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    CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

    A no-nonsense rig primed for high-quality gameplay.
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    Re: CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

    Any system that goes with Intel over AMD atm simply isn't worth looking at - it's either underspec'ed or overpriced.

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    Re: CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

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    Re: CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

    I have to agree that intel is a poor choice these days. There will be people who insist on Intel and fine, there's a market for that. Unfortunately since my last Intel PC's lifespan was cut short due to performance hits from security updates, the risk part of the value proposition isn't good at all. I can't in good conscience buy an intel based machine given both that and their awful business practices. They made this bed by holding back on R&D thinking they were unbeatable. Yes AMD has some issues but they're mostly driver related and are problems which can be fixed.

    The other major issue for me is the price and the suggestion one would buy this for 1080P gaming. At nearly 2K these prices are insane for anything other than 4K performance in my book. I know this isn't the fault of the system integrator but you can build AMD based systems which would be just as good for gaming for less.

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    Re: CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

    Exactly. It's ~£1600 in parts at retail (not including a Windows license), so the issue isn't CCL putting an unreasonable margin on it, just the parts they specced: £350 for the CPU, £190 for the EOL motherboard and £120 for the entirely underutilised AIO cooler.

    A cynical person would assume the parts are chosen on margin rather than end user value.

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    Re: CCL Elysium iCue Gaming PC

    I do have an issue with my previous post, re-reading it.

    "one would buy"

    One? Who am I the bleedin' Queen?

    I think it's a PC for those who must have Intel and believe an AIO cooler is going to help unleash some performance from it. My Intel set up did not benefit at all from the AIO cooler. The Ryzen one definitely is benefiting.

    Frankly for the price I'd be wanting a 2080 in there at least, paired with an appropriate AMD Ryzen 5 which would be more than enough to not bottleneck that GPU. But.... I'm not a fanboy for any particular company. Intel is behind AMD for now and the Ryzen chips combined with a B series mobo makes a fantastic value proposition for a gaming platform.

    There are some workloads where the Intel chip will be beneficial enough to warrant the cost, but gaming isn't one of them.

    That mobo should have PCI-e 4.0 for the price. That it doesn't limits the useful lifespan somewhat. Again, not an issue in a more sensibly priced / specified machine but definitely an issue in one costing nearly 2K.

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