Is this worth getting?

Simplibus

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Jul 27, 2016
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Case
PCS GENESIS G1B CASE + SD CARD READER
Processor (CPU)
AMD A8-7600 Quad Core APU (3.1GHz) & Radeon™ R7 Series Graphics
Motherboard
ASUS® A68HM PLUS FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 - DVI, HDMI, DP
1st Hard Disk
1TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days
Quantity
1

Price £496.00 including VAT and delivery
 

0118999

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Oct 24, 2016
548
Doesn't seem bad but I know little about AMD's current processor line up. Depends on what you're planning to use it for I suppose. No USB3 and SSD seems a bit of an omission.
 

0118999

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OMSI is very dependent on single-thread CPU performance and CPU single-core clockspeed. AMD tend to score better on multicore performance though, to the detriment of single-core, take a look at:
For those reasons I would suggest an Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen CPU for playing OMSI.

Most modern games will lean on the graphics card much more heavily, the 1050 should be more than adequate for GTA:V.

SSDs are nice but they only affect loading times, not performance, so they're a rather pricey luxury rather than a must have, the hard disk is 7200 rpm so should be tolerable.
 

CrazyShark Gaming

A SHARK-ing person
Jul 31, 2016
184
Case
PCS GENESIS G1B CASE + SD CARD READER
Processor (CPU)
AMD A8-7600 Quad Core APU (3.1GHz) & Radeon™ R7 Series Graphics
Motherboard
ASUS® A68HM PLUS FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 - DVI, HDMI, DP
1st Hard Disk
1TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days
Quantity
1

Price £496.00 including VAT and delivery
If you want to get it, it's your choice. Only get it if you can afford it.
 

Planesandbuses

Well-Known Member
Apr 9, 2016
260
I can highly recommend having an SSD, hard drives are so 2000's... Joking aside, they reallly do make a difference in speed.
 

N531 DWM

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Oct 25, 2016
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Seems rather okay as has been said i do not know much about AMD Processors just the one fan and some thermal paste id expect some high temperatures however my computer obviously at a higher spec but has five fans on a gaming PC temperature really needs to be avoided also i hope you'e noticed that its only wired connections not wireless too i'd however want more SDD Space at least 2TB 1TB plus Steam and maybe bus photos etc can take that 1TB very fast which affects speeds, RAM and Graphics seem perfectly fine though but i am actually no PC Expert :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 

0118999

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Oct 24, 2016
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I don't think anyone buys a PC primarily based on the bundled security software. There's no need to pay for an antivirus product when Avira and Avast are both very solid and completely free.
 

Lakitu

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Jan 1, 1970
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I'm going to jump right in and say no.

Firstly: Processor (CPU)
AMD A8-7600 Quad Core APU (3.1GHz) & Radeon™ R7 Series Graphics

I owned a A10-6800K for a couple of years. It's a superior APU to that, but not what I would call suitable. Also, buying an APU when you intend to put a seperate GPU in is a waste of time. On the budget level, a Ryzen 3 1200 is a good choice, or a Intel Pentium G4560 as core count isn't too much of an issue in OMSI.

Motherboard
ASUS® A68HM PLUS FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)

FM2 based motherboards are really old tech (2013/4) and don't have any good CPUs to go with them. For a decent modern CPU, you're going to want the AM4 B350 platform (AMD Ryzen) or LGA1151 (Intel Skylake or Kaby Lake).

Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 - DVI, HDMI, DP

Poor value GPU, a 1050 Ti is much better performance for little extra and gives a little extra bringing it to the 60fps mark in a fair few games, which the plain 1050 cannot do.

Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY

Very little headroom for upgrades on any system, 500W/550W is a minimum.

Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)

Ignore the software. Any bundled stuff is bloatware rubbish and should be avoided. Why the browser is even mentioned is beyond me. Every W10 PC has it, it's kind of included in Windows. Software trials are completely useless and should be ignored.
 
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0118999

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548
I agree with @Lakitu. Also I hadn't previously noticed how low wattage the PSU was either, 350W is definitely tight although Corsair is at least a reputable make.

Do AMD do any decent non-integrated graphic CPUs? How does OMSI get on with ATI graphic cards as they're typical better value than nVidia?
 

Lakitu

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Jan 1, 1970
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"Do AMD do any decent non-integrated graphic CPUs?"

Absolutely. A list here:

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, 1920X, 1920, 1900X
Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, 1700
Ryzen 5 1600X, ,1600, 1500X, 1400
Ryzen 3 1300X, 1200

There's kind of a pattern there.

How does OMSI get on with ATI graphic cards as they're typical better value than nVidia?

ATI GPUs have been AMD for a long time. There's no performance deficit between equivalent modern AMD and NVIDIA GPUs, however while AMD GPUs are slightly cheaper, they do consume more power. There's also a severe issue with GPU prices at the moment due to cryptomining and memory shortages. It is not worth purchasing anything older than the RX 4xx series or the GTX 10xx series. RX Vega represents fairly poor value for money, which is a shame after Ryzen. It again suffers from high power usage and lower performance compared to GTX cards.

Easy enough to say get a Ryzen 5 1600 and a GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1060, or a RX 570 or 580 when prices reduce.