Stormforce Inferno Desktop Gaming PC - i7-7700K @ 4.8Ghz / GTX 1080 8GB / 512GB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD / 16GB DDR4 £1549.99 @ Box
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Stormforce Inferno Desktop Gaming PC - i7-7700K @ 4.8Ghz / GTX 1080 8GB / 512GB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD / 16GB DDR4 £1549.99 @ Box

£1,549.99Box.co.uk Deals
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Found 13th Feb
For anyone not wanting to build themselves, I thought this was worth sharing.
It's based on a ASUS ROG Strix Z270H Motherboard, so not just some random model that no one has ever heard of.

It's fit for anything and everything, really. 16GB of ram, GTX 1080 (8GB) as well as a 512GB NVMe SSD, coupled with a 3TB Western Digital HDD. The i7 CPU is Overclocked at 4.8GHz, which is pretty hefty going, which is cooled by a Stormforce AIO. As well as that there's 16GB of Kingston Hyper X Fury 2400Mhz.

The case for this is probably one of the nicest looking cases I've seen on a pre-built recently.(IMO) It's not too over the top at all. Looking at it, I believe it's pretty much the In Win 805, although they say it's the "Stormforce inferno"

There's not much to complain about really, it looks a good price for a pre-built that won't really need upgrading for a long while and it includes a 3 year warranty.

Normally I'd suggest something to make it better a little later down the line, but I do think for the money here, it actually works out well.

Just in case, this is the PC only, no monitor. Although the BenQ EW3270ZL 32" WQHD is £299.99from Box as well at the mo, which is a 2560x1440 model with an AMVA+ Panel / 4ms response time. Might be worth considering if you want something a bit beefier than 1080p - Depends on what you're looking for really, I just thought it was worth a shout. (Itching to buy a new monitor myself)

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Specs

  • Intel Core i7-7700K Quad Core Processor
  • 16GB Kingston Hyper X Fury DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
  • Windows 10 Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics
  • 7290-5350
  • 3 Year Collect and Return "No Quibble" Warranty

Inside View
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Full Spec List

  • Intel Core i7-7700K 7th generation processor
  • Overclocked to 4.8GHz
  • 8MB SmartCache
Memory

  • 16GB Kingston Hyper X Fury 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM
  • Supports up to 64GB
  • 4x DIMM sockets (2 used)

Hard Drive
  • 3TB Western Digital HDD
  • 512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive

Optical Drive
  • No optical drive

Software
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 30 day trial of Microsoft Office included

Motherboard
  • ASUS Strix Z270H

Graphics
  • GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card
  • 1x Dual Link DVI-D
  • 1x HDMI
  • 3x DisplayPort 1.4

Audio
  • High definition 8 channel audio

Input Devices
  • Keyboard and mouse not supplied

Networking
  • ASUS 1300Mbps AC WiFi

Power Supply
  • 750w PSU

Dimensions
  • Height: 476mm
  • Width: 205mm
  • Depth: 455mm

Motherboard Interfaces
  • 1x DVI
  • 1x HDMI
  • 2x USB 3.1 Type-A (rear)
  • 2x USB 2.0 (rear)
  • 4x USB 3.1 (rear)
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 5x audio jacks

Expansion
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1 used)
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x2 mode)
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x1 (1 used)
  • 2x internal 3.5” bays (1 used)
  • 2x internal 2.5” bays

LEDS
  • Red LED light strips

Case
  • Stormforce Inferno gaming case
  • 2x USB 3.0 (front)
  • 2x USB 2.0 (front)
  • Stormforce water cooling system with Venom fan
  • 2x audio jacks

Warranty / Miscellaneous
  • 3 Year Collect, Repair and Return Warranty
Community Updates
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    Top comments
    Chepaer than buying a 1080 by itself
    Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening to music?
    39 Comments
    Chepaer than buying a 1080 by itself
    Similar? ksn-online.co.uk/sto…tml


    It was just a quick Google as I am no expert in these things
    cfbc17 m ago

    Similar? …Similar? http://www.ksn-online.co.uk/stormforce-inferno-black-windows-home-6700k3tb500gb-ssd32gbgtx-p-19299.htmlIt was just a quick Google as I am no expert in these things


    yeah similar but that comes with a slower processor, however it does come with 32gb of ddr 4 which in current market is quite expensive, so swings and roundabouts

    EDIT: it has a ssd i cant read
    Edited by: "michaeljb" 13th Feb
    cfbc1 h, 10 m ago

    Similar? …Similar? http://www.ksn-online.co.uk/stormforce-inferno-black-windows-home-6700k3tb500gb-ssd32gbgtx-p-19299.htmlIt was just a quick Google as I am no expert in these things


    Wow that looks an awesome deal - has anyone dealt with Ksn-online before?

    I was going to build uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…H9J but this looks like a much better deal, especially with warranty - do we have any gaming PC guru's who could confirm this?

    Seems a cracking deal with no hassle with building/no chance of messing it up!
    Original Poster Editor
    cfbc1 h, 20 m ago

    Similar? …Similar? http://www.ksn-online.co.uk/stormforce-inferno-black-windows-home-6700k3tb500gb-ssd32gbgtx-p-19299.htmlIt was just a quick Google as I am no expert in these things


    Think that's a stock cooler on there as well (Zooming in on image) as the different processor too. Also can't see what the motherboard is on that one
    Edited by: "NeoTrix" 13th Feb
    Very reasonable price for a pre-built.
    connorroberts165033233 m ago

    Wow that looks an awesome deal - has anyone dealt with Ksn-online before?I …Wow that looks an awesome deal - has anyone dealt with Ksn-online before?I was going to build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/88LH9J but this looks like a much better deal, especially with warranty - do we have any gaming PC guru's who could confirm this?Seems a cracking deal with no hassle with building/no chance of messing it up!



    Never dealt with KSN before however I am certain a friend did about 3 years ago. Bought a tablet from them. Received it fine but never had to contact them or deal with a return as the tablet still works I think.

    Seems like a real bargain. Don't think you can build one your self for anywhere near that price.
    Pitty they didn't state what brand of the graphics card and power supply..
    Edited by: "lewissymonds" 13th Feb
    • 512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive

    ...which has about half the performance of a Samsung EVO 960 NVMe. Whether you'll notice difference is another matter, it's still a good spec for the price.
    Decent PC - it's built by Zoostorm so it should be good and they don't use proprietary rubbish like some companies (HP, Dell, etc.) so you should be good if anything happens to go bad with sourcing replacement parts.
    Berhwale5 m ago

    512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive...which has about half the …512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive...which has about half the performance of a Samsung EVO 960 NVMe. Whether you'll notice difference is another matter, it's still a good spec for the price.


    The 960 Evo is a high end ssd though from what I know, so this ssd is probably going to be just fine - especially with 500 gb to work with.
    NarodWicked3 m ago

    The 960 Evo is a high end ssd though from what I know, so this ssd is …The 960 Evo is a high end ssd though from what I know, so this ssd is probably going to be just fine - especially with 500 gb to work with.


    I think Western Digital would claim that their "Western Digital Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe" is also high-end, it's just not as fast as the Samsung, it is a little cheaper though.
    Berhwale13 m ago

    I think Western Digital would claim that their "Western Digital Black PCIe …I think Western Digital would claim that their "Western Digital Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe" is also high-end, it's just not as fast as the Samsung, it is a little cheaper though.


    Just googled it. It may be slower than the Samsung one, but lets get real here. Are day to day users going to notice the difference between 2GB/s and 3.5GB/s? Probably not, especially when even the WD one is 4x faster than an average SATA 3 ssd.
    NarodWicked8 m ago

    Just googled it. It may be slower than the Samsung one, but lets get real …Just googled it. It may be slower than the Samsung one, but lets get real here. Are day to day users going to notice the difference between 2GB/s and 3.5GB/s? Probably not, especially when even the WD one is 4x faster than an average SATA 3 ssd.


    ...and that's why I said "Whether you'll notice difference is another matter".
    Berhwale44 m ago

    512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive...which has about half the …512GB Western Digital NVMe SSD boot drive...which has about half the performance of a Samsung EVO 960 NVMe. Whether you'll notice difference is another matter, it's still a good spec for the price.


    I mean we could list all the CPUs, mobos, coolers, PSUs, RAM, GFX cards, cases that are better as well, but what would be the point?
    Can it be configured with a 1080Ti or is there a similar deal elsewhere with that graphics card?
    I read that if you want to game in 4K then you may struggle with 1080 non-ti
    That motherboard looks amazing.
    Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening to music?
    slysy17 m ago

    Can it be configured with a 1080Ti or is there a similar deal elsewhere …Can it be configured with a 1080Ti or is there a similar deal elsewhere with that graphics card?I read that if you want to game in 4K then you may struggle with 1080 non-ti


    There is a Stormforce PC on Box with a 1080Ti but it's £1850 - here's the link:

    box.co.uk/Sto…tml
    fandyboy18 m ago

    I mean we could list all the CPUs, mobos, coolers, PSUs, RAM, GFX cards, …I mean we could list all the CPUs, mobos, coolers, PSUs, RAM, GFX cards, cases that are better as well, but what would be the point?


    But what else is the comment section of these kinds of deals for?
    cfbc3 h, 14 m ago

    Similar? …Similar? http://www.ksn-online.co.uk/stormforce-inferno-black-windows-home-6700k3tb500gb-ssd32gbgtx-p-19299.htmlIt was just a quick Google as I am no expert in these things


    Great deal but yikes, they need a new website!
    Seriously, hands up if any mug actually bought this.... i7 7700K for this much?

    Yesterdays technology at todays prices.... mugs
    Sharpharp5 m ago

    Seriously, hands up if any mug actually bought this.... i7 7700K for this …Seriously, hands up if any mug actually bought this.... i7 7700K for this much? Yesterdays technology at todays prices.... mugs


    I don't understand? Is there a free mug with this model?
    The one at ksn online seems very good value. Identical specs, the only difference is 32gb RAM and 6700k which will be more than enough if you intend gaming on this pc. £200 cheaper and by todays prices 16gb of DDR4 is nearly £200. So if you don’t need that much RAM, could easily sell it and keep 16gb making it even cheaper.Although it says there is only one in stock.
    Edited by: "iEimis" 13th Feb
    The 1080 is usually KFA I have one and it’s been great.
    zeekillah2 h, 23 m ago

    Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening …Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening to music?


    id spring for the 32gb model with the amount of ram chrome uses, frequent writing to the pagefile could cause those tracks to skip on this model
    fandyboy2 h, 51 m ago

    I mean we could list all the CPUs, mobos, coolers, PSUs, RAM, GFX cards, …I mean we could list all the CPUs, mobos, coolers, PSUs, RAM, GFX cards, cases that are better as well, but what would be the point?


    I specifically mentioned the WD Black NVMe drive because there is a big performance spread between NVMe drives. The WD drive s by no means a slow drive and it's a worthy addition to this pre-built PC, however it's not the drive I would put in if I was building this myself.

    Besides, why did the OP post the specs if not to get feedback on them in order to make a considered purchase?
    zeekillah2 h, 38 m ago

    Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening …Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening to music?


    It will probably be OK for day to day Chrome, but not hardcore Black Friday/Cyber Monday browsing sessions.
    michaeljb6 h, 27 m ago

    yeah similar but that comes with a slower processor, however it does come …yeah similar but that comes with a slower processor, however it does come with 32gb of ddr 4 which in current market is quite expensive, so swings and roundabouts EDIT: it has a ssd i cant read


    Not much slower. Just one generation back, to be fair propably will have like 1-2 fps less in certen titles given gtx 1080 will do most of the job. Personally I think is much better value for money.
    There are some cracking PC deals around at the moment; I was reading a review on Kitguru yesterday where the PC actually cost more than a couple of hundred quid LESS than the sum of it's component parts.
    slysy13 h, 7 m ago

    Can it be configured with a 1080Ti or is there a similar deal elsewhere …Can it be configured with a 1080Ti or is there a similar deal elsewhere with that graphics card?I read that if you want to game in 4K then you may struggle with 1080 non-ti



    I have a 1080 and can play at 4k with decent frame rates. Always turn off any AA (not really needed at 4K as the pixels are so small anyway) and this gives a big lift in frame rate and if needed drop shadows down from Ultra to High.

    I can get things like Forza 3, COD WW2 and F1 2017 at 4k Ultra 60fps quite easily and for less fast paced stuff like Assassins Creed Origins or Rise of the Tomb Raider (more console-y type games) it's arguable that you need 60fps anyway so you can get a locked 4K Ultra 30fps/45fps/50fps (50fps works well if you are using a TV as all UK TVs do 50/60hz natively) through RivaTuner which is going to be better visual quality than Xbox One X but at same or better frame rates
    Edited by: "darynquinn" 14th Feb
    Not sure why people rate it hot when there's another deal £300 cheaper. Then again people here always vote what they like and want, not what is a good deal. Cold for me, you can buy a laptop with more or less the same specs (even GPU) for the same price.
    geolykos34 m ago

    Not sure why people rate it hot when there's another deal £300 cheaper. …Not sure why people rate it hot when there's another deal £300 cheaper. Then again people here always vote what they like and want, not what is a good deal. Cold for me, you can buy a laptop with more or less the same specs (even GPU) for the same price.


    Where? I'd love to see a laptop with identical specs for the same price!
    Jeez this isn't bad
    Really highly specced cos desperate to shift those old cpu's.
    It is what it is, tho hindering the machine with 2400 ram is a bit silly with the rest of the specs.
    Edited by: "joe_shmoe" 14th Feb
    joe_shmoe34 m ago

    Really highly specced cos desperate to shift those old cpu's.It is what it …Really highly specced cos desperate to shift those old cpu's.It is what it is, tho hindering the machine with 2400 ram is a bit silly with the rest of the specs.



    Kaby Lake only officially supports up to 2400mhz ram so it's the correct memory for the processor, but as it's a Z270 motherboard you can overclock anyway
    Edited by: "darynquinn" 14th Feb
    lonewanderer22772 h, 42 m ago

    Where? I'd love to see a laptop with identical specs for the same price!


    Where?
    geolykos3 h, 17 m ago

    Not sure why people rate it hot when there's another deal £300 cheaper. …Not sure why people rate it hot when there's another deal £300 cheaper. Then again people here always vote what they like and want, not what is a good deal. Cold for me, you can buy a laptop with more or less the same specs (even GPU) for the same price.



    Where? Can you post a link please?

    lonewanderer22772 h, 42 m ago

    Where? I'd love to see a laptop with identical specs for the same price!

    darynquinn46 m ago

    Kaby Lake only officially supports up to 2400mhz ram so it's the correct …Kaby Lake only officially supports up to 2400mhz ram so it's the correct memory for the processor, but as it's a Z270 motherboard you can overclock anyway


    2400 ram will only reach 2666 at best.(unless you get a mislabeled pair)
    Overclocking 2400 ram will break the same official guidelines.
    Putting faster ram in it doesnt, because until you manually speed it up it will run at official supported frequencies. So there. ;#}
    zeekillah22 h, 53 m ago

    Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening …Can this run chrome well? Will I be able to go on website while listening to music?


    I can confirm tested and working well. But if you run Winamp and try and move it around the screen you do still get a lag effect.
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