PCSpecialist Vanquish 230X Review

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As we arrive at the tail end of 2013, there could be no better time to treat yourself to a new system. If you have neither the time nor desire to build a system yourself then respected UK builder PC SPECIALIST have been creating some killer rigs this year.

We asked them what they could build for £999 inc VAT and delivery. In answer, their new Vanquish 230X system arrived with us last week and it features one of the latest Intel Haswell processors and an AMD R9 280X graphics card. But is it any good?

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PCSpecialist Vanquish 230X Specifications:

  • Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.2GHz
  • 16GB Kingston HyperX BEAST @ 2400MHz
  • ASUS Z87-A Motherboard
  • 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
  • 1TB SATA III 6Gb/s HDD
  • 3GB AMD Radeon 280X Graphics
  • CoolerMaster Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler
  • Corsair TX650M Modular PSU
  • Corsair 230T Case (NEW!)
  • Windows 8.1 64bit
  • 3 Year Warranty

Price: £999 inc VAT & Delivery

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  • Gareth

    “Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.2GHz
    16GB Kingston HyperX BEAST @ 2400MHz
    ASUS Z87-A Motherboard
    120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
    1TB SATA III 6Gb/s HDD
    3GB AMD Radeon 280X Graphics
    CoolerMaster Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler
    Corsair TX650M Modular PSU
    Corsair 230T Case (NEW!)
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    3 Year Warranty”

    So you need expensive 2400Mhz ram now ? you need 16GB? no need for the SSD, use extra money and get a new PSU 850W and an extra 290x =P

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  • Union Jack

    Very impressive, just ordered one for my son :)

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  • Ben

    Gareth – seriously. get a clue. You wouldn’t need a 850W PSU for a 290X, and who wants a reference 290X that sounds like a helicopter anyway.

    16GB of RAM is futureproof for a few years and an SSD is the best thing you can add into a system. Amazing you would sacrifice all those good things, for an ultra loud video card and a power supply you dont need.

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  • richard de lara

    wer can i buy a gaming cpu? wer can i contak u guys?

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  • Zen

    A half decent PSU to run all that expensive kit – finally. Sick of seeing £1000 PCs with crappy Corsair CXs.

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  • RC2

    Hugely impressive specification for the money, miles ahead of anything else pre-built on the market at this time. Ordered mine yesterday, cheers for the heads-up!

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