Skylake i5 6600k @4.4Ghz GTX960 Gaming PC - £599 - @ Yoyotech
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Skylake i5 6600k @4.4Ghz GTX960 Gaming PC - £599 - @ Yoyotech

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Found 4th Nov 2015
I ordered a customised one of these last week and am picking it up today so I thought I'd share it with the masses.

I spent a lot of time researching gaming PC's before finding this beauty.

My upgrades were:

600W Power Supply
Asus Pro Gaming Motherboard
16 GB 3000Mhz Ram (a little unnecessary but meh)
120GB SSD
MSI Geforce GTX970 Gaming Edition
Total Price = £900

Next day delivery (after build time) is £7.99, or you can collect from Basingstoke for free.

For normal gaming use, none of these upgrade options are really necessary. It will run all the latest games on high quality as standard. I just really wanted a 970 card.

From Expertreviews:

The newly released Intel Core i5-6600K processor, based on the company’s new Skylake architecture, has shown itself to be a more than capable overclocking candidate, thanks to its unlocked processor multiplier. We’ve seen manufacturers push it from its standard 3.5GHz clock speed all the way up to 4.4GHz after fitting a more robust cooler. The Yoyotech Warbird RS10 is just such a system, with an overclocked Skylake processor and suitably impressive performance.

The processor is paired with 8GB of 2,400MHz DDR4 RAM split across two modules, and the PC’s MSI Z170A PC Mate motherboard supports up to 64GB in its four slots. The motherboard has six SATA3 ports as well as an M.2 slot for a compact M.2 SSD, but using this will disable two SATA3 ports. One of the SATA3 ports is taken up by the system’s 1TB hard disk. This is plenty of storage for your files but we prefer an SSD system disk or hybrid drive in a PC at this price, as it makes Windows more responsive.

The Warbird RS10 gets its gaming power from an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. This capable mid-range card proved itself again in our gaming benchmarks. In Dirt Showdown at 1,920x1,080 with 4x anti-aliasing and Ultra graphics settings, it produced an excellent 84fps. In the more demanding Metro: Last Light, which we run at 1,920x1,080 with Very High quality settings and super-sampled anti-aliasing (SSAA), the graphics card produced 29fps, which is just shy of what we’d consider playable. Turning off the super-sampled aliasing will net you 50.5fps, which is easily enough for smooth gaming.

Full Specs:

Core specs
Processor Quad-core 4.4GHz Intel Core i5-6600K (overclocked)
Processor socket FCLGA1151
RAM 8GB
Memory type 2,400MHz DDR4
Maximum memory 64GB
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE
Motherboard chipset Intel Z170
Ports and expansion
Front USB ports 2x USB3
Rear USB ports 6x USB3
Other ports 2x PS/2
Networking 1x 10/100/1000
Case type Mid-tower
Case size HxWxD 175x400x415mm
PCI (free) 2 (2)
PCIe x1 (free) 3 (2)
PCIe x16 (free) 2 (1)
Serial ATA (free) 6x SATA3, 1x M.2
Memory slots (free) 4 (2)
Drive bays 2 1/2" (free) 1 (1)
Drive bays 3 1/2" (free) 4 (1)
Drive bays 5 1/4" (free) 2 (2)
Storage
Total storage 1TB hard disk
Memory card reader None
Optical drive type None
Graphics
Graphics card 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
Graphics/video ports 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Sound
Sound card Realtek ALC887
Sound card outputs Line in, line out, microphone
Speakers None
Display
Display 22in Iiyama ProLite E2283HS
Native resolution 1,920x1,080
Inputs HDMI, DVI, VGA
Other hardware
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K350M
Mouse Zalman KM-M300
Extras None
Software
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Operating system restore option Restore partition
Buying information
Warranty Three year (one year parts & labour RTB, two year labour RTB)

22 Comments

Not a bad build, but if you follow an online guide on how to put one together yourself, could have made with same withupgraded specs for around £750.

When will it be my turn to have a go on it?

Original Poster

Nalwoir

Not a bad build, but if you follow an online guide on how to put one … Not a bad build, but if you follow an online guide on how to put one together yourself, could have made with same withupgraded specs for around £750.



I'm looking forward to hearing how. My processor is £200, GPU is £260, memory is £150, motherboard £110, Windows £75. That's £795 already. If you can bring a complete system in for £750 then that's a deal I'd be interested in!

The days of building a computer for a lot less than a pre-built are gone. Sure, you can generally save a little but seldom a lot. I always build my own because I enjoy it. For most people it's not worthwhile.

What's the base system like for £599? My brother has a budget of £500 for a gaming PC but I'm sure we could push it to £599 if this system is decent.

Original Poster

The £599 base system is really good. There is nothing out there close to it in terms of price to performance. Remember, it's built using the new Skylake processors, not the older generation Haswell ones.

It won a Computer Shopper Best Buy award, and a 5 star best buy award from Expertreviews - link to full review here:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/pc-systems/1403911/yoyotech-warbird-rs10

I just got back from picking mine up, have to wait until after work before I can fire it up

Lowtrawler

The days of building a computer for a lot less than a pre-built are gone. … The days of building a computer for a lot less than a pre-built are gone. Sure, you can generally save a little but seldom a lot. I always build my own because I enjoy it. For most people it's not worthwhile.



​Its also the customization factor that attracts pc nuilding. I built my first PC and it was satisfying. I will build another but the trouble is finding a buyer lol.

Ordered
Thanks

As far as I can see, it's £699 if you want it with the 22" monitor in your listing. Good to see they give you the option of changing the Aerocool power supply for a Seasonic.

chriswg

I'm looking forward to hearing how. My processor is £200, GPU is £260, m … I'm looking forward to hearing how. My processor is £200, GPU is £260, memory is £150, motherboard £110, Windows £75. That's £795 already. If you can bring a complete system in for £750 then that's a deal I'd be interested in!



Each of the items can be found for about 10-20% less than you suggested. When I searched earlier I managed to come up with £750.

Obviously, with build costs on top, this is a great deal. My point is that you can save a pretty penny if you shop around to get the parts and stick it together yourself. :-)

Rubbish spec for the money

Dynamicz

Rubbish spec for the money



The only thing that is crap is the hard drive, else everything is ok, the i5 6600K is comparable to the i7 6700, the builders also overclock the i5 to make it faster. Looking at the components, they are very good, crucial is a name well trusted in RAM. For someone just looking to buy the deal is very very good imho.......

So much so I am intending to buy one, I had initially set out only to settle for an i7 skylake model, this has changed my mind.

For anyone who already has a PC the advantages of building your own is you can reuse windows. Reuse stuff like hard drives/ram(Unlikely for ddr4.)/monitors. I have no intention of ditching my SSD drive. I guess some could also reuse casing too. Then the bonus of picking your own parts. This is why I will build my own next time

The I5 6600k seems to of gone up about £30 in price since launch. I suspect this is due to troubles producing enough decent quality units that can reach the spec on the tin. Personally I would rather do ram as 2x8gb to save slots for years to come. Looks like you have to take windows here too. From what I can see the power supply on this build is only 80+ rated. Not even Bronze/gold rated. So some of the parts are budget parts. The 1tb hard drive will also be a budget part. SSD drives are so much quicker these days. If you plan to use ramdisk (Storing applications on your ram.) Then more ram is a must.

Remember buying an overclocked unit will reduce the life of the PC. If you don't normally overclock the CPU then better to go for a non k model CPU. I guess if you are not computer minded to build your own something like this could be good to get on gaming ladder.

I tried to rebuild this with part picker and came above £600 without selecting a operating system. Build costs and time might make this okay. 3 year return to base warranty is not bad. Overall I like hand picking all my parts. I want something that will last me 8-10 years now. My current pc is now nearly 8 years old and still going well.

Dynamicz

Rubbish spec for the money



Just trolling or can you actually find much better?

Dynamicz

Rubbish spec for the money


0 deals, 1 reply and that's it? Just trolling then!

That is stunning value for that spec.

You get a different case now.

This seems great. I've started buying parts for my pc build, but this works out so much cheaper. Even with adding my upgrades to their deal i'm still saving about £100 and don't have the hassle of trying to put it together myself without breaking it.

Is it really any cheaper to build it yourself? Like everyone keeps telling me!? Well I'm through with that.

Thanks op, just wish I saw this 3 weeks ago

I set this up at the weekend for my brother ready for Christmas. Upgraded the hard drive to an SSD and the performance is outstanding for the price.
Couldn't be happier with it.

Original Poster

Glad some people found this even though so many people voted it cold so it never reached the 100 degree threshold.

I'm very happy with mine, it plays everything at the highest settings smoothly, it's also very very quiet!

chriswg

Glad some people found this even though so many people voted it cold so … Glad some people found this even though so many people voted it cold so it never reached the 100 degree threshold.I'm very happy with mine, it plays everything at the highest settings smoothly, it's also very very quiet!



went hot here - hotukdeals.com/dea…418. oO
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