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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 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 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 Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day 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 Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days 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 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week 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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Novatech Stealth Micro ATX PC Case - No PSU - £16.99 / £19.38 delivered / Free c&c - Novatech

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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 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 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 Avatar2m, 2d agoFound 2 months, 2 days 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

Edited By: babswatkins on Feb 25, 2017 21:26: .
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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…
Burnz0 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week 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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gigabyte lga 1151 matx/flex atx motherboard h110m-s2h *B-stock manufacturer repaired, signs of use* £19.99 + delivery @ Novatech £22.38

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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
babswatkins Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago16 Comments
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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
dt_matthews Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago6 Comments
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snooze you lose =P
Isnt actually this price..!!
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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 Avatar3m, 11h agoFound 3 months, 11 hours 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 Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 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 Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 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. Read More
I have been looking for a good deal on this case and I stumbled across this, doesn't look too bad.
NojusPask Avatar4m, 18h agoFound 4 months, 18 hours ago3 Comments
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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…
shahidali47 Avatar4m, 1d agoFound 4 months, 1 day ago10 Comments
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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…
Danjw91 Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago20 Comments
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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.


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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
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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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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?
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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
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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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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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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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.
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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…
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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.
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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
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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. Read More
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.
JC2MULTIPLAYER000 Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago9 Comments
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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
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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…
Spark Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago23 Comments
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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.
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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 Read More
Lowest ive ever seen for this case, and its a good case for the price Even has USB 3 for the price
JimBobJr Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 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?
Showing back in stock. Try code HALFND for half price next day delivery.
Out of stock
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.…
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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)
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ROSEWILL R363-M-BK Black Ultra Gloss Micro ATX case+400watt power supply £36.48 @ Ebuyer £36.48

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Quite a cheap rice I think by the American Manufacturer Rosewill. They produce some great cases but most are not available here Build your own microserver? Or smallish PC, Includes a 400 watt power… Read More
Quite a cheap rice I think by the American Manufacturer Rosewill. They produce some great cases but most are not available here Build your own microserver? Or smallish PC, Includes a 400 watt power…
jasee Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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Had a rosewill case a few years back probably the best budget case I have ever owned. Only replaced it when I upgraded from matx to atx
abzycar
With 400w psu???
That's what they say and you can see it in the pic

Edited By: jasee on Oct 08, 2016 19:03
With 400w psu???
http://img.ebyrcdn.net/726379-730253-800.jpg
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Thermaltake Core P5 Mid Tower ATX Case - Acrylic Side £107.94 from Eclipse Computers

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Not a basic case, very much for the enthusiast. Lowest price though. http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002732 https://youtu.be/VS6PJ49SpC8 Read More
Not a basic case, very much for the enthusiast. Lowest price though. http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002732 https://youtu.be/VS6PJ49SpC8
New2Deals Avatar7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago52 Comments
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I would love a set up like this, but you have me worried now. Would it still be noisy with a liquid cooling setup? I appreciate there are still fans involved, but I would expect to be able to run them at a lower speed and therefore have it quieter.
New2Deals

If you are a customer they're allowed legally to send you marketing emails.

You're way off on that one. Even as a customer you have to specifically give consent (the relevant law is the Data Protection Act 1988). That's why on a lot of order pages (well, those that are legally compliant), you have tick boxes for marketing emails which you can opt in or opt out of during the ordering process.

dxx

They're legally allowed to send me marketing emails if they have my explicit consent, and they are legally obliged to stop sending me their marketing emails if I revoke permission.

That's a correct summary of the law. Make a complaint about them to the ICO if you're still unhappy. They have enforcement powers.

Edited By: Picard123 on Sep 18, 2016 16:23
^^^^^ Doesn't have an affiliation with Eclipse X)
dxx

Anyway, it hardly seems worth engaging with you since you're clearly just a sycophantic apologist (the way that you accepted no wrong-doing on their part and had to resort to insults and untruths in your replies gives you away), but I actually meant the last point that you made. Can you show me which law you think I've violated?

Hardly seems worth it, but you did it anyway? Your concept of what seems worthwhile is messed up since you claim not to have bothered even trying to phone them to resolve the issue, in fact your response was to go out of your way to cause harm to their business.

sycophantic apologist (the way that you accepted no wrong-doing on their part and had to resort to insults and untruths in your replies gives you away)

I simply pointed out that you have no way of knowing if they got your emails. Why would I apologise for a business I'm not involved in? You've made no attempt to get to the facts of the matter, how should I know what's going on? This behavior could be considered harassment:

https://www.cybersmile.org/advice-help/category/cyberbullying-and-the-law

It's also questionable if you are presenting yourself as this business when interacting with other sites.
Gort1951
Have not heard that name in ages.
I ordered a motherboard from eclipse computers that was faulty. I kept phoning them, sent them letters, they were rude and I had the phone slammed down on me. This was after sending back the faulty motherboard with the rma no.
That dragged on for weeks.
I ended up taking them to court. They never turned up and I won the case. A cheque was then sent to me a few days later. No letter of apology, just the cheque in the envelope (2nd class stamp)
They had to pay court costs.
Stay away because their customer service does not exist.

Good on you for taking them to the small claims court. Some of these companies think they can screw over their customers with indemnity.
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SilverStone Sugo SG04B-FHPC Micro ATX Case £41.57 @ Amazon.co.uk

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This seems like a very good price for a quality Silverstone case, it's normally £70+.
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FuriousZombie
same price on scan.co.uk (actually 1p cheaper there) ;)

You save a whopping £1.09 if you buy it off scans website though. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-sugo-sg04b-f-black-micro-atx-performance-mini-tower-sff-case-w-o-psu
Seems to basically be the same as this one, minus the handle on the top. Quite a dated design, but some interesting features that would make for an easy build considering it's small size.

https://youtu.be/Y4WQiYkenxU
jasee
They don't deserve to sell any, with just one single view of the front of the case. Okay, you can google for it, but why should you have to! It's the interior that you need to see!



They seem a huge variety of items, I can forgive the odd one not having all the images. Plus I'd always recommend visiting the manufactures product page anyway.
same price on scan.co.uk (actually 1p cheaper there) ;)
They don't deserve to sell any, with just one single view of the front of the case. Okay, you can google for it, but why should you have to! It's the interior that you need to see!
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Silverstone Zeus 1350W 80 Plus Silver modular ATX PSU £149.99 at Scan + £4.79 collect from local shops del

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Silverstone Zeus SST-ZM1350 Fully modular ATX Power Supply. If you need a LOT of power in your PC and aren't worried about getting a gold or platinum rated PSU then this should do the job! Read More
Silverstone Zeus SST-ZM1350 Fully modular ATX Power Supply. If you need a LOT of power in your PC and aren't worried about getting a gold or platinum rated PSU then this should do the job!
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Bit late to the party, but here's a review of this unit: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=325 - TLDR: not that great, especially for the price.

Anything Seasonic (or made by them, like most XFX units), or higher end EVGAs and Corsairs would be a better choice. This XFX unit is cheaper and made by Seasonic, so will have a much better build quality.
alimuhammad
at this wattage I'd go for at least gold plus, and also check the OEM manufacturer. You wanna stick to superflower or seasonic as something as powerful as this really needs to be top quality.

Thanks for the recommendations. I've come across Seasonic before but not heard of Superflower.
at this wattage I'd go for at least gold plus, and also check the OEM manufacturer. You wanna stick to superflower or seasonic as something as powerful as this really needs to be top quality.
Spod
If you are voting cold please tell me where I can find a better PSU which can handle at least 1000W?
I'm putting together an X99 motherboard with i7-4930k, 64GB RAM, GTX 1080 graphics and I'll be working with NVidia Tesla K40 and Xeon Phi cards. I've only got 1st gen Xeon Phi at present, but it's 300W per card, which is a bit of a sod.
you missed the special refurbished offer recently from the corsair range @scan, the AX1200i was at £139 and the RM1000i £89 got one of each and as usual that stuff is same as new to me. Always keep an eye, they usually come back.
If any good they still got the RM850i but at £89 too, you can comfortably run 2x gtx1080 with this one
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-rmi-series-80-plus-gold-full-modular-sli-crossfire-single-rail-1x135mm-fan-atx-v24-psu-


Edited By: bobo53 on Aug 25, 2016 21:19: dd
if this size is needed, it is a bargain. Difference in consumption between this and a platinum would be no more that 70-80w extra at full 1350w

Edited By: bobo53 on Aug 25, 2016 20:25
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Asus Z170 Sabertooth S ATX Motherboard £155.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Been looking for parts to build a Gaming PC and fancy this MB as it looks sexy and I want an aesthetically pleasing black/white build. I know lots on here don't like ebuyer but I have used them for… Read More
Been looking for parts to build a Gaming PC and fancy this MB as it looks sexy and I want an aesthetically pleasing black/white build. I know lots on here don't like ebuyer but I have used them for…
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Can get many other mobos with much better specs and spray paint em yourself :D
pigletsonfire
This is not a deal...
It is for me bud & anyone else looking for this motherboard.
This is not a deal...
looks like its been spuzzed over by some whitewalkers. Its pricey for what it is, but then I suppose you are paying for the erm.. "paint". Shame you didnt want black / red as the MSI z170s are (marginally) cheaper

Edited By: deeplink on Aug 23, 2016 11:55