With the launch of Coffee Lake and Z370, Intel is looking to stand firm against a peppery Ryzen architecture. Intel’s 8th generation parts ramp up the core count, led by the six cores and twelve threads of the Core-i7 8700 and 8700K. Further down the CPU table, Coffee Lake’s Core-i3 CPUs are now affordable quad-cores. These could be perfect for budget conscious, punchy, gaming systems. PC Specialist thinks so, and has kitted out its Enigma Pro with Coffee Lake’s Core i3-8100 and a GTX 1070 for added spice.
At just under £900, this system is immediately enchanting. PC Specialist has put together a really attractive package in the Enigma Pro, and at this price we’ve high hopes of a strong showing. Everything inside this system hints at a PC which can handle most things and – importantly – provide good gaming performance. Let’s see what this Core-i3 8100 powered system can do.
- Intel Core i3-8100
- PCS FrostFlow 100 Series CPU Cooler
- ASUS PRIME Z370-P motherboard
- 8GB (2x 4GB) Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz
- 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070
- 1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 3.5″ SSHD
- CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550
- Corsair Carbide Spec-04 (black/red) case
- 50cm White LED Strip
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- 3YR standard warranty
- (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)