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MSI GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR 11G with Aftermarket Cooling £649.50 @ Ballicom

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£649.50 @ Ballicom
Excellent price for a Founders Edition let alone one with aftermarket cooling. Ordered mine yesterday afternoon and had it delivered lunchtime today. Read More
Excellent price for a Founders Edition let alone one with aftermarket cooling. Ordered mine yesterday afternoon and had it delivered lunchtime today.
shippyt Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago2 Comments
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Better with the Zotac Amp @ £619.
Good price for an overpriced card. Nonetheless, heat.
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XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £189.98 @ Ballicom (Free Delivery)

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Bought this myself the other week when it was £195. Previous deal has been expired but this is now £189.98 including free delivery. Mine is in a Fractal Design Node 202 case and I'm very pleased… Read More
Bought this myself the other week when it was £195. Previous deal has been expired but this is now £189.98 including free delivery. Mine is in a Fractal Design Node 202 case and I'm very pleased…
CHAOSEN3 Avatar3m, 6d agoFound 3 months, 6 days ago65 Comments
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RagnaRockPT
as anyone bought from this store? their feedback is quite bad... I bought an rx470 on 12 of february and it as not arrived yet

after one email I discovered they had delivered it to my neighbour. all fine after all :)
**** canceled. Both orders. ****.
vardx
Damn. No delivery to Ireland :(
Parcel Motel, dude.
as anyone bought from this store? their feedback is quite bad... I bought an rx470 on 12 of february and it as not arrived yet
daria86
Im trying to decide between this card and GTX 1060 (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-oc-6gb-209-98-novatech-2614550).
Which one do you think is better for 1440p 60hz monitor (Dell U2515H)? I use it for casual gaming.

I'm in the same position - will be hanging onto the card for a good few years so would like to future proof as much as possible. If I could save a bit of cash and not really notice any performance difference then I'd go for this card, but still thinking 'well it's only another £20 for a 1060'.
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Powercolor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Devil £149.40 @ Ballicom

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Pretty sweet price lads
Muffinss Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago1 Comment
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lol did you read the part on the page where it says "This product is out of stock
If you would like to be emailed when this product becomes available, please click here" ?
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XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £195.00 @ Ballicom

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Price down even further from a few days ago. now £195 with free shipping for the 8gb version. Read More
Price down even further from a few days ago. now £195 with free shipping for the 8gb version.
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Uncommon.Sense
phenooo
fishmaster
Joshimitsu91
fishmaster
Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.
Once again, blower coolers are superior in SFF builds. Unless you mean it's rubbish for a blower, in which case I'll have to take your word for it.
phenooo
Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx
Fairly sure you could get a DP to DVI adaptor on the cheap. Surely better to have more of the more advanced ports?
You're doing it wrong then. https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/for-the-love-of-blowers-or-would-it-be-quieter-to-go-with-a-blower-in-a-sff.711/
I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was blowing hot air onto my HDD and SSD, and I can't move either of them around. The SSD was reaching up 56 degrees, and I'm pretty certain that's a dangerous temp to have. The blower type fan design doesn't exhaust the hot air inwards which is why it's ideal in smaller cases.
56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c


You're not wrong, but there is absolutely no reason why your SSD should be above 40C.

Getting back on topic however, I received my RX 480 yesterday and I'm really impressed with the performance at 1440p.
Few 1 star reviews on google (maps) for delivery being slow, warranty claims and DOA / RMA poor service. Hope you get a good one and don't need to return it!
phenooo
fishmaster
Joshimitsu91
fishmaster
Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.
Once again, blower coolers are superior in SFF builds. Unless you mean it's rubbish for a blower, in which case I'll have to take your word for it.
phenooo
Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx
Fairly sure you could get a DP to DVI adaptor on the cheap. Surely better to have more of the more advanced ports?
You're doing it wrong then. https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/for-the-love-of-blowers-or-would-it-be-quieter-to-go-with-a-blower-in-a-sff.711/
I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was blowing hot air onto my HDD and SSD, and I can't move either of them around. The SSD was reaching up 56 degrees, and I'm pretty certain that's a dangerous temp to have. The blower type fan design doesn't exhaust the hot air inwards which is why it's ideal in smaller cases.

56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c
Joshimitsu91
fishmaster
Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.
Once again, blower coolers are superior in SFF builds. Unless you mean it's rubbish for a blower, in which case I'll have to take your word for it.
phenooo
Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx
Fairly sure you could get a DP to DVI adaptor on the cheap. Surely better to have more of the more advanced ports?

Pretty much why I bought this for my SFF case too. It exhausts all/most of the hot air straight out of the back, rather than back out into your system. My SFF case has no internal fans other than the one on the GPU and CPU cooler so this does the job!

Go buy a card with an open air cooler and see how that works out for you with your CPU, motherboard, HDD and SSD temps in a SFF build. Spoilers: I was doing it wrong and that's how I now know I'm not doing it wrong.
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XFX Radeon RX 480 8 GB - £199.99 @ Ballicom

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an 8 GB graphics card for under £200
dazhorse Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago37 Comments
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Back in stock and down to £195?
BigP50000
i have one of those aswell put away somewhere lol its an oem card but was really the dogs **** back in its time

Yeah, think I bought this desktop about 3-4 years ago, it was a beast in its day.
i have one of those aswell put away somewhere lol its an oem card but was really the dogs **** back in its time
nicccc
mikeyfive
Noob question, I'm running an old XPS desktop with an i7-3770 running @ 3.40Ghz and 12gb RAM, if I buy this and change my current graphics card would it make my PC passable at running games at a half-decent speed? I'm guessing not but would appreciate any advice. Thank you.

Should be OK to swap. check power supply is enough and connectors fit, either 6 or 8 pin. Make sure space in case to fit new card. finish it off with a cheap 120gb SSD while you're at it.

Thanks for that... Yeah, I've got a 850 128gb SSD that still needs fitting.
taras
mikeyfive
Noob question, I'm running an old XPS desktop with an i7-3770 running @ 3.40Ghz and 12gb RAM, if I buy this and change my current graphics card would it make my PC passable at running games at a half-decent speed? I'm guessing not but would appreciate any advice. Thank you.
what is your current graphics card ?

GeForce GTX 660 1.5gb? It's pretty slow tbh.
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XFX RX 480 4GB Graphics Card (cheapest 4GB I can find) - £169.99 del @ Ballicom

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This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here. £169.99 via ec… Read More
This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here. £169.99 via ec…
The_Hoff Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago180 Comments
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@Simon_H It does sound like it might be faulty, i looked at all the issues with the 480 when troubleshooting and most were reboot loops driver related) or random shut downs (PSU related).

I've got the 480 working now with the 16.7.1 drivers but i updated and Windows crashed, rolled back and it's fine but i am getting shut-downs when gaming even though i set the cpu to stock so definitely a PSU issue, mine's a 550w antec truepower fwiw but maybe try the older drivers.

The only other thing that worked for was installing the driver manually via system the installing the radeon applet and using Trixx to set the clock speeds but obviously such workarounds are not idea with a new GPU.
Simon_H
Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !
I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......
Thanks for the input.

Speak to Ballicom tomorrow and process your RMA, usually takes a bit of time and you can always cancel it. It sounds like it's dead TBH, if it was a BIOS issue it wouldn't post at all.

Not a great experience for you!
Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !
I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......
Thanks for the input.
Simon_H
Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........
Installed drivers, all was good.
Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.
Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.
After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !
Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!
MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....
Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)
Fx 8320e
16 gb Ballistix sport 1600
750w Novatech 80+
120gb SSd
Windows 10.

S**t!

-Have you tried flicking the BIOS switch on the card?
-Do the fans spin OK? Unobstructed etc?
-Was it overclocked?
-Have you tried removing all additional RAM/Drives from your machine and booting?
-Tried resetting your BIOS to default settings?
-Tried the card in a friends machine?

Try some/all of the above and report back, otherwise it looks like RMA time.

Here are some alt. options depending on how your RMA plays out:

4GB:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/radeonrx480series/rx480armor4goc.html

8GB:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/radeonrx480series/rx480armor8goc.html

1060:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx1060series/gtx1060-6gt-ocv1.html

Edited By: The_Hoff on Feb 15, 2017 18:03
Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........
Installed drivers, all was good.
Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.
Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.
After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !
Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!

MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....

Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)
Fx 8320e
16 gb Ballistix sport 1600
750w Novatech 80+
120gb SSd
Windows 10.
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Western Digital (WD101KRYZ) 10 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive £541.08 ballicom

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Ballicom are selling the 10TB WD Gold around £200 cheaper than the major hardware vendors such as Scan. Ballicom are selling the same drive on Amazon but charging £584.57!! Postage is free so £541.… Read More
Ballicom are selling the 10TB WD Gold around £200 cheaper than the major hardware vendors such as Scan. Ballicom are selling the same drive on Amazon but charging £584.57!! Postage is free so £541.…
mrtea99 Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago23 Comments
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K1LLER HORNET
stoneblade
Eggs, one basket jump to mind here.

Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That way you only lose a portion of your important data. /sarcasm.

There's always someone who makes this silly comment.

It doesn't matter what size the drive is, if the data is important it should be backed up.


dont know why the sarcasm
it's a legit point.

chances of 5 drives breaking is less than chances of one.

buffoon
mrtea99
Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere
Sign up to a free course and you can get one. There's lots of posts about it on here.
mrtea99
BubaMan
I know you always pay a premium for technology at the peak of capcity / speed but this seems a bit too far to me...
You could get 4x 5TB for this money and have enough left over for a cheap micro server to put them in.
That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping you would be running RAID-5 on the 4 drives), I do 4k video editing at home and keep backups of all the footage in case a customer wants copies further down the line. Sure I could get a bigger caddy and add more drives but this gives me the option to have 30TB of space in the same caddy.
Either way, this is about the best price you can get for this drive at the moment

Personally I'd be concerned about the drive being priced (and if you believe it, specified) for running in datacentre configurations, if you're not going to stick it in a RAID array with loads of other disks, it's just paying for unnecessary features, especially since there are other cheaper 10TB disks out there.

If you were to stick one of these in a RAID 5 array, I wonder how long a rebuild would take if a disk failed, I found 3TB disks painful enough, and have abandoned RAID 5 for all my larger systems.

At the moment I'd be looking at 8TB drives as the sweet spot, about 1/2 the price of the lowest priced 10TB. Assuming you're happy to rip them out of the USB caddy.

mike

Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere

Edited By: mrtea99 on Jan 13, 2017 16:56
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AMD R9 Sapphire Nitro Fury £267.40 @ Ballicom

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Grab a bargain, last one left ! Got mine in time ! :) Read More
Grab a bargain, last one left ! Got mine in time ! :)
adamstewarton Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago17 Comments
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I wouldn't bother right now in 4 weeks we could have a 490.. 5 series maybe and a 1080 ti to shake up the market and break nvidia's pricing monopoly
skykid3
neiiilers
plath
in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.
the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken

some states have no sales tax its different by each state
neiiilers
plath
in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.

the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken
tek-monkey
kentris
tek-monkey
Tempted apart from the power draw.
Power draw isn't as bad as they claim.
They recommend a 650-700watt PSU for my R9 390 but even at full load, I'm only drawing 320watts on my setup which is a [email protected], 16GB, 2x2TB and 1xSSD.
You just need a quality PSU with good rails.
Edit**
I realise this is the R9 Fury, but according to various websites, the TDP is very similar to my R9 390 Nitro.

Only got a 500w, it runs my 7850 but don't really want to push it much further.



I mean, if you're unsure of what the power draw is in your computer, get one of those plug meters that measure the draw. That's how I get my readings, although not sure how accurate they are but the one I have seems fairly accurate.
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Steelseries Rival 300 Optical Gaming Mouse White £19.56 @ Ballicom

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6 programmable buttons (incl. CPI) Black version features sweat resistant soft-touch coating for long-lasting comfort Large rubber grips for maximum comfort and lift Shape based on iconic gam… Read More
6 programmable buttons (incl. CPI) Black version features sweat resistant soft-touch coating for long-lasting comfort Large rubber grips for maximum comfort and lift Shape based on iconic gam…
ashokraja Avatar4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago6 Comments
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Has anyone received theirs yet?
ashokraja
vassy4u
ashokraja
vassy4u
Heat added OP
Cheers Vassy
Hope you having a good time. Merry Christmas :)
Yep, thanks. Merry Christmas.
Thanks
vassy4u
ashokraja
vassy4u
Heat added OP
Cheers Vassy
Hope you having a good time. Merry Christmas :)
Yep, thanks. Merry Christmas.
ashokraja
vassy4u
Heat added OP
Cheers Vassy
Hope you having a good time. Merry Christmas :)

Edited By: vassy4u on Dec 25, 2016 14:42
vassy4u
Heat added OP
Cheers Vassy
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HPE Proliant ML10 Gen9 Pentium G4400 - 4 GB RAM, no HDD. from Ballicom - £167.00 inc. (£107.00 after cashback)

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Barebones Proliant tower server, 3.3GHz Pentium G4400, 4GB unbuffered ECC RAM. Model: 837826-421, There's a £60 cashback offer on UK stock - details here. Which ends Jan 31st 2017, Giving a final pric… Read More
Barebones Proliant tower server, 3.3GHz Pentium G4400, 4GB unbuffered ECC RAM. Model: 837826-421, There's a £60 cashback offer on UK stock - details here. Which ends Jan 31st 2017, Giving a final pric…
cjed Avatar5m, 2d agoFound 5 months, 2 days ago67 Comments
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I have an ML10 v2, and will be sticking with it... The ML10 v2 has two ethernet ports, and I was really hoping for front USB 3.0 ports. It's also about £70 cheaper to get hold of a compatible Xeon if you're happy with used. Maybe the Gen10 will look a little better...
I don't know what you're looking at but both machines have 4 RAM slots and 4 internal 3.5" drive bays, although the HP, being taller, does have an extra 5.25" bay which could be purposed for additional drives (e.g. 2 x 2.5") if required. With some imagination you could stuff either full of velcro/tie-wrapped drives if you're desperate.

It's all a bit of a moot point anyway; there's plenty space in both for any realistic use, and if a huge amount of performant storage is a need then you're probably looking at the wrong solution with either of these two servers.

I can't see any reference to 're-casing' the T20 on eBuyer. Would seem a rather futile and expensive way of doing things. If you need a small server, just buy one? And if you do, why all the fretting about drive bays?
It shows 4 bays available on each? Also one of the comments on Ebuyer states that while you can transfer into a smaller case (which I would do) the headers are different and some other cables would be required, there is also only one RAM slot so although you can get more RAM it has to be a single stick, that and I'd not use either 32gb or 64gb. The processor is more 'future' proof for sure but I wonder how many hours and PITA messing around I'll have to do to get it to where I want it? I'd also need to buy DDR4 as opposed to just using a stick from my existing system.

Edit: The T20 looks like it may have to taken itself out the running anyway as it's case is bigger than I want so downsizing the existing setup looks the best option and that is the ML10 if I'm going through the processes

Edited By: borak on Jan 06, 2017 12:25: Update on progress
juux
This one?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-intel-g3220-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-mini-tower-server-delivery-ebuyer-2594521
Yes, I get that is a bit smaller and it comes with a (cheap/slow) HDD but has older & slower CPU/memory, it's more expensive than the HP (after cb) and will similarly be unable to be rehoused in a Microserver-size case.
The £20-odd you save buying the HP goes a fair way to buying a small SSD for the OS, hugely improving the responsiveness.
It's your money though :)

You make a good point to be fair.
This one?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-intel-g3220-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-mini-tower-server-delivery-ebuyer-2594521

Yes, I get that is a bit smaller and it comes with a (cheap/slow) HDD but has older & slower CPU/memory, it's more expensive than the HP (after cb) and will similarly be unable to be rehoused in a Microserver-size case.

The £20-odd you save buying the HP goes a fair way to buying a small SSD for the OS, hugely improving the responsiveness.

It's your money though :)
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Asus ROG Gaming Laptop, Core i5 6300HQ, nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD £1,121.33 @ Ballicom

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Great gaming laptop coming in a bit higher than Black Friday prices. This is the cheapest deal available at the moment. This is a lot of hardware for the price. Read More
Great gaming laptop coming in a bit higher than Black Friday prices. This is the cheapest deal available at the moment. This is a lot of hardware for the price.
darrenwalton Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago37 Comments
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DownHill911
Waiting for Alienware 13 to become available for decent price after missing out on Medion deal : Medion Erazer X7847

What I wish for christmas:
i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
This is what mmatters to me the most:
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Thunderbolt Gen 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Alienware Graphics Amp port.
I pay 1grand and santa pays the rest 400-500GBP :)


6GB on 1080p not necessary 3GB will be fine if you can't get/find 6GB variant
This arrived yesterday and it runs like a dream!!
longback2
K1LLER HORNET
joetootell
Why spend that on a laptop when you can get a console.
http://i68.tinypic.com/264kr2t.jpg
not to defend the statement, there is some validity in the fact that the new consoles (Xbox one s and ps4 slim) are very portable. I carry a Xbox one s with a gaems m155 screen in a laptop bag and I enjoy using it far more than a skylake 960m laptop I had. there is the fact that I used it purely for gaming and while plugged in, but I got the screen for £110 off eBay, plus £229 for the 1tb bf1 console, £25 Xbox live. £364 for relatively portable gaming. your laptop will probably depreciate that much as soon as you use it. obviously no windows, mouse and keyboard without paying for a xim 4 etc.
but in general, a bit of silly statement to argue with

I hadnt realised something like the Gaems M155 existed.

I work away from home and stay in a hotel four nights a week. I'd just done the latest Tesco XBox One S bundle deal and was going to keep it over here for during the week (i've another XBox One S back home but i rarely have the time at the weekend to play it) - however the TV in the hotel i stay in is small and not ideally situated.

I've ordered one of these Gaem screens now and will try it out over the next few weeks - could be a godsend for Jan / Feb winter nights in the hotel!


Edited By: pgilc1 on Dec 12, 2016 19:23: e
Waiting for Alienware 13 to become available for decent price after missing out on Medion deal : Medion Erazer X7847

What I wish for christmas:
i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
This is what mmatters to me the most:
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Thunderbolt Gen 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Alienware Graphics Amp port.
I pay 1grand and santa pays the rest 400-500GBP :)

Edited By: DownHill911 on Dec 12, 2016 17:45
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Hannspree HQ271HPG LED monitor 27" 2K WQHD 1440p 2560x1440 IPS Monitor £192.19 delivered from Ballicom

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Because 1080p is for suckers and console kids. ;) Great price for a 2k 27" monitor with full UK warranty and apparently these can be Hz overclocked if that's your thing. Product Features 27" Read More
Because 1080p is for suckers and console kids. ;) Great price for a 2k 27" monitor with full UK warranty and apparently these can be Hz overclocked if that's your thing. Product Features 27"
Spark Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago23 Comments
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hoopdehoop
will this run minecraft?

No. It's a monitor.
will this run minecraft?
TesseractOrion
Spark
TesseractOrion

The Korean OC thingy (I've got a Qnix 120Hz capable)
That's the same monitor that I have. Odd because you don't see many of them around in this country. :)
Well it's not that surprising, I think because it was such a niche, unsupported product - only DVI-D, no scaler, no OSD (all things that made it overclockable) and no real warranty (unless you paid to send it back to S. Korea LOL). Like I said, doubt we'll see the like again (also got the Catleap one but sold it)...
Strange that nothing else at this price has appeared in all that time though

I bought mine in 2013 and paid around £20 for a 3 year UK warranty with Squaretrade at the time. Fortunately I've never really had any problems with it but then I've never really overclocked it either.
Looked at this monitor last month. Decided against it because its Hanns-G and ive had issues with a monitor of theirs before.
and looking at the reviews, quite a few other people agree with me. (Im taking about Hanns-G in general, not just this monitor)
cldox
Great if your card can push 1440p. Picked up a 25" 1440p Dell Ultrasharp that was posted on here, kind of wish I'd gone for a 27" now though. Still a great monitor.
I would keep smaller Dell any day
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EVGA 3GB GeForce GTX1060 SC £192.08 @ Ballicom

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Described as 6GB, but the model number is 3GB, its and overclock version which only runs about 6fps lower than the standard 6GB version. overclockers and others have it at £199 EVGA Chips… Read More
Described as 6GB, but the model number is 3GB, its and overclock version which only runs about 6fps lower than the standard 6GB version. overclockers and others have it at £199 EVGA Chips…
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Still listed in search results for "GeForce GTX 1060" but like you say when you click on it, its not there, maybe as I sent them an email asking to confirm it was a 6GB after I ordered one, they went and checked ?
Hmm, they seem to have pulled it altogether now as it just says "The requested URL was not found on this server" Suspect they took it off because it was listed as 6GB but had the model number for the 3GB, unless they just sold out but most retailers still leave the product page up when that happens.

Wonder what will happen about the orders placed, hope they don't get cancelled...
This may well be my next GPU in 6GB flavour for my ITX build, unless AMD come with something... I'm in no rush though so will wait... looks like good value and performance, also low power consumption..
My last card was an HD7850 that died a few weeks ago, so it's an improvement, I tend to play bf3,and 4 and a few other shooters, even the serious Sam series are still great and not demanding, call of duty doesn't need an expensive card, I will be ok, especially if they send a 6GB card.

Edited By: garbageguy on Sep 04, 2016 15:31
Gkains
(although an honest company would have given it a new name like GTX 1050 TI, but then Nvidia are far from honest)
Agreed, but we can't really boycott them over having been even slightly misleading, or we'd barely be able to buy anything! No 3GB 1060, no GTX 970, no Polaris GPUs from AMD, no CPUs from Intel or AMD - heck, not even Microsoft Windows to run all our lovely games!

We'd be stuck with... what's the name of that company that hasn't said something that turned out not to be the case? Oh, it's on the tip of my tongue. :p
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They cancelled my order, im sure they cancelled yours, they say they will refund the money also.
I have ordered it. I have also taken screenshots of their listing in which it does clearly say 6GB, even if you go into the specs (basic and full) section and look there it says 6GB too. It also clearly says 6GB on my order receipt and paypal receipt so they really should be sending a 6GB card IMHO. The model number may relate to the 3GB variant but every other piece of their listing indicates it's 6GB and I think the onus should be more on the retailer than the consumer to check that minutiae like product codes and model numbers are correct.

I know the price is ok for the 3GB card but I will definitely push them to supply the 6GB version if I get a 3GB card, partly because that is what they described and hence what they should supply, irrespective of price, and also partly because my primary display is UHD so I need all the VRAM I can get. I know a higher powered card would be better for 4K but this is the most my budget permits...

Whilst I’m hoping they will make good on their promise and ship the 6GB card, I made sure to pay with paypal and enabled the google trusted shops protection so I have plenty of options in the event they supply the 3GB.


Edited By: ST3123 on Sep 04, 2016 14:03
garbageguy
Well its £199 at Scan and Overclockers, so its cheaper, just secretly hoping they admit a fault and send the 6GB version. I had been thinking of getting the GTX970 untill I saw these, They are newer and quicker and same price or cheaper and with the OC almost match the 6GB 1060 in 1080p. It will be a big jump from my now dead HD7850



Yeah true good luck buddy
Well its £199 at Scan and Overclockers, so its cheaper, just secretly hoping they admit a fault and send the 6GB version. I had been thinking of getting the GTX970 untill I saw these, They are newer and quicker and same price or cheaper and with the OC almost match the 6GB 1060 in 1080p. It will be a big jump from my now dead HD7850


Edited By: garbageguy on Sep 04, 2016 11:28: coz I wanted to
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Interesting info from Techspot's Deus EX: Mankind Divided review.

Bang for your buck, the best value option for playing Mankind Divided goes to the Radeon RX 480. Although I didn't show the results, I did try the RX 480 flashed to the 4GB BIOS and performance was identical to the 8GB model, even when using the Ultra quality preset.


Edited By: gupsterg on Aug 28, 2016 11:25: .
FYI for anyone interested and some more older discussion.


Edited By: gupsterg on Jul 31, 2016 14:30
I can see the error of my ways ;) .

Fall out 4@1440P, GTX 1060 due to early drivers which aren't using the extra VRAM will make up the ~24% min FPS difference vs Fury X and aver. FPS ~24% in later releases. Again also at 4K, ~47% min FPS and ~35% aver. FPS.

Division again an early driver release issue, 1440P - ~45% min FPS and aver. ~32%, 4K - ~91% min FPS and ~44% aver. FPS.

Witcher 3, again driver improvement on the way to gain ground ;) . Finally let's not forget OC'd GTX 1060 vs stock Fury X.

On the basis of these results clearly the GTX 1060 or RX 480 with driver improvements will utilise extra VRAM = FPS gain in future releases as well :p .

PS And who wants to compare the Fury X gaining ground to the 980 Ti in those results as well :p .


Edited By: gupsterg on Jul 28, 2016 19:25
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Nate1492
HBM or not, this is not even the Fury X.
A Fury is very close to Fury X on performance. I've had both, when the Fury is unlocked to 3840SP it benches clock for clock as a Fury X. http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/7822451/fs/7827309
rev6
Though saying that the 4GB VRAM isn't going to do it any favours, and for that reason, I'm out.
At the moment not convinced the 4GB is an issue.
i) This is viewing say the launch reviews of Fiji cards on Bit tech and results with updated driver in 8GB RX 480 review. The Fiji cards with 4GB start closing the gap with say a 6GB 980 Ti as resolution is increased, other cards like the 390X it still out performs with 4GB of HBM.
ii) A lot of owners on OCN running these cards at 1440P or 4K do not highlight any issue with RAM size.
The future maybe or maybe not ...
*** edit ***
An interesting article.
i) interesting to read monitoring apps show requested RAM and not actual usage.
ii) so on tested GPUs 4K is a balancing act of settings if you want ~30FPS or +, so GPU horsepower is more of a limit than RAM.
iii) out of 15 titles only 4 could be forced to request more than 4GB.
iv) out of the 3 games profile 2 were gamesworks (ie can hit AMD cards), GTA V results were most interesting.
To me it seems as long as game/driver is optimised perhaps not an issue now and maybe in the future.

4GB might not be a serious problem today no, but even low/mid range 1060 has 6GB now. How long will it be.

Edited By: rev6 on Jul 28, 2016 14:06: edit
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Nate1492
biggiep
This card is just going to get better and better, guy in the office just got one and says it runs like a dream, slight coil whine when pushing hard but nothing out of the ordinary.
I don't see how the card is going to "get better". It's last generation's card, with 4GB of VRAM.
HBM or not, this is not even the Fury X. If you are paying 289.25 for last gen AMD and expecting it to 'get better' you are going to have a bad time.
I simply don't agree, more and more titles are moving to Direct X 12 and this favours AMD, so when games make the transition and are built purely for DX12 this card will still be performing well. If you look at when this came out it was more on par with a 980 but in DX12 it gets closer to a 980ti and only seems to get better with driver improvements.
The HBM memory does help because it can swap out textures so quickly, it will become a problem eventually, but I think this would be a good card for the next 18 months at 1080p @144hz or 2k at 60.
As ever we pays our money we makes our choices.

The memory isn't swapped in/out, it is loaded in.

The idea of swapping in memory is the problem with 4GB or less. That's the entire point, if you need to swap in new textures to memory, you are running too low on VRAM.

GTA V suffers, and you say "If the game is optimized" is just not right, as these games are already out and these are AAA titles. If these titles aren't 'optimized' what hope do you have of other titles being optimized better?

If you want to lock yourself in at 4GB of VRAM, and have 289.25 to spend, I wouldn't recommend this card, pick up a 1060 6GB, save 50 quid. Or spend 50 quid more and pick up the 1070.

Unless you are on an absolute tight rope of a budget that dictates exactly £290 for a gfx card, pass this for one of the options in the next gen. 480, 1060, or 1070 all fit around this value place.

4GB of VRAM is absolutely a limiting factor, and it would be disingenuous to state otherwise.
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Pretty good deal. I'm thinking of opting for this handset.

With age, I find less use for a smartphone.
Thanks for the deal aduk. So many mobile specs pages, including your link, doesn't display the devices ram...unless I've missed it. GSM Arena specs confirm it's just 1GB
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I bought the Lenovo K3 note a year ago, lots of reports on the Lenovo user forums of screen issues becoming unresponsive when they heat up. You have to turn screen off and on to get it working properly again. I have the same issue and wouldn't buy a Lenovo phone again. It also came loaded with spyware which I had to flash with a clean ROM but hardware issue with the screen persists.
New wileyfox handsets being released on 28th,
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you could buy a couple of these and setup a crazy mining rig......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQNcAz10TKA
OTT perhaps but still a good price for this quality PSU.
Gkains
Can't help but thing that for this wattage you'd really want Platinum or Titanium if planning to pull a high percentage of it's rated.
At the full 100% load, Gold is allowed to be 89% while Titanium has to be 94%. So this supply has to get rid of 176W of heat, a Platinum of 160W, and a Titanium 'only' of 96W of waste heat.
Agreed, a 1.2KW Platinum PSU makes more sense especially as this will be for a dual nVidia gaming rig on a single socket motherboard so 1,600W is way OTT.
alimuhammad
Curious as to why this is getting voted cold :(
looks like NVidia and soon AMD will only support sli c/f only and on the top of that nowdays gpu's will only require an extra 200w of power each and for the top range one. So, a waste of money
Gkains
Can't help but thing that for this wattage you'd really want Platinum or Titanium if planning to pull a high percentage of it's rated.
At the full 100% load, Gold is allowed to be 89% while Titanium has to be 94%. So this supply has to get rid of 176W of heat, a Platinum of 160W, and a Titanium 'only' of 96W of waste heat.


decent point. At 90% efficiency the difference between this and platinum/titanium are a minor 50 watts. It wouldnt warrant paying an extra 80/100 for 50w.
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I had mine come from the first offer and there was a bit of a shift in colour across the screen and some dodgy backlight bleed, sent it back to Ballicom who sent it to Dell who said it's fine (even though it looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/tnugAkU.jpg). Credit to Ballicom though, got a call offering a replacement or refund from them which is so much less hassle than I was worrying it would be.

Eww. You know one of the things I did when seeing this deal was go to the likes of Calumet and WEX to see their prices and reviews. I was a bit surprised to see no Dell monitors. Wonder if this issue you have had is more commonplace / Dell happy to say substandard (If Ballicom really did send it to them) and hence being dropped from photo/video sites. :|
I had mine come from the first offer and there was a bit of a shift in colour across the screen and some dodgy backlight bleed, sent it back to Ballicom who sent it to Dell who said it's fine (even though it looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/tnugAkU.jpg). Credit to Ballicom though, got a call offering a replacement or refund from them which is so much less hassle than I was worrying it would be.
Turner855
Love my u2515h, personally, I find 1440p on this monitor to be just right, Have used it at lower resolution with my laptop plugged in also and that was fine too, don't think I would have been happy with 1440p on a 27".
Wouldn't mind another, what's the difference this and u2515h?
Panel and performance etc should identical. This has built in switching for 2 PCs (effectively a KVM).
Love my u2515h, personally, I find 1440p on this monitor to be just right, Have used it at lower resolution with my laptop plugged in also and that was fine too, don't think I would have been happy with 1440p on a 27".

Wouldn't mind another, what's the difference this and u2515h?
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sealthard
Saw this last time if was posted and some of the comments made me question if this is a big enough screen for 1440p. Am I wrong in thinking that? I want to make the jump to 1440p when there's more GTX 1080 cards on the market
I have a 27" for 1080p. I think if you're going 1440p, then you should be 27" minimum!

25" is absolutely perfect at 1440p, much better than 27". The pixel density is about 117ppi and easily readable at 100% scaling.

Anyone who says 27" minimum needs glasses (if they don't already wear them)
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Here's some evidence against what they said...

Nate1491

There is no evidence outside of a few comments in random fanboy laden threads that actually suggest Maxwell and Kepler have aged badly.

Your statement is not backed by facts or reviews, find the evidence to support your bold statement.

Right, the evidence is pretty easy to find.
First of all, unlike Babeltech I am not talking about performance regression. That is, a game which used to have this speed but now runs slower. No I am talking about newer games.
For ease I am going to use figures from TechPowerUp but really any site which does an average score in their reviews (TechPowerUp.com, ComputerBase.de, Hardware.fr, Ocaholic.it, HT4U.net etc.) could be used.
Now the overall score is the average from their game test suite and this does of course change all the time. (It would a poor site which only used 10 year old games for their reviews.) But since I am not interested in regression but rather how well a given card performs with current games this is exactly what I need.
Also, cards get re-branded and old cards get dropped from TPU’s test suite. Therefore some of these scores are based on ‘similar’ cards. The GTX 680 in the original reviews becomes the GTX770 in the latest reviews. Similarly the HD 7970 becomes the R9-280X, and the HD 7870 becomes the R9-270X. The R9-290X is still in the current suite no there was no need to use the R9-390X. However, while the cards mentioned are mostly re-brands, clock speeds and especially memory clocks do change. So the comparison between THEN and NOW are not 100% perfect, but unless I were to posses all these cards myself and run the tests myself this is as good as this can be. Finally, for some reason in some of the older TPU reviews W1zzard did not use 1080P but rather 1200P so I had to use that. Aside from that everything is for 1080P.
Now on to the comparisons. I will provide links but only the charts from the first one as otherwise this post will get too big.
Let’s start off with the GTX 680 (nee GTX 770) and the HD 7970 (nee R9-280X). The first chart is from TPU’s GTX 680 review (Link):
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_680/images/perfrel_1920.gif
The second is from TPU’s GTX 1080 review (Link):
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080/images/perfrel_1920_1080.png
So the first has the GTX680 ahead of the HD 7970 by 8%. The second has the R9-280X ahead by 17%.
Similarly, from the above the GTX 680 was 30% faster than the HD 7870, while the GTX 770 is only 6% faster than the R9-270X.
Similar figures are to be found with the GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti. The GTX 780 Ti review (Link) had the GTX 780 Ti ahead of the R9-290X running in über mode (the noisy fan setting) by 9%, and the GTX 780 behind the R9-290X by 7%.
In the GTX 1080 review (link above), the R9-290X is now 4% faster than the GTX 780 Ti and it’s lead over the R9-290X has increased from 7% to 21%.
Finally, in TPU’s review of the GTX 970 (Link*), the GTX 970 was 3% faster than the R9-290X, while in the GTX 1080 review the R9-290X is now ahead by 2%.
* GTX 970 numbers are from the EVGA review as W1zzard didn't do one with the reference one, but he did list a generic GTX 970 at 95% (compared the to EVGA one) so I used that.

As for why there are no articles about this: well one theory is that the press (and especially the English speaking press) is either lazy, incompetent, or doesn’t want to bite the hand which feeds it. That’s why Computerbase.de and hardware.fr are so good sites. For instance, as soon as Turbo and Boost made an appearance on GPUs ComputerBase started testing inside cases and warming up those cases. As with temperature based turbo, a card could easily run a 1-5 min benchmark at a speed it cannot sustain.




Edited By: Gkains on Jun 08, 2016 20:40
That Babeltech review is interesting but I was not taking about performance regression.
Rather I was going on about performance in current titles. It's not like Nvidia are purposefully crippling their cards, it's just that they've aged badly.
Don't have time right now, but will post some figures later.
The methodology is to look at the relative performance in a site like Tech power up then and now.

Edited By: Gkains on Jun 08, 2016 20:34: Typos from posting on phone.
Danze1984

*Due to past form with both Kepler and Maxwell ageing very badly it's worth pointing out that as more and more DX12 games come out, these ration may change. Kepler GTX680 was faster than 7970 when it came out but isb now around 30% slower (plus 3GB vs 2GB is going to last longer anyhow) and around the same speed as 7870. The same with the 780 Ti & 780 vs Hawaii. And the GTX 970 has been falling behind in recent games too.
Guess if you are sitting on 70-80% of the GPU card business (but then AMD is 100% of the current consoles) a company *might* start thinking of planning some obsolescence. Or their architecture just aged poorly.
There is no evidence outside of a few comments in random fanboy laden threads that actually suggest Maxwell and Kepler have aged badly.
Your statement is not backed by facts or reviews, find the evidence to support your bold statement.
I've found evidence of the contrary already, but I feel it is your duty to find proper evidence, full stop, before we continue.

Here's some evidence against what they said

http://www.babeltechreviews.com/nvidia-forgotten-kepler-gtx-780-ti-vs-290x-revisited/view-all/
Danze1984

*Due to past form with both Kepler and Maxwell ageing very badly it's worth pointing out that as more and more DX12 games come out, these ration may change. Kepler GTX680 was faster than 7970 when it came out but isb now around 30% slower (plus 3GB vs 2GB is going to last longer anyhow) and around the same speed as 7870. The same with the 780 Ti & 780 vs Hawaii. And the GTX 970 has been falling behind in recent games too.
Guess if you are sitting on 70-80% of the GPU card business (but then AMD is 100% of the current consoles) a company *might* start thinking of planning some obsolescence. Or their architecture just aged poorly.

There is no evidence outside of a few comments in random fanboy laden threads that actually suggest Maxwell and Kepler have aged badly.

Your statement is not backed by facts or reviews, find the evidence to support your bold statement.

I've found evidence of the contrary already, but I feel it is your duty to find proper evidence, full stop, before we continue.
The RX480 isn't the true competitor to the 1070, the unnanounced RX490 will be. Lisa Su mentioned $100 to $300 price range, RX480 is in the middle and RX490 $299. Yes is speculation but it adds up.
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