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Intel Core i3 540 Bundle - 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, USB3, SATA3, Case, 500W PSU - £281.99 Delivered @ Scan

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Their best bundle yet, I reckon! Includes a GPU on the i3 chip, so you won't need to add a GPU if you're a non-gamer. Does not include Operating System. NB: This is provided as components. Y… Read More
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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
Their best bundle yet, I reckon! Includes a GPU on the i3 chip, so you won't need to add a GPU if you're a non-gamer.

Does not include Operating System.

NB: This is provided as components. You need to build it yourself.

Usual free delivery for Hexus/AVForums members. £13.98 for everyone else.

* Coolermaster Elite 430 Black, With Side Window with Coolermaster Elite 500W PSU
* Intel Core i3 540 Dual Core Clarkdale 32nm, 3.06GHz, 4MB Cache, 73W, Integrated GPU @ 733MHz, Retail
* Asus P7H55-M/USB3, Intel H55, S 1156, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, mATX
* 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM
* 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
* Pioneer DVR-S19LBK 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail Labelflash
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#2
Not sure why this is cold, awesome deal.
#3
Its because most people on here want things fully assembled for it to be hot... If you can assemble it yourself and get it cheaper then why not !!! Heat added
#4
mumbojumbo
If you add a GPU it runs Mac OS quite nicely. :)


(_;)

Here's a list of Hackintosh friendly GPUs, for anyone interested:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/Graphics_Card_Database
#5
That is a very good price for some pretty high spec components. Worth mentioning for someone looking to put together a budget system that the supplied cpu/motherboard will provide decent graphics via the on-chip intel gpu, more than adequate for standard use, you'll only need a dedicated graphics card for gaming.
#6
marktime
That is a very good price for some pretty high spec components. Worth mentioning for someone looking to put together a budget system that the supplied cpu/motherboard will provide decent graphics via the on-chip intel gpu, more than adequate for standard use, you'll only need a dedicated graphics card for gaming.


Good point...I'll add to the description. Cheers!
#7
How hard is it to put everything together?? I've installed new components before, but never built a system.
Would this graphics card be OK?
XFX HD 5750 Graphics Card
and what else would I need?
Cheers
1 Like #8
littlesos
How hard is it to put everything together?? I've installed new components before, but never built a system.
Would this graphics card be OK?
XFX HD 5750 Graphics Card
and what else would I need?
Cheers


That would be a very nice graphics card to get. You'll only need that if you're a gamer, as it has a basic GPU on the i3 chip.

It's not much harder than installing components. The CPU pops in the socket and the fan clips into the motherboard over the top of it. The hardest part is routing the power supply cables in a tidy manner. A bit of patience and few cable ties do the trick.

Lots of video tutorials on youtube too.


Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 18, 2011 16:45: .
1 Like #9
Lupeto
littlesos
How hard is it to put everything together?? I've installed new components before, but never built a system.
Would this graphics card be OK?
XFX HD 5750 Graphics Card
and what else would I need?
Cheers

That would be a very nice graphics card to get.

It's not much harder than installing components. The CPU pops in the socket and the fan clips into the motherboard over the top of it. The hardest part is routing the power supply cables in a tidy manner. A bit of patience and few cable ties do the trick.

Lots of video tutorials on youtube too.

Agreed it's not that difficult putting this stuff together, but if you can have someone on hand that has some experience it will help.

You're obviously going to have to add a monitor and OS as well as a kb/mouse but everything else is pretty much included in this bundle.
#10
One tip to mention is to ensure you discharge any static electricity from your body before handling each component.

I build next to a radiator and touch a bit of bare metal with my finger to discharge any static.

You can get an anti-static wrist strap if you prefer.
#11
Thank you,
I'm not really a gamer, just very occasionally, but I do use 3D CAD programs, so I like to have a bit of power for the graphics.
I already have a monitor, kb, trackball, and I can get OS from software for students.
Thanks again, I might just take the plunge.
#12
littlesos
Thank you,
I'm not really a gamer, just very occasionally, but I do use 3D CAD programs, so I like to have a bit of power for the graphics.
I already have a monitor, kb, trackball, and I can get OS from software for students.
Thanks again, I might just take the plunge.



If you're into CAD, then I'd recommend a Quadro card, rather than a gaming card.

Gaming cards do approximate calculations (for better speed) and you'll have edges on your models that won't line up when rendered! Apparently, it can be very annoying if you're not sure whether the problem is in the model or in the render.

The Quadro cards provide the accuracy that CAD rendering requires.

My brother does CAD work and has a Quadro FX 580



Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 18, 2011 17:02
#13
sounds like a lot of fun ! :p .

great specs. will add heat.
#14
Rather than earthing youself on a radiator, just have your mains cable plugged into the power supply and occasionally touch the metal casing on your power supply. Like said above, building a pc is fairly simple if you take your time and try and make the cables neat to improve airflow in your case.

Heat added, should be really hot tbh.
#15
Very good. My girlfriend has been thinking about a cheap PC upgrade for a while.. she's still using an AMD system I built for her 6 years ago! This might well get bought :)
#16
wow, incredible deal!
#17
do you get the cpu cooler, thermal paste, sata cables etc?

Also should metion in the OP that it needs an OS as some people may assume it already does :)

Edited By: austinc on Mar 18, 2011 19:32: edit
#18
OS not included, you need to add another £70 for windows7
#19
I built my first PC last year, just bought components from ebuyer and put it all together in a couple of hours. It's not difficult, but a little trickier than just putting a single component in obviously, but anyone with any degree of DIY/technical know how can do it. As mentioned, loads of sites and videos to show you how to do it.

Computers are so cheap now, this is an great deal for what you are getting really. Wait a month, it will probably be cheaper/higher spec for the money, but that's the way it goes.
#20
can i sell the cpu and put in an i7 into this?
#21
Would this come with all cables needed? Is this just for today (thats what it says at the top of the page)?

Edited By: stphnstevey on Mar 18, 2011 19:55
#22
yus786
can i sell the cpu and put in an i7 into this?


Yes you can , but you'll have to get a Clarkdale i7 - one that uses the 1156 socket set - to fit the mobo.

Also, if you hav an i7 and want to o/c it, it may be worth getting a better CPU cooler - say the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (a good value cooler). If you don't want to o/c then the stock cooler will be fine. A proper cooler will help keep your CPU temps down by about 9+ degrees.
1 Like #23
Looks similar (the same?) as the deal they had a couple of weeks ago. Bought one for my neighbour, not realising it wasn't assembled; silly me. Anyway, it was a piece of cake (cherry madeira) to put together and she was delighted!
#24
Sorry, that should have said "Looks similar to (the same as?) the deal....
#25
Not having done this before, please excuse me if not using the correct terminology

Is the CPU on a motherboard?

Would just screw motherboard to case, insert RAM, connect cables from motherbaord to drives and connect PSU?

Could you boot immediately from a Windows CD and install Windows?
1 Like #26
crosswski
OS not included, you need to add another £70 for windows7


Hehe as if
#27
does NOT include any Windows need to add another £80 for a Windows 7 -
I got a core i3 Packard Bell PC last week for £220 inc Windows 7 Premium, Del and VAT.
I wonder if you were to purchase all these parts from comptitors how much it would come to? Any idea?
#28
Pjcity
Its because most people on here want things fully assembled for it to be hot... If you can assemble it yourself and get it cheaper then why not !!! Heat added

But if you can assemble it yourself, you also want to pick the parts for your specific purpose. For example I would rather have 2x4GB RAM, a BluRay combo drive (if at all), and possibly a small SSD.
#29
dorito
yus786
can i sell the cpu and put in an i7 into this?


Yes you can , but you'll have to get a Clarkdale i7 - one that uses the 1156 socket set - to fit the mobo.

Also, if you hav an i7 and want to o/c it, it may be worth getting a better CPU cooler - say the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (a good value cooler). If you don't want to o/c then the stock cooler will be fine. A proper cooler will help keep your CPU temps down by about 9+ degrees.


googled core i7 and lynnfield s1156 comes up, would this also be compatible?
#30
ctoumi
I got a core i3 Packard Bell PC last week for £220 inc Windows 7 Premium, Del and VAT.

Do you have a link to it?
#31
How does this processor stack up against the old core 2 duos? Also is the power supply any good?
#32
Hi. U say this is provided as components and need to build it yourself.
The question is it all complete? Dont need to buy anything extra?
Like silicon jel(put between processor and heat sink), cable for harddisk and dvd drive(for power and data), screws, etc.
Also note there is no operation system so you will need to fork out anther few quid for windows 7.

edit:
I also did not see a heat sink + fan for the processor. Am i missing something? Or is it already attach to the processor?
People u need to know what u will get when u order this or any bundle that u have to DIY yourself, so u dont need to order extra stuff. The extra stuff u get might increase the over all price not to mention delivery cost.


Edited By: hashimotoyukari on Mar 18, 2011 21:58: add more
#33
Hot! Just ordered. I guess it isn't as good a deal for those without a Windows 7 disk already but it's a good deal if you do.
#34
Less than 10% off, not that great.
#35
Can get a similarly specced bundle, but with i3 sandy bridge for 316.71 (sacrifice is a 500GB seagate drive)

You can take off the delivery from that price if you join their forums too I assume.

500 GB Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 9.5 ms, NCQ

LN26873
Item in stock. 500 GB Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 9.5 ms, NCQ [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £22.69 £27.23
1 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V

LN27738
Item in stock. 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £32.12 £38.54
1 Sony DDU1681S-0B 18x DVD-Rom SMART-X Sata Black OEM

LN32431
Item in stock. Sony DDU1681S-0B 18x DVD-Rom SMART-X Sata Black OEM [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £9.89 £11.87
1 Coolermaster Elite 430 Black, With Side Window with Coolermaster Elite 500W PSU

LN34937
Item in stock. Coolermaster Elite 430 Black, With Side Window with Coolermaster Elite 500W PSU [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £44.44 £53.33
1 Intel Core i3 2100, 1155, Sdy Bridge, 3.1GHz, 5 GT/s, GPU 850Mhz, 3MB Cache, Core R 31x, 65W, Retail

LN36724
Item in stock. Intel Core i3 2100, 1155, Sdy Bridge, 3.1GHz, 5 GT/s, GPU 850Mhz, 3MB Cache, Core R 31x, 65W, Retail [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £78.13 £93.76
1 Asus P8H67-M LE Rev3, Intel H67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX, VGA

LN38038
Item in stock. Asus P8H67-M LE Rev3, Intel H67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX, VGA [28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product] £62.67 £75.20

Sorry for the mess, just don't know how to link to a bundle like the Op did.


Edited By: hugekebab on Mar 18, 2011 22:05
#36
£22 delivery to northern Ireland. Gulp
#37
hashimotoyukari
Hi. U say this is provided as components and need to build it yourself.
The question is it all complete? Dont need to buy anything extra?
Like silicon jel(put between processor and heat sink), cable for harddisk and dvd drive(for power and data), screws, etc.
Also note there is no operation system so you will need to fork out anther few quid for windows 7.

edit:
I also did not see a heat sink + fan for the processor. Am i missing something? Or is it already attach to the processor?
People u need to know what u will get when u order this or any bundle that u have to DIY yourself, so u dont need to order extra stuff. The extra stuff u get might increase the over all price not to mention delivery cost.



The motherboard will come with 2 SATA cables...1 for each of hard drive and DVD.

The processor comes in a retail box, with an intel cooler...no thermal compound needed...it has a thermal pad already on the cooler...just clip onto the motherboard.

All the power cables you need be hanging out of the Power Supply.

The PSU should come with a kettle lead to connect to the mains. (Cheap PSUs sometimes don't, but the one in this bundle is pretty decent)

I don't believe you need anything else, apart from an OS.

Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 18, 2011 22:25: .
#38
mildfuzz
Less than 10% off, not that great.


Hmm...if you can rummage around a number of sites and get more than 10% off the price of delivered components, post it up as a deal.

At best, you usually see a difference of 1 or 2 percent at different sites.

Factor in that, at a particular site, 1 component may be cheaper but another may be more expensive...a 10% saving on components then starts to look pretty effing good!
#39
Wow i didnt know that CPU have on-chip GPU nowdays.
So this bundle motherboard does not have its own GPU? Instead it uses the CPU's?
The CPU is going to be very hot.
Then how do people know wheather this GPU will be good enough to play some game?
I'm thinking of buying this and play some game, waiting for the price of graphic card to drop.
Do u think it can play Homefront or Dragon Age 2?
#40
hashimotoyukari

Then how do people know wheather this GPU will be good enough to play some game?
I'm thinking of buying this and play some game, waiting for the price of graphic card to drop.
Do u think it can play Homefront or Dragon Age 2?


As with any integrated graphics, the GPU will be good enough for HD movies and may be good enough for old games. New games are going to be poor, if they run at all.

Basically, instead of having the Intel integrated graphics on the motherboard, they've packaged it up in the CPU (along with the memory controller).

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Core-i3-540-with-Integrated-Clarkdale-Graphics-Benchmarked-119858.shtml

Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 18, 2011 22:56

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