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GIGABYTE GB-GZ1DTI7-1070-NK-GWEK Brix Ultra Compact PC - (Black) (Intel Core i7-6700K, 16 GB DDR4 RAM,1 TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card, Windows 10) £1,699.99 @ Amazon

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Product Description Product Description With the sixth-generation Intel Core processor, the GIGABYTE Gaming PC can outperform systems in both size and performance. Already installed in the PC is an
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jimbo001
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jimbo001
fishyswaz
jimbo001
fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!

But 4k gaming is very close!

I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.

It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!


Ultra expensive laptops? AORUS ROCKS!
Peejay1234
NitrousX123
slannmage
Can just build your own mitx pc for half that.
I've attempted to try and get a build for less this is the best I came up with. I would like to see if you can get this for half though only way i could see that is if you were to get most of the items on ebay/gumtree here's a similar build I've made. This is purely a price to performance build could easily oc to 4.4ghz probably would need a stronger cooler for 4.5ghz plus though.
And you couldnt run this system on a 400w psu could you, specially if you are planning to OC too, 1 1070 want s min of 500w

That is simply not true.

I run a 1070 and 6700k on 300w PSU.
jimbo001
meherenow
jimbo001
fishyswaz
jimbo001
fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!
But 4k gaming is very close!
I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.
It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!

I agree that 4k gaming is pretty close.

In fact it is here now. My GTX 1080 runs the likes of Rocket League perfectly in 4k at 60fps (and with everything turned up to full) on my 65" Samsung (my self build rig is not too different to the one in this thread).

Admittedly RL is a Direct X 9 game, but with a bit of twiddling in the settings most games run very well in 4k (remember things like anti aliasing aren't really required for 4k res so turning the likes of this off frees up many frames per second).

Other than that, 1440p is a good trade off - my TV doesn't display this res, but the game can be rendered in this res at extremely high settings with the Nvidia card and then upscaled to 4k and it looks damn fine compared to a standard 1080p display.


Edited By: meherenow on Jan 23, 2017 20:24: info
meherenow
jimbo001
fishyswaz
jimbo001
fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!

But 4k gaming is very close!

I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.

It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!
jimbo001
fishyswaz
jimbo001
fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.


I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...

Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!
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MSI Aegis i7 GTX1070 1TB 256GB SSD Gaming Desktop Bundle @ Argos - £1,399.99

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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT Small and Extremely powerful. Only the best equipment is chosen for Aegis. Get in the game before anyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0 M.2 SSD utilising NVMe technology. Cus…
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its argos, it be cheaper in a few weeks with another one of their not so very rare sales:D
shez786
catbeans
dozstanford
Lahn
dozstanford
Lahn
Decent machine in a relatively small case, but at this price, it should've had an i7 K and 1080 to be competitive :(
I challenge you to build an ITX i7 6700k, GTX 1080, 16GB, 256GB Gen 3.0 M.2 SSD, 1TB SATA system for under £1400 including the case, PSU, Windows 10, Wireless, BT and gaming headset with each and every component coming with a 2 year warranty.
I'm not saying this is a good buy, but your claims for a £1400 pre-build not being "competitive" for not including a £300 CPU or a £600 GPU are, to be fair rather over expectant.
Challenge accepted, here's a pcpartspicker list that comes in at ~£1400 with a 6700K and GTX 1080 and Windows 10.https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marklahn/saved/XcCFTW
It lacks the Wifi/Bluetooth, but I dare say most Desktop users don't need that, and if they do, dongles are fairly cheap. Btw, all parts are from the UK(and as such, EU), and includes at least 2 years warranty.
A Geforce 1080 is significantly faster than a 1070, it's relevant in my opinion. If this MSI Aegis was maybe £1200, it'd be okay, or £1500 with 6700k+gtx 1080. that's my opinion at least.
That's not an ITX build
You are being pedantic. The point is this isnt a good deal and a 1080 and better processor is available in the same price bracket so you are wrong.
No, Lahn accepted the ĉhallenge for ITX build so he should of selected a gaming ITX motherboard with Bluetooth ,Wi-Fi from pcpartpicker
It sounds like you aren't listening, but ITX build is possible too, just choose an ITX motherboard + case, problem solved?!?

It's not like the MSI Aegis is that tiny in that case either... If you really want tiny, there's the DAN A4SFX case or the Dr Zaber Sentry coming out that uses regular ATX components...
This Dell XPS desktop looks close to the spec of this and is £100 cheaper if using the discount code 'Premium'.
http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8910-desktop/pd?oc=cdx89111&model_id=xps-8910-desktop

although offer ends today then it's back to £1399

Edited By: spannerzone on Jan 18, 2017 19:06
Well at least we didn't get 'I can build identical for £500' which is what I was expecting.... then the inevitable discovery of the £500 price list to exclude memory, hdd, Windows, case, DVD, power supply, motherboard etc.

:D

Edited By: spannerzone on Jan 18, 2017 19:02
shez786
catbeans
dozstanford
Lahn
dozstanford
Lahn
Decent machine in a relatively small case, but at this price, it should've had an i7 K and 1080 to be competitive :(
I challenge you to build an ITX i7 6700k, GTX 1080, 16GB, 256GB Gen 3.0 M.2 SSD, 1TB SATA system for under £1400 including the case, PSU, Windows 10, Wireless, BT and gaming headset with each and every component coming with a 2 year warranty.
I'm not saying this is a good buy, but your claims for a £1400 pre-build not being "competitive" for not including a £300 CPU or a £600 GPU are, to be fair rather over expectant.
Challenge accepted, here's a pcpartspicker list that comes in at ~£1400 with a 6700K and GTX 1080 and Windows 10.https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marklahn/saved/XcCFTW
It lacks the Wifi/Bluetooth, but I dare say most Desktop users don't need that, and if they do, dongles are fairly cheap. Btw, all parts are from the UK(and as such, EU), and includes at least 2 years warranty.
A Geforce 1080 is significantly faster than a 1070, it's relevant in my opinion. If this MSI Aegis was maybe £1200, it'd be okay, or £1500 with 6700k+gtx 1080. that's my opinion at least.
That's not an ITX build
You are being pedantic. The point is this isnt a good deal and a 1080 and better processor is available in the same price bracket so you are wrong.
No, Lahn accepted the ĉhallenge for ITX build so he should of selected a gaming ITX motherboard with Bluetooth ,Wi-Fi from pcpartpicker

Bluetooth is useless ob a pc and a WiFi card is £15
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Toshiba 4TB StorE Canvio Desktop Hard Drive £94.49 @ Ebuyer

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Thought this was an OK deal for an external desktop drive ie uses a power supply so none of that portable malarky. Ebuyer have terrible p&p to Northern Ireland so I will not be buying unfortunately.
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nomnomnomnom
3guesses
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3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.
Some Seagate drives have a custom solution built into their external drives (Google Seagate 2TB and Beyond for info). This doesn't apply to other drives.
Separate to this, MBR based drives are limited to around 2TB by design (address space limitations), so you must use GPT. GPT is not natively supported by Windows XP 32 bit, but is on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
You can get GPT drives working on XP through using a driver (Paragon, etc..), although even this is limited to 2TB-ish due to the address space. You simply don't have more than 32bits to play with.
Microsoft have a really good article on this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
Anything that 'works' is a 3rd party solution / hack to make it look like it does (you can't make a 32bit system go higher than that).
So as I said above really - with an OS that's not had mainstream support for 8 years, it would bring nothing but support costs.
Edit - actually, can you provide more info please? Paragon state this will not work externally: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/ - Presumably because of the 32bit address space in the BIOS / Other devices.
Microsoft also state in their docs that this is not possible: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
The solution from Seagate also seems to use more than one partition: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/beyond-2tb/
I can't find any 4TB seagate drive that they claim will work with XP. Which model is it?

Yes, before I bought it I did some research and thought I'd have problems, but it just worked out of the box. I think I even re-formatted it and possibly even re-partitioned it under XP. It's the Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive, model SRD00F2, P/N 1D7AD8-500.

I hope I haven't jinxed it!


EDIT: I bought it from eBuyer in November 2013 and the product page stated:

Software & System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8


Edited By: 3guesses on Jan 18, 2017 00:03: .
3guesses
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.

Some Seagate drives have a custom solution built into their external drives (Google Seagate 2TB and Beyond for info). This doesn't apply to other drives.

Separate to this, MBR based drives are limited to around 2TB by design (address space limitations), so you must use GPT. GPT is not natively supported by Windows XP 32 bit, but is on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

You can get GPT drives working on XP through using a driver (Paragon, etc..), although even this is limited to 2TB-ish due to the address space. You simply don't have more than 32bits to play with.

Microsoft have a really good article on this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408

Anything that 'works' is a 3rd party solution / hack to make it look like it does (you can't make a 32bit system go higher than that).
So as I said above really - with an OS that's not had mainstream support for 8 years, it would bring nothing but support costs.

Edit - actually, can you provide more info please? Paragon state this will not work externally: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/ - Presumably because of the 32bit address space in the BIOS / Other devices.
Microsoft also state in their docs that this is not possible: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
The solution from Seagate also seems to use more than one partition: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/beyond-2tb/

I can't find any 4TB seagate drive that they claim will work with XP. Which model is it?

Edited By: nomnomnomnom on Jan 17, 2017 20:50
3guesses
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.

My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.


How?
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.

My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?

Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.

It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.

It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
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Seagate Expansion 5 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £121.96 @ Amazon

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5TB Size Ideal add-on storage for your PC or Xbox One Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box Mains powered 2 years warranty
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tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).
​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.


​SMR is a pain for copying anything that is over 30GB in size. The write speeds just drop to around 20MB/s. The 8TB Seagate Archive drive suffers the same issue. The first 30GB are fine because the SMR HDD uses a 30GB SSD cache to speed up writes, but once that's full then you experience the curse that is SMR HDDs.
Chuggee
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).
​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 16, 2017 21:48
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).


​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 15, 2017 19:11: .
mbuckhurst
the whole lot went pop in the space of a few hours

Hard to believe.
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Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £74.99 @ Amazon

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3TB Storage Ideal add-on storage for your PC or Xbox One Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box Mains powered 2 years warranty
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25ish more for the 4tb portable model online,might get it myself! backing up my images/raw files here with old USB 2 hard drives.... About to get fired out the window lol! Still a good find for people needing more space! ♨

link? it looks about £119 for the portable model from looking around. Argos have the 4tb desktop for £100
been this price for months, got my drive using Curry's vouchers left over from an appliance insurance so only had £30 to pay. been using it on my Nexbox A95X just fine. I'm not going to open it up so please don't ask.
25ish more for the 4tb portable model online,might get it myself! backing up my images/raw files here with old USB 2 hard drives.... About to get fired out the window lol! Still a good find for people needing more space! ♨
dragon2611
I'll avoid like the plague unless someone has opened it up and can confirm the drive inside is NOT a ST3000DM01 which are notorious for a high failure rate.
It was specifically the 3TB ones that appeared to be unreliable, supposedly the ST2000DM01 / ST1000DM01 were relatively ok.
My one I purchased awhile ago is labelled as ST3000DM003 in disc management.
Looks like a divan bed.
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Zoostorm Pentium G3260 Desktop PC, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Win 10 £169.99 @ Zoostorm Ebay

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Specs: Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz 1TB HDD 8GB DDR3 Windows 10 DVD-RW Keyboard & Mouse incl. 12 Month Warranty also incl.
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Ok. Let's work it out.
Specs:
Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz = £55
1TB HDD = £45
8GB DDR3 =£40
Windows 10 =£20
DVD-RW = £15
Keyboard & Mouse incl. = £5
1150 Motherboard = £55
Case with PSU = £25
So that's £260.... ok, you might find the parts slightly cheaper but you still have to build it & you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.
So it's hot for the spec you're getting.
Agreed, by the way where are you getting Windows 10 for £20?
ollie87
Tommy_K
you don't need to try to ascertain which part has gone wrong and then go through the hassle removing that part and sending it back...
What is easier and cheaper?
1) Removing a part and posting it?
2) Posting an entire PC?


Depends if you know how to remove the part, if you know which part has gone wrong.

I don't know if zoostorm offer a collect service, there returns doesn't make it very clear who pays for the returns either
ollie87
weeklycoconut
2sheds
weeklycoconut
Anyone know how to stop the excessive noise from the machine?
It is probably the PSU, it is on mine anyway. Easily swapped for a decent branded one.
Any chance you can let me know the one you're using?
Any listed here will be okay for a machine like this.

Awesome! Thanks for the link
weeklycoconut
2sheds
weeklycoconut
Anyone know how to stop the excessive noise from the machine?
It is probably the PSU, it is on mine anyway. Easily swapped for a decent branded one.
Any chance you can let me know the one you're using?

Any listed here will be okay for a machine like this.
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Zoostorm AMD A6 6400K Desktop PC, 1TB HDD, 6GB RAM, Win 10, DVD-RW, Keyboard & Mouse included £179.99

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Specs: AMD A6 6400K 2 x 3.90GHz (Turbo 2 x 4.10GHz) 1TB HDD 6GB RAM Windows 10 DVD-RW GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8470D Keyboard & Mouse incl. With 12 Months Warranty. Tesco Link to see Reviews!
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tomwoodhouse
Mr cool
tomwoodhouse
Amd deals are showing up because their new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs will send old stock through the floor. Don't buy amd anything until Ryzen launches later this month. Even if you don't need it's performance it'll make older amd stuff cheaper. This is a last ditch attempt to shift old stock!
Thanks for this , how much do you think they will drop in price ?
Ryzen will be on par with the latest Intel cpus. Current amd is actually very outdated already so it will probably come down a fair bit in price. Will be your bargain basement cpu.
Ok .. Thanks I will wait to the end of the month!


It's expected 28th feb now btw sorry.
tomwoodhouse
Mr cool
tomwoodhouse
Amd deals are showing up because their new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs will send old stock through the floor. Don't buy amd anything until Ryzen launches later this month. Even if you don't need it's performance it'll make older amd stuff cheaper. This is a last ditch attempt to shift old stock!
Thanks for this , how much do you think they will drop in price ?
Ryzen will be on par with the latest Intel cpus. Current amd is actually very outdated already so it will probably come down a fair bit in price. Will be your bargain basement cpu.
Ok .. Thanks I will wait to the end of the month!
Mr cool
tomwoodhouse
Amd deals are showing up because their new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs will send old stock through the floor. Don't buy amd anything until Ryzen launches later this month. Even if you don't need it's performance it'll make older amd stuff cheaper. This is a last ditch attempt to shift old stock!
Thanks for this , how much do you think they will drop in price ?


Ryzen will be on par with the latest Intel cpus. Current amd is actually very outdated already so it will probably come down a fair bit in price. Will be your bargain basement cpu.
tomwoodhouse
Amd deals are showing up because their new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs will send old stock through the floor. Don't buy amd anything until Ryzen launches later this month. Even if you don't need it's performance it'll make older amd stuff cheaper. This is a last ditch attempt to shift old stock!
Thanks for this , how much do you think they will drop in price ?
tomwoodhouse
Amd deals are showing up because their new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs will send old stock through the floor. Don't buy amd anything until Ryzen launches later this month. Even if you don't need it's performance it'll make older amd stuff cheaper. This is a last ditch attempt to shift old stock!


​good advice I reckon let's hope Amd pitched the new course at a low price
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Brand New Zoostorm intel Ivy Bridge Pentium G2020 Dual Core Desktop 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, DVD-RW, Win 8.1 - Zoostorm found these under their bed and are selling for £104.99 from their ebay outlet. S…
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when did ivy bridge come out again?
It was so good that Zoostorm kept a load locked away and forgot all about them, then they did a spring clean and found a few boxed up ones. Well so I heard.
any refub stations for a office? looking for something around £150? no idea what CPU can be had for that
this is a good alternative: http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/hp_tower_servers/837826-421

this is cheaper (after cashback), newer skylake chip, no windows dvdrw or hdd though.

Edited By: nirvanaman on Jan 13, 2017 20:54
tommy6000009
it's basically a free desktop as Windows 10 is about that price going down the official route.


​around 4£ on ebay for a windows 10 key
when did ivy bridge come out again?
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Dell Inspiron 3000 Series desktop with Full HD 27" Curved monitor £649.95 John lewis

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first time so go easy on the look out for a desktop pc and wondered what the computer geniuses think off this ? comes with John Lewis 3 year warranty and what seems like a decent screen. I don't wan…
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thought hdmi was just for a TV output but apparently the vga connection can run a monitor in hd
it appears to have a hdmi lead for the screen
so would this be suitable to add a small ssd drive to this system say 128gb ? and is the graphics card much better than integrated graphics ?
is this considered a HD screen as I only see a vga connection no dvi?
seems like a good price for a pre built machine.
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Corsair HD120 RGB 120mm LED 3 Fan Kit with Lighting Controller £56.99 @ Scan

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2017, the year everything goes RGB.
Bought the LED kit a while ago. Found it very poor, had a mind of its own...
Hopefully they have improved it, but I'm not gonna bite
bought these a couple of weeks ago for £37.99 from ebuyer. bit overpriced at £56.99. will buy another set when they drop below £45 though as their decent fans
one expensive fan kit lol
I would just buy fans separately. No need for LED lights.
Wanting RGB fans on mine but would have to go NZXT due to owning hue+.
Excellent price though, voted hot.
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G-Technology 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive £143.10 @ Maplins

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Was looking around for hard drives and came across this. I'm unsure if it's a pricing error as it should go for around £530~600 according to Google Shopping pages. I done some further research on i…
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Yes, my order also cancelled for 4 TB so Maplins loss as I am closing account after over 30 years as a customer !

If enough of us do the same, maybe they will act better next time !


Edited By: goodfera on Jan 17, 2017 18:05: update
Dkr1966
ianbeany
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?
​nope, up to 5 days. it'll go straight back into your bank

My bank has nothing to do with it though - I paid using my Paypal balance.

I've had plenty of Paypal refunds before and they always show up straight away.



Edited By: ianbeany on Jan 10, 2017 23:27
ianbeany
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?


​nope, up to 5 days. it'll go straight back into your bank
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?
Dkr1966
just received my cancellation on the 4tb one!!!

Me too, think they will all be cancelled. Will be complaining and would advise others to too. I don't mind if they don't take the payment but I think it is a bloody cheek to take payment then cancel and stick you with a 5-7 day waiting time to get it back.

Never used maplins much in the past as I found them overpriced and this just gives me even less reason to use them in future, rubbish company....
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Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop Hard Drive £109.99 @ eBuyer

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With hard drive price keep going up, I believe it is now a good time to grab one of these if you are running low on storage. Specifications - Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) - Max. tran…
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Noisy drive but good value.

Bizarrely mine has started to cause my windows 10 PC to blue screen on occasion if plugged in on boot?
jimhuf
5TB is a lot to store on one drive, a lot to lose
Draw yourself a treasure map with an X marks the spot. You shouldn't lose it then!
Or buy 1 thousand dvds to back up to, roughly £200 and a lot of time and effort
Atheos
I bought this when it was £98 on Amazon.
It does get hot and you can hear a clicking sound every now and again.
I sit it on top a fan and that keeps down the temps.
Just use it as a backup drive.
If I was to use it often, I would take it out and run it internally.
Synology are pretty picky with their recommended drives. The internal HD is on the approved list.

You should also look into Xpenology + HP Proliant Server which you can get a 5 bay "Synology" for about £170 :)
And it won't have the picky problem as it just a generic computer.
I bought this when it was £98 on Amazon.

It does get hot and you can hear a clicking sound every now and again.

I sit it on top a fan and that keeps down the temps.

Just use it as a backup drive.

If I was to use it often, I would take it out and run it internally.

Synology are pretty picky with their recommended drives. The internal HD is on the approved list.
jimbb
ukez
eBuyer are Messer's
One trick you can try, Flubit, I got an offer for £101 through them via another supplier.

Tried it, £125
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WD Blue 3TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Amazon (£74.99)

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Cheapest according CamelCamel http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/product/B00D74G712
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So is this actually a blue or a green drive?

I bought a Toshiba 3TB drive just over 3 years ago and I think it is starting to fail but it is the drive with my Steam Library on it so a green drive is unlikely to cut it performance wise.
dck
Knottyboy
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.
It feels like a couple of years ago - because it literally was. 2011 Thailand floods
Don't know where he got 2004 from.....

He got the wrong date and location from the 2004 Asian earthquake/tsunami, I imagine.
Knottyboy
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.

It feels like a couple of years ago - because it literally was. 2011 Thailand floods

Don't know where he got 2004 from.....
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.
Oneday77
What a load of old cobblers on here.
Black - performance drive with long warranty. Noises but on of the quickest for a mechanical.
Blue - not as fast as a Blue with a shorter warranty. Though quieter and more consumer focused.
Green - intended for archive style
Storage where performance isn't much of a requirement. Though low power requirement is ideal.
Red - designed for 24-7 running with greater performance and reliability compared to green.
All drives will work in a PC but some are better than others. Video and Photo editing will be better on a blue or black drive. Though SSD would obviously be better still.

Wow
You certainly managed to un'cobble' this thread.
:{
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Red5 Desktop Drum Kit @ Argos, was £7.99 now £4.99

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Novelty drum kit (small) with positive reviews: 'This was a present for a friend who is a drummer, but had moved where there was no room for his drum kit . It was actually meant to be a bit of a jo…
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Cheaper in Home Bargains. Bought at xmas for £3 something. I had fiver to spend that's why I remember.
Wouldn't be surprised, Argos are unlikely to compete with them.
£4 in Tiger
And did he get the drums too! Ba dum-tish
boyfriend got it in asda the other day for £1.25
Where's the bass drum, you cannot even learn as a child beginner unless you have a bass drum.
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ok moving past the fact it is slightly older model with win 8.1 installed this looks like a good deal if you're in need of a compact desktop base unit. to get this price you need to apply code W10AF i…
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Still available. ordered for £170.99 with code. thanks.
thx, expired the deal
Someone has bought it. No longer available.
Sorry, this item is no longer available.
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Samsung D3 3TB USB3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £77.45 @ CCL Online

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3TB External Drive Ports: USB3.0 Bundled Backup Software Mains Powered 3 Year Warranty included! Cheapest I could find this - crazy that it is only £2 cheaper than 3 years ago, but this still…
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page not found?
Looks like it's been pulled from their website.
page not found?
will it work in new ps4s
jamesharrystaniforth
does this work with xbox
Xbox One - yes, that's what I got it for and have it up and running now.
does this work with xbox
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2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Enclosure Case (Add on Item) £4.59 Sold by cvlife-uk and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Perfect for those old hard drives you have laying about and it's USB 3.0 Fulfilled by Amazon so you can't go wrong
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I like these kinds of things. :-)
tomfn
cheekster
Can anyone recommend a similar but better quality product, please. Without fiddly little screws preferably so it's not such a pain when swapping drives in and out. And must be USB 3.0 and support SATA III
Thanks.
I quite liked the Inateck tool-free enclosure for £10.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KW4T69A/
Unlock and it flips open like a cigarette carton, the drive slides in or out. USB 3.0 with bonus UASP support - seems fast with transfer rates of 120mb/sec on a 2.5" 5400rpm drive. Haven't tried with an SSD, so YMMV, but for me was worth the £10.99.
I personally have a couple of these. One from April last year is still going strong as an xbox one external, one I got in November last year recently packed up. Powers the drive but can't read data. Cant remember exact numbers but both matched data transfer speeds listed on the page :p

To be honest I feel with these cheaper cages you just have to see whats decently reviewed and hope for the best.

Edit: Also for anyone interested it does seem like the drive goes off on an xbox when you turn storage off. Standby light comes on on the enclosure and I can't hear or feel any kind of noise or vibration coming from the drive.

Edited By: slayermatt on Dec 30, 2016 15:51: More Info
dcousins2010
imdave
dcousins2010
Just be aware the drive does no switch off completely, I have one to use with my xbox one s and even though the console is turned off the drive will continue to spin. The led on the drive goes out but you can hear the drive spinning which may eventually damage the drive. There is an off switch on the drive but its not ideal.(changing xbox settings makes no difference)
Does XB1 have USB power settings? I know that the PS4 has the option to have USB ports remain powered when system is off, USB power off after 30 mins and just off along with the system.
It does of sorts, you can have the xbox essentially on standby but chose to turn off external drives or just have the system undergo full shut down when you turn it off, Either way the drive is still powered enough to spin the drive even though the led turns off - When using my desktop pc, the drive does shut down completely but it may be hit or miss depending on your set up. In my experience its not a bad product but not really appropriate for use with xbox one.
I had the exact same problem with this enclosure on my Xbox One S where the light would go off but the drive kept spinning. Swapped it with a spare Seagate and this is fine, so it's definitely the enclosure and not the Xbox
Colleague ordered a few of these a few weeks ago. they are decent for the money.
tomfn
cheekster
Can anyone recommend a similar but better quality product, please. Without fiddly little screws preferably so it's not such a pain when swapping drives in and out. And must be USB 3.0 and support SATA III
Thanks.
I quite liked the Inateck tool-free enclosure for £10.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KW4T69A/

Unlock and it flips open like a cigarette carton, the drive slides in or out. USB 3.0 with bonus UASP support - seems fast with transfer rates of 120mb/sec on a 2.5" 5400rpm drive. Haven't tried with an SSD, so YMMV, but for me was worth the £10.99.

Looks just the ticket. :)

Thanks.
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HP Omen 870-095na Gaming PC £749.95 + 3 year guarantee @ John Lewis

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This is marked at £999.00 in the HP Store, so a saving of £250.00. It seems like a lot of computer for the price, although I'm sure some people would prefer more power or less Windows! ;) Wi-Fi equ…
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gowf
The metaphor fails on its basic premise which is that kit cars are difficult to make and are not mainstream. Or that they require advanced machinery or expertise. Amateur pc builds are non of the above.
My metaphor made no mention or reference to the difficulty involved in building a kit car, merely that they are cheaper.
The metaphor fails on its basic premise which is that kit cars are difficult to make and are not mainstream. Or that they require advanced machinery or expertise. Amateur pc builds are non of the above.
r3dhotukdeals
BeneCog
Cool story, anyway.
BeneCog
I think you're missing the point that it's quite redundant to compare a rig with a pre-made. Others already made the point about value for money but I appreciate your input anyway
https://s29.postimg.org/osh5zb4ur/image.jpg
You clearly think it's OK to compare two different propositions. I don't think it's worth continuing to illustrate why it isn't. Hope you have a pleasant new year.
BeneCog
Cool story, anyway.

BeneCog
I think you're missing the point that it's quite redundant to compare a rig with a pre-made. Others already made the point about value for money but I appreciate your input anyway

https://s29.postimg.org/osh5zb4ur/image.jpg

Edited By: r3dhotukdeals on Dec 28, 2016 15:41
Bertz99
BeneCog
r3dhotukdeals
Not great value imo...
I've just built my own with i5 6600K, 16gb RAM, 550w PSU and 3gb 1060 for a lot less than this.
Overclocked to 4.8ghz this aft!
You're comparing a kit-car to a factory-made car. Of-course the kit-car will cost less, because you're not paying for labour - only parts. Cool story, anyway.
Your analogy falls over when you consider scale - they pay nothing like what we do buying individual components and paying the retail chain in between. Good examples where you can't build for the cost is the budget servers which are often posted on here and would allow good basis to upgrade into gaming machines such as dell t20 or lenovo ts140 that are bargains with cashback deals.
Thanks, but this was a metaphor rather than a case-study comparison. Appreciate the input though! PCs are way too complicated an area for someone like me, so it all helps!
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External HDD for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £214.99 Dispatched and sold by Maplin_Webdeals / Amazon

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Yes it's a single drive according to this review
Does this house a single 8TB drive?
rehydrated
Could you connect this to your router and access from abroad?
Depends if your router has a NAS feature, most mid range or above router does have it these days.
But make sure it can handle 8TB as I previously read that some routers may only support up to 2TB drive.
Could you connect this to your router and access from abroad?
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Star Wars USB Desktop Vacuum (Really??) (was £5) now £1.00 @ Sainsbury's

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Sainsbury's Discounts (In-Store) Saw these in Huntingdon however they are quite likely nationwide. Original Price was £5, now £1
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This really is awful. Got one last Christmas. It needs to be plugged into a computer USB all the time to work, doesn't hold a charge. Also has hardly any suction power, can pick up a few crumbs at best. Essentially just fills the R2 unit full of rubbish which can get stuck inside in the nooks and crannies of the mold, and you empty out the rubbish via the leg which is also the suction part of the 'hoover' which is dumb.

Best just used for display , which is fine for a quid


​I got one as a joke off the mother in law for crimbo, and mine actually works quiet well.
The head unscrews to empty it...
Not like iv had to yet but definitely doesn't fall back out the leg.
Got mine in a Zbox, brilliant little ornament. Haven't ever actually used it as a vacuum though
why does this gift remind me of this article?
http://timharford.com/2016/12/the-economists-guide-to-gift-giving/

"gifts typically destroy value, in the sense that the giver had to pay more to buy the gift than the recipient would ever have been willing to spend on it. The total deadweight loss of Christmas in the US alone was $12bn."
Is it as good as a Dyson? ;)
This will just end up gathering dust
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WD 4TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 lightning deal at Amazon for £87.00

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WD 4TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0040HBK-EESN £87 Prime early access until 9:30am 17% claimed as of 9:24am
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Hard drives seem to have really gone up in price, no idea why. There are no floods in Thailand this time so no excuses, its a rip off
100% claimed now....
gangstarrrr
ST3123
Either these have really gone up since I got mine or this isn't much of a deal at all but I got a re certified 3TB for £45 some 8 months ago. I know this is brand new (but who cares so long as it works) and has an extra 1TB but at nearly double the price for only 25% more space doesn't seem like deal of the year somehow.
Not voting cold in case HDD prices have gone up in general and this is a good deal now but not voting hot either as it still seems pricey to me in any event....
Would never use recertified HDDs

A lot of people are of that opinion, but I've had plenty no problem and with new ones this pricey even on offer it isn't hard to see why I would do so. These days not everything stored on a HDD is mission critical stuff you know. I use them with consoles like Xbox and Playstation where all the saves can be backed up to the cloud and all purchased games can be downloaded again if anything ever goes wrong. For this kind of use where data loss is almost impossible thanks to automated online back up they are perfect....

Edited By: ST3123 on Dec 26, 2016 11:05
What's the difference between Elements and the My Book line, reliability?

I checked my Amazon history and I bought 2 x 6TB My Book's for £150 each a few months back.
Ordered thanks!
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Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 Keyboard and Mouse at John Lewis for £12.45 (plus £2 Click & Collect) £14.45

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Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 Keyboard and Mouse from 24.95 to 12.45 @ Johnlewis - Henlans
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Great deal ordered - thanks OP & Merry Christmas :)


Merry Christmas to u too
Great deal ordered - thanks OP & Merry Christmas :)
yep these are a pleasure to use
Heat added :)
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WD My Book Duo Desktop Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 8TB - £189.97 @ John Lewis

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This is the cheapest i've seen this external hard drive. They also have a 6TB and 4TB models for sale. http://www.johnlewis.com/wd-my-book-duo-desktop-hard-drive-usb-3-0-4tb-black/p1819287 - £11…
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Gutted I've just seen this now and oos
OOS
I bought one of these a while back just to get the 2 4tb reds. Used them in my HP Microserver. Be aware if you want to reuse the enclosure it will only accept WD drives and only specific (greens and reds I think).
But the red drives inside only have a warranty length the same as the unit, not the 3 years if bought separate!

I got a £20 pound voucher the other day from WD as I am on their mailing list, so I bought a 4 TB Red drive for £111 with shipping there is a slight pricing error on the web site. Just a heads up:-)

But this is a great deal if you take the drives out. But Out of Stock:-()



Bravura
Just a quick heads up for people deciding this, I believe the hidden encryption issue (to consumers) still has not been addressed:https://community.wd.com/t/wd-my-book-duo-data-forever-lost-if-drive-enclosure-dies/6496https://community.wd.com/t/is-there-hardware-encryption-in-wd-my-book-external-hard-drives-for-pcs/143369https://community.wd.com/t/how-to-decrypt-a-wd-mybook-drive-after-its-removed-from-the-enclosure/146588
In short, of the unit (enclosure) fails at all for whatever reason, your data is lost as well. When data is transferred onto the device, regardless if a password is set to protect it or not, the enclosure encrypts the data while it's on its way in. Therefore, if the enclosure fails, it's not as simple as popping the hard drive out and sticking it elsewhere, that will not work.
Failure rate is unlikely (of enclosure), but you'll never know.
But, for purchasing this to get me 2x4TB (I believe RED) drives to use elsewhere, it's not a bad idea...





Edited By: Yaradabbadoo on Dec 24, 2016 18:17
Just a quick heads up for people deciding this, I believe the hidden encryption issue (to consumers) still has not been addressed:

https://community.wd.com/t/wd-my-book-duo-data-forever-lost-if-drive-enclosure-dies/6496
https://community.wd.com/t/is-there-hardware-encryption-in-wd-my-book-external-hard-drives-for-pcs/143369
https://community.wd.com/t/how-to-decrypt-a-wd-mybook-drive-after-its-removed-from-the-enclosure/146588

In short, of the unit (enclosure) fails at all for whatever reason, your data is lost as well. When data is transferred onto the device, regardless if a password is set to protect it or not, the enclosure encrypts the data while it's on its way in. Therefore, if the enclosure fails, it's not as simple as popping the hard drive out and sticking it elsewhere, that will not work.

Failure rate is unlikely (of enclosure), but you'll never know.

But, for purchasing this to get me 2x4TB (I believe RED) drives to use elsewhere, it's not a bad idea...
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Great all round Desktop, Use "merry" to get 15% off to bring it down to £324, free postage. I know "for an extra £xxx" you can get better PC's, but I've not seen a better all rounder with Windows 10 f…
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Noclouds
I agree with you on those things, it is a frustration, but that it's hard to build a like with like because Dell, Lenovo, etc, are often using proprietary parts, which is to say cut down motherboards that have a bare minimum of features for an office base unit and often a non standard power supply socket that needs an adapter to take a standard power supply. Also, in a lot of builds, though not this one, Dell are using the T version of Intel CPUs which are great because they use less power so they can use a cheaper power supply but, clocked lower than the non-T version, they are also lesser performing parts. For office work, who cares but for productivity apps and some of the games where the CPU performance is a bottleneck, you perhaps want the non-T version of the CPU. A system builder could chose that T version of the CPU at the same price as the non T version but, unless they are building a tiny Mini-ITX build in a small case where it's hard to control the temperatures, they are more likely to chose a better performing non T version.
Would people be prepared to pay Dell a little more for a three year warranty, in that the parts bought separately give you the added value for money in the case where those parts do have longer warranties? I don't know but that's an added value consideration to a home build that I think gets overlooked. Equally, not everyone wants to build their own, just that if you want a graphics card that needs your computer to have a power supply with six pin power cables for the more powerful graphics cards, changing out a basic power supply with its octopus of cables and plugs and cable management is pain and about half of the hassle of building your own computer form the get go.
I am fully sympathetic to what you are saying because you are being specific and fair and I like these Dell deals for what they are, more than adequate for must uses and often decent value if you are happy with the one year warranty. I always enjoy your wise and patient posts! A very Happy Christmas period to you and yours. :)
I can't disagree with any of those points raised except perhaps calling my posts wise and patient :D
Voted cold, not a Mac. Plus i could build one cheaper by stealing components from neighbours and foraging in the forest for wiring.
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Noclouds
I enjoy your posts and agree up to a point but "Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC" is one of many reasons that people build their own computers, they get the full retail box warranty of the parts that they buy, rather than settling for a one year warranty. Also, as the question of upgradability comes up a lot on these threads, why would someone want to build like with like, why would you want to build down to the limited Dell spec with a low power power supply that won't support a graphics card upgrade like a GTX 1060 or RX 480? People buy office base units, find they need a more powerful power supply for the graphics card they want, buy that more powerful power supply, so essentially they have shelled out money for two power supplies rather than getting their needs met from the get go, and then they find out the motherboard of the base unit has a non-standard socket that doesn't match anything on the power supply.
There are workarounds, motherboard PSU socket adapters, but... you are getting into a level of hassle that might not be worth it, for some people; if you can replace a power supply, you can easily enough build your own computer and get everything right on day one, without further cost and hassle and with the retail box warranty length of the components chosen.
As a basic base unit that includes a windows licence, these Dell deals are fine, absolutely agree with that, particularly if you don't mind the limited one year warranty. I couldn't find the deal on offer, here, having searched the site but if I was after a basic office base unit, I would say the deal merits heat for those looking for that.
I would agree that someone wanting to have some upgrade potential like a decent graphics card might be better looking elsewhere and it's true that building your own might be to have a better spec PC but time and time again people post replies saying they can build a same or better spec PC for less money but always fail to come up with any actual proof of where I could go and buy the bits to enable me to have a fully working PC with the same or very similar performing parts and a genuine (not £3) Windows licence and the fact is you can't.....that's what bugs me with those simple replies that they're voting cold as they can build the same for less.
And as you say, you'd probably want to build your own to actually get a better spec with more futureproofing.... that'll cost a bit more and yet as said, they'll always say they can do better for cheaper when it would be far more realistic if they said they can build better for a bit more.
Just one of my pet hates when we get a PC deal posted and the drive by cold voters just hit cold and give a totally unhelpful comment

I agree with you on those things, it is a frustration, but that it's hard to build a like with like because Dell, Lenovo, etc, are often using proprietary parts, which is to say cut down motherboards that have a bare minimum of features for an office base unit and often a non standard power supply socket that needs an adapter to take a standard power supply. Also, in a lot of builds, though not this one, Dell are using the T version of Intel CPUs which are great because they use less power so they can use a cheaper power supply but, clocked lower than the non-T version, they are also lesser performing parts. For office work, who cares but for productivity apps and some of the games where the CPU performance is a bottleneck, you perhaps want the non-T version of the CPU. A system builder could chose that T version of the CPU at the same price as the non T version but, unless they are building a tiny Mini-ITX build in a small case where it's hard to control the temperatures, they are more likely to chose a better performing non T version.

Would people be prepared to pay Dell a little more for a three year warranty, in that the parts bought separately give you the added value for money in the case where those parts do have longer warranties? I don't know but that's an added value consideration to a home build that I think gets overlooked. Equally, not everyone wants to build their own, just that if you want a graphics card that needs your computer to have a power supply with six pin power cables for the more powerful graphics cards, changing out a basic power supply with its octopus of cables and plugs and cable management is pain and about half of the hassle of building your own computer form the get go.

I am fully sympathetic to what you are saying because you are being specific and fair and I like these Dell deals for what they are, more than adequate for must uses and often decent value if you are happy with the one year warranty. I always enjoy your wise and patient posts! A very Happy Christmas period to you and yours. :)



Edited By: Noclouds on Dec 24, 2016 00:18: Clarification
Noclouds
I enjoy your posts and agree up to a point but "Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC" is one of many reasons that people build their own computers, they get the full retail box warranty of the parts that they buy, rather than settling for a one year warranty. Also, as the question of upgradability comes up a lot on these threads, why would someone want to build like with like, why would you want to build down to the limited Dell spec with a low power power supply that won't support a graphics card upgrade like a GTX 1060 or RX 480? People buy office base units, find they need a more powerful power supply for the graphics card they want, buy that more powerful power supply, so essentially they have shelled out money for two power supplies rather than getting their needs met from the get go, and then they find out the motherboard of the base unit has a non-standard socket that doesn't match anything on the power supply.
There are workarounds, motherboard PSU socket adapters, but... you are getting into a level of hassle that might not be worth it, for some people; if you can replace a power supply, you can easily enough build your own computer and get everything right on day one, without further cost and hassle and with the retail box warranty length of the components chosen.
As a basic base unit that includes a windows licence, these Dell deals are fine, absolutely agree with that, particularly if you don't mind the limited one year warranty. I couldn't find the deal on offer, here, having searched the site but if I was after a basic office base unit, I would say the deal merits heat for those looking for that.
I would agree that someone wanting to have some upgrade potential like a decent graphics card might be better looking elsewhere and it's true that building your own might be to have a better spec PC but time and time again people post replies saying they can build a same or better spec PC for less money but always fail to come up with any actual proof of where I could go and buy the bits to enable me to have a fully working PC with the same or very similar performing parts and a genuine (not £3) Windows licence and the fact is you can't.....that's what bugs me with those simple replies that they're voting cold as they can build the same for less.

And as you say, you'd probably want to build your own to actually get a better spec with more futureproofing.... that'll cost a bit more and yet as said, they'll always say they can do better for cheaper when it would be far more realistic if they said they can build better for a bit more.

Just one of my pet hates when we get a PC deal posted and the drive by cold voters just hit cold and give a totally unhelpful comment



Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 23, 2016 22:48
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Hi everyone. Can I ask for help from you clever guys please.
1 ;Will a factory reset remove any spyware on this laptop completely? Some one (an Ex boyfriend) bought it for me but I know have security issues as he knows my actions etc (Long story)
2 ;If the above can't be done, I'm looking for a new laptop, nothing high spec but must be under £200. I'm using a Lenovo yoga 300 at the moment.
I don't understand tech stuff at all, so any advice/help is appreciated. Thanks in advance,

don't do a factory reset

use this tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10startfresh

you'll lose everything incl photos, other files, malware & spyware - so back up anything you want to keep & make a copy of any licences you hold eg for Word - make a copy of your Windows product key XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX - if you don't know it, download magical jelly bean keyfinder https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

it will give you a clean PC
Hi everyone. Can I ask for help from you clever guys please.
1 ;Will a factory reset remove any spyware on this laptop completely? Some one (an Ex boyfriend) bought it for me but I know have security issues as he knows my actions etc (Long story)
2 ;If the above can't be done, I'm looking for a new laptop, nothing high spec but must be under £200. I'm using a Lenovo yoga 300 at the moment.
I don't understand tech stuff at all, so any advice/help is appreciated. Thanks in advance,
charleaward81
There is no code for £20 off, unless you mean the below which is a minimum spend of £250http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/content/which-promotion

yep there's a way round that

use yer noddle :)
There is no code for £20 off, unless you mean the below which is a minimum spend of £250

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/content/which-promotion
Good deal. Thanks for posting

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Anyone got a time machine I can borrow? Just went to order and it £79 :(
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Just wondering why the average person would need one ?? (and yes I work in IT lol)
I'm with you on this one

For hd contents and gaming and to avoid wifi blackspots
adrianjowitt
Just wondering why the average person would need one ?? (and yes I work in IT lol)


I'm with you on this one
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adrianjowitt
Just wondering why the average person would need one ?? (and yes I work in IT lol)
I have a big old victorian house with all solid walls, before family moved in i fitted an 8 port switch and ran 4 cables to the lounge, 3 for man cave, 2 to bedroom, I'm kicking myself now for not installing a 24 port as all laminates are now installed and dont want to take them off again. hardwired connection is so much better than wireless with dropping signal.. especially for gaming and hd movie watching.
I had the same situation after renovating the house so I installed one of those plug connectors that uses internal electricity cables to transmit data around the house. I can stream movies over Netflix using them but I'm not sure what would happen if I tried to have multiple devices connected to say 6 plugs, but it does offer a solution.

I had the plugs but they heat up alot and dont offer full speed as giggabit does. I actually have a powerline with wifi built in. Havnt used that yet.
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Just wondering why the average person would need one ?? (and yes I work in IT lol)
I have a big old victorian house with all solid walls, before family moved in i fitted an 8 port switch and ran 4 cables to the lounge, 3 for man cave, 2 to bedroom, I'm kicking myself now for not installing a 24 port as all laminates are now installed and dont want to take them off again. hardwired connection is so much better than wireless with dropping signal.. especially for gaming and hd movie watching.

I had the same situation after renovating the house so I installed one of those plug connectors that uses internal electricity cables to transmit data around the house. I can stream movies over Netflix using them but I'm not sure what would happen if I tried to have multiple devices connected to say 6 plugs, but it does offer a solution.
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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

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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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Is it worth getting this high end gaming machine ?

Its cheaper to build it yourself but not much(£100 ish at a glance), good price for a pre built if you compare to the one in curry/pc world. but reading reviews, it seems they giving out random component of same spec. for example a 1070 mini/zotac/ or even a blower type. so a bit of a gamble really.

If you spending this much money, its probably better to build it your self or go on one of those website that assemble it for you
Is it worth getting this high end gaming machine ?
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minty72
Have you got a link please.
Sorry, just saw your comment now. Here's the link - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381433038773
I was the one who purchased it, except this is green and mine was blue. Think they only had one in stock of the blue, but mine looks so much better, so i guess i was really lucky. By the way, maybe I'm giving it too much credit by saying "really good PC". Most members on HUKD would probably say this is for casual users but the most "demanding" game i play is Left 4 Dead 2 and this handles it with ease, so I'm more than happy. Also, there's no operating system which lets it down big time. You could also purchase this if you want a license key to active Windows. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64Bit-SP1-1-COA-License-Key-Hologram-DVD-/142207391859?hash=item211c389873:g:2hkAAOSwJ7RYS~r0
At least, i think it will work. I activated it on my old PC then bought a new one and now i can't reactivate it and a pop-up appears once a day asking if i want to activate it. I know you can only use it on one machine though.
Was it £498 when you bought it as advertised?

Nope, it was £480.99. Don't know why they increased the price.
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minty72
Have you got a link please.
Sorry, just saw your comment now. Here's the link - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381433038773
I was the one who purchased it, except this is green and mine was blue. Think they only had one in stock of the blue, but mine looks so much better, so i guess i was really lucky. By the way, maybe I'm giving it too much credit by saying "really good PC". Most members on HUKD would probably say this is for casual users but the most "demanding" game i play is Left 4 Dead 2 and this handles it with ease, so I'm more than happy. Also, there's no operating system which lets it down big time. You could also purchase this if you want a license key to active Windows. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64Bit-SP1-1-COA-License-Key-Hologram-DVD-/142207391859?hash=item211c389873:g:2hkAAOSwJ7RYS~r0
At least, i think it will work. I activated it on my old PC then bought a new one and now i can't reactivate it and a pop-up appears once a day asking if i want to activate it. I know you can only use it on one machine though.
Was it £498 when you bought it as advertised?
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benchamp
Agreed but the above is a gaming PC, and if you want a decent gaming PC prices start at the above and go all the way up to 5k. To give you some context I just bought a gaming graphics card and it cost £600.
Buying used graphics cards can be good, e.g. £150-200 for a GTX 970. Could get 3 for the same price as say a GTX 1080.

I have a 970 I upgraded from that to a 1080 as I run a 2k monitor. I was going to upgrade my system to a similar spec to the above, but with the new Intel processors about to drop Q1 of next year I thought I would invest in a graphics card first and then upgrade everything else next year.

Edited By: benchamp on Dec 18, 2016 19:51
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Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.
Fine. You want cheap SFF gaming? Here is a cheap SFF gaming rig that will be faster for gaming than this MSI pre-built.
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.15 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£56.20 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£31.82 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£185.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.60 @ Eclipse Computers)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £533.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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11.5 litres.
Are there any company recommendations for average gaming desktops? My Dad needs a replacement for his now broken 5 year old PC, but he only plays older "classic" games (2005 era 3D). Could he get away with a £250 non-gaming desktop?
Most likely. You could build your own:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£106.95 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£39.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC)
Total: £281.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If you want to take it slightly more serious add an RX 480 or GTX 1060 3GB/6GB.
Wow! Thanks for the fast reply X)
And if he doesn't want to build it...

Can't really help you there, I've never bought a pre-built PC in my entire life.

My Dad helped me build my first PC as a kid and I've never not built my own desktop in over 20 years.
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Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.
Fine. You want cheap SFF gaming? Here is a cheap SFF gaming rig that will be faster for gaming than this MSI pre-built.
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.15 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£56.20 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£31.82 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£185.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.60 @ Eclipse Computers)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £533.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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11.5 litres.
Are there any company recommendations for average gaming desktops? My Dad needs a replacement for his now broken 5 year old PC, but he only plays older "classic" games (2005 era 3D). Could he get away with a £250 non-gaming desktop?
Most likely. You could build your own:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£106.95 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£39.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC)
Total: £281.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-12 14:20 GMT+0000
If you want to take it slightly more serious add an RX 480 or GTX 1060 3GB/6GB.
Wow! Thanks for the fast reply X)

And if he doesn't want to build it...
quantum77
ollie87
gemignani
Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.
Fine. You want cheap SFF gaming? Here is a cheap SFF gaming rig that will be faster for gaming than this MSI pre-built.
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.15 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£56.20 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£31.82 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£185.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.60 @ Eclipse Computers)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £533.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 11:35 GMT+0000
11.5 litres.
Are there any company recommendations for average gaming desktops? My Dad needs a replacement for his now broken 5 year old PC, but he only plays older "classic" games (2005 era 3D). Could he get away with a £250 non-gaming desktop?

Most likely. You could build your own:

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwjhYr/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£106.95 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£39.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC)
Total: £281.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-12 14:20 GMT+0000

If you want to take it slightly more serious add an RX 480 or GTX 1060 3GB/6GB.
ollie87
gemignani
Note that nightblade case is sized 10 L and the fractal design core 1100 25L, so this desktop is really tiny. The i7 will be suitable if you plan to use the PC for something more than just gaming, it will have sufficient performance for web browsing, general computing, etc.
Fine. You want cheap SFF gaming? Here is a cheap SFF gaming rig that will be faster for gaming than this MSI pre-built.
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hg9pQV/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.15 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£56.20 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£31.82 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£185.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.60 @ Eclipse Computers)
Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)
Total: £533.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 11:35 GMT+0000
11.5 litres.

Are there any company recommendations for average gaming desktops? My Dad needs a replacement for his now broken 5 year old PC, but he only plays older "classic" games (2005 era 3D). Could he get away with a £250 non-gaming desktop?
ollie87
An i7 and a GTX 960 2GB? That is a complete bloody waste of an i7! This is my biggest problem with pre-builds, they appeal to idiots who nothing about proper gaming PCs, they just see i7 and think "HURR DURR! i7 IS BEST INNIT?!". No one who actually knows anything about PC gaming would build a system like that.
It might be cheap but it represents very poor value for gaming.
For the same money this machine would spank it so hard in games it would be laughable:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Zy7sJ/by_merchant/CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£101.14 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£46.58 @ More Computers) Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£43.00 @ Amazon UK) Storage: OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (£188.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.96 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.79 @ Aria PC) Other: Windows 10 Key (£12.05)Total: £530.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Windows 10 key from here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/windows-10-pro-oem-global-key-12-38-now-even-cheaper-scdkey-2558926
Yeah it's ten quid more, yes it's only an i3, but it's got the power where you actually need it for a gaming machine, which is the GPU. Advantages include:
Skylake instead of Haswell, gives more of an upgrade path
GTX 1060 instead of the terrible GTX 960 (for the most part the GTX 1060 3GB is usually at least 60% faster!)
DDR4 instead of DDR3
430 Watt PSU instead of a 350 Watt
2TB hard disk AND a 120GB SSD instead of just a 2TB hard disk.
Easier to upgrade and reuse partsYou build it yourself, you'll realise how easy it is and actually have a sense of accomplishment.
If anyone wants help or wants more information PM me.
Thanks Ollie; this is the most helpful and informative post I've read regarding PCs - especially for someone like me that enjoys gaming but doesn't know very much about the mechanics of the thing or a component's bang to the buck.
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Desktop Pool Table, Desktop Golf & Desktop Ping Pong & More £3.00 @ M&S

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Ok, i know some offers have been posted from M&S but i thought these were worth sharing for stocking fillers or secret Santa... or in my case, pass the parcel ideas :) Desktop Golf - £3.00 http:…
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I think this may have expired now guys, i cant seem to find them anywhere on m&s website now. I will ask the mods to expire. :(
oO glad i spotted it when you first posted :)
I think this may have expired now guys, i cant seem to find them anywhere on m&s website now. I will ask the mods to expire. :(
Can't see them online!!!
Dammit wanted to the pinball
just takes you to flowers when u click on the product.
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Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £69.99 Amazon

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Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black. Box Contains Seagate Expansion drive  4 foot (120cm) USB 3.0 cable  Power adaptor  Quick start…
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be2st
in stock, but the price back to £74.99. expired.


It didn't even get expired because it was a duplicate post, good luck!
Anyone know a decent one powered by the USB? cheers in advance
in stock, but the price back to £74.99. expired.
oos
Mines ALL backed up in Russia.....been keeping it safe for me ;)
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Hypertec AM327A-HY 8GB DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333MHz) DIMM Desktop Memory | £16.78 prime / £20.77 non prime @ Amazon

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8GB DDR3 1333MHz DIMM Desktop RAM Cheapest I have ever seen it at!
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RedRain
am i right in thinking ram speeds do not make that much of a differenence with fps

Depends on the game/rest of the system I guess.
Stevie Badman
will this work in an android tv box?


It most certainly will! Most people don't realise but you can force these into USB ports. It also gives you a better picture on your TV if you force one into the USB port on your Telly.
Lollest item I've seen on Amazon...
Very misleading add. As the others have said this is 2x4gb server memory.
Gone.

To the people that bought them; enjoy returning when they don't work for your PC.