Update (23/11/18): Now that Black Friday is officially here, PC Specialist has lowered prices event further on its range of laptops and desktops. Best of all, inputting a voucher code of PCSBF will net prospective buyers another £20 off the deal price.
The only caveat is that the discount code cannot be used on Next Day or Review Systems, but it does include standard delivery on all of the setups below. Amendments have also been made below to the price of the systems, as well as the Apollo S1 ditching the Fractal Focus G chassis for the Corsair 275R. In turn, this has shaved another £100 off the listing, bringing the setup below the £1,000 mark.
Original Story (19/11/18): Black Friday is still a couple of days away, but that hasn’t stopped PC Specialist from cutting prices early, saving you pennies across a range of gaming systems. Four builds in particular are receiving the special treatment, packed with Corsair, Nvidia and Seagate hardware.
Optimus IX for £979
The Optimus IX is perfect for gamers on the go, packing a 15.6-inch Full HD screen at 144Hz refresh rate. Under the hood sits a 6-core Intel Core i7-8750H, paired with 8GB of Corsair RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Windows 10 arrives on the 256GB ADATA SU800 M.2 SSD, with a 1TB Seagate HDD acting as a secondary storage device. While the original pricing sits at £1,055, the deal has pushed it into triple digits costing just £979.
Recoil II for £1,299
For those wanting more screen real estate, PC Specialist is bringing the price of its Recoil II down – which received a staggering score of 9.0 here at KitGuru. Specifications aren’t too different from the Optimus IX, however the screen has been bumped up to 17.3 inches at the same high refresh rate. Memory is doubled at a total of 16GB, sitting alongside an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. While the primary SSD is still 256GB, the Recoil II houses an Intel 760p M.2 NVMe solution still coupled with a Seagate 1TB HDD for £1,299.
Apollo S1 for
Desktop enthusiasts can turn their attention to the Apollo S1, an AMD-powered system sporting the 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X. Corsair once again handles the 16GB of DDR4 RAM, while Nvidia endows the setup with a GTX 1060. ADATA returns with a 256GB SU800 M.2 SSD containing Windows 10 Home, while Seagate covers the secondary storage solution with a 1TB HDD. All of this is contained in Fractal’s Focus G Gaming Case for £1,099.
Vortex Alpha for £1,499
Most of the savings can be seen at top-end, with the Vortex Alpha. Within a Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB Gaming Case lies Intel’s latest Core i7-9700K 8-core processor and Nvidia’s brand new RTX 2070. Corsair throws in 16GB DDR4 RAM across two lanes, while Intel and Seagate take care of storage with a 256GB 760p M.2 NVMe SSD and 1TB Seagate Barracuda. Prospective buyers can save a cool £200 during PC Specialist’s Black Friday event, grabbing the system for £1,499.
KitGuru Says: As usual, now is pretty much the best time to go portable, upgrade your desktop or grab a gift for a loved one. Do you have your eye on a new setup?