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PCSpecialist Dominator A10 Review: Kitguru TV

Rating: 9.0.

This PCSpecialist Dominator A10 is a tower PC that is sold without monitor, mouse or keyboard for the low price of £399 inc VAT. (Provided you then click the KitGuru button and ‘Order now’ rather than ‘Configure’)

Now how on earth, you may wonder, can anyone supply a Windows 8.1 PC for such a low price? Good question.

The answer is that the Dominator A10 uses an AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU that combines quad core processing with AMD Radeon graphics. We reviewed the A10-7800 APU on KitGuru – (visit the review HERE) and the performance of the Dominator A10 matches our previous testing.

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The bare A10-7800 scored 4,443 in PC Mark 8 and this PC scored 4,295.

In 3D Mark Fire Strike the A10-7800 scored 1,483 and this PC scored 1,438.

Specifications:

  • Motherboard: Asus A88XM-PLUS.
  • Chassis: PCSpecialist Dominator 6806B chassis (built by Golden Field).
  • CPU: AMD A10-7800.
  • Cooler: Stock cooler.
  • RAM: 8GB dual channel memory (2,133 MHz) Kingston HyperX Beast (2 modules).
  • HDD: 1TB Seagate 7,200rpm SSHD.
  • PSU: Corsair VS-350.
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit.

In our video review we take a tour around the Dominator A10 and take a look at the handful of components inside the chassis, including the Asus A88XM-PLUS motherboard and dual channel Kingston HyperX Beast RAM.

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Pros:

  • Amazing cheap
  • Decent graphics performance and a fair CPU
  • 8GB of dual channel Kingston HyperX Beast RAM
  • The 1TB Seagate SSHD balances performance and price
  • There is scope for a graphics upgrade in the future
  • Three USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports

Cons:

  • The case is a bit lightweight and flexy
  • The two illuminated fans in the roof of the case can get a bit distracting
  • AMD CPU technology cannot match Intel Core i5

KitGuru says: The Dominator A10 makes a blinding home PC for anyone looking for the maximum value for money.
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Rating: 9.0.

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