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WD 3TB My Book for Mac Desktop External Hard Drive - £80.00 @ amazon

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ok its intended for Macs (not windows pcs etc) so has limited appeal but seems like a good price for mac users (the 2tb version is £102.91) Product Description Western Digital My Book Mac 3 TB.
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Apple iMac 21.5-inch Desktop (Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB, Intel Iris Pro 6200, OS X) - Silver - 2015 £899.00 / £894 (With student code) PRIME MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE @ Amazon

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Got this for 894 with code student5 Same deal got 900+ heat 8 months ago so not sure how much the price ought to have dipped in 8 months
bashman28 Avatar1d, 19h agoFound 1 day, 19 hours ago12 Comments
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Cakeboy79
Heat from me, it's a great saving over the list price, and in 4 years time you'll be able to sell it for £400. Try that with a PC of the same price!

Obviously you can't because no PC is ever going to appreciate in value to be worth more than it cost in 4 years.
Dell 755 £50, graphics card gt210 £20 hackintosh. Thankyou and goodnight.
I love one comment from the other post
BenderRodriguez
i5 and 21" screen for how much?
And no SSD, once you get SSD there is no going back

Edited By: morfinel on Sep 24, 2016 17:20
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-imac-21-5-intel-core-i5-2-8-ghz-8gb-ram-899-direct-from-amazon-2380644
the same deal got 900+ heat here so i was hoping the market hadnt changed much and was still a decent hot deal today. May cancel my order and wait for a better pc/mac deal to come up.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-imac-21-5-intel-core-i5-2-8-ghz-8gb-ram-899-direct-from-amazon-2380644
the same deal got 900+ heat here so i was hoping the market hadnt changed much and was still a decent hot deal today. May cancel my order and wait for a better pc/mac deal to come up.
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Cube Essence Nano Quiet Home PC AMD Quad Core with 16Gb RAM 2Tb SSHD £499.00 @ Tesco (box)

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The Cube Essence Nano Quiet Home PC has arrived. With the latest AMD Quad Core processor, 16Gb Kingston DDR3 memory and Windows 10. The Cube Essence Nano Quiet PC has everything you need for a great h…
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Cost of parts is ~£350 before windows. Little bit more if you need the wifi. Not a good deal.
No Mouse, No Keyboard, No DVD or Blu-ray drive.
Has shared graphics. So not really a bargain.
"With the latest AMD Quad Core processor", yeah... no.
Same as box.co.uk.... but Tesco points for those that collect​
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Not a deal. Same price as Box.

This one is sold by Box via Tesco too :) + Points as OP says

Edited By: NeoTrix on Sep 21, 2016 15:57: ...
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Lenovo C20 All-in-One Desktop PC, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 500GB, 19.5" Full HD £229.95

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Perfect if you are after an all in one PC, the screen is Full HD 1080p. Ideal for web/office use. The same PC is £319.99 at curry's.
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Hot for the price/form factor, perfect for email/web/video chat. However please do keep mind that we have had plenty of 15" HP/Toshiba laptops with Intel i3 processors for under £250 before. Unless you want an all-in-one desktop with a big 19.5"/1080p screen those laptops would definitely be much better value for money.
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It's alright for what it is, but it's a basic laptop CPU stuck in a All in One case. These chips are one step up from the Intel Atom Line. It's fine for browsing, watching youtube/netflix, Windows store games, casual and indie games on steam or old games on Gog or Steam. Minecraft will work ok with the optfine plugin for the Java version and the Windows 10 version will work with no issues. Even Microsoft Office will run with no issues but Boot times will stink due to the 5400RPM HDD though, you can replace that with SSD internally if your up for a bit of tinkering or boot ofd a USB 3 external one in a enclosure.


Edited By: datalossfs on Sep 20, 2016 15:38
Horrorwood
It is £230 for a brand new PC with a 1080p screen. I didn't say it was ideal for rocket science!

Thats the lowest CPU score I have ever seen,better of trading the screen for a better CPU,even basic web browsing will be fairly slow...

Just my 2 pence worth after using a laptop with a CPU score of 1100... :)
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5% off Desktop and Workstations over £500 with Voucher @ Hp

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Cyberpower MOBA Commander Intel Pentium 8GB RAM 1TB Hard Drive PC Gaming Desktop Base Unit Nvidia 2GB Dedicated Graphics GTX 950 2GB @ Very £529.99 with £100 cashback - £429.99

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Full Specification: . Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit . Intel® Pentium™ G4400 Dual Core CPU (3.3GHZ) (Around £50) . 8GB Kingston DDR4 RAM (Around £40) . 1TB hard drive (Around £40) . NVI…
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Marekj
Check the cpu paired with the card on the YouTube vid. The card is perfectly fine at 1080p on middling settings, but many new games won't play nice with cpus that can only process two threads at a time (like the pentium in this deal).


​thats what I'm thinking, despite how cold this has got I still think it looks decent for the price? at this price you wouldn't expect it to be able to do vr or anything but looks like it handles well. suppose the only worry is how easy it would be to upgrade the CPU eventually and if it has space for an SSD, can't really see much info
Check the cpu paired with the card on the YouTube vid. The card is perfectly fine at 1080p on middling settings, but many new games won't play nice with cpus that can only process two threads at a time (like the pentium in this deal).

Edited By: Marekj on Sep 18, 2016 09:05: Spelling
I think most people building their own gaming rig, if they can stretch their budget a little, would spend the extra £40 for an i3 6100 with hyper threading for smoother game play in some games. If not building your own, I would look for something that has an i3 6100 or else perhaps consider upgrading the CPU at a later date.
Okay card but, that little baby cpu? No.
It's good for the price. You should be able to play almost any game on low to high depending on the age. But expect to have difficulty when upgrading, I'd imagine the power supply and motherboard will be crap and cheap, making upgrading more difficult. Using pcpartpicker I was able to choose a build which has the same specs, but better quality components which will last longer and will be easy to upgrade. It's £410 but doesn't include Windows or a keyboard - but then you can get windows for a tenner on the grey market. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/y3LZJV

Edited By: TheForsh on Sep 17, 2016 23:43: typo
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HP Pavilion 550-185 "Gaming" Desktop £379.98 @ Ebuyer

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Ebuyer daily deal. I think it is a bit much to call it a "Gaming desktop". However, it will suit some people who want a small computer with SSD and separate hard drive, windows 10 installed with a d…
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very.co.uk have some of these with 100 cash back. might b slightly different models
The 180W power supply kinda gives it away that this not up to much, on top of that FM2+ is approaching end of life as AM4 is starting to roll out in OEM channels. This will handle some older games but triple AAA current titles forget it, even Intel HD Graphics is better at 720P than this APU.
My SLI'd chromebook is faster than this.
2nd hand quad core desktop ebay for 70 quid. second hand small form factor gtx 750ti 75 quid. what i intend to do for my son.
Not good value.

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MSI Nightblade MI B85 Intel® Pentium® Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD Hard Drive, PC Gaming Desktop Base Unit with Nvidia GT740 Graphics | very.co.uk 499.99 with 100 cash back on your account

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looking at a previous post I think the processor is a i5-4460 seems like a good starting games machine, add an ssd, maybe upgrade the graphics card if you want aaa games ? What's people think ?…
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Surprised MSI stuck their name on this load of crap, had it been a i3 6100 and 750 Ti or a 950 or 960 at the min, it may have been worth £300'ish.
if the processor isn't what I read them just ignore this, clearly not worth it. cheers
refurbished i3 on ebay around 120. add low profile gtx 750ti 75 quid. beats this.

could get cheaper pc with quad core for 60 to 80 quid. need to get low profile gtx 750ti for small form factor pcs. they are 100 new but ebay has some 75.

so 200 quid will beat this!
ThatTechGuy
Can I stick a gaming sticker on my pentium 4 and sell that for £500?

Only if you're Very.co.uk ;)
Can I stick a gaming sticker on my pentium 4 and sell that for £500?
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Dell Alienware Aurora R5 Gaming Desktop - £50 off plus secret discount (£776.20 or less)

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A little-known deal here guys. I just ordered an Alienware desktop gaming PC and was able to get £100 knocked off the price simply by speaking to Dell on the live chat. (They've currently got a £50 of…
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On a similar note, I know nothing about PC's but need one for around £350.
I am not going to build one myself. My dell is 10years old and struggling.
Web browsing,photos, iplayer.
I lost 2years of my life palying TFC back in the day, so very little gaming.
Be grateful of any help/pointers.
5nowman
Am I going blind? sorry dude.. can't see where it says windows 10 pro license included.
I was looking at the:
New Alienware Alpha - £649.00inc deliver
Intel® Core™ i5 6400T, Windows 10 Home English, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960 GPU 4GB GDDR5
8GB (1x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
500GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s

If you scroll down on the page, you have to add it manually.
Am I going blind? sorry dude.. can't see where it says windows 10 pro license included.

I was looking at the:
New Alienware Alpha - £649.00inc deliver
Intel® Core™ i5 6400T, Windows 10 Home English, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960 GPU 4GB GDDR5
8GB (1x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
500GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s


Edited By: 5nowman on Sep 16, 2016 15:46
HoofingNinja
in$anity
HoofingNinja
lol I could build a better spec, with better aesthetics for £600. Why can't people comprehend that Alienware are a rip-off. Do your research on price and components, before tacitly buying this scam.
edit: The case is ugly( in the eye of the beholder though),
Windows OEM keys are cheap as chips,
You get warranties on components regardless, so that debacle is invalid,
and building '25 PC's' has not made you efficient in how to spend your money. It seems like you're trying to justify it to yourself. But hey-ho. Enjoy.
I know I could build a cheaper PC, but why turn this into an argument about how well I spend money? I clearly stated I don't wish to do so this time around and i'm happy with the price I paid for the service I get. Plus if you go onto the Microsoft store, you'll see it's around £179.99 for a Pro license. The fact that this includes a Pro license helped me make my mind up.
crazyshelby
Just doing a quick search on Chillblast comes up with a machine for 749 pounds (cheaper than this). Same processor and ram. However it has a newer and stronger graphics card and a primary SSD drive backed up with Windows 10 and 5 year warranty (2 year collect and return). Like others have said you are merely paying to say to people I have an Alienware PC (which is totally up to you). Working in the IT industry I know a lot of people who tend to laugh and shake their heads when someone brags they have Alienware. Everyone has an opinion, unfortunately just saying you've built 25 PCs etc doesn't mean you know everything. Otherwise I'd heavily doubt you would go Alienware when it comes to best components and value. I would say even if you only do light gaming etc, if you are spending 3/4 of a thousand pounds, surely you want to get the best for your money? A badge on the front will not provide you with that value. Hope you enjoy your purchase anyway and for anyone else, have a look at other companies, as there are some really good deals i.e Novatech like people have mentioned. Chillblast are fantastic when it comes to things going wrong and replacing parts etc. Hope this helps
I spent 2 years of my life working for HP - but I didn't claim to know everything. Working in the IT industry means little these days - I know people who work in industry and they're absolutely horrific at their jobs.
I just shared this deal in case anyone looking for an Alienware machine wanted a little bit of a discount towards their purchase.
Sorry I shared the thing now, it seems people would rather claim I don't know anything rather than just see that it's the cheapest deal around for this particular Alienware machine.
Nah dude, this ain't an argument. I was hoping I could enlighten you through your ignorance. The fact that you responded with the R.R.P of the Pro key tells me everything I need to know about how you approach your purchases and what little research you do before buying. It's that tacit complicit attitude that perpetuates these OP scams, for hardware that's twofold over the R.R.P. Like I stated; enjoy your myopic purchase :)

My ignorance :) Wow. I'm gonna have fun with you.

Do you buy the cheap £8-13 keys on eBay? You know, the Dreamspark keys? Mate - you haven't got the foggiest who you're talking to. I'm an IT Security Professional and former HP Security employee. I really wouldn't if i were you.

If you GENUINELY believe you're buying a legitimate key for that sort of money, you deserve everything you get. You do realise Microsoft are shutting down those kinds of keys as we speak? Have you read the latest Microsoft news?

Please. Don't come here trash talking when you clearly don't know the very topic you're talking about.

EDIT: I'd much prefer it if you didn't reply as well. I have no time for silly little arguments on the internet with people who believe they're buying a fully legit key that no-one else has got for £8. Have a nice day (no sarcasm meant)

Edited By: in$anity on Sep 16, 2016 14:55
in$anity
HoofingNinja
lol I could build a better spec, with better aesthetics for £600. Why can't people comprehend that Alienware are a rip-off. Do your research on price and components, before tacitly buying this scam.
edit: The case is ugly( in the eye of the beholder though),
Windows OEM keys are cheap as chips,
You get warranties on components regardless, so that debacle is invalid,
and building '25 PC's' has not made you efficient in how to spend your money. It seems like you're trying to justify it to yourself. But hey-ho. Enjoy.
I know I could build a cheaper PC, but why turn this into an argument about how well I spend money? I clearly stated I don't wish to do so this time around and i'm happy with the price I paid for the service I get. Plus if you go onto the Microsoft store, you'll see it's around £179.99 for a Pro license. The fact that this includes a Pro license helped me make my mind up.
crazyshelby
Just doing a quick search on Chillblast comes up with a machine for 749 pounds (cheaper than this). Same processor and ram. However it has a newer and stronger graphics card and a primary SSD drive backed up with Windows 10 and 5 year warranty (2 year collect and return). Like others have said you are merely paying to say to people I have an Alienware PC (which is totally up to you). Working in the IT industry I know a lot of people who tend to laugh and shake their heads when someone brags they have Alienware. Everyone has an opinion, unfortunately just saying you've built 25 PCs etc doesn't mean you know everything. Otherwise I'd heavily doubt you would go Alienware when it comes to best components and value. I would say even if you only do light gaming etc, if you are spending 3/4 of a thousand pounds, surely you want to get the best for your money? A badge on the front will not provide you with that value. Hope you enjoy your purchase anyway and for anyone else, have a look at other companies, as there are some really good deals i.e Novatech like people have mentioned. Chillblast are fantastic when it comes to things going wrong and replacing parts etc. Hope this helps
I spent 2 years of my life working for HP - but I didn't claim to know everything. Working in the IT industry means little these days - I know people who work in industry and they're absolutely horrific at their jobs.
I just shared this deal in case anyone looking for an Alienware machine wanted a little bit of a discount towards their purchase.
Sorry I shared the thing now, it seems people would rather claim I don't know anything rather than just see that it's the cheapest deal around for this particular Alienware machine.
Nah dude, this ain't an argument. I was hoping I could enlighten you through your ignorance. The fact that you responded with the R.R.P of the Pro key tells me everything I need to know about how you approach your purchases and what little research you do before buying. It's that tacit complicit attitude that perpetuates these OP scams, for hardware that's twofold over the R.R.P. Like I stated; enjoy your myopic purchase :)
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Dell Inspiron 3050 Micro Desktop, Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD £159.95 @ John Lewis

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It seems a bargain but not sure? So thought I'd list it.Apparently a quad core. Until they verify then suggestions are this is a dual core CPU not a quad they are advertising it as, however I am aw…
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It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.

WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
No the only admittedly wrong doing here is in the advert and it's an easy mistake to make John Lewis have now amended that to dual core CPU not quad core CPU,I have asked for the thread to be closed any way.


Edited By: WIZARDZSYS on Sep 14, 2016 18:24
xela333
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.

WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
No the only admittedly wrong doing here is in the advert and John Lewis have now amended that to dual core CPU not quad core CPU,I have asked for the thread to be closed below any way.
This deal should be removed please admin as the advert is miss-written here is John Lewis response to asking if it was quad core as it did state this in the advertisement

Dear John Lewis Customer,

Thank you for your email.

I can confirm that this has been an error on our website and it should in fact be advertised as dual core. I have taken the relevant steps to rectify this issue and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

If you require any further assistance, please contact me on 01144 524 057.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Taylor
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Please visit our website at http://www.johnlewis.com or contact us at [email protected]. Alternatively you can telephone us on 03456 049 049, lines are open between 7am and Midnight, 7 days a week, where a customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

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WIZARDZSYS
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WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.




WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
AndyRoyd
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Accidental and disappointing maybe, but a mistake it is when referencing the J1800 as a quad core as it is actually a dual core. It was debated to death over a year ago when it was being shifted at £99.99 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-brand-new-intel-j1800-ssd-win-8-1-incl-del-vat-99-dell-2278770?p=25941353


​It was actually a better Deal wayyyyyy back then!!.

Then the same Product more than 1+ years later ends up being sold again for NOT less, but rather for 50% MORE instead? (talk about flogging a dead horse ... )

You win some/lose some, huh?, lol.
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Yoyotech Warbird-rs10v2 Gaming (MSI 1060 6GB, Core i5 6600K) £799.99 (+£19.99 del)

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Part pickers comes to about £750 (allowed only £25 for Windows, £17.99 for cooler), so not bad for £799.99 with 3 year warranty (First 30 days - FREE Collect and Return on fault - 1st Year Covers full…
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Cold. I just recently put together a system for £700.
i5 6500
Asus Matrix 980Ti
blah blah.
Prebuilts... LOL. Get rob'd.
But that CPU is a bottleneck for the 980Ti...
You clearly have no clue what you are talking about. Try harder.
Isn't this a better deal? Only differences seem to be the 6600k vs 6400k and cooling system vs £820 and £672:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/awd-z1-intel-i5-6400-3-3ghz-gtx-1060-6gb-ddr5-vr-gaming-pc-569-99-2502510
mamboboy
imcconvey
Cold. I just recently put together a system for £700.
i5 6500
Asus Matrix 980Ti
blah blah.
Prebuilts... LOL. Get rob'd.
But that CPU is a bottleneck for the 980Ti...

mamboboy
imcconvey
Cold. I just recently put together a system for £700.
i5 6500
Asus Matrix 980Ti
blah blah.
Prebuilts... LOL. Get rob'd.
But that CPU is a bottleneck for the 980Ti...

How can you say that when people still use the 2500k? that thing pairs with 1070s fine, granted ARMA and Total War, may notice something, but saying a Skylake (Most recent intel cpu) is a bottleneck, nonsense ???
mamboboy
imcconvey
Cold. I just recently put together a system for £700.
i5 6500
Asus Matrix 980Ti
blah blah.
Prebuilts... LOL. Get rob'd.
But that CPU is a bottleneck for the 980Ti...


​i got that CPU in my mini itx htpc and apparently my mobo allows me to over clock it with multiplier
AStonedRaichu
SupaShoppa
But can't a laptop or tablet deliver the same power for a cheaper price? ;)X)
Of course not

Really? oO
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HP Standard (wired) Keyboard reduced to £5.00 at Sainsburys

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Cheap branded wired keyboard. Found in Calcot Sainsburys but should be national (if stocked). See pic for more info
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Large Desktop Lamp was £69.99 now £7.99 delivered from Rymans

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This looks like a good deal for a decent table lamp. Not sure that £69.99 was a real selling price but £7.99 seems a good price
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Not the best seller but a lot more expensive on Amazon
got the last green one! :p have some heat
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WD Elements Desktop 4TB (Recertified) - £67.99 @ WD Outlet

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What drives in these
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Thanks OP, purchased a pair of these as my 5Tb x 2 drive in my PC are almost full, so need backed up.
That's an impressive pron collection.
I video in 4K ... eats HDD space!
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How long is the warranty with this?


​6 months on refurbished, I bought one before may and it's still going strong
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Thanks OP, purchased a pair of these as my 5Tb x 2 drive in my PC are almost full, so need backed up.
That's an impressive pron collection.
I video in 4K ... eats HDD space!
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Hey, Which £10 discount codes you're referring to?
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Cheers, picked up two 3TB drives
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Pc world have the 1tb version in 2.5 inch, in for £49.99 with £10 CB after 30 days,so effectivly £39.99. I bought on for my PVR

Edited By: garbageguy on Sep 11, 2016 06:04
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This is because drives above 2TB use a partitioning format called GPT (GUID Partiton table), which whilst great for a computer, screws it up royally for everything else.

Is this definitely correct? I have a 4TB Seagate Expansion Desktop which I connect to a laptop running Windows XP - and Windows XP does not support GPT AFAIK...
I use one of these on my Sony Bravia 4k TV and there is no issues TV recognised it and I was able to format and use it to record
Anybody know what the drives in these actually are? Looking to bung a cheap but good 4TB in a nas.
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I need a hard drive to connect to my tv, are these good? I have no idea about the different spin speeds etc
No no no no no
Spin speeds are pretty much irrelevant for what you want, BUT, most TVs and players etc will NOT recognise anything above 2TB. This is because drives above 2TB use a partitioning format called GPT (GUID Partiton table), which whilst great for a computer, screws it up royally for everything else.
To play safe you should stick to drives of 2TB and below, and IMO stick with portable drives as opposed to 3.5". It really really does become a pain when you start moving them about to update them etc if they aren't portable.
For maximum compatibility you *MIGHT* also want to format the drive to FAT32 as opposed to NTFS, although that does limit the file-size you can put on it to about 4GB I think. FAT32 though is the most commonly recognised format going, and I have yet to find a TV / DVD Player / Blu Ray player that will not read a FAT32 drive (Assuming it has USB etc), whereas most of mine have not recognised NTFS drives. More recent TVs though will now accept the NTFS format, so always worth trying first.


Thanks, shame about the tb limit I'll look for something smaller. Might still get a bigger hd to move stuff over to for editing the adds out and keeping.

Edited By: jumpinoffthbed on Sep 07, 2016 15:19
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help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !
need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !
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can anyone help advice please under £400
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buy a certified refurb off ebay
aw08
help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !
need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !
8gb memory minimum
can anyone help advice please under £400
thanks for any help

buy a certified refurb off ebay
Good price, good size for Xbox One.
will this fit in my ps4
help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !

need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !

8gb memory minimum

can anyone help advice please under £400

thanks for any help
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What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)
The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up
I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.

USB 3 has way more bandwidth than a black can saturate so the speed benefit is still there over a slower drive
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What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.

usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)

The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)

http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up

I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.

Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?

That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?

There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.

I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.

If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
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If you have (or may get in the near future) a QC device then I'd pay the extra few quid (£13.99) for this one with a QC2.0 port:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B018QF960A/ref=pd_aw_sbs_23_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Q5GJHS6W8VQDN23SXH8D
Highly recommend!

Edited By: jamesakabob on Aug 24, 2016 15:20
Should change the price as it's gone up 2 £12.99
What was the original price?
I bought this 1 a few days ago and its 6port with 50w for £9.99:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B018E45VB6/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Good deal op, much more reliable than the anker too
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I wouldn't buy a barebones laptop, and definitely not with desktop components.
- Battery life is going to be close to Zero (if you press the ? it says " The realistic average run-time is 1.5 to 3 hours").
- Cooling is poor as desktop components needs more cooling.
- Barebones laptops are massive (height 35.7mm, 3.4Kg)
- Warranty repairs are not ideal as sometimes seller tell you to contact brand directly.

But that's my personal opinion
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incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
​The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.
In that case what you need is a *portable* laptop, not a 3.5kg laptop with a 0.9kg power brick.
Let me tell you my story. It's the start of university, I get a tonne of money and decide I want to replace my aging desktop (2007 C2D in 2012). I thought I'd be moving all the time, going back to my parents home on weekends, visiting friends and bringing along a computer. That meant I wanted a laptop (because laptops => portable, right?) and I wanted it fitted with the best GPUs because why the heck not. So I got a Clevo P370EM for £2k. The GPUs were £700 each so that's where the money went.
I should have loved it but instead I hated it, not for the build quality, simply because it was noisy and heavy. You could always hear the high pitched whine of the fans, it was constant, no way the 300W going in was going to leave without loud fans. It was incredibly irritating. That power brick brings me onto the weight, 5.8kg for the laptop and brick. I lived a 30 minute walk from university and over a 4 year course I brought in my laptop twice. Each time I nearly injured myself doing it, messenger bags put weight in bad spots on your body, mostly the collar bone.
I still needed something for day to day university but I wanted power, so I spent another £1k on an 11.6" Clevo W110ER with a 35W ivybridge quad core and a GT 650M. Not the beefiest laptop in the world but it weighed just 1.8kg and had a 200g brick. It got 6 hours battery life compared to the 2 of the bigger laptop. It at the time ran every game I threw at it though some required medium settings. It actually fit in my bag and it didn't kill me to carry it. I would even have been happy using it as a desktop replacement if it could actually drive my main monitor (Intel's HD 4000 wasn't quite HDMI 1.4 compatible, more like 1.2 due to a low clock speed, so couldn't hit 2560x1440 or anything above 1920x1200).
I spent the next 4 years regretting buying the big laptop. Why oh why didn't I just buy a desktop, moving flat with one would be fine, after all the laptop got nearly as big as one with all the padding it required. I watched its market value plummet because who wants laptop GPUs. I heard it whine away for years. It limited the number of monitors and connected devices I could have. The whine was so irritating that instead of running it at full load for video encoding I bought a separate cheap desktop (i5 3470 iirc) to run those tasks because with the stock intel cooler it was *so* quiet.
TL;DR Muffinss, take it from someone who regretted buying a big laptop for every year of its existence. Do not buy one. They are the worst thing ever because they're not a high performance laptop. They lose the right to be called a laptop when they weigh more than 2.5kg. Instead they're just rubbish overpriced desktops, brother only to Alienware. Get a 13 or 15" with a 960M or better. They exist, they're cheap and you won't regret them.
Things aren't like that anymore, you can get 1000 series nvidia gpus in thin laptops now. I had a 980M 17 inch before and that thing was easy to take around everywhere with me.

Not everyone has a 30 min walk to and from uni.
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
​The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.

In that case what you need is a *portable* laptop, not a 3.5kg laptop with a 0.9kg power brick.

Let me tell you my story. It's the start of university, I get a tonne of money and decide I want to replace my aging desktop (2007 C2D in 2012). I thought I'd be moving all the time, going back to my parents home on weekends, visiting friends and bringing along a computer. That meant I wanted a laptop (because laptops => portable, right?) and I wanted it fitted with the best GPUs because why the heck not. So I got a Clevo P370EM for £2k. The GPUs were £700 each so that's where the money went.

I should have loved it but instead I hated it, not for the build quality, simply because it was noisy and heavy. You could always hear the high pitched whine of the fans, it was constant, no way the 300W going in was going to leave without loud fans. It was incredibly irritating. That power brick brings me onto the weight, 5.8kg for the laptop and brick. I lived a 30 minute walk from university and over a 4 year course I brought in my laptop twice. Each time I nearly injured myself doing it, messenger bags put weight in bad spots on your body, mostly the collar bone.

I still needed something for day to day university but I wanted power, so I spent another £1k on an 11.6" Clevo W110ER with a 35W ivybridge quad core and a GT 650M. Not the beefiest laptop in the world but it weighed just 1.8kg and had a 200g brick. It got 6 hours battery life compared to the 2 of the bigger laptop. It at the time ran every game I threw at it though some required medium settings. It actually fit in my bag and it didn't kill me to carry it. I would even have been happy using it as a desktop replacement if it could actually drive my main monitor (Intel's HD 4000 wasn't quite HDMI 1.4 compatible, more like 1.2 due to a low clock speed, so couldn't hit 2560x1440 or anything above 1920x1200).

I spent the next 4 years regretting buying the big laptop. Why oh why didn't I just buy a desktop, moving flat with one would be fine, after all the laptop got nearly as big as one with all the padding it required. I watched its market value plummet because who wants laptop GPUs. I heard it whine away for years. It limited the number of monitors and connected devices I could have. The whine was so irritating that instead of running it at full load for video encoding I bought a separate cheap desktop (i5 3470 iirc) to run those tasks because with the stock intel cooler it was *so* quiet.

TL;DR Muffinss, take it from someone who regretted buying a big laptop for every year of its existence. Do not buy one. They are the worst thing ever because they're not a high performance laptop. They lose the right to be called a laptop when they weigh more than 2.5kg. Instead they're just rubbish overpriced desktops, brother only to Alienware. Get a 13 or 15" with a 960M or better. They exist, they're cheap and you won't regret them.
Spod
Strange that the power adapter drop-down gives you the option of a 330W power brick - but only with a GTX 980M, which isn't actually an option with this model!

Headline price is somewhat disingenuous at £1128 because the standard drive is only a 500GB 5400RPM spinner and RAM is only 4GB. If you are spending over a grand on a high-spec laptop capable of some decent gaming you are going to want more than those defaults. Charging extra for a dead pixel guarantee and better quality thermal paste is cheeky as well.
Meh 8gb ram and a biwin 480gb ssd adds like £100.
You dont go for those 2 extras then! :D
I think the power brick thing is really weird like wat lol

Edited By: Muffinss on Aug 24, 2016 11:37
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Muffinss
CampGareth
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danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
​The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.
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Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided

Argos do this all the time - the mods should ban them from this site!

"Currently out of stock for store collection" and "Currently out of stock for home delivery to XXXXXX" really means - we have no intention of selling this product at this price but please buy something else!


Edited By: grumpyone on Sep 05, 2016 11:50
Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided
This needs to be expired - no stock in-store or for home delivery
ive let amazon know about the lower price at argos (not interested myself) but hopefully it will help others get it price matched, i already have the 5TB its a great external hard drive
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Zoostorm desktop with gtx1070 after cashback £799.99 VERY £899.99

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I was searching for a potential VR ready pc and came across this which seems a good deal for a pc with a gtx1070? Not currently with PC prices but this stands out as cheap after cashback. I know peopl…
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zoostorm don't make decent boards and usually don't have overclock options or boost etc and limited upgrades for cpu etc
ussasx
or try http://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-titan-intel-i5-6400-3.3ghz-gtx-1070-8gb-ddr5-vr-gaming-pc.html
You can make tweaks to the build to add what you want but its £729 so cheaper than the very one as well.

Add windows and Its more than the OP price, though it is a better choice by the looks of it.

The Zoostorm is advertised as only having 1 usb 3.0, that would cause me concern about the quality motherboard.



Edited By: catbeans on Aug 19, 2016 09:41: Spellibg
or try http://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-titan-intel-i5-6400-3.3ghz-gtx-1070-8gb-ddr5-vr-gaming-pc.html

You can make tweaks to the build to add what you want but its £729 so cheaper than the very one as well.
The problem when spending this sort of money on a desktop is not knowing the full specification in terms of Motherboard, Power Supply, Disk Drives.
Sometimes you will find that the KEy specs advertised are good, but in order to get the price money is saved on other components.
i5-6400 - £170
GTX 1070 - £350-400
8GB Ram - £35
1TB HDD - £35
Optical Drive - £15
so about £600 before Case, MoBo and Windows.

Its a good price for a pre-built, however if you are serious on wanting a VR ready machine, I would suggest building one and maybe spending a little more to ensure you have an SSD and up the RAM to 16gb. Either that or try and find a detailed spec list so you can check which components have been used - the 1070 cards can have a lot of difference depending on the version you get for example. The MSI listed on HUKD for 379 at the moment would be a great choice in a home build.
PC Part Picker is your best friend as it will do compatability checks for you. Try starting with this:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/TRkQD8
Its more than this machine but you can play around, upgrade/downgrade components to see what you can get in the budget.
is it much cheaper to build yourself with a legit W10 key.
it's probably touch and go .Very are an awful company though .
Not voting
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Toshiba Canvio 4TB desktop £89.99 / Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop Hard Drive £104.99 Del @ ebuyer

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Toshiba 4TB desktop hard drive currently £89.99 Good brand, good price compared to other similar spec product. Works out as £22.50/TB Free delivery too. Decent price for storage at the minut…
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I had to send a lot of these back for clients in the enclosure they run far too hot this is why the others companies use 5200 drives no need for 7200 in usb enclosurers.

If you are planning to remove it from the enclosure then it's good value other wise stay clear.
So Amazon have priced matched the 5TB drive, I'm now in two minds about buying one tomorrow... the price is great and I need a new drive, but the reports of noise put me off. I wish they had priced matched the Seagate drive I informed them of.
Good prices for both, hopefully Amazon will match both offers, doubt it though, as they haven't matched any of the other hard drives deals I've informed them of via the seen it cheaper form.
This is a noisy drive.
I wondered if anyone knew the drive model. Not to worry. I'll see what I can find.
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Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £313.00 delivered @ Technoworld

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Well spec'd brand name desktop if you're looking for a fast CPU at budget price. HP 280 MT X3K20ES Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz latest generation 14nm i5 http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Core-i5-6500
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Well there's a little bit of wriggle room in there, see page 47 of the service manual :-http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7357746&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04471643

Sorry! that's for the G1 version, here's the manual for the G2 (no idea what the difference is)

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04957720

Pages 41-43 cover PSU removal.
Well there's a little bit of wriggle room in there, see page 47 of the service manual :-

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7357746&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04471643
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GarlicBread322
Hi first time building my first PC. Was it hard to replace the PSU? Im thinking of getting a 2nd hand 980TI. would this be bottlenecking anything?
I haven't replaced the PSU, just added the 750ti and SSD. When I'm home at the wknd I'll have a look to see how much hassle a PSU swap would be; there's not a huge amount of room in there, but it's not as crammed full as an SFF machine..
Hey so how much hassle would it be to swap the PSU out? since im thinking of getting this and maybe an 1070 or 1060
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GarlicBread322
Hi first time building my first PC. Was it hard to replace the PSU? Im thinking of getting a 2nd hand 980TI. would this be bottlenecking anything?

I haven't replaced the PSU, just added the 750ti and SSD. When I'm home at the wknd I'll have a look to see how much hassle a PSU swap would be; there's not a huge amount of room in there, but it's not as crammed full as an SFF machine..
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Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £346.80 CPC

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Well spec'd brand name desktop if you're looking for a fast CPU at budget price. HP 280 MT X3K20ES Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz latest generation 14nm i5 http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Core-i5-6500
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Is Andy Royd related to Emma Royd? I hear she's a right pain in the ar&e... ;-)
Note: No HDMI for graphics, only VGA and DVI.
HP... Oh how we laughed when needing support!
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Dead Rising: Remastered (PC) £12.79 (may have to sign in) @ GreenManGaming

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One of my favourite games of all time is finally coming to PC! New features; Unlocked framerate, 4K Support Multiple save slots. WIN! Think the RRP is £16 which is a good price anyway!
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DR3 was an awful port on PC, I'll wait for the performance analysis videos to drop before buying. Cheapest so far though so heat added.
Capcom games in general have been incredibly poorly optimized for PC, however hope this one is good.
Couple of things to note.
- Same company is being used to port that as with Dragons Dogma, which was considered pretty good by most peoples standards.
- As far as I'm aware this isn't a remaster in the traditional sense. More some tweaking and adding PC features such as resolution support (as remember this was made before HDMI was even a thing on consoles) and unlocked frame rates being the main two.

Decent price but i still feel this is a tad excessive for a 10 year old game with a couple of improvements to modernise the game a little.


Edited By: slayermatt on Aug 16, 2016 16:13
I won't hold my breath on any of those features actually working. It is Capcom, after all.
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Lenovo IdeaCentre 700 Desktop PC @ PC World £599.97 was £849.99

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Was £849.99 now £599.97 Windows 10 (pre-installed) Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor Memory: 16 GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Hard drive: 2 TB I do not have the time or patience to custom…
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Hi, the deal seems to have rallied - still cold (as expected) but not as cold as it was! If anyone has bought and used the voucher code GOLD100 successfully - please can they advise? I'm not sure who added it here, but seems to be for TV's only - if it works, I need to speak to Customer Services.Thanks.
Keep your eye out on dell outlet usually have discount codes too.

Just got a scratch and dent xps 8900 for £607 after cashback.

i7 6000k, 2 TB 7200 rpm,, 512 GB SSD, Bluray DVD/RW, 16 GB ddr4 Ram, heatsink, Windows 10, half decent motherboard, average 460w PSU. No GPU but gtx 1060 fits.

Ignoring the rest i.e the average PSU and motherboard the components alone are cheaper than buying separately and can easily be taken out and put into another case.


Edited By: andy1989 on Aug 17, 2016 13:26
At a time when people are getting excited about the performance leap of RX470/480 and the GTX 1060, it's hard to generate excitement around a computer built around a GTX 960. I appreciate you have said you wouldn't want to build your own, which is perfectly reasonable, but for those who do, they could build something around an RX470 or 480 for around £630 - £640, including OS, substituting hard drive for a 250GB SSD and taking the memory down to 8GB, with the full retail warranty on each component, rather than the usual one year warranty that comes with most prebuilt PCs. The full retail warranty is worth the extra, for me. Still, it seems an okay deal if you are happy enough with a GTX 960, though it would be good to know what the power supply is.

In fairness, I checked out the full spec - whatever else people think about PC World, kudos to them for a fairly detailed spec listing - and notice that the Lenovo comes with card reader, mouse and keyboard, so that bumps up the price of the partpicker build by £10 - £15. PSU 400W. Still, that 1 year warranty is off-putting, to me, compared to the often longer warranties on the individual components if building your own, for those who like that option. A quick look around and I couldn't find a cheaper deal from a high street vendor.

Edited By: Noclouds on Aug 17, 2016 14:39: Checked the full spec listing
Oneday77
The £599.97 is a clearance price. So stock will be limited and could well be exdisplay.
While at the moment it doesn't reflect a big saving. My experience is it will drop another £100-£200 in the next 4 weeks. Thursday used to be the main price change day, so could be worth stalking it.
With the Win10 free upgrade being over, they will be trying to dispose of Win8.1 machines to take in fresh stock. There will be bargains to be found but it will involve looking.

The Win10 free upgrade may not be over depending on your personal circumstances. See the article here

Oneday77
The £599.97 is a clearance price. So stock will be limited and could well be exdisplay.
While at the moment it doesn't reflect a big saving. My experience is it will drop another £100-£200 in the next 4 weeks. Thursday used to be the main price change day, so could be worth stalking it.
With the Win10 free upgrade being over, they will be trying to dispose of Win8.1 machines to take in fresh stock. There will be bargains to be found but it will involve looking.

This machine has Win10 pre-installed ...

Edited By: phoenix198 on Aug 17, 2016 00:17: typo
Oneday77
The £599.97 is a clearance price. So stock will be limited and could well be exdisplay.
While at the moment it doesn't reflect a big saving. My experience is it will drop another £100-£200 in the next 4 weeks. Thursday used to be the main price change day, so could be worth stalking it.
With the Win10 free upgrade being over, they will be trying to dispose of Win8.1 machines to take in fresh stock. There will be bargains to be found but it will involve looking.

The Win10 free upgrade may not be over depending on your personal circumstances. See the article here