MSI P45 Zilent + Zalman hsf motherboard combo £54.04 - HotUKDeals
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This offer was posted earlier this week at a higher price (still good price) and then was at a rock bottom price of 50 notes, but its on the homepage offer of £54.04 today!



CODE: LN23545
MSI P45 Zilent + Zalman H/S, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
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#1
Forgot to add free postage to those who are members of certain forums, otherwise postage will be extra (I think around £7)

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2852/zilent.jpg
1 Like #2
£57.99 Ex VAT
£66.69 Inc VAT


but on adding to basket comes up with correct price
#3
Am tempted as a spare also wanted to try the black ops x48 chipset but that uses DDR3.
#4
dontasciime
£57.99 Ex VAT
£66.69 Inc VAT


but on adding to basket comes up with correct price


You have to add it from the OP's link rather than the detailed descriptions link on the site. HTH:thumbsup:
#5
how do i get free delivery please
#6
linw
how do i get free delivery please


http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php:thumbsup:
#7
linw
how do i get free delivery please

Also at Hexus.
#8
Trouble with buying this is.... you keep spending more when you decide, oh I may as well get new RAM, new CPU, 2 new HDD to put in a Raid setup oh and wow my cooler on the VGA card is loud now lets replace the cooler. So now I need a new case and PSU and wow I have an old PC for someone! :)

Though my new build is now flying with Vista and not even changed the CPU yet! I expect its the new faster RAM.
#9
barijohn
Trouble with buying this is.... you keep spending more when you decide, oh I may as well get new RAM, new CPU, 2 new HDD to put in a Raid setup oh and wow my cooler on the VGA card is loud now lets replace the cooler. So now I need a new case and PSU and wow I have an old PC for someone.

You can say that about ANY deal for a PC component which makes your comment worthless. :roll:


barijohn
Though my new build is now flying with Vista and not even changed the CPU yet! I expect its the new faster RAM.

I very much doubt if the faster speed makes a difference. Did you increase the amount of RAM at the same time?
#10
barijohn
Trouble with buying this is.... you keep spending more when you decide, oh I may as well get new RAM, new CPU, 2 new HDD to put in a Raid setup oh and wow my cooler on the VGA card is loud now lets replace the cooler. So now I need a new case and PSU and wow I have an old PC for someone! :)


Welcome to the awesome world of upgraditis :D
#11
Hot
I just do not understand how price of the two items can be so low .Taking into account included, decent fan , the full cost of mobo equals the cheapest mATX boards on the market with much older chipset.

Obviously, I am aware of recent MSI's disasters withe regards to quality (the layout of the boards, rate of failure, as well as horrible bioses) but having this mobo myself , It seems over now and they are on a good way to get the reputation back.They used to be very good...
#12
7777777
Hot
I just do not understand how price of the two items can be so low .Taking into account included, decent fan , the full cost of mobo equals the cheapest mATX boards on the market with much older chipset.

Obviously, I am aware of recent MSI's disasters withe regards to quality (the layout of the boards, rate of failure, as well as horrible bioses) but having this mobo myself , It seems over now and they are on a good way to get the reputation back.They used to be very good...


with regards to horrible BIOS (which board) ????? 975x
#13
dontasciime
with regards to horrible BIOS (which board) ????? 975x


e,g, MSI K9N4 Ultra-F
#14
Agharta;6139726
I very much doubt if the faster speed makes a difference. Did you increase the amount of RAM at the same time?

Nope, though it is now 2x2gb at 800mhz instead of 4x1 at 533Mhx. Could just be the fresh install, but Vista has always taken an age to boot up this is a couple of mins quicker. Doubt it is the board so assumed the ram. It is a lot quieter using the Zalman cooling though even if it is not the best.
#15
7777777
e,g, MSI K9N4 Ultra-F


Just wondered I know my 975x PUE bios is rubbish always has been . fails to boot warm restart and various other troubles to do with memory they fixed one issue then broke 5 :)

There have been a further 2 bios'es to play with but ... I think I will just put up with the failings of the present BIOS as at least I know what to expect with it.
#16
Didn't last long at £50 so get in quick good spot btw
#17
I'm thinking about building my first pc. I don't really want a super computer but one that has a lot of space on the motherboard for upgrades when I feel the time is right - is this a good buy and price then?
#18
ruch182
I'm thinking about building my first pc. I don't really want a super computer but one that has a lot of space on the motherboard for upgrades when I feel the time is right - is this a good buy and price then?


YES great price and although the 775 socket is coming to end will still be supported for few years yet so upgrading to better cpu etc should become cheaper
#19
Amaaaazing price! HOT!

Do I read correctly when it says 5 3pin fan connectors?! I've never seen more than two on boards that cost less than £100...
#20
Super hot.

Unless you want to go for core i5/i7 with P55, this is brilliant.
#21
when i click on it, it says the price is £66 - anyone else getting that?
#22
Oh god, i went on to buy this and ended up buying new ram and a new hard drive as well. Bloody HUKD eats my wallet.
#23
ruch182
when i click on it, it says the price is £66 - anyone else getting that?


Use the link that the OP posted above and click on 'Buy' on that page. Don't go to the actual product page on the website as the price is £66 if you do.
#24
This expired days ago, what is going on with this deal? Was hot at the time, but the price is now £66 on today only page.
1 Like #25
decanay
This expired days ago, what is going on with this deal? Was hot at the time, but the price is now £66 on today only page.



See post by chancooluk above yours. It is from the 'homepage offers' link which I posted in the opening post. Click on that and click on the 'buy' button from that page. Still £54.04 :thumbsup:
#27
mith
See post by chancooluk above yours. It is from the 'homepage offers' link which I posted in the opening post. Click on that and click on the 'buy' button from that page. Still £54.04 :thumbsup:


Thanks for pointing it out, am interested at that price :thumbsup:
#28
what would be a good cpu-ram for this board ?
#29
so i'm a complete noob at pc parts - if i'm building a pc for the first time, which cpu would you guys suggest thats quite cheap? i want to be able to run games like fallout 3, but no need for crysis type graphics really. And what kinda budget should i be looking at excluding the monitor?
#30
Daft question time.

What benefit if any will I see over my current motherboard if I buy this.

The motherboard of my PC is a Dell (about 18 months old - from a Dell Vostro with a 2.2ghz E4500 processor).

The motherboard & CPU is the only original part of the machine (New graphics card / RAM / PSU / Case etc).
#31
Your Dell probably has a G31 foxconn motherboard and a locked down Bios so you can't overclock.

The MSI P45 is built for overclocking and this is where the extra performance will come form. At stock CPU speeds the difference in performance will be small. If you don't want the extra features or intend to overclock it's a pointless upgrade. The zalman cooler is quieter than a stock cooler and with enough performance to allow for overclocking.

I'm currently working my way towards a 3.4Ghz E6300 (normally 2.8Ghz) on this motherboard.
#32
ruch182
so i'm a complete noob at pc parts - if i'm building a pc for the first time, which cpu would you guys suggest thats quite cheap? i want to be able to run games like fallout 3, but no need for crysis type graphics really. And what kinda budget should i be looking at excluding the monitor?


E6300 CPU £57
4Gb RAM DDR2 5-5-5-18 1.8v £37
640GB WD blue £44
CD/DVD £18
Silverpower SS-500 PSU £48 (made by seasonic) - worked out perfectly with this board because I've just built one up yesterday. Perfect as in I wasn't missing any connectors which sometimes happens.
GPU - HD4830 / HD 4850 / HD 4870 depending on your budget. Faster is better up to £150 but above this you need to have a good reason ie high resolution display.
#33
Looks good...like the clear CMOS switch. How does this compare with something like the Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H? I'm building a media center that will be future proofed sufficiently to play .mkvs and whatever follows them over the next few years (don't need any gaming features whatsoever)
#34
yar800ka
Your Dell probably has a G31 foxconn motherboard and a locked down Bios so you can't overclock.

The MSI P45 is built for overclocking and this is where the extra performance will come form. At stock CPU speeds the difference in performance will be small. If you don't want the extra features or intend to overclock it's a pointless upgrade. The zalman cooler is quieter than a stock cooler and with enough performance to allow for overclocking.

I'm currently working my way towards a 3.4Ghz E6300 (normally 2.8Ghz) on this motherboard.


Cheers for that - Currently running with a Zalman fanmate to keep my CPU cooler quiet so perhaps overclocking aint my thing.
#35
yar800ka
E6300 CPU £57
4Gb RAM DDR2 5-5-5-18 1.8v £37
640GB WD blue £44
CD/DVD £18
Silverpower SS-500 PSU £48 (made by seasonic) - worked out perfectly with this board because I've just built one up yesterday. Perfect as in I wasn't missing any connectors which sometimes happens.
GPU - HD4830 / HD 4850 / HD 4870 depending on your budget. Faster is better up to £150 but above this you need to have a good reason ie high resolution display.


cheers for that, that's great help and sounds about right regarding the specs i'm after. only thing is do i need to fan/heat sinker to place on top of the cpu? or does it normally ship with it?
#36
ruch182
cheers for that, that's great help and sounds about right regarding the specs i'm after. only thing is do i need to fan/heat sinker to place on top of the cpu? or does it normally ship with it?


This motherboard comes with a Zalman CPU Heat Sink which is better than the stock ones that come with the CPUs. FYI All "Retail" Intel CPU's come with a Heat Sink, OEM CPU's don't.
#37
yar800ka
E6300 CPU £57
4Gb RAM DDR2 5-5-5-18 1.8v £37
640GB WD blue £44
CD/DVD £18
Silverpower SS-500 PSU £48 (made by seasonic) - worked out perfectly with this board because I've just built one up yesterday. Perfect as in I wasn't missing any connectors which sometimes happens.
GPU - HD4830 / HD 4850 / HD 4870 depending on your budget. Faster is better up to £150 but above this you need to have a good reason ie high resolution display.


also whereabouts did you find these prices?
#38
ruch182
also whereabouts did you find these prices?


Same place as this deal namely Scan computers. You can usually buy most of what you need off the today only pages. The PSU isn't on there at the moment but only ever drops to £45 from £48.

Building tip... make sure the CMOS reset button on the back of the board comes through the hole on the back plate. When I built mine it was very slightly out of alignment and the CMOS button was pressed in which gave the impression the board was dead. If you have any problems like this try build the PC outside the case resting on the cardboard box it came in before considering requesting an RMA.

Tip 2 .... install the plastic fan mounting thing me bob before you fix the motherboard in the case unless you have a posh case that has access to the back of the board.
#39
ssouthall6
Looks good...like the clear CMOS switch. How does this compare with something like the Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H? I'm building a media center that will be future proofed sufficiently to play .mkvs and whatever follows them over the next few years (don't need any gaming features whatsoever)


In my opinion the Gigabyte is streets ahead. AM3 socket and DDR3 so future proofed - socket 775 is on the way out very soon as is DDR2 - on the other hand it's £70 plus a cooler.
Get a Penom II X3 720 CPU (£80-£90), it's got an unlocked multiplier so just push the multiplier for dead easy overclocking. My 720 on the Gigabyte board is running with a 17.5 multiplier instead of the stock 14 multiplier and it's running at 3.5GHz with air cooling (Arctic freezer pro 64) and stock voltage.
#40
killie99
In my opinion the Gigabyte is streets ahead. AM3 socket and DDR3 so future proofed - socket 775 is on the way out very soon as is DDR2 - on the other hand it's £70 plus a cooler.
Get a Penom II X3 720 CPU (£80-£90), it's got an unlocked multiplier so just push the multiplier for dead easy overclocking. My 720 on the Gigabyte board is running with a 17.5 multiplier instead of the stock 14 multiplier and it's running at 3.5GHz with air cooling (Arctic freezer pro 64) and stock voltage.


Future proof : lol no such thing

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