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following yesterday's deal, here is the current scan deal, which is a higher spec one. i would be interested to read people's opinions on how good this deal is and what extras are required. i think you need a dvd drive and an operating system. the processors are the new sandybridge ones.


# Xclio A380Colour, Tower Black+Window & 25cm Front & 25cm Side 256colour LED Cooling Fans w/o PSU
# 650W Corsair HX Series, Modular, 80 PLUS Bronze, 85% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, 120mm Fan
# Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4 GHz, 8MB Cache, 95W, Retail
# Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel P67 Express, S 1155, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID
# 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM
# 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V
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#1
*Drools*
3 Likes #2
What is it - a fan heater?
1 Like #3
becareful about overclocking these news chips .. there is currently alot of chatter about them failing..

here is an example, but there are a few more if you google.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18227116&page=3

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18227516&page=2


Edited By: anh_duong on Jan 11, 2011 09:29: sp
#4
Graphics card? or am i being think?
#5
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


It's not obvious, but it's built into the CPU. Quite decent graphics too.
#6
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system
#7
GPU is integrated into the cpu on these. I wouldnt use it for gaming personally.

Obviously you can buy a graphics card seperately and install that.

Edited By: Creo on Jan 11, 2011 10:43
#8
Originally Posted by Gibbo
Hi there


Right guys myself and our technical guys have spent the entire weekend and this morning in discussions with Intel regarding the alarming amount of reports of Sandybridge CPU's dying and have been conducting our own testing as have Intel to find out what is a definite no no.


Sandybridge maximum safe voltages

Core Voltage - Not recommended too exceed 1.38v, doing so could kill the CPU, we therefor recommend a range of 1.325-1.350v if overclocking.
Memory Voltage - Intel recommend 1.50v plus/minus 5% which means upto 1.58v is the safe recommended limit. In our testing we have found 1.65v has caused no issues.
BCLK Base Clock - This is strictly a NO, anyone using base clock overclocking could/will cause damange to CPU/Mainboard. (Set manually to 100)
PLL Voltage - Do not exceed 1.9v!!



Processor - Basically we recommend customers not to exceed 1.35v to play it safe, all our bundles are set at 1.3250v or lower, any competitors offering bundles above 4.6GHz you should be enquiring as to what voltage they are using as we believe anything over 1.38v will limit CPU lifespan and anything over 1.42v will likely kill the CPU or severely limit its lifespan.

Memory - Intel recommend 1.50v plus/minus 5% which means 1.60v is the ideal safe maximum, but we have found in our testing all 1.65v memory is fine. We have also found most new 1.65v like Corsair XMS3 will run at its rated timings with just 1.50-1.55v which is well within Intel specifications. So people upgrading to Sandybridge you can still use your old DDR3, but we do recommend you run it at 1.60v or less. We are shipping most of our bundles which feature Corsair XMS at 1.50v-1.55v at rated timings. We've also discussed with Asus and MSI regarding voltages for memory and they also confirm in their testing 1.65v caused no issues with reliability.

Base Clock - To put it simple if you value the life of your components, do not overclock using base clock!

PLL Voltage - Again do not exceed 1.9v!


These are just guidelines we recommend you follow, if you want to push more voltage through your CPU's then just be aware they could die on you. Your warranty is un-affected and we will honor any CPU's that die, we just won't ask questions as to how you killed them.

Not all CPU's are as fragile as others, we have experimented upto 1.50v Vcore and 1.70v memory and had zero issues with reliability, so it seems some of fine when pushing hard.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=18190523#post18190523


don't shoot the messenger
#9
RokkaMan
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


It's not obvious, but it's built into the CPU. Quite decent graphics too.


Don't know what you class as quite decent, but theyre decidely underwhelming. Better than previous integrated graphics but nowhere near, all but the most basic dedicated graphics cards. Fine for browsing etc. but gaming? Pretty much forget it.

As someone already pointed out you can't use the graphics on this board anyway.

Personally I'd go for a H67 board and pick my own case, that 1 is hideous. You'd still save money over this anyway, and you get faster video transcoding, but no overclocking, who the hell needs it on this £260 chip anyway? It has practically no rivals, exept the 980X hexacore, which it beats in many tests
#10
Nobull
RokkaMan
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


It's not obvious, but it's built into the CPU. Quite decent graphics too.


Don't know what you class as quite decent, but theyre decidely underwhelming. Better than previous integrated graphics but nowhere near, all but the most basic dedicated graphics cards. Fine for browsing etc. but gaming? Pretty much forget it.

As someone already pointed out you can't use the graphics on this board anyway.

Personally I'd go for a H67 board and pick my own case, that 1 is hideous. You'd still save money over this anyway, and you get faster video transcoding, but no overclocking, who the hell needs it on this £260 chip anyway? It has practically no rivals, exept the 980X hexacore, which it beats in many tests


I have a GTX 480, I know what "decent" is. I'm basing it on the fact that the processors are getting 3dmark scores comparable to the latest integrated graphics from AMD and Nvidia, and are a massive jump from previous intel graphics. And no, you'll be able to game with the chip, just not on the same level as a dedicated card would.
banned 4 Likes #11
Lol, I love it when the nerds play "mines bigger than yours"
#12
SHOWMAN36
Lol, I love it when the nerds play "mines bigger than yours"

they aren't.. they are just talking about whether the onboard graphics is good or not.
#13
Hi i posted on the yesterdays deal as well but didnt get it in the end coswasnt too sure about the motherbaord.

obviously this is not a full system and is meant for an upgrade. i already got a 8800 GTX so not worried about GPU. but one thing i noticed about these systems rom Scan si there is no CPU cooling included. how can i make sure the one i got will provide enough cooling for this CPU? hypothetically speaking i jsut realised i got to pay professional subs this month so probably wont be spending a lot.
#14
The listing says it's a retail 2600K, so you'll get a heatsink with it.
#15
Great cpu and motherboard and will overclock amazingly but as above be careful about how much voltage you push through your shiny new chip!

Good spec psu but would't be enough for a high end dual gpu setup. Not an issue for most people but personally I would like the option in the future particularly with the other hardware.

New case would be a must for me! Even something like the new antec 100 or coolermaster cm 690 advanced II would be a massive improvement for fairly cheap.

No optical drive but just being picky.

Good storage hard disk.

Personally would go with the i5 2500k as it offers more value for money at the moment.
#16
oh ok thanks Dave

sorry havent slef built yet but been toying with the idea to upgrade my setup for a while now
#17
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system


The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.
#18
that case is absolutely beast!
#19
Damn this is nice. The case is hideous. I actually thought the Sandy bridge was developed for laptops. Wait wait for the Ivy bridge. Or wait until we can afford quantum computers.
#20
SHOWMAN36
Lol, I love it when the nerds play "mines bigger than yours"


Yes because name calling and bear baiting is so much more mature(!)
#21
SAVE4IT
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system


The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.


Very good for integrated graphics doesn't mean it's good compared to a stand alone GPU. If your getting an i7 you really need a GPU to match (ATI 5850, 6870, or Nvidia equivalent would go nicely, or better if you have the cash)

Edited By: martyn_3000 on Jan 12, 2011 16:28
#22
I recently went with a Dell Refurb with 1 year dell warranty for £515 delivered from a seller on EBay with good feedback, computer works well without problems and came with windows 7. None currently on EBay at the moment, worth holding out for one if you like the below specs.

Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core i7 Processor 860 (2.8GHz, 8MB)
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium,
1GB ATI 5670 Graphic Card
DVD RW drive
Keyboard + Mouse
#23
martyn_3000
SAVE4IT
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system


The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.


Very good for integrated graphics doesn't mean it's good compared to a stand alone GPU. If your getting an i7 you really need a GPU to match (ATI 5850, 6870, or Nvidia equivalent would go nicely, or better if you have the cash)


Yeah, I did a bit of an impulse buy with this :P Went with the graphics card for £107 that they had on offer too :) With free delivery from AVForums it worked out quite well
#24
paul.jacobs
I recently went with a Dell Refurb with 1 year dell warranty for £515 delivered from a seller on EBay with good feedback, computer works well without problems and came with windows 7. None currently on EBay at the moment, worth holding out for one if you like the below specs.

Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core i7 Processor 860 (2.8GHz, 8MB)
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium,
1GB ATI 5670 Graphic Card
DVD RW drive
Keyboard + Mouse


The new processors completely destroy the first generation i7's..
Read a review here
#25
Sure, they are faster, but I only had a budget of £500 the other week for a fully working computer with operating system.


Edited By: paul.jacobs on Jan 12, 2011 16:47
#26
The onboard graphics will never be any kind of comparison to a card based card, this is common sense
#27
P67 chipset so you can't use the integrated graphics. You need H67 chipset for that, which is pointless for this CPU as you can't overclock on H67.

Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 12, 2011 16:56
#28
Really bad.
#29
SAVE4IT
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system


The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.


Integrated graphics DON'T work on P67 chipset you need H67 and no one is going to buy a K rated sandybridge CPU and put it on H67 as H67 doesn't overclock. Intel have made a bizarre decision to put a GPU in a K rated CPU, because you'd buy one to overclock it yet you can't use the GPU and overclock as forementioned. If you bought this without a graphics card. then you need to buy one.

The OP should put a warning about this in the details I think.


Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 12, 2011 17:16
#30
But.....is this cheaper than buying the components individually?

Seems pretty decent except for the horrible case.
#31
I saw this case and i "jizzed in my pants"
#32
All those angry about the new chipsets, say aye (_;)

Pfft *grumble grumble*
#33
MBeeching
All those angry about the new chipsets, say aye (_;)

Pfft *grumble grumble*


The decisions by Intel regarding these new Sandybridge CPUs are totally bizarre. Having said that they perform very well and the onboard Quick Sync beats Nvidia's CUDA and AMD's offering which has slipped my mind at present.

Quick Sync transcoding/encoding >

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/9


Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 12, 2011 17:29
#34
fishmaster
SAVE4IT
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?


No GPU?? so not a complete system


The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.


Integrated graphics DON'T work on P67 chipset you need H67 and no one is going to buy a K rated sandybridge CPU and put it on H67 as H67 doesn't overclock. Intel have made a bizarre decision to put a GPU in a K rated CPU, because you'd buy one to overclock it yet you can't use the GPU and overclock as forementioned. If you bought this without a graphics card. then you need to buy one.

The OP should put a warning about this in the details I think.



yeah, I didn't realise that and thankfully also bought a graphics card from them too (see my previous posts)!
#35
stonebear
But.....is this cheaper than buying the components individually?

Seems pretty decent except for the horrible case.


I did a quick price check on the individual components, that was including the case and got to around £90 cheaper not including delivery from a bunch of companies.
#36
As this deal is no longer available I have marked it as expired.
#37
wins fugliest case award
#38
My honest advice is now these are out, grab yourself a bargain on the previous Gen. Which are known quantities, are cheaper than this, performance isnt that different (to warrant the higher tag).
banned#39
fishmaster
SAVE4IT
montana78
tighty
Graphics card? or am i being think?
No GPU?? so not a complete system
The integrated graphics card is meant to be very good. Can apparently run COD MW2.
Integrated graphics DON'T work on P67 chipset you need H67 and no one is going to buy a K rated sandybridge CPU and put it on H67 as H67 doesn't overclock. Intel have made a bizarre decision to put a GPU in a K rated CPU, because you'd buy one to overclock it yet you can't use the GPU and overclock as forementioned. If you bought this without a graphics card. then you need to buy one.The OP should put a warning about this in the details I think.

Actualy you can overclock the graphics on the H67 and the cpu speed on P67
#40
Why is this not expired??

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