Overclockers PC Deal

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  1. forever

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    Hi All,
    Looking for my first gaming type PC for a number of years, do folks rate overclockers? I spec'ed the below, is it a good deal or would i be better going to Dell or someone??

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    • 1 x OcUK Kinetic Z1 - Intel Z170 Configurable Skylake DDR4 Gaming PC = £1,150.85
      • Case:Kolink Aviator Midi Tower Gaming Case - Black
      • Processor:Intel Core i5-6600K 3.9GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail
      • Memory:Team Group Elite 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C16 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (TPKD416GM2400HC16D
      • Graphics Card:MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti Armor 2X 6144MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
      • Storage Mechanical Hard Drive:Seagate 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST2000DM001)
      • Optical Drive:Unwanted
      • Operating System:Unwanted
      • CPU Cooler:Unwanted
      • Primary Solid State Drive / Hard Drive:Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
      • Security Software:ESET Smart Security - Trial Key
      • Build Time:Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
      • Warranty:OcUK Standard System Warranty - 3 Year (24 Month C&R + 12 Month Labour)
      • WIFI:Unwanted

    Total: £1,164.95
    (includes shipping: £14.10)


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    doesn't include windows or a cpu cooler (no doubt you'd get stock one but you'd be better off going for something cheap but still good like the hyper 212)

    apart from that, pricing the parts individually on their you're saving some cash (unless you really shop around)
     
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    thanks for the reply, i have windows on my old pc so will use that key to upgrade to windows 10, i did think about the cooler, but the config came up as not needed, but will add one now. DO you think doing the same kit with scan or someone will come out cheaper or are overclockers pretty much on the money these days?
     
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    i buy stuff from them, amazon is also a good place as their returns are really good.

    i guess maybe price up a similar system on other sites too so you have something to compare it too.
     
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    Your windows key will not work on the new system.
     
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    ? why i install windows & which i have a full retail version key, then upgrade to windows 10..
     
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    ah, didnt realize it was a retail key. Don't see too many of those the most you can find nowadays is OEM.

    Can't believe the **** you have to go through when you upgrade your computer though after shelling out a lot of money for the OS itself.
     
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    i bought an oem for about £12 recently. g2a or kinguin, cant remember which. you pay 80p extra for insurance so if it turns dodgy you have a comeback
     
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    If you're not planning to overclock then the 6600k is a waste as is the memory.
    If you plan to play at 1920x1080 max then the 980 is a waste. 960 would do the job.
    Get a bigger SSD instead of a mechanical HD. This will give you the greatest benefit in loading times for windows, apps, games and in game maps.
     
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    is the 960 VR ready?
     
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    960 wont do the job maxing at 1080p.
     
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    6600k isn't a waste. Your set for a long time with that.

    970 would be your minimum for a good boy but if you can stretch to the 980ti as per up then go for it.

    500gb + 2tb mech is perfectly fine.

    The spec in op is really good. But I'd get a cooler added. Ring them and they'll do it for you.
     
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    It's not. Min is a 970 for VR.
     
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    thanks all so the rig should be good to go, now just need to find a better monitor currently running two 21 jobs :)
     
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    The 6600 is fine but the K version doesn't give you anything extra unless you're overclocking and there is no mention of the motherboard to say it supports as such.

    I have a 960 and it plays everything flawlessly at 1920x1080.

    Let me know how you get on when your SSD is full up with games after a few weeks. If you're not going to use the SSD for the OS and the games then not much of an advantage. Just weaned someone off using a SSD for OS and a mech HD for games and he wish he'd made the move earlier.

    The law of diminishing returns. Just trying to save you money now that you can re-invest again in 2 years when the "latest" tech comes out.
     
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    Most games do not need an SSD, and you will find only a small advantage in initial load times with them. Games that require a lot of texture streaming - open world games like GTA or the latest Batman work well on SSD. I have 2 mech drives and 1 SSD for games, tbh sometimes I have no idea which drive I have installed them on :)
    A 980 cannot run some games at max detail at 60 fps at 1080p (which is "flawless"), so a 960 will be 30% or so less flawless :)
     
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    If there going to chuck a grand down for a system a 960 wouldn't be a consideration anyway, and depends how many games they have on the go at any one time regards the ssd. If there only playing 3-4 at any one time have the os on ssd and the games your playing on ssd aswel.
     
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    so to round this off, the below is the spec i ordered arriving tomorrow :)

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    • 1 x OcUK Kinetic Z1 - Intel Z170 Configurable Skylake DDR4 Gaming PC = £1,442.72
      • Case:Kolink Aviator Midi Tower Gaming Case - Black
      • Processor:Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail
      • Memory:Team Group Elite 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C16 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (TPKD416GM2400HC16D
      • Graphics Card:Zotac GeForce GTX 980Ti AMP Edition 6144MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (ZT-90503-10P)
      • Storage Mechanical Hard Drive:Seagate 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST2000DM001)
      • Optical Drive:Unwanted
      • Operating System:Unwanted
      • CPU Cooler:Alpenföhn Matterhorn Black CPU Cooler
      • Primary Solid State Drive / Hard Drive:Samsung 1.0TB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E1T0B/EU)
      • Security Software:ESET Smart Security - Trial Key
      • Build Time:Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
      • Warranty:OcUK Standard System Warranty - 3 Year (24 Month C&R + 12 Month Labour)
      • WIFI:Unwanted

    Total: £1,456.82
    (includes shipping: £14.10)


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