Intel Core i3 540 DIY Combo (Coolermaster Elite 335 / Asus P7H55-M USB 3.0 / 1TB Hard Drive / 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory / DVD-RW) - £269.99 *Until Monday* @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Intel Core i3 540 DIY Combo (Coolermaster Elite 335 / Asus P7H55-M USB 3.0 / 1TB Hard Drive / 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory / DVD-RW) - £269.99 *Until Monday* @ Scan

£269.99 @ Scan
Free delivery for AVforum members. Ends Monday so plenty of time to think about it... Like the i3 Sandy Bridge deal the other day, but this one has USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA outputs, DVD writer, nicer c… Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
Free delivery for AVforum members. Ends Monday so plenty of time to think about it...
Like the i3 Sandy Bridge deal the other day, but this one has USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA outputs, DVD writer, nicer case and an over-clockable chipset...

Coolermaster Elite 335 Mid Tower Case, Black, with Coolermaster Elite 460w 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, 1.65V
Pioneer DVR-S19LBK 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail Labelflash
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#1
Hot! Is it Vat included?
#2
Don't forget you still need to get your OS on top of this!
#3
Be careful. the psu in this thing is low spec, and there is no dedicated graphics card, so if you want to upgrade it may not be possible with that psu installed. Then again people always overestimate psu requirements.
#4
cant find it
is there a direct link ???
#5
another bargain deal hot from me
#6
I hate these deals, purely because I always want the supersavers. These are getting better. Also, don't forget to add scansure. Instillation insurance and a month incase you did something wrong that isn't straight away visible, and only for a few more quid. Good net if you are a bit unsure about constructing your own pc.

Very hot.
1 Like #7
Nice to see a quality case, psu and ram - not just cheap generic junk under the headline CPU.

HOT!
#8
Real tempting, Are pc's still as easy to build as they used to be, haven't build one in 4 years!
#9
Is this Hackintosh compatible and can it be ordered without a psu as I've got a better one?

Edited By: windhoek on Apr 08, 2011 23:14
#10
mamboboy
hugekebab
Be careful. the psu in this thing is low spec, and there is no dedicated graphics card, so if you want to upgrade it may not be possible with that psu installed. Then again people always overestimate psu requirements.

My PC has 3 hard drives, a GTS 250 (overclocked), E5200 (overclocked to 3.4ghz), Xonar D2 sound card, 4GB ram and it only uses around 350w peak power.
Chuck a GPU in this and it'll be fine. Go SLi on the other hand and obviously you'd need a better PSU!

Your pushing your luck with that setup. Full load consumption on a gts 250 is 260w (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-250,2172-10.html). But you are right in your assertion that people overestimate their power requirements.
#11
When it says 'DIY' what exactly do you have to do yourself? Would this be ok for someone who's never really played around with the inside of computers or know much about the inside of computers?
1 Like #12
sickly sweet
When it says 'DIY' what exactly do you have to do yourself? Would this be ok for someone who's never really played around with the inside of computers or know much about the inside of computers?


Not really much left to do (hardware-wise) with this unless you want to install a discreet graphics or sound card. Of course you'll need to install an OS. No mention of wifi, so install a card or use a USB stick (or cable if you prefer). Oh, and plug in your keyboard, mouse and monitor.
1 Like #13
Actually, I just saw this on the website:-

"Please Note: this combo is not supplied pre-assembled, but as individual components. "

That'll make it a bit more tricky for you - having to put the whole lot together. Also a lot more fun imo, and the PC will really feel like its yours! You might want to get a techie friend round though to make sure you dont blow yourself up.
1 Like #14
sickly sweet
When it says 'DIY' what exactly do you have to do yourself? Would this be ok for someone who's never really played around with the inside of computers or know much about the inside of computers?

you cant really go wrong nowadays tbh. Just grab a lap top and read a DIY guide as you go. Not too much fits where it shouldn't anyway. Anti-static wristband + 1/2 clue = win
#15
Thanks for the replies, it's tempting but I'd worry I'd mess it up or if something was faulty I'd never know which bit. I'll phone my computer-savvy friend tomorrow and see if they'll come visit for the weekend and help me in exchange for homecooked food and some wine!
#16
Nice i recently built a pc spec 3 Months ago, wanted Intel but it was too expensive at the time so built this AMD build:

Phenom II x2 - Unlocked to x4 and OC 3.8ghz
Artic Freezer 2 CPU fan
4 GB of 1600 kingston ram
880g MOBO with USB 3.0 nd Sata 6 (has cpu unlocker)
Generic Case and PSU 500w
1tb F3 Samsung
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Card Reader
DVD RW Light Scribe
USB Wifi

all for £305, No OS tho.


Like this spec, good for the price and heat added due to lastest USB and sata too
#17
Damn hot deals always spending my money.
#18
The saving is exactly £33....and they want over £25 in carriage to NI.........

Don't think so!
#19
Looking at the laptop deal posted above this one, I wonder how good some of these cheap DIY PC's really are.

With the laptop above you got an i3 processor too. A screen, speakers of sorts, webcam, wireless and Windows 7 HP, plus you don't have to make it lol
#20
How the hell has this got so hot!

Ok, it's cheap but not a great deal by any stretch of the imagination.

No OS (windows 7 - £80), GFX card and you have to put it together yourself - granted if you are DIY'er that's fine but then you might as well buy the components separately and get exactly the bits you want.


Edited By: nigelpm on Apr 09, 2011 11:30
#21
lowercase
Looking at the laptop deal posted above this one, I wonder how good some of these cheap DIY PC's really are.

With the laptop above you got an i3 processor too. A screen, speakers of sorts, webcam, wireless and Windows 7 HP, plus you don't have to make it lol

Bear in mind that whislt the intel chips have the same name (i3 etc) in both laptops and desktops - they are (normally!) totally different chips and have very different perfromances - currently desktops destroy laptops in performance benchmarks. (Even an al signing all dancing alienware MX11 laptop = mid price desktop performance.)

And Win 7 can be had at £49 now without too much searching so this is a pretty nice package, each to their own.
#22

And Win 7 can be had at £49 now without too much searching so this is a pretty nice package, each to their own.


Whereabouts out of interest?

Edited By: nigelpm on Apr 09, 2011 12:56
#23
Ive only ever seen the Win 7 Starter to Win7 HP for £49

Other versions are at least £80
#24
I'd recommend checking all the parts are compatible and up to doing the job, I bought an i3 2100 combo last week and the motherboard doesn't support the onboard igpu. It didn't come with a seperate gpu even though it had everything else included. Also it came with ddr3 1600 but can only run it at 1333 speed. Just worth checking the parts carefully is all.
#25
I'm a registered AVforum member but I can't seem to find the free delivery option on Scan. Where does it say on Scan website? There's a delivery charge of £13.98.
#26
toberemembered
I'd recommend checking all the parts are compatible and up to doing the job, I bought an i3 2100 combo last week and the motherboard doesn't support the onboard igpu. It didn't come with a seperate gpu even though it had everything else included. Also it came with ddr3 1600 but can only run it at 1333 speed. Just worth checking the parts carefully is all.


From a reputable dealer like Scan??

Blimey.

Who was it?
#27
takuma2004
I'm a registered AVforum member but I can't seem to find the free delivery option on Scan. Where does it say on Scan website? There's a delivery charge of £13.98.


If you login in to AVF then click on the Scan link at the bottom of the page, you should get free delivery.
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#28
I'm quite interested in this but the delivery/carriage charge is putting me off.
#29
Oops. You must be a registered member of AVForums for at least 14 days to qualify for free delivery. I wasn't aware of this. Thanks windhoek.
#30
toberemembered
I'd recommend checking all the parts are compatible and up to doing the job, I bought an i3 2100 combo last week and the motherboard doesn't support the onboard igpu. It didn't come with a seperate gpu even though it had everything else included. Also it came with ddr3 1600 but can only run it at 1333 speed. Just worth checking the parts carefully is all.

I hope u got H67 type MB insted of P67 MB.
#31
ignore - got confused with the other scan bundle on here.

Edited By: dontfollowme on Apr 10, 2011 09:51: question not relevant
#32
I'm still mulling this over. What are the chances of a better deal coming around in the next month?
#33
nigelpm

And Win 7 can be had at £49 now without too much searching so this is a pretty nice package, each to their own.


Whereabouts out of interest?

Yeah I 'd like to know too.Even just Home Prem (full not upgrade) would be good a that price.

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