Budget Computer Build: Intel 3GHz Dual Core, MSI Mobo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HD, DVD-RW, Case, 600W PSU, No OS - £189.33 Delivered @ Scan, 7 Day Shop & Base - HotUKDeals
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2 Likes #2
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage.

SCAN SCAMMERS
7 Likes #3
Canada16 has obviously had one bad experience with Scan, I will counter your single experience with frequent experience. I have trade accounts with almost all trade only companies yet I use Scan for around 70% of my orders. They have never delivered late and their support is great. Very cheap prices, free delivery if you search how and great daily offers. Also they tell you the specific hour your order will be delivered by DPD.

By far my favourite company and I use them at least twice a month but usually more frequently.

Edited By: Evilsatan on Mar 02, 2011 15:49
1 Like #4
canada16
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage. SCAN SCAMMERS

The only experience I had with Scan was with a damaged PSU.
Sent them photos, they arranged for a courier to pick it up and delivered a new one to me.
All at no expense to me.

Edited By: stamfordblue on Mar 02, 2011 15:52
#5
canada16
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage.

SCAN SCAMMERS
never had a problem with returns to scan usually fairly quick. On the other hand, trying to get ocuk (overcockers uk) to replace stuff is as easy as getting blood from a stone.

Edited By: nublets2k on Mar 02, 2011 15:59
1 Like #6
The only bad experiences I've had while dealing with Scan is when ShittyLink delivered a parcel that they must have kicked up and down the length of the country. These days if I need something from them I'll just go to the counter.
#7
I buy from SCAN all the time - never have a problem returning stuff if its faulty.
#8
Good deal, but where are all the geeks who come on these threads who say if you buy the parts separately and assemble it yourself you can save 12p?
5 Likes #9
if you buy all the parts and build it yourself you could save like, a whole pound or something http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/niceguyrichy/446352f4.png



:D
#10
canada16
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage.

SCAN SCAMMERS

I had a problem with a Samsung HDD (one of four I had bought) and they replaced it no questions asked within days. It was excellent service, couldn't have asked for better.
#11
UncleWilly
Good deal, but where are all the geeks who come on these threads who say if you buy the parts separately and assemble it yourself you can save 12p?


this is buying it separately ...look at the links they are for individual parts ..

pretty cheap if you want to brouse the web and use as a media server..
2 Likes #12
UncleWilly
Good deal, but where are all the geeks who come on these threads who say if you buy the parts separately and assemble it yourself you can save 12p?


I would pay extra to assemble it myself! :D
#13
The one and only time ive used scan they seemed good, part arrived next day and delivered within a 1hour window

I'm looking to build a gaming pc soon and will probably use scan again to source the parts unless somebody can recommend a better company ?
#14
In regards to the OS - I have tried Ubuntu, and that seems okay for a freebie. But I saw a video recently of someone raving about how great Jolicloud is, so I might try that one day.
#15
Scan have always been great. Not had to use their returns policy because everything's been top drawer. Built my last 2 PCs using their components.
#16
Dealt with Scan for the last few years, no problems at all, delivered next day all the time with free shipping, luckily no need to return anything!

As for this deal, good price for a basic machine.
#17
It may be a good price, but is it a good system? The E5700 is two generations behind, and an i3 would give you faster computer with lower power consumption. If I build a system, I want it to last for a while, and this one is already at least 2 years out of date. Or if you want to hit a price point, just go with an AMD AM3 - at least you can replace the CPU with a more powerful one at some point.
#19
canada16
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage. SCAN SCAMMERS

yup had a few bad times with scan good untill it goes rong

have found them to have been better in the last year or so but they where on my avoid list :(

scooter
#20
polly69
Evilsatan
Canada16 has obviously had one bad experience with Scan, I will counter your single experience with frequent experience. I have trade accounts with almost all trade only companies yet I use Scan for around 70% of my orders. They have never delivered late and their support is great. Very cheap prices, free delivery if you search how and great daily offers. Also they tell you the specific hour your order will be delivered by DPD..

By far my favourite company and I use them at least twice a month but usually more frequently.


If you have a trade account you will get better treatment than the average Joe I personally have had a few bad experiences with Scan and I to am a trade customer it ended in me having to use the Scan Hexus care forum before they did anything and it was only because all the 1000's of members could see how I had been **** about and then they spoke to me like ****. None the less I still always buy from Scan as the delivery it faultless and there prices are always the cheapest with the biggest selection of stuff. If it was left to me it would be Ebuyer as they are the only company ive never had issues with RMA turn around in under a week every time
#21
it really is a good price for such a thing even better of you have window 7 ultimate Ready for it :)
#22
sorry forgot to say voted hot for the deal and thanks for the post

scooter
#23


Good luck with that when it goes wrong and it will, Currys/PC world what a shower they are and the 3 month warranty God help you. The PC went wrong in the first place and is full of cheap OEM parts the only good thing about it is the i3 and there's no overclocking with this so the i3 cant stretch its very long overclocking legs and when things go wrong you will have serious problems getting it sorted.
#24
polly69


Good luck with that when it goes wrong and it will, Currys/PC world what a shower they are and the 3 month warranty God help you. The PC went wrong in the first place and is full of cheap OEM parts the only good thing about it is the i3 and there's no overclocking with this so the i3 cant stretch its very long overclocking legs and when things go wrong you will have serious problems getting it sorted.


Add a £15 cooler, and it's an easy overclock to 4.2GHz for this 775 processor! Plenty speeeed!
banned#25
Agree its out of date and an i3 would be a better bet or an AM3 would be a better budget build by far.

It is a good price for what you getting though.

600W poer supply is very basic so dont even think about adding a decent graphics card, £60 or below will be fine.
#26
xela333
600W poer supply is very basic so dont even think about adding a decent graphics card, £60 or below will be fine.


Rubbish.

A £100 graphics card like a 5770 and the system will be drawing around 320 to 380 Watts.

Exactly the range that every (including cheap and expensive) power supply is at their most efficient. (50 to 60% of max power output)

Look it up.
#27
Lupeto
xela333
600W poer supply is very basic so dont even think about adding a decent graphics card, £60 or below will be fine.


Rubbish.

A £100 graphics card like a 5770 and the system will be drawing around 320 to 380 Watts.

Exactly the range that every (including cheap and expensive) power supply is at their most efficient. (50 to 60% of max power output)

Look it up.


A good 600w PSU would have no problems. This isn't a good PSU. I would be surprised if you could pull much more than 350W out of it.
#28
Not saying Scan are completely bad, and offtopic, but I too have had problems.

Bought a 1TB drive that was faulty making clicking noises on arrival, emailed them and they didn't responded, I elaborated and then they didn't reply for 10 days. Had to ring them up, and am currently awaiting a replacement.
#29
Lupeto
polly69


Good luck with that when it goes wrong and it will, Currys/PC world what a shower they are and the 3 month warranty God help you. The PC went wrong in the first place and is full of cheap OEM parts the only good thing about it is the i3 and there's no overclocking with this so the i3 cant stretch its very long overclocking legs and when things go wrong you will have serious problems getting it sorted.


Add a £15 cooler, and it's an easy overclock to 4.2GHz for this 775 processor! Plenty speeeed!


That was what i was getting at, with the currys i3 theres no possibility of overclocking at least with the Scan system the bios will be a proper full bios that will allow you to get some more speed
#30
Lupeto
xela333
600W poer supply is very basic so dont even think about adding a decent graphics card, £60 or below will be fine.


Rubbish.

A £100 graphics card like a 5770 and the system will be drawing around 320 to 380 Watts.

Exactly the range that every (including cheap and expensive) power supply is at their most efficient. (50 to 60% of max power output)

Look it up.


What happens when that cheap PSU goes pop and takes out your board and CPU will that cheap PSU still be good? and it might well be rated at 600watts but you wont get any where near that you will be lucky to get 350w. I cant understand why Scan haven't stuck a 400watt corsair in they are not much more than a 600w EZcool which is what I would expect they would use and the corsair will put out 400watt and has brilliant warranty if it does break.
1 Like #31
MrPuddington
It may be a good price, but is it a good system? The E5700 is two generations behind, and an i3 would give you faster computer with lower power consumption. If I build a system, I want it to last for a while, and this one is already at least 2 years out of date. Or if you want to hit a price point, just go with an AMD AM3 - at least you can replace the CPU with a more powerful one at some point.


Your point is valid but for an average Joe this will never go out of date as their needs are quite simple and most of their goals could probably be achieved using a mobile phone.
#32
Quality Case/PSU recommendation:

Coolermaster Elite 335 Case £32.07
Antec 380W EarthWatts Green PSU £37.70

(prices from eBuyer delivered)

That would be about £36 more...about £225...still a pretty good price


Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 19:18
#33
polly69
I cant understand why Scan haven't stuck a 400watt corsair in they are not much more than a 600w EZcool which is what I would expect they would use and the corsair will put out 400watt and has brilliant warranty if it does break.


The "Builder Series" aren\t true Corsair, aren't manufactured by them and have a shorter warranty.

SeeL http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/291958-10-corsair-cx430-cheaped

Antec Earthwatts 380W FTW.


Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 19:30
banned#34
canada16
Dont bother with scan, pay extra and buy elsewere, if anything goes wrong they will try anything not to refund or exchange, and if the do it takes weeks, and refuse to refund postage.

SCAN SCAMMERS


Agreed. I had a few bad experiences wtih Scan (aka SCAM) over the past couple of years. I always got tempted back by a cheap deal, only to get stung badly once again. The last being when I orderd a Microsoft keyboard and mouse that was faulty. Contacted them, got an RMA number and sent it back. But, they never did anything and never got back to me... until I got TS involved. Then I got a refund within days.
#35
Evilsatan
Canada16 has obviously had one bad experience with Scan, I will counter your single experience with frequent experience. I have trade accounts with almost all trade only companies yet I use Scan for around 70% of my orders. They have never delivered late and their support is great. Very cheap prices, free delivery if you search how and great daily offers. Also they tell you the specific hour your order will be delivered by DPD.

By far my favourite company and I use them at least twice a month but usually more frequently.


But that's the thing, it's not the good experiences that make a company, it's the bad ones, and how they're dealt with. Scan have a long history of utterly screwing people over and refusing to do anything about it, because their customer services team are managed by and employ some absolute trolls. It's just a matter of time until you too find yourself a wad of cash down on an issue that was entirely their fault, that they will refuse to do anything to correct.
#36
dxx
Evilsatan
Canada16 has obviously had one bad experience with Scan, I will counter your single experience with frequent experience. I have trade accounts with almost all trade only companies yet I use Scan for around 70% of my orders. They have never delivered late and their support is great. Very cheap prices, free delivery if you search how and great daily offers. Also they tell you the specific hour your order will be delivered by DPD.

By far my favourite company and I use them at least twice a month but usually more frequently.


But that's the thing, it's not the good experiences that make a company, it's the bad ones, and how they're dealt with. Scan have a long history of utterly screwing people over and refusing to do anything about it, because their customer services team are managed by and employ some absolute trolls. It's just a matter of time until you too find yourself a wad of cash down on an issue that was entirely their fault, that they will refuse to do anything to correct.


+1 for Scan being terrible at returns/refunds/dealing with customers in a polite way. They do have cheap deals sometimes, but I wouldn't use them again.
1 Like #37
Not a bad deal put together.

Thanks
1 Like #38
gdwelsh
Not a bad deal put together.

Thanks


You're welcome! (makes the hard work worthwhile) :)
#39
You threw a curveball, building a budget system for a friend, was almost certain to go down the AMD X2 250 route, but this came up ever so slightly cheaper...

Just had a quick look at the specs and think the AMD still pips its and runs a little cooler but its good to have a choice of both Intel and AMD, I also think the case a bit OTT for my friends needs but its food for thought.

Thanks again.


Edited By: gdwelsh on Mar 03, 2011 10:24
#40
gdwelsh
You threw a curveball, building a budget system for a friend, was almost certain to go down the AMD X2 250 route, but this came up ever so slightly cheaper...

Just had a quick look at the specs and think the AMD still pips its and runs a little cooler but its good to have a choice of both Intel and AMD, I also think the case a bit OTT for my friends needs but its food for thought.

Thanks again.



You're welcome!

The main plus is that you can hackintosh this, if you add a £20 graphics card :)

You can't hackintosh an AMD, unless you install the last mult-manufacturer version of Mac OS X (version 10.5 Leopard for Intel+Motorola, hacked for AMD)

But Snow Leopard (10.6) is only for Intel chips...because it only supports 1 manufacturer, it flies!

Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 03, 2011 10:33

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