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ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING Intel Z170 ATX + FREE 500W PSU £159.98 @ Novatech

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Upgrading my 2010 gaming PC from an Asus Sabertooth board and came across this deal. It's a decent board and not too many shops at all would throw in a free 500W PSU. Great price and has really bro…
peterissa71 Avatar2d, 21h agoFound 2 days, 21 hours ago10 Comments
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fishyswaz
RedRain
Anothe quick question this only has 3 fan case 4 pin my fans are 3 pin and i have more then 3 any tips

Fan splitters will do you - couple of quid each and you can use all your fans. 3 pin fans are fine to use on 4 pin (pwm) connectors.


​thanks bud
RedRain
Anothe quick question this only has 3 fan case 4 pin my fans are 3 pin and i have more then 3 any tips

Fan splitters will do you - couple of quid each and you can use all your fans. 3 pin fans are fine to use on 4 pin (pwm) connectors.

Edited By: fishyswaz on Dec 08, 2016 00:19
Anothe quick question this only has 3 fan case 4 pin my fans are 3 pin and i have more then 3 any tips
RedRain
Are the new intel chips compatable with this also waiting on zen hmmmm

Kabylake should be compatible with all Z170 boards if the manufacturers release updated bioses for them. They'd be daft not to, think most have plans for this.

Edited By: fishyswaz on Dec 07, 2016 21:30
Seems like a pretty good deal. Some reviews of the PSU would be helpful but it appears to be Bronze-rated, semi-modular, with two year warranty, Japanese capacitors and a 13.5cm 'Ultra Silent Fan', so hopefully whoever made it for them it's reliable and quiet.
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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 + Watch Dogs 2 Free £369.98 @ Novatech

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not the AMP edition but it's well under £400 for a 1070 Includes a download code for Watch Dogs 2 as per the NVidia promotion on 1070/1080 cards Full specs https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graph…
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BurkusCat
Leonintelex
simonbrown
Leonintelex

Yep, tell me about it. Was hoping for a good price on one of these but terrible so far. Very few decent deals the whole weekend, 2016 was much better for PC gamers.
Best I have found is the Pallit one - gonna give up soon and go for that if nothing else comes up.
How much is the Palit - £380? I guess there's the Gigabyte Windforce from laptops direct using the which? code. Should be £362 + delivery.
Yeah, though the Pallit Gamerock that is on offer is actually one of the fastest 1070's available (over 15% faster than the founders edition) which is what is swaying it for me, the blue looks horrible though. Just a shame it is not in the £300-£350 as that would warrant an instant purchase :)
Wow I just checked the factory stats on it, by default it is even faster than this Zotac card which is already really highly clocked! My system is red themed so I really wish they followed what everyone else is doing and just add RGB lights so you can choose your card colour.

Haha same here, the blue will just look stupid in my build... everything is black and red! My 970's are MSI ones so look great. But still for that level of performance ... very tempted
Leonintelex
simonbrown
Leonintelex

Yep, tell me about it. Was hoping for a good price on one of these but terrible so far. Very few decent deals the whole weekend, 2016 was much better for PC gamers.
Best I have found is the Pallit one - gonna give up soon and go for that if nothing else comes up.
How much is the Palit - £380? I guess there's the Gigabyte Windforce from laptops direct using the which? code. Should be £362 + delivery.
Yeah, though the Pallit Gamerock that is on offer is actually one of the fastest 1070's available (over 15% faster than the founders edition) which is what is swaying it for me, the blue looks horrible though. Just a shame it is not in the £300-£350 as that would warrant an instant purchase :)

Wow I just checked the factory stats on it, by default it is even faster than this Zotac card which is already really highly clocked! My system is red themed so I really wish they followed what everyone else is doing and just add RGB lights so you can choose your card colour.
simonbrown
Leonintelex

Yep, tell me about it. Was hoping for a good price on one of these but terrible so far. Very few decent deals the whole weekend, 2016 was much better for PC gamers.
Best I have found is the Pallit one - gonna give up soon and go for that if nothing else comes up.
How much is the Palit - £380? I guess there's the Gigabyte Windforce from laptops direct using the which? code. Should be £362 + delivery.

Yeah, though the Pallit Gamerock that is on offer is actually one of the fastest 1070's available (over 15% faster than the founders edition) which is what is swaying it for me, the blue looks horrible though. Just a shame it is not in the £300-£350 as that would warrant an instant purchase :)
Leonintelex

Yep, tell me about it. Was hoping for a good price on one of these but terrible so far. Very few decent deals the whole weekend, 2016 was much better for PC gamers.
Best I have found is the Pallit one - gonna give up soon and go for that if nothing else comes up.

How much is the Palit - £380? I guess there's the Gigabyte Windforce from laptops direct using the which? code. Should be £362 + delivery.

Edited By: simonbrown on Nov 28, 2016 17:02
simonbrown
Well the Cyber Monday 1070 deals have sucked, same with Black Friday.

Yep, tell me about it. Was hoping for a good price on one of these but terrible so far. Very few decent deals the whole weekend, 2016 was much better for PC gamers.

Best I have found is the Pallit one - gonna give up soon and go for that if nothing else comes up.
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6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 6700K 4.0GHz Socket LGA1151 (Skylake) Processor - Retail - Black Friday Promo - £299.99 @ Novatech

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Hurry there is only 1 left in stock for this offer. Usually priced at £327.97
TricolorChutoy Avatar2w, 23h agoFound 2 weeks, 23 hours ago1 Comment
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still £327.97 for me
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Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVME M.2 SSD £128.99 @ Novatech

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The only other place in the UK with a due stock date is scan.co.uk who are awaiting stock sometime in December. This is not only cheaper but should be dispatched next week according to their 22.11.16
JC2MULTIPLAYER000 Avatar3w, 22h agoFound 3 weeks, 22 hours ago8 Comments
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3 in stock now
just ordered one
hamzahuk
Thank god I havent ordered an SSD yet, looks like I know nothing about them. So the chance of me finding a high speed 1tb one for under £150 is gonna be non existent?
it's unlikely. The closest to your goal would be this http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/factory-recertified-crucial-m500-960gb-ssd-for-only-120-20-crucial-recertified-2539691
Thank god I havent ordered an SSD yet, looks like I know nothing about them. So the chance of me finding a high speed 1tb one for under £150 is gonna be non existent?
hamzahuk
Is there a big difference between...
Yes. The difference is huge because the SanDisk SSD you linked to is a SATA (AHCI) M.2 SSD and the Samsung SSD in this deal is a NVMe M.2 SSD.

The following benchmarks should give you some idea of the difference...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1814?vs=1710

https://vgy.me/jmAMv6.png

Edited By: aceuk on Nov 19, 2016 08:23: ...
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Samsung Polaris SSD 128GB M.2 2800MB/s Read 650MB/s Write £56.39 @ Novatech

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Seems very good for Me PCIE 3.0, M.2, NVME http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/ssdsolidstate/pciexpress/mzvlw256hehp-00000.html 256gb Version- 2800Mbs, 1100Mbs £94…
Tappers13 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago19 Comments
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Agharta
KiretoX
Or spend a bit more and get 960 Evo https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01M211K53/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_13?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF
if you want the 256GB, of course.
EUR 135,61 is not exactly a bit more but nearer twice the price due to weak pound.
double the price but double the capacity too
KiretoX
Or spend a bit more and get 960 Evo https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01M211K53/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_13?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF
if you want the 256GB, of course.
EUR 135,61 is not exactly a bit more but nearer twice the price due to weak pound.
vinayhr77
can i use this in MacBook Pro 13.3 (March 2015 model)


You cannot use any M.2 drive in any recent MacBook as those have proprietary hard drive connectors. There are cheap adapters for 2280 NGFF drives for the 2010/2011 MacBook Airs, however anything later, including the retina MacBook (Pro) uses a special PCIe drive unique to Apple with no adapter yet available as far as I know. Your only option is eBay for drives extracted from other MacBooks or very expensive new drives from OWC or Transcend.
This is or high end conventional ssd drive?
can i use this in MacBook Pro 13.3 (March 2015 model)
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MSI Radeon RX 470 GAMING X 4GB £179.99 @ Novatech

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254MHz Boost, 6700MHz 256-bit Memory, 2048 Stream Processors, DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, 2 x DPort, Length 276mm, 3 Year Warranty Top cashback £5.60 It actually performs very well comparing to RX 480 4GB…
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morfinel
Who remember this? I'm sure at one point reference RX480 8GB was £199 https://s10.postimg.org/4mv1zp6nd/Untitled.png
i think overclockers are a bit scummy the way they up there prices every hour, silly silly prices would never buy from them
The_Hoff
Nate1492
Panda221
I'd pick a 970 over this, some deals out there new at the same price.
I'd take the 1060 3gb over both of these. The memory management is absolutely great on the NVIDIA cards and 3gb is plenty at 1080p.
Yeah, absolutely plenty... definitely no downsampling of textures owing to insufficient VRAM at 1080p.http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30c8333aef195a3b1b30c440117e4a4090eb2ab37c358f423ff2bc4afd930ff0.png?w=800&h=332
How are those Nvidia shares doing post Brexit Nate?

Got anything constructive, or baseless insults the only thing you are going to add to this discussion?

I am a video card enthusiast, that's all. I would read up on what you are suggesting, if you had a link that describe the issue and what graphics settings were involved.
morfinel
Nate1492
Panda221
I'd pick a 970 over this, some deals out there new at the same price.
I'd take the 1060 3gb over both of these. The memory management is absolutely great on the NVIDIA cards and 3gb is plenty at 1080p.
I would spend extra £20 and get 6GB. 3GB is not future proof.

Nate likes to spread Green on all AMD threads, you'll get used to him. He's sort of the Loughborough Guy of the computing space for HUKD.

Edited By: The_Hoff on Oct 26, 2016 20:03: ä
Nate1492
Panda221
I'd pick a 970 over this, some deals out there new at the same price.
I'd take the 1060 3gb over both of these. The memory management is absolutely great on the NVIDIA cards and 3gb is plenty at 1080p.

Yeah, absolutely plenty... definitely no downsampling of textures owing to insufficient VRAM at 1080p.

http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30c8333aef195a3b1b30c440117e4a4090eb2ab37c358f423ff2bc4afd930ff0.png?w=800&h=332

How are those Nvidia shares doing post Brexit Nate?
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Novatech - Pockit HD NPI28 £139.99 delivered

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This is a lot of computer. A desktop PC in the palm of your hand The Pockit HD NPI2 is small, fast, energy efficient and powerful. Featuring a dual-core Intel® Celeron® processor, fast SSD hard…
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This type of low power nettop is ideally suited to HTPC (has built in acceleration for H.264, HEVC, VP9 up to 4K resolution). LibreELEC runs great on low power systems like this. However the 240GB SSD is overkill for LibreELEC so you may be better off with the barebones version.

If you are using it as a daily Windows machine, you'll find it pretty sluggish for a lot of things. Fine for browsing and email.
ok ta
jimunix
Unlikely perhaps but is it fanless (silent) ?
If you follow the link to Novatech, it states in the description:
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Fanless design
Enjoy near-silent operation thanks to the fanless chassis design.
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I'd say yes, it is fanless :)
The celeron N3060 isn't exactly stellar, 975 on cpu benchmark.

Atom x5 and x7 are twice as fast.
Unlikely perhaps but is it fanless (silent) ?
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Buffalo MiniStation HD-PNFU3 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive £21.65 @ Novatech

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Looks a decent price for 2TB. Price comes to £21.65 with shipping added. Buffalo's MiniStation™ Safe (HD-PNFU3 series) is a slim, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, portable hard drive that comes in a patented sh…
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Still no refund to PayPal?
Dave_dave69
No refund for me yet from Novatech. Although I did get the email cancelling my order more than 24 hours ago.

How weird - 30 mins after posting this - I receive an email from paypal confirming refund made :)
Technoworld refund just arrived as well. All is right in the world again :)
No refund for me yet from Novatech. Although I did get the email cancelling my order more than 24 hours ago.

Edited By: Dave_dave69 on Oct 06, 2016 15:32
RyanBest
HankHandsome
reddit
Had my refund to PayPal yesterday afternoon.
lucky you .. still haven't got mine yet. i suppose they're doing it based on time of order maybe ?
they might forget to refund you

My Novatech refund has literally just appeared in Paypal funnily enough. Just waiting for the Techworld one but they said that would likely be a day or two
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Samsung M.2 PM961 256GB SSD £77.99 Novatech / Amazon £89.99

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Pretty cheap deal, nearest price I could find was £89.99 on amazon. Novatech are reliable for anyone with doubts. SSD has read speed : 2800MB/s write speed : 1100MB/s
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Minined
Q-Tec
It doesn't seem to make sense with Samsung Magician telling me the 950 Pro is massively better than the PM961 and the story flipped with Crystal.
Not sure what you mean, your Samsung benchmark figures for the PM961 are all higher than the 950's.
Bench marks using Samsung Magician say the 950 is faster than the 961.
Bench marks using Crystal Disk show completely the opposite?!

According to your Samsung Magician screenshots the 961 has a sequential read speed of 3399MB/s and the 950 does only 1871MB/s. That's not showing the 950 as faster.
Minined
Q-Tec
It doesn't seem to make sense with Samsung Magician telling me the 950 Pro is massively better than the PM961 and the story flipped with Crystal.
Not sure what you mean, your Samsung benchmark figures for the PM961 are all higher than the 950's.

Bench marks using Samsung Magician say the 950 is faster than the 961.

Bench marks using Crystal Disk show completely the opposite?!
Q-Tec
It doesn't seem to make sense with Samsung Magician telling me the 950 Pro is massively better than the PM961 and the story flipped with Crystal.

Not sure what you mean, your Samsung benchmark figures for the PM961 are all higher than the 950's.
I've bought one of these and installed it as a 2nd M.2 to my boot of a Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVME drive - but the benchmarks I've taken don't add up! The 950 Pro should be the faster drive and if I run the Samsung Magician software it says it is - but Crystal Disk Mark reverses the situation and shows the PM961 as the faster drive!

Samsung PM961 M.2
http://i.imgur.com/zj66TI0.png

Samsung 950 Pro M.2
http://i.imgur.com/uPZp0PV.png

It doesn't seem to make sense with Samsung Magician telling me the 950 Pro is massively better than the PM961 and the story flipped with Crystal.

Just for giggles, I removed the 950 Pro and replaced it with the PM961 and installed W10 from USB. It booted into Windows from a cold start in under 20 seconds, including BIOS loading etc. Despite what the Samsung Magician software says, in a real world test the PM961 seems to be very capable - I just wish it had a larger capacity!



Edited By: Q-Tec on Oct 16, 2016 00:55: speeeling
Would this work in a macbook pro retina 2015?
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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 8GB £379.99 @ Novatech

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Zotac GTX 1070 8GB Icestorm Custom Cooler Design. Free Delivery from Novatech, also comes with 5 year warranty. Best priced GTX 1070 custom AIB so far. Also comes with Free Gears of War 4 with…
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I saw this deal a while ago but was reluctant to buy a model of card that isn't even mentioned on the official Zotac website. I have no problems with Novatech or Zotac, but it just left me unsure. I contacted Novatech but they couldn't explain why it wasn't listed as a model from Zotac either.
Fair play guys nice deals it really depends on what your looking for the prices are gradually going down though. For me I'm going to wait until CES 2017 to see if the 1080ti comes out cos if the rumoured spec of GDDR5 running on the 1070 is to go by. Performance of the 1080ti using that memory should not hamper it in any way as has a higher memory bandwidth than the 1080
Palit Gamerock is £375 on scan
Thought it was the AMP! Extreme at first... Still not that bad of a deal.
NitrousX123
Each to their own I guess, I challenge anyone to find a better price for the GTX 1070. Unless everyone here is waiting for the 1070's to drop to or below the £350 mark

The cheapest one you can get is this one, which I think was actually £350 the other day...
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kfa2-geforce-gtx-1070-reference-blower-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-70nsh6dhk6vk-gx-090-kf.html

I got my Palit Dual from Aria for £364 on a daily offer, but we're not allowed to post their deals here.

If you're only running 1080p then a 1060 for £180 is plenty... 1070s are only needed for 4k gaming... and as no card can do [email protected] there's no need to pay more than a 1070 :)

The cooler is only needed for overlocking the card, but nvidia have set a cap on the voltage anyway so theres not much point in paying for a better cooler because you can't OC the cards that much to stop you reaching 1080 speeds...


Edited By: metronome on Sep 21, 2016 09:10
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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ 8GB GDDR5 | 11260-07-20G | Novatech £249.98 (preorder)

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not really a deal but they have stock as of tomorrow. I ordered just now as been waiting a while to buy. upgrading from a 6870 so should see a small difference...
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For the same price, the 1060 beats the 480 in the majority of games. In the few DX12/Vulkan titles the 480 only beats the 1060 by the slightest of margins. All the while the 480 uses more power than the 1060 (150W vs 120W).

For me the 480 needs to be priced around (max) £200 for the 8GB card for it to be considered instead of the 1060. At this price it's going into the 1060 range so it's a no brainer which card to go for.
biggiep
I just don't think the 480 has the overall horsepower to need more than 4GB.
It's about as fast as the Nvidia 780 Ti, for which 3GB was enough at launch, but isn't always enough anymore.

I agree that with today's games, 4GB is enough, even on AMD cards.

But I'm not sure that it'll be enough throughout 2017, and for me, a £200+ graphics card shouldn't be hitting that limit a year later.

It's worth noting that simple FPS aggregates don't necessarily show the stuttering produced by VRAM thrashing. And it's also worth noting that AMD cards don't manage their memory quite as efficiently as Nvidia cards. In the ~£150 range, the 4GB 480 is a killer card, but perhaps doesn't have the legs to justify ~£200+.

Based on AMD's announcement, the 8GB 480 should be US$30 more than the 4GB 480, so we should have had £200 8GB 480s following that wonderful £174 debut for the 4GB card. Hopefully they're still incoming, but at least we've got the £230 6GB 1060 for now.

And just skip the 3GB 1060 until it's priced to compete with (or replace) the 950. ;)
Aretak
biggiep
I just don't think the 480 has the overall horsepower to need more than 4GB.
This line of thinking doesn't and never has made any sense. Turning up the texture setting in a game has essentially zero impact on performance as long as you have the VRAM to handle it. There are many games which can now use well over 4GB VRAM even at 1080p, and the fact is that you're going to need to bump the texture setting down a notch or two on a 4GB card. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst for example, with it's 'Hyper' texture setting is something that's out of reach of a 4GB card, yet an 8GB model could run it at the exact same settings, but with the higher quality textures too and see the same performance, but with better visual quality. Doom is another game with a higher quality setting ('Nightmare') that isn't even offered to people with <6GB VRAM, despite the fact that a 480 would run it on those settings perfectly at 1080/60.
Not to mention the fact that whilst you may be able to overclock the memory to match a stock 8GB model, you can overclock the 8GB card too, restoring the 1GHz clock speed advantage and further increasing memory bandwidth and performance. The 8GB models use chips rated for 8GHz in the first place, whilst the 4GB models have chips rated for 7GHz. You're never going to be able to overclock them enough to match the better binned ones overclock versus overclock.
Whether this is worth another £50 to you or not is something to decide for yourself, but there absolutely are benefits to the 8GB model, and to suggest otherwise is a tiny bit delusional.

But all the reviews I've read state that even when the VRAM used is over 4gb it doesn't impact the fps in a huge way, not to the tune of £60 in my eyes. Of course you need grunt of the card too, the amount of VRAM is not the be all and end all, not at 1080p which is what you'd realistically be buying this card for, don't believe the marketing hype. I'm pretty sure the hypertexture thing in Mirrors Edge has been smoothed out now so cards with less VRAM don't suffer that much.

But that's why we have choice so you can read your own reviews and draw your own conclusions but what I will say is this if you are expecting the 8gb to perform considerably better than the 4gb you'll be sadly disappointed.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-amd-radeon-rx-480-4gb-vs-8gb-review - "However, in the vast majority of scenarios, you're looking at only a one to four percent advantage by investing in the more expensive card."
I'm upgrading from a pretty dated card, I know it's not a hot deal, but I'm future proofing my graphics for another 3 years hopefully. I only play at 1080p but wouldn't mind a shot at the VR stuff down the line. Plus in 3 years I can crossfire/sli if I need too. Time will tell whether the expense was worth it.
biggiep
I just don't think the 480 has the overall horsepower to need more than 4GB.
This line of thinking doesn't and never has made any sense. Turning up the texture setting in a game has essentially zero impact on performance as long as you have the VRAM to handle it. There are many games which can now use well over 4GB VRAM even at 1080p, and the fact is that you're going to need to bump the texture setting down a notch or two on a 4GB card. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst for example, with it's 'Hyper' texture setting is something that's out of reach of a 4GB card, yet an 8GB model could run it at the exact same settings, but with the higher quality textures too and see the same performance, but with better visual quality. Doom is another game with a higher quality setting ('Nightmare') that isn't even offered to people with <6GB VRAM, despite the fact that a 480 would run it on those settings perfectly at 1080/60.

Not to mention the fact that whilst you may be able to overclock the memory to match a stock 8GB model, you can overclock the 8GB card too, restoring the 1GHz clock speed advantage and further increasing memory bandwidth and performance. The 8GB models use chips rated for 8GHz in the first place, whilst the 4GB models have chips rated for 7GHz. You're never going to be able to overclock them enough to match the better binned ones overclock versus overclock.

Whether this is worth another £50 to you or not is something to decide for yourself, but there absolutely are benefits to the 8GB model, and to suggest otherwise is a tiny bit delusional.
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AMD Fx-6300 and Adata 120GB SP550 Bundle £89.99 @ Novatech

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considering the processor is this price on amazon as it is, a 120GB SSD thrown in seems quite good. SSD has Read/write of 560MBs/410MBs Bought from Novatech before, they're a UK based Company, and
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Not for me but a quick check on amazon says the ssd is basically free. So voted hot.
Spark
Rhythmeister
Spark
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Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.
No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.
​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)
Doom is a Vulkan game. Try The Witcher 3 or GTA V and see how far you get.
GTA V certainly doesn't like it as much! It still whoops the **** off it on the XBone anyway so I'm happy :)
Rhythmeister
Spark
crstanley84
Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.
No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.
​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)

Doom is a Vulkan game. Try The Witcher 3 or GTA V and see how far you get.
A great processor and very overclockable, but also getting old (released 2012). As much as it pains me to say it, from my experience a newer gen i3 would be a better investment and would be less of a bottleneck on a high-end graphics card (e.g 980ti/1070/1080). I really do miss using this processor!

On Novatech however, their customer service seems to have dropped in the past few years, for me anyway.

Edited By: CHAOSEN3 on Aug 01, 2016 11:39
Spark
crstanley84
Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.

No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.


​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)

Edited By: Rhythmeister on Aug 01, 2016 01:33: Adding information
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z170 motherboard £109.99 @ Novatech

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Guys let me know what you think of this z170 gaming motherboard seems like a good deal. Let me know what you think of the board.
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hukd_addict
If u haven't got the 1070 yet get the asus strix


Yeah I looked at that version but it was quite a lot more expensive as I got a good deal on this version what would the benefits be please? I was also looking at the Evga model just not sure what the differences are as I thought all 1070s would be same bar like oc models? :)
If u haven't got the 1070 yet get the asus strix
Thanks a lot for all the information much appreciated! :)
Yeah that 1070 is gonna smash 1080p gaming for some time to come.

The cooler I use is a Noctua D9L which isn't actually the best performing cooler out there but still keeps my 4.6Ghz 6600k under 75 degrees, and is compact so won't interfere with RAM which could be a concern if you're getting sticks with tall heatspreaders. I got it because I was originally going to house the system in a smaller case, so I should really have got the larger D14 or D15. Noctua coolers are easy to fit, perform well with low temps and noise, and are well packaged with good warranty. Cheaper alternatives might be the Cooler Master 212 Evo, which is supposed to be quite popular, or the Cryorig H7.

The Corsair 200r will take a cooler with a maximum height of 165mm, so any of those mentioned above should fit just fine. Though keep the side fan mounts in mind, if you want extra fans there then you might want to go for a shorter cooler.
Ah that's not a problem I'm not going to be be doing much over 1080p gaming tbh but wanna have setting in high/ultra :)

Thanks for that! And also if you don't mind me asking I'm going to be putting this all in the corsair 200r case and I'm looking for a good/quite cpu cooler what is it you use for your 6600k? And one that will fit in my case :)
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ASUS PRO GAMING Intel Z170 ATX Motherboard + 120GB V300 SSD + Doom £129.98 @ Novatech

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cheapest i could find this mobo for is 120, so well worth the extra 10. Mobo is pretty good too
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Is this site legit
ItsPongu
Motherboard is worth more, Doom is worth ~£30 but the SSD is only worth around £20-30, and unless you're an enthusiast, a much cheaper motherboard would be adequate, currently the cheapest LGA1151 boards are £45.


​This is a Z170 board mate. The other cheaper boards do not overclock.
shez786
an msata drive would of been better


​Along with a free case, psu, ram, os, and 4k screen too right?
I'd of bitten if they'd swap out the SSD/Doom for some DDR4.
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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Intel Z170 + Doom + 240GB Kingston V300 SSD £189.98 novatech

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cheapest i could find this board for was £177. Really good board with essentially everything you'd ever need for the z170 chipset. Doom is around £27 and the 240GB SSD is going for £55, so essentially…
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A bit late but...SSD is no longer included. The promotion has finished.
Have the 120GB version of the SSD and can confirm its pretty crap, access times are obviously still better than a mechanical drive but the transfer speeds are hardly any better, Kingston changed the design of them drastically to save money once benchmark results of the initial production run came out, so the benchmarks don't represent the SSD you'll actually receive.
Excellent motherboard, best value for what you get IF you need some of the more premium features.
Good deal. Great motherboard. Heat.
derekhey
no longer available


​they restocked
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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Intel Z170 with 250GB Hynix SSD £179.99 @ Novatech

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cheapest i could find this mobo for is 165, so if you're looking to build a pc this should essentially shed about 30 off the overall price
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Spark
Msi Gaming pro z170 motherboards are cheaper than most and are extremely good, have one myself, of course if you can get free RAM or SSD here then this is better, but for those who want an alternative to the mboard, I highly recommend MSI's z170 series
Agreed. I have the gaming m5 board and have no complaints about it so far, unlike the piece of crap Asus ROG board that it replaced. I hated that thing.
Yeah ASUS stuff has been getting progressively worse for a while now. Gigabyte and MSI have definitely overtaken them, with even ASRock nipping at their heels.
The real issue that I took with the ROG board is that it always just assumed that it was smarter than I was. The included overclocking software was absolutely dreadful but the board was clearly designed around that software rather than allowing experienced and professional users to manually tweak settings themselves.
MSI's tuning stuff is the best I've experienced on Haswell at least. I don't have a Skylake build so can't really comment on any Z170 stuff. But of the three different Z97 boards I've had the MSI one was the best.

My board is z170 but I have the non-K 6600 so I haven't really done any tuning yet since any bottlenecking in games has probably come from my 970 rather than the CPU. I may need to look into it when my new 1080 arrives though.
Spark
Msi Gaming pro z170 motherboards are cheaper than most and are extremely good, have one myself, of course if you can get free RAM or SSD here then this is better, but for those who want an alternative to the mboard, I highly recommend MSI's z170 series
Agreed. I have the gaming m5 board and have no complaints about it so far, unlike the piece of crap Asus ROG board that it replaced. I hated that thing.
Yeah ASUS stuff has been getting progressively worse for a while now. Gigabyte and MSI have definitely overtaken them, with even ASRock nipping at their heels.
The real issue that I took with the ROG board is that it always just assumed that it was smarter than I was. The included overclocking software was absolutely dreadful but the board was clearly designed around that software rather than allowing experienced and professional users to manually tweak settings themselves.


MSI's tuning stuff is the best I've experienced on Haswell at least. I don't have a Skylake build so can't really comment on any Z170 stuff. But of the three different Z97 boards I've had the MSI one was the best.
Spark
Msi Gaming pro z170 motherboards are cheaper than most and are extremely good, have one myself, of course if you can get free RAM or SSD here then this is better, but for those who want an alternative to the mboard, I highly recommend MSI's z170 series
Agreed. I have the gaming m5 board and have no complaints about it so far, unlike the piece of crap Asus ROG board that it replaced. I hated that thing.
Yeah ASUS stuff has been getting progressively worse for a while now. Gigabyte and MSI have definitely overtaken them, with even ASRock nipping at their heels.

The real issue that I took with the ROG board is that it always just assumed that it was smarter than I was. The included overclocking software was absolutely dreadful but the board was clearly designed around that software rather than allowing experienced and professional users to manually tweak settings themselves.

Edited By: Spark on Jun 08, 2016 07:08
I suggest staying away from GIGABYTE's motherboards - I've had a couple of them, all either arrived broken, or broke within the first week of use. I had to return gigabyte gaming 5 three times, before I finally got a refund, and bought Asus Sabertooth Mark S. Definitely worth the 30 quid more or so.
Spark
Msi Gaming pro z170 motherboards are cheaper than most and are extremely good, have one myself, of course if you can get free RAM or SSD here then this is better, but for those who want an alternative to the mboard, I highly recommend MSI's z170 series

Agreed. I have the gaming m5 board and have no complaints about it so far, unlike the piece of crap Asus ROG board that it replaced. I hated that thing.


Yeah ASUS stuff has been getting progressively worse for a while now. Gigabyte and MSI have definitely overtaken them, with even ASRock nipping at their heels.
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Gigabyte G1.SNIPER B6 Intel B85 (Socket 1150) Motherboard £50.64 @ Novatech

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Came across this Gigabyte chipset down to just £50. Same board is £80+ from other retailers. To avoid a £2.39 shipping fee just add something cheap to make order £50 or more and you will get FREE d…
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Gender changer! Bit extreme just to get free postage! oh well hope its not too sore for too long!http://golekwik.tk/35/o.png
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is good..a gender changer
OOS
its great!
Gender changer! Bit extreme just to get free postage! oh well hope its not too sore for too long!

X)
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Cooler Master GM Series G650M Semi Modular Power Supply £52.38 delivered @ Novatech

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You'll need to select "Economy delivery" at the checkout as it auto applies Next day at £5.99. It's a semi modular PSU, which can be handy if working with limited space and can't quite afford the stre…
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made by cwt for cooler master, would'nt touch it myself but johnnyguru gave 8.3http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=430
Considering that alternatives which are significantly better, such as the Evga 550w/650w g2, are much more expensive, then for someone on a budget these are very good. It's also better than other common budget psus like the Evga 600/500b or Corsair 600/500M.
Have the 550W model as a backup PSU. Always seemed fine when I've used it.
very good psu. had mine about a year. steady, constant output. very good value and almost silent.
made by cwt for cooler master, would'nt touch it myself but johnnyguru gave 8.3
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=430
http://images.novatech.co.uk/coolermaster-rs650-amaab1-uk_extra2.jpg
http://images.novatech.co.uk/coolermaster-rs650-amaab1-uk_extra3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wyJJfNn.png


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MSI Z170 Tomahawk Motherboard + 120GB SSD Bundle - £109.99 Delivered @ Novatech

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Spotted this on their 'deal' page when buying that cheap SK SSD. Another good SSD & motherboard deal. If you don't want the SSD you'll probably get &lt;£30 for it on eBay so the board will be £80 i…
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There's no need for calling people names because you think you know better.
The irony being of course that he doesn't know better. He doesn't even come close.
I haven't called anyone names personally here. It was a general term.
You're quite correct; not anyone personally, just ANYONE that buys this deal. You've made yourself sound like a prize pr**k. Congrats.
That's your opinion which is none of my business. I never used any swear words, so you've done yourself a disservice there.
To be fair though, you did say "anyone".
I think we've done this conversation to death, haven't we. I make no apologies for being me. I exaggerated for effect. I believe you should use an M.2 NVMe SSD with this motherboard and the combo of SATA SSD is daft but you can use it on this board or better still use it elsewhere.
What benefit is an M2 SSD honestly going to offer in games. Apart from the occasional open world title (GTA, Bethesda RPG's etc) most games barely make any use of standard SSD's as it is.
http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_950_pro_m2_ssd_review

That doesn't really explain why it would be needed for games.

Would it get you -1s faster load times in Skyrim? Probably.

Does anybody really need that? Probably not.

There's no need for calling people names because you think you know better.
The irony being of course that he doesn't know better. He doesn't even come close.
I haven't called anyone names personally here. It was a general term.
You're quite correct; not anyone personally, just ANYONE that buys this deal. You've made yourself sound like a prize pr**k. Congrats.
That's your opinion which is none of my business. I never used any swear words, so you've done yourself a disservice there.
To be fair though, you did say "anyone".
I think we've done this conversation to death, haven't we. I make no apologies for being me. I exaggerated for effect. I believe you should use an M.2 NVMe SSD with this motherboard and the combo of SATA SSD is daft but you can use it on this board or better still use it elsewhere.
What benefit is an M2 SSD honestly going to offer in games. Apart from the occasional open world title (GTA, Bethesda RPG's etc) most games barely make any use of standard SSD's as it is.

http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_950_pro_m2_ssd_review

There's no need for calling people names because you think you know better.
The irony being of course that he doesn't know better. He doesn't even come close.
I haven't called anyone names personally here. It was a general term.
You're quite correct; not anyone personally, just ANYONE that buys this deal. You've made yourself sound like a prize pr**k. Congrats.
That's your opinion which is none of my business. I never used any swear words, so you've done yourself a disservice there.
To be fair though, you did say "anyone".
I think we've done this conversation to death, haven't we. I make no apologies for being me. I exaggerated for effect. I believe you should use an M.2 NVMe SSD with this motherboard and the combo of SATA SSD is daft but you can use it on this board or better still use it elsewhere.

What benefit is an M2 SSD honestly going to offer in games. Apart from the occasional open world title (GTA, Bethesda RPG's etc) most games barely make any use of standard SSD's as it is.
fishmaster
I make no apologies for being me.
To be fair, that does sound like something a sociopath might say.

I'm an armchair psychologist as well funnily enough but it's my day off today :)
fishmaster
I make no apologies for being me.

To be fair, that does sound like something a sociopath might say.
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ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) ATX Motherboard £129.98 @ Novatech

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great deal being that DOOM only came out yesterday.
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It had a 20 off mail in rebate / cashback from Mar18-Apr18
personally that's worth more to me than doom, which I'm willing to wait for until it goes down in price
Insider9
It's probably worth pointing out this comes with a:
120GB Kingston V300 SSD
Doom (digital key)
However you look at it I'm sure you can get at least £40 back selling both of the above. That puts it at £90 so not a bad deal for a Z170 Asus board. Unfortunately, newegg reviews are not the best so I'd personally stay clear of that one which is surprising as I've never had an issue with Asus mobo. Nevertheless hot for the price. Thanks for sharing

I don't think anyone is listening lol.
Shame its not the z170a, im getting another one of those.
I've got this motherboard and it has been spot on. no issues.
Great motherboard no doubt about that. Not sure about the price though currently £119.98 on Amazon.