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New review builds

polycrac

Rising Star
Well, you wait ages for one and then three come along at once! https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/reviews/

The top end (Scimitar) leaves me a bit confused by some of the corners being cut (on RAM and M.2 speed) but I may be missing something - not costed up the savings here.

The mid-point option (Ignite) seems set up more for productivity or gaming & streaming than just gaming (CPU overkill relative to GPU for straight gaming)

The budget option (Magma S) is great, yes, it is cheap as chips but for those on a tight budget it is awesome. Knocks about £100 off, giving you a £700 PC for £600, that's a serious percentage saving and opens up PCS options for people who couldn't have got there before.
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
Well, you wait ages for one and then three come along at once! https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/reviews/

The top end (Scimitar) leaves me a bit confused by some of the corners being cut (on RAM and M.2 speed) but I may be missing something - not costed up the savings here.

The mid-point option (Ignite) seems set up more for productivity or gaming & streaming than just gaming (CPU overkill relative to GPU for straight gaming)

The budget option (Magma S) is great, yes, it is cheap as chips but for those on a tight budget it is awesome. Knocks about £100 off, giving you a £700 PC for £600, that's a serious percentage saving and opens up PCS options for people who couldn't have got there before.
Awesome, thanks for this, will have a look tonight after work.... I'm so excited!!!
 

Scott

Modinator
Moderator
Must admit, I'm not a fan of any of them. They are all unbalanced in my mind.

Even the latter, cheap option...... it's great to get a bargain but it would be a means to an end IMO. In a few years it would simply go in the bin rather than have room for upgrades.
 

polycrac

Rising Star
In a few years it would simply go in the bin rather than have room for upgrades.

I'd agree with that, but the same would have been true if they had £700 to spend - it hasn't stopped a low end PC being badly limited but it has made them accessible to quite a few more people
 

Scott

Modinator
Moderator
I'd agree with that, but the same would have been true if they had £700 to spend - it hasn't stopped a low end PC being badly limited but it has made them accessible to quite a few more people

Oh definitely, I never recommend a PC for any less than £900 (ish) when anything remotely like gaming is considered.

Below that I would always suggest a laptop as it's future potential is just as limited but at least it has portability and doesn't need a screen etc to be considered as well.
 
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