Titan Krypt AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00GHz Quad Core DDR3 System - £479.24 Delivered @ Overclockers
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Titan Krypt AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00GHz Quad Core DDR3 System - £479.24 Delivered @ Overclockers

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Found 16th Dec 2010
Even without the OS included, I thought this was good deal for a quad core gaming base unit. Be quick as this is today only:

System Specification
- Case: Antec 300 Gaming Case
- Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W
- CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.00GHz Processor
- Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M 760G (AM3) Motherboard
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9
- Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA-II 16MB Cache
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- Graphics Card: Choice of the latest DirectX 10 and 11 graphic cards: Default for free is Ge Force GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 Low Profile
- Sound: 7.1 Channel Sound (On-Board)
- Optical Drive: OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black)

Gets good reviews as well:

overclockers.co.uk/sho…l=3

14 Comments

The choice of components are not bad, the mobo is relatively old tech, but still decent enough, it would be a solid office/Internet type of machine, but the PSU should be powerful enough to handle a juicy graphics card.

Without checking any prices, those components come to roughly £350, so not hot for me, but it depends if you can DIY or not.
Edited by: "demonite" 16th Dec 2010

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demonite

The choice of components are not bad, the mobo is relatively old tech, … The choice of components are not bad, the mobo is relatively old tech, but still decent enough, it would be a solid office/Internet type of machine, but the PSU should be powerful enough to handle a juicy graphics card.Without checking any prices, those components come to roughly £350, so not hot for me, but it depends if you can DIY or not.



Lmao I'm astounded by that comment.

Have some heat dont listen to the "nerd"
Edited by: "SHOWMAN36" 16th Dec 2010

Not particularly great price if you ask me. Anyone can DIY, its as simple as following some basic instructions step by step with pictures to assist you:

Build Your Own PC

A great website if anyone is interested in the self build route. Their forums are also excellent as a source of information. They helped me build me own about 3 years ago and I've since built over a dozen machines for friends and family. I'm so glad I tried it becuase it means you can upgrade without paying someone else and you can diagnose and fix most common hardware problems yourself which I rekon has saved me and people I know a fat wadge of money. Plus you can build exactly to your own specification or budget.

I suppose its more about whether you can be bothered to DIY rather than if you are able or not.

Sorry, but cold from me. I think I could build this system for about £100 less, that's a big saving!

SHOWMAN36

Lmao I'm astounded by that comment.Have some heat dont listen to the … Lmao I'm astounded by that comment.Have some heat dont listen to the "nerd"



It doesn't take a nerd to build a PC, it's literally like a big expensive jigsaw. It takes an idiot to not be able to do it to be honest. If people haven;t got the time or patience fair enough, but if you have and if your even a little bit tech savvy it's pretty simple

Building is not the hard part, I've taught my 9 year old, and even he can put together a basic build from old components, the hard part, is troubleshooting when things go wrong, now with modern mobo's it isn't too difficult for a techy to nail down the issue(s), but for a first time builder it can be daunting, having put together a machine, and for it not to post, and beep in error.

SHOWMAN36

Lmao I'm astounded by that comment.Have some heat dont listen to the … Lmao I'm astounded by that comment.Have some heat dont listen to the "nerd"



Some people crack me up, I've given an unbiased opinion based on facts, and I didn't bash the deal either, it's decent enough if your not into DIY, but otherwise the facts, such as the cost of the components etc, make it a cold deal.

Also I'd rather be a "nerd", than be ignorant.
Edited by: "demonite" 16th Dec 2010

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demonite

Some people crack me up, I've given an unbiased opinion based on facts, … Some people crack me up, I've given an unbiased opinion based on facts, and I didn't bash the deal either, it's decent enough if your not into DIY, but otherwise the facts, such as the cost of the components etc, make it a cold deal.Also I'd rather be a "nerd", than be ignorant.



Nothing to to with being ignorant if you bother to take the notice of the comment I highlighted

it would be a solid office/Internet type of machine

was the bit I was astounded about it would be a completely over specced office machine a bit like buying a Ferrari to pop down the local village shop.As for the rest of your post I made no comment about it so reign your neck in.

On the subject of building a machine, there are people who do not have the knowledge or the time to build one so for them this is a pretty good deal.If your sitting about with nothing to do but build a pc. then build it yourself and save £100+.There is also the fact that retailers generally like to make money on the items they sell its called "not going bankrupt"so a company making £130 on a deal seems ok to me.If my last post was "ignorant" yours was most certainly "arrogant".


Edited by: "SHOWMAN36" 16th Dec 2010

The included graphics card is a Geforce 430, what are you going to do with that?, play crisis?, those specs as they are, are fine for an office type/internet/general use and possible HTPC use, but most definitely not for gaming.

Your comment about keeping companies from going bankrupt, boggles the mind, so if you're flush, go for it, it's your money, but I know where mine will be staying.

Throw a decent GFX card in and It is definitely a solid gaming rig. The 5770 has come right down in price lately. I'm using one now and It's never had any problems. I had it in my old rig too which had a lesser spec than this and it was fine with most games I threw at it.

If you think that set up is only decent for office and internet use then you're crazy. I'm sat in my office now and every machine in here is running on Pentium 4 systems, which is what I would call fine for office and Internet use.

This machine would be fine for a lot of things, even with the GFX card that it comes with it will handle light gaming.
Edited by: "CHalligan" 16th Dec 2010

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SHOWMAN36

Nothing to to with being ignorant if you bother to take the notice of … Nothing to to with being ignorant if you bother to take the notice of the comment I highlightedit would be a solid office/Internet type of machine was the bit I was astounded about it would be a completely over specced office machine a bit like buying a Ferrari to pop down the local village shop.As for the rest of your post I made no comment about it so reign your neck in.On the subject of building a machine, there are people who do not have the knowledge or the time to build one so for them this is a pretty good deal.If your sitting about with nothing to do but build a pc. then build it yourself and save £100+.There is also the fact that retailers generally like to make money on the items they sell its called "not going bankrupt"so a company making £130 on a deal seems ok to me.If my last post was "ignorant" yours was most certainly "arrogant".



Cant be bothered to argue with you your obviously a modest professional and I bow to your better judgement on this machine you obviously need to run a quad core processor and a 1gb graphics card to get the best out of MS Word and Excel.

I've been looking to upgrade to a better pc for a while now but the fact that every pc thread is full of the same tw*ts comparing buying an off the shelf pc to buying a bunch of spare parts is starting to put me off visiting.


Edited by: "joncfc" 16th Dec 2010

joncfc

I've been looking to upgrade to a better pc for a while now but the fact … I've been looking to upgrade to a better pc for a while now but the fact that every pc thread is full of the same tw*ts comparing buying an off the shelf pc to buying a bunch of spare parts is starting to put me off visiting.



I didn't just tally up the price of the components to reach my conclusion, my reasoning also includes the fact that this is a basic build, quick and easy to put together, myself and quite a few techies I know, charge about £50 for such a build, which includes stress testing, so even then it comes to £400 or so, all in, making this not such a good deal.

It has the option to add a decent graphics card quite cheaply, do that and it is an OK deal.

demonite

I didn't just tally up the price of the components to reach my … I didn't just tally up the price of the components to reach my conclusion, my reasoning also includes the fact that this is a basic build, quick and easy to put together, myself and quite a few techies I know, charge about £50 for such a build, which includes stress testing, so even then it comes to £400 or so, all in, making this not such a good deal.



it was a little harsh, apologies to any who i offended
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