ULTRA FAST Quad Core 4.0Ghz 16GB 1TB Desktop Gaming PC Computer AMD - 359.99 @ eBay (the_pc_customiser)
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ULTRA FAST Quad Core 4.0Ghz 16GB 1TB Desktop Gaming PC Computer AMD - 359.99 @ eBay (the_pc_customiser)

£359.99eBay Deals
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Found 22nd Oct 2013
Was just looking around for gaming computers and came across these selection of computers, they seem like good components for a cheap price, I know that it is AMD and not Nvidia etc but I was wondering what the HUKD Community thought about them and if you can give me any more information

Thank you

And here are the specs:
AMD A8 6600K Quad Core Processor / CPU running at 4.0Ghz
16GB DDR3 1333Mhz 1600Mhz RAM
LATEST! AMD HD 8570D Graphics!
1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
CD / DVD-RW Dual Layer Optical Disc Drive
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 uATX Motherboard (Full specifications of this board can be found here)
500W Quiet Power Supply featuring large 120mm fan
High Quality Vantage BLUE Desktop PC Gaming Case with 3 x BLUE LED Fans
Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
4 X High Speed USB 2.0 Ports on Back Plus 2 On Front
8 Channel HD Audio
4 X SATA II 3GB/s Ports
1 X PCI Express X16 Slot
1 X PCI Express X1 Slot
1 X PCI Slot
2 X PS/2 Port (For Keyboard / Mouse)
1 X VGA Port
1 X HDMI Port (With Audio)
Dual Monitor Support
UK Mains Cable Included
All Relevant Driver Discs Included
PLEASE NOTE: An Operating System is not included with this PC.

21 Comments

Mrjimmy

LATEST! AMD HD 8570D Graphics!



Just so you know this graphics chip is built into the CPU, has no dedicated memory, and as a result will limit your gaming performance. In fact even a £40-50 graphics card should perform better in most cases.

Not really a gaming PC without dedicated graphics.
Edited by: "delusion" 22nd Oct 2013

Pretty sure the Graphics card is just GPU that's on the chip.

Which is also dropped on a Micro ATX board.

I wouldn't call this a gaming computer to be honest. It can play games but I wouldn't expect anything good out of it. Plus I wouldn't touch a pre-built on ebay at all, You'd be better of getting something pre-built by Scan, Overclockers etc with at least a warranty with it

You will need to include the price of a new PSU onto the price because i wouldn't trust the one that will be included.

Just reiterating what others have said.
I've been stung in the past on eBay, where you have 40 days to raise any complaints with ebay, after which time you've got absolutely no rights whatsoever.
If an item becomes defective after a few weeks and the seller doesn;t want to offer you a refund or any sort of goodwill, then you're left with the option of taking them to court yourself, as eby are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

Without a graphics card with a decent amount of dedicated memory, you're probably going to experience lag and/or be unable to use the highest graphics settings for a lot of top end online games.
This is just a well-spec'ed home use PC.

All of these custom built Ebay computers are made so that they can advertise the blockbuster specs that anyone can understand ie. x GB of RAM, y TB hard drive, z GHz processor. The parts are the cheapest of the cheap, note they hardly ever advertise the brand of the ram. Advertising integrated graphics as though it includes some top end card. Avoid entirely, just build your own, its so easy and you can actually do better than this for the price.

Haven't Googled but must be quite an old mobo to have no SATA III or USB3 ?

There is a zoostorm on ebuyer with the same CPU and 2TB hard drive (only 8gb ram) and it includes a license for Windows 7, Far Cry 3 and SimCity for £349 (£10 less that this).

ebuyer.com/579…Adg

CowPuncher

All of these custom built Ebay computers are made so that they can … All of these custom built Ebay computers are made so that they can advertise the blockbuster specs that anyone can understand ie. x GB of RAM, y TB hard drive, z GHz processor. The parts are the cheapest of the cheap, note they hardly ever advertise the brand of the ram. Advertising integrated graphics as though it includes some top end card. Avoid entirely, just build your own, its so easy and you can actually do better than this for the price.

I second this - definitely build your own with decent parts. I have just built my first computer just from reading internet forums and it works perfectly, it was much easier than i thought it would be.

You only get what you pay for and this is a clear example of ebay sellers trying to fool inexperience buyers. An average pre-built gaming computer will be ~£800 (as a really rough guide). It's always cheaper to build your own because you are only paying for exactly what you want and the components will be cheaper.

This is not a gaming computer in any form, probably about as much as of a non-gaming computer I've seen that has been described as such.

brooklynbrawler

Just reiterating what others have said.I've been stung in the past on … Just reiterating what others have said.I've been stung in the past on eBay, where you have 40 days to raise any complaints with ebay, after which time you've got absolutely no rights whatsoever.If an item becomes defective after a few weeks and the seller doesn;t want to offer you a refund or any sort of goodwill, then you're left with the option of taking them to court yourself, as eby are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.


chargeback is your friend

You pay that for a graphics card on its own if its a gaming pc, do not be fooled by ebay trash..

you will get NO HELP FROM EBAY. I HAVE JUST BEEN RIPPED OFF FOR £160 .EVEN THOUGH THAY FOUND IN MY FAVOUR.THE SELLER WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE ITEM BACK. SO THAT WAS THAT. THE SELLER ADVERTISD AS RETURNS ACCEPTED. STILL NO REFUND

heli1

You pay that for a graphics card on its own if its a gaming pc, do not be … You pay that for a graphics card on its own if its a gaming pc, do not be fooled by ebay trash..



Don't be fooled by this guy either, you do not need a £360 gfx card to make a decent gaming pc.

Got a similar one from Freshtech after xmas with a 2Gb Nvidia card for just over £400. My sons' opinion is that it rocks!

Original Poster

Cheers guys, your advice was great, I was looking at maybe purchasing this hotukdeals.com/dea…e=4, for an everyday laptop and gaming possibly, as I'll be travelling about and wanting to take it with me I thought it'd be a good addition, what are your opinions?

Thank you

(P.S. I'm sorry about you guys that have been ripped off by eBay purchases etc, I'll make sure not to purchase expensive vague goods on there)

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alfa111

Got a similar one from Freshtech after xmas with a 2Gb Nvidia card for … Got a similar one from Freshtech after xmas with a 2Gb Nvidia card for just over £400. My sons' opinion is that it rocks!



Sorry to say but 2GB means nothing. You can get a very very basic card with 2GB and for £400 that is most likely what your son got with his PC.

Mrjimmy

Cheers guys, your advice was great, I was looking at maybe purchasing … Cheers guys, your advice was great, I was looking at maybe purchasing this http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-akoya-i5-3210-750gb-hd-8gb-ram-nvidia-gt-640m-1080p-with-blu-ray-455-95-medion-1685065?page=4#comments, for an everyday laptop and gaming possibly, as I'll be travelling about and wanting to take it with me I thought it'd be a good addition, what are your opinions?Thank you(P.S. I'm sorry about you guys that have been ripped off by eBay purchases etc, I'll make sure not to purchase expensive vague goods on there)



You have gone from wanting a gaming desktop to a laptop with 'possible' gaming. You should think long and hard about what you want to use this for. A laptop is much harder to upgrade, and if in the future you decide you want to play current or next gen games at high quality you may regret jumping in and buying something inadequate.

It all depends on budget and requirements but a desktop is a cheaper and more future proof option if you decide you want a reasonable gaming pc.

Edited by: "delusion" 22nd Oct 2013

If you think an AMD A8 is ultra fast - how quick is a 12 core Xeon to you?!

Original Poster

delusion

You have gone from wanting a gaming desktop to a laptop with 'possible' … You have gone from wanting a gaming desktop to a laptop with 'possible' gaming. You should think long and hard about what you want to use this for. A laptop is much harder to upgrade, and if in the future you decide you want to play current or next gen games at high quality you may regret jumping in and buying something inadequate. It all depends on budget and requirements but a desktop is a cheaper and more future proof option if you decide you want a reasonable gaming pc.



What does this 'possible' gaming grant? and how come it is only possible? Yeah I know that but I was thinking of the portability feature, however much I'll use it. I'll be alright playing at settings that only use 30fps as I am used to playing on consoles.

Thank you for your help, my budget is around £400, if it's not too much to ask could you point me in the right direction for gaming desktops please?

Thank you

Mrjimmy

What does this 'possible' gaming grant? and how come it is only possible? … What does this 'possible' gaming grant? and how come it is only possible? Yeah I know that but I was thinking of the portability feature, however much I'll use it. I'll be alright playing at settings that only use 30fps as I am used to playing on consoles.Thank you for your help, my budget is around £400, if it's not too much to ask could you point me in the right direction for gaming desktops please?Thank you



I don't know about 'possible' gaming. You were the one that used the term:

Mrjimmy

for an everyday laptop and gaming possibly



I would guess it means playing some games well with low requirements, but top end games would either run at low frames per second or a very low resolution (if at all).

As for finding a desktop for gaming for £400, this will definitely only get you a low-mid range gaming PC (no monitor or OS included), so depending on your total budget and other requirements you might be better off spending that £400 with the intention of getting a home PC and selecting the right parts to make it easily upgradable to a gaming PC in the future.

If I have time I will look around but don't have the time at the moment.


Edited by: "delusion" 23rd Oct 2013

Guys, I have just bought the same specification from ebay.
When I access the boot menu, it shows I have 16GB Ram, but when I log (Windows XP), it shows me on the Windows Task Manager and System Info only 3GB. Not to mention that instead of 1TB hard drive, it shows only 127GB???
ANy suggestions?
Is there any possibility that I restricted performance when installing windows (the PC comes without operating system)
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