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Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Wed 29-Apr-15 10:00:17
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Thoughts please. Gaming machine


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To my limited understanding of todays hardware this looks pretty good for the price. What do you think?
Sorry Timey it's not a console tongue

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intel-i5-4460-gtx-97...


Product Specifcation
CASE BUILT IN Fractal Design Core 1000 Black Mesh Fronted Case
MOTHERBOARD Gigabyte H81M-S2H
MOTHERBOARD EXPANSION SLOTS 1x PCI Express x16, 2x PCI Express x1
CPU TYPE Intel I5 4th Generation Haswell
CPU MODEL Intel Core I5 4460 3.2ghz 6mb Cache 4th Gen Haswell
CPU SOCKET Intel 1150
CPU CLOCK SPEED 3.2 Ghz
CPU MAX TURBO CLOCK SPEED 3.4 Ghz
CPU COOLER Standard Intel Cooler
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 1600mhz Performance Ram
HARD DRIVE SIZE 1tb Seagate Barracuda Sata 6Gb/s 64mb Cache 7200rpm
OPTICAL DRIVE Samsung 24x Sata DVD Writer
GRAPHICS CARD Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 4gb Includes The Witcher Wild Hunt Game
PSU SIZE Corsair CX600 80 Plus Bronze Certified 600w Power Supply
OPERATING SYSTEM No Operating System
FRONT / TOP CASE PORTS 2x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone Jack, 1x Microphone Jack
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS 1x PS/2 mouse port, 1x PS/2 Keyboard port, 1x D-Sub port, 1x HDMI port, 2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 1x RJ-45 port, 3x audio jacks
MOTHERBOARD FEATURES Support for Q-Flash, Support for Xpress Install, EasyTune, EZ Setup, USB Blocker, Smart TimeLock, Smart Recovery 2
PC SPECIAL FEATURES 1x 12cm Cooling Fan Included, Additional Case Cooling Optional, Fully Upgradeable, Overclocking Potential
WARRANTY 1 Year Collect and Return Warranty Included with all our Computers. Buy with confidence knowing if anything goes wrong we will pick up the Computer and repair it at no cost to yourself during your warranty period which shows the faith we have in the products we sell.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Wed 29-Apr-15 10:37:13
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Re: Thoughts please. Gaming machine


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its not bad, I would say its weakness is the cpu.

intel i5's are decent if you get the k variant (meaning can be overclocked).

you may hit cpu bottlenecks in some games with only 3.4ghz clock speed.

e.g. my cpu struggles in gta5 when I set extended draw distance to medium.
DA:I is also cpu heavy as well as the ff13 pc ports.

but most games if you do hit cpu issues there should be an option to turn down to lower the cpu usage.

If possible see if the seller will replace the cpu with a 4670k or 4690k, on amazon that cpu is only £30 more than the 4460 and can overclock to 4.3ghz quite easily.

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Edited by Chrysalis (Wed 29-Apr-15 10:39:56)

Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Apr-15 13:52:17
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Re: Thoughts please. Gaming machine


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A playstation 3 has a higher Spec Swanny wink.

You deserting us console players then are we tongue

Here is a better One

And you even get a 2 man team to deliver it and set it up for you ,not bad for a product that costs £11,200 and a few pennies,and to add insult to injury after spending that absorb amount of money they want £11 for delivery mad Jokers

Edited by time2die (Wed 29-Apr-15 13:59:24)


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Standard User zrerz
(committed) Wed 29-Apr-15 14:08:15
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Not sure what price range you have, but this is one I have myself, plays everything at highest settings superbly, only extra thing I bought was the sound card, which you can add yourself during the customisation settings in the buying /checkout process:

http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Thunderb...

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Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Apr-15 22:25:26
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Re: Thoughts please. Gaming machine


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F*** me! And I thought the Xbone had a big power brick!
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Thu 30-Apr-15 09:22:44
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interesting concept but the components have premiums on them, and they force you to buy an optical drive which these days isnt really needed. I also dont like how the only choice of hdd is seagate frown

I done a list based on amazon.

intel 4690k cpu £191 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i5-4690K-Processor-Gra...
asus z97-p motherboard £70, new z97 budget board with less sata ports, usb headers etc. but still will do the job http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-90MB0JP0-M0EAY0-Z97-p-M...
corsair 600w psu £58 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Modular-Bron...
msi gtx970 £265 http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GTX-970-Graphics-1076MHz...
quality cpu fan/heatsink £25 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120m...
arctic mx4 thermal paste £4 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-MX-4-Thermal-...
WD 2tb red drive £75 (it will work standalone, and much cheaper than black model, better robustness than green model) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-3-5-inch-Desktop-Hard-Dr...
crucial 250gig ssd £87, low price and good rep http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT256MX100SSD1-256GB...
fractal r4 case £78 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Define-R4-Cas...
8 gig ddr3 ram £50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-FURY-1600MHz-Memory-M...

£903 inc vat and also has an ssd included.

You would be missing speakers, keyboard, mouse, controller and display.

The case is a quality one, and could be downgraded to save money, the ssd is optional. Also option to use an amd gpu instead of nvidia, amd is cheaper for same horsepower but tends to be more problematic to work with all games.

amd option £232 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radeon-DirectCU-Graphics-GDD...

So the deal at top post is good value but with a weakish cpu.

I think the 2nd deal posted is poor tho.

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Edited by Chrysalis (Thu 30-Apr-15 09:32:57)

Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 11-May-15 16:56:18
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Be out of date and out of touch within just a few short weeks.tongue

If You're going to go into the World of PC Gaming then i suggest you invest in a decent rig,my Mother actually has a faster one with a higher Spec and she is 76 smile

Edited by time2die (Mon 11-May-15 16:57:09)

Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 11-May-15 22:59:31
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Been reading somewhere (but can't find a link now) that you need at least a GTX 970 and a decent i5 to do it real justice over and above the PS4, so it looks like you're barking up the right sort of trees mate. The differences just aren't really worthwhile otherwise, as you won't likely appreciate the extra shadow quality and extra grass at 150mph, especially if the frame rate still dips. I'd stick to NVIDIA though if it were me buying it with project cars in mind!
Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 11-May-15 23:07:36
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Looks like a decent spec, but that case would look awful next to my TV! The trouble with the nice looking cases though, seems to be the cooling factor.

The Fractal Design cases look really nice, but....
Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-May-15 10:05:06
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How about this for a case?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/thermaltake-core-v21...

Core V21 - As the latest addition to the Core V Series, the new Thermaltake Core V21 is a quadrate micro M-ATX-based chassis that offers an endless stackable and flexible thermal solution. It allows externally-modular upgrades for enthusiasts to create dual systems. Designed for use in either a vertical or horizontal orientation on the motherboard, users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation. A 200mm fan on the front panel ensures that the Core V21 delivers outstanding cooling performance with compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS, further enhancing the reputation that the air cooling units of the series has become renowned for. Guaranteed to be an immensely powerful system, the Core V21 also has the ability to accommodate various overclocking components to boost performance even further where it counts!


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