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Acer Predator 28" 4k monitor £399.98 @ Scan

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Seems cheap for entry level 4k monitor
danielrodgers161 Avatar1d, 14h agoFound 1 day, 14 hours ago6 Comments
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sign up to the hexus forms and make 20 posts (includes comments on hexus news articles) with the same account as you have on scan and you get free delivery with scan.[url=http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/353177-scan2hexus-free-delivery-information.html]http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/353177-scan2hexus-free-delivery-information.html
I know that but most people don't. It should still state for non-members that it £411.48 including delivery.

Edited By: Suztera on Apr 26, 2017 10:39
Suztera
It's £411.48 when accounting for postage, which will be the same price as Amazon UK.
sign up to the hexus forms and make 20 posts (includes comments on hexus news articles) with the same account as you have on scan and you get free delivery with scan.

http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/353177-scan2hexus-free-delivery-information.html

N3lson
Ok, so the Predator has G-sync, but almost double the price is a ridiculous premium.

Thats the nvidia tax in full effect.



Edited By: poison3k on Apr 26, 2017 09:39
For an entry level 4k (28" 60Hz TN panel) it's pretty damn expensive.

Acer RT280K, also 4k 28" 60Hz TN panel, from Scan £225
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/28-acer-rt280k-4k2k-freesync-monitor-3840x2160-1ms-300cd-m-100m1-dp-hdmi-dvi

Ok, so the Predator has G-sync, but almost double the price is a ridiculous premium.
Maybe put a bit more in the description. It's 60Hz but supports gsync so this isn't entry level. Actual entry level 28" 4K TN 60Hz monitors come in 100 pounds cheaper. That'll be why you've got cold votes.
It's £411.48 when accounting for postage, which will be the same price as Amazon UK.
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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB NITRO+ Graphics Card £254.99 @ Scan

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£267.98 on amazon so this is a deal for now as a pre-order. SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Series Designed from the ground up, we've crammed in everything you need to truly maximize your gaming experience. The… Read More
£267.98 on amazon so this is a deal for now as a pre-order. SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Series Designed from the ground up, we've crammed in everything you need to truly maximize your gaming experience. The…
pimpchez Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago19 Comments
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datalossfs
These Prices are really inflated for a 1060 competitor, A couple of the cards are approaching GTX 1070 Pricing! Better off buying a RX 470 or 480 and overclocking it or a 6GB 1060 (avoid the 3GB model as your hit the VRAM limit on certain titles)

The prices on pretty much all pc gear is cranked up for 2017 the cost to buy these components is ridiculous, this has to be the worst time to buy pc parts/systems and there talking about price increases lol, on the bright side the 2nd hard market is thriving and sure to do btr should prices keep going up, can't help feeling there cutting there own throat for short term gain in profit margins.
It's pretty much gonna be which every company puts on a great deal for a component gets all the sales just like that 1070 for £300, now that deal sold a lot of cards and made some money, when those offers come up they will be grabbed people need to be patient more so now than ever before, and we need people posting deals on this site.

As for me I'm not buying anything until these prices come back down to earth, no ryzen, intel, anything I'm sitting with 3 builds lol my old phenom II 555 (unlocked to 4 cores) with ddr 3 1680mhz (7-8-7-20) is still going strong, my z97 asus pro is harldy use and now runs a large 80+ tb nas and has been very under utilized simply because I bought a much smaller system in my z170i asus gaming pro, sm951 nvme, evga gtx 1060 sc (6gb).

I may not have went the kabby lake route but if these prices had been btr I would already be building a new ryzen system but the parts I want are just to overpriced and I wont settle for something else those b350 motherboards are also overpriced for what they are, so much for ryzen being cheaper turns out they just match intel tier for tier B vs H & X vs Z as such im under no doubt both intel and amd are loosing sales.

Edited By: revolver31 on Apr 19, 2017 13:13
I just don't see who this card is aimed at and why would you buy it over a 470/480 1060 if you were looking to upgrade from an older card
its current draw is almost twice that of a 1060..for what?
Increased clock speeds, unlocked compute units.

Still a good deal, but I can't see any reason to buy this if you already own an RX 470/480.
This "deal" is hilarious considering gtx 1070 deal was 299 with 2 games
didn't they increase the memory clocks?
Becoz they cant , they're already stretching the power limits/heat limits and it allows the 6xx cards to have faster gddr5x or HBM2(less likely).
BUT hey the fans are more in sync than they have ever been before

Edited By: GwanGy on Apr 19, 2017 02:47
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Sapphire AMD RX 580 8GB Graphics card £219.98 at Scan

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AMD's brand new RX 580 graphics card with 8GB of VRAM for the same price, if not less than last years RX 480. With of course some performance increase. Cheapest price I've seen for a RX 580 8GB Off… Read More
AMD's brand new RX 580 graphics card with 8GB of VRAM for the same price, if not less than last years RX 480. With of course some performance increase. Cheapest price I've seen for a RX 580 8GB Off…
WalkableBuffalo Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago42 Comments
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The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
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akramfaisal
Salfordgirl1
Only about 5-10% quicker than a 480.
According to which benchmark may I ask? From what I heard, it has a huge improvement. Is the 5-10% is 1 single game that's unoptimised?
Some places aren't even getting 5-10% on average:
Anandtech
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack
Note that the benchmark pic in the deal is comparing a factory-overclocked 580 with a stock 480. ;)
https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/images/witcher3_1920_1080.pnghttps://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/images/witcher3_1920_1080.png
The difference between AIB 480/580 is 5fps in this instance, not hugely significant but welcome.
Huh, you make a good point. The 6GB 1060 gives an extra 3.5FPS over the 580, and is £5 cheaper. Yes, definitely - the 6GB 1060 does make a lot more sense than the 580 at these prices.
Try again, it appears you can't read a simple bar chart.
Oops, you're quite right - I was mistakenly comparing the 1060 with the aftermarket 480, not the 580! :| That's what I get for commenting without coffee!
They should have called it a 485 in fairness, small uplift for 20% TDP increase is fairly pointless, but if you're buying a new system/card I appreciate the need to differentiate the refined product from the original.
Totally Agree, the fact AMD have crammed full fat Polaris in a Xbox APU makes the 580 incremental performance upgrade DOA!
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
akramfaisal
Salfordgirl1
Only about 5-10% quicker than a 480.
According to which benchmark may I ask? From what I heard, it has a huge improvement. Is the 5-10% is 1 single game that's unoptimised?
Some places aren't even getting 5-10% on average:
Anandtech
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack
Note that the benchmark pic in the deal is comparing a factory-overclocked 580 with a stock 480. ;)
https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/images/witcher3_1920_1080.pnghttps://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/images/witcher3_1920_1080.png
The difference between AIB 480/580 is 5fps in this instance, not hugely significant but welcome.
Huh, you make a good point. The 6GB 1060 gives an extra 3.5FPS over the 580, and is £5 cheaper. Yes, definitely - the 6GB 1060 does make a lot more sense than the 580 at these prices.
Try again, it appears you can't read a simple bar chart.
Oops, you're quite right - I was mistakenly comparing the 1060 with the aftermarket 480, not the 580! :| That's what I get for commenting without coffee!

They should have called it a 485 in fairness, small uplift for 20% TDP increase is fairly pointless, but if you're buying a new system/card I appreciate the need to differentiate the refined product from the original.
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
akramfaisal
Salfordgirl1
Only about 5-10% quicker than a 480.
According to which benchmark may I ask? From what I heard, it has a huge improvement. Is the 5-10% is 1 single game that's unoptimised?
Some places aren't even getting 5-10% on average:
Anandtech
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack
Note that the benchmark pic in the deal is comparing a factory-overclocked 580 with a stock 480. ;)
https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/images/witcher3_1920_1080.pnghttps://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/images/witcher3_1920_1080.png
The difference between AIB 480/580 is 5fps in this instance, not hugely significant but welcome.
Huh, you make a good point. The 6GB 1060 gives an extra 3.5FPS over the 580, and is £5 cheaper. Yes, definitely - the 6GB 1060 does make a lot more sense than the 580 at these prices.
Try again, it appears you can't read a simple bar chart.
Oops, you're quite right - I was mistakenly comparing the 1060 with the aftermarket 480, not the 580! :| That's what I get for commenting without coffee!
BetaRomeo
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
akramfaisal
Salfordgirl1
Only about 5-10% quicker than a 480.
According to which benchmark may I ask? From what I heard, it has a huge improvement. Is the 5-10% is 1 single game that's unoptimised?
Some places aren't even getting 5-10% on average:
Anandtech
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack
Note that the benchmark pic in the deal is comparing a factory-overclocked 580 with a stock 480. ;)
https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/images/witcher3_1920_1080.pnghttps://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/images/witcher3_1920_1080.png
The difference between AIB 480/580 is 5fps in this instance, not hugely significant but welcome.
Huh, you make a good point. The 6GB 1060 gives an extra 3.5FPS over the 580, and is £5 cheaper. Yes, definitely - the 6GB 1060 does make a lot more sense than the 580 at these prices.

Try again, it appears you can't read a simple bar chart.
The_Hoff
BetaRomeo
akramfaisal
Salfordgirl1
Only about 5-10% quicker than a 480.
According to which benchmark may I ask? From what I heard, it has a huge improvement. Is the 5-10% is 1 single game that's unoptimised?
Some places aren't even getting 5-10% on average:
Anandtech
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack
Note that the benchmark pic in the deal is comparing a factory-overclocked 580 with a stock 480. ;)
https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/images/witcher3_1920_1080.pnghttps://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/images/witcher3_1920_1080.png
The difference between AIB 480/580 is 5fps in this instance, not hugely significant but welcome.
Huh, you make a good point. The 6GB 1060 gives an extra 3.5FPS over the 580, and is £5 cheaper. Yes, definitely - the 6GB 1060 does make a lot more sense than the 580 at these prices.

Edit: that's no 580... that's a 480!

Edited By: BetaRomeo on Apr 19, 2017 11:47: It appears I can't read a simple bar chart.
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EVGA GTX 1080 FTW DT GAMING 8GB from £479.99 Scan.co.uk

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RedRain
Vega vega something something

I wish they would just hurry up and release it already.

Chomping at the bit for a new card but don't wanna commit until vega gets full spec and price release
mojo5110
Just wanted to let you guys know the EVGA ACX 3.0 gpus are affected by hot VRM temps.
Here is a video from JayzTwoCents giving a quick overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URyG1OP8p8I
Nothing catastrophic but might affect these cards.
Checking their website they have seemed to have fixed the issue since 1/11/2016. Might be worth putting in serial number once received to see if application has been installed on your GPU. http://www.evga.com/thermalmod/
I wouldn't call the vrm temps hot. Warm maybe. VRMs aren't nearly as susceptible to heat as processors. With or without the mod your card isn't going to be any different to any other 1080. Whole thing was blown way out of proportion by people who didn't understand what they were talking about.


Edited By: Optimus_Toaster on Apr 16, 2017 12:38
Just wanted to let you guys know the EVGA ACX 3.0 gpus are affected by hot VRM temps.
Here is a video from JayzTwoCents giving a quick overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URyG1OP8p8I
Nothing catastrophic but might affect these cards.


Checking their website they have seemed to have fixed the issue since 1/11/2016. Might be worth putting in serial number once received to see if application has been installed on your GPU.
http://www.evga.com/thermalmod/


Edited By: mojo5110 on Apr 15, 2017 22:17
RedRain
Vega vega something something

It's AMD... nuff said
Vega vega something something
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HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard £85.48 Next day delivery @ Scan

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Amazing quality mechanical keyboard for good price. I've bought mine few weeks ago and I can't imagine going back to any of my old keyboards. The deal is on three types Cherry MX switches (brown, r… Read More
Amazing quality mechanical keyboard for good price. I've bought mine few weeks ago and I can't imagine going back to any of my old keyboards. The deal is on three types Cherry MX switches (brown, r…
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NeVe12p4wNeD
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rucer07
Sorry but you trying to justify your purchase which doesn't mean that Hyper keyboard better keyboard. Now tell me how Hyper is better than Logitech G610 if the second one cost £20 less?
It has red backlight which match my PC design :D
To be serious, I did tell you why I like this one over others. I like how it feels like and how it looks like. That's it :)
So... a premium for your personal preferences? Unfortunately, not everyone have the same personal preferences as you do. And deciding what is a 'deal' based on that alone is just not good enough.

I've found it as a deal because of the price for the product. Find better price for this particular keyboard.
maxymalny
rucer07
Sorry but you trying to justify your purchase which doesn't mean that Hyper keyboard better keyboard. Now tell me how Hyper is better than Logitech G610 if the second one cost £20 less?

It has red backlight which match my PC design :D

To be serious, I did tell you why I like this one over others. I like how it feels like and how it looks like. That's it :)


So... a premium for your personal preferences? Unfortunately, not everyone have the same personal preferences as you do. And deciding what is a 'deal' based on that alone is just not good enough.

Edited By: NeVe12p4wNeD on Apr 16, 2017 13:16: added stuff
rucer07
Sorry but you trying to justify your purchase which doesn't mean that Hyper keyboard better keyboard. Now tell me how Hyper is better than Logitech G610 if the second one cost £20 less?

It has red backlight which match my PC design :D

To be serious, I did tell you why I like this one over others. I like how it feels like and how it looks like. That's it :)
Sorry but you trying to justify your purchase which doesn't mean that Hyper keyboard better keyboard. Now tell me how Hyper is better than Logitech G610 if the second one cost £20 less?

Edited By: rucer07 on Apr 14, 2017 02:08
rucer07
its overpriced keyboard.you can buy Logitech G610 Brown switches is £63 on Amazon or for £51 is some stores at PC. World. Cold from me
Well, I've tried to type on many of mechanical keyboards, before I've decided to buy this one. I'm not saying it's not overpriced but I like this particular one the most :)

Edited By: maxymalny on Apr 14, 2017 02:04: coma ,
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Get £100 off HTC VIVE from 5th April £658.99 @ Scan

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Probably not everyones ideal price but stilk cheapest around. Also it doesn't show delivery fee so probably free delivery as well. HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset, with 2 Wireless Controllers + Mo… Read More
Probably not everyones ideal price but stilk cheapest around. Also it doesn't show delivery fee so probably free delivery as well. HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset, with 2 Wireless Controllers + Mo…
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Great device, better than anything else at the moment. Can't wait to see what happens in the next 5 years tech wise.
You also need a decent card, like a 1080 to get the most out of this.
6600k & 1050 ti - would that run a vive well?

I don't want to thread spoil on this, and totally understand some people might only want one headset, and not the other but... you meet the minimum specs for the Rift (a gtx 960 - the 1050ti is probably a touch better in VR I expect due to recent gen optimisations).

So if it doesn't matter to you which headset you get, you could always pick up a Rift and use your existing system (with the understanding that you would have to keep the graphical settings on the low side for some games).

It's about £600 all in, and comes with about £100 worth of free software (inc games), but if you want proper roomscale, you need to buy another sensor. The tracking isn't (objectively) quite as good, but you don't have to worry about reflections from mirrors etc, and the rift controllers are (subjectively) considered to be better by many. With the optics, it's probably close enough that it really doesn't matter.
charleaward81
geebeegooner
charleaward81
geebeegooner
charleaward81
bra1ne
Yeah sorry just found that info... bummer as wont have money till end of the month!
If really wanting one due to this saving, yoru profile shows you are Northampton which is pretty close to us. So, If seriously wanting one, we will buy one and you can buy it from us end of month for price paid.
Just let us know
One of the nicest things I've seen on the internet.
Props to you.
Thank you. Though there is some ulterior motive, bonus is they live in the same town and we have over £650 worth of gift cards left over we are struggling to spend. If it gets something someone may really want but not willing to fork out full price then least we could do is offer.
But then the irony is we bought Vive almost 3 weeks ago for £759, even mentioned on here whether a price reduction may happen before buying and most said probably not and no word on internet whether HTC would respond to Rift price decrease so just ended up buying it. Just before that purchase we did it exactly same with Rift and bought that the day before they dropped £100 of their product.
It's always a hard one to predict regarding price drops.
Hopefully you get taken up on the offer as it's win win for the pair of you.
How you finding the vive?
I've not been on mine proper for a while but broke it out on Friday when my Mrs best pal came round with her kid.
They was on it all night.
John wick being there favourite.
Getting the usual "how much", "I would never leave the house", "I want one", "you're lucky".:D
How we finding vive, well its needs hell of a lot more room than the rift. Even though measuring our playspace it exceeds vive's minimum, but when mapping it out with controller during setup it wouldn't accept it so had to fudge it slightly, this just means kids end up face planting sofa as they trip and fall face first.
Overall, I have only used it once playing on the lab, I had previously played on Oculus Demo and that was amazing feeling except standing on that metal railing and looking down. We noted a few times tracking issues with rift but with the vive its never noticed. Quill on vive is much easier, at least in my opinion and VR desktop is amazing concept.
Kids love it, paranormal activity scares the pooh out of them as does Dont knock twice but due to revive they can both play robo recall on vive which has so far cost up one table lamp and a lamp shade.
My other half has played it loads that was until he played Minecraft one night, it made him physically sick and had really bad nights sleep. Wouldn't recommend that game, my 15 year old lasted minutes before he couldn't play anymore.
But neither rift or vive purchase was my choice, not my money to waste but as a sceptic I was wooed and amazed from brief time I have used both VR headsets.
But watching a 15 year old wet himself on paranormal activity and a 7 year old arguing with floating robot squares on job simulator it is a really nice piece of kit, for 2 boys at complete logger heads constantly its the only thing we have that gets them both together in same room laughing and playing together and sharing goes without an imminent MMA fight looming.
Its just so expensive given what other hardware you need.

I'm struggling with my play space, live in a bog standard terrace and my pc is in the front room.
Many of times my mirror has nearly been smashed which I have to cover up due to it messing up my tracking.
Just feel like I'm not getting the full benefit of the room scale.
Minecraft for vive(craft) my son had a go on it and his mates and where shocked how good it was.
Just the sense of scale it's unreal.
Not tried paranormal activity yet but I finished resi on psvr and loved it, can't wait till next year to play it again on the vive.
Proper got my heart racing.
Cost is expensive, I already had a gaming pc anyway but for first time buyers it's a ton load to be putting down.
I find when I show people it for the first time better than actually playing it, just love some of the reactions from people who had opinions on it being rubbish.
charleaward81
geebeegooner
charleaward81
geebeegooner
charleaward81
bra1ne
Yeah sorry just found that info... bummer as wont have money till end of the month!
If really wanting one due to this saving, yoru profile shows you are Northampton which is pretty close to us. So, If seriously wanting one, we will buy one and you can buy it from us end of month for price paid.
Just let us know
One of the nicest things I've seen on the internet.
Props to you.
Thank you. Though there is some ulterior motive, bonus is they live in the same town and we have over £650 worth of gift cards left over we are struggling to spend. If it gets something someone may really want but not willing to fork out full price then least we could do is offer.
But then the irony is we bought Vive almost 3 weeks ago for £759, even mentioned on here whether a price reduction may happen before buying and most said probably not and no word on internet whether HTC would respond to Rift price decrease so just ended up buying it. Just before that purchase we did it exactly same with Rift and bought that the day before they dropped £100 of their product.
It's always a hard one to predict regarding price drops.
Hopefully you get taken up on the offer as it's win win for the pair of you.
How you finding the vive?
I've not been on mine proper for a while but broke it out on Friday when my Mrs best pal came round with her kid.
They was on it all night.
John wick being there favourite.
Getting the usual "how much", "I would never leave the house", "I want one", "you're lucky".:D
How we finding vive, well its needs hell of a lot more room than the rift. Even though measuring our playspace it exceeds vive's minimum, but when mapping it out with controller during setup it wouldn't accept it so had to fudge it slightly, this just means kids end up face planting sofa as they trip and fall face first.
Overall, I have only used it once playing on the lab, I had previously played on Oculus Demo and that was amazing feeling except standing on that metal railing and looking down. We noted a few times tracking issues with rift but with the vive its never noticed. Quill on vive is much easier, at least in my opinion and VR desktop is amazing concept.
Kids love it, paranormal activity scares the pooh out of them as does Dont knock twice but due to revive they can both play robo recall on vive which has so far cost up one table lamp and a lamp shade.
My other half has played it loads that was until he played Minecraft one night, it made him physically sick and had really bad nights sleep. Wouldn't recommend that game, my 15 year old lasted minutes before he couldn't play anymore.
But neither rift or vive purchase was my choice, not my money to waste but as a sceptic I was wooed and amazed from brief time I have used both VR headsets.
But watching a 15 year old wet himself on paranormal activity and a 7 year old arguing with floating robot squares on job simulator it is a really nice piece of kit, for 2 boys at complete logger heads constantly its the only thing we have that gets them both together in same room laughing and playing together and sharing goes without an imminent MMA fight looming.
Its just so expensive given what other hardware you need.

That sounds so funny reading your story.
Had a few beers but tagging to reply in the yesterday :-P
Btw don't miss the sale's and a few games I'm giving away ;)
geebeegooner
charleaward81
geebeegooner
charleaward81
bra1ne
Yeah sorry just found that info... bummer as wont have money till end of the month!
If really wanting one due to this saving, yoru profile shows you are Northampton which is pretty close to us. So, If seriously wanting one, we will buy one and you can buy it from us end of month for price paid.
Just let us know
One of the nicest things I've seen on the internet.
Props to you.
Thank you. Though there is some ulterior motive, bonus is they live in the same town and we have over £650 worth of gift cards left over we are struggling to spend. If it gets something someone may really want but not willing to fork out full price then least we could do is offer.
But then the irony is we bought Vive almost 3 weeks ago for £759, even mentioned on here whether a price reduction may happen before buying and most said probably not and no word on internet whether HTC would respond to Rift price decrease so just ended up buying it. Just before that purchase we did it exactly same with Rift and bought that the day before they dropped £100 of their product.
It's always a hard one to predict regarding price drops.
Hopefully you get taken up on the offer as it's win win for the pair of you.
How you finding the vive?
I've not been on mine proper for a while but broke it out on Friday when my Mrs best pal came round with her kid.
They was on it all night.
John wick being there favourite.
Getting the usual "how much", "I would never leave the house", "I want one", "you're lucky".:D

How we finding vive, well its needs hell of a lot more room than the rift. Even though measuring our playspace it exceeds vive's minimum, but when mapping it out with controller during setup it wouldn't accept it so had to fudge it slightly, this just means kids end up face planting sofa as they trip and fall face first.

Overall, I have only used it once playing on the lab, I had previously played on Oculus Demo and that was amazing feeling except standing on that metal railing and looking down. We noted a few times tracking issues with rift but with the vive its never noticed. Quill on vive is much easier, at least in my opinion and VR desktop is amazing concept.

Kids love it, paranormal activity scares the pooh out of them as does Dont knock twice but due to revive they can both play robo recall on vive which has so far cost up one table lamp and a lamp shade.

My other half has played it loads that was until he played Minecraft one night, it made him physically sick and had really bad nights sleep. Wouldn't recommend that game, my 15 year old lasted minutes before he couldn't play anymore.

But neither rift or vive purchase was my choice, not my money to waste but as a sceptic I was wooed and amazed from brief time I have used both VR headsets.

But watching a 15 year old wet himself on paranormal activity and a 7 year old arguing with floating robot squares on job simulator it is a really nice piece of kit, for 2 boys at complete logger heads constantly its the only thing we have that gets them both together in same room laughing and playing together and sharing goes without an imminent MMA fight looming.

Its just so expensive given what other hardware you need.
HHNNNGGG
Got it on scan at 1am, would really have preferred amazon though.
What are the top VR games? I'll sub to viveport.

The Blu to start off with will blow you mind.
Raw data
Google earth
The lab
Bullet sorrow
John wick (this I love but people hate)
Arizona sunshine

Be careful with multiplayer only games as they can die quickly with nobody to play with.
Honestly could go on on.
There's so many excellent free ones.
What I will say is, look at the user review filter.
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&vrsupport=101

And see what you like the look of.

Oh and when you get the hang of things get revive and nip over and download oculus store and get there exclusive free games.
Lucky's tail is amazing for free and is probably the best platform game out.



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nvidia is money sucker
mamboboy

People willing to spend this sort of money on a GPU really aren't too bothered about spending the extra to get it from the UK and have a UK warranty...
You cannot state that like it's a fact.



Edited By: Destard on Mar 31, 2017 09:46
welsh_andy
wasnt the launch price of the Ti $699 i know the dollar to pund isnt good but thats plain silly, that would make this 900$ ish 200$ more than list price, eek
That was for the FE card, which was £699.99 here. Aftermarkets cost more, obviously.

Plus Americans pay their state tax separately. It works out very close once you add in the exchange rate and tax factors, I think we got shafted by about £8-10.




Edited By: mamboboy on Mar 30, 2017 22:20: 21
wasnt the launch price of the Ti $699 i know the dollar to pund isnt good but thats plain silly, that would make this 900$ ish 200$ more than list price, eek

Edited By: welsh_andy on Mar 30, 2017 21:54
Destard
toxicnerve
Are people voting cold because it's Scan or because they can't afford a £750 GPU?
If you read the thread again you'll note a link to a cheaper deal elsewhere.
But it's out of stock/ordered on request. If you read my post notes it says this is the first non-ref 1080 Ti that's in stock and ready to ship...

People willing to spend this sort of money on a GPU really aren't too bothered about spending the extra to get it from the UK and have a UK warranty...

You order this from Alza and it'll probably turn up when the other manufacturers all start releasing theirs...

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sold mine for £500 on gumtree
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busiestbaronsmd
Awful resolution for the panel size

I don't think it would be that bad as it has a high refresh rate, g-sync and other tech - I couldn't see the lag?


You need to look up the definitions of "monitor resolution" and "refresh rate" :-)
enigmatik33
2560 x 1080 isn't 2k is it? I thought 2560 x 1440 was 2k. Surely 2560x180 is just ultra wide?
I think "ultra wide" would be underselling 2560x180 oO more like ultra-ultra-mega-wide with only 180 vertical pixels. :D

But no, 1440P isn't 2K, as it doesn't have ~2000 horizontal pixels (although to be fair, neither does the monitor in this deal!). You could say 2.5K, perhaps, if you don't have the time to say 1440P.
I own a curved 35" 1080p 144Hz monitor, so very similar to this. I do not find the resolution a problem as it's a vast improvement over my previous 10 year old monitor. As people have mentioned, the resolution is subjective, but if you're looking at this as an upgrade from a much older monitor, or you're in the frequency>resolution camp, then this is a good deal.
Out of interest, what are your thoughts on the AOC AG352UCG. Appeared yday for pre-order at Amazon uk for £719.99?
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Dude you haven't even put the actual name of the product in the title :(

I also own a 'ASUS ROG STRIX OC 8GB', but mine happens to be a gtx1080.
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
Jaxlad
Don't know why the cold votes seems like a nice deal
because its garbage at any price, and waste of money.
Please elaborate
i think ive expanded that as much as neccessary.
Okay great. You keep living in your own little world then.
not my world, amd's world of garbage gpu's. Roll on vega.
Vega price point vs competition is still unknown, as is performance. Polaris being "garbage at any price" is completely moronic though
hardly, the 480 cant even beat the low end 1060, and nvidia still have the 1070, 1080, and 1080 ti to spank it.
More expensive GPUs beat less expensive ones? I am shocked
With the 1060 and 480 however being very on par
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
Jaxlad
Don't know why the cold votes seems like a nice deal
because its garbage at any price, and waste of money.
Please elaborate
i think ive expanded that as much as neccessary.
Okay great. You keep living in your own little world then.
not my world, amd's world of garbage gpu's. Roll on vega.
Vega price point vs competition is still unknown, as is performance. Polaris being "garbage at any price" is completely moronic though
hardly, the 480 cant even beat the low end 1060, and nvidia still have the 1070, 1080, and 1080 ti to spank it.

..and how much do all those cards cost? Point me to the £200 1070, 1080 and 1080ti's.
Also 1060 and 480 are essentially equal performance.
Doesn't seem like a great deal for the 480, unless you need this exact card. 480's going for sub £200 with decent coolers, as are some 1060's, if you don't have a particular allegiance.
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
bouncy99
derp1664
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Jaxlad
Don't know why the cold votes seems like a nice deal
because its garbage at any price, and waste of money.
Please elaborate
i think ive expanded that as much as neccessary.
Okay great. You keep living in your own little world then.
not my world, amd's world of garbage gpu's. Roll on vega.
Vega price point vs competition is still unknown, as is performance. Polaris being "garbage at any price" is completely moronic though
hardly, the 480 cant even beat the low end 1060, and nvidia still have the 1070, 1080, and 1080 ti to spank it.

RX480 and 1060 are about the same and speed is not everything. I upgraded to a gtx1070 recently and I feel its **** compare to the 480 quality. Image qualities & colours are simply much beautiful on AMD. On the GTX its washed out and crap. Drivers are the same. Crimson is just so much better polished and customization is better. It even looks better. So yeah in FPS count GTX is better. In quality AMD is in my opinion. And the 1070 cost way more. I didn`t even realised the difference on 1080p just the image quality. So whats the point? FPS count? Count your FPS then!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiYQqNiqQKU&t=971s
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Expired? Says pre order now at £1314.49

Edited By: b3ckford on Mar 24, 2017 16:08: spelling.
neiiilers
MickyD
Picked one of these up from Scan 2 weeks ago when they got the original stock. Brilliant piece of kit, but I must admit, it is a lot of money.
Video and photo quality is amazing.
Cracking price,
Do you find the use of it when you're not on holiday or travelling? I really want one badly but I can't justify the cost when I only travel twice a month.
To be honest. I use it all the time, even near home. I must admit, I agree with you that it's difficult to justify the cost. But it's such an amazing piece of kit.
MickyD
Picked one of these up from Scan 2 weeks ago when they got the original stock. Brilliant piece of kit, but I must admit, it is a lot of money.
Video and photo quality is amazing.
Cracking price,
Do you find the use of it when you're not on holiday or travelling? I really want one badly but I can't justify the cost when I only travel twice a month.
sold out now and price has shot up by £70
Johnmcl7
Shame to see this so cold as it's a superb deal, given dji are still struggling to produce stock and repair turn arounds are very slow I can't see a new model being out soon. If there is I'd expect it to be a more expensive model like the phantom 4 pro over the phantom 4.
I was concerned about spending so much on a drone but it's an impressive little device, the portability is superb but also the fact that despite being far smaller and lighter than the phantom 4, it doesn't lose any features.

Rumor is the next Mavic will be a low spec model to try and fill the low end gap. But lets wait and see
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seems cheaper than anywhere else now that argos have stopped the 25% off on smart lighting.
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lifx are much better i tried both


Better in what way?
lifx are much better i tried both
These are 750 lumens
BungalowBill
How bright are the Hue bulbs? I have WeMo in the lounge and they are pretty dim, not sure if the remote control convenienece is worth it with the reduced brightness. On the plus side, WeMo starter kit was only £45 including hub and two bulbs.


Depends on type of the lamp and selected colour or white temperature, you can check exact lumens on Hue site. Spots are about 250 lumens, normal bulbs - about 900 lumens.
How bright are the Hue bulbs? I have WeMo in the lounge and they are pretty dim, not sure if the remote control convenienece is worth it with the reduced brightness. On the plus side, WeMo starter kit was only £45 including hub and two bulbs.
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GasGaGlide
Same here but it's Ti or Vega for me just Vega is taking to long :( Pascal is getting to be a old architecture and its well optimised for .
Even though I'm really sure the Ti is going to be faster Vega is going to get better with time and optimisation is going to progress beyond early stages. I just hope the price is right and the gap isn't to big then I will be happy. Don't want the reference Ti anyway so will have choice between two even if Vega sucks. Hopefully not long left.
Pascal has not been out a year so how is it old architecture?
While "die-shrunk Maxwell" isn't quite fair... it's not far off. :D
This is the third time this deal has been posted.
GasGaGlide
Same here but it's Ti or Vega for me just Vega is taking to long :( Pascal is getting to be a old architecture and its well optimised for .
Even though I'm really sure the Ti is going to be faster Vega is going to get better with time and optimisation is going to progress beyond early stages. I just hope the price is right and the gap isn't to big then I will be happy. Don't want the reference Ti anyway so will have choice between two even if Vega sucks. Hopefully not long left.

Pascal has not been out a year so how is it old architecture?
Same here but it's Ti or Vega for me just Vega is taking to long :( Pascal is getting to be a old architecture and its well optimised for .

Even though I'm really sure the Ti is going to be faster Vega is going to get better with time and optimisation is going to progress beyond early stages. I just hope the price is right and the gap isn't to big then I will be happy. Don't want the reference Ti anyway so will have choice between two even if Vega sucks. Hopefully not long left.
shahidali47
i really want this but at the same time don't wanna setlle for second best and i cant afford a Ti lol
Ti is second best, this is third :)
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Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
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jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
There you go, i've seen higher than this as well :)https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/11/24/sapphire-rx-480-nitro-oc-4gb-and-8gb/11
I mean, do you refuse to actually look before posting?
I mentioned that I've seen 11% theoretical OC (These guys say 12% theoretical OC).
But did you actually look at the benchmarks provided?
There are 2 cards here tested over 2 games!
Sapphire and Asus cards.
Sapphire goes from 60/55 + 48/44 = 9% (With HUGE rounding errors).
ASUS goes from 53/51 + 42/39 = 5% (with HUGE rounding errors).
So, are you seriously willing to contest this as 'higher than 8%' with the amount of rounding error? These are whole numbers being used, and over 2 games. Seems almost *perfectly* aligned with what I've said (8% games, 11% theoretical).
The conclusion page just echoes my words:
Quote
"the 8GB card improved by between seven and 11 percent"
For both cards, the first step in overclocking was to whack the power limit to 150 percent (the highest available setting) to reduce the potential for bottlenecking.
For the 8GB card, the core was stable up to 1,422MHz, but only after we also increased the voltage by 100mV. The memory was also happy with a small bump to 2.1GHz (8.4Gbps effective). These are overclocks of six and five percent respectively, although 1,422MHz compared to reference speeds is 12 percent higher – not bad.
As for the 4GB card, the core this time around was stable at 1,426MHz, an increase of 120MHz or 9 percent (13 percent over reference) – again, 100mV more was needed to hit this. The memory here managed 1.925GHz (7.7Gbps effective), a 10 percent increase.
At these speeds, and with the additional power headroom and voltage, system power consumption rose to a hefty 412W – this result was the same for both the 8GB and 4GB cards.
(12% HIGHER THAN REFERENCE) No where in that text does it say theoretical and last time I heard 12% is more than 11% X). Besides not everyone buys graphics cards just for games... X)

I mean, again, you made an assumption that a 12.3% mhz bump will mean 12.3% theoretical benchmark improvement.

It doesn't, look at your own source... 6094/5633=8.1% for the Sapphire and 5981/5566=7.4% for the ASUS in theoretical benchmark improvements.

Do... You get my point yet?
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
There you go, i've seen higher than this as well :)https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/11/24/sapphire-rx-480-nitro-oc-4gb-and-8gb/11

I mean, do you refuse to actually look before posting?

I mentioned that I've seen 11% theoretical OC (These guys say 12% theoretical OC).

But did you actually look at the benchmarks provided?

There are 2 cards here tested over 2 games!

Sapphire and Asus cards.

Sapphire goes from 60/55 + 48/44 = 9% (With HUGE rounding errors).

ASUS goes from 53/51 + 42/39 = 5% (with HUGE rounding errors).

So, are you seriously willing to contest this as 'higher than 8%' with the amount of rounding error? These are whole numbers being used, and over 2 games. Seems almost *perfectly* aligned with what I've said (8% games, 11% theoretical).

The conclusion page just echoes my words:

Quote

"the 8GB card improved by between seven and 11 percent"
Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).

Nate1492
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.
Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
There you go, i've seen higher than this as well :)https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/11/24/sapphire-rx-480-nitro-oc-4gb-and-8gb/11

Edited By: JoshuaHirst on Mar 09, 2017 14:47
JoshuaHirst
kkane_irl
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
Its as simple as this, if you don't care about backplates and RGB lighting the get the dual, but if you want those things for your specific build you have to pay £30 extra. Some people will happily pay for those features.
Exactly, the Asus Dual OC would look terrible in my build X).


i bought the 4gb dual for £150 and can confirm its not a looker! But it should do the job until AMD release their top end cards (need it for freesync)
JoshuaHirst
Nate1492
jadamso
Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.
It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html
OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.
Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?
I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.

Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).
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Inno3D NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Twin X2 Graphics Card £475.99 @scan

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Price drop due to the 1080ti which is out next week. In stock with free delivery and a free game. Just noticed that this has already been posted. Please expire. Read More
Price drop due to the 1080ti which is out next week. In stock with free delivery and a free game. Just noticed that this has already been posted. Please expire.
roly Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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Valuedeals
i'd want a full system and quality monitor for that money ....

Lol.
Valuedeals
i'd want a full system and quality monitor for that money ....
Here ya go...

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i'd want a full system and quality monitor for that money ....
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Asus Dual OC RX480 8GB ( Today Only ) @ Scan.co.uk - £174.97 + P&P ( DPD £5.48 ) £180.47

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EDIT: Link to actual offer as the main doesn't seem to let me link directly to it https://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-asus-radeon-rx-480-dual-oc-14nm-polaris-pcie-30-8000mhz-gddr5-1305mhz-boost-230… Read More
EDIT: Link to actual offer as the main doesn't seem to let me link directly to it https://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-asus-radeon-rx-480-dual-oc-14nm-polaris-pcie-30-8000mhz-gddr5-1305mhz-boost-230…
trueno2k Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago25 Comments
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I got an email yesterday saying the Game Code was out of stock. SCAN state a problem with their automated system as the Card wont dispatch without the Game Code being in stock :-(
Hopefully the issue will be resolved today and the card dispatched tomorrow instead (I don't give a monkey for the game)

I got the same just been in touch with them, they are shipping today, I already got an update by email, it will be delivered tomorrow. I also received the code by email
I got an email yesterday saying the Game Code was out of stock. SCAN state a problem with their automated system as the Card wont dispatch without the Game Code being in stock :-(

Hopefully the issue will be resolved today and the card dispatched tomorrow instead (I don't give a monkey for the game)
No idea where the helpers/moderators are, have asked this to be unexpired as it is still valid and people could be missing out on a good deal.
:(
larrythelamb
Offer expired now.

It's not blooming expired, it is still there on the Today Only page for the third time!!!

That page gets updated at 14:00 most days so...
Offer expired now.
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Scan Sedia S2 Sabbia Premium 5-Point Chair £169.99 @Scan.co.uk

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**Must click on Today only page** Style and sophistication is often lacking when it comes to the office workspace, the computer desk and even the entertainment pad. That’s why we designed the Scan Read More
**Must click on Today only page** Style and sophistication is often lacking when it comes to the office workspace, the computer desk and even the entertainment pad. That’s why we designed the Scan
ether707 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago7 Comments
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roots
add £11 for postage. was close to buying!
Coming up free postage for me. Then again i wouldn't bother buying this chair now.

Edited By: ether707 on Mar 06, 2017 01:24
add £11 for postage. was close to buying!
If I was paying this price I would go for the GT Omega Pro, Sell for 180, but very good reviews on amazon and also reviews on Youtube also. Go to there website and use code MBG get 5% discount.

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Triads
does anyone know if these chairs are any good, i'm looking for a new office chair.

The reviews are good on the other colours. Just looks like a rebranded chair that normally cost £250+.
does anyone know if these chairs are any good, i'm looking for a new office chair.
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4tb Seagate Backup Plus £100.48 @ Scan

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Cheapest I've seen. Includes 2year 200gb Onedrive. Previously included Seagate Lyve but discontinued in Dec 2016. 95.99 if collecting from Bolton. Read More
Cheapest I've seen. Includes 2year 200gb Onedrive. Previously included Seagate Lyve but discontinued in Dec 2016. 95.99 if collecting from Bolton.
mykisemi Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago5 Comments
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Now up to £99.98 + £4.79 minimum postage !
Not if you include P+P
Now down to £94.99
Bought some of these two weeks ago when they were £87.
Be aware that they are MAC versons which need reformatting to be used on Windows - need to use diskpart to do it properly!

Also they are very old stock that have been stored for over a year and a half somewhere !
Had to contact Seagate to change the warranty end date from their stated date of 24-Nov-2017 to 07-Feb-2019.
Occasionally you get this offered for £99 at places like Argos ( but been no good HD deals there for quite a while), so £25 or so a TB (plus del) is a good rate.
This is an external not portable in case anyone asks.
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Asus Dual OC RX480 8GB for £189.98 / £194.77 collect from local shops del @ Scan.co.uk

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Product Overview The Sweet Spot Performance Optimized Style and Performance: Perfectly Matched with ASUS X99-A II Motherboards ASUS Dual series of RX 480 graphics card and X99-A II motherboards sh… Read More
Product Overview The Sweet Spot Performance Optimized Style and Performance: Perfectly Matched with ASUS X99-A II Motherboards ASUS Dual series of RX 480 graphics card and X99-A II motherboards sh…
trueno2k Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago16 Comments
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Got my replacement card, working great and i'm very happy with the performance.
swooper7
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
Careful, a few of us got these in the last few days and have not been able to get them working.
have you been getting GSOD?
Nope, just the computer restarting pretty much as soon as any game is started up, I have a 750W Corsair PSU so I doubt it's my PSU that's causing this.
ah okay, I had GSOD, ran DDU and reinstalled drivers and all good now. nearly returned it!
That didn't work for me, I tried every trick in the book.
Even did a full pc wipe, no luck.
unlucky, sounds like a duff card, at least you can send it back, although it's a pain as you've spent time trying to make it work
Yeah, well it's on it's way back to where I ordered it now, they will test it and offer a exchange or refund if they find fault, I really want that card, but don't want to potentially go through the same thing all over again with a replacement...

Edited By: sjb07 on Mar 04, 2017 12:13
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
Careful, a few of us got these in the last few days and have not been able to get them working.
have you been getting GSOD?
Nope, just the computer restarting pretty much as soon as any game is started up, I have a 750W Corsair PSU so I doubt it's my PSU that's causing this.
ah okay, I had GSOD, ran DDU and reinstalled drivers and all good now. nearly returned it!
That didn't work for me, I tried every trick in the book.

Even did a full pc wipe, no luck.


unlucky, sounds like a duff card, at least you can send it back, although it's a pain as you've spent time trying to make it work
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
Careful, a few of us got these in the last few days and have not been able to get them working.
have you been getting GSOD?
Nope, just the computer restarting pretty much as soon as any game is started up, I have a 750W Corsair PSU so I doubt it's my PSU that's causing this.
ah okay, I had GSOD, ran DDU and reinstalled drivers and all good now. nearly returned it!
That didn't work for me, I tried every trick in the book.
Even did a full pc wipe, no luck.
Good job you have warranty with the brand RX 480 then!..
swooper7
sjb07
swooper7
sjb07
Careful, a few of us got these in the last few days and have not been able to get them working.
have you been getting GSOD?
Nope, just the computer restarting pretty much as soon as any game is started up, I have a 750W Corsair PSU so I doubt it's my PSU that's causing this.
ah okay, I had GSOD, ran DDU and reinstalled drivers and all good now. nearly returned it!
That didn't work for me, I tried every trick in the book.

Even did a full pc wipe, no luck.
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GTX 1080 Inno3D £475.99 Delivered @ Scan

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The first sub-£500 1080. With the announcement of the 1080ti, vanilla 1080s seem to be already dropping in price. Free For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands too. £475.99 delivered from Scan. Read More
The first sub-£500 1080. With the announcement of the 1080ti, vanilla 1080s seem to be already dropping in price. Free For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands too. £475.99 delivered from Scan.
asl3312 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago44 Comments
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Bought a 1080 yesterday for £399.99. I posted it up but on the phone right now. Arrives Tuesday.
JimBobJr
asl3312
JimBobJr
Not the first, Amazon had ones for as low as £416 and others were £461
Were they genuine deals though? I seem to remember something about sellers being hacked and Amazon price matching.
It was sold by Amazon directly but people were too stupid and only looked at the £300 scam sellers. Look on keepa, they were £416


Looks like the dodgy deals are appearing again on Amazon too
frish
johnthehuman
Getting milked? No-one is forcing you to buy anything. If you want to buy one, you know the price, if it's too rich for you, don't pay it. Simple. Keep all your milk.

Which is exactly what I'm doing. I'd prefer to wait and see what AMD gives us with the Vega release and support them if it performs well enough. People's defensiveness and extreme brand loyalty is why we get price gouged. Of course if you want a high performing gpu right now, go ahead and get a GTX 1080, I'm not stopping anyone. Merely pointing out that it's worth considering making the market more balanced.

I get that they're in it for a profit, but that doesn't mean I have to be on my knees for them. Improvement in the industry is more important than who has the better toy.


indeed i am shocked at people defence of pricing its like their blinded by the brand i too am waiting on vega nvidia like intel need competion not just for price but for progress intel is rumored to be making a 12 core 24 thread cpu for home users would this have happened with out rysen
johnthehuman
Getting milked? No-one is forcing you to buy anything. If you want to buy one, you know the price, if it's too rich for you, don't pay it. Simple. Keep all your milk.

Which is exactly what I'm doing. I'd prefer to wait and see what AMD gives us with the Vega release and support them if it performs well enough. People's defensiveness and extreme brand loyalty is why we get price gouged. Of course if you want a high performing gpu right now, go ahead and get a GTX 1080, I'm not stopping anyone. Merely pointing out that it's worth considering making the market more balanced.

I get that they're in it for a profit, but that doesn't mean I have to be on my knees for them. Improvement in the industry is more important than who has the better toy.
asl3312
JimBobJr
Not the first, Amazon had ones for as low as £416 and others were £461
Were they genuine deals though? I seem to remember something about sellers being hacked and Amazon price matching.
It was sold by Amazon directly but people were too stupid and only looked at the £300 scam sellers. Look on keepa, they were £416