anywheres better tbh, no point bursting a gut when the people who should be, quite frankly, don't, so I'm not going to waste my time tbh, ill peruse the site the way others do and just watch it get worse on here (if that's at all possible).



Great minds

dbhoy

I'm aware of this, it's an integrated gpu thus not being a "gaming … I'm aware of this, it's an integrated gpu thus not being a "gaming machine" in the terms that it will still need a graphics card to be a decent "gaming machine", but that's for your input.



As uchihasilver stated "a decent video card will help"

AMD recommends the use of graphics cards AMD Radeon HD 6570 or AMD Radeon HD 6670, if you're going to pair a discrete graphics card with it.

would this be suitable for streaming to twitch (360/ps3 720p-60)? processor does OK on passmark (over 4000) and the 8gb ram is enough - could anyone clarify please?

Haven't read the previous comments but it's always better to build yourself especially if you're new to it, you will learn a few things on the way and it's real easy. Shop around for all you need and I bet you save

Unless you gonna buy a Video card i do not think the on board stuff will be any good

It's not an Intel CPU but still a pretty good spec, for games you'll need a decent Nvidia graphics card as this has on board graphics.

Wouldn't buy this, would be difficult to upgrade due to any new GPU would most likely mean replacing the PSU and then that would set you back more money. This may be able to take a Gtx 750 as that doesn't need a power cable. But would probably save money and wait longer to buy/build something better.

Nicko1387

Haven't read the previous comments but it's always better to build … Haven't read the previous comments but it's always better to build yourself especially if you're new to it, you will learn a few things on the way and it's real easy. Shop around for all you need and I bet you save


A 5800k build last year cost me £300 so this would be hard to beat on price. Of course that build had a better PSU and case but your'd be fine with this if all you want is an office and web machine.
Obviously if you have gaming plans upgradability and your graphic card not being fried matters so self build.

Better off buying an FX6300 CPU. No point buying an a8 if you're just going to chuck a radeon 270 or geforce 750 Ti in

This a reasonable basic home light gaming PC.
You'll be surprised what an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) can manage if you're not playing anything too demanding at lower settings.
My main gripe is the PSU, it's probably some junker PSU that will cop out after a few months.
A decent buy if you're strapped for cash, have the means of installing your own OS and plan to upgrade it when you have some more money.

lukew5

This a reasonable basic home light gaming PC. You'll be surprised what an … This a reasonable basic home light gaming PC. You'll be surprised what an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) can manage if you're not playing anything too demanding at lower settings.



That's the whole point though. I don't buy a 2013 game (development cycle people - a game dated 2014 was not made in 2014) to turn the settings down so it just looks like a 2009 game. I want to run a PC where I can turn ALL the settings to max, no matter what the game is. That said though, for those who aren't looking for a gaming PC this is a good price - though I'm sure not a unique price for the spec. No mention of sound card either I'm guessing that too is integrated.

mucgoo

A 5800k build last year cost me £300 so this would be hard to beat on … A 5800k build last year cost me £300 so this would be hard to beat on price. Of course that build had a better PSU and case but your'd be fine with this if all you want is an office and web machine. Obviously if you have gaming plans upgradability and your graphic card not being fried matters so self build.


Yeah I'm purely talking gaming, who builds a PC to do use word

_vincento_

pirtate win 7 .. done



Pirtate? Pir-tatoe?

mr3dd123

True... but:-why mention to it yourself on a forum tied to your email … True... but:-why mention to it yourself on a forum tied to your email address, most likely tied to your address, bank details, etc?-it's illegal, why promote it?-what if they get caught and they end up in prison because of you?-they may not know what they're doing and download some dodgy cracked-up malware-ridden version.-if everyone did this Microsoft wouldn't make Windows anymore.



Pipe down serious susan, each to their own

mr3dd123

True... but:-why mention to it yourself on a forum tied to your email … True... but:-why mention to it yourself on a forum tied to your email address, most likely tied to your address, bank details, etc?-it's illegal, why promote it?-what if they get caught and they end up in prison because of you?-they may not know what they're doing and download some dodgy cracked-up malware-ridden version.-if everyone did this Microsoft wouldn't make Windows anymore.



I went legit on Windows 7 - far too many hoops to jump through on a torrent copy. Couldn't be bothered. It's just easier to go legit these days. And it was a ton cheaper than Vista on it's release.

Elevation

I went legit on Windows 7 - far too many hoops to jump through on a … I went legit on Windows 7 - far too many hoops to jump through on a torrent copy. Couldn't be bothered. It's just easier to go legit these days. And it was a ton cheaper than Vista on it's release.



what hoops are these?

The integrated graphics on this APU are not as bad as you may think, I used motherboard integrated graphics a couple of years ago and at the time it could run all games I tried quite well at lowest settings.
This is aimed at pc gamers who are on a budget, people who don't care about AA, 3d, 1080p, or other settings; they just want to run the game and that's fine for them. Sure it's great to be able to run a game at max or medium settings but some people play for gameplay and not the eye candy.
Edited by: "technobot" 24th Jul 2014
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