PC SPECIALIST Vortex ST-S Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i7, RTX 3070, 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD

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  • Intel® Core™ i7-10700 Processor
  • RAM: 16 GB / Storage: 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB
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        • Intel® Core™ i7-10700 Processor
        • RAM: 16 GB / Storage: 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD
        • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB
        Product information
        Eight-cores of processing power

        Run the latest releases with the PC Specialist Vortex ST-S Gaming PC. Offering eight-cores of processing power, easily multitask with the 10th generation Intel® i7 processor. Quickly switch back and forth between a game of DOTA, streaming music and browsing the web - all lag-free.

        Immersive graphics

        Powered by NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the RTX 3070 graphics card is able to handle any game you like, no matter how big the map or how detailed the scenery is. It's VR ready too. So put on your headset and get immersed in virtual worlds, whether you're exploring the galaxy or sneaking around a haunted house. All with ray tracing.

        Room for all your games

        With a whopping 2 TB of hard drive storage, you won't have to delete old games to make space for new ones. Plus, with an extra 512 GB SSD drive on top, your saves will load in an instant. So you can get right back to playing.

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        Intel, the Intel logo, Celeron, Intel Atom, Intel Core, Intel. Experience What's Inside, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo, Intel Unite, Iris, Pentium, Thunderbolt, the Thunderbolt logo, and Ultrabook are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
        Specification

        Technical specifications for PC SPECIALIST Vortex ST-S Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i7, RTX 3070, 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD

        OVERVIEW
        Type Gaming PC
        Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
        PERFORMANCE
        Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-10700 Processor
        - Octa-core
        - 2.9 GHz / 4.8 GHz
        - 16 MB cache
        RAM - 16 GB DDR4 (2400 MHz)
        - 32 GB maximum installable RAM
        Graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
        - 8 GB GDDR6
        Storage - 2 TB HDD (7200 rpm)
        - 512 GB SSD
        CONNECTIVITY
        WiFi - WiFi 6
        - 2x2
        - Up to 300 Mbps
        Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet port
        Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
        USB - USB 3.0 x 4
        - USB 2.0 x 2
        Video connections - HDMI x 1
        - DisplayPort x 1
        - DVI x 1
        Audio connections 3.5 mm jack
        SOUND
        Audio software Realtek 8-Channel High Definition Audio
        MEDIA
        Disc drive No
        Memory card reader No
        FEATURES
        Mouse / trackpad No
        Keyboard No
        GENERAL
        Colour Black
        Box contents - PC Specialist Vortex ST-S Gaming PC (PCS-D1804624)
        - Power lead
        Dimensions 450 x 210 x 418 mm (H x W x D)
        Weight 10 kg
        Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
        Software * Full version of Microsoft Office not included
        * Full version of anti-virus / internet security not included

        - Office 365 (30 day trial)
        - BullGuard Internet Security (90 day trial)
        Customer reviews

        Vortex ST-S Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i7, RTX 3070, 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 119 reviews
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        (10 out of 10)

        Jason

        Banff GB
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        There is plenty if room for expansion, 2 x M.2 slots and plenty of room for a bigger GPU
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        Confirmed purchase: 17 December 2020
        Published on: 23 January 2021
        (9 out of 10)

        Kieran

        GB Recieved as a gift.
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        This computer is an absolute beast, I haven't tested it on too many games, but every single one I have played the PC performs incredibly well.

        For example, I have been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance at 4k 60fps on max settings almost no problem. It is a game that is generally poorly optimised, so this is very impressive.

        It can also play other games such Destiny 2 at 4k 60fps max settings without breaking a sweat.

        I don't own any games that have ray tracing support, however I imagine the RTX 3070 should be able to hold 60fps at 1440p on higher settings quite well. I don't imagine a stable 60fps will be possible with ray tracing on and at 4k however, as I think that is more the territory of the RTX 3080 and 3090.

        The processor is also very good. I play lots of grand strategy games that are very processor intensive. The i7-10700 completely blows my last computer out of the water. Having 8 cores and a great turbo speed, means it should be able to handle pretty much anything you throw at it.

        Having 16GB of RAM is always helpful and is a nice step up from having 8GB on my last computer, which sometimes wasn't enough.

        For those of you who have not had an SSD before, the difference is night and day. Booting up the PC takes mere seconds, compared to minutes on my previous computer's hard drive.

        Loading times in games are also incredibly quick, which as well as saving time is nice for playing with my friends who previously loaded far faster than me on their SSDs.

        Keeping your operating system and favourite games on your SSD is thoroughly recommended.

        If you run out of space on your SSD or want to save the space for something else, the computer also comes with a 2TB hard drive, which is more than enough to store whatever you need.

        The case has good airflow with two case fans. There is also a a mesh gap on the top panel with another magnetic mesh mat over the top. This ensures airflow, without letting too much dust in.

        This keeps the components cool when playing games. When playing games in 4k, such as Kingdom Come, Destiny and Minecraft using shaders, the GPU temperature averages 70° C. For reference, the maximum temperature is 93°.

        The case fans are RGB, and can be controlled through the ASUS AI Suite 3 software that you can download.

        A nice feature is that the PC Specialist badge on the front glows the colour of the fan, which is really cool and adds to the appealing black aesthetic of the case.

        The fans are basically silent when not under duress, however they are relatively loud when put under strain. Regardless of what you do, a decent pair of headphones cuts out most of the noise.

        Despite this, they are not super loud by any stretch of the imagination. I think this is the result of playing at 4k, which is no easy task for any computer shy of the most extreme top end PCs. In my opinion, the fans not being incredibly loud is a testament to how well this computer performs.
        I have a few downsides with this computer, however they are relatively minor.

        The first is that my case came with a little chipping in the paint. however, a little bit of sharpie was able to cover it up perfectly. It wasn't much of a problem.

        The second is that the SSD in only 512GB. This means that the space dries up quite quickly. I have had the computer since Christmas, and I am already down to 176GB left. A 1TB SSD would have been nice but it certainly isn't necessary. If need be, you have plenty of space on the 2TB hard drive if you need to move stuff across.

        Another slight downside is that the RAM is a little on the slow side, at only 2400MHz, rather than 3000MHz or 3200MHz. While it would have been nice, it is barely noticeable so I wouldn't worry.

        There are two USB ports on the top of the case, as well as more on the back which should be enough. I have a wireless mouse and headphones that require a dongle that I put there.

        However, there is only one microphone/headphone jack and not two. this is a little annoying if your wired headphones require the two jacks, as you will be unable to use your microphone. USB headphones will work fine though.

        Despite receiving this computer as a gift, I am well aware that the PC is very expensive. This will obviously play a role in whether or not you want to buy this PC. However, it is definitely one the best pre-built computers you can buy at the moment.

        It is also worth considering that if you want a ray tracing capable card or simply quite a high-end card, this is a good bet, especially considering the situation with GPU shortages at the moment and there being no real timeframe for when they might come back in stock.

        Apart from these, I have nothing but praise for this computer and would recommend it if you have the money!
        Confirmed purchase: 18 December 2020
        Published on: 22 January 2021
        (1 out of 10)

        James Woolerton

        Maidstone, Kent GB
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        Delivered when promised

        Price for spec is reasonable
        Regular motherboard reported issue on start up with the GPU; seems to be a power issue; I suspect the power is inadequate for the 3070 GPU. This issue persists and I am not sure if there is a fault with the GPU card or whether the power unit needs to be replaced/upgraded.

        Arrived with box damaged; no obvious cosmetic damage to the unit, but one of the RAM sticks was unseated/not seated correctly.

        Cooler used on processor chip prevents use of one of the RAM slots, which is not clear on the documentation/product detail at time of purchase.

        No real communications to follow up on the sale other than to repeatedly ask for you to recommend to others; which is partly why I post this - to provide balance

        Wifi can't be used easily 'from the box' as not antennae provided. I appreciate these can be bought separately, but I've never known them not be included.

        One thumbscrew was missing altogether at point of delivery. I have a stock of these, but not everybody would.

        Just poor attention to detail basically.
        1 of 2 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 19 December 2020
        Published on: 20 January 2021
        (10 out of 10)

        Conor

        GB Helpful Honest Tech Guy
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        PLEASE READ THIS!

        This is an amazing machine that is more than capable of anything I throw at it, run coldwar at 190-220 fps whilst keeping the game looking absolutely gorgeous at 1440p, no problem.

        This is achieved with some tweaks from out the box settings but no overclocking or anything too complex for most users.

        I can use it to also create 3D models in software such as autocad inventor without any hassle and no need to change your preferred driver settings in geforce experience away from gaming.

        This is the best option for anyone wanting to game at 1440p (max settings on most games and 120+ fps) and have playable frames that are not only high but steady (so no major drops) but with the option to venture into 4K later.
        It doesn't come with the software to control the RGB lighting (which is on by default to cycle through colours) and this is an easy fix by googling the software available for the motherboard.

        This improvement has nothing to do with the running of the machine and is only if you want the lights to only be one colour constantly.

        Again a very easy fix.
        1 of 1 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 18 December 2020
        Published on: 19 January 2021
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            PC SPECIALIST Vortex ST-S Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i7, RTX 3070, 2 TB HDD & 512 GB SSD
            £1,599.00