PC SPECIALIST Vortex Odyssey Gaming PC

Product code: 099446

Product features

  • AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Processor
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X
  • Hard drive: 1 TB & 120 GB SSD
  • Claim £100 cashback when you trade in a qualifying computer. More info

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Product features

  • AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Processor
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X
  • Hard drive: 1 TB & 120 GB SSD
  • Claim £100 cashback when you trade in a qualifying computer. More info

Services brought to you by Knowhow

Product information
With eight core processing, dedicated AMD graphics and high-performance components, the PC Specialist Vortex Odyssey PC delivers an impressive gaming experience.

AMD octa-core processing

Processing comes courtesy of an eight-core AMD FX-8350 processor that runs at a rapid 4.2 GHz. This impressive clock speed along with octa-core architecture provides fast, reliable gaming and offers optimal performance for multi-core supported software.

Radeon graphics

You can expect beautiful, highly detailed visuals from all the biggest and best modern PC games thanks to AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics. Capable of running most current-gen games at maximum settings with 1080p image quality, it's the ideal card for enjoyable and competitive PC gaming.

Turn the graphical intensity down a tad and you can experience beautiful graphics across multiple monitors at impressive resolutions and smooth FPS.

Built for gamers

From a Corsair PSU and Asus motherboard to 16 GB of Kingston RAM, PC Specialist computers only included components gamers would choose themselves.

And with a three-year labour warranty on top of the one-year parts guarantee, you can expect high-end and reliable enthusiast-level gaming for the foreseeable future.

Easy expansion

When the time comes, there's plenty of room for expansion with space for additional PCI and PCIe hardware such as graphics, sound and wireless cards.

Along with ample expandability, the case features a high-airflow design, quiet cooling fans and blue LED lighting for effective, low volume computing regardless of how long you've been playing.

Serious storage

File storage comes courtesy a large 1 TB hard drive that offers plenty of space for game data, media and software.

Supporting this is a 120 GB solid-state drive. An ideal size for using as a dedicated OS drive or for installing your favourite games on, whatever it runs will benefit from greatly improved load and save times.

Windows 10

If you're an experienced Windows user you'll be pleased with the return of the familiar Start button and menu, while everyone will benefit from the many new and exciting features designed to make accessing what matters to you quick and easy.

Windows 10 features the new Edge browser, which gives you a much bigger viewing area for enjoying your online content at its best. You can write notes directly onto web pages and share them with anyone - perfect for students or business.

Working between different software or keeping an eye on social media while you work has never been easier; you can now snap up to four apps to any location on the screen for effortless multitasking. You can even create individual desktops for specific projects and tasks.

Whatever you're doing, Windows 10 makes your PC work the way you want.

Convenient connectivity

Connecting to your monitor is easy, with the choice between high definition HDMI and DVI connections and an analogue VGA port.

Adding accessories and backing up is simple with PS2 ports for gaming peripherals and ten USB ports for everything else. Two of the USB ports are USB 3.0, which transfers data up to 10x that of previous generations and makes light work of backing up even the largest folders to external storage.

How to upgrade to Windows 10

Installing your free upgrade is easy. Simply select the option to upgrade when you first switch on your PC. If you'd rather try out Windows 8.1 first, you can choose to upgrade at a later date by clicking the Windows icon in the tool bar at the bottom right of the screen.  If you'd rather not do it yourself, our Knowhow experts in store can set your PC up for you.

Powerful and packed full of gamer-specific technology, the PC Specialist Vortex Odyssey Gaming PC is the ideal rig for any serious gamer.



Technical specifications for PC SPECIALIST Vortex Odyssey Gaming PC

Type Gaming desktop
Operating system - Windows 8.1
- Free Windows 10 download
Processor AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Processor (4.0 GHz, 4.2 GHz with TurboCore, 8 MB cache)
Memory (RAM) Kingston 16 GB DDR3 (1600 MHz) (32 GB maximum installable RAM)
Graphics card AMD Radeon R9 270X (2 GB GDDR5)
Storage - 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
- 120 GB SSD
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
Wireless No
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB - USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 8
Video interface - Mini HDMI x 1
- DVI x 1
- VGA x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
Optical disc drive DVD/RW
Expansion card slot - PCIe (x1) x 1
- PCI x 1
Sound 7.1 Surround Sound
PSU Corsair VS450, 450 W
Colour Black with blue LEDs
Box contents - PC Specialist Vortex Odyssey Gaming PC
- Power cable
- Driver discs
- Welcome pack
- Manual
Dimensions 465 x 225 x 480 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 11 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee - 1 year parts
- 3 years labour
Software included - Microsoft Office trial version
- BullGuard Internet Security 90 day trial
Customer reviews

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(8 out of 10)


Andover GB Software support specialist.
It looks reasonably good
Rear panel USB sockets are out of alignment. Difficult to use - luckily not needed. Despite there being a known graphics driver issue across all platforms the PC hasn't been shipped with a stable device driver installed.
Confirmed purchase: 25 August 2015
Published on: 23 September 2015
(10 out of 10)


Newcastle GB
Super fast computer (finally). I use it for Photoshop type editing and it's perfect with no stuttering of video. Should be good for games but not tried yet.
Very fast boot up too. Then again with 16Gb memory it should be fast!
Fans aren't too noisy, more of an audible hum.
Could have done with a card reader in front. Also USB 3.0 in the front would have been nice.
Confirmed purchase: 14 April 2015
Published on: 30 April 2015
(10 out of 10)


Quiet & fast. A really good gaming pc at a very good price.
none so far
Confirmed purchase: 02 April 2015
Published on: 17 April 2015
(10 out of 10)


Swindon GB
It is very fast!
Making their documentation as the IE homepage.
Confirmed purchase: 25 February 2015
Published on: 08 April 2015
(8 out of 10)


Truro GB
Fast, smooth, easy to run.
Because of it being a gaming pc, the fan, at times can be loud.
Confirmed purchase: 18 February 2015
Published on: 10 March 2015
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Your item will be sent from our warehouse to the store for free and will be available to collect from 5pm on your chosen day of delivery, including next day. Your product will be available to collect for 28 days after delivery.

Product protection

For peace of mind our Care Plan service protects your desktop PC if it develops a fault or breaks down, even as the result of a mishap. Additional benefits include:

  • 14 day repair promise
  • No extra costs
  • Unlimited repairs
  • An annual computer healthcheck

Just add ‘Care Plan’ at the basket page or ask in store for details; charges apply. Customers selecting a monthly Care Plan will have the payment debited from their chosen card every month.

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  • Claim £100 cashback when you trade in a qualifying computer.

    Trade in a working laptop (11.3” or over) or desktop pc under 6 years old to get £100 cashback. To claim visit www.easytradeup.com/gb within 14 days of purchase. Offer ends 27/10/15. Terms & Conditions apply.

PC SPECIALIST Vortex Odyssey Gaming PC