Fierce APACHE Gaming PC Desktop Computer Bundle Review
The PC Is Beast And It’s Not Badly Priced
This Fierce APACHE Gaming PC came pre-built and comes with the following:
Intel Core i5 8500. with the price tag of around £180 it is powerful for gaming with 6 Cores and 6 Threads.
1TB Hard Drive. Although it is twice as much as the XboxOne and PS4 originally had when they came out, you might find yourself low on space at times, but this is only if you don’t delete the games that you’ve finished playing.
It all really depends on the games you play, If you play all the triple A titles like Grand Theft Auto 5, it will take a big chunk out of your storage. Just for example, Star Wars Battlefront will take around 50GB and Battlefield 1 will take around 80GB, but if you want a gaming PC to try out all it’s small indie titles then you’ll be 100% fine.
A the end of the day you can always add an extra hard drive if you need it in the future.
8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM / Memory. 8GB is it enough? Yes. 8GB of ram will allow you to play any games on the market today with no problems.
Getting 16GB will allow you to run games better and future proof your PC, but it’s not needed right now.
The two most important things to get in a Gaming PC is a processor and a graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB. You can go for NVIDIA or AMD, they are your two best options, people will argue which one is best, but at the end of the day they both do the same job. I went for NVIDIA as my friends had NVIDIA graphics cards, but I could have easily gone for an AMD card.
My graphics card, the GTX 1050 Ti is probably the lowest card I would recommend buying.
The list is from best down:
- Geforce Gtx 1080 Ti 11GB – £650 (offer prices)
- Geforce Gtx 1080 8GB – £450
- GeForce GTX 1070 8GB – £370-£410 (offer prices)
- GeForce GTX 1060 6GB – £260-£300 (offer prices)
- GeForce GTX 10603GB £185 (offer prices)
- GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB £154 (offer prices)
- GeForce GTX 1050 2GB £126 (offer prices)
I selected the lowest prices I saw on Amazon, most of them were on offer.
Gigabyte H310M S2H Motherboard. I don’t know much about Motherboards, as long as they can fit everything you need in, that’s fine by me.
GameMax Centauri Black Case/Blue Fans. The case itself is slick with a side window so you can see inside, this PC came with two fans inside, one with blue LED’s.
Wi – Fi. Not all Gaming PC’s come with wifi, some do, some don’t, is it important to have wifi built in, yes and no, It depends on your internet, when I play games online I sometimes experience lag at times and when I chat on Discord with my friends, I sometimes cut out while talking.
I would recommend getting a Powerline Adapter, to allow you faster internet, It would set you back £25, so you might want to add that on to the final price.
Windows 10 Installed. If you can get Windows 10 Installed it would be a good thing, it makes it simple, no worry’s or long installs.
If you search Windows 10 on Google you can find some for £10 to £20 from 3rd party sites, if you wanted to buy windows 10 from the official website it would set you back £120.
Most pre-built PC’s will add around £100 on for windows 10, so if you wanted to buy pre-built without it, you could save yourself a bit of money by buying a cheaper version.
Keyboard and Mouse. The mouse has two side buttons and changes colors every couple of seconds, (Blue, Yellow, Purple, Cyan, White)
The Keyboard doesn’t change color, it stays dark blue until you turn off the PC, unlike the mouse, unfortunately the colors on the mouse don’t turn off when the PC is turned off, and there’s no off button on the mouse.
The Keyboard buttons feel mushy when you push them down, one big down size to the keyboard is that you can only press 2-3 buttons at a time.
You also get a Black, Orange and White mouse pad with a creatures face on it, the size of the mouse pad is good, but it depends on your set up and preference on whether you like it of not , some people have mouse pads that sit their keyboards on.
21.5-Inch Monitor. 21.5 inch’s is a big enough screen to play on but wouldn’t recommend any smaller, 24 inch is a better choice but 21.5 inch is still great.
Gaming Headset. The Headset comes with a microphone which I believe works fine as I’ve had no complaints from my friends, they are not the most comfortable as my ear’s hurt more often than not when I take them off after playing for a couple of hours.
The Headset is probably the first thing I will upgrade as comfort is important when gaming.
As this is a bundle you do have to compromise on the accessories.
3 Year Warranty. A warranty is always a bonus 🙂
Here is the list of parts again.
- Intel Core i5 8500,
- 1TB Hard Drive,
- 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM / Memory,
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB,
- Gigabyte H310M S2H Motherboard,
- GameMax Centauri Black Case/Blue Fans,
- HDMI, USB3,
- Wi – Fi,
- Windows 10 Installed,
- Keyboard and Mouse,
- 21.5-Inch Monitor,
- Gaming Headset,
- 3 Year Warranty
The PC was easy to set up
I’m not an expert on PC’s, I’ve done a lot of research to find the best parts for my price range, but I still don’t know that much.
My friends helped a lot with advising me on different parts and explaining what parts are important and what they do.
I can’t really tell you much about the Keyboard, Mouse and Headset as I’ve done no research on them, my friends tell me that they are bad and if I upgraded I would see a considerable difference but as for now I can live with them.
If you get serious in PC gaming then you will want to upgrade the Keyboard, Mouse and Headset.
I got the PC for £810 on Amazon, it’s currently available for £836 (with the price going up each day), this is a offer price, the total amount is £1,026, which at that price seems a bit high, this PC should be priced around £800-£900, I wouldn’t spend any more than £850 on this PC myself.
For the current price this is a good bundle, the PC it’s self is fast and plays games very well, the screen is a good size the keyboard looks cool, the mouse is decent and the headset is acceptable.
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