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Great deal on Scan.co.uk, a reputable source of computer hardware. This bundle does NOT come assembled, it comes as individual components, but it's a steal. The components are as follows:

Coolermaster Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite, Black, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU


650W Coolermaster RS650-ACAAE3-UK GX, 80 PLUS, 85% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, , EPS 12V, 120mm Fan



Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, 1155, Sdy Bridge, QuadCore, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail


MSI P67A-G45 (B3), Intel P67, S 1155, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 2133, Xfire, SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX



1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ


8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V


Pioneer DVR-S19LBK 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail Labelflash


Deal updates on Tuesday 3rd May at approx 2pm. Enjoy
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#1
can u tell me how much you are saving
#2
plenty
#3
EDIT: the cpu is stated as being retail, so adjusted the price.

Those items add up to £528.81 Inc VAT and Carriage. (carriage is £13.98 ex vat, so AV forum members stand to save that too)

It's a great computer for under £500, just beware you'd need a graphics card to make it functional as there's no on-board gfx, and the MSI board they're using is the lowest model in that range, so it doesn't support SLi, only Crossfire.

Still voted hot as it's a great deal.

Looking at getting a 2500K setup myself, but I want the Asus board, otherwise I'd probably snap this up.


Edited By: Darkle on Apr 29, 2011 16:07
#4
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?

Edited By: L555BAT on Apr 29, 2011 16:06
#5
the cpu is a retail kit, so will come with the heatsink and fan, thermal paste is usually pre-applied on the heatsink so that when you fit the heatsink onto the cpu it's job done.
#6
Scan are a really good company - I've used them for years , great customer service and quality gear

This is a great way of getting into building machines as you don't have the tedious job of making sure you are picking compatible components as they do that for you - they normally even offer insurance in case you manage to break something putting it together

Edited By: mcintg on Apr 29, 2011 16:35
banned#7
what do u need the thermal paste for?

I've always wanted to build my own pc, this could be the best place to start.

I've changed hard drives, graphix cards, psu's, ram etc..

is this really cheaper than buying all the parts seperataly? from ebuyer, dabs, scan etc.....
#8
monoblaid
what do u need the thermal paste for?

I've always wanted to build my own pc, this could be the best place to start.

I've changed hard drives, graphix cards, psu's, ram etc..

is this really cheaper than buying all the parts separately? from ebuyer, dabs, scan etc.....

To improve thermal conduction between the CPU and heatsink. The paste fills in the tiny imperfections in both- you should only use a very small amount. This comes pre applied with the retail processor, which makes it very hard to get wrong.

Edited By: Chinny_racoon on Apr 29, 2011 16:49
#9
Not a fan of the motherboard , tempting offer mind
#10
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


If you plan on overclocking (which you probably are since you are planning on getting the 2500k) then it is strongly recommended that you get an aftermarket cooler. For Sandy Bridge, a cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus comes to mind for around 4.2GHz with relative ease.
#11
Will29j
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


If you plan on overclocking (which you probably are since you are planning on getting the 2500k) then it is strongly recommended that you get an aftermarket cooler. For Sandy Bridge, a cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus comes to mind for around 4.2GHz with relative ease.


You'd probably get 4.2 on stock cooler tbh. Gelid Tranquilo is another (relatively) budget cooler that normally gets recommended for these.
#12
Think I'm gonna go for this

Anyone recommend a decent card to go with it . preferably about 140 ?
#13
Munkee
Think I'm gonna go for this

Anyone recommend a decent card to go with it . preferably about 140 ?


some good choices around the £140 mark. either the nvidia gtx 460 (1gig version), or ati's 6850 will slot right into your price range.
#14
Darkle
EDIT: the cpu is stated as being retail, so adjusted the price.

Those items add up to £528.81 Inc VAT and Carriage. (carriage is £13.98 ex vat, so AV forum members stand to save that too)

It's a great computer for under £500, just beware you'd need a graphics card to make it functional as there's no on-board gfx, and the MSI board they're using is the lowest model in that range, so it doesn't support SLi, only Crossfire.

Still voted hot as it's a great deal.

Looking at getting a 2500K setup myself, but I want the Asus board, otherwise I'd probably snap this up.



thanks mate for telling me the full price... i might go for this and to crossfire add 2 5830 from this deal... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-hd-5830-xtreme-1gb-gddr5-dvi-hdmi-mini-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card/928277

Any opinions on whether there will be any problems with the i5 using these in xfire? motherboard supports crossfire so should be ok?

Edited By: dmaster2000 on Apr 29, 2011 19:42
#15
also the size of the graphics card ati 5830 extreme is quite big so wanna know if 2 will fit in the case before i purchase!
#16
shemmy
Munkee
Think I'm gonna go for this

Anyone recommend a decent card to go with it . preferably about 140 ?


some good choices around the £140 mark. either the nvidia gtx 460 (1gig version), or ati's 6850 will slot right into your price range.


how about my option... £153 for 2x ati 5830 extreme in crossfire?
#17
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


Should be good to go with this, building a PC is very very simple, in fact there's just about no skill involved in assembling one. If you can paint by numbers or put lego together you already have a degree in PC building.

Edited By: fishmaster on Apr 29, 2011 20:55
#18
dmaster2000
shemmy
Munkee
Think I'm gonna go for this

Anyone recommend a decent card to go with it . preferably about 140 ?

some good choices around the £140 mark. either the nvidia gtx 460 (1gig version), or ati's 6850 will slot right into your price range.

how about my option... £153 for 2x ati 5830 extreme in crossfire?

I was looking at it and it is tempting , but kinda wanted to avoid crossfire and buying from different retailers .

Graphics card is the only thing that really troubles me when it comes to builds . Too many to choose from :(


Edited By: Munkee on Apr 29, 2011 20:57
#19
Great price, heat given but it doesn't say anything about the OS so you might have to add that in.
#20
piglet1962
Great price, heat given but it doesn't say anything about the OS so you might have to add that in.


Needs an OS. Windows 7 or Ubuntu if you are insane, latest build is dreadful, try Linux Mint Debian instead. http://www.linuxmint.com/




Edited By: fishmaster on Apr 29, 2011 21:01
#21
not a good deal at all tbh. i recently just built my friend a computer for 350 including a monitor. all my items were from ebuyer and the motherboard had on board gfx as well as a quadcore amd at 3.0ghz. i suggest u check ebuyers motherboard bundles and add all the extras in separate and save a hell of a lot more cash if you have to build it yourself anyway
#22
Great price but it does not come pre-assembled which may be others off. I wouldn't recommend a multi-GPU solution either as the PCI-E lanes can only go 16x/4x. More expensive boards that split 8x/8x are better.

Graphics to consider to go with this build would be (in ascending power order):
5670, GTX 460 1GB, 5850 (quite a few around £130 at the mo), GTX 560 or 6950. I personally wouldn't go any higher as you begin to pay a premium for a few extra frames a second.

Windows 7 64bit recommended for this build especially if you are looking to game.
#23
how about you give me some details of the components of your friends computer you built before you say its not a good deal?
#24
jellyfox
not a good deal at all tbh. i recently just built my friend a computer for 350 including a monitor. all my items were from ebuyer and the motherboard had on board gfx as well as a quadcore amd at 3.0ghz. i suggest u check ebuyers motherboard bundles and add all the extras in separate and save a hell of a lot more cash if you have to build it yourself anyway

Ok can you provide a decent build consisting of a 2500k for cheaper ?
#25
jellyfox
not a good deal at all tbh. i recently just built my friend a computer for 350 including a monitor. all my items were from ebuyer and the motherboard had on board gfx as well as a quadcore amd at 3.0ghz. i suggest u check ebuyers motherboard bundles and add all the extras in separate and save a hell of a lot more cash if you have to build it yourself anyway
unlikely to be this spec, or anything near it.
It is a good price, super hot, not so sure.
#26
fishmaster
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


Should be good to go with this, building a PC is very very simple, in fact there's just about no skill involved in assembling one. If you can paint by numbers or put lego together you already have a degree in PC building.

To true these days, and most of the people working in IT have degrees in anything but IT.

Remembers the days of installing 64K on memory chips in banks on 9 on IBM system boards..............
#27
good deal
#28
The most difficult thing about building your own pc from scratch is the cross checking between different components to see what's compatible with what, as well as working out what's good value for money. In this case, the hard work is done.

Watch a video on Youtube of someone putting a pc together and you're as qualified to build one as the next guy. They're much simpler than you expect.

I would recommend this along with a GTX460 and you'll have a pretty strong PC for the price it is. Granted it's more than a console is currently, but games are considerably cheaper so it evens out over time. For me it has at least.
#29
jarkle
The most difficult thing about building your own pc from scratch is the cross checking between different components to see what's compatible with what, as well as working out what's good value for money. In this case, the hard work is done.


Use this guide and the job of cross checking is done for you (ignore $): Logical Increments PC Buying Guide
#30
Voted hot.
But it you are a novice at building your own system, join a forum ****/scan/novatech ect.
Members can help you build a pc which is right for you.
Then you can buy the component from who ever is the cheapest.
#31
Why cant o v e r c l o c k e r s be mentioned?
#32
Posting their own deals, I think.
1 Like #33
the z68 motherboards are coming out in a couple of weeks.. which is overclockable and has integrated graphics.. also ssd caching, so expect the p67's to come down in price as is being discontinued..
#34
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


Thermal paste comes with the CPU. A CPU cooler is a good idea if you're using the pc for intensive work- gaming, editing, photoshop, etc.
#35
jarkle
The most difficult thing about building your own pc from scratch is the cross checking between different components to see what's compatible with what, as well as working out what's good value for money. In this case, the hard work is done.

Watch a video on Youtube of someone putting a pc together and you're as qualified to build one as the next guy. They're much simpler than you expect.

I would recommend this along with a GTX460 and you'll have a pretty strong PC for the price it is. Granted it's more than a console is currently, but games are considerably cheaper so it evens out over time. For me it has at least.


You wouldn't have that problem with this PC as all the parts come as a pack directly from Scan. I can understand someone having that problem if he/she was to choose the parts themselves- 1156 chip with 1155 motherboard, etc.
#36
jellyfox
not a good deal at all tbh. i recently just built my friend a computer for 350 including a monitor. all my items were from ebuyer and the motherboard had on board gfx as well as a quadcore amd at 3.0ghz. i suggest u check ebuyers motherboard bundles and add all the extras in separate and save a hell of a lot more cash if you have to build it yourself anyway


Really want to see the specs on that rigplease.
#37
GR2
the z68 motherboards are coming out in a couple of weeks.. which is overclockable and has integrated graphics.. also ssd caching, so expect the p67's to come down in price as is being discontinued..


thanks mate, was considering building either now or very soon so you've convinced me to hang on for a little bit, P67 mobo's are expensive :(
#38
just snap a gts 450 (if your on a budget) or gtx 460 (if you got extra money) and this pc is good to go.

shame the mobo sucks
#39
L555BAT
Never built a PC. Apart from the graphics card what else is needed to build this?
Some thermal paste I assume? What else?


You'll need an operating system to install on it and some screwdrivers. And (IME) lots of patience connecting the wires from case buttons, LEDs, etc., to the motherboard.

Other than that things tend to connect up easily nowadays in a way that's almost impossible to get wrong. You might want a graphics card, but that can be added later (there'll be onboard graphics).
1 Like #40
cenderis
[quote=L555BAT] You might want a graphics card, but that can be added later (there'll be onboard graphics).

On the CPU, yes. With this mobo, no.
P67 don't enable onboard graphics.

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