Vibox 4.4GHz Fast Quad Core Gaming PC ★ ATI HD 6670 8GB 2TB £369.95 @ eBay / vibox
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Vibox 4.4GHz Fast Quad Core Gaming PC ★ ATI HD 6670 8GB 2TB £369.95 @ eBay / vibox

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Found 9th Aug 2012
AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad Core CPU
8GB of 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM
2TB Hard Drive Storage Space
ATI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Graphics Card
High Performance Motherboard
Free Game Included (WORTH £12.99!!)
Mars Gaming Case & 450W Standard PSU
Windows OS Not Included (Link to Upgrades Below)
FREE 1 Year Warranty (Link to Upgrades Below)
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Hell of a spec, not sure why it's getting cold votes?!?!? Hot from me!!
Seems like a great deal
not sure about the mobo, im reading its difficult (maybe impossible) to overclock.
I'll vote Hot, but just as the lack of OS along with a cheap gpu and AMD cpu put me off a bit. You could probably just about buy the parts and put them together yourself for this price.
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smr1

I'll vote Hot, but just as the lack of OS along with a cheap gpu and AMD … I'll vote Hot, but just as the lack of OS along with a cheap gpu and AMD cpu put me off a bit. You could probably just about buy the parts and put them together yourself for this price.



so these GPU and CPU arent good ?
oskarito32

so these GPU and CPU arent good ?



For that price and not wanting to build your own PC it's a good deal. They are a cheap GPU and CPU compared to more expensive ones yes.....but then you pay more??
scotia2

not sure about the mobo, im reading its difficult (maybe impossible) to … not sure about the mobo, im reading its difficult (maybe impossible) to overclock.




4.2GHz Quad Core no need to
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brianzion

4.2GHz Quad Core no need to



yeah
AMD FTW!
I have one similar from same place and the PSU are really bad. I sent mine back for repair after wouldn't boot one morning and the PSU used to make horrible noises before it went down. They sent it back saying PSU changed ect but the new PSU was just as bad and i ended up changing it myself. 450watt P4 cheap PSU is what they come with. Make sure to buy another if you buy this as they are really that terrible. PC itself is ok now but the Mars case does look a tad tacky.
Kunyk is due to provide a list of parts showing that it's cheaper to build your own much like it's cheaper to cut your own hedge or grow your own crops

brianzion

4.2GHz Quad Core no need to



Don't be fooled into comparing AMD clock speeds directly with Intel clock speeds though. Usually Intel performs way better in benchmarks despite the AMD processor having higher clock speeds and/or more cores.
seems a decent price.
Sorry but a shoddy motherboard and psu + a low end graphics card = cold from me.
"High Performance Motherboard" - Cool story, bro...
PSU not even mentioned.
If you dont like the graphics card cant you take it out? or not
This is only about the price you can buy the components for anyway, not a great deal. The graphics isn't a real gaming card, and the CPU is only as good as a 4 year old Core i7-920, all the sandy and ivy bridge chips smoke it. Alright for some I suppose, make a decent family PC, capable of everything but master of nothing.
And yes, you can take it out, but if you're doing that you're even better off building the machine yourself. It's not hard nowadays, everything fits together fairly obviously. Just make sure you plug the PSU into the mains and touch bare metal on it's casing (or the PC case when it's screwed in) frequently to ground yourself, so you don't damage any components with static.
PSU will overheat on that thing and will blow up eventully, i'd avoid. not voted.
The last thing you would do if you were building a "gaming" rig is cheap out on the psu.

I've had stuff like OCZ's and Enermax's pop on me, taking out boards and ram too, and that kit was alot more upmarket than this.

I wouldn't even consider connecting a stock psu to anything half decent.Your asking for trouble.

The worst thing is your average punter who doesn't know about this is being sold the dynamite that could go anytime it gets near capacity.

On that basis voting cold.
It's alright - not for hardcore gaming at all.
Above average specs for normal everyday use.
I'd definitely swap out the PSU.
OS + new PSU = £100+ so you're looking at £469.95...
Gaming PC without a gaming GPU? Makes sense.
Hmm.... so people would go for this one over this? hotukdeals.com/dea…289

In all likelihood I won't buy and will try to eek my machine along until next year for a refresh, but the other looks the 'obvious' choice?
PR¹ - the one you linked has better specs but again the PSU will be something awful so you'll need to buy a new one for approx £50 and the graphics card will only play most modern games at medium and a few older ones on high settings. The processor isn't brilliant but okay for the price. I imagine the fans are loud as well as the case being loud (rattling). The RAM is likely slow and from a cheap unreliable make.

I built my own PC fully for the first time last month and with all the guides on the internet it's really easy. Furthermore when buying parts separately I got 3-5 year warranty on all my parts except the case.
Cold the graphics card sucks in it, and I wouldn't put a much better one in without upgrading the psu.
Edited by: "empyphil" 10th Aug 2012
Better off spending an extra £200-£300 to be honest, i usually end up spending near a grand, or just over when i do a full upgrade to make sure it lasts 4 years or so.. my last upgrade was in late 08 to an i7 920 and it's still lasting me well, i've only upgraded the video card since from 2 8800 GT's to a 5870.

Not really worth getting cheapy components, if you want the thing to last it's better to spend more to have high performance for longer.
Edited by: "WelshJester" 10th Aug 2012
Yeah, I can do the lego bit fine, I'm just lazy these days and the headline price looked alright. I've been in IT over 10 years, but it's been maybe 8yrs since I did desktop stuff and I've lost touch with the GPU side more than I should have, so was wondering if that was the factor here.

I suspect I'll wait for the 'next gen' of CPU's next year anyway, my Phenom II is still just about ticking over.
From the product's ebay page
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Edited by: "siliconbits" 10th Aug 2012
Cold, I can buy a Intel machine for loads more, makes this deal worthless. Not sure why people vote cold based on the fact they can pay more for better machines. Thats a bit obvious.
So tempted to sell my Dell Studio XPS 8100 for this
The absolute worst thing you can do when building a PC is to use a cheap PSU.

I wouldn't touch this with a 10 foot pole.
twist

Cold, I can buy a Intel machine for loads more, makes this deal … Cold, I can buy a Intel machine for loads more, makes this deal worthless. Not sure why people vote cold based on the fact they can pay more for better machines. Thats a bit obvious.



I think people vote cold based on the fact that these are poor quality PCs (parts-wise). Spending £450 for something that works next year is better than buying this. Furthermore, if you're willing to take the risk of these poor parts, then this is a much better deal:

hotukdeals.com/dea…289
Sure it has a rubbish PSU, hardly difficult to ask them to exchange it for a better quality item at discounted price. In most of these threads people say either "I can build it for less (but then cant price up the parts for less)" or "For an extra few hundred..."

What poor parts, the case and PSU? The ram will be branded, so is the Mobo, CPU and the hard drive more than likely will be seagate or WD. Theyre lower spec, doesnt make them poor quality.


Edited by: "twist" 10th Aug 2012

They are a cheap GPU and CPU compared to more expensive ones yes.....but … They are a cheap GPU and CPU compared to more expensive ones yes.....but then you pay more??



That quote made me laugh, and reminded me of a classic Basil Fawlty moment:

"Next contestant, Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from Torquay. Specialist subject - the bleeding obvious."
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spannerzone

Kunyk is due to provide a list of parts showing that it's cheaper to … Kunyk is due to provide a list of parts showing that it's cheaper to build your own much like it's cheaper to cut your own hedge or grow your own crops:D

haha
I love the way people say "Cold, can buy much better blah, blah" - if you can buy better a better spec, post proof and I'll happily apologise.

If you can't then you're just another saddo that just likes to sound off with empty words.

Personally, for what you get it looks great value for the money.
I like the poor card comment, 115th out of all video cards ain't bad. The one I have runs sky rim with high detail and Warcraft is silky smooth. 6670 is best sub £100 card! Not keen on vibox. machines I bought came with no extras such as mouse or keyboard, not even a power cable!
Talicus

Don't be fooled into comparing AMD clock speeds directly with Intel clock … Don't be fooled into comparing AMD clock speeds directly with Intel clock speeds though. Usually Intel performs way better in benchmarks despite the AMD processor having higher clock speeds and/or more cores.

PSU and Mobo are low level stuff, especially PSU. HDD is only 5400 rpm, no OS (not an issue for most) I'd skip this, for that spec at that price it really isn't worth the money, you're better off just building your own using higher quality components and spending the extra.
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