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Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case - Black £45.46 @ Amazon.co.uk, Prime Exclusive

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Great case for the price, just got one for a budget build i'm putting together for a mate. Read More
Great case for the price, just got one for a budget build i'm putting together for a mate.
tombyrne94 Avatar5d, 20h agoFound 5 days, 20 hours ago18 Comments
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It's a good case for the money.
plewis00
parsimony
Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.
You need to spend £50 for free shipping. And that still doesn't fix the customer service issue - I'd pay that extra £6 not to be messed around in the event of an issue.
Still, I guess more choice isn't a bad thing and many people will be ordering more parts as well as the case so the £50 minimum should be easy enough to reach.

If you make x number of posts on Hexus you get free Scan shipping with no minimum.

10 years on and my lazy ass makes a few posts every time I order something from Scan, then I think "**** it cba" and just buy it anyway... one day though...

Edited By: ttttd on Jun 19, 2017 17:37
parsimony
Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.


You need to spend £50 for free shipping. And that still doesn't fix the customer service issue - I'd pay that extra £6 not to be messed around in the event of an issue.

Still, I guess more choice isn't a bad thing and many people will be ordering more parts as well as the case so the £50 minimum should be easy enough to reach.
plewis00
This is who Amazon are price matching as Scan are £39.98 + £5.48 DPD = £45.46. Prefer Amazon customer service anyway.


Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.
It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.

This is who Amazon are price matching as Scan are £39.98 + £5.48 DPD = £45.46. Prefer Amazon customer service anyway.
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Gigabyte Intel GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard £127.98 @ ebuyer.com

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Found a great deal on the latest Z270 from Gigabyte: Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64GB 1 x USB Type-C 1151 LGA Socket This deal also comes with up Read More
Found a great deal on the latest Z270 from Gigabyte: Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64GB 1 x USB Type-C 1151 LGA Socket This deal also comes with up
steve_bezerker Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago31 Comments
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calv1987
Im not about to start getting into a debate with somebody who starts off with cheap jabs like a petulant child.There are plenty of videos showing the higher frame rates on Ryzen rigs due to the CPU usage. I can absolutely guarantee there videos showing the 7700 at 100% CPU usage. Go look it up.Have a great day!


There goes your credibility. Confirmed no idea what you are talking about. Ryzen has never benchmarked higher than the 7700k. Even against the 1800x the bench is at least 15% higher.

Thanks for playing!

Edited By: steve_bezerker on Jun 05, 2017 18:27: truth hurts.
steve_bezerker
calv1987
Whats to Giggle at? ~The IPC of the intel is slightly better (currently) But surely everybody can see the intel 7700k is running constantly between 90-100% usage in the likes of BF1. While the 1700-1800 Ryzen is hitting around 40% which is the reasoning behind having higher minimum frame rates. Anybody building a new rig for any purpose shouldn't be put off by either Intel or AMD. What they should ignore is people trying to bash AMD for absolutely no reasons at all.
I don't think you know enough about computers?
No 7700k has ever ran at 90% for a modern game that's on the market.
There is no such thing as a bottleneck yet for the 7700k. In 2 years time you might be right, but as it stands right now the latest intel chips SLAUGHTER games with ease.

Im not about to start getting into a debate with somebody who starts off with cheap jabs like a petulant child.

There are plenty of videos showing the higher frame rates on Ryzen rigs due to the CPU usage. I can absolutely guarantee there videos showing the 7700 at 100% CPU usage. Go look it up.

Have a great day!
calv1987
Whats to Giggle at? ~The IPC of the intel is slightly better (currently) But surely everybody can see the intel 7700k is running constantly between 90-100% usage in the likes of BF1. While the 1700-1800 Ryzen is hitting around 40% which is the reasoning behind having higher minimum frame rates. Anybody building a new rig for any purpose shouldn't be put off by either Intel or AMD. What they should ignore is people trying to bash AMD for absolutely no reasons at all.


I don't think you know enough about computers?
No 7700k has ever ran at 90% for a modern game that's on the market. The 4700k only hits 80% on heavy load and that's 3 generations old.

There is no such thing as a bottleneck yet for the 7700k. In 2 years time you might be right, but as it stands right now the latest intel chips SLAUGHTER games with ease.


Edited By: steve_bezerker on Jun 05, 2017 16:58
3kliksphilip
steve_bezerker
I mean you could at least try to support your argument with benchmarks and factual data.
No amount of factual data can sway an internet debate, Steve! Your posts made it apparent that you dislike AMD and I hate seeing a one-sided approach go uncontested. I urge anybody in the market to buy a new PC to consider both AMD and Intel CPUs at their pricepoint, and to do the research into benchmarks themselves. CPU development has been stale for the past decade until AMD released Ryzen this year. Although the likes of the Pentium still have a place, at most consumer pricepoints the double/triple thread count that Ryzen offers over Intel is a very convincing alternative.
steve_bezerker
Why do you talk like the market is evolving rapdiddly?
Because for the first time in a decade, the release of Ryzen and its increased core counts is genuinely a game-changer for consumer CPUs. Current Intel CPUs may be 0-10% faster in some games. But Ryzen's are still more than enough to run today's games smoothly, all the while offering 2-3 times more threads for the same price, which is already starting to make a difference. If you're building a system solely for today's applications then you can even get by with a budget system. More than that and you're hoping for some degree of future-proofing, too. Especially if you're thinking of spending... oooh.... £120+ on a motherboard.

Having multiple cores and threads does what exactly? Ryzen looks great on the box, useful for the future blah blah.

It's going to be another 2 years before DX12 fully takes off with gaming.

I didn't claim AMD Ryzen specifically wasn't up to scratch, the guy I responded to was suggesting that the only way to build new PC's was with Ryzen at the helm, and that is quite frankly the opposite of the truth.

In terms of Price vs Performance at 1080p the Intel is still outperforming Ryzen's - easily.

It might not make any difference to the 'google chrome' user - but for any of us who care enough to want a decent rig for gaming (especially when looking at a Z270 mobo) you want the best performance possible in your games - Which is still the 7700k.
steve_bezerker
AzeemB
I thought if you were building a new system AMD Ryzen was the way to go now.
I giggled a bit. Ryzen is cute but Intel is still king.
The only people who are really interested in Ryzen are people who need the hyper-threading for rendering.

Whats to Giggle at? ~The IPC of the intel is slightly better (currently) But surely everybody can see the intel 7700k is running constantly between 90-100% usage in the likes of BF1. While the 1700-1800 Ryzen is hitting around 40% which is the reasoning behind having higher minimum frame rates. Anybody building a new rig for any purpose shouldn't be put off by either Intel or AMD. What they should ignore is people trying to bash AMD for absolutely no reasons at all.
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AsRock Z170 Extreme7+ ATX Skylake Motherboard - £145.14 @ Amazon

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Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151) Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4133+(OC) Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort Read More
Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151) Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4133+(OC) Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
yoyelp Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago11 Comments
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ritchiedrama
technobot
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous
You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.
They do have a point, sometimes stuff happens, and your motherboard for example can die early, so this would be good as a replacement.
Yes, as I said, 0.0001% chance.
Get you too, but hate it when people randomly use statistics like that, like idiots who say I'm 99.9999% sure as if they really are, just say its rare or unlikely, lol
technobot
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous
You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.
They do have a point, sometimes stuff happens, and your motherboard for example can die early, so this would be good as a replacement.


Yes, as I said, 0.0001% chance.
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous
You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.
They do have a point, sometimes stuff happens, and your motherboard for example can die early, so this would be good as a replacement.
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous
You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.
While unlikely, to be fair I did that with my sandybridge. Had a 2500k (was only £2 more expensive than non k at the time) and a dirt cheap H61 chipset board - upgraded to a similar board on Z77 for overclocking later down the line. Though like I said, few and far between scenario.
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous
You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.


I suppose you've surveyed everyone who owns a skylake PC what if someone has bought an itx motherboard and would like to move to atx. Stop thinking in such narrow minded way it's pretty childish
I think this early on thats the only real reason too.

Edited By: slayermatt on May 13, 2017 20:16
ritchiedrama
Chidmas
ritchiedrama
Because its old tech and rather useless, can get a Z270 for the same price and a kabylake cpu to go with it for the same price as a skylake cpu
Has it ever occurred to you that somebody might already have a skylake cpu and might just want to upgrade their motherboard. The logic on this site is just plain ridiculous

You know what is really ridiculous? The fact that someone with a skylake cpu upgrading their motherboard has literally a 0.0001% chance of happening, get real.



I suppose you've surveyed everyone who owns a skylake PC what if someone has bought an itx motherboard and would like to move to atx. Stop thinking in such narrow minded way it's pretty childish
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MSI AMD X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AM4 ATX +FREE NZXT HUE+ +FREE Phanteks RGB Magnetic Strip +FREE GAME "For Honor" TCB/Quidco @ Ebuyer £155.33

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Great deal from eBuyer for a good AM4 X370 mobo. Additionally they are running promo, so you get: -NZXT Hue+ - Advanced PC lighting with CAM digital controls https://www.nzxt.com/products/hue-plus Read More
Great deal from eBuyer for a good AM4 X370 mobo. Additionally they are running promo, so you get: -NZXT Hue+ - Advanced PC lighting with CAM digital controls https://www.nzxt.com/products/hue-plus
makar0n Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago43 Comments
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ref1ux
So I bought this on the original bundle deal. Overall seems a decent board, however, for those interested, I'm experiencing the following problems - despite running the latest BIOS.
1) Can't overclock in the BIOS - changing the vCore locks the multiplier to 15x. Stupid, I know. According to the MSI forums this problem occurs on other manufacturer boards and no one knows why (hooray)
2) Can't run my Corsair Dominator RAM at 3ghz. It's not on the QVL I know, but I wanted it because it's shiny. Best I can manage is 2666mhz for now.
Other than that, no problems. PC runs really well. Hoping the incoming AGESA update will help!

hmm have not tried overclocking so cannot comment on that but RAM with Ryzen is known to be finicky....are your Corsairs Samsung B die? As this one has best compatibility with Ryzen platform. I am using G.Skills 3866, also not on QVL but they work fine on 2nd XMP profile, 2933...have not tried to get them on 1st one, waiting for AGESA 1006 :)
So I bought this on the original bundle deal. Overall seems a decent board, however, for those interested, I'm experiencing the following problems - despite running the latest BIOS.

1) Can't overclock in the BIOS - changing the vCore locks the multiplier to 15x. Stupid, I know. According to the MSI forums this problem occurs on other manufacturer boards and no one knows why (hooray)
2) Can't run my Corsair Dominator RAM at 3ghz. It's not on the QVL I know, but I wanted it because it's shiny. Best I can manage is 2666mhz for now.

Other than that, no problems. PC runs really well. Hoping the incoming AGESA update will help!
£149.99 now
You have to redeem it using their site. Once you do that and finish the process, it should display on a webpage.
How long did it take for you guys to receive the game code from MSI?
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Fractal Design Define S ATX Computer Case, £57.99 from amazon - Prime Exclusive

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I am very happy with this case, plenty of space and dead silent. Optimally designed for silent computing, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities Innovative internal layout, provi… Read More
I am very happy with this case, plenty of space and dead silent. Optimally designed for silent computing, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities Innovative internal layout, provi…
zed68 Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago20 Comments
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Danjw91
This is usually the standard price for this, not really a deal. It is infact though an amazing case as I have it myself but got it for £48 when it was discounted.
Highly recommend the case but the price is a standard price for this case.
hasn't been £48 for a long time. i've had it on watch

Ive just posted deal for this case, £49.95 but for the windowed version

Edited By: Danjw91 on May 07, 2017 12:16: .
Q-Tec
A superb case; one is sitting at my feet now. The only thing I don't like is the 'wasted space' where the optical/HDD bays would be on a normal case. If you're going to use water cooling then this is obviously useful for resevouir and pumps but for mere-mortals it makes it look like something is missing. If I were buying now, I'd go for the Define-C with the PSU shroud!
You don't have to be faffing about with full on custom water cooling loops to make use of the extra space in the front of the Define S. I find the extra space gives peace of mind knowing I can have a large, push/pull AIO in the front of the case (it's quieter and lets in less dust than removing the ModuVent covers and putting it in the top) and still fit a 300mm+ GPU.

However, yeah, if you're absolutely sure you're not going to use the extra space for anything useful, you might be better served with the Define C.

Dan__
matt101101
Dan__
matt101101
Dan__
Dont know about this model but I've got the Define R5, which looks very similar.
I spent ages trying to decide which case to get and the R5 for me is brilliant, even though its a mid tower, it is huge for what it is. The R5 has a bay for adding external/optical drives.
I got it for around £80 new a few months ago.
The Define S and Define R5 are very closely related and are both fantastic cases.
If you need four or more 3.5” hard drives and/or support for optical bays, get the R5. If not, the cheaper Define S probably makes more sense; it still supports up to three 3.5” or 2.5" drives plus another two 2.5" drives. Obviously both cases also support M.2 drives attached directly to the 'board.
Also forgot to say........its the most silent case I've ever bought and seen. Honestly I can't even tell its on unless I look to see if the light is on at the top or if I see the motherboard led through the side window.
Yeah, it's ridiculously good. I've got the non-windowed version of the Define S, so I got sound deadening material on both side panels, and to call it whisper quiet would be doing it an injustice; it's way quieter than a person whispering.
I disconnected the power and HDD indicator LEDs. My original plan was to swap the standard blue ones for white, but once I'd disconnected the blue LEDs I decided I really liked the understated, no LED look. In fact, overall it's a really understated case, I'm really glad that at least one company are making well spec'd, reasonably priced cases which can take high end hardware but don't have that awful, tacky, RGB-LED "gamer" aesthetic.
I was going to get the non window case as Im not into window cases but for some reason I changed my mind and after watching plenty of reviews on both non window and the window version, I went for the titanium window version. It is dead queit, even though one side doesnt have the full dampning.
I like the blue led light, gives it a nice sleek look. The only time I dont like it is when Im sitting back at night to watch some of my tv shows or films then it does irritate me, but not a problem as I just cover it up with a phone case or something.
I used to have a full tower case and this met my needs perfectly, both size and looks wise. Still got plenty of space in there to do more. Bare in mind that I was willing to spend upto £200 on a case but didnt find any that I liked and weren't worth the money.
Yeah, it was at night that the blue LEDs annoyed me too, I thought white would be less distracting and hadn't really considered not having any until I'd disconnected the blue ones and realised I quite liked it. Mine is the black windowless one, so it looks a bit like a normal office PC, which is kinda the aesthetic I was going for; a sort of industrial minimalism kinda thing.

It meets my needs perfectly, too. I can't see that I'd ever need a new case for any hardware compatibility reason and the Define S seems to be about as quiet as cases get without using something like that (very expensive...) fanless thing Calyos are coming out with.
matt101101
Dan__
matt101101
Dan__
Dont know about this model but I've got the Define R5, which looks very similar.
I spent ages trying to decide which case to get and the R5 for me is brilliant, even though its a mid tower, it is huge for what it is. The R5 has a bay for adding external/optical drives.
I got it for around £80 new a few months ago.
The Define S and Define R5 are very closely related and are both fantastic cases.
If you need four or more 3.5” hard drives and/or support for optical bays, get the R5. If not, the cheaper Define S probably makes more sense; it still supports up to three 3.5” or 2.5" drives plus another two 2.5" drives. Obviously both cases also support M.2 drives attached directly to the 'board.
Also forgot to say........its the most silent case I've ever bought and seen. Honestly I can't even tell its on unless I look to see if the light is on at the top or if I see the motherboard led through the side window.
Yeah, it's ridiculously good. I've got the non-windowed version of the Define S, so I got sound deadening material on both side panels, and to call it whisper quiet would be doing it an injustice; it's way quieter than a person whispering.
I disconnected the power and HDD indicator LEDs. My original plan was to swap the standard blue ones for white, but once I'd disconnected the blue LEDs I decided I really liked the understated, no LED look. In fact, overall it's a really understated case, I'm really glad that at least one company are making well spec'd, reasonably priced cases which can take high end hardware but don't have that awful, tacky, RGB-LED "gamer" aesthetic.

I was going to get the non window case as Im not into window cases but for some reason I changed my mind and after watching plenty of reviews on both non window and the window version, I went for the titanium window version. It is dead queit, even though one side doesnt have the full dampning.
I like the blue led light, gives it a nice sleek look. The only time I dont like it is when Im sitting back at night to watch some of my tv shows or films then it does irritate me, but not a problem as I just cover it up with a phone case or something.

I used to have a full tower case and this met my needs perfectly, both size and looks wise. Still got plenty of space in there to do more. Bare in mind that I was willing to spend upto £200 on a case but didnt find any that I liked and weren't worth the money.
Gone up to £62
A superb case; one is sitting at my feet now. The only thing I don't like is the 'wasted space' where the optical/HDD bays would be on a normal case. If you're going to use water cooling then this is obviously useful for resevouir and pumps but for mere-mortals it makes it look like something is missing. If I were buying now, I'd go for the Define-C with the PSU shroud!

Edited By: Q-Tec on May 07, 2017 00:33
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Asus AMD PRIME B350-PLUS AM4 Socket ATX Motherboard £87.99 @ ebuyer

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Asus AMD PRIME B350-PLUS AM4 Socket ATX Motherboard Perfect for your new Ryzen, well reviewed http://www.toptengamer.com/best-budget-b350-motherboards/ As per coment below 50p cheaper at Ama… Read More
Asus AMD PRIME B350-PLUS AM4 Socket ATX Motherboard Perfect for your new Ryzen, well reviewed http://www.toptengamer.com/best-budget-b350-motherboards/ As per coment below 50p cheaper at Ama…
k31ron Avatar2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago6 Comments
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do enought games support sli crossfire
malachi
Dame, shame its not SLI too. Still have some heat!

You can get the Asus Prime X370-Pro for £130 from Amazon.it if you need SLI but don't want to spend a small fortune.
malachi
Dame, shame its not SLI too. Still have some heat!


B350 don't have SLI unfortunately, gotta go for the more expensive X370
Dame, shame its not SLI too. Still have some heat!
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Corsair CC-9011017-WW Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Performance Computer Case - Black - £45.46 @ Amazon

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Oversized, tinted window with room for dual 120mm or 140mm fans Room for graphics cards up to 450mm long. Keep your system cool with up to 7 fan mount locations. Built-in compatibility for SSDs in Read More
Oversized, tinted window with room for dual 120mm or 140mm fans Room for graphics cards up to 450mm long. Keep your system cool with up to 7 fan mount locations. Built-in compatibility for SSDs in
yoyelp Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago8 Comments
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Loved the Q6600 mine fried after cpu fan led snapped gutted!
Looks like a nice case, just bought one for my upcoming ryzen build. My 10 year old Q6600 system is long overdue for an upgrade! Thanks OP
Great price. Been using the non-windowed version for 3 years and it's a good case, lots of space and easy to get your parts installed, but I do wish it had a cover for the top which is just a bent mesh panel full of holes that let dust in.
B3aver
Great price was looking at this yesterday and decided on the phanteks p400s glass as it was cheaper and had glass heat from me anyway :D


Bit more £85 then found it cheaper :/
B3aver
Great price was looking at this yesterday and decided on the phanteks p400s glass as it was cheaper and had glass heat from me anyway :D


What price did you pay for the p400s?
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Gigabyte GA-Z170X-GAMING 3 Socket LGA1151 HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard at Ebuyer for £99.98

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Intel Z170 Express Chipset Intel Socket LGA 1151 7.1-channel Creative Sound Core ATX Form Factor Read More
Intel Z170 Express Chipset Intel Socket LGA 1151 7.1-channel Creative Sound Core ATX Form Factor
jediace Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago4 Comments
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buckiebull
you can get this board New from ebay for about £70

Are you referring to the lesser speced gaming k3 rather that the gaming 3?
Why cold? Thinking about getting this.
buckiebull
you can get this board New from ebay for about £70
New are selling for 135, the cheapest I can see that sold in the last month went for 115.
you can get this board New from ebay for about £70
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Gigabyte AX370-GAMING 5 (AMD Ryzen) ATX Motherboard Socket AM4 £196.99 @ AWD-IT in STOCK!

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Yes... it is actually in stock 5 only!!! Not a bad price either, they seem to be about £210-230 everywhere else with little or no stock anytime soon. Get one quick if you need a higher end ATX b… Read More
Yes... it is actually in stock 5 only!!! Not a bad price either, they seem to be about £210-230 everywhere else with little or no stock anytime soon. Get one quick if you need a higher end ATX b…
Uncommon.Sense Avatar3m, 3d agoFound 3 months, 3 days ago25 Comments
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The CPU technology really changed in the last 4 years. ^^
larrythelamb
hitman007
It's a comparison. ^^
larrythelamb
revolver31
hitman007
b350 more cost effective?
Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.
Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.
Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.
hitman007
It's a comparison. ^^
larrythelamb
revolver31
hitman007
b350 more cost effective?
Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.
Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.

Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.
It's a comparison. ^^
larrythelamb
revolver31
hitman007
b350 more cost effective?
Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.
Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.
revolver31
hitman007
b350 more cost effective?
Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.

Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.
Whilst I agree with some of the comments pointed out about boards being overly expensive due to the use of 'bling' on them, there is a great deal more in terms of value add to try and compete with each other. Look at the integration of much better sound chips, these come at a cost, along with up-gradable amplifier modules, things like 5Gbps networking IC's and then the there is the addition of Wi-FI and other such addons, again these all odd physical and licensing costs.

Yes, some of the board manufacturers are taking the pee slightly, but now that there is some competition between the two largest CPU manufacturers again, then there will be competition to price motherboards more aggressively.

With regards to reliability, I would be surprised if there was a much larger than normal failure rate out of the box than that of any previous generations released, and much of that would be early batch (beta) issues, or BIOS problems rather than complete duff boards.
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Not really a deal but a very good case for building a pc on the cheap. The features and flexibility of this case are mental for the price. the specs are as below. And postage from £2.37! Or collect in… Read More
Not really a deal but a very good case for building a pc on the cheap. The features and flexibility of this case are mental for the price. the specs are as below. And postage from £2.37! Or collect in…
flukeskywalker Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago34 Comments
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Husla
Anyone know gpu length I can put into this?
anything there is loads of room, the full width of the case nearly
Anyone know gpu length I can put into this?
Anyone get this case? How's the noise off the front fan?
hcc27
PulisOut
flec
Not very stealth with a bright blue light..but!
Suppose you could disconnect the lights.

Yes that's not very difficult :)
For the life of me I cannot understand how these guys can sell a computer case - and from the looks of it pretty solid build quality- for under 20 quid and still make a profit.


Because it's really cheap pressed pig iron (_;)
Fairly sure this is a rebranded RaidMax case. Heat!

Edited By: faintaxis on Mar 07, 2017 21:17: Wrong case
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Corsair CC-9011017-WW Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Performance Computer Case - Black at Amazon for £55.47

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Didn't realise I still had a camelcamelcamel alert set for when this drops below £64. Seems like it has dropped significantly for whatever reason and it's at it's lowest ever price. Not a bad looking Read More
Didn't realise I still had a camelcamelcamel alert set for when this drops below £64. Seems like it has dropped significantly for whatever reason and it's at it's lowest ever price. Not a bad looking
mos_ftw Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago8 Comments
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babswatkins
The non windowed version of this case was the first ever case I built in and it's awful lol
Dust gets in through every single crack even with positive air pressure
No cable grommets and the hard drive caddies rattled
Included fans got thrown out after a weeks use as they are so loud... louder than the awful nzxth440 fans
I've built in tons of corsair cases and still have a server in a 650d and the quality is terrible but this case is by far the worst
Much better cases out there on the market at this price... I would recommend fractal or the nzxt s340
I can only agree. I've got the non windowed case version too and it's a dust magnet. The filters do sod all.

It's not all bad, the hdd caddies are nice and my h100 coole radiator fits in the top nicely.

Overall, I can't recommend this case.
get a phanteks or fractal design case instead. simples.
babswatkins
The non windowed version of this case was the first ever case I built in and it's awful lol

Dust gets in through every single crack even with positive air pressure

No cable grommets and the hard drive caddies rattled

Included fans got thrown out after a weeks use as they are so loud... louder than the awful nzxth440 fans

I've built in tons of corsair cases and still have a server in a 650d and the quality is terrible but this case is by far the worst

Much better cases out there on the market at this price... I would recommend fractal or the nzxt s340


apart from fans is there anything wrong with Nzxt H440? I'm think about buying non window version for Ryzen build and replace fans with Noctua..
The price dropped because nobody buy it. This should be the normal price for this case.
The non windowed version of this case was the first ever case I built in and it's awful lol

Dust gets in through every single crack even with positive air pressure

No cable grommets and the hard drive caddies rattled

Included fans got thrown out after a weeks use as they are so loud... louder than the awful nzxth440 fans

I've built in tons of corsair cases and still have a server in a 650d and the quality is terrible but this case is by far the worst

Much better cases out there on the market at this price... I would recommend fractal or the nzxt s340

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EVGA 500W ATX Budget Power Supply - £36.37 Delivered @ Novatech

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Novatech are at it again. Before I even get into detail - Highly would NOT recommend using this for an expensive gaming build. If you're cutting costs don't cut on a quality PSU. Price has been red… Read More
Novatech are at it again. Before I even get into detail - Highly would NOT recommend using this for an expensive gaming build. If you're cutting costs don't cut on a quality PSU. Price has been red…
LeftResponse Avatar4m, 4d agoFound 4 months, 4 days ago6 Comments
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Get an aero cool integrator 500w for 30 on Amazon which is bronze rated with excellent reviews

And before the moan squad come posting, the 600w version has been reviewed by jonnyguru and was noted to be solid.

Evga don't make their own capacitors. Their g2 and gs PSUs are made by seasonic amd superflower. So you can't rely on the brand name entirely.

It's not a bad price but there just is a lot better out there.
chapchap
I bought the 600w version of this last year for £30. I know people say always pay for expensive PSUs but running a slightly overlocked 970 and i7 4970 it has never missed a beat and is 100% stable.

I bought a 450W Corsair one last month for £40, which I used to troubleshoot my dying PSU. Can't say I've ever bought this one, but I know EVGA make good PSU's. Not sure if I would trust a £30/£40 pound PSU on that rig, but I guess its worked for you so far. :)
I bought the 600w version of this last year for £30. I know people say always pay for expensive PSUs but running a slightly overlocked 970 and i7 4970 it has never missed a beat and is 100% stable.
This should be hot cold cuz someone can't afford it yet
hamzahuk
Got the exact same psu and its been running my R9 Fury and i7 4790k perfectly fine for the last few months. Not sure why cold, unless someone can find a 80+ 500w psu cheaper.

Thanks Ham, appreciate the heat.
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I picked this up before when it was last in stock and it came looking brand new with I/O shield and sata cables in sealed packets 8 in stock at time of posting Cheapest delivery £2.39 REFURB Read More
I picked this up before when it was last in stock and it came looking brand new with I/O shield and sata cables in sealed packets 8 in stock at time of posting Cheapest delivery £2.39 REFURB
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carsick77
thanks again OP, mine arrived today, boxed and sealed. The only thing missing was the instructions (who cares?). I have some DDR4 ram on the way but this was a great buy for a £50 - £60 motherboard.


If you need the manual you can find it on the gigabyte product page online... I always need it for the front panel connections lol
thanks again OP, mine arrived today, boxed and sealed. The only thing missing was the instructions (who cares?). I have some DDR4 ram on the way but this was a great buy for a £50 - £60 motherboard.
If the people who purchased this are looking for quality ram at a good price, Amazon have HyperX Fury 4gb sticks of DDR4 2133mhz at £23.59 each so I picked up two. Bit of a wait on them though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00TY6A2Z4/ref=ya_st_dp_summary
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Fractal Design Core 1100 Micro ATX Tower case - Black. Novatech - £27.99 Delivered

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Full spec: http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/core-series/core-1100 # An extremely compact micro ATX case, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling # Brushed aluminum-look front Read More
Full spec: http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/core-series/core-1100 # An extremely compact micro ATX case, designed for exceptional airflow and cooling # Brushed aluminum-look front
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Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3 Atx - £110.71 @ More Computers

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They say it's £75 off RRP, ebuyer has had it for 113 for a while though. This is the new cheapest price for this board. For those who don't need overclocking and care greatly for Aesthetics this is… Read More
They say it's £75 off RRP, ebuyer has had it for 113 for a while though. This is the new cheapest price for this board. For those who don't need overclocking and care greatly for Aesthetics this is…
adamskiidu_44 Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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oos
Nice board. However I'm waiting on the Aourus Ryzen boards :))
Next board deffo gigabyte/Aourus !
Nice find, looks great and supports M.2.
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ASRock H110M COMBO-G Intel H110 1151 Micro ATX : £60.87 @ BT Shop

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Great for all of you who have updated to Skylake (intel Gen 6) processors but want to keep your old DDR3 memory. Best price I could find. £57.38 + £3.49 pp Click on link for full description. Read More
Great for all of you who have updated to Skylake (intel Gen 6) processors but want to keep your old DDR3 memory. Best price I could find. £57.38 + £3.49 pp Click on link for full description.
SouthParkFan Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago6 Comments
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Even the specs say:

Types of memory which can be used with the product.
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Non-ECC

1066,1333,1600,1866,2133 MHz
As long as you do not go above 1.65v its perfectly safe.
Yeah, intel doesn't officially support standard DDR3 in skylake setups, in fact they say it could damage the CPUs: http://wccftech.com/skylake-does-not-support-ddr3-damage-ddr3l-only/
Ehhh isn't the DDR3 that skylake supports actually DDR3L, a lower voltage version? In which case whacking in any old DDR3 sticks you have lying around might not work, I'm sure someone that knows more about this/this particular board can chime in but I'm fairly certain you'd end up having to buy newer ram anyway
I picked up a i5 6600 in my local CEX for £140
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Asus B150 PRO GAMING Socket 1151 VGA HDMI 8-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard Free Delivery - £73.98 @ Buyer

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It looks like a good deal . I love ASUS motherboards ,good support, good updates. Almost duble this price on amazon . Read More
It looks like a good deal . I love ASUS motherboards ,good support, good updates. Almost duble this price on amazon .
j0bes Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
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I got Hero 8 too it push i7 6700k to 4.8ghz love it :D
ASUS is a great brand I love their mobo's have just bought a maximus viii hero arrived today actually :) This is a good deal bearing in mind you can't overclock without the z170 chipset so don't buy an intel unlocked cpu to go with this. Also no sli (multiple nvidia cards) only crossfire (multiple amd cards). Good brand, good price, ideal for entry level gamer not interested in overclocking. Heat
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Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid Tower Case £133.39 / £145.09 delivered Or Free Collection

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I have been looking for a good deal on this case and I stumbled across this, doesn't look too bad.
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A shame this isn't the glass panel one.
Its cheaper if collecting from store so i might consider it, However Its not worth it if i needed delivery.
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Corsair 780T Graphite Series Windowed Full Tower ATX Gaming Case with LED Fan - Black/Red at Amazon for £136.95

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cheapest anywhere by about 50 quid and generally good reviews. Full tower case with massive expansion and cooling space Supports dual 360 mm radiators Front panel three mode fan controller Dual… Read More
cheapest anywhere by about 50 quid and generally good reviews. Full tower case with massive expansion and cooling space Supports dual 360 mm radiators Front panel three mode fan controller Dual…
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this post should be removed, clearly this guy is not up todate
this deal is out of date, cold from me maybe he posted 4 years old link lol
adamskiidu_44
Kulaak
Never understand why they cant put the USB sockets in a more useful place...i.e on the front.
Well, a pc this size would take up a lot of room on a desk, so the other place would be the floor, hence having easily accessible front IO from above.

I take your point on that as long as it is either on the floor or placed in a pc "workstation" where there's plenty of head room.
Kulaak
Never understand why they cant put the USB sockets in a more useful place...i.e on the front.


Well, a pc this size would take up a lot of room on a desk, so the other place would be the floor, hence having easily accessible front IO from above.
Never understand why they cant put the USB sockets in a more useful place...i.e on the front.
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ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Skylake ATX Motherboard £108.46 @ Amazon

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Great price for this!. ASRock Super Alloy, Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151), Digi Power, 10 Power Phase Design, Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200+(OC), 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PC… Read More
Great price for this!. ASRock Super Alloy, Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151), Digi Power, 10 Power Phase Design, Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200+(OC), 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PC…
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Geekynerd12
Jams80
alanbeenthere
Jams80
As mentioned, there is no point waiting for Ryzen if you're looking for a budget gaming build. Ryzen is releasing an 8-core CPU first, which rumour has will be around the £700-800 mark. Now that is actually a good price IF it seriously competes with Intel's £1000 6900k, but we don't really know for sure how much of a run for its money it's going to give it. Regardless, it won't be aimed at the average consumer, it's for enthusiasts and those that actually NEED an 8-core CPU. Most people don't, but plenty will WANT it all the same. Ryzen is also not going to impact the price of lower Intel chips (not initially anyway), because they are aimed at a different market. It MAY impact the 6900k price, but only if it hits it hard on performance.
On the lower tier affordable side of things however, Ryzen is not going to be going down that road for a good 6 months or so yet. Kaby Lake is going to be full fat price on release, and offer negligible performance over Skylake, which makes it a daft purchase unless you simply MUST be on the bleeding edge of tech. The deals on Skylake now and for the foreseeable future make it the ideal path for anyone on a budget and with more sense than money. Everyone else can waste theirs on the latest tech, but they won't be getting good value for performance. Of course, if you can wait 6 months, see what low tier Ryzen brings to the table, otherwise just go with Skylake, you'll be set. :)
But at least we will then be able to see some 3rd party performance stats not AMD cherry picked ones.
And a better decision whether to wait 6 months or jump on skylake/z170.
True, if you can wait it's worth to do so, just to see what happens. I suspect it will be a while before Ryzen is actually available, even the high end version. They've said Q1, but that could be March.
There's great deals to be had on Skylake now, so if you need a system, just go for it. Given the incremental improvements in CPU tech, you'll be good for years with a 6700k. Heck, people are still running Sandy Bridge without too much of an issue!
Hi there,
would you be able to help me, I'm currently in the process of building a gaming pc. Which one out of the these three would you think would be the best for a long term system.
This motherboard Asrock z170 extreme 4
orhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-ga-z170-X-Ultra-Gaming-Z170-lga1151-x/dp/B01H74VKKK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J457B6925EXQ698CQ0MQ
orhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Z170-Skylake-CrossFire-Motherboard/dp/B0126R2LBK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VBX0TWEV06KDF75Z7PVR
I've just asked a question but no one seems to be answering. Please can someone help?

I really don't think it matters in respect to long term. There isn't a great deal to separate them, so personally I would just go with the one that you find most pleasing aesthetically. I would probably lean towards Asus due to them having a better BIOS, but Gigabyte are fine in that regard. There is an argument for stepping up to Z270 (Kaby Lake) if your budget can stretch to it, and if you think you will utilise the extra motherboard features. Otherwise, either of these boards will last you a long time.
Jams80
alanbeenthere
Jams80
As mentioned, there is no point waiting for Ryzen if you're looking for a budget gaming build. Ryzen is releasing an 8-core CPU first, which rumour has will be around the £700-800 mark. Now that is actually a good price IF it seriously competes with Intel's £1000 6900k, but we don't really know for sure how much of a run for its money it's going to give it. Regardless, it won't be aimed at the average consumer, it's for enthusiasts and those that actually NEED an 8-core CPU. Most people don't, but plenty will WANT it all the same. Ryzen is also not going to impact the price of lower Intel chips (not initially anyway), because they are aimed at a different market. It MAY impact the 6900k price, but only if it hits it hard on performance.
On the lower tier affordable side of things however, Ryzen is not going to be going down that road for a good 6 months or so yet. Kaby Lake is going to be full fat price on release, and offer negligible performance over Skylake, which makes it a daft purchase unless you simply MUST be on the bleeding edge of tech. The deals on Skylake now and for the foreseeable future make it the ideal path for anyone on a budget and with more sense than money. Everyone else can waste theirs on the latest tech, but they won't be getting good value for performance. Of course, if you can wait 6 months, see what low tier Ryzen brings to the table, otherwise just go with Skylake, you'll be set. :)
But at least we will then be able to see some 3rd party performance stats not AMD cherry picked ones.
And a better decision whether to wait 6 months or jump on skylake/z170.
True, if you can wait it's worth to do so, just to see what happens. I suspect it will be a while before Ryzen is actually available, even the high end version. They've said Q1, but that could be March.
There's great deals to be had on Skylake now, so if you need a system, just go for it. Given the incremental improvements in CPU tech, you'll be good for years with a 6700k. Heck, people are still running Sandy Bridge without too much of an issue!

Hi there,

would you be able to help me, I'm currently in the process of building a gaming pc. Which one out of the these three would you think would be the best for a long term system.

This motherboard Asrock z170 extreme 4
or
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-ga-z170-X-Ultra-Gaming-Z170-lga1151-x/dp/B01H74VKKK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J457B6925EXQ698CQ0MQ
or
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Z170-Skylake-CrossFire-Motherboard/dp/B0126R2LBK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VBX0TWEV06KDF75Z7PVR

I've just asked a question but no one seems to be answering. Please can someone help?
alanbeenthere
Jams80
As mentioned, there is no point waiting for Ryzen if you're looking for a budget gaming build. Ryzen is releasing an 8-core CPU first, which rumour has will be around the £700-800 mark. Now that is actually a good price IF it seriously competes with Intel's £1000 6900k, but we don't really know for sure how much of a run for its money it's going to give it. Regardless, it won't be aimed at the average consumer, it's for enthusiasts and those that actually NEED an 8-core CPU. Most people don't, but plenty will WANT it all the same. Ryzen is also not going to impact the price of lower Intel chips (not initially anyway), because they are aimed at a different market. It MAY impact the 6900k price, but only if it hits it hard on performance.
On the lower tier affordable side of things however, Ryzen is not going to be going down that road for a good 6 months or so yet. Kaby Lake is going to be full fat price on release, and offer negligible performance over Skylake, which makes it a daft purchase unless you simply MUST be on the bleeding edge of tech. The deals on Skylake now and for the foreseeable future make it the ideal path for anyone on a budget and with more sense than money. Everyone else can waste theirs on the latest tech, but they won't be getting good value for performance. Of course, if you can wait 6 months, see what low tier Ryzen brings to the table, otherwise just go with Skylake, you'll be set. :)
But at least we will then be able to see some 3rd party performance stats not AMD cherry picked ones.
And a better decision whether to wait 6 months or jump on skylake/z170.

True, if you can wait it's worth to do so, just to see what happens. I suspect it will be a while before Ryzen is actually available, even the high end version. They've said Q1, but that could be March.

There's great deals to be had on Skylake now, so if you need a system, just go for it. Given the incremental improvements in CPU tech, you'll be good for years with a 6700k. Heck, people are still running Sandy Bridge without too much of an issue!
Jams80
As mentioned, there is no point waiting for Ryzen if you're looking for a budget gaming build. Ryzen is releasing an 8-core CPU first, which rumour has will be around the £700-800 mark. Now that is actually a good price IF it seriously competes with Intel's £1000 6900k, but we don't really know for sure how much of a run for its money it's going to give it. Regardless, it won't be aimed at the average consumer, it's for enthusiasts and those that actually NEED an 8-core CPU. Most people don't, but plenty will WANT it all the same. Ryzen is also not going to impact the price of lower Intel chips (not initially anyway), because they are aimed at a different market. It MAY impact the 6900k price, but only if it hits it hard on performance.
On the lower tier affordable side of things however, Ryzen is not going to be going down that road for a good 6 months or so yet. Kaby Lake is going to be full fat price on release, and offer negligible performance over Skylake, which makes it a daft purchase unless you simply MUST be on the bleeding edge of tech. The deals on Skylake now and for the foreseeable future make it the ideal path for anyone on a budget and with more sense than money. Everyone else can waste theirs on the latest tech, but they won't be getting good value for performance. Of course, if you can wait 6 months, see what low tier Ryzen brings to the table, otherwise just go with Skylake, you'll be set. :)

But at least we will then be able to see some 3rd party performance stats not AMD cherry picked ones.
And a better decision whether to wait 6 months or jump on skylake/z170.
As mentioned, there is no point waiting for Ryzen if you're looking for a budget gaming build. Ryzen is releasing an 8-core CPU first, which rumour has will be around the £700-800 mark. Now that is actually a good price IF it seriously competes with Intel's £1000 6900k, but we don't really know for sure how much of a run for its money it's going to give it. Regardless, it won't be aimed at the average consumer, it's for enthusiasts and those that actually NEED an 8-core CPU. Most people don't, but plenty will WANT it all the same. Ryzen is also not going to impact the price of lower Intel chips (not initially anyway), because they are aimed at a different market. It MAY impact the 6900k price, but only if it hits it hard on performance.

On the lower tier affordable side of things however, Ryzen is not going to be going down that road for a good 6 months or so yet. Kaby Lake is going to be full fat price on release, and offer negligible performance over Skylake, which makes it a daft purchase unless you simply MUST be on the bleeding edge of tech. The deals on Skylake now and for the foreseeable future make it the ideal path for anyone on a budget and with more sense than money. Everyone else can waste theirs on the latest tech, but they won't be getting good value for performance. Of course, if you can wait 6 months, see what low tier Ryzen brings to the table, otherwise just go with Skylake, you'll be set. :)





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Asus B85M-G PLUS Micro ATX Motherboard £47.48 @ Scan

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My motherboard recently died so I needed a new one for a Haswell CPU in my Micro ATX case. This seems like a good deal given it's from Asus and has both DVI, HDMI and 4 RAM slots. Read More
My motherboard recently died so I needed a new one for a Haswell CPU in my Micro ATX case. This seems like a good deal given it's from Asus and has both DVI, HDMI and 4 RAM slots.
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Fitted today to a new freenas build for plex, running perfectly, bios is really nice to use. Great quality mobo for the price.
Ordered, thanks OP.
Good basic board. Cheap Hackintosh if you feel the need, also available on Ebay from Scan same price

Edited By: chomPer on Dec 20, 2016 13:18
I tried to create an account with scan, but it tells me there is an account registered for that name and address.
I could spend all of Christmas trying to guess what email account I used to set up that account.
Life's too short.

Short out that stupid system, Scan.
very nice fan control on this board
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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-ULTRA-GAMING Intel LGA1151 ATX Motherboard @ Amazon - £114.73

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I missed out on the Asus motherboard recently :( but instead found this. Looks a good spec and price: Intel Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard - Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the n… Read More
I missed out on the Asus motherboard recently :( but instead found this. Looks a good spec and price: Intel Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard - Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the n…
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gryllsbear
dynamodux
gryllsbear
I had just added this to my basket to check out and the price has gone up to £144.98 :(
see my comment above..
Looks like the price has increased on CCL too.


use pcpartpicker.com will find you best price
Great thank you! I'm building my first PC and have been looking for a good deal on a motherboard, managed to get it before the price rise.
This or the Asus Hero? MMMMmmm
dynamodux
gryllsbear
I had just added this to my basket to check out and the price has gone up to £144.98 :(
see my comment above..
Looks like the price has increased on CCL too.
gryllsbear
I had just added this to my basket to check out and the price has gone up to £144.98 :(


see my comment above..
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX 3G GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 - graphics cards (Active, ATX, NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060, GDDR5, PCI Express x16 3.0) £211.22 @ Amazon

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- Powered by GeForce® GTX 1060 - Integrated with 6GB GDDR5 192bit memory - 90mm cooler with 3D active fan - One-click Super Overclocking - 17cm Compact Card Size Custom-designed Co… Read More
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Matholwch
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now girls put your handbags away... :) can anyone tell me is the 6gb worth the £50 or so over the 3gb gtx 1060 cards ?
Probably is worth it, Nvidia have been a bit sly (apparently this is the industry view), as realistically 4gb would've been enough, lots of games consume just under 4gb. AMD rx480 4gb might represent better value. I went for the 1060 6gb as my case couldn't fit a long card (seems that rx480s doesn't come in a mini variety).

In terms of raw performance in games at 1080p/1440p this is the order:

GTX 1060 3GB > RX 480 4GB > RX 480 8GB > GTX 1060 6GB

That being said, I saw a video recently that showed in games released this year there was only around 1% difference between the RX 480 8GB and the GTX 1060 6GB.

Edited By: ollie87 on Dec 20, 2016 12:44
Matholwch
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now girls put your handbags away... :) can anyone tell me is the 6gb worth the £50 or so over the 3gb gtx 1060 cards ?
Probably is worth it, Nvidia have been a bit sly (apparently this is the industry view), as realistically 4gb would've been enough, lots of games consume just under 4gb. AMD rx480 4gb might represent better value. I went for the 1060 6gb as my case couldn't fit a long card (seems that rx480s doesn't come in a mini variety).

GTX1060 has a 192 bit wide memory bus. Nothing sly about it, it's just an integral design choice to the size of the GPU die. Wider buses mean higher memory bandwidth for a given memory speed. 192 bit > 128 bit for example. Which is good. They also mean much more space is required on the chip- higher costs and so on. Which is bad, for cards built to a budget.

As a result of that design choice, said 192 bit bus can only address memory in the geometric sequence in multiples of 192. 192, 384, 768, 1536, 3072, 6144 megabytes of video memory.

Meaning realistically in 2016 you can have either 3GB of video memory on this card, or 6GB. Not 4, not 5, but 3 or 6.
cookied
now girls put your handbags away... :) can anyone tell me is the 6gb worth the £50 or so over the 3gb gtx 1060 cards ?


Probably is worth it, Nvidia have been a bit sly (apparently this is the industry view), as realistically 4gb would've been enough, lots of games consume just under 4gb. AMD rx480 4gb might represent better value. I went for the 1060 6gb as my case couldn't fit a long card (seems that rx480s doesn't come in a mini variety).
All this talk about memory is killing it :D
now girls put your handbags away... :) can anyone tell me is the 6gb worth the £50 or so over the 3gb gtx 1060 cards ?
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MSI Z170-A PRO Socket LGA1151 VGA DVI-D DisplayPort 8-channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard £87.59 @ Ebuyer

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Great for skylake and kabylake CPUs. When I was upgrading my pc 2 weeks ago this cost £100, so this is a pretty good price drop. Read More
Great for skylake and kabylake CPUs. When I was upgrading my pc 2 weeks ago this cost £100, so this is a pretty good price drop.
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Just bought one for a new build, seems like a really decent board for the price.
I envy everyone who is willing to spend extra money on an sli setup. What are you gonna put in there? Two 1070s is your cheapest option if you're going for a new build... Disregard this if you have two older cards in sli already and if your aim is not gaming.
Also if you are not in a terrible rush, Z270 is coming and if you do not already have an older compatible cpu and want to buy kaby lake this needs a bios update for which you 99% need a cpu.

Also next week there is Zen announcment, kaby lake soon as well so I would be patient a bit longer and see how that play out before committing to a single camp.
beastlyhax
BettySwollocks098
it has been the same price on Amazon for the last 2 months at least. cold from me
But on amazon "Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months".
Have fun ordering from there :)


fair enough didn't see that :D
floppydesk
supports AMD Crossfire only :( what about nvidia SLI ;) COLD from me because dont support SLI.
You always have to pay extra for SLI though. They don't support x16/4x mode whereas AMD do, so the board has to have at least two x8 slots. If you look at the similar MSI Z170A SLI you'll see that it includes a chip which allows PCIe to run at x8/x8/x4 (that board has three physical x16 slots). That does add to the price.
At least it's not a £100 premium like G-Sync vs FreeSync though. Nvidia could easily change the requirements as even x4 PCIx 3.0 is plenty of bandwidth.


Edited By: Gkains on Dec 10, 2016 11:09: typo
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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… Read More
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…
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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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Gigabyte GA-990X-GAMING SLI Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard - £82.97 - Ebuyer FREE 8GB DDR3

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*Update* RAM and Board deal now costs £82.97 I have seen GA-990X-GAMING SLI board down as low as £68 BUT on the ebuyer site now it comes with a single 8gb stick of HyperX Fury Series 8GB 1600MHz…
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Since when is 8gb ddr3 £55? :'D

I just got a deal for Crucial 2x 8GB DDR4 for £19! delivered new from amazon lol
I'm well chuffed about this


Have you got a link to the ram?


Never mind, I've just read the last post.
Dan__
JackWade
Since when is 8gb ddr3 £55? :'D

I just got a deal for Crucial 2x 8GB DDR4 for £19! delivered new from amazon lol
I'm well chuffed about this


Have you got a link to the ram?
herrbz
Dan__
JackWade
Since when is 8gb ddr3 £55? :'D
I just got a deal for Crucial 2x 8GB DDR4 for £19! delivered new from amazon lol
I'm well chuffed about this
How?

There was a deal on here last month for 1x crucial 8gb for £22.59 @amazon
I bought 2. They came 2 days ago but envelope box packaging they use was open and tied up with rubber band. Items still there looking fine.
Complained got promo an half refund so now its working out at £15 now. Cant stop laughing lol
Dan__
JackWade
Since when is 8gb ddr3 £55? :'D
I just got a deal for Crucial 2x 8GB DDR4 for £19! delivered new from amazon lol
I'm well chuffed about this

How?
hannibalhorn
vmistery
Why is this hot? You'd be better off either waiting for Zen or going Intel. Only reason to buy a board like this is if your existing one died - even then I'd consider moving to intel.
Do you think the new processors with motherboard and ram will be just over £200? If so I'll wait but I expect it will be much more expensive than that. You certainly can't get an i5 with motherboard and ram for that price.
No, initial processors are going to be high end only. I'd be surprised if in the initial release you'd get change from £500 for board / RAM / CPU.

That said I suspect there will be boards around the £100 mark pretty much from go that will have similar features as this board as the new chipset has native M.2 and 3.1 support which this AM3+ board bolts on via 3rd party chipsets. If I was building a new system right now and only wanted to spend £200 I'd be looking at a budget board with a skylake i3 though unless I had a resonable AM3+ CPU knocking around.

Edited By: vmistery on Dec 07, 2016 07:51
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Corsair 750 Watt RMx Fully Modular RM750X ATX PSU/Power Supply £84.98 / £89.77 with collect + del @ Scan

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Seems to be discontinued. I guess that's what "end of life" means!? Have tried to expire this deal, but no luck... I guess someone else needs to do do it as well?
great PSU, very cheap for its wattage 8)
Seems to be OOS
I literally been looking at this as Im going to build myself a new rig next year. This is a bargain! have some heat OP!
very good price!
Would have bought this if it was around when I built my last rig in March
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EVGA 650 Watt BQ Semi Modular ATX PSU - £45.48 - Scan

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Part of Scan's Black Friday offers. It seems the cheapest going elsewhere is £65 at Ebuyer. 650W EVGA BQ, 80 PLUS Bronze, Hybrid Modular, SLI/CrossFire, Single Rail, 54A +12V, 1x140mm Fan, ATX PSU…
Arcana Avatar6m, 4w agoFound 6 months, 4 weeks ago15 Comments
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M1LFHunter
modular = pointless

Not if you have an ITX case or side window with no basement you want looking good.
I actually amended my order and went with this one in the end.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/evga-supernova-550w-modular-80-gold-power-supply-scan-2556760

It's not fanless but at least it's noisy :p
sam_of_london
Use fanless. After sometime the fan fails.

Most expensive PSU I've ever bought was fanless. It's also the only PSU I've ever had that failed :(
Use fanless. After sometime the fan fails.
wa la = :D
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Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming SLI Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard @ Amazon.co.uk - £68.00

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AMD AM3+ ATX Motherboard retailing elsewhere from £84.00. Good choice for anyone wanting an AMD CPU platform based machine. Brings new features like M2 slot and upgraded sound from ALC1150 and Int… Read More
AMD AM3+ ATX Motherboard retailing elsewhere from £84.00. Good choice for anyone wanting an AMD CPU platform based machine. Brings new features like M2 slot and upgraded sound from ALC1150 and Int…
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Price has gone up to £83.97.


*£82.97
Price has gone up to £83.97.
ShannonAirey96
does anyone know if this will work good with the amd x4 860k? thinking about building my own budget gaming pc but not sure on what to get any info would be great thanks

No point in trying to find an AMD solution. Just pick up an Intel i3 CPU + £40 motherboard. You'll get better performance than AMD's similarly priced offerings as well as being able to upgrade to an i5 or i7 CPU in the future.

Here's an example list of parts under £450: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yDML4C
ShannonAirey96
does anyone know if this will work good with the amd x4 860k? thinking about building my own budget gaming pc but not sure on what to get any info would be great thanks

No for the 860k you'll need a FM2+ motherboard,
does anyone know if this will work good with the amd x4 860k? thinking about building my own budget gaming pc but not sure on what to get any info would be great thanks
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Corsair CP-9020073-UK Professional Platinum Series HX850i ATX/EPS 850W PSU - £120.99 @ Amazon

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Excellent and reliable PSU available from Amazon UK, a good deal cheaper than Scan who are currently retailing it at £159.98. 850 W of reliable, continuous power 80 Plus Platinum certified guarant…
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RedRain
still question so forgive me if my components are not using the full 800 it will not draw that much from the wall will it thanks in advance

No it wont draw that power. But do be aware that PSUs are efficient when drawing a decent percentage of the power they are supposed to. So if you are actually using 200W you would be better (more efficient) with a 430W power supply than an 850W power supply.
thanks bud just getting started in building a pc 850watt is over kill for me but am thing down the line it could come in handy
RedRain
still question so forgive me if my components are not using the full 800 it will not draw that much from the wall will it thanks in advance

No, it'll draw about 8% or so more due to efficiency.

As it's the i series you can monitor the input and output wattage from the Corsair link software.
rev6
hobofighter
CHAOSEN3
At this price you really can't go wrong.
I'd recommend the AX860 as I own one, but it's like £175.
Still can't believe I bought it for £127.99 in 2014.
I bought one (AX860) for £40 although it was from Gumtree second hand. Been using it problem free for a year now with 2 980's. I must have struck gold :D.

You struck Platinum

:D


BOOOOM
hobofighter
CHAOSEN3
At this price you really can't go wrong.
I'd recommend the AX860 as I own one, but it's like £175.
Still can't believe I bought it for £127.99 in 2014.
I bought one (AX860) for £40 although it was from Gumtree second hand. Been using it problem free for a year now with 2 980's. I must have struck gold :D.

You struck Platinum

:D
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ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Skylake LGA1151 ATX Motherboard £108.46 Delivered from Amazon (Prime Members Only)

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A really great price for this motherboard. It usually sells for £120 or more at least. It uses Hyper BCLK Engine so it can overclock non-K Skylake CPU's pretty much as far as they can go. Suppo… Read More
A really great price for this motherboard. It usually sells for £120 or more at least. It uses Hyper BCLK Engine so it can overclock non-K Skylake CPU's pretty much as far as they can go. Suppo…
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minicale
Spark
sam_of_london
4k does not work properly on skylake. Waiting to buy kabylake Intel generation 7 with support for 4k and hevc codecs.
There isn't a single GPU that can do 4k gaming properly yet anyway. That 4k30 upscaled nonsense may work for the console kids but it isn't going to cut it with the Master Race.
Not entirely true, a 1080 can do quite a few at 4k just not games that are harder to run.http://hexus.net/media/uploaded/2016/6/15475b9b-3af6-4ff4-a965-e70151775f76.png

That was an extremely well-developed and well-optimised game though. I wouldn't count on a 1080 making it in the long term sadly.
leetron
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leetron
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leetron
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leetron

BCLK overclock for non-K CPUs was blocked by a bios update & from within Windows 10 over 6 months ago...
No it wasn't.
Oh yes it was...
There is a hack if you want to down grade the factory bios: Video
Love this MB and want others to buy it too but they need accurate up to date information!
Exactly, it was the BIOS that were patched after Intel put the pressure on. They never actually blocked it through microcode. You just need to use a custom BIOS to re-enable the feature on some boards (and no prizes for guessing the sources of those custom versions).
Maybe then you should alter your OP to inform potential buyers that if they want to OC non-K they'll have to hunt down a custom bios?
No because this will have the right BIOS out of the box. AsRock disabled it in one update and then re-enabled it a month or so later. The chances of it having the non-BCLK BIOS on it are extremely small and in that unlikely event you would just need to go on the AsRock website to download a new one. Hardly hunting anything down. What I said above about custom ones mainly applies to MSI, Asus and Gigabyte.
I own this MB and have researched its OC abilities extensively. It will NOT allow non-K OC out of the box and NO official ASRock bios will support it.
I know of one Korean site that hosts a hacked bios and thats about it.
You're doing potential buyers a real disservice!
I'm not accusing you of anything (unlike what you are doing to me) however several people on other forums have reported that they can just alter the BCLK on the stock BIOS.
OK lets take it down a notch!
I OC the BCLK with my 6600K to get over 4.7GHz but its blocked with non-K CPUs...it just is I'm afraid.
People need to be made aware of that. Thats my only point. I own & love the Extreme4 but just want folk to have the full & correct picture.
Thats enough from me...BUY THIS MB but buy a K processor too ;)

HWTips have a custom BIOS for OC'ing non-K CPUs on this however a lot of people have said they didn't need it. It likely depends on which BIOS your board was shipped with.
Spark
sam_of_london
4k does not work properly on skylake. Waiting to buy kabylake Intel generation 7 with support for 4k and hevc codecs.
There isn't a single GPU that can do 4k gaming properly yet anyway. That 4k30 upscaled nonsense may work for the console kids but it isn't going to cut it with the Master Race.

Not entirely true, a 1080 can do quite a few at 4k just not games that are harder to run.

http://hexus.net/media/uploaded/2016/6/15475b9b-3af6-4ff4-a965-e70151775f76.png
Spark
leetron
Spark
leetron
Spark
leetron
Spark
leetron

BCLK overclock for non-K CPUs was blocked by a bios update & from within Windows 10 over 6 months ago...
No it wasn't.
Oh yes it was...
There is a hack if you want to down grade the factory bios: Video
Love this MB and want others to buy it too but they need accurate up to date information!
Exactly, it was the BIOS that were patched after Intel put the pressure on. They never actually blocked it through microcode. You just need to use a custom BIOS to re-enable the feature on some boards (and no prizes for guessing the sources of those custom versions).
Maybe then you should alter your OP to inform potential buyers that if they want to OC non-K they'll have to hunt down a custom bios?
No because this will have the right BIOS out of the box. AsRock disabled it in one update and then re-enabled it a month or so later. The chances of it having the non-BCLK BIOS on it are extremely small and in that unlikely event you would just need to go on the AsRock website to download a new one. Hardly hunting anything down. What I said above about custom ones mainly applies to MSI, Asus and Gigabyte.
I own this MB and have researched its OC abilities extensively. It will NOT allow non-K OC out of the box and NO official ASRock bios will support it.
I know of one Korean site that hosts a hacked bios and thats about it.
You're doing potential buyers a real disservice!
I'm not accusing you of anything (unlike what you are doing to me) however several people on other forums have reported that they can just alter the BCLK on the stock BIOS.
OK lets take it down a notch!
I OC the BCLK with my 6600K to get over 4.7GHz but its blocked with non-K CPUs...it just is I'm afraid.
People need to be made aware of that. Thats my only point. I own & love the Extreme4 but just want folk to have the full & correct picture.
Thats enough from me...BUY THIS MB but buy a K processor too ;)
Rude Russy
leetron
Spark
leetron
Spark
leetron
Spark
leetron

BCLK overclock for non-K CPUs was blocked by a bios update & from within Windows 10 over 6 months ago...
No it wasn't.
Oh yes it was...
There is a hack if you want to down grade the factory bios: Video
Love this MB and want others to buy it too but they need accurate up to date information!
Exactly, it was the BIOS that were patched after Intel put the pressure on. They never actually blocked it through microcode. You just need to use a custom BIOS to re-enable the feature on some boards (and no prizes for guessing the sources of those custom versions).
Maybe then you should alter your OP to inform potential buyers that if they want to OC non-K they'll have to hunt down a custom bios?
No because this will have the right BIOS out of the box. AsRock disabled it in one update and then re-enabled it a month or so later. The chances of it having the non-BCLK BIOS on it are extremely small and in that unlikely event you would just need to go on the AsRock website to download a new one. Hardly hunting anything down. What I said above about custom ones mainly applies to MSI, Asus and Gigabyte.
I own this MB and have researched its OC abilities extensively. It will NOT allow non-K OC out of the box and NO official ASRock bios will support it.
I know of one Korean site that hosts a hacked bios and thats about it.
You're doing potential buyers a real disservice!
Yep. thats the problem. too many tards on here ranting about technical stuff they know nothing about.

Is that the real problem? Or is the real problem those who have been members for 6 years but have never posted a single deal in that time?
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Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti ATX £377.97 @ Laptops Direct (+4.95 delivery)

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Seems to be quite cheap given the current market. You may also be able to get an additional £20 discount through the Which? promotion they have running bring the cost down further.
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gr8h8me
hamzahuk
gr8h8me
I upgraded my 980TI OC to a 1080FTW and to be honest...a lot of money for not a huge difference in the average PC use. The 980 does VR ok as well btw
How much did you mange to sell ur 980 ti for if you did end up selling after the upgrade?
I sold it for £240.00 very quickly because the 1070 is out at a great price
£240!! for the ti?? You coulda insta sold it for £300, ohh well how much was the 1070s going for??
About £350 - £400 with a free game. I sold it here and wanted a quick sale before they plummet in price. I got a year out of it and lost £300 but my pc is an expensive build so you spend for tech. I'm hoping the 1080ti comes out quick and ill get that and sell the 1080. You get a discount if it comes out within 6 months and there's talk it's imminent

Edited By: gr8h8me on Nov 09, 2016 12:25
gr8h8me
hamzahuk
gr8h8me
I upgraded my 980TI OC to a 1080FTW and to be honest...a lot of money for not a huge difference in the average PC use. The 980 does VR ok as well btw
How much did you mange to sell ur 980 ti for if you did end up selling after the upgrade?
I sold it for £240.00 very quickly because the 1070 is out at a great price
£240!! for the ti?? You coulda insta sold it for £300, ohh well how much was the 1070s going for??
hamzahuk
gr8h8me
I upgraded my 980TI OC to a 1080FTW and to be honest...a lot of money for not a huge difference in the average PC use. The 980 does VR ok as well btw
How much did you mange to sell ur 980 ti for if you did end up selling after the upgrade?
I sold it for £240.00 very quickly because the 1070 is out at a great price
gr8h8me
I upgraded my 980TI OC to a 1080FTW and to be honest...a lot of money for not a huge difference in the average PC use. The 980 does VR ok as well btw
How much did you mange to sell ur 980 ti for if you did end up selling after the upgrade?
I upgraded my 980TI OC to a 1080FTW and to be honest...a lot of money for not a huge difference in the average PC use. The 980 does VR ok as well btw
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NZXT S340 White Mid Tower PC Case (White) £59.98 (Black) from Amazon

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Really highly rated case at the lowest price I've seen in a while. The colour is a slightly too pimp for me but the black version is only £4 extra if you prefer. Product Description System Ca… Read More
Really highly rated case at the lowest price I've seen in a while. The colour is a slightly too pimp for me but the black version is only £4 extra if you prefer. Product Description System Ca…
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Amazing case, love mine and looks like it should cost far more.
I left a review on Amazon under my name "Dale" with pics etc.
millward84
b1g1an
No probs, Phanteks Eclipse P400 is about as good as it gets, check out the proper reviews on Youtube as most mention the S340 in comparison. This is a good one to start and keep going from there...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQmPG-pKks4
I got both when recently building a PC for my eldest, the NZXT looked good until the Phanteks turned up, improved on everything the NZXT got its reputation from and doesn't get scratched up if you breathe anywhere near it.
This better then the antec 300? Thanks

Yes it is. That's more of a brand name budget model.

It's a nice looking case but I wouldn't say it was a straight up alternative. I obviously can't comment on the build quality but a good case will lend itself to good airflow etc, this only comes with one fan (exhaust). Add in a decent intake fan or second exhaust and you're up to £45.
I also really like the compartment at the bottom of the S340 that hides all the PSU untidiness.
b1g1an
No probs, Phanteks Eclipse P400 is about as good as it gets, check out the proper reviews on Youtube as most mention the S340 in comparison. This is a good one to start and keep going from there...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQmPG-pKks4

I got both when recently building a PC for my eldest, the NZXT looked good until the Phanteks turned up, improved on everything the NZXT got its reputation from and doesn't get scratched up if you breathe anywhere near it.


This better then the antec 300? Thanks
Spark

I think these cases are in different leagues tbh.


Goes without saying.
Personally I'm happy with cheaper cases. I like many others don't have any need for super sturdy cases because (A) desktop PC's rarely ever get moved after being set up (B) We never feel the need to caress the PC and say "ahh premium quality".
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Bitfenix Nova ATX Case £26.95 (Delivered) @ More Computers

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Lowest ive ever seen for this case, and its a good case for the price Even has USB 3 for the price
JimBobJr Avatar7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago16 Comments
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hoopdehoop
will this run minecraft?
Yes, along with a CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Hard Drive, GPU and Power supply
will this run minecraft?
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maltikism

cool, very helpful, thanks. could you, in theory, make an equally powerful itx desktop than an atx?

Yes you can make an itx based system as powerful as an atx system.
If you mean purely itx motherboard, then you can have expansions to sort out most possibilities.
If you also mean itx case, then you will just be limited by space.

Like most things, it's just down to how much money you want to spend, and what features you want to focus that money on.
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Corsair CC-9011075-WW Carbide Series 100R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case ONLY £40.00 in Black by Corsair From Amazon (Prime)

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Corsair CC-9011075-WW Carbide Series 100R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case ONLY £40.00 in Black by Corsair From Amazon (Prime) Brand Corsair Item Weight 4.8 Kg Product Dimensions 47 x 20.… Read More
Corsair CC-9011075-WW Carbide Series 100R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case ONLY £40.00 in Black by Corsair From Amazon (Prime) Brand Corsair Item Weight 4.8 Kg Product Dimensions 47 x 20.…
rubberbullets Avatar7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago1 Comment
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Well I got a Corsair box from Amazon last month due to my old Thermaltake showing its age, and took the opp to get upgrade processor and motherboard at same time.Glad I did. Great case. Think any change I'll do in future will be another Corsair.Made mistake of getting a Micro ATX which was reason I actually upgraded ! (Son got the old comp to use as a Media-something -or-other)