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Platronics GameCom 788 USB PC/Gaming Headset £32.99 @ Ebuyer or Amazon

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Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plantronics-GameCom-788-Gaming-Headset/dp/B00LNJZTTY Description When it's time to take a break or leave the day behind to play your favorite game, grab the Plant…
morfinel Avatar23h, 28m agoFound 23 hours, 28 minutes ago3 Comments
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Shengis
I've got the old 780 model. Good overall quality with the only downside being that they're USB so limited to PC use.

Well they work on my PS4 and I'd imagine that means they might work on the Xbox too? No surround sound functionality (which sucks anyway) but the audio and mic works.
I had the 780s for about a year to a year and half and never misused them but, they snapped in two making them unsuable. Looking on the internet i found it was a "common" issue with the headset so, please be careful with them as they are fragile.

Oh here is an image of what i meant and no its not mine. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61RYfJoH9KL._SL256_.jpg

Here is a youtube video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lpENPlAQlE


Edited By: LS83 on Sep 24, 2016 19:35
I've got the old 780 model. Good overall quality with the only downside being that they're USB so limited to PC use.
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Acer V246HQLBbd 23.6" DVI IPS Monitor - £82.98 - Ebuyer

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Looking for a cheap monitor for my home office. Looks like a pretty good price and gets good reviews too.
CubicZirconia Avatar23h, 43m agoFound 23 hours, 43 minutes ago3 Comments
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IPS at this price is fantastic, heat!
Bought two of them yesterday, can't go wrong for that price. No HDMI but the IPS panel more than makes up for it in my opinion.
Good price for an IPS monitor at this size.
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cheap colour laser printer and additional ricoh cashback £89.99 @ Ebuyer

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£89.99 although it's £54.99 after cashback. Set of compatible cartridges is about £40. Seem ok with decent reviews but not small item...
bike74 Avatar1d, 19h agoFound 1 day, 19 hours ago9 Comments
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pasheast
After reading this: "Set of compatible cartridges is about £40" I was tempted too buy this printer. Then, in the real world, I found even a set of (4) re-manufactured cartidges is around £150!! A set of originals is over £200. If you want to mess about refilling your catridges it might be not far off that £40. I'll pass, though.


Gutted!! I took the advice of bike74 and brought one thinking compatible cartridge at £40 perfect!

But then looked into what you said and your right £100+ for the cartridges. Now I gotta cancel the order.

@Bike74 - your a loser and a liar proper douche bag! Cannot find the cartridges anywhere for that price!


​If you look around decent compatible cartridges are indeed about £75 there are cheaper but... I Have an hp all in one where original ink set is about £50 and lasts for max 500 pages. Tonner here is said to last for 1500 that's already that's £150. I had ricoh delivered today and admittedly picture quality print is stunning! I don't regret this purchase.
I still think this is a good(ish) deal, except I think I only paid £29 for the printer a few months ago.

I was using inkjet printers before buying this and used them so infrequently that the ink cartridges used to dry out or get used up priming the printer every time I used the thing, so I was only getting a fraction of the number of pages I should be getting and a set of cartridges for the Epson I was using cost £50+. Clones and refills always resulted in the printer claiming the cartridge was randomly not installed or the pages printing with missing lines.

I figured when the "1000 page" toner cartridges that came with the printer started to run out I'd either just buy another printer or just buy colours as the run out - found them on fleebay for around £30 each.
http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/toner-cartridges/Ricoh/SP-C250DNW.html
price for FULL set of toner cartridges is £175.83 (£210.99 inc VAT)
pasheast
After reading this: "Set of compatible cartridges is about £40" I was tempted too buy this printer. Then, in the real world, I found even a set of (4) re-manufactured cartidges is around £150!! A set of originals is over £200. If you want to mess about refilling your catridges it might be not far off that £40. I'll pass, though.


Gutted!! I took the advice of bike74 and brought one thinking compatible cartridge at £40 perfect!

But then looked into what you said and your right £100+ for the cartridges. Now I gotta cancel the order.

@Bike74 - your a loser and a liar proper douche bag! Cannot find the cartridges anywhere for that price!
After reading this: "Set of compatible cartridges is about £40" I was tempted too buy this printer. Then, in the real world, I found even a set of (4) re-manufactured cartidges is around £150!! A set of originals is over £200. If you want to mess about refilling your catridges it might be not far off that £40. I'll pass, though.
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Xenta 5W Back Pack Solar Panel £5.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Just perusing Ebuyer and came across this gem. Reviews seem decent, worth a punt at £5.99. Showing as Free Delivery for me. Info From Ebuyer: We've all been there (or at least some of us hav…
freakstyler Avatar2d, 16h agoFound 2 days, 16 hours ago48 Comments
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Skybird
Ordered mine on Thursday and arrived today (with free delivery) and tested it out this morning. 5.25volts at 1.15A so actually output of 6watts on a sunny Sept morning.
How did you test it then? I know you can get those usb amp meters, but they dont give you all those stats
Ordered mine on Thursday and arrived today (with free delivery) and tested it out this morning. 5.25volts at 1.15A so actually output of 6watts on a sunny Sept morning.
spannerzone
tek-monkey
CrazyBob
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
​It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.
Oh they get honest ones off me, left several low ones lately. Oddly though amazon regularly refuse to publish my low reviews and ask me to rewrite them, whereas I've never had a 4 or 5 star review denied. This week I had a review of a webcam refused 3 times for no reason, you just get a generic email. I upped it to 2 stars and it went through!
​which proves the point, you can't believe the reviews from those that get the items for free/discounted if Amazon are rejecting low star reviews.
The main issue I see is that amazon bundles all sellers together, so you must only mention the item itself. You can leave the seller bad feedback but nobody ready that, and when in my case the item had the wrong manual and no software I had every review cancelled I presume because it might have just been from that seller? Added a star and it went through though.
OOS, but if you only want to charge a mobile, you can make your own out of 4 or more solar panels taken off oldpoundshop garden lights Wire the panels together in parallel and place inside a plastic folder A4. You then just need to connect 2 wires to a plug of your choice that fits your mobile . Again pound shop accessories if the plug fits just cut the wires and join to your diy solar panels.
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Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for PC £44.99 @ Ebuyer

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Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for PC. Seems to be the cheapest price around with free next day delivery. 50+ in stock at time of posting.
ice2kewl Avatar4d, 17m agoFound 4 days, 17 minutes ago8 Comments
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powerbrick
why would you buy this over the newer Bluetooth model?

I've not had a good experience with Bluetooth and my DS4 pad on PC, with regular connection drops. Have also read on forums of people complaining about the same with the new Xbone Bluetooth controller. Considering this wireless adapter supports up to 8 pads, it should have a stronger and more stable signal than a regular Bluetooth receiver.
spliffhead
I'll second the ms dongle issues, the connection is very hit and miss, even up close. The old 360 was flawless.
Apparently the just released PS4 equivalent is also pretty poor for native PC use too.

It seems Bluetooth has issues as well according to forum posts. I had Bluetooth problems with my ds4 pad and bluetooth receiver. So I'll be trying this set up. Supposedly the wireless adapter supports up to 8 pads at a time, so signal should be stronger and more stable than a Bluetooth set up. We shall see.
I'll second the ms dongle issues, the connection is very hit and miss, even up close. The old 360 was flawless.

Apparently the just released PS4 equivalent is also pretty poor for native PC use too.
some old games do not work with the xbox one controller such as half life 2 and Fear
Well I guess it depends on the game, I've not had an issue with mine yet. But yes xbox 360 controller is better supported.
-40 seems harsh when the controller on its own got 232 degrees hot for £35
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-wireless-controller-34-99-game-co-uk-2512912
£10 extra and you get the wireless adapter which is normally about £19 seems decent deal to me.
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XFX Radeon RX 480 RS 8GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI 3x DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - £226.98 Ebuyer

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AMD Radeon RX 480 GPU XFX RS Edition 8GB GDDR5 Memory PCI-Express 3.0 Interface
unreliabletext Avatar4d, 1h agoFound 4 days, 1 hour ago53 Comments
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@Nate1492

Many people read forums/certain so called review sites, and without technical knowledge, they fall for great advertising.

Let me give you an example: I had a top manager client at a wealth holding company who was making **** of money. he had an audio set worth (my estimation) £35-40K just to listen to classical music CDs! (1000s of them!)

He would tell me about their specs, and how he assembled it together. Like cable risers, worth around £1000 to isolate electric current from floors! Cryogenic cables :) heck granite speaker stands (worth around £2000 and they are just an inc diameter volcanic rocks) to isolate earth's natural vibration from the speakers to damp the distortion!

He is reading all this info (well better said, fed all this info from so called expert forums).
I asked him to digitize his archive as they were both taking **** loads of space and vulnerable to damage.

One day he came to asking advice, how to do this. I explained to him his laptop is more than capable of converting CD's to digital files. And he doesnt need any special investment for it. And software is all he needs, and there tons of good free and/or cheap software to do lossless conversion. He said, he will think about it.

1 week later, he came back with his research and advice from the "expert" forum.

Showed me a specially designed CD to lossless music file conversion machine.

- Top of the line i7 cpu
- 16gb RAM
- 2/3 Raid 0 config 2/3tb HDDs
- Some NVIDIA GFX card (bcoz you know u need a dedicated gfx card for proper audio conversion graphics!!!!)
- £150 worth CD ROM specially designed for distortion free conversion!!!!!! You know £10-15 worth ones distorts digital files badly!
--Price around £2000
Best/fastest machine for 1-1 CD to lossless converstion!!!!

I told him it is his money, and not my business to tell him he should not buy this, it is over kill, unnecessary and he doesnt need any of that ****...

He comes back next day from this expert forum with £1000 quote so-so machine will still do perfect conversion a little slower... He is super happy he got a better quote.

If you understand where i am going, i think i ll leave it at this... You cant teach old dogs new trick...
Nate1492

I mean, a good IT guy could explain that to someone in seconds and not actually be bothered.
"Servers are used for a different function than gaming, the RAM is used more like a hard drive to provide extremely fast response times."

One assumes too much without knowing the smart ass in detail: You cant teach an old dog new tricks :) Just saying, dont assume i didnt... Also, contrary to many in the industry, i educate my clients for simple things if they are willing, so i save my important time for better things. Money isnt everything, but many doesnt bother so they make extra cash by feeding **** to their customers...

Edited By: mysticus on Sep 25, 2016 12:37
All things considered I'd say this is a good deal. Can you find a non-reference cooler RX480 8GB cheaper? I highly doubt it.

One thing no one has mentioned is that currently RX480 are highly desirable for people doing crypto currency mining like Ethereum. Although not exactly the highest hash/watt ratio, they're considerable cheaper than nVidia 1070 cards which is why people are buying RX480 instead. Now you can say, not many people are crypto currency mining, but when these guys buy GFX cards, they're buying in bulk. 5,10, 20, maybe more, at the same time. This in turn has meant supplies are low and so prices go up. Of course, non of these mining rigs ever see a game so won't show up in a Steam hardware survey ;)
pritchdingo
so...was this a good deal?
It was the cheapest we saw an 8GB 480 last week. Not really a lot of options if you have ~£200 to spend, have a Freesync monitor, and want to use Freesync. With those stipulations, it was probably the best deal for the last week or two.
so...was this a good deal?
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Acer XR342CK 34" IPS Curved QHD Gaming Monitor from eBuyer was 792.99, now £599.99

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Technical Specification Display Number of Screens: 1 Screen Size: 86.4 cm (34") Screen Mode: UW-QHD Response Time: 4ms Aspect Ratio: 21:9 Backlight Technology: LED Panel T…
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hitman007
At what resolution is it taxing your 980ti?
adam0812
snappyfish
adam0812
snappyfish
hitman007
Was that a reconditioned one?
snappyfish
Got the G sync Version, best thing I've ever purchased. Although got mine for £550
​amazon return. nothing wrong with it. although it only does 95hz but for price didn't worry
Seen quite a few acer preds and asus pg348q's showing up "as new" on Amazon from recently opened accounts for this price, is that what you went for, tempted myself.
That's the one. I have no problem with Amazon wharehouse. 30 Day returns once you receive the item.
I wasn't going to pay £400 - £500 more 5hz and brand new.
Yer really tempted but think going to wait for the 1080ti or similar to go 3440x1440. Newer games are starting to tax my 980ti and I don't think adding 30% more pixels will do it any favours.
1440p, got a 165hz monitor so like to play about 80fps+. Take something like Tomb Raider for example, have to dial back quite a few settings to get around 75fps at this res. I don't want to be playing at less than 60fps.
At what resolution is it taxing your 980ti?
adam0812
snappyfish
adam0812
snappyfish
hitman007
Was that a reconditioned one?
snappyfish
Got the G sync Version, best thing I've ever purchased. Although got mine for £550
​amazon return. nothing wrong with it. although it only does 95hz but for price didn't worry
Seen quite a few acer preds and asus pg348q's showing up "as new" on Amazon from recently opened accounts for this price, is that what you went for, tempted myself.
That's the one. I have no problem with Amazon wharehouse. 30 Day returns once you receive the item.
I wasn't going to pay £400 - £500 more 5hz and brand new.
Yer really tempted but think going to wait for the 1080ti or similar to go 3440x1440. Newer games are starting to tax my 980ti and I don't think adding 30% more pixels will do it any favours.
snappyfish
adam0812
snappyfish
hitman007
Was that a reconditioned one?
snappyfish
Got the G sync Version, best thing I've ever purchased. Although got mine for £550
​amazon return. nothing wrong with it. although it only does 95hz but for price didn't worry
Seen quite a few acer preds and asus pg348q's showing up "as new" on Amazon from recently opened accounts for this price, is that what you went for, tempted myself.
That's the one. I have no problem with Amazon wharehouse. 30 Day returns once you receive the item.
I wasn't going to pay £400 - £500 more 5hz and brand new.
Yer really tempted but think going to wait for the 1080ti or similar to go 3440x1440. Newer games are starting to tax my 980ti and I don't think adding 30% more pixels will do it any favours.
anm2000
Confirm it is 75hz and can be OC (at your own risk). Linus tech has a great review up for this monitor. I brought one less year at a same price from Amazon and don't regret it.


​you didnt bring it you bought it
adam0812
snappyfish
hitman007
Was that a reconditioned one?
snappyfish
Got the G sync Version, best thing I've ever purchased. Although got mine for £550
​amazon return. nothing wrong with it. although it only does 95hz but for price didn't worry
Seen quite a few acer preds and asus pg348q's showing up "as new" on Amazon from recently opened accounts for this price, is that what you went for, tempted myself.

That's the one. I have no problem with Amazon wharehouse. 30 Day returns once you receive the item.

I wasn't going to pay £400 - £500 more 5hz and brand new.
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Intel Compute Stick - Ebuyer £56.99

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Intel Atom Quad-Core Z3735F 1.33GHz 2GB RAM + 32GB Flash Windows 10 + BING 2Yr Wrty + 12 Month McAffee Antivirus+ Intel Remote Keyboard Compatible
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David23
Very bad reviews for the 2015 model but if your willing to live with it's problems fair enough. The 2016 version once discounted would be a much better buy like a year from now.
​whack ubuntu 14.04 on it, problems solved ;)

this one has Ubuntu 14.04 pre installed here


​and half the ram and a quarter of the storage :|
verbumSapienti
David23
Very bad reviews for the 2015 model but if your willing to live with it's problems fair enough. The 2016 version once discounted would be a much better buy like a year from now.
​whack ubuntu 14.04 on it, problems solved ;)

this one has Ubuntu 14.04 pre installed here
metronome
waiting for the m3 or m5 models to come down. this only has wireless N so wouldn't touch it as it's going to be useless for streaming anything which it's intended for!

There's nothing wrong with Wireless N for streaming!
Crap
David23
Very bad reviews for the 2015 model but if your willing to live with it's problems fair enough. The 2016 version once discounted would be a much better buy like a year from now.


​whack ubuntu 14.04 on it, problems solved ;)
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HP 250 G4 Intel core i5 laptop 8Gb 1TB - cheapest I could find £369.99 @ Ebuyer

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Been searching for a good spec laptop and came across this HP Intel core i5 laptop with 8Gb and 1TB HD, with Windows 10.
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Astonishing argument over whether or not 1366 x 768 is adequate screen resolution for a laptop. I'd suggest looking at the screens side by side to compare. Personally I'd go for 1920 x 1080p as this is pretty much 'standard' resolution today for video, and I wouldn't expect to pay much more. However, if someone else us happy with the lower res, no skin off my nose.
RiverDragon8
Common Sense
RiverDragon8
All the best.
Learn!
Yes you should learn between there are or there is or there's and not they're (Epic fail...again). Like I said before whatever helps with your self esteem. We are not all fortunate to be able to go to higher education that why I don't comment on your intelligence. Maybe if you went we wouldn't be having this conversation. Like I said before learn off others. your obvious a child that's why it's been so easy against you.

The "epic fail" is complaining that somebody doesn't know the differences between "there are" and "there is" or "there's" and "they're" and then writing "your obvious" instead of "You're obviously"!

I don't know why you are talking about higher education. This level of basic English grammar is usually taught at school long before the age of 16.

Edited By: Spod on Sep 19, 2016 13:08
Common Sense
RiverDragon8
All the best.
Learn!
Yes you should learn between there are or there is or there's and not they're (Epic fail...again). Like I said before whatever helps with your self esteem. We are not all fortunate to be able to go to higher education that why I don't comment on your intelligence. Maybe if you went we wouldn't be having this conversation. Like I said before learn off others. your obvious a child that's why it's been so easy against you.



Edited By: RiverDragon8 on Sep 19, 2016 12:12: edit
RiverDragon8
All the best.

Learn!
Common Sense
RiverDragon8
]Next time try to learn from others so you don't look like a beginner. I know it makes you feel better about yourself trying to make yourself look like you know what your are talking about, there are other ways to improve your self esteem or self worth. I'm sorry to have picked on you today (I shouldn't pick on weak minded people like you it's not fair) so all the best and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Next time learn from a five year old how to spell and understand what is posted. Your lack of intelligence is clear for all to see. Learn the difference between "there" and "they're". It is cruel to keep correcting your poor education. I know your poor self-esteem results in delusion.
All the best.
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Xenta Flexible USB Inspection Camera £13.49 Ebuyer

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The comments say it works with windows 10 also. Image quality is not as great "A handy pipeline inspection device that helps you search hard to reach places. - Water-resistant camera head with…
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I think the dog may have swallowed my car keys yesterday, this should do the trick!
low resolution....but the control over the camera would offset that would be offset that for many people.
low reaolution, avoid
dothedealnow
Useful for my second career as a gynaecologist?


​reminds me of the old joke " I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll have a good look" well now you really could.
Useful for my second career as a gynaecologist?
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PC Specialist Vanquish Impact III GTX1080 @ ebuyer - £1,019.00

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Have been shopping around for a gaming PC and this struck me as the cheapest way to get a GTX1080. I had mine delivered yesterday and it runs everything I've thrown at it at absolutely max settings. I…
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I have, yes. I haven't tried playing online but it is buttery smooth on a few laps around Silverstone in a rather lovely Huayra. I'm away for a while now but when I'm back I'll give you actual FPS readings if you'd like. Downloaded purely to try and choke the computer but it ran effortlessly
crypton
Antagonist1
I'm not all that on computers but I'm in the process of getting the parts now, but surely an i5-6400 is a massive bottleneck for a 1080? You'd need a 6600k at the very least, if not a 6700k

​From what I can find on the internet, talking to friends who have all made their own rigs and calling PC specialist, it seems that the CPU doesn't play that big a part when it comes to the actual graphically intensive processing. The GPU seems to take care of that. I was worried about that too but there is no bottlenecking in the most demanding games. If there is in a couple of years from now, it's not a difficult upgrade. For now however, it is benchmarking twice the score of a Titan X paired with an overclocked i7 from last year
Have you got project cars? Try that as it is quite cpu intensive from what I have heard.
crypton
dezontk
Cold. 1k and no SSD at all. It's 2016. SSDs are essential for OS to get the most out of modern hardware.
It is cheaper as a package than the sum of its parts though. Large SSDs seem to be quite affordable these days, though the way this thing plays the witcher 3 I'm not sure I'm going to bother. Will probably get one just to see what the difference is
I played 100 hours of witcher 3 from wd 2tb hdd then I got bored of hearing dandelions stories every load screen and though it hight it would be worth moving the game to my os ssd and load times are so much quicker. Didn't count but it only takes about 5 seconds to move from one city to the other. Hdd was taking at least 20 or 30 secs. Played the final 50 hours on ssd and just completed it 2 nights ago. Buy a dirt cheap 120gb-250gb ssd and stick win 10 and whatever game you are currently playing. Put everything else on a wd black....

Edited By: delahmed on Sep 21, 2016 21:23
mojo5110
crypton
mojo5110
It's not quite a 3yr warranty. 1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Years Labour. So if your computer breaks down for what ever reason they will sort it out within the 30 days. 1Year parts is pretty poor.

For a custom build you would get 3yr on cpu and gpu. Lifetime on ram most of the time. PSU are pretty variable but usually 3years are the minimum up to 10 years on the expensive psus.

I won't stop people from buying it because I did my first computer from pcspecialist i5-2500k, gtx 560ti. Then did small incremental upgrades. Still using the i5-2500k today.

The cpu is linked to the motherboard socket which means if the CPU is showing its age then you need new mobo ram and cpu which is pretty pricy. A new graphics card could be from £250+ every other year or you could get a £500 every three, years. That is an easy upgrade.

Pros-
Cheap 1080
Prebuilt
3rd party troubleshooting

Cons
Reference 1080 so poor cooling and louder.
Less "future proof" for CPU + Motherboard
CPU isn't overclockable so once it gets slow no way to speed it up.

I also suggest getting an SSD. I have a 250GB SSD for Windows plus other software/ some small games. £50-60
I also have a 500GB SSD for all my games which was £85 (kept an eye on a good deal).
At a minimum I would suggest getting a 250Gb SSD for the OS it runs so much smoother/boots/loads. Talking like 5x speed.

Games don't need the SSD but some games like fallout 4 have some pretty long load times. Youtube SSD vs HDD in games which you want to play.




​Very reasonable overview; thanks for that. For my needs and as my first gaming PC, it suits me well.

I do expect to spend about £200-£300 in the next 2-3 years on things like the processor and mobo. Other than that, I probably won't be changing the graphics card.

It does have a PCI x16 slot so it should allow SLI (I think?) and in 3 years when the GPU shows its age, adding another 1080 shouldn't break the bank. Thanks for the info though


​If you have the motherboard box it should have something like Asus h110m or something. If it doesn't have sli ready on the box you can only use one gpu. Sli is usually on the higher end motherboards.

You are probably looking at £450+ for the cpu(250) motherboard (150) ram (50)
So it isn't a small amount doing the combo. It probably isn't going to be an issue until 3-4 years then it might be worth looking into more.

The thing that is probably limiting you now is your monitor. You haven't said what monitor but I am guessing it is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. Which means your screen can only display 60fps at 1080p.
My 970 is maxed on gpu settings and low post processing. And that is much weaker then your 1080. Might be worth looking into a 2540-1440 resolution screen (more pixels=sharper images)
Screens are usually around £200 for that res.

The other thing is a higher frequency monitor. So 1920-1080 at 100Hz or 120hz or 144hz. I would go for any monitor for 100hz or above. Higher frequency ones are more expensive.
If you want a high res high frequency monitor it starts getting pricy.

I haven't done much research on 4k monitors because I know I would get 20fps if I am lucky at 4k. 970 is a beast 1080p and solid 1440p. Might be worth having a look at "Gaming Nexus" channel and look at benchmarks for the GTX 1080.

Most games use the gpu a lot such as Gta V. Some games are really really cpu intensive which means your cpu will be almost max and you might not be able to get much higher fps. Cpu games I have notices is Guild Wars two. I got an extra 20fps average just from overclocking the same cpu. 20fps is a huge jump for a simple speed increase.

95% of the time it's going to gpu heavy games.

I suggest turning on Vsync in games. This makes the gpu match the screen frequency so without Vsync you are getting 200fps and your gpu is at 70% utilisation. Your screen is only 60fps so your are wasting power electricity and you might get screen tearing. If you turn Vsync on it will make it display 60fps at the same quality but your gpu usage if it is anything like mine in the games I play you will be at like 20% utilisation which is almost idle for powering a game.

Your cpu isn't overclockable (Intel have K at the end) motherboard can't so you might switch out screen soon then gpu in 5 years time.

JK


​Thanks so much for your information, I am still quite a novice when it comes to PC gaming.

I am still yet to get a monitor but have been told anything with G sync is worth looking into. I believe this eliminates or at least decreases the need for V sync to try and match the monitor fps, rather the monitor matches the PC fps.

The least I'll get is a 144hz monitor. I will look into 4k monitors perhaps but as you say, 4k at 144hz at a decent size is still quite expensive. I had also been looking at those ultra wide monitors, like the LG 25UM58-P. The specs aren't great but I like the idea of a screen that wide. I'll have to go and try one to see if it is just a gimmick though.

Thanks for all your input though, it's all education for me. My bread and butter is rocket league anyway so this PC was all just massive overkill ;)
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not voting either way but a grand and no SSD seems a little cheap to me
​Yeah I felt the same way but I couldn't configure something with a gtx1080 for less than £1300
I make £930 without OS. Or with Win10 it comes to just £6 under the cost of this PC Specialist machine.
​spec it with the same graphics card and it's not. this is the Zotac founder's edition. parts picker has it for £638.99
But that's not actually a good 1080, you only want a founders edition if you are one of those weirdos that have a thing for the look of the stock reference nvidia coolers, otherwise you are paying more for less with the founders editions. Zotac make good cards, but that's the worst of them get the ones with good coolers and they have better clocks for less money.


​You are probably right but at the end of the day it's all just numbers. It is far more powerful than what I need it for. I haven't found anything that can really stress it yet. I thought the witcher 3 would get it struggling but it plays without a hitch. Each to their own with this deal. For a lazy man who wanted to experience the 'pc master race' it certainly ticks my very few boxes
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HP Pavilion 550-185 "Gaming" Desktop £379.98 @ Ebuyer

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Ebuyer daily deal. I think it is a bit much to call it a "Gaming desktop". However, it will suit some people who want a small computer with SSD and separate hard drive, windows 10 installed with a d…
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very.co.uk have some of these with 100 cash back. might b slightly different models
The 180W power supply kinda gives it away that this not up to much, on top of that FM2+ is approaching end of life as AM4 is starting to roll out in OEM channels. This will handle some older games but triple AAA current titles forget it, even Intel HD Graphics is better at 720P than this APU.
My SLI'd chromebook is faster than this.
2nd hand quad core desktop ebay for 70 quid. second hand small form factor gtx 750ti 75 quid. what i intend to do for my son.
Not good value.

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Bluetooth Keyboard iOS/Android/Mac/Windows - £9.99 @ ebuyer

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Reduced from £14.99 This lightweight keyboard from Xenta is compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.  Weighing less than 300g the slim but robust ke…
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Can anyone recommend a decent Bluetooth keyboard that can be recharged via USB and doesn't break the bank?
These have been as low as £4.99 on eBay and are almost always £9.99 or less on Amazon.

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The one on eBay appears to be a US keyboard whereas this is UK.


It may just be a stock photo of the keyboard but it does state it's a UK version.
The one on eBay appears to be a US keyboard whereas this is UK.
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(EXDISPLAY) EVGA GTX 1070 FTW GAMING 8GB ACX 3.0 @ Ebuyer - £392.85

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I don't quite understand how you get an Exdisplay card on the 17th September, that according to Amazon comes out 18th Sept) The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 featuring EVGA ACX 3.0 cooling has arrived. Th…
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I read the Amazon one as when back in stock, scroll down to product info and that says first available as 10 Jun. 2016.
As the previous post Ebuyer seems to be an E-tailer only.


http://​https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01HZQVSDO/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

For me it shows Pre-Order.
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Maybe it's a return?? The 90 day warranty isn't reassuring though.

EVGAs warranty goes by the serial number, if the item has not even been registered yet, you will get the full three years warranty, which is also transferable.
I read the Amazon one as when back in stock, scroll down to product info and that says first available as 10 Jun. 2016.
As the previous post Ebuyer seems to be an E-tailer only.

Edited By: kabs on Sep 16, 2016 13:19
Maybe it's a return?? The 90 day warranty isn't reassuring though.
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Nvidia GTX 970 (EVGA SSC ACX or Gigabyte G1 Gaming) £174.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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EVGA (i'd pick them imo): http://www.ebuyer.com/716968-evga-geforce-gtx-970-ssc-gaming-4gb-gddr5-dvi-hdmi-3x-displayport-04g-p4-3975-kr Gigabyte (Clocked slightly higher): http://www.ebuyer.com/664…
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Both out of stock ...
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480/470/1060 Are all better. even the 1060 3GB. why would you buy this? it loses performance in dx12 too
The 4GB 480 is equivalent to this but currently £30 more. Slightly higher wattage, but slightly better DX12 performance. Should be the same price as this (and it was, when it released!).
The 8GB 480 gives you a lot more VRAM headroom, which may be useful in a year or two, but it's a clear £50+ more.
The 3GB 1060 is reasonably favourable, until that 3GB becomes restrictive, and you're forced into games which look a little worse than they would on the 970, but with a higher frame-rate. Given the performance difference, it's quite close - but, again the 3GB 1060 is £20+ more (spotting a pattern yet?), so it may be tempting to cross one's fingers that they get a good 970 that clocks better than Christiaan Huygens.
The 6GB 1060 is clearly better in every way. But it's £55 more - a third of the price again.
The 470? It's well over 10% behind the 970 in the 470's optimum environment, and we're sometimes lucky to see them for £170 - it's hardly worth saving a fiver to lose so much performance, as well as the other caveats of the 470.
It's great that you're trying to take part in a tech discussion, so please don't feel discouraged by these mistakes. Perhaps when trying to comment on areas you don't know about, you may find it better to phrase your comment as a question. ;)
http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/msi-radeon-rx-470-gaming-x-8gb-review.html
10% behind my ass
This isn't even AMD's latest drivers which increase drawcall efficiency by 15% in dx11 and opengl.
3.5GB is barely any more futureproof than 3GB btw.
It's great that you are pulling numbers out of just one site bro
Not... sure... if... serious... oO
Your (one) site just entirely backed me up. Not only did your (one) site review a £220 (!) 8GB 470, but it had a ~5% overclock and couldn't quite keep up with a stock 970 for the most part - in a battery of tests and on a system that show the 470 in its best light.
Both of the 970s in this deal have a ~15% overclock out of the box! (1050MHz -> ~1200MHz)
Are you seriously recommending that people spend the extra ~£45 for that 470 in your (one) link over these? oO
Again, "bro": if you're new to the subject, feel free to ask questions! For example, perhaps ask about the 470's higher dependence on CPU IPC compared with the 970 - or do you really think that the people buying 470s have a i7-5960X Extreme Edition in their systems? oO
At least we can all stop pining for Ferrari, I guess...
Edit: you might not listen to me, so I'll just quote from your (one) link: "You are looking at a product that competes in-between the GeForce GTX 960 and GeForce GTX 970."
That's the 8GB overclocked 470, remember. ;)
Can't see where it says it's a stock 970.

That's OK. When you've been looking at GPUs for more than a couple of weeks, these standards just become second nature. You'll learn in time. Again - any more questions, we're happy to help! :)

Muffinss
Anyway the 970 is at its peek and it does not fare well in the newer APIs at all.
AMD has a track record of their cards getting better over time, in fact the review I sent isn't even using the latest drivers which increase draw calls per second by 15-20%​.
What a strange way of admitting fault and apologising...

You may as well have just written "I don't know what I'm talking about but I'm able to copy/paste a technical term I don't understand." X) Well, it's a lovely number that you've pulled from just one site, bro... wait, I mean, zero sites. Where are your links? Let's have two-three sites backing you up on this (after your disdain for my "one" site... although to be fair, you did provide another link proving yourself wrong, so thank you for that).

Putting something in bold does not magically make it a fact. Or did you know that the 970 is over seven times faster than a 470? Wow, it's in bold, it must be true. :3

I've seen the latest drivers and their draw call efficiency improvements, and a stock 470 is still behind a stock 970, so I'm curious to see which few sites you'll choose to pull your numbers from, bro. :)

Feel free to ask for help, of course - you're making many egregious errors, both technical and literal, but you're quite lucky, as I'm literally qualified to discuss this subject, and I'm also able to translate your comments into English! :{
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Will this fit in my Chromebook?
Judging by your profile, just about right for you!
Judging by your judging...
I don't care about your opinion. ;)
This ain't a dating or Social Media site, pal, but feel free to cast aspersions on little to no information. :D
I actually thought my post made for a welcome tonic from the 'my d*ck has a better resolution than yours', that usually clogs these threads.
As you were.
What do you mean this isnt a dating site, i thought this was HotUKSingles?
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Will this fit in my Chromebook?

Judging by your profile, just about right for you!


Judging by your judging...
I don't care about your opinion. ;)
This ain't a dating or Social Media site, pal, but feel free to cast aspersions on little to no information. :D
I actually thought my post made for a welcome tonic from the 'my d*ck has a better resolution than yours', that usually clogs these threads.
As you were.
jacjacatac
Will this fit in my Chromebook?

Judging by your profile, just about right for you!
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Vida 16" White Pedestal Fan - eBuyer - £9.99 (5 day del £2.99 / £4.98 local c&c)

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Surely cheaper when there is no demand (winter). CPC sell similar for £11.52 delivered.


http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/fd-40a/fan-16-pedestal/dp/HG00659

Edited By: AJ92 on Sep 15, 2016 18:01
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Dyson DC19MF Cylinder Vacuum - eBuyer - £164.99

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•280 AW •Sound absorbing materials help to reduce noise •Suitable for all floortypes •Root CycloneTM technology •HEPA filter with BactisafeTM screen Seems like a good price on a decent spec vac…
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good price for this
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Dell PowerEdge T20-3708 Xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Tower Server @ ebuyer - £299.99 (£219.99 after cashback)

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It's had a slight price drop to £293.99 now :)
Wondering if I can bang in a decent video card to make a cheapish video editing machine
So has anyone cracked a graphics card in one of these. This looks like it might be the cheapest way for me to get a system to run a flight sim(so I can reserve enough budget for a VR custom built system). But not sure what the PSU is like on these things, am I stuck if I get something that blows the 75W budget on pcie or can I just get a molex to 6 pin to make up the difference one something like a 960 or 1060.
Bought one of these from Ebuyer a few weeks ago. I'll be claiming my cashback soon, got to wait 30 days.

Added 3x4Gb crucial ECC (£30 on ebay), 240gb SSD £50 and a 1.5tb drive from my old system.

On the SSD I have Esxi with windows 10 on top and Pfsense firewall so I can funnel traffic through a VPN. I have the 2 sata drives Raw presented to win 10 and plan to add another small drive as slower storage for esxi, I will run various VMs from that for LAB scenarios.

Loving it, never played with virtualisation before. Has anyone doing something similar added a video card and got it working directly to their windows VM? Prime goal was to use this as a server but now I'm thinking it could double as a decent workstation too if I can do direct video as remote desktop is not ideal.


Edited By: madmal on Sep 17, 2016 11:03
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I have this (or a very similar) machine from a deal 6 months ago and boy I love it. Have added Windows 10, office, 20gb ram non-ECC unfortunately, two great screens, a 1tb ssd to run OS and key files, a second 1tb hdd, and a 3tb hdd... What a system and all pulled together for just a few hundred squid. Working like a dream performing stacks of functions at the heart of my family!


​Sounds good but why do you say "non-ECC unfortunately"? I thought Dells were bombproof, are you getting Blue Screen of Death? :|


No, no probs at all, just would have preferred ECC RAM. To be honest, If the 4gb that ships with the unit had've been non-ECC, the notion of having ECC RAM wouldn't even have occurred to me!
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HP Proliant Gen 8 microserver at Ebuyer for £124.99 (£179.99 before cashback)

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Hi all before buying read this thread about noise issues that Hp can't solve for over 2 years : https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-Netservers/MicroServer-Gen8-is-noisy/td-p/6171563


​I have no such issue with mine. Server sits next to my desk in my living room. if it was noisy the other half would be shouting at me!
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tech3475

You can get the full iLO on Amazon for around £30.
Can you share the link please ? Appreciate that
Also a ram upgrade if you have :)
Cheers

These are the links for the ones I bought from my purchase history:

iLo:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JON748/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

RAM:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008LMNXS0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Be careful if you buy RAM because it must be ECC and I've heard the thermal sensor is needed to keep the fan quiet.
tech3475

You can get the full iLO on Amazon for around £30.

Can you share the link please ? Appreciate that

Also a ram upgrade if you have :)

Cheers
Hi all before buying read this thread about noise issues that Hp can't solve for over 2 years : https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-Netservers/MicroServer-Gen8-is-noisy/td-p/6171563
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My N54L is one of the best things I've ever bought! Won't replace it til it dies!


​My n36l got too slow for me I gave it to my sister to watch films on and backup her pictures my gen8 backs up to it off site backup very handy

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