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Scan Desktop deal of the day - I5 2500k, 4gb corsair ram, good combo, but needs graphics card. £449.99

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Hi Guys. This is my first post, so be gentle! Scan's deal of the day today is a combo that looks pretty tempting to me: BitFenix Survivor CORE, Black, Mid Tower Case with Handle w/o PSU … Read More
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Hi Guys. This is my first post, so be gentle!

Scan's deal of the day today is a combo that looks pretty tempting to me:


BitFenix Survivor CORE, Black, Mid Tower Case with Handle w/o PSU
600W Corsair CMPSU-600CXv2 Builder Series, 80 PLUS, 80% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Fan, Single 12V Rail

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz GPU 850Mhz 6MB Cache 95W Retail

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3, Intel P67 Express, S 1155, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1333, SATA 6Gb/s RAID, ATX

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

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

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



Two issues: No graphics card and you have to build it yourself. Fun challenge, or expensive pain in the backside?


What do you guys think? Worth a punt?

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#1
Saving £37.21 from what it would be normally. Good price IMO as I doubt you'll find retailers who can match Scans prices...

Good deal for people after a new rig IMO.
#2
You know, you could use the onboard graphics powered by the CPU, right? LOL

They're sure good components, but you'll also need a good monitor to go along with that keg of a graphics card you'll want to power this beast. Could end up costing £850 upwards in the end.

I don't know what it is, but whenever I see those branded components, they always impress me regardless the price. Hard one to judge this without Googling every component and doing the sums. If you can't be bothered to do all that however, it doesn't sound too bad a price for this.

Oh, and Scan's customer service and attitude sucks big time, but then so do most decent hardware retailers (cars, computers, DIY) for some reason!


Edited By: ShaunnyBwoy on Jun 08, 2011 16:12
#3
ShaunnyBwoy
You know, you could use the onboard graphics powered by the CPU, right? LOL

They're sure good components, but you'll also need a good monitor to go along with that keg of a graphics card you'll want to power this beast. Could end up costing £850 upwards in the end.

I don't know what it is, but whenever I see those branded components, they always impress me regardless the price. Hard one to judge this without Googling every component and doing the sums. If you can't be bothered to do all that however, it doesn't sound too bad a price for this.

Oh, and Scan's customer service and attitude sucks big time, but then so do most decent hardware retailers (cars, computers, DIY) for some reason!


P67 Chipset. Can overclock, but no access to the GPU. H67 can use the GPU, but can't overclock to the same amount.
#4
Fun challenge :)
#5
I'm looking for a new PC at the moment - never done anything more than add RAM, swap HDD etc before so not sure about building from scratch.
How does this compare with a HP Pavilion P6740 - I see Costco are going to have it discounted later this month - £420 with a 2 year warranty.
#6
rjabse
I'm looking for a new PC at the moment - never done anything more than add RAM, swap HDD etc before so not sure about building from scratch.
How does this compare with a HP Pavilion P6740 - I see Costco are going to have it discounted later this month - £420 with a 2 year warranty.


Watch a few Youtube videos beforehand and you'll be fine. Hardest part about assembling PC's used to be putting the heatsink on, but these days it's generally very simple (if a little fidgety at first).
The i5 2500k is a better CPU than the Athlon 64 X2 (assuming that's what it is?). Dual core vs Quad Core, faster and uses less power.
But other than that they are pretty similar builds... although whether the power supply has enough juice for a graphics card could be a problem. But don't forget the HP comes with Windows 7, whereas this one has no OS. Both have their pro's and con's!



Edited By: mamboboy on Jun 08, 2011 19:09
#7
mamboboy
rjabse
I'm looking for a new PC at the moment - never done anything more than add RAM, swap HDD etc before so not sure about building from scratch.
How does this compare with a HP Pavilion P6740 - I see Costco are going to have it discounted later this month - £420 with a 2 year warranty.

Watch a few Youtube videos beforehand and you'll be fine. Hardest part about assembling PC's used to be putting the heatsink on, but these days it's generally very simple (if a little fidgety at first).
The i5 2500k is a better CPU than the Athlon 64 X2 (assuming that's what it is?). Dual core vs Quad Core, faster and uses less power.
But other than that they are pretty similar builds... although whether the power supply has enough juice for a graphics card could be a problem. But don't forget the HP comes with Windows 7, whereas this one has no OS. Both have their pro's and con's!



amazon's description says the hp is a quad core:

HP P6740UK ATH II X4 640 4GB 1TB DVDR GT405 1GB W7HP64 LG099EAABU Desktops Desktops and Tower PC
#8
big_ndn
mamboboy
rjabse
I'm looking for a new PC at the moment - never done anything more than add RAM, swap HDD etc before so not sure about building from scratch.
How does this compare with a HP Pavilion P6740 - I see Costco are going to have it discounted later this month - £420 with a 2 year warranty.


Watch a few Youtube videos beforehand and you'll be fine. Hardest part about assembling PC's used to be putting the heatsink on, but these days it's generally very simple (if a little fidgety at first).
The i5 2500k is a better CPU than the Athlon 64 X2 (assuming that's what it is?). Dual core vs Quad Core, faster and uses less power.
But other than that they are pretty similar builds... although whether the power supply has enough juice for a graphics card could be a problem. But don't forget the HP comes with Windows 7, whereas this one has no OS. Both have their pro's and con's!




amazon's description says the hp is a quad core:

HP P6740UK ATH II X4 640 4GB 1TB DVDR GT405 1GB W7HP64 LG099EAABU Desktops Desktops and Tower PC


AMD's six core processors can't touch the i5-2500k in the vast majority of cases. This is a brilliant bundle aside from the case, given that it has very poor airflow from the reviews I've read. I keep seeing the deals and feel like asking Scan if I can replace that case with a Fractal Design R3 and pay the difference (I'm aware the Fractal's airflow is hardly stellar, but it's better than the bitfenix and much quieter).


Edited By: KitKatFox on Jun 08, 2011 23:22

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