StormForce Hurricane Intel Ci7 16GB 1TB GTX 1070 Gaming PC @ Argos - £1099.99
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StormForce Hurricane Intel Ci7 16GB 1TB GTX 1070 Gaming PC @ Argos - £1099.99

£1,099.99
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Found 7th Dec 2016Made hot 7th Dec 2016
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

Powered by an Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor the StormForce Hurricane gives you amazing gaming with premium performance and stunning visuals. This PC is loaded with 16GB of the latest generation of DDR4 RAM. Delivering lightning fast data transfer speeds from the 128GB SSD. Graphics become most advanced ever with NVIDIA's latest technology, 10 series cards.

Brand new 10 series cards provide 3 x the performance thanks to pascal, meaning gaming just got the most advanced its ever been. NVIDIA GeForce gtx 1070 with 8GB memory.

CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i7 quad core.

Intel i7 6700.

Processor speed 3.4GHz.

16GB RAM.

Hard drive:

1TB SATA-III hard drive.

128GB SSD

Graphics:

Dedicated graphics.

NVIDIA GeForce gtx 1070 with .

Interfaces and connectivity:

2 x USB 2.0 ports.

6 x USB 3.0 ports.

Ethernet port.

1 HDMI port.

Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.

Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 10.

General features:

Size H445, W200, D432cm.

Weight 13kg.

Power saving facility.

Manufacturer's 3 year parts and labour guarantee.

EAN: 5055396020793.


- FREE £10 Argos voucher when you make a purchase over £100 starting from 07/12!

- vassy4u

56 Comments

as always with these pre builds the quality of the PSU ought to be checked. Otherwise it's some decent tech for an alright price

£700 worth of CPU/GPU alone. You could build it cheaper but if you don't have the confidence to do so and want a 3 year warranty, seems like a no brainer.

JC2MULTIPLAYER000

as always with these pre builds the quality of the PSU ought to be … as always with these pre builds the quality of the PSU ought to be checked. Otherwise it's some decent tech for an alright price

I'm with you on this one and I bet the PSU is not the only piece of garbage in it.

Could easily assemble a far superior machine for the same price.

At the bottom of the listing: "Please note item 6007674 has previously been on sale at £1049.99".

I would wait.

StormForce from Argos sounds like a brand I would trust when dropping over a grand on a computer.

Brings back horrible memories of a Packard Bell running Windows ME my Dad bought from PC World many years ago.
Edited by: "joeybutterface" 7th Dec 2016

Slightly cheaper and slightly tweaked version on Ebuyer

i5 and different Hard drive sizes for £999.98

ebuyer.com/750…273


very good but, but I would replace the psu if it is not a good brand

A lot of money for mid tier components here.

The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is also the weaker of the 2 variants, no mention of the motherboard but guessing it would be a fairly standard B170 maybe. As others have mentioned no mention of the PSU which is always a bad sign. The GTX 1070 is also a very mid-high range card and you could have much bigger bite from a better card. 128GB SSD is also hardly anything, being stuck with a mechanical drive for the main drive sucks.

I mean to build this PC would cost a lot less and guarantee you the build quality you want.
As of right now my PC costs around £1,300 and is FAR superior to this spec. I would dodge this build at any cost above £900 to be honest.

steve_bezerker

A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is … A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is also the weaker of the 2 variants, no mention of the motherboard but guessing it would be a fairly standard B170 maybe. As others have mentioned no mention of the PSU which is always a bad sign. The GTX 1070 is also a very mid-high range card and you could have much bigger bite from a better card. 128GB SSD is also hardly anything, being stuck with a mechanical drive for the main drive sucks.I mean to build this PC would cost a lot less and guarantee you the build quality you want.As of right now my PC costs around £1,300 and is FAR superior to this spec. I would dodge this build at any cost above £900 to be honest.



Agree with most of what you say but by no means is the 1070 a "mid tier" gpu. It may not be the best but it's certainly up there.

3rd best GPU on the market...mid tier. Makes sense!

Edited by: "Danze1984" 7th Dec 2016

Danze1984

3rd best GPU on the market...mid tier. Makes sense!



PC snobs gotta snob

Just waiting for the guy who traded 3 magic beans to make this PC... #ICouldveMadeThisWithTwoTwigs

Instead of people saying they could build a much better spec PC for less, why not post links to those far superior builds for much less money?

Surprised nobody has mentioned this is a Zoostorm PC. I don't think they include the LED lights which appear in the promo pictures. PSU is likely to be 500w and manufactured by FSP.

tony863

Instead of people saying they could build a much better spec PC for less, … Instead of people saying they could build a much better spec PC for less, why not post links to those far superior builds for much less money?




Would love to see that too...

tony863

Instead of people saying they could build a much better spec PC for less, … Instead of people saying they could build a much better spec PC for less, why not post links to those far superior builds for much less money?



Okay sure I would get this personally:

ebay.co.uk/itm…674

Definitely looks good but a bit too big for me, only really wanted to go to 4 metres tall at the most!

steve_bezerker

A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is … A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is also the weaker of the 2 variants, no mention of the motherboard but guessing it would be a fairly standard B170 maybe. As others have mentioned no mention of the PSU which is always a bad sign. The GTX 1070 is also a very mid-high range card and you could have much bigger bite from a better card. 128GB SSD is also hardly anything, being stuck with a mechanical drive for the main drive sucks.I mean to build this PC would cost a lot less and guarantee you the build quality you want.As of right now my PC costs around £1,300 and is FAR superior to this spec. I would dodge this build at any cost above £900 to be honest.



Seems like mobo is MSI B150 MATE and PSU is a mystery which isn't usually a good sign

derp1664

Seems like mobo is MSI B150 MATE and PSU is a mystery which isn't usually … Seems like mobo is MSI B150 MATE and PSU is a mystery which isn't usually a good sign



Also appears RAM is 16GB single channel Crucial module

This is just from quick googling tho so maybe wrong

Aren't these made by zoostorm? If so the reviews are generally positive

PSU will be a random 500w one.

steve_bezerker

A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is … A lot of money for mid tier components here.The i7 6700k at 3.4GHZ is also the weaker of the 2 variants, no mention of the motherboard but guessing it would be a fairly standard B170 maybe. As others have mentioned no mention of the PSU which is always a bad sign. The GTX 1070 is also a very mid-high range card and you could have much bigger bite from a better card. 128GB SSD is also hardly anything, being stuck with a mechanical drive for the main drive sucks.I mean to build this PC would cost a lot less and guarantee you the build quality you want.As of right now my PC costs around £1,300 and is FAR superior to this spec. I would dodge this build at any cost above £900 to be honest.


The 1070 is literally only weaker than 2 other GPUs out on the market at the moment. How that is anything but high-end I have no idea. 128GB is fine for putting the OS on there with a few important applications, short-stroke the HDD for games you play often, leave files you barely access on the slower partition. If you buy the parts now without looking for any deals then the CPU/GPU would come at just under £700 on their own, so an extra £400 for the rubbish motherboard with Wi-fi, SSD+1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, OS, fan, probably rubbish PSU, decent case and 3 year warranty isn't bad.

Edited by: "dealhunter1233" 7th Dec 2016

this for £1,174.99 is a much better deal: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-i7-6700-Quad-Core-4-00GHz-8GB-120GB-SSD-GTX-1080-8GB-Gaming-PC-AVR-/201617547693

3 year collect/return/parts/labours, far superior GPU, very reliable company I've personally used many times that always use guess what? MSI core components. Built to last and knowing the GPU will be MSI just seals this deal. Spend a little more for 16gb ram and maybe a 6700k for future overclocking
Edited by: "wifi300usb" 7th Dec 2016

Honestly, all this BS about PSU's from the same people.

It's a prebuild, it's been benched, it comes with a warranty, the PSU will be FINE. There's zero interest, nor money in them shipping a product unfit for purpose - it's a loss making business - if the PSU is too feeble to run stock frequencies and voltage you return it under guarantee and even after the guarantee expires you could claim it is unfit for purpose under EU law if it sets on fire and burns your house down...

The PSU is fine at stock... just like the thousands of MSI/HP/Dell/Lenovo systems that ship with similar specifications using the same generic PSU configurations. Guess what... they want profits too and minimum returns.

The_Hoff

Honestly, all this BS about PSU's from the same people.It's a prebuild, … Honestly, all this BS about PSU's from the same people.It's a prebuild, it's been benched, it comes with a warranty, the PSU will be FINE. There's zero interest, nor money in them shipping a product unfit for purpose - it's a loss making business - if the PSU is too feeble to run stock frequencies and voltage you return it under guarantee and even after the guarantee expires you could claim it is unfit for purpose under EU law if it sets on fire and burns your house down...The PSU is fine at stock... just like the thousands of MSI/HP/Dell/Lenovo systems that ship with similar specifications using the same generic PSU configurations. Guess what... they want profits too and minimum returns.



Let's hope when it burns the house down you manage to get the kids out alive though ay?

derp1664

Okay sure I would get this personally: … Okay sure I would get this personally: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tandy-Color-Computer-2-Vintage-Computer-Video-Game-Color-Comp-Manual-Retro-Old-/142190251674


if only it came in white and not tobacco stained yellow

derp1664

Let's hope when it burns the house down you manage to get the kids out … Let's hope when it burns the house down you manage to get the kids out alive though ay?



Survival of the fittest.

The_Hoff

Survival of the fittest.




this qualifies for 10% cashback on tcb, so its even cheaper
Edited by: "maacake" 8th Dec 2016

From the Q&A on the Argos website it uses an MSI B150 PC Mate motherboard, a Galax GTX 1070 EX Twin Fan 8GB (although the image shows a a Galax Reference GTX 1070; either is fine), and an FSP 500W ATX 85+ PSU

Looking at the pictures it looks like an NZXT S340 case with NZXT branded fans in the back. I would guess the RAM is 2x8GB sticks of Kingston ValueRAM but it could be anything cheap. TBH anything is fine so long as it works.

Unfortunately I cant get a clear view of the hard drive or SSD so i cant brand them, however it looks like their other PC's in the range us WD Caviar Blue which are a good choice. I would hope they use something similarly decent for the SSD.

So as always the weakest link is the power supply, however FSP are the 5th largest manufacturer of power supplies in the world and the consumer models they have released have received good reviews and the 3 year warranty provided by Argos/Zoostorm is more than most cheap power supplies provide.

Adding all that up in PC Part Picker provides a price of £1122.20 so with a 3 year warranty I would say that is a really good deal if this is the spec you want.
Edited by: "rossysaurus" 8th Dec 2016

http://www.ebuyer.com/749687-stormforce-typhoon-vr-gaming-pc-7260-5269

isn't this better?

Watch dogs 2, Warhammer Vermintide and Rainbow Six Siege free as well.
Edited by: "sweeten16" 8th Dec 2016

sweeten16

http://www.ebuyer.com/749687-stormforce-typhoon-vr-gaming-pc-7260-5269 … http://www.ebuyer.com/749687-stormforce-typhoon-vr-gaming-pc-7260-5269 isn't this better?



The storage config is superior (256gb M2 SSD / 2tb hard drive), however it doesn't include an operating system.
Easily solved with a £20 OEM key and a USB drive (Windows 10 Media Creation Tool)


Edited by: "MBeeching" 8th Dec 2016

rhysccfc31

Agree with most of what you say but by no means is the 1070 a "mid tier" … Agree with most of what you say but by no means is the 1070 a "mid tier" gpu. It may not be the best but it's certainly up there.



Beaten out by the Titan X, GTX 1080, the 980Ti and the AMD R9. I dunno, 4 cards already being stronger not to mention all the different OC and SC versions of these cards - that's mid tier for me. I mean the GTX 1070 is kinda budget card to me, you can pick it up for about £325~£350.

steve_bezerker

I mean the GTX 1070 is kinda budget card to me, you can pick it up for … I mean the GTX 1070 is kinda budget card to me, you can pick it up for about £325~£350.



Hmm, not sure I agree There are more powerful cards available but the 1070 is no slouch. Anything higher is enthusiast territory and you don't stay there long without regular upgrades (I would swap my 980Ti for a 1070 in a heartbeat).

Edited by: "MBeeching" 8th Dec 2016

dealhunter1233

The 1070 is literally only weaker than 2 other GPUs out on the market at … The 1070 is literally only weaker than 2 other GPUs out on the market at the moment. How that is anything but high-end I have no idea. 128GB is fine for putting the OS on there with a few important applications, short-stroke the HDD for games you play often, leave files you barely access on the slower partition. If you buy the parts now without looking for any deals then the CPU/GPU would come at just under £700 on their own, so an extra £400 for the rubbish motherboard with Wi-fi, SSD+1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, OS, fan, probably rubbish PSU, decent case and 3 year warranty isn't bad.




I'm not sure what you are talking about tbh the rest of the parts are bargain bin quality -

Motherboard - £80
Wifi - £50
SSD - £50 (being generous here)
1TB HD - £40
16 GB Ram - £80
OS - £15 (picked up windows 10 OEM key for less than this)
Fan - £5
PSU - £30 (Probably get one for less than this too)
Case - £40-50
Total: £360

A lot of these are prices are over-exaggerated and you can pick them up a lot less - I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt. Either way - I don't think PC really has any means to be over £900.

Also you can pick up the GPU and CPU for much less than £700. If you snag a deal on a 1070 at £300, the CPU I've seen on Ebuyer for £250 before. That's only £550. Add on the £360 from before and it's still only £910...

MBeeching

Hmm, not sure I agree There are more powerful cards available but the … Hmm, not sure I agree There are more powerful cards available but the 1070 is no slouch. Anything higher is enthusiast territory and you don't stay there long without regular upgrades (I would swap my 980Ti for a 1070 in a heartbeat).



Why would you swap your Ti for a 1070?

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-980-Ti-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1070/3439vs3609

Benchmarks put the Ti higher than the 1070 on almost every field.

sweeten16

http://www.ebuyer.com/749687-stormforce-typhoon-vr-gaming-pc-7260-5269isn't this better? Watch dogs 2, Warhammer Vermintide and Rainbow Six Siege free as well.



Works out about the same price, more storage though.

steve_bezerker

Why would you swap your Ti for a 1070? Benchmarks put the Ti higher than … Why would you swap your Ti for a 1070? Benchmarks put the Ti higher than the 1070 on almost every field.



They're almost neck and neck with a few exceptions where the 980Ti pulls ahead. With newer titles the 1070 is marginally stronger and vastly more efficient. Clearly I wouldn't buy one, but when cards offer similar performance it's usually better to be on the newer architecture.

MBeeching

They're almost neck and neck with a few exceptions where the 980Ti pulls … They're almost neck and neck with a few exceptions where the 980Ti pulls ahead. With newer titles the 1070 is marginally stronger and vastly more efficient. Clearly I wouldn't buy one, but when cards offer similar performance it's usually better to be on the newer architecture.



Yeah I was a bit confused by your statement. No sense in swapping yours, but if you're buying brand new then yes obviously take the newer pascal models.

EDIT: Also the 1070 is much better value for money.
Edited by: "steve_bezerker" 8th Dec 2016

Ah the PC master race are out in full force it seems.

Because everybody has the confidence to build their own PC from scratch don't they..... Get a bloody grip.

Also all the internet dick swinging of 'well my build is FAR superior to this'.... Nobody asked you about your build so shut up
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