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I5 Gaming PC £499.00 @ ADMI on Amazon marketplace

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Looks like a good deal for a starter gaming pc under £500? Not sure of the overall specs but i5 with Nvidea 750 and on OS? Intel Core I5 4460 3.2Ghz Quad Core Processor • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti 2…
C29 Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago4 Comments
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Why cold and is there anything better (pre built) at this price?

Yes this is cold gtx 970 for 60 more (same cpu, same storage, same ram)
So on that basis very cold

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/i5-4460-1tb-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-970-3-5gb-5gb-565-00-freshtech-solutions-2303027

Edited By: kreames on Oct 25, 2015 01:37
Why cold and is there anything better (pre built) at this price?
Added spec
Not sure of the overall specs? Not very helpful fella.
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WD 750 GB 2.5-inch SATA Internal Hard Drive - Blue - £44.95 @ Amazon - ADMI Limited UK.

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Technical Details Brand Western Digital Item Weight 91 g Product Dimensions 10 x 7 x 0.7 cm Item model number WD7500LPCX Series WD7500LPCX BLUE Color Blue Hard Drive Size 750 GB Additiona…
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NZXT X61 Kraken Watercooler £99.95 @ Amazon (sold by ADMI Limited UK)

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Powerful, quiet, and durable, the new FX140 V2 performance watercooling PWM fan tuned for radiator cooling. Extended tubing makes installation a breeze. Large tower support with extended 16" tubing a…
SammyNib Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago9 Comments
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ameerhm
H110i gt is better and still fits in the s340. :P
From the benchmarks I've seen the x61 outperforms the H110i GT.
Thanks..
Can the fans be fitted to the outside of the case? I have a LainLi (not a tower....more of a large cube) case, so either this would replace the existing 2x120mm fans, or fit externally. It's a great case, but lacks some flexibility....and I do fancy water cooling for my AMD fx-8350.
ameerhm
H110i gt is better and still fits in the s340. :P
Similar price too it seems.
And more likely to be a direct fit to a 300r case.
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Corsair 100R case £44.95 @ amazon sold by ADMI

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Very nice looking case from Corsair with nice window and design. Would be a great case for a first time casual builder. (Evo 212 cpu cooler won't fit this case but some water coolers should be
silkyskills Avatar1y, 8m agoFound 1 year, 8 months ago3 Comments
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I've used the standard version for builds before. Excellent case and one of the easiest I've ever worked in. Nearly everything is tool free and decent at that. Heat.
I love how it's cheaper than the standard non windowed model.
Brand Corsair
Item Weight 5 Kg
Product Dimensions 47.5 x 24.1 x 53.1 cm
Item model number CC-9011075-WW
Color black

From the dimensions given , it's a pretty wide case at 24.1cms. My Fractal R4 is only 23.5 cms and that's wide enough for me

Edited By: avalon50 on Apr 11, 2015 17:03
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Powercool Q5 Mini-ITX 120w Chassis - Black/Aluminium - £40.95 delivered @ ADMI Limited UK / Amazon

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Looks like a good deal for an ITX case with a silent PSU included. Can't find anything comparable for cheaper. You can also fit a full 3.5" hard drive in there, which is rare for HTPC cases. Would…
dansax Avatar1y, 10m agoFound 1 year, 10 months ago14 Comments
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Why is Papa Lazarou in my deal... and where the hell is my wife?

She's my wife now!
dansax
Why is Papa Lazarou in my deal... and where the hell is my wife?
Brilliant!
Have a look at the cooltek v6 or v6+ .. seem reasonable to me
xela333
latics
would my amd a10 7850k work in this?


Think it may be too power hungry im afraid once you factor in the mbb and hdd etc
many thanks
Why is Papa Lazarou in my deal... and where the hell is my wife?

Edited By: dansax on Feb 06, 2015 19:49
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Zalman CNPS9700-led CPU Cooler - £19.50 @ Amazon - Dispatched from and sold by ADMI Limited UK

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Cheapest I could find. Rotational speed: 1250-2800 RPM Noise level: 19.5-35 dB Dimensions W x D x H: 90x124x142 mm Weight: 764 g
ThePrince Avatar2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago3 Comments
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The thing this has over modern coolers is the copper. So much copper.

I had one of these in a bigger HTPC rig and the fan barely span at all. During general movie watching the copper alone was enough to cool the CPU. The fan only spins when doing any actual processing.

I moved to a Corsair H100 a couple of years ago but really, this is all most people need. If you are still running a stock cooler then get one of these, you'll be amazed.
Typing on a 5 y.o. build using one of these on a 130W Core i7-920, reused from an earlier Athlon 64 X2 build - it's a decent and quiet cooler, and not too OMGXBOXHUEG like some more recent offerings. Product page lists support for Socket 1150/Socket FM2/Socket 940/939/754/Socket AM2+/AM2/Socket AM3+/AM3/Socket FM1/Socket 775/Socket 1156/Socket 1366/Socket 1155 so modern builds ought to be fine.
This cooler has been out for a fair while. Since socket 775 so don't know how it compares to more modern coolers.
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FX-4170 Gaming/Home PC From Amazon Free Delivery £429.95 (Amazon seller ADMI Limited UK)

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FX-4170 Gaming/Home PC with Windows 7 (AMD FX-4170 Four Core Bulldozer 4.30GHz CPU, WIFI, AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB DDR3 Memory, HDMI 1080p, USB 3.0, Blue LED Case,…
sjb07 Avatar2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago10 Comments
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I wonder how much these ebay sellers pay for a WIndows 7 system builder licence on these..

If you can find a friend to build it for you you will get much more for your money (minus OS though) and you have the freedom to pick every part yourself.
sjb07
What's the issue with the case xela?


I've seen a fair few of these cases at work and I've been less than impressed with the build quality and the noisy fans. These are typically bundled with psu's that are pretty terrible too
mehmeh
Donkii
mehmeh
I am going to be harsher on it because the seller has put gaming in the title. Pretty poor and outdated CPU choice and even worse pairing it up with that 240 card!!!. An APU solution would of made more sense but then they wouldn't have a copy of BF4 (which you'll struggle to play at 1080p) to bundle with it.

They also forgot to include detailed specs on the advert so you can assume the cheapest PSU, RAM and HDD they could find.

As a general use machine, maybe you could forgive it but they mentioned gaming and offer those specs. pft.

Agree with you on the GPU, but the CPU is ok for gaming, hell I'm still using a 6 year old unlocked Phenom II 550 lol.
No doubt, but the days of pairing low end CPU's with low end GPU's should be long gone. An APU just makes more sense, unless you're looking to use up parts or sell to people with just enough knowledge on the subject to be dangerous.

Oh I agree with u 100% the seller is branding this something it isn't, its a shame as if you exchanged the GPU with something say £60-£70 more you would have a decent gaming machine, not anywhere near top end but totally usable..... depending on the PSU.
Donkii
mehmeh
I am going to be harsher on it because the seller has put gaming in the title. Pretty poor and outdated CPU choice and even worse pairing it up with that 240 card!!!. An APU solution would of made more sense but then they wouldn't have a copy of BF4 (which you'll struggle to play at 1080p) to bundle with it.

They also forgot to include detailed specs on the advert so you can assume the cheapest PSU, RAM and HDD they could find.

As a general use machine, maybe you could forgive it but they mentioned gaming and offer those specs. pft.

Agree with you on the GPU, but the CPU is ok for gaming, hell I'm still using a 6 year old unlocked Phenom II 550 lol.
No doubt, but the days of pairing low end CPU's with low end GPU's should be long gone. An APU just makes more sense, unless you're looking to use up parts or sell to people with just enough knowledge on the subject to be dangerous.
Not a good deal when on eBay are selling a FX 6300 and gtx 660 for same price. You could to better if you looked more.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FX6300-Six-Core-3-5Ghz-8GB-250GB-NVIDIA-GTX-660-Gaming-PC-Desktop-Computer-/201054418805?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item2ecfc6f775
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Corsair CP-9020056-UK RM Series RM850 PSU £104.99 @ Amazon

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Lowest price yet from Amazon. They have price matched Overclockers on this supply. Dispatch is 1-3 weeks. - 850W PSU Optimized for Silence - Zero RPM Mode and custom designed fan. - 80 PLUS Gold-c…
Frank30uk Avatar2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago7 Comments
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Got four corsairs can't say I've noticed whine but these comments have made me conscious and listen for it. Yet to use my XFX black, sent it back for replacement and used an old non modular, tight fit and not a pretty sight through window.
kabs
Not a bad price for a fully modular unit. Good if you're limited for space like I was by using a Bitfenix prodigy M, wanted this but settled on a XFX which is slightly smaller in dimensions.
Most people have fair size cases and don't see the need for full modular and price premium hence neg votes.

Nearly bought the 750w xxx black until I read a lot about XFX's warranty problems in the UK
pilotas79
corsair is a no
for coil whine
google it who doesnt know what it is

Though the coil whine is on the AX units (which are ironically Seasonic-made - guess nobody's perfect) . This is a Chicony-made unit and uses so-so capacitors and I wouldn't pay over £100 for it but I don't think it suffers from coil whine.
corsair is a no
for coil whine
google it who doesnt know what it is
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PC system (AMD FX-8350 , AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB Graphics Card, Pre installed Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-bit, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB DDR3, CORSAIR 550W Gaming PSU + FREE GAMES) £649.95 @ Amazon sold by ADMI Limited

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I recommend this as great gaming build with decent quality components and a very reasonable price considering it's conveniently Pre-built and bundled with "free games bundle" + Windows 7 Home Premium
Tigerblue Avatar2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago11 Comments
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.. but it's a GAMING power supply, how can that not be hot?

:)
Im going to vote hot on this because i feel sorry for the person who posted this because they could not spot a bad deal even if it jumped out and smacked them between the eyes
abigsmurf
http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/AMD-760G-Chipset-110p1317.htm

Can build near exactly the same system here for £50 less and more customisation options.

They are also a much better company, me personally i would never buy a prebuilt as they always skimp on something and i prefer to do it myself.
http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/AMD-760G-Chipset-110p1317.htm

Can build near exactly the same system here for £50 less and more customisation options.
floppydesk
u can build this for under £500.. so its £150 profit for admi.. no wonder they call this is rip off britain.. LOL. ............ bet its a FREE Amd games bundle with the gfx card.. so cold from me.
I've worked it out at around £550-570 which after Amazon fees isn't much profit.
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Samsung DVD RW SH-224DB/RSMS 24x SATA Retail + 3 Colour Exchangable Bezels £13.08 @ amazon

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DVD Multi Recorder Aerodynamic frame design which helps to reduce the acoustic noise. Automatic Ball Balancing System Buffer Underrun Free Technology Bezels - black, white & silver
stealthx Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago14 Comments
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There is no stock level info on Amazon for this link/product.
Can anyone confirm if they have bought it and received a delivery date or stock notice otherwise please?
Hot deal though.
Thanks OP, purchased. I don't have a desktop PC but plan to build a gaming rig this year so thanks for giving me the push to buy my first component! ;D
SH-224DB/RSMS = retail

SH-224DB/BEBE = OEM
Bought one of these for my youngest's new rig we built him for Christmas. Chosen mainly for the interchangeable bezels, the reviews were all positive too.
got one around the same price but they are verry good drives so hot from me
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Zalman Z9 Midi Tower Case - Black - Amazon - £45.95 sold by ADMI Limited.

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stealthx has found it cheaper at DABS. £36.97. http://www.dabs.com/products/zalman-z9-mid-tower-enclosure-case-8BR7.html Form Factor : Mid tower Max Mainboard Size : ATX Supported Mainboard…
BurnToasT333 Avatar3y, 1m agoFound 3 years, 1 month ago5 Comments
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May have one of these for sale if anyone is interested?
stealthx
[quote=BurnToasT333] [quote=stealthx] £35.98 @ dabs

Weird

http://i.imgur.com/A3r1nN7.png



Edited By: BurnToasT333 on Oct 24, 2013 11:53
BurnToasT333
stealthx
£35.98 @ dabs

£36.97 with P&P but very good point.

http://i.imgur.com/VezCNvY.png
stealthx
£35.98 @ dabs

£36.97 with P&P but very good point.
£35.98 @ dabs
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Corsair 750W Modular PSU for 69.99£ free delivery @ amazon

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Like many other items, it's cheaper than Maplin. 750W is plenty and 85% efficiency sounds good. It's also modular with extra long cables which would be helpful for cable management. They say Corsair
dotan00b Avatar3y, 6m agoFound 3 years, 6 months ago56 Comments
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Alfresco
nerd187
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nerd187
I'm looking at the mentioned xfx core edition 750w and description says 750w of continuous power so does that mean you are using that much electricity or does it only draw what it is plugged into?

It means it can sustain the level of performance, usually with over 90% efficiency so 90% of the power it takes it will use and the other 10% is let of as heat. To answer your question the power supply would only use the power that your components need to run effectively. It doesn't use 750 watt all the time.

You can find out more by researching what ratings such as 80 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum mean :)
OK thanks , what would you reccomend out of modular and non? Is there any difference other than price with the xfx range?
anyone?
I believe all XFX power supplies are made by seasonic. Some will still have different features and rating like gold and silver etc, but modular will always increase the price on the same psu.
but there shouldn't be any inferiority in the quality/performance regardless of it being modular/non modular?
No its purely cosmetic.
Alfresco
nerd187
nerd187
puddleuk
nerd187
I'm looking at the mentioned xfx core edition 750w and description says 750w of continuous power so does that mean you are using that much electricity or does it only draw what it is plugged into?

It means it can sustain the level of performance, usually with over 90% efficiency so 90% of the power it takes it will use and the other 10% is let of as heat. To answer your question the power supply would only use the power that your components need to run effectively. It doesn't use 750 watt all the time.

You can find out more by researching what ratings such as 80 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum mean :)
OK thanks , what would you reccomend out of modular and non? Is there any difference other than price with the xfx range?
anyone?
I believe all XFX power supplies are made by seasonic. Some will still have different features and rating like gold and silver etc, but modular will always increase the price on the same psu.
but there shouldn't be any inferiority in the quality/performance regardless of it being modular/non modular?
nerd187
nerd187
puddleuk
nerd187
I'm looking at the mentioned xfx core edition 750w and description says 750w of continuous power so does that mean you are using that much electricity or does it only draw what it is plugged into?

It means it can sustain the level of performance, usually with over 90% efficiency so 90% of the power it takes it will use and the other 10% is let of as heat. To answer your question the power supply would only use the power that your components need to run effectively. It doesn't use 750 watt all the time.

You can find out more by researching what ratings such as 80 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum mean :)
OK thanks , what would you reccomend out of modular and non? Is there any difference other than price with the xfx range?
anyone?
I believe all XFX power supplies are made by seasonic. Some will still have different features and rating like gold and silver etc, but modular will always increase the price on the same psu.
ms7612
M1sterDeeds
Alfresco
M1sterDeeds
It's idle a lot (in so much as basic office tasks) for 8 hours of the day, the other 8 is gaming. (It was only £65 at the time, a veritable bargain!).

Those fans sound nice. Who does the cheapest Seasonic PSUs then? But my budget may not stretch.

This is the one i went for. Non moduler, but in a define R4 which has loads of space behind the motherboard for hiding the cables. Although I would definately try to get a modular psu if i was building an Micro ATX rig.

Seems cheap, but only 1 left. Need to make a decision but hate being under pressure. Thanks for link, gonna try read more at lunch time.

Its not an increase in power, but I may not need it as graphics cards seem efficient now. I did a lot of gaming with a HD 4890 which needed two power connectors and just need the psu to be enough in case future cards require as much power again (it covers my bases and if the psu is used for at least another 6 years - 6 years in termsof graphics cards is a long long time, so I don't want to end up upgrading the psu if I need a bit more oompf in future).

I have the same one but the 650w version and its a really awesome psu, I also have define R4 but my cable managing is so terrible Its hard to put the side panel on :)
X) My cable managing isn't great either. The side panel takes a little bit of force to get on but not bad. I wouldn't like to use a non modular psu in a case any smaller.
Good price, heat added.
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Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze PSU £43.94 @ Amazon

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Product Features * An ultra-quiet 120mm fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying fan speed in response to temperature. * 80Plus Bronze certified to deliv…
Alfresco Avatar3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago36 Comments
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ive had this psu in my pc for well over a year and is spot on cant even hear that its on
feels well made never had any bother :D
Alfresco
It's amazing how the psu market has changed. I built 3 pc's nearly 10 years ago, all with pretty cheap psu's that are still going strong. Now everyone seems to think that your computer will explode if you don't spend £100 on a 80+ gold seasonic with Japanese capacitors.

Is it not just clever marketing by psu manufacturers? I doubt many full pc manufacturers use anything like the standard people seem to think they need and other than on the internet, I've never heard of them catching fire.


Yes and no.
I only use corsair / etc. psus for the power saving. You'll typically find that your £12 psu will waste as much energy as it uses, its not unusual for a pc that's using say 60W on idle to be using 120W on a cheap PSU. A corsair or other 80 plus *should* waste almost nothing, just a few watts.
Note the use of the word should. Unfortunately these things are rated on a curve, the 80 plus is on something daft like 75% idle use, not many people's pcs use 75% of 500W on idle do they? So it's also necessary to analyse the power vs efficiency curves on these PSUs too.

Having said all that, if you spend £12 on a psu, there's another £38 you havent spent on psu that can be used on electricity. So it takes a while to break even, something like 2 years if you leave it on all day, if I remember my calculations correctly.
rendeverance
A lot of slating of the CX series - I just built a pc with the CX600v2 (£48) after having been advised to get that over the OCZ modXtreme...

At the moment (at least) the rails on the psu SEEM rock solid, better then the 500w OCZ stealthxtreme I had in my last rig... Have I made the wrong decision? I mean I dont see myself affording £75 on a PSU for a build that is worth about £430 for the other components?

Plus the list earlier seems to say they are CWT?

Ironically all of the advice on the web and even manufacturers etc leaned toward me needing a 600W mininum, but this pc uses 75w idle and Ive failed to get it over 248w (at the plug) so the over-quotes are massive -> My last pc used 138w idle and 312w max!

Any idea why they are inflated soo much? I understand adding 25% for capacitor aging but still!

The latest models of the CX series now are the V3 iteration, although not officially branded so. They are much more efficient than the earlier versions. Though I'm not saying those were bad, I built my father's rig with a cx-500 v1 and he hasn't had any problems with it.
robo989
Copied from another forum for finding a "good" Corsair PSU.

AX-750 – Seasonic
AX-850 – Seasonic
AX-1200 – Flextronics
CX-400 – Seasonic
CX-430 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-430 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-500 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-500 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-600 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-600 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS600 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS700 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS800 – Channel Well(CWT)
HX-450 – Seasonic
HX-520 – Seasonic
HX-620 – Seasonic
HX-650 – Seasonic
HX-750 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
HX-850 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
HX-1000 – Channel Well (CWT)
HX-1050 – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-550M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-650 – Seasonic
TX-650 v2 – Seasonic
TX-650M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-750 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH(older) platform)
TX-750 v2 – Seasonic
TX-750M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-850 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH(older) platform)
TX-850 v2 – Seasonic
TX-850M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-950 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
VX-450 – Seasonic
VX-550 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH platform)


Seasonic = fantastic
CWT = meh...well pretty good but not on the same level as Seasonic.
CX = not made by Seasonic or CWT

Don't know who makes this one, but I know it's basically an unbranded PSU with the Corsair logo on. :p

They are made by CWT. In fact your copy and paste even indicates this. How can't you know who makes it lol. I'm bamboozled
I've had this same PSU in an old PC for at least 3 years (might be a bit more) and it's been fine. Might pick up a replacement for when one of my PSUs bites the dust.
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SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3.5" internal hard drive - 3 TB £94.97 @ Amazon

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EAN 0609722939379 1TB platter iteration of the 3TB Barracuda - decent reviews: http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_barracuda_3tb_review_1tb_platters_st3000dm001 £95.20 inc. vat on Ebuyer
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Sapphire Radeon HD7770 OC Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5) £66.91 @ Amazon

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Full kudos goes to malachi for this deal as he/she posted it into the previous PC World thread. I suggested in that thread that they should post this but he/she seems to have gone off line so I though…
Blasphemous Avatar3y, 10m agoFound 3 years, 10 months ago186 Comments
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Damn if only I had thought of that! :-)
The thing is I generally don't have any issues with things I buy from the net, so I didn't even think about it but I guess I'll know for next time. Sapphire quality has always been good to me in the past too. The only Sapphire GPU I had trouble with was after a local lightning storm knocked out my PC and burned out the GPU and router. Oddly the PSU, motherboard, RAM and CPU were all ok.

Anyway, I just managed to order another identical GPU on Ebay (brand new) for £63 including postage so as soon as that arrives I'll send back my faulty one to Amazon for a refund - they have already approved the return. Not a bad result at the end of the day.
bobmoo79
I wish I could, mine has an intermittant fault, or should I said it only works intermittantly as more often than not I get no display.
Amazon are only offering to refund the card as they have no stock and neither does they're supplier. However, Sapphire's warranty is meant to be fulfilled by retailers for the first two years and so they are saying I need to get a replacement from Amazon and refuse a refund from them.
I've been wrestling with this since the card arrived!

Obviously I don't want a refund because it would cost me much more to buy the card elsewhere.
I don't know who to blame more, Amazon for not getting stock or Sapphire for not helping out.

Amazon only issue refunds as by the time the item has been delivered the price has usually increased again (or they haven't got the stock to exchange), which is good for them if you ordered the wrong item or it turns out to be faulty. I now order 2 of everything as you can return unsuitable or the faulty one for free and still get the deal.

now I know its naughty and should not be condoned, but you should have just bought another card (for cross-firing cough cough) and swapped them...theoretically getting your exchange

Edited By: watson44 on Mar 07, 2013 16:05
I wish I could, mine has an intermittant fault, or should I said it only works intermittantly as more often than not I get no display.
Amazon are only offering to refund the card as they have no stock and neither does they're supplier. However, Sapphire's warranty is meant to be fulfilled by retailers for the first two years and so they are saying I need to get a replacement from Amazon and refuse a refund from them.
I've been wrestling with this since the card arrived!

Obviously I don't want a refund because it would cost me much more to buy the card elsewhere.
I don't know who to blame more, Amazon for not getting stock or Sapphire for not helping out.
Anyone wish to discuss their experiences with this card?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/sapphire-hd7770-experiences-1491431
Bully
icehawk
Fortunately I'm only on a free trial and certainly won't be upgrading. Anyway Sod's law in action I'm afraid. It came today after all that waiting and it doesn't bloody fit lol. It's a dual slot card but I've got a BTX mobo and case and the slots go the other way. Guess I'll have to send it back.

That's a shame,at least you can get a full refund from amazon or make about £25 clear profit if you ebay it
I did have a look on ebay but they only seem to sell for about £80 now and after all the hassle and fees I think I'd rather just send it back to amazon. Gonna make do with my xbox for now and just save up for a whole new build for when the new consoles come out. Haswell and the AMD 8000 series should be out by then as well.
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Corsair Vengeance K60 Mechanical Keyboard Cherry Red MX £69.10 @ Amazon

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Looks like Amazon have gone and price matched the price at eBuyer. Includes free shipping, and great for those who prefer to buy through Amazon or if you've still got some time left on your Amazon Pri…
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Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive £54.99 delivered @ Amazon also Ebuyer added link in description

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cheejy
tightar5e
tightar5e
cheejy
tightar5e
did you phone the 00800 (International number)? or do you have a UK Address / Telephone number as I haven't found one.

Hi, yeah I used the 00800. Was told that the number is an international toll free number, will have to wait for the bill to confirm it though. ;)
Thanks again for the reply, cheejy.

Update: Yep, phoned seagate on the 00800 number (checked it is free via BT), explained I'd RMA'd two Samsung drives separately (the multiple online RMA is broken). They just said it was too early to tell, but that they had received the drives, and they had been randomly selected by 'the computer' for testing. Therefore it would take approx 1 month for replacements.
(Couldn't really care less about their testing procedures...)
I stated I felt this was too long to be without the product, the defective one(s) had been returned and felt it wasn't good Customer Service. They said they needed to check the drives were faulty, (I've already had the drives in test using the Samsung diagnostic software - they're faulty) - I said - Seagate - Nothing we can do - 'the computer says no'.

Asked the Customer Support Op if there was anything he could do to resolve it. Typical Answer - No.

The trouble is Seagate and alike are faceless America Companies with no UK call centre/Operation. They don't seem to recognise UK Statutory Law regarding Warranties, 5-6 weeks (by the time this completes) is an unacceptable timeframe to replace a faulty drive(s), with what is a non-new re-certified drive with 90 days warranty.

I'd maybe look to file an online Small Claim (its quite easy to do), generally get them moving, but there isn't even a UK Address/Telephone number! The multi-national world we live in, Trading Standards haven't a hope in hell.

Have always been a big Samsung user but won't be buying Seagate/Samsung(non SSD) from now on, thats for sure.




Ouch! A month is a long time to wait; I’m surprised that 2 separate RMA’s were “Randomly” picked for testing.
Two separate RMA but they were boxed as one return (probably would have been better to not send two returns in one box, obviously flags up a possible problem), but as said, one failed some months back (crc error) replaced it-didn't have time to send it back, then a second gave a SMART warning on boot so I sent back both.

It would have been slightly better in terms of CS of Seagate to send one replacement out, then check the other.
With that timeframe (one month)+10 days already - you just can't help but buy replacements in the interim (seems their ploy)

Still I'm trying WD's drives now...I'll see how I go, had a look at WD's return procedure (just in case!) - states 11-13 days turnaround.

Personally, I've a feeling Seagate have no recertified drives to replace them so I'm being fobbed off.

Possibily, Seagate seem to be a be funny about honouring (they mentioned it by email) their inherited responsiblity for Samsung Drive 3 Year Warranties, something to keep in mind. Samsung users seen as second class citizens to Seagate?

They have said in the emails that I've agreed to their terms returning it and part of that is, they reserve the right to test the drive before sending out a replacement. I did point out that any terms they think I've agreed to don't affect my UK statutory rights as a consumer (but that probably falls on deaf American ears).

Just seems stupid, because they will get a lot of bad press from doing this with end-users (have they not heard of forums?)

What's the point of a consumer three year warranty is my point, if they take a month to replace it. You can't really do without a hard disk for a month.



Edited By: tightar5e on Dec 06, 2012 17:31: .
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did you phone the 00800 (International number)? or do you have a UK Address / Telephone number as I haven't found one.

Hi, yeah I used the 00800. Was told that the number is an international toll free number, will have to wait for the bill to confirm it though. ;)
Thanks again for the reply, cheejy.

Update: Yep, phoned seagate on the 00800 number (checked it is free via BT), explained I'd RMA'd two Samsung drives separately (the multiple online RMA is broken). They just said it was too early to tell, but that they had received the drives, and they had been randomly selected by 'the computer' for testing. Therefore it would take approx 1 month for replacements.
(Couldn't really care less about their testing procedures...)
I stated I felt this was too long to be without the product, the defective one(s) had been returned and felt it wasn't good Customer Service. They said they needed to check the drives were faulty, (I've already had the drives in test using the Samsung diagnostic software - they're faulty) - I said - Seagate - Nothing we can do - 'the computer says no'.

Asked the Customer Support Op if there was anything he could do to resolve it. Typical Answer - No.

The trouble is Seagate and alike are faceless America Companies with no UK call centre/Operation. They don't seem to recognise UK Statutory Law regarding Warranties, 5-6 weeks (by the time this completes) is an unacceptable timeframe to replace a faulty drive(s), with what is a non-new re-certified drive with 90 days warranty.

I'd maybe look to file an online Small Claim (its quite easy to do), generally get them moving, but there isn't even a UK Address/Telephone number! The multi-national world we live in, Trading Standards haven't a hope in hell.

Have always been a big Samsung user but won't be buying Seagate/Samsung(non SSD) from now on, thats for sure.




Ouch! A month is a long time to wait; I’m surprised that 2 separate RMA’s were “Randomly” picked for testing.
tightar5e
cheejy
tightar5e
did you phone the 00800 (International number)? or do you have a UK Address / Telephone number as I haven't found one.

Hi, yeah I used the 00800. Was told that the number is an international toll free number, will have to wait for the bill to confirm it though. ;)
Thanks again for the reply, cheejy.

Update: Yep, phoned seagate on the 00800 number (checked it is free via BT), explained I'd RMA'd two Samsung drives separately (the multiple online RMA is broken). They just said it was too early to tell, but that they had received the drives, and they had been randomly selected by 'the computer' for testing. Therefore it would take approx 1 month for replacements.
(Couldn't really care less about their testing procedures...)
I stated I felt this was too long to be without the product, the defective one(s) had been returned and felt it wasn't good Customer Service. They said they needed to check the drives were faulty, (I've already had the drives in test using the Samsung diagnostic software - they're faulty) - I said - Seagate - Nothing we can do - 'the computer says no'.

Asked the Customer Support Op if there was anything he could do to resolve it. Typical Answer - No.

The trouble is Seagate and alike are faceless America Companies with no UK call centre/Operation. They don't seem to recognise UK Statutory Law regarding Warranties, 5-6 weeks (by the time this completes) is an unacceptable timeframe to replace a faulty drive(s), with what is a non-new re-certified drive with 90 days warranty.

I'd maybe look to file an online Small Claim (its quite easy to do), generally get them moving, but there isn't even a UK Address/Telephone number! The multi-national world we live in, Trading Standards haven't a hope in hell.

Have always been a big Samsung user but won't be buying Seagate/Samsung(non SSD) from now on, thats for sure.




Edited By: tightar5e on Dec 06, 2012 14:21: .Enter a reason...
cheejy
tightar5e
did you phone the 00800 (International number)? or do you have a UK Address / Telephone number as I haven't found one.

Hi, yeah I used the 00800. Was told that the number is an international toll free number, will have to wait for the bill to confirm it though. ;)
Thanks again for the reply, cheejy.
tightar5e
did you phone the 00800 (International number)? or do you have a UK Address / Telephone number as I haven't found one.

Hi, yeah I used the 00800. Was told that the number is an international toll free number, will have to wait for the bill to confirm it though. ;)

Just checked the DHL tracking for the replacement drive, it was shipped from The Netherlands last night and arrived at Gatwick today morning :o maybe you should try giving Seagate a call, I cant fault their service at all.

Edited By: cheejy on Dec 06, 2012 11:49
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Is this the next HDMI cable debate?
My £100 PSU is so much better than your £30 PSU.

Seriously though, I repair pc's for a living & we fit budget & expensive power supplies based on the customer's needs/budget.

Failure rate is pretty much the same for both & it's very rare these days for a faulty psu to take out a pc or its components.

If you are spending big money on a quality pc, it makes sense to go for a quality brand.
If you are building or repairing a budget/normal pc, based on some of the positive comments on this thread, I would use one of these power supplies.
Agree with everything you say, and have had pretty much the same experience. I have had power supplies fail, but have never personally seen them explode and wreck the other components. It certainly makes sense to use a good quality supply if you are building a gaming PC with large power demands. The ratings of these budget ones is a bit of a joke. Like the old 600w PMPO stereos which had a rating of like 10w rms. But for normal usage they'll more than likely be fine.

The only problem to me is that gaming enthusiasts post on these forums about needing the latest £100 gold supply or whatever, and it's overkill for the vast majority of users. PC system builders certainly don't use anything like those expensive PSUs, and as long as they can supply the draw needed then they are usually fine.

I can't speak for everyone, but in my case I have seen blowouts and have experienced a computer losing important components for it (previously mentioned relative). As for overkill, I'm currently running a 300W gold rated PSU that cost me just over £30 (price raised to £40 after). I'm not suggesting £100 supplies (indeed, not necessary for majority of people) but surely putting in a 80+ efficiency rated PSU for £30-40 is worth it? These include protection that would prevent surges to other components, which would be otherwise lost with a cheap no-name PSU.
Depends on your budget I guess. You can always spend more. It all adds up on a build.
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For gaming this is a bad, bad product. Unless of course, you want your PC to blow up (but may I suggest water as it may be cheaper and quicker?)

All jokes aside, this is a bad PSU for gaming, get a branded one since it will save you much hassle and will work also.


So would it be OK for non gaming PC which has lower power demands?
Honestly? It's not worth the risk in any computer. Relative of mine had a cheap unbranded supply explode (supposedly a 500W) and take out his hard drive at the same time. you can get a decent power supply to do the job for about £30 ish (other good makes are XFX and most corsairs - £40 ish with delivery) anyway. For the sake of £15 it wouldn't be worth it to me.

I've always bought budget supplies and never had a problem. Maybe I've been lucky.

Older stuff typically runs under 300w, on the budget supplies this wasn't a problem, however when people tried running them into their limit, i.e. 400-425 on a 450w budget PSU you typically find they overheat and either undervolt (and blow up) or become unstable.

This is a problem with newer PC's running lower internal voltages that a much more sensitive to instability.

Trust me, spend the cash, £20-30 extra, vs £200+ of components dying!
clemf
hot_newbie
Is this the next HDMI cable debate?
My £100 PSU is so much better than your £30 PSU.

Seriously though, I repair pc's for a living & we fit budget & expensive power supplies based on the customer's needs/budget.

Failure rate is pretty much the same for both & it's very rare these days for a faulty psu to take out a pc or its components.

If you are spending big money on a quality pc, it makes sense to go for a quality brand.
If you are building or repairing a budget/normal pc, based on some of the positive comments on this thread, I would use one of these power supplies.
Agree with everything you say, and have had pretty much the same experience. I have had power supplies fail, but have never personally seen them explode and wreck the other components. It certainly makes sense to use a good quality supply if you are building a gaming PC with large power demands. The ratings of these budget ones is a bit of a joke. Like the old 600w PMPO stereos which had a rating of like 10w rms. But for normal usage they'll more than likely be fine.

The only problem to me is that gaming enthusiasts post on these forums about needing the latest £100 gold supply or whatever, and it's overkill for the vast majority of users. PC system builders certainly don't use anything like those expensive PSUs, and as long as they can supply the draw needed then they are usually fine.

I can't speak for everyone, but in my case I have seen blowouts and have experienced a computer losing important components for it (previously mentioned relative). As for overkill, I'm currently running a 300W gold rated PSU that cost me just over £30 (price raised to £40 after). I'm not suggesting £100 supplies (indeed, not necessary for majority of people) but surely putting in a 80+ efficiency rated PSU for £30-40 is worth it? These include protection that would prevent surges to other components, which would be otherwise lost with a cheap no-name PSU.
hot_newbie
Is this the next HDMI cable debate?
My £100 PSU is so much better than your £30 PSU.

Seriously though, I repair pc's for a living & we fit budget & expensive power supplies based on the customer's needs/budget.

Failure rate is pretty much the same for both & it's very rare these days for a faulty psu to take out a pc or its components.

If you are spending big money on a quality pc, it makes sense to go for a quality brand.
If you are building or repairing a budget/normal pc, based on some of the positive comments on this thread, I would use one of these power supplies.
Agree with everything you say, and have had pretty much the same experience. I have had power supplies fail, but have never personally seen them explode and wreck the other components. It certainly makes sense to use a good quality supply if you are building a gaming PC with large power demands. The ratings of these budget ones is a bit of a joke. Like the old 600w PMPO stereos which had a rating of like 10w rms. But for normal usage they'll more than likely be fine.

The only problem to me is that gaming enthusiasts post on these forums about needing the latest £100 gold supply or whatever, and it's overkill for the vast majority of users. PC system builders certainly don't use anything like those expensive PSUs, and as long as they can supply the draw needed then they are usually fine.
Is this the next HDMI cable debate?
My £100 PSU is so much better than your £30 PSU.

Seriously though, I repair pc's for a living & we fit budget & expensive power supplies based on the customer's needs/budget.

Failure rate is pretty much the same for both & it's very rare these days for a faulty psu to take out a pc or its components.

If you are spending big money on a quality pc, it makes sense to go for a quality brand.
If you are building or repairing a budget/normal pc, based on some of the positive comments on this thread, I would use one of these power supplies.
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