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Xmas Special Offer! Pre-built Gaming PC - Intel i7 4790, Geforce GTX 970, 8 GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Win 8.1 £799 (+ TCB 1.57% - 2.1% Cashback) @ meshcomputers.com
Xmas Special Offer! Pre-built Gaming PC -  Intel i7 4790, Geforce GTX 970, 8 GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Win 8.1 £799 (+ TCB 1.57% - 2.1% Cashback) @ meshcomputers.com

Xmas Special Offer! Pre-built Gaming PC - Intel i7 4790, Geforce GTX 970, 8 GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Win 8.1 £799 (+ TCB 1.57% - 2.1% Cashback) @ meshcomputers.com

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For the price and the fact that it is pre-built means that this is an bargain! With this PC, I do like how they cut down on necessities that in my opinion decreases cost and improves performance. You seem to get a lot for your £££ here. Here's what you get for £799:

Full Specification
Cooler Master K350 All Black ATX Gaming Case with Side Window and USB 3.0
500W FSP Quiet Power Supply - Bronz 80 Plus
MSI B85M-E45 Intel® B85 uATX Motherboard
New 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Quad Core Processor (3.6GHz - up to 4.0GHz, 8MB Cache)
8GB DDR3 1866MHz Memory (2x4GB) Kit
4GB NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming GPU, 1664 Cores, DP/DVI/HDMI
1TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64Mb Cache, 8ms Hard Drive
24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD)
Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-channel Audio
High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Microsoft Windows® 8.1 - 64 bit inc. DVD & Licence
BullGuard Internet Security - Free 90 Day Trial
Gold Warranty - (Lifetime Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1 Year Free Collect & Return)

To People that own consoles or those that are thinking of making a switch to PC gaming without the hassle building a PC, I recommend this. Sure the cost compared to PS4/XBOX 1 is more than double but you'll then have access to better graphics, Steam sales, variety of indie/exclusive games and no online paywall.

EDIT: Link does not work and I can't change it. Go to meshcomputers.com -> Intel Gaming PCs -> Xmas Special Offer to view the page.

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235 Comments

Seems like a good deal! But why do they never use the K versions of Intel processors in pre-builds?

Seems decent, hell of a lot better than the 'gaming' computers that you'll see on gumtree at this time of year, really feel sorry for the kids that end up with those...

I dont think youll get a better deal on a pre-built pc than this. Hassle free value for money :-) heat

cannibalwombat

Seems like a good deal! But why do they never use the K versions of Intel … Seems like a good deal! But why do they never use the K versions of Intel processors in pre-builds?



Because then they have to use a Z motherboard and better quality PSU which significantly puts the price up. Also if buying a K cpu you need a better cooler to OC which is another cost

Heat on this deal though

mobo meh, psu meh, case its rather personal (meh for me). but on a £270-300 VGA + £230 CPU, and a few extra bits, it's indeed a nice price

It just needs an SSD [and a monitor] and it will be pretty sweet!

wasabimaster

It just needs an SSD [and a monitor] and it will be pretty sweet!


Mouse and keyboard might be useful as well

Could it play minecraft?

Cold, you can build this for much cheaper and more powerful.

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sball

Could it play minecraft?



Unfortunately no, the specs aren't good enough to play minecraft

NorthLondonN1

Cold, you can build this for much cheaper and more powerful.



pcpartpicker link please?

Build yourself cost is around £760 - £780ish so £20 for it being built and 2 year warranty is pretty decent.

I've used MESH for two PC's in the past, always regarded them as good.

I should have waited a year before going pc.

NorthLondonN1

Cold, you can build this for much cheaper and more powerful.



uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Z…NWZ

This was a quick look, picking all the bits either as they are here, or the cheapest version available of what's on this PC nearest to it. it's a pretty damn good price for not having the pain of making it, and a proper warranty.

Obviously making it yourself means more customisation and that, but your statement is pretty harsh.


EDIT: Thought I'd add I had a PC from MESH years ago before I stared building my own and had zero problems with it, honestly if I was to get a PC of these specs, I'd definitely buy this over building my own.
Edited by: "Icipher" 5th Dec 2014

Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this one and a better spec.

frostyclock

Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this … Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this one and a better spec.



Considering the GPU and Processor alone are over half this price I seriously doubt it. Care to prove me wrong and give us a link?

frostyclock

Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this … Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this one and a better spec.




Hahahaha No you didn't

Icipher

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ZG2NWZThis was a quick look, picking all the … http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ZG2NWZThis was a quick look, picking all the bits either as they are here, or the cheapest version available of what's on this PC nearest to it. it's a pretty damn good price for not having the pain of making it, and a proper warranty.Obviously making it yourself means more customisation and that, but your statement is pretty harsh.EDIT: Thought I'd add I had a PC from MESH years ago before I stared building my own and had zero problems with it, honestly if I was to get a PC of these specs, I'd definitely buy this over building my own.



Woooo! Right on the button! Didn't know this partpicker existed.....I like it

Just look on Fierce pc web site and click build your own, granted its an Athlon quad core but still doesn't justify £360 price difference and its 2tb hdd but everyone to their own I guess.

frostyclock

Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this … Just got a gaming PC for my son from Fierce PC, half the price of this one and a better spec.


Sounds legit.

frostyclock

Just look on Fierce pc web site and click build your own, granted its an … Just look on Fierce pc web site and click build your own, granted its an Athlon quad core but still doesn't justify £360 price difference and its 2tb hdd but everyone to their own I guess.



AMD Athlon faster than an i7! You're having a laugh! Just because a CPU has multiple cores or a fast clock speed, it doesn't mean it's automatically good... please post the specs so I can laugh my **** off.

Edited by: "mamboboy" 5th Dec 2014

800 quid, you could build the same thing plus a k variant cpu and better mobo and add some more extra things like a 120gb ssd for your OS, and still do a comfortable 750.. building a PC is a lot easier than you'd imagine, a really good place to start is reddit.com/r/b…apc

At best this is a reasonable price for this pc. If you count part by part, it is overpriced. You can go further and spend 50% of this price to build a comparable pc, technically a slower one though.

frostyclock

Just look on Fierce pc web site and click build your own, granted its an … Just look on Fierce pc web site and click build your own, granted its an Athlon quad core but still doesn't justify £360 price difference and its 2tb hdd but everyone to their own I guess.



Of course it does. The best I could get too was a GTX 760 with an inferior CPU. Even then it won't be nearly as fast as the one on this. The hard drive capacity has zero effect on how fast the PC will run, only loading speeds.

£400 could not build you a better speced PC, sorry.

Ok so you could probably build THIS PC for £40 less BUT how much ****ing about ordering from different companies and waiting for Yodel to bin your parts is that £40 worth to you? That's assuming at the end of the day you don't need to RMA some of the ordered parts.......

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just pointing out value for money that's all including the point it has a 2tb hdd but end result is my son is playing cod advanced warfare on hi-res setting via hdmi very smooth and maybe next year it will need upgraded but for now he's very happy.

HOT HOT HOT you would struggle to build a similar spec yourself for the price.

For building, I strongly suggest using Logical Increments: logicalincrements.com/

I would easily prefer LI suggested £775 over this £799, even having an i5.

Would anyone with know-how mind taking a look at my proposed build and seeing if it makes sense, and where I could possibly cut any corners/cut costs etc?

uk.pcpartpicker.com/use…2FT

Basically, any and all opinions are welcome

frostyclock

just pointing out value for money that's all including the point it has a … just pointing out value for money that's all including the point it has a 2tb hdd but end result is my son is playing cod advanced warfare on hi-res setting via hdmi very smooth and maybe next year it will need upgraded but for now he's very happy.



Fair point. I will agree that most will be able to cope just fine with £350ish budget builds but in the world of gaming, it makes a little more sense to initially buy base components that are top end, or near top end - because otherwise you'll constantly keep having to upgrade outdated tech every couple of years because the socket is obsolete.

My 2500K build is probably 4-5 years old now and there's still absolutely no urgency for me to upgrade! The only thing that needs doing is my 7950 to a GTX 970

500 W PSU is not really good. It will probably be ok for now but if you want to SLI or upgrade in the future you will need another PSU.

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arsenalfan

500 W PSU is not really good. It will probably be ok for now but if you … 500 W PSU is not really good. It will probably be ok for now but if you want to SLI or upgrade in the future you will need another PSU.



You would also need a new motherboard, the one fitted does not support sli

Cracking deal! If you want the K version of the i7 you can for an extra £30. Unfortunately I just cant justify purchasing a desktop atm

Original Poster

TCB also do 1.57% - 2.1% cashback on purchases. Up to £16.80 off the price.

moonkeh

Would anyone with know-how mind taking a look at my proposed build and … Would anyone with know-how mind taking a look at my proposed build and seeing if it makes sense, and where I could possibly cut any corners/cut costs etc?http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/moonkeh/saved/BBf2FTBasically, any and all opinions are welcome


Had a quick look, here's my 2c:

Save £4 Asrock Z87-Pro3 £80 on Amazon (probably cheaper elsewhere http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z87-PRO3-Motherboard-Generation/dp/B00CYWDKWM)

Swap the case for something cheaper, use the money saved on a Samsung Evo SSD instead of Crucial.

Kind of need to get a better PC, so I can play most of my uninstalled Steam library. Was thinking it would be better to hold off for the next gen of processors (Broadwell?) and DDR4.

I currently have an ageing Corsair 650TX PSU and I would buy a new SSD for the OS.

2 question if I took the plunge: Would I not be invalidating the warranty putting in a new PSU and drive?

And would I be able to do a clean install of the supplied (OEM?) OS onto the new SSD with no problems?

i7 is serious overkill, I'd go for a cheaper one and an SSD.

Not sure about the motherboard choice.

Nice graphics card though.

Quick suggestion, try PcSpecialist they probably have some good offers on at this time on bespoke and pre-built desktops and laptops.

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dudedude

i7 is serious overkill, I'd go for a cheaper one and an SSD.Not sure … i7 is serious overkill, I'd go for a cheaper one and an SSD.Not sure about the motherboard choice.Nice graphics card though.



Well, the i7 is nice to have for those that are not into overclocking. As it is, it should last a long time, with a GPU upgrade in 3-5 years, this CPU should be able to hang around by then. Mobo is low-end, but it does the job. SSD is a fairly cheap and easy upgrade to this, which you could do now or later. CPU is more important initially.

wasabimaster

Had a quick look, here's my 2c:Save £4 Asrock Z87-Pro3 £80 on Amazon ( … Had a quick look, here's my 2c:Save £4 Asrock Z87-Pro3 £80 on Amazon (probably cheaper elsewhere http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z87-PRO3-Motherboard-Generation/dp/B00CYWDKWM)Swap the case for something cheaper, use the money saved on a Samsung Evo SSD instead of Crucial.



1) Whats the main benefit of the Asrock Z87-Pro3 over my proposed MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 (besides the £4 which is basically negligible in my eyes).

2) Why is the crucial not as good as the Samsung Evo?

I take your point on the case though. Am I being wise in picking an mATX case? I'm trying to keep it small as it'll be going in the living room beside my telly. I'm slowly thinking more and more that I should go for a Mid-Tower...advice?
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