Entry Level Gaming PC: i3-10100 RX 570 4GB: $599 / $698 with 22" 1080P Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse + Delivery @ TechFast


Hi folks,

While obviously the top end of town is preoccupied with super-duper-GPUpers that will become available in about, ooh, 8 days' time, here's one at the opposite end - an entry level Esports Gaming PC. Add a 22" 1080P monitor, wired keyboard and mouse for an extra $99. Ryzen 3 chips are not available in any quantity at the moment if you're wondering why Intel.

Core i3-10100 | RX 570 4GB Entry Level Gaming PC: $599 after 10100-570-SEP

  • Intel Core i3 10100 4 core/8 thread 3.6GHz processor (F or non F variant may be used)
  • AsRock Phantom RX 570 4GB
  • Biostar H410MH motherboard (features m.2 NVME slot)
  • 8GB 2666MHz RAM (brand/model may vary)
  • 240GB 2.5" SSD (loads of WD Green in stock)
  • 550W PSU
  • Leaper Flair RGB MATX case

  • Add Allied A2200 22" 1080P 60Hz monitor and wired keyboard/mouse for $99

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  • +63 votes

    And look, PCPP comparison! So format. Much table.

    PCPartPicker Part List

    Type Item Price
    CPU Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.00 @ Skycomp Technology
    Motherboard ASRock H410M-HVS Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $88.00 @ Umart
    Memory Team T-Force Vulcan 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL18 Memory $44.38 @ Amazon Australia
    Storage Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $35.00 @ Amazon Australia
    Video Card MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $199.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Case Deepcool Wave V2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.00 @ Skycomp Technology
    Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 500 W ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ BudgetPC
    Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
    Total $648.38
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-09 12:43 AEST+1000
    • do you really need the i3-10100 when the i3-9100f is less than $100

      cause you can build a i3-9100f with Asus RX 580 8GB for $585

      • +1 vote

        Either may be used actually, it has been priced with F so pricing doesnt change either way. Ive updated deal desc thanks.

      • 10100 has hyperthreading twice the threads, this is equivalent to the old 4c/8t i7 lineup

      • $100 for hyper threading. Not sure what practical difference it will make. Personally would use that money for an additional 8GB ram, or a bigger SSD.

        Alternatively the old Gen 4/6 i7s are still holding up well.

        • You will see some stuttering in CPU intensive triple A games if you only have 4 threads these days. The 4 core 8 thread processors tend to be more consistent when in comes to framerate and hold up better in 1% and 0.1% low.

      • Surely better value (9100f). I guess 10100 would be suitable for someone wants to upgrade to 11 gen i5 with this mobo.

    • The deal seems like a great deal

  • Is this advisable for video editing?

  • So this or Xbox series X….(jk)

  • What would it be if it was with a 1160 instead?

  • Is pickup available? Where are you guys located?

    • +1 vote

      We're in Adelaide and do offer pickup, just enter Local Pickup in Notes field. Shipping is charged and refunded at the time of collection.

      • Are you guys keen on the new RTX-3000 cards/systems?
        And what's your expectations for timing/availability?
        Or are you waiting for RDNA-2 cards to release first?

        Thank you Luke as always!

  • Hey guys, just a heads up but would just watch out if you're buying any budget builds from TechFast

    Can confirm they're great value but sometimes their supplementary parts (I.e. PSU, Motherboard) are gonna be complete junk and you're gonna have a huge headache replacing them

    During the 6 months I've owned a TechFast PC, I've had a:

    (1) Faulty GPU that I had to physically replace myself after they sent me a replacement (Kinda defeats the purpose of a pre-build)

    (2) Faulty Motherboard that causes random restarts (2-3 times per 4hrs of usage)

    (3) Super below par customer service including no call centre and severe delays on back and forth email replies that go nowhere and,

    (4) Due to these sporadic issues, a PC that hasn't been usable for around a month of the time I've owned it and is wholly unreliable (Dealing with restarts during gaming or having to set up your workstation again from scratch since it's restarted).

    Regardless, I'd like that reiterate that it's a great value PC granted everything is working. If everything isn't though, you are going to have some major reliability issues that are going to be frustrating to solve which is especially annoying given the piece of mind you expect from a pre-build.

    • Cant you just return the whole PC to them at their cost? just like Amazon return policy

      • Hmmm don't think so

        In my experience, they'll just ask you to send it back and forth between Adelaide for them to repair as that's all that's required by their warranty.

      • There’s been a number of reports of them not refunding delivery charges with warranty claims after it’s been confirmed parts were faulty.

        Which is clearly illegal to do with regards to the ACL but funnily enough Luke was completely silent on that issue..

        • +2 votes

          funnily enough Luke was completely silent on that issue..

          Maybe he has blocked your comments using the force?

        • -1 vote

          Our returns policy was written in accordance with advice from and has been approved by the SA Office of Consumer and Business affairs. Our DOA policy covers the full cost of items that arrive non-functional. Our return to base warranty requires customers to cover the initial cost of return postage, and if they wish to submit a receipt for reimbursement of a reasonable amount of postage, they are welcome to do so, and this will be assessed on a case by case basis. For example, the postage method chosen by the customer (ie express premium satchel versus regular postage) must be agreed to by us beforehand, as one part of the reasonable criteria assessment.
          I would point out that in nearly three years of working with the OzB community, while there are isolated instances from time to time of people having a poor experience, as and when I am made aware, cases are overwhelmingly resolved. We have had just 3 contacts from state-based CBA agencies in all that time and they have been resolved as well. Compare that to other online retailers and we stack up extremely well.
          If anyone needs any help I am, as always, here to offer it.

          • @luketechfast: Hi Luke,

            Support just said outright that I had to pay for shipping the product back, and made no statement at any time that I could claim the shipping cost once the item was confirmed to be faulty.

            That was a bit misleading to be honest.

            • -2 votes

              @Maltopia: I will speak to them about it to clarify, thank you for letting me know. If you need to re-raise, please email [email protected]

              • @luketechfast: Can confirm that I was not notified of shipping refunds when we sent our PC back for warranty.

                Agree with the general comments that the Techfast deals do look cheap but the parts are often cheap brands which are prone to be faulty.

                Luke does respond quickly and is often very helpful but to be honest, I would much rather buy local or build my own PC than to shop at Techfast.

                Their support is not the best (apart from fast response from Luke). It took us about 1-2 months to get our issue resolved and receive a full refund (which did not include postage).

          • @luketechfast:

            Our returns policy was written in accordance with advice from and has been approved by the SA Office of Consumer and Business affairs. Our DOA policy covers the full cost of items that arrive non-functional. Our return to base warranty requires customers to cover the initial cost of return postage, and if they wish to submit a receipt for reimbursement of a reasonable amount of postage, they are welcome to do so, and this will be assessed on a case by case basis

            Except it's been shown in this thread by Maltopia (and by justabargainhunter and XucCac) that you misrepresent that ACL right (and that's just in 2 deals, let alone the others that would be out there in other deals or who don't have an OzB account). Don't try and act like this is just a couple of isolated incidents.

            It's funny that when you're in contact with a customer organising a return that you don't let them know the simple fact that they pay for the postage to you and will then be reimbursed if/when a fault is found (and also to suggest what postage service to use).
            You can't just deny a customer the right to any money for postage simple because they used express post instead of regular post, if you think that's so unreasonable then you should give them the cost back for what regular post would cost (that whole massive $3-$4 difference between them with AP for say a GPU).

            when I am made aware, cases are overwhelmingly resolved

            So you mean when people bring it to the attention of other's on a public forum that you can't just sweep it under the rug and tell them flat out that you're breaking the ACL, got it.

    • +13 votes

      I'd like to turn this experience around for you as it's the first I've heard of this specific level/number of issues. Can you please PM me?

    • Personal experience here but I haven't had any issues with them before. Bought a mid-range pc back in June and it's had no problems so far. Luke replies daily on ozbargain and through emails (weekdays, sometimes even weekends) when I had questions. Only issue I had was on arrival I noticed a small dent in the case but didn't bother to get it fixed so they offered refund on shipping and if I needed anything fixed in the future they'd change the case too. Nothing but great customer service from Luke and the team. Sure it might take 3-4 weeks for it to arrive but if I'm saving ~$150-200 then it's a no brainer unless I need it in a hurry

      • My personal experience also. Bought a PC about November last year took a few extra days maybe a week to arrive because it was a really good deal and I think they were waiting on parts. So ended up getting a 1660 super upgrade free of charge and PC gets used daily for 6+ hours for the last 10 months with no issues

    • Not my experience at all, luke is great with communications. The delivery took some time but it was expected due to backorders which I knew about prior to ordering and the cost savings were more than worth it. I mean seriously, you can look up each component and understand what you're getting into, budget parts. With deal I got, I was pretty much getting a free computer with the cost of the 2080 Super GPU by itself. I was fully prepared to disassemble the PC for component parts but it turned out to be assembled competently. I will probably replace the mobo in the next year and still be on top cost wise than if I bought all the parts through msy or something.

    • Actually, I recently received a build from them recently and, surprisingly, the included Allied 750W PSU was better than expected.

      In fact, the unit appears to be a rebadged Zalman Megamax 600W with ketchup and mustard cables (with braided sleeves) instead of the all black, flat cables you found on the Zalman unit.


      The internal PCB layout and components are identical to the Zalman unit (down to the crappy Samxon main capacitor), which is sold in the Korean market.

      Having said that, the second (or even third) tier capacitors and the old school group regulated design means that it is, at best, a budget unit. I am not a big fan of the over-rated wattage figure either, considering the label on the transformer is labelled for the 600W model (EE031-600), not the claimed 750W.

      Having said that, for a bundled PSU, you could do a lot worse - you could have gotten a Rotanium (Shaw), a Cooler Power or worse still, an Armageddon PSU.

      Can't really vouch for the 550W though without seeing it in the flesh though.

      PS: I am happy to pop open the PSU to take some photos if anyone is interested - just a tad concerned about breaking the warranty sticker though.

    • We have two Techfast systems on the Biostar A320 motherboards.

      The one bought in Feb (arrived March) had its Allied 120 SSD fail out of the blue (couldn’t find OS, partition errors when trying to install Windows).

      The support team was very good with their communications and replaced the drive, but I had to pay to ship the faulty drive back to Techfast which felt a bit cruddy since the system was only two months old (from date of arrival). The drive is like what, $30 and I had to pay a third of its value to get a faulty one replaced. $10 isn’t much in the overall scheme of things of course.

      No issue with the second system which is about four months old. It came with a BX240 SSD rather than an Allied SSD so I feel more confident about its longevity!

      All up, I would consider Techfast again for the next system I need to buy (third child will need a PC) but would be looking closely at the component brands.

      • but I had to pay to ship the faulty drive back to Techfast which felt a bit cruddy since the system was only two months old (from date of arrival). The drive is like what, $30 and I had to pay a third of its value to get a faulty one replaced. $10 isn’t much in the overall scheme of things of course.

        You’re entitled to claim back the cost of postage once a fault has been found

        You are entitled to return a product if you believe that there is a problem. You are generally responsible for returning the product if it can be posted or easily returned. You are entitled to recover reasonable postage or transportation costs from the business if the product is confirmed to have a problem, so keep your receipts.

        TF not even following the ACL is ridiculous and don’t see how they’re not getting pulled up for it.

    • Thanks for sharing.

    • I bought a great high end Threadripper deal in December 2018 as parts only and put it together myself and have had no issues in that time frame. For full disclosure, I did not use the power supply unit it came with as it was pretty bad. But I did manage to save over 1k from a great deal.

    • I had some clusters of dead pixels on two Allied monitors I bought. I had a quick email back and forth and after providing photo proof of the issue they gave me a refund and didn't ask for the faulty items to be sent back, neither of us were out of pocket for shipping. I wouldn't hold a retailer responsible for a manufacturing fault either…

      Also people get a little bit confused because low tier and underspec. Just because something isn't recommended by the big techtubers it doesn't mean that it's not suitable for the job.

    • Great post! I love how you still managed to keep it positive overall, but i certainly will not be spending any more of my money with these guys. I've read a few people are having issues overall and these are just the ones that are posting publicly. I actually bought a system from these guys before they became OZB famous and received poor customer service to the point where i just gave up and sorted the issues myself (faulty mobo).

      Save your money (and the headache).

      • You’ll find more people with negative reviews will post compared to those with positive reviews

    • Thanks for the time writing this. Have been tempted in the past but will avoid knowing this

  • Just a quick question, i I was about to get Intel NUC 10 BXNUC10I3FNH4 Core i3-10110U Mini PC Kit, so which CPU is faster, NUC or desktop? Cheers

  • The RX series of AMD cards still hold up quite well, got my PC from this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/494367
    with the RX 580 and can play most games at 1080p no issues

    • Agreed, I bought my Ryzen 5 2600 RX 580 build from this deal and it has served me well till this day. The only upgrade I did was swapped for a better PSU, upgraded ram to 16gb, added a pcie wifi card and a 1TB SSD. My average usage would have been around 5-6 hours a day and never had any issues with it.

      However I did notice that since upgrading my monitor from 75hz FHD to 144hz UWQHD, the GPU runs warmer (75-81°c) whilst gaming on higher settings. Not a big issue imo but just something to note about.

  • While obviously the top end of town is preoccupied with super-duper-GPUpers that will become available in about, ooh, 8 days' time


  • Hi Luke,

    Sorry to hijack this thread,

    Are guys planning on selling any of the new 30XX series?

    Or are you able to source the FE models?

    • Are guys planning on selling any of the new 30XX series?

      The answer is yes. The question you want to ask is "When".

      As for FE models, don't dream about it. You expect nVidia to provide bulk discount offer on FE cards to an AU retailer? The cards will sell like hotcakes already.

    • I will either buy a new PC with the 3070 / 3080 card … or maybe a nice upgradable PC (Ryzen 7, B550/x570 board, 1TB SSD, 750W Quality power supply, …) with a pretty cheap card in it (such as the RX570 here) and then upgrade the card when they become available or the RTX2080tis are cheap. Or maybe wait for BigNavi and the next Ryzen series … tough choice right now. I guess it comes down what you need when. We will know a bit more in just a week.

    • +4 votes

      3000 Series, absolutely, FE, absolutely not, unless something majorly changes in NVIDIA's global release policy.

  • Noob question.. What components should I look at to ensure something will output full 4k @60Hz when connected to a TV? My existing system already has all the required software but only outputs 30Hz due to having HDMI 1.4 and no DisplayPort/Thunderbolt/USB-C with alt mode support.
    Specs for the Radeon RX 570 says HDMI 4K60 support, and the Biostar motherboard says HDMI 4k support, so I'm guessing that ticks the boxes?
    Won't actually be playing games so hoping this isn't overkill for general use and streaming.

    • Better off going with an nvidia shield if you're using it for a tv based setup imo.

      • Yup also considering the Chromecast Sabrina but figured this is a good excuse to upgrade :D and Raspberry Pi was too hard to understand :l

        • Were you just trying to use the Pi for SteamLink? Cause it's literally the easiest thing to set up on Linux
          If you were trying to do something else that's fair enough

    • Need to make sure everything supports at least HDMI 2.0, from the GPU to cable to TV

  • What a price… 240GB SSD, 8GB RAM, decent GPU and a pretty good CPU as well :)

    Amazing deal + The $99 extra for a monitor, keyboard and mouse is perfect for budget gamers

  • Will this work well with VR headsets like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift?

  • Newbie question I know. But will my kid be able to play fortnite on this? Apparently iPads no longer update and when we tried to install it on his current PC it gave some message about requiring a particular graphics card.

    • +2 votes

      They will be able to, yes. It will play Fortnite at very decent frames per second on a 1080P monitor, on a variety of graphics settings. I wouldn't be expecting Ultra settings, but it's certainly very playable.

      • This was my question to - thank you for answering.

        I have a 10 year old son who is mad on Fortnite and currently plays in on an older "all-in-one" PC on medium settings 1080p. I suspect this would be a pretty good upgrade?

        I'm out of the loop on building PC's but would this system be able to be upgraded fairly easily over the next few years as he starts playing more intensive games or is the Mobo near the end of it's supported life?

        I'm typing this on a PC's I bought from you 6 months ago - thanks for the great deals.

        • +2 votes

          Intel CPUS have just had a generational change, so H410 will work with future generations too, until it is announced otherwise. They are not backwards compatible with older CPUs (like 9th or 8th gen).

          And, pleasure!

  • PC part picker Total $648.38

    I would pay the extra $48.38 and get a proper branded PSU and avoid the cheap plastic case. There doesn’t appear to be much of a saving here with this deal. What am I missing?

    Just reading above seems to be a lot of issues with customer service…

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