Core i7 950 + Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2 + 6 GB Corsair Memory - £434.74 (was £490 10 days ago) @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Core i7 950 + Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2 + 6 GB Corsair Memory - £434.74 (was £490 10 days ago) @ Scan

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(Sadness) I paid for the same kit £490 10 days ago. You get an intel core i7 950 (3.06Ghz), which can be easily overclocked with the superb motherboard from Gigabyte + the memory. Check what… Read More
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(Sadness) I paid for the same kit £490 10 days ago.

You get an intel core i7 950 (3.06Ghz), which can be easily overclocked with the superb motherboard from Gigabyte + the memory.

Check what you can do with this combo + an very good cooler and a couple (or three) video cards: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2643.html

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Based on the Intel® X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for including GIGABYTE's 333 Onboard Acceleration features with support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost, as well as multi-GPU support for NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ and ATI CrossFireX™ and support for Intel's high performance processors offering a high level of future CPU headroom for users wanting to maintain cutting-edge levels of performance. With the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R also supports triple channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and X58 Chipset support

The GA-X58A-UD3R was designed specifically to take advantage of the raw power of the next generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and the Intel® X58 Express chipset, whose new evolution in computing architecture is able to deliver an amazing performance break through from past processor generations. Replacing the Front Side Bus is the new Quick Path Interconnect, or QPI, whose 25.6 GB/sec transfer rates (double the bandwidth of the 1600MHz FSB) eliminates the communication bottleneck between the processor and chipset.


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#1
I need to find a way to block deals like this. They just make me angry with my own system :p

Edited By: MBeeching on Oct 22, 2010 16:50: Typo
#2
IT'S F*<K1N6 £55 that 10 days ago!!!! I'm absolutely indignant!!
#3
technology in getting-cheaper shocka!
#4
Is this a good deal? or will it become cheaper in the next few weeks?

How much you saving, then if you bought all seperate?
#5
Probably you're saving around £15, but don't be shocked if in a week the same kit is £20 less....
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MBeeching
I need to find a way to block deals like this. They just make me angry with my own system :p


Me too! Wish I could upgrade my hardware. Oh well, I suppose there has to be a few downsides to being a Mac user.

Readies for torrents of abuse.
#7
Great deal OP - I'd estimate around £500 for that bundle if sold separately.

But I can't wait for Sandy Bridge :)

Bomster
Me too! Wish I could upgrade my hardware. Oh well, I suppose there has to be a few downsides to being a Mac user.

Readies for torrents of abuse.


A Few?!?

Why do MAC users even want to upgrade?
The main reason to upgrade your hardware is for playing the latest games - & Mac we all know that Mac hasn't got any games - none that count anyway :p

Besides, if Apple allowed you to upgrade, they wouldn't be able to sell you a brand new over priced piece of hardware.

Can't think of any more right now - too tired. Maybe tomorrow ;)

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Oct 23, 2010 00:32: Why do I need to give a reason for editing?
#8
I have this exact setup, I got from scan a last month, pretty much same price,

VERY VERY HAPPY!!

My cpu is sitting@ 4.09Ghz and i'm only hitting 65c max load (using LiNX,IBT and [email protected] to stress) I have plenty of room to OC more, but don't need to just yet!

There is a lot of talk on forums about the newer batches of the 950's, not OC'ing well at all, but all I can say is mine OC's just fine!

Batch no:3014a843 - for anyone thats interested :)
#9
Bomster
MBeeching
I need to find a way to block deals like this. They just make me angry with my own system :p


Me too! Wish I could upgrade my hardware. Oh well, I suppose there has to be a few downsides to being a Mac user.

Readies for torrents of abuse.


Theres a upside, every week your stuff doesn't get cheaper or is replaced.

Im that **** i couldn't tell you, In January of this year i spent £700 on board cpu and memory after waiting for a few month thinking about my upgrade from a Q6600/P35 setup. I finally made the choice i decided that a brand new top of the line P55 motherboard was the way to go and either a i5 or i7 to go in it. I decided this as the old X58 and i7 setup had been with us a couple of years and that the new P55 and i5.i3,i7 where going to be with us for a couple of years why the X58/i7 would be retired to make way for the more advanced Lynnfield based CPU's. It turns out that the X58 and i7 will be sticking around and the P55 and i series are about to be replaced any month now by a new motherboard with, get this 1155 pins as a pose to the P55 1156 count making all the current Lynnfield CPU's and the boards old hat.

I paid nearly £200 for one of the top Asus motherboards with sata3/usb3 £160 for a i5 750 as according to every mag and review those where the best and 8gb of 1600 Corsair memory best part of £300 add to that a new HSF at £40 and othere bits and pieces all totalling more than the i7 930 and Gigabyte or asus board with 6gb of memory at the time, i wouldn't of even had to buy a HSF as my current top of the range unit would of already fitted the X58.

Ive come to the conclusion that PC stuff is the best way of throwing your money away as it sinks in price faster than a stone.
#10
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.
#11
K1LLER HORNET
Great deal OP - I'd estimate around £500 for that bundle if sold separately.

But I can't wait for Sandy Bridge :)

Bomster
Me too! Wish I could upgrade my hardware. Oh well, I suppose there has to be a few downsides to being a Mac user.

Readies for torrents of abuse.


A Few?!?

Why do MAC users even want to upgrade?
The main reason to upgrade your hardware is for playing the latest games - & Mac we all know that Mac hasn't got any games - none that count anyway :p

Besides, if Apple allowed you to upgrade, they wouldn't be able to sell you a brand new over priced piece of hardware.

Can't think of any more right now - too tired. Maybe tomorrow ;)


This actually gave me a few chuckles, thanks for that! :p

Been tempted to upgrade my desktop for a while now from the old 8800gt/9950 phenom for a while now, but to be honest i rally cant be bothered with pc building these days, especially with such a poor pc gaming market due to the pirate masses.

Also as far as the mac vs pc value goes, mac wins all the time due the the very small upgrade costs (i.e. I can buy a base model macbook pro, fit my own HDD and ram, then a year later if i want the newer model, i can put the stock hdd/ram back in and sell it for at least 85% of the original cost).
#12
Just bought an AMD X6 1090t system, and would probably have bought this instead if had of been out a week or 10 days ago
Not that the 1090t's bad. It isn't. I'd have prefered an i7 though, maybe.
#13
Jaspal989
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.

Good point, but doesn't this apply to everything ?
#14
Jaspal989
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.

but really, does it matter?

with a bit of overclocking @4ghz this cpu is going to be fine for just about anything for the next 4 years at least.

by which point, nothing in it will be worth keeping in an upgrade anyway. i think this is a LOT of computer for the money
#15
SIX places for memory ? SIX ?
I hope to God they aren't giving you six 1gb sticks.....
This link - it's only to the motherboard, by the way.
#16
yes, all x58 boards pretty much will have 2 memory slots, and standard config is usually 3x2gb nowadays to half populate. x58 is triple channel, not dual channel.
#17
polly69
[quote=Bomster][quote=MBeeching]Ive come to the conclusion that PC stuff is the best way of throwing your money away as it sinks in price faster than a stone.

Try the running costs of a girlfriend :p
#18
Jaspal989
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/21/intels-2011-cpus-require-new-motherboards-start-saving-those-p/
#19
Good price and no reason not to buy. This system will last you a couple of years with a decent graphic card of cutting edge gaming.
#20
Jaspal989
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.

?????

Thre is always something NEW coming out, if we always waited, no one would ever upgrade.....

A lot of games and programs don't even fully use 4 cores properly yet!!!!.....plus this set is Hyper Threaded so you are running 8 threads at a time!!

If you have the money to be buying a sandy bridge set up as soon as they come out, then you won't even be reading this thread in the first place!!!!!!.....!!!!
#21
Jaspal989
DO NOT BUY THIS. Intel are releasing new chips early 2011, incompatible with these motherboards and socket 1366.


Nonsense. You can put a 980X hex core monster of a CPU in this if you have too much money now or in a few years if you want to upgrade then that hex core will be a lot cheaper and still be an excellent CPU. The upgrade options on this hardware will still be very good for a few years.
#22
this is one reason i prefer macs, even after 2 years you can still get 90% of the original cost back on ebay. Means you can always have the latest macbook with out spending much.
#23
Which is the better board Gigabyte or Asus
#24
zebrum
this is one reason i prefer macs, even after 2 years you can still get 90% of the original cost back on ebay. Means you can always have the latest macbook with out spending much.


That is the first fiscally sensible suggestion I've ever heard to do with Macbooks. Good idea, if that's really the case! :)
#25
Yeah link is only for mobo and i cant seem to find the bundle on the site... can only see the oc bundles.
Any1 got a link please?

*edit* found it on the today only section.... http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

Edited By: darkgameover on Oct 24, 2010 01:01: add info
#26
Hi there I hope someone can help me I am after a new PC and interested in buying this package but wanted to know something. Obviously this packaged wont come pre-built and will be something I have to do? will it be hard to put together? I have knowledge of how to install components and hard drives etc. So basically do I just screw everything in and turn it on ? and I already have windows 7 so can I just turn it on after screwing everything in and install windows 7 or is there something else I have to do ( like work from bios - sorry my knowledge is not that good) Thanks in advance for any help
#27
tomuk123
Hi there I hope someone can help me I am after a new PC and interested in buying this package but wanted to know something. Obviously this packaged wont come pre-built and will be something I have to do? will it be hard to put together? I have knowledge of how to install components and hard drives etc. So basically do I just screw everything in and turn it on ? and I already have windows 7 so can I just turn it on after screwing everything in and install windows 7 or is there something else I have to do ( like work from bios - sorry my knowledge is not that good) Thanks in advance for any help


http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/pc-building/

http://www.buildeasypc.com/

http://vimeo.com/5685229

I suggest though if you couldn't find the information by simply searching Google as I just did (see links above) then it's probably best not to bother at all is my advice.



Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 25, 2010 01:06: ■
#28
Also one more question sorry what else would I need apart from this package up and running? would it just be a graphics card and CPU heat sink/fan ? thanks
#29
fishmaster
tomuk123
Hi there I hope someone can help me I am after a new PC and interested in buying this package but wanted to know something. Obviously this packaged wont come pre-built and will be something I have to do? will it be hard to put together? I have knowledge of how to install components and hard drives etc. So basically do I just screw everything in and turn it on ? and I already have windows 7 so can I just turn it on after screwing everything in and install windows 7 or is there something else I have to do ( like work from bios - sorry my knowledge is not that good) Thanks in advance for any help
http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/pc-building/http://www.buildeasypc.com/http://vimeo.com/5685229I suggest though if you couldn't find the information by simply searching Google as I just did (see links above) then it's probably best not to bother at all is my advice.

agreed

p.s. heat added
#30
tomuk123
Also one more question sorry what else would I need apart from this package up and running? would it just be a graphics card and CPU heat sink/fan ? thanks


You would need a Hard Drive and Case as well. I've gone for the Samsung HD103SJ and the Silverstone PS05B.
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