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Life is strange Episode 1 PC - FREE @ Steam

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Episode 1 now FREE! Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. Follow t…
Warlax Avatar19h, 13m agoFound 19 hours, 13 minutes ago1 Comment
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Great game, voted hot. Getting the first episode is a pretty decent sized demo chunk and a nice introduction to the story.
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ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 OC STRIX 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £274.99 delivered @ Maplin

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ASUS Strix GTX 980 gaming graphics card is factory-overclocked at 1279 MHz and packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II to deliver cooler, quieter, and faster performance for inc…
grave_sow Avatar1d, 12h agoFound 1 day, 12 hours ago4 Comments
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Does make me laugh, i posted this for less that £230 a couple of months ago and got frozen the hell out.

Two months later and it is still right back up there in price again (despite everyone's insitance it would be worthless now) and the 1060 strix is £300+

Face it, you can't post a 980 deal anymore!
CartoonHead78
this is a joke surely. msi version was £219 on Amazon yesterday don't know about today, I paid less than that for my Asus strix over 8months ago!


​this is a 980 not a 970
this is a joke surely. msi version was £219 on Amazon yesterday don't know about today, I paid less than that for my Asus strix over 8months ago!

Edited By: CartoonHead78 on Aug 23, 2016 20:48: edit
think most people will vote cold as this is similar to the 1060 which is newer and costs less. Has come down in price but need to be less than the 1060 for it to be a real deal
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Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Gaming Mouse £23.96 Delivered @ Maplin.co.uk

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• Wired gaming mouse with three programmable buttons and a scroll wheel • 450-3500 adjustable dpi optical mouse • Ergonomic right handed design with optimally placed buttons • Reliable wired connec…
tidal Avatar2d, 10h agoFound 2 days, 10 hours ago1 Comment
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Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition PS3 or Xbox360 £8.00 Delivered @ Tesco Direct

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Seems to be a decent price at £8 delivered, choose standard delivery at checkout for free delivery. Excellent reviews on both consoles, link goes to PS3 will pop xbox 360 in 1st post. Destiny: The
wishihadadonkey Avatar2d, 20h agoFound 2 days, 20 hours ago27 Comments
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dave859
vultura
dave859
​yes it turns out the Xbox live have the price at £33 now to be the same as Sony. Looks like I'm stuck with a unopened ps3 copy of the taken king now.
Curses.....
Still cheaper than £50 though.
​yes but simply games are selling a disc copy for £35 so if I get it from the upgrade I've spent £8 + £33 so will end up paying more.

Nice find :)
vultura
dave859
​yes it turns out the Xbox live have the price at £33 now to be the same as Sony. Looks like I'm stuck with a unopened ps3 copy of the taken king now.

Curses.....

Still cheaper than £50 though.


​yes but simply games are selling a disc copy for £35 so if I get it from the upgrade I've spent £8 + £33 so will end up paying more.
dave859
​yes it turns out the Xbox live have the price at £33 now to be the same as Sony. Looks like I'm stuck with a unopened ps3 copy of the taken king now.

Curses.....

Still cheaper than £50 though.
​yes it turns out the Xbox live have the price at £33 now to be the same as Sony. Looks like I'm stuck with a unopened ps3 copy of the taken king now.
dave859
why is the upgrade a tenner more on psn, don't get that at all, the price is £49.99 so should be the same discount as Xbox live of half the price.

Urgh, seriously? I won't bother then.
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Hyper X Cloud II gaming headset (PC/PS4/XB1)- £59.99 at Amazon

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Just notified by Camel that the Cloud II/2 headset has reached its lowest price. I've owned mine for 2 months and as per the reviews you'll find online these things are unbelievably good. -Long
The_Hoff Avatar1w, 9h agoFound 1 week, 9 hours ago28 Comments
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Reeceypoo1990
The_Hoff
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Am I right in thinking these are only 7.1 for PC/PS4 not for Xbox one?
Yes, due to the USB element.
But don't be put off, it's simulated after all. The soundstage is nice and wide and positioning is also excellent by default.
Buy and return them perhaps?
Other than the seemingly impressive build quality then, these wouldn't be any different to any other stereo sound headset available for Xbox one right?
I had a set of Turtle Beach XO4 previously. Sound is significantly better, as is comfort, isolation and big leap in build quality. Mic also much better.
Tried them last night and they're incredible! Thanks for the post

Ah, super! They're great value for pretty unrivalled quality, Even the packaging us beautiful.

There's a bag in the bottom part of the box, in case like me you nearly bin it!

Enjoy!
The_Hoff
Reeceypoo1990
The_Hoff
Reeceypoo1990
Am I right in thinking these are only 7.1 for PC/PS4 not for Xbox one?
Yes, due to the USB element.
But don't be put off, it's simulated after all. The soundstage is nice and wide and positioning is also excellent by default.
Buy and return them perhaps?
Other than the seemingly impressive build quality then, these wouldn't be any different to any other stereo sound headset available for Xbox one right?

I had a set of Turtle Beach XO4 previously. Sound is significantly better, as is comfort, isolation and big leap in build quality. Mic also much better.



Tried them last night and they're incredible! Thanks for the post
The_Hoff
holdav
I'll just ignore the normal stupid sarcasm found on here...
Thanks mate. Hope you have a fantastic day.
And to you good Sir!
holdav
I'll just ignore the normal stupid sarcasm found on here...

Thanks mate. Hope you have a fantastic day.
I'll just ignore the normal stupid sarcasm found on here...
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Mad Catz M.O.J.O Android TV Box with BT Game Controller, 2G RAM/16G Memory, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Dual Band WiFi. £59.99 @ Amazon

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If it wasn't for the fact that you can easily install a Android TV ROM on this I wouldn't of thought this was a great deal. Android TV Mad Catz M.O.J.O: http://forum.xda-developers.com/mad-catz-moj…
pinguy Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago69 Comments
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GSMBuyer
exactly - why expired? this one would of got hot hot hot
Well they are full stocked again.

Really unsure why this has been marked as "Expired".
exactly - why expired? this one would of got hot hot hot
GSMBuyer
looks like not many units left at £59.99 - maybe that's why expired.
Maybe. It only has 15 left. But the deal isn't expired yet.
looks like not many units left at £59.99 - maybe that's why expired.
Should be unexpired it's still for sale at the same price on Amazon.
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Xbox One Elite Controller £102.39 sold by Amazon.

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Yes £100 for a controller isn't for everyone but this has been at £115-110 for a month or two now. Very good price for a premium piece of kit.
Kaz00ie Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago23 Comments
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dudwood_fudwood
Good price. Heat added. Shame other people can't use this site properly. This is the cheapest this controller is. So should be a hot deal. If you can't see that and vote correctly then why are you here?
"£100 for a controller?" Yes. Yes it is £100 for a controller. There are cars out there that are hundreds of thousands of pounds. Just because you can get a Dacia for £6K doesn't mean the expensive car isn't worth it.
*End rant*

Interesting analogy.

http://www.barryboys.co.uk/photos5/fluffcorsaugp1.jpg
dudwood_fudwood
Good price. Heat added. Shame other people can't use this site properly. This is the cheapest this controller is. So should be a hot deal. If you can't see that and vote correctly then why are you here?

"£100 for a controller?" Yes. Yes it is £100 for a controller. There are cars out there that are hundreds of thousands of pounds. Just because you can get a Dacia for £6K doesn't mean the expensive car isn't worth it.

*End rant*


​"Shame other people can't use this site properly. This is the cheapest"

I think you might be slightly confused, price comparison websites are used to find the cheapest price

hukd is about hot heavily discounted bargains\deals

just because something is the cheapest price doesn't make it a hot deal

post this controller at a special price of £39.99 then that would be a hukd
Good price. Heat added. Shame other people can't use this site properly. This is the cheapest this controller is. So should be a hot deal. If you can't see that and vote correctly then why are you here?

"£100 for a controller?" Yes. Yes it is £100 for a controller. There are cars out there that are hundreds of thousands of pounds. Just because you can get a Dacia for £6K doesn't mean the expensive car isn't worth it.

*End rant*
Really don't get the hype with these, bought one from Amazon warehouse last month for£85and sent it back, really not worth anywhere near that price
Heat.
For PC you can easily pay £100 a piece for a keyboard and then mouse (gaming / mechanical before you ask) this is no different.
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Nvidia GTX 1060 - £229.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk

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Just browsing for a new VGA, this one is in stock and seems to be the lowest price I can find for a GTX 1060, plus it's free shipping. Same specs as all other reference GTX 1060 with a 2 year warrant…
ElRobinio Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago58 Comments
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Vlasko
Worth upgrading from 280x? I use it for 1080p gaming

I would say so as i have a MSI Gaming r9 280 and i cant max out the graphics setting on most of the 2016 games like i used to back in 2015 (excluding games like GTA 5).All these 1060 cards have very similar performance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wton4UVlzPo
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Edited By: DARKSABER on Aug 21, 2016 22:35: added
now £235.99
Made an account just to let you guys know that I got the palit dual gtx 1060(heard good things about this model, and it is brilliant runs cool and quiet) for £230 pound via flubit elite trial(let's you use ebuyer to get a better price). Dunno what everyone thinks of flubit but worked out well for me fast delivery too. Would recommend doing the same with whatever card your interested in see what price it gives ya, obviously most aftermarket gtx 1060s will be better than refference especially if you pay reference price :)
Worth upgrading from 280x? I use it for 1080p gaming
JhonSeb0810
Should I buy rx 480 or gtx 1060?

Either really, I feel that the 480 will be the better card in the long run, but today they are very neck and neck
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BenQ XR3501 35" UltraWide 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor £449.99 @ eBuyer.com

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Great price for a 144Hz UltraWide monitor. Price down from £710.99. The all new, best-of-the-best XR3501 lets you immerse yourself completely in any racing game, with a massive 35" curved display f…
hybridandy Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago6 Comments
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hand1999
This or Acer Z35?


​This uses the exact same display as the Z35. the difference is essentially the G-Sync module among other features.
This or Acer Z35?
Expensive for the resolution. But not a bad screen.
hybridandy
Chippy8
Not outstanding reviews but still a very very good price.
Yeah, unfortunately the HUKD community vote cold when the item hasn't got good reviews instead of voting based on the deal.

It's a problem, but on the other hand a turd at any price is a bad deal :/

£50 cheaper than the other ultrawide posted on here, but 2560x1080 is a pretty low resolution, 80dpi... ich. Would not want to use that.
Chippy8
Not outstanding reviews but still a very very good price.

Yeah, unfortunately the HUKD community vote cold when the item hasn't got good reviews instead of voting based on the deal.
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APPS: Oddworld, Munches Oddysee & Strangers Wrath 75p each @ Amazon app store

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Buy Buy! Espec Munchs Oddysee. These are great apps my fav is Munch's Oddysee some people rated bad saying bugs well i have had mine for months and no bugs! Ignore them! Great when on the go or chilli…
BLOSSOM143 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago5 Comments
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UKPokemonMaster
I'm still deciding if I should get Steam,Amazon app store or PSN version? Does Amazon version also work on Amazon Fire TV? Does PSN version also work on Android?


plus if you use app and don't want after u still will have game. I have installed and re installed. let me know if you get Ukpokemonmaster
not sure Amazon app works on my mobile. and got on my Amazon kindle fire HD 2912 edition but cant download oddworld to my fire not compatible with it but there again my fire is old as hills lol. but i play games on my Huawei p8 and works great!! at this price get as i pairs about £2.00 each for them b4
brookysm
Both Oddworld but totally different games, wish a new puzzle game from em would happen as I loved em.


​yeah ditto great games need more made!
I'm still deciding if I should get Steam,Amazon app store or PSN version? Does Amazon version also work on Amazon Fire TV? Does PSN version also work on Android?

Edited By: UKPokemonMaster on Aug 13, 2016 22:30
Both Oddworld but totally different games, wish a new puzzle game from em would happen as I loved em.
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NHL 16 for PS3 WAS £31.99 NOW 8.00 - @ ARGOS

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Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but someone might find this useful: EA SPORTS NHL Legacy Edition brings together the most popular modes and award-winning gameplay features from nine years of NH…
vizovez Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago2 Comments
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Bought one of the older one for cheaps, thinking I would play it and never even loaded it up. :p
Good price. But it's just a roster update from NHL15 with a new title. Heat for price though!
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Far Cry 4 - £9.99 on Xbox360 and PS3 at Argos

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Far Cry 4 on 360 and PS3 brand new for £9.99. Seems a good deal to me and the cheapest physical new copy.
sheriddj01 Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago5 Comments
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seems all stores are out of stock around me :(
Far cry 3 & 4 are £10 on ps3 market place if anyone is interested.
Watch out for one of the rarer animals. (I'll leave which one as a surprise) When I stepped on it's head on the weekend, I actually screamed.
Cheers OP. Heat. I've reserved a copy :D
good find op, heat added
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Overwatch Origins Inc Noire Widowmaker Skin + Pin Badges Xbox One £34.85 @ Shopto

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I have been looking to get a copy of Overwatch for a friend for a few weeks now and this is certainly the cheapest I have found so far, even cheaper than the PC version in most stores! This editio…
Bigdealhunter Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago2 Comments
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Bigdealhunter
Admin can you remove this, just noticed that it has already been posted. The original post had the PS4 version as the picture which caused the confusion.


​ if you change the end date to yesterday it will expire :D
Admin can you remove this, just noticed that it has already been posted. The original post had the PS4 version as the picture which caused the confusion.
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Remember Me (steam) £10.99 cdkeys

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Seems like an interesting game and a good price. Neo-Paris. 2084.Personal memories can now be digitised, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in w…
mayberts1 Avatar4w, 23h agoFound 4 weeks, 23 hours ago5 Comments
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£4.99 at the next steam sale near you.
Soon to be forgotten by the looks of it.
Yeah it has appeared twice in Humble Bundles so it's dirt cheap from marketplace sellers.
Suspect a lot of owners have never even installed it.
Good game, and this appears to be the cheapest, however is frequently a lot cheaper than this. :|
Ironically I forgot all about this game! Surely it can be found for a fiver these days?

Edited By: MBeeching on Jul 27, 2016 08:10
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[Steam] Rocket League - £8.75 - Instant Gaming

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I'm sure this game needs no introduction with many of you but just in case: Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acroba…
DeepWaterLizard Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago4 Comments
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One of the best games of all time. Great price.
nathan3007
£8.49 on CDKeys(£8.06 with FB like)


​Well found!
Superb game, best price if seen so far :D
£8.49 on CDKeys(£8.06 with FB like)

Edited By: nathan3007 on Jul 26, 2016 12:51: Added info.
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Watch Dogs Mug 99p @ Game in store

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Just picked this up at the Harlow branch of Game, no idea how much it cost originally or if it's available nationwide but they had a couple more in stock there and at under quid you musn't grumble.
Chasloyal Avatar1m, 4d agoFound 1 month, 4 days ago19 Comments
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Iconic
They should be giving this away free considering how poor the game is.
Anyone who paid to play Watch_Dogs will already be very familiar with the concept of a 'mug'.
decbear
Seriously though why would anyone want to be reminded daily of this over hyped below average game.


​some people enjoyed this .some people make up their own minds and aren't dictated to by mass opinion or popularity.
Those Sports Direct mugs have more street cred than this.
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Intel i5-6500 CPU £149.78 @ Play Asia

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Found this deal while searching for one myself, Very good value for this processer. Haven't seen it this cheap elsewhere. Checked trustpilot and play-asia.com have received high reviews with an ave…
ConorRS Avatar1m, 5d agoFound 1 month, 5 days ago4 Comments
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I got excited when i saw the prices of the 6500K and then realised it didn't include tax and shipping and got sad
The title should say £156.62 - cost including shipment. Then will come the tax bill...
I'd rather buy it from Amazon for £188.52 - with free shipment, UK warranty, returns etc.
FinderOfDeals
A few things you've forgotten to mention in the price. Shipping costs and import tax! http://i64.tinypic.com/wl5374.png
So no, it don't save, time you get it from a UK company! Some place like SCAN or Ebuyer, and you'll get it within the next few days and be able to deal with a UK company!
Fair enough, I didn't think about import taxes and customs. I'll remove the deal now.
A few things you've forgotten to mention in the price. Shipping costs and import tax!

http://i64.tinypic.com/wl5374.png

So no, it don't save, time you get it from a UK company! Some place like SCAN or Ebuyer, and you'll get it within the next few days and be able to deal with a UK company!

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-6500-s-1151-skylake-quad-core-32ghz-36ghz-turbo-6mb-cache-1050mhz-gpu-32x-ratio-65w-cp £183.18 + £5.48

Total: £188.66

Play-Asia £149.78 + £49.85

Total: £199.63

Amazon using OnlineSavings but fulfilled by Amazon £184.98 if you've got Prime. Amazon themselves are out of stock right now. If you don't have Prime, sign up for a free month of it, before hand, if you haven't already do so before.


Edited By: FinderOfDeals on Jul 20, 2016 15:40: yet more info
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Doom PC + DLC - £21.99 (£20.90 w/code!) @ CDKeys

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Currently £21.99 on cdkeys, but if you visit their Facebook page and submit your email you will also get a 5% discount on top of that bringing it down to £20.90 in total! --------------------------…
Smithian Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago8 Comments
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Bought it yesterday as treat for myself for being a lovely boy. Amazing game. The only game I think I have played where I want the enemy waves to keep coming. Runs really well on my crappy GTX 9602GB

Mental soundtrack too

Edited By: AsariMilk on Jul 18, 2016 23:37
Superb price for a fantastic game. Hotter than the 19th July 2016 ;)
FYI you can enter any word into the email entry box for the code. Great find op!
Single player was great, lots of fun. Multiplayer is a bit hit and miss
Best FPS in over a decade. Do yourselves a favour and play it.
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Graphics Card Deal: Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4GB GDDR5 DVI-I DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card £137.99 Ebuyer

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I found this on ebuyer, while looking for a card to crossfire with my other 4GB card. I looked for this Nitro Graphics gaming card a while ago, but the Sapphire r9 Nitro 380 was too close to £200 f…
keenedge88 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago107 Comments
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derp1664

Yep AMD suffers poor api implementation with dx11 whereas nvidia drivers are far superior. Positioning themselves for dx12 supposedly which will supposedly help inclduing distributing workload on multiple cores better but will reserve judgement until it's shown in action as lots of claims for dx11 never really came to be

Agreed. I'm not falling for the AMD hype train again. Results then I will buy, not the other way around.
Nate1492
derp1664

This is now labouring the point as some of the things you're stating I actually agree with. However, an overclocked 8350 being a severe bottleneck to the point where a mid-tier gpu is no longer viable is not correct for the vast majority of games. The cpu will be a performance bottleneck for the system with the 270x the original comment was about or the 380 regardless. Visual fidelity can be increased in games that aren't cpu limited. Would upgrading cpu be optimal? Yes. Is it a necessity? No. An entire platform upgrade is a bit drastic unless it's completely required and without knowing the target goals it's difficult to say. Like obviously if you're aiming for AAA 144hz open-world multiplayer gaming it's a no brainer. Nvidia may well be a better option I should have mentioned that you're right but that's not to say a 380 is unviable upgrade from 270x on that platform not at all.
I'm not suggesting a drastic upgrade.
What I'm saying is the AMD GPU is a bad choice for a low end CPU.
Take this 138 pounds and put it toward the NVIDIA equivalent.
AMD have poor DX11 performance that limits performance in low end CPUs.
My point, from the get go, is if you have a low end CPU, don't 'upgrade' to an AMD card, as you may be caught out on *some* games. I personally would hate to be in a position where a few of the games I play get choked down in min frames, when if someone let me know, I could avoid having major frame slowdown in a game where the benchmarks suggest I'll get 100+ FPS average!
I mean, I'd never think the 380 would be a bad experience in COD, until I looked closer at the min frames and combination of CPU.
I mean, a 750 ti, which is going for 80 quid right now, outperforms the 380 on some games, which is insane.

Yep AMD suffers poor api implementation with dx11 whereas nvidia drivers are far superior. Positioning themselves for dx12 supposedly which will supposedly help inclduing distributing workload on multiple cores better but will reserve judgement until it's shown in action as lots of claims for dx11 never really came to be
derp1664

This is now labouring the point as some of the things you're stating I actually agree with. However, an overclocked 8350 being a severe bottleneck to the point where a mid-tier gpu is no longer viable is not correct for the vast majority of games. The cpu will be a performance bottleneck for the system with the 270x the original comment was about or the 380 regardless. Visual fidelity can be increased in games that aren't cpu limited. Would upgrading cpu be optimal? Yes. Is it a necessity? No. An entire platform upgrade is a bit drastic unless it's completely required and without knowing the target goals it's difficult to say. Like obviously if you're aiming for AAA 144hz open-world multiplayer gaming it's a no brainer. Nvidia may well be a better option I should have mentioned that you're right but that's not to say a 380 is unviable upgrade from 270x on that platform not at all.

I'm not suggesting a drastic upgrade.

What I'm saying is the AMD GPU is a bad choice for a low end CPU.

Take this 138 pounds and put it toward the NVIDIA equivalent.

AMD have poor DX11 performance that limits performance in low end CPUs.

My point, from the get go, is if you have a low end CPU, don't 'upgrade' to an AMD card, as you may be caught out on *some* games. I personally would hate to be in a position where a few of the games I play get choked down in min frames, when if someone let me know, I could avoid having major frame slowdown in a game where the benchmarks suggest I'll get 100+ FPS average!

I mean, I'd never think the 380 would be a bad experience in COD, until I looked closer at the min frames and combination of CPU.

I mean, a 750 ti, which is going for 80 quid right now, outperforms the 380 on some games, which is insane.
Nate1492
derp1664
Nate1492
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derp1664

Great 2 year old link.
Well aware that some games will benefit from a better cpu, but isn't that stating the obvious.
Prove that an overclocked 8350 will severely bottleneck low/mid tier gpus in 2016.
Do you have some agenda here?
I just linked you 2 things that show severe bottlenecks with the 280/380 for low end CPUs.
But you are rejecting it because it's *2* years old?
These graphics cards aren't getting active reviews anymore, as they are nearly 3 years old!
Here, let me throw this back at you. Prove me wrong.
I've already provided sources backing my position. You've not done anything to counter.
You are basing everything on incomplete information therefore showing your lack of knowledge on the matter. Not once have you mentioned that it would actually be a system bottleneck and would depend entirely on numerous other things that you have not even mentioned ie screen screen mhz vs fps and cornerstones such as the target visual fidelity and type of game to be played. You have read a few articles and decided you're an expert. The burden of proof lies with you. This is a waste of my time. Believe what you want.
Screen screen mhz? Screens don't come in mhz, they come in hz.
Looking past that, minimum FPS is absolutely what we are talking about here, when your game, at 1920*1080, high quality settings drops below 10 FPS, you will have a terrible gaming experience.
Surely you can expect the 380 to play 1080p at high resolution.
Don't try to throw out buzz words and claim I'm not an expert afterwards.
I provided proof. You simply are demanding a ridiculous level of proof.
I provided a succinct, easy to follow, video review that shows exactly what this discussion is about. A bottleneck found with low end CPUs while paired with an AMD card.
Yet, you wave it off because "2" years old (It was posted in December 2014, so that's 1.5 years old).
Proof has been provided. Goalposts moved, by yourself.
Refute the proof or accept it. You have done neither.
You are delusional, you have 'proved' nothing. Again, prove that a low/mid tier gpu is severely bottlenecked by an overclocked 8350 on a meaningful sample size of games. That was your original point. Oh the irony of you claiming I moved the goalposts.
The linus tech tips link shows 1 game not exactly a meaningful sample size as it could be down to the engine and it uses the same driver which people even stated there were issues with.
I'm aware screens are hz it was a typo, thanks professor. 'Play 1080p at high resolution' 1080p is the resolution, you mean high settings?
Ultimately it's going to come down each individual game whether a better cpu will be of benefit or not. I'm not sure you actually understand how system bottlenecks work but I'm you can try to cherry pick some more links to 'prove' what you like. Either way I'm done here, I have more important things to do
Who buys a graphics card that is severely bottlenecked in some games?
This isn't cherry picking, the AMD 280/380 bottlenecks on some games, cherry picked? Who cares, the bottleneck has been shown.
I don't think you actually understand this subject and are looking for a way to stop talking about the real issue.
The AMD 380, this card here, has a bottleneck in certain games when paired with a low end processor (I3 or AMD CPUs).
I'll chalk this discussion up as over, as you have added nothing.
AMD 380 is bottlenecked by low end CPUs.

This is now labouring the point as some of the things you're stating I actually agree with. However, an overclocked 8350 being a severe bottleneck to the point where a mid-tier gpu is no longer viable is not correct for the vast majority of games. The cpu will be a performance bottleneck for the system with the 270x the original comment was about or the 380 regardless. Visual fidelity can be increased in games that aren't cpu limited. Would upgrading cpu be optimal? Yes. Is it a necessity? No. An entire platform upgrade is a bit drastic unless it's completely required and without knowing the target goals it's difficult to say. Like obviously if you're aiming for AAA 144hz open-world multiplayer gaming it's a no brainer. Nvidia may well be a better option I should have mentioned that you're right but that's not to say a 380 is unviable upgrade from 270x on that platform not at all.
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Great 2 year old link.
Well aware that some games will benefit from a better cpu, but isn't that stating the obvious.
Prove that an overclocked 8350 will severely bottleneck low/mid tier gpus in 2016.
Do you have some agenda here?
I just linked you 2 things that show severe bottlenecks with the 280/380 for low end CPUs.
But you are rejecting it because it's *2* years old?
These graphics cards aren't getting active reviews anymore, as they are nearly 3 years old!
Here, let me throw this back at you. Prove me wrong.
I've already provided sources backing my position. You've not done anything to counter.
You are basing everything on incomplete information therefore showing your lack of knowledge on the matter. Not once have you mentioned that it would actually be a system bottleneck and would depend entirely on numerous other things that you have not even mentioned ie screen screen mhz vs fps and cornerstones such as the target visual fidelity and type of game to be played. You have read a few articles and decided you're an expert. The burden of proof lies with you. This is a waste of my time. Believe what you want.
Screen screen mhz? Screens don't come in mhz, they come in hz.
Looking past that, minimum FPS is absolutely what we are talking about here, when your game, at 1920*1080, high quality settings drops below 10 FPS, you will have a terrible gaming experience.
Surely you can expect the 380 to play 1080p at high resolution.
Don't try to throw out buzz words and claim I'm not an expert afterwards.
I provided proof. You simply are demanding a ridiculous level of proof.
I provided a succinct, easy to follow, video review that shows exactly what this discussion is about. A bottleneck found with low end CPUs while paired with an AMD card.
Yet, you wave it off because "2" years old (It was posted in December 2014, so that's 1.5 years old).
Proof has been provided. Goalposts moved, by yourself.
Refute the proof or accept it. You have done neither.
You are delusional, you have 'proved' nothing. Again, prove that a low/mid tier gpu is severely bottlenecked by an overclocked 8350 on a meaningful sample size of games. That was your original point. Oh the irony of you claiming I moved the goalposts.
The linus tech tips link shows 1 game not exactly a meaningful sample size as it could be down to the engine and it uses the same driver which people even stated there were issues with.
I'm aware screens are hz it was a typo, thanks professor. 'Play 1080p at high resolution' 1080p is the resolution, you mean high settings?
Ultimately it's going to come down each individual game whether a better cpu will be of benefit or not. I'm not sure you actually understand how system bottlenecks work but I'm you can try to cherry pick some more links to 'prove' what you like. Either way I'm done here, I have more important things to do

Who buys a graphics card that is severely bottlenecked in some games?

This isn't cherry picking, the AMD 280/380 bottlenecks on some games, cherry picked? Who cares, the bottleneck has been shown.

I don't think you actually understand this subject and are looking for a way to stop talking about the real issue.

The AMD 380, this card here, has a bottleneck in certain games when paired with a low end processor (I3 or AMD CPUs).

I'll chalk this discussion up as over, as you have added nothing.

AMD 380 is bottlenecked by low end CPUs.
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Sea of Thieves [Xbox One] £23.79 on Amazon.es

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An amazing amazing (mis?) price on what looks to be Rare's return to form game. This product will be released on December 29, 2017. - MrCollective
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groakybaby
It's up as £44 to pre-order from amazon.co.uk so this does indeed look like a good price :)

And on amazon.fr you can pre-order for 69.99 EUR
Looks like AC black flag regarding the sea battles
I can't seem to order. Amazon.es keeps cancelling my order. Is this one of them there brexit things then? ;P
Why would anyone order a game almost 18 months before its release?

Its not like it will be in short supply on release. (Or even hold its value after release).
It's up as £44 to pre-order from amazon.co.uk so this does indeed look like a good price :)
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Killer Instinct PC: Season 1 & 2 Double Combo Was £23.89, Now £11.59 @ Microsoft store

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Not sure when this was reduced or how long for but it's swayed me into purchasing after playing for free on and off over the last few months. They've also reduced Season 3 Ultra Edition from £32.09 t…
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wtf already? I didn't have time to get back from work- ok F- U microsoft I'll spend my money elsewhere :D
DrPorkchop
Looks likes it back to full price now. :(

You've got to be kidding! :(

Yes it appears all the offers have expired. Grr, should have bought it.

Edited By: MBeeching on Jul 12, 2016 13:10
Looks likes it back to full price now. :(
Pretty sure these are cross buy. The ones I bought on XO are on my Windows 10 version.
Yeah not sure when they discounted this, spotted it on Sunday but still on the fence.
Going to play the demo a bit more first.

Worth noting that you have to download and install the game (25gb) before you can purchase the season pack.

Edited By: MBeeching on Jul 12, 2016 11:19
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Evolve PC - Going Free to Play From July the 7th !!! 2K Games

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Studio co-founder Chris Aston made the announcement, revealing that the newly resurrected monster shooter will go into beta on July 7 (or July 8 in the southern hemisphere), allowing time to iron out
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copperspock
Will they be making it F2P on consoles as well I wonder?

They've officially stated that if the PC version goes over smoothly, they'll be focusing on consoles. IF.
NeoTrix
I bought at £2.99 a few months back... guess who is upset now? Yup! How dare they?! :D

It's okay that you bought it so cheap you are able to get the founders pack for free (you get it automatically) gives you more characters, monsters and perks for free, plus a little bit more silver keys.
copperspock
Will they be making it F2P on consoles as well I wonder?

Well that is the speculation at the moment , so maybe yes ! but I imagine it might be a PSN monthly freebie first , then say 3 months later fully F2P
Will they be making it F2P on consoles as well I wonder?
Average online players currently stands at 34000, complete contrast to a few days before of 170
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Gaming PC - i5 6600k OC 4.5Ghz, GTX 970, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Liquid Cooled, No OS £699.99 @ AWD IT

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Just an update. My order of this arrived today but it was fitted with a 550w psu and not the 650 as advertised on the website. There's not a huge amount of difference in it though and the overall power consumption of these parts should mean the corsair can handle them fine. I called sales team who have agreed to rectify their listing and refunded me the difference between the two models.
Good to know. Just out of interest, how loud is the system, I hear that the corsair h45 can be a bit noisy? Cheers.
The CPU fan is quiet but the case fans are extremely loud. I have had to order new ones.
Thanks, that is good to know. Will it be the same issues with this system? http://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-enthoo-pro-m-i7-6700k-4.5ghz-z170-gtx-1070-8gb-gaming-pc-corsair-liquid-cooled.html
How much are the replacement fans costing you?

It's the same case, so most likely yes.
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Just an update. My order of this arrived today but it was fitted with a 550w psu and not the 650 as advertised on the website. There's not a huge amount of difference in it though and the overall power consumption of these parts should mean the corsair can handle them fine. I called sales team who have agreed to rectify their listing and refunded me the difference between the two models.
Good to know. Just out of interest, how loud is the system, I hear that the corsair h45 can be a bit noisy? Cheers.
The CPU fan is quiet but the case fans are extremely loud. I have had to order new ones.

Thanks, that is good to know. Will it be the same issues with this system? http://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-enthoo-pro-m-i7-6700k-4.5ghz-z170-gtx-1070-8gb-gaming-pc-corsair-liquid-cooled.html

How much are the replacement fans costing you?
Goose74
hunterchan
Just an update. My order of this arrived today but it was fitted with a 550w psu and not the 650 as advertised on the website. There's not a huge amount of difference in it though and the overall power consumption of these parts should mean the corsair can handle them fine. I called sales team who have agreed to rectify their listing and refunded me the difference between the two models.
Good to know. Just out of interest, how loud is the system, I hear that the corsair h45 can be a bit noisy? Cheers.

The CPU fan is quiet but the case fans are extremely loud. I have had to order new ones.
hunterchan
Just an update. My order of this arrived today but it was fitted with a 550w psu and not the 650 as advertised on the website. There's not a huge amount of difference in it though and the overall power consumption of these parts should mean the corsair can handle them fine. I called sales team who have agreed to rectify their listing and refunded me the difference between the two models.
Good to know. Just out of interest, how loud is the system, I hear that the corsair h45 can be a bit noisy? Cheers.
rubel101
Gaming pc with no graphics card?


​what part of gtx 970 u finding hard to understand?
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Battleborn (PC) + DLC for Pay In Euros £13.46 @ CDKeys (Using 5% discount code = £12.77)

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For this price you must pay in EUROS , see below how to change the the price payment option on cdkeys. You get Battleborn for use on (Steam) + DLC (= Firstborn Pack - Exclusive Character Customiza…
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what an awful exchange rate! How did that happen I wonder?

STOP SCAREMONGERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


​REALLY? What in my comment do you consider scaremongering? You might want to put that to the politicians who use such tactics along with other blatant lies to sway a largely dumb electorate, and then accuse others of it if they ask about the numerous holes in their policies they have no answer to.


Clueless!
Wow so Cheap ! Great for someone who likes this type of art style. I voted this hot ! not for me though.
DynamiteWhyte
Do not buy this game.
PS4 or XB1, feel free. Strong communities that are still playing regularly and having a ton of fun.
PC, however, just isn't worth it. The ques are so low you aren't getting in to games, and so you're spending most of your time just sitting waiting in lobbies.

I installed it yesterday on PC and my max time to playing a game using match making was 5 minutes, I also own on ps4, max wait time 2 - 3 minutes, I wish the console version was 60 FPS like overwatch, but only the PC version is 60 FPS, the game looks and plays so much better with the higher frame rates.

Edited By: Just Wondering on Jun 29, 2016 10:01
Do not buy this game.

PS4 or XB1, feel free. Strong communities that are still playing regularly and having a ton of fun.

PC, however, just isn't worth it. The ques are so low you aren't getting in to games, and so you're spending most of your time just sitting waiting in lobbies.
masterplanner
Reigan
masterplanner
what an awful exchange rate! How did that happen I wonder?

STOP SCAREMONGERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


​REALLY? What in my comment do you consider scaremongering? You might want to put that to the politicians who use such tactics along with other blatant lies to sway a largely dumb electorate, and then accuse others of it if they ask about the numerous holes in their policies they have no answer to.


​Woooooosh! i.e. You missed it
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Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original story-lines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two…
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Sold! Thx.
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LOGITECH Driving Force G920 Wheel & Gearstick Bundle £179.99 Currys

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Just bought the LOGITECH Driving Force G920 Wheel & Gearstick Bundle from currys delivered for £179.99. I think it is a great deal!
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OOS for miles around me.


​its back in stock!!
its back in stock guys
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alieus_uk25
do you mean a PC version that works with all consoles?

This guy

Gets it.


​Same for me, I've got the G920 and shifter boxed, only seen a few hours of play so I've currently got it on AV forums for sale if anyone is interested.
I'm ashamed to say I have the G29 and it rarely gets used. Its currently in the box, with about 3 hours of use.
OOS for miles around me.
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 GAMING 8GB GDDR5 Windforce3X - £402.92 BT Shop

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Around £30 cheaper than other places if 3% Quidco cashback tracks. This is one of the better GTX 1070 models at a good price compared to current market prices if you find the GTX 1080 over your bud…
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I'll buy one rx480 now and second in few months time
Good luck with the diminishing multi-GPU support.
yup, aiming for 480's CF, but at the end I will go for 1070 :(
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Serious question and I'm not looking into getting into political debate.
Is it worth buying at this price since weakening pound may mean that these will be cheaper at launch than in a few months time?
I've ordered a new pc today based on this.
Seems likely.
That's my worry and I promised 1070 to my son. We were going to wait for AMD launch and then till market regulates the prices.
Before today I was hoping that would happen by late August. He's happy to wait as the upgrade is not a necessity. Now I'm thinking it could possibly only get worse so thinking about pulling the trigger.
I made the bet that the 8gb 480 amd will be £300+ by the time it launches now, which makes it less appealing than the 1070.

Previously I'd have preferred the amd as I don't really like team green, would like freehand as it's cheaper and think amd drivers will beat nvidia over the next few years due to the consoles being amd. I've never spent £300+ on a graphics card before either.
If Brexit didn't happen and supply of the 1070 G1 got back to normal then I think this card would be around £360 so around £30 premium / early adopters tax at the BT Shop price with cashback.

Since Brexit has happened I think £390-£400 will be the bottom price for this card for some time unless the GBP miraculously recovers which I doubt as we have a credit downgrade looming over the UK, many job losses and another recession. That much is certain.
retrend
Insider9
Serious question and I'm not looking into getting into political debate.
Is it worth buying at this price since weakening pound may mean that these will be cheaper at launch than in a few months time?
I've ordered a new pc today based on this.
Seems likely.
That's my worry and I promised 1070 to my son. We were going to wait for AMD launch and then till market regulates the prices.

Before today I was hoping that would happen by late August. He's happy to wait as the upgrade is not a necessity. Now I'm thinking it could possibly only get worse so thinking about pulling the trigger.
Insider9
Serious question and I'm not looking into getting into political debate.
Is it worth buying at this price since weakening pound may mean that these will be cheaper at launch than in a few months time?
I've ordered a new pc today based on this.

Seems likely.
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MSI Z170 Tomahawk Motherboard + 120GB Toshiba SSD - £96.95 Delivered @ CCL

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Cracking offer I thought. Decent Toshiba Q300 SSD free with the motherboard. 120GB is kinda small but a nice extra included if you want it or don't - I'm sure you could sell it on eBay or something fo…
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NaZzAtAzEr
This or MSI Z170-A PRO?

This one.
This or MSI Z170-A PRO?
I have an MSI Z97 Gaming 3 and it's a cracking board, it was one of the few that still offers 2 PCI slots (yep, I still use pci cards, gasp), but also had more or less all the other features I was looking for (m.2, isolated audio circuitry, etc.). It's good to see they've done the same here for the new gen socket.

Hot deal :)
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Good deal, although I find it rather amusing they went to the effort of having a PS/2 port on a 2015 motherboard!

Asus ROG RAMPAGE V X99 EDITION 10 E-ATX Motherboard is a £500 board and still has a PS/2 port ! its there if USB Fails.
johncas
Good deal, although I find it rather amusing they went to the effort of having a PS/2 port on a 2015 motherboard!


​not the only 2015 board out there
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HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset £63.17 inc delivery plus possible 1% cashback @ CCL online

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Hyperx Cloud Revolver Headset £63.17 inc delivery.... plus a possible 1% cashback from quidco..whoopee Having looked at the reviews, this headset seems to be a decent price from a well established
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What OEM have kingston used on this model? The clouds were so good becusse they just redbranded the takstar pro 80 which was considered an audiophile level entry point vs othet gaming headsets that were way below audiophile grade

Yeah they pretty licenced Qpads QH-90's excellent packing included, (which as you say were inturn Takstar pro 80's) and sold them with a few tweaks of their own, I own Cloud 1 and 2, they are excellent headsets, good enough for general use as well.

These from what I've seen in reviews appear to be more gamer focused from the looks to the sound, which is a shame, I had hoped the Cloud 3 would have been based off the QH-85's as they are a open back design, something I prefer over the closed back design of the Clouds.

However heat for the price, it's just a shame they look so much like gaming heatsets.
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What OEM have kingston used on this model? The clouds were so good becusse they just redbranded the takstar pro 80 which was considered an audiophile level entry point vs othet gaming headsets that were way below audiophile grade
I believe this was developed by Kingston themselves
Hmmmm probably not a good thing.... anything other than gaming sites reviewed this? I cant take many of there opnions on audio serious when they think most gaming headsets sound great
Yeah im the same always try and find lots of reviews before making a decision. Theres always plenty on youtube, one which seemed quite balanced was by NCIX Tech Tips. Unfortunately i cant give my opinion yet as im still waiting for mine to be delivered.
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steveie
What OEM have kingston used on this model? The clouds were so good becusse they just redbranded the takstar pro 80 which was considered an audiophile level entry point vs othet gaming headsets that were way below audiophile grade
I believe this was developed by Kingston themselves

Hmmmm probably not a good thing.... anything other than gaming sites reviewed this? I cant take many of there opnions on audio serious when they think most gaming headsets sound great
steveie
What OEM have kingston used on this model? The clouds were so good becusse they just redbranded the takstar pro 80 which was considered an audiophile level entry point vs othet gaming headsets that were way below audiophile grade
I believe this was developed by Kingston themselves
What OEM have kingston used on this model? The clouds were so good becusse they just redbranded the takstar pro 80 which was considered an audiophile level entry point vs othet gaming headsets that were way below audiophile grade
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[PS3] Dead Island - free 30 day rental on PSN store.

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Possibly a new PS+ feature to be revealed at E3? Once you "purchase" the game you get to keep it for 30 days.
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I'd love if they started free rentals for PS4.
Donzy12
So basically there's no way of playing this game on the ps4 then? Or even via ps now?
I thought Dead Island was added to PS Now quite a while back. At work at the moment so unable to check.
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Wonder is this is the rumour going around that's gonna upset ps owners?
if it turns out that they will replace the "free" games with rentals i can see this doing more harm than good, especially people like me who have both a ps4 and Xbox one, i can see a lot of people canceling there plus subs
Same, I have both and honestly, the reason I buy ps+ depends a lot on the free games.
ditto
i wish we could have backwards compatibility, fed up with remaster after remaster! looking forward to skyrim though
So basically there's no way of playing this game on the ps4 then? Or even via ps now?
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G29/920 Shifter £24.99 @ Currys

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Amazon are also selling for £24.99 now.
Ordered. Great! I am so happy to be able to grab one at half price.
I was previously (10 days ago) 3 hours late (OOS) and was no way going to pay full price for this.

Bring on GT Sport !
back in stock with free delivery
It's back in stock, guys!!!
Out of stock now :-(
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Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz Quad Core Skylake 6th Generation Processor (CPU) for £139.94 @ AWD-IT (other processors well priced too!)

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This seems to be the cheepest i5 around at the moment. Everywhere else the CPU is selling for around £148 to £155. They also offer free delivery or a reasonably priced Herms delivery for an extra £1.9…
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An i7-4790K on a cheap £40 motherboard will not be obsolete, neither will any i5-4xxx chip in a year or two given the lack of performance increase from Intel since Sandy Bridge.
More BS talk than Wenger himself... :D

Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..

No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no sense
DatAlbino
Im not saying it doesnt work well now, but in a year or two your PC will be close to obsolete with an 1150 socket and a last gen CPU mine will still be this gen and easier to upgrade with stuff like better DDR4 RAM
xela333 could've built their rig when Haswell was still the latest generation. In which case the money saved last generation could be used to upgrade to the newer stuff.
You've been snobby all over this thread and all you're doing is putting people off building their own PCs and PC gaming. You need to learn that not everyone is throwing £1000 at a gaming rig.

I spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofing

I am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will


A £40-45 motherboard isn't going to be obsolete quicker than a £100-150 one. Both will be obsolete at the same time when Intel decides it's changing its socket yet again.

That's not how this works, you're not listening to anything anyone else is telling you. Yes a Z170 chipset is great, but unless you're an enthusiast and like overclocking and have a chip that is capable it's a waste of money. An i5-6400 will perform the same in a H100/H170 motherboard as it will in an expensive Z170 motherboard. And I urge you to prove me wrong using multiple, respected sources.
aminmoh
DatAlbino
An i7-4790K on a cheap £40 motherboard will not be obsolete, neither will any i5-4xxx chip in a year or two given the lack of performance increase from Intel since Sandy Bridge.
More BS talk than Wenger himself... :D
Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..
No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no sense
DatAlbino
Im not saying it doesnt work well now, but in a year or two your PC will be close to obsolete with an 1150 socket and a last gen CPU mine will still be this gen and easier to upgrade with stuff like better DDR4 RAM
xela333 could've built their rig when Haswell was still the latest generation. In which case the money saved last generation could be used to upgrade to the newer stuff.
You've been snobby all over this thread and all you're doing is putting people off building their own PCs and PC gaming. You need to learn that not everyone is throwing £1000 at a gaming rig.
I spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofing
I am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will
​problem is skylake isn't as big of an improvement as you claim it to be
​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price

I agree with you, Skylake was overhyped and actually isn't that much better, however it IS better, 5-15% depending on the CPU in question, DDR3 will start to become obsolete in a couple years, at which point everyone with 1150 sockets and 4790ks will have to upgrade their RAM, their motherboard to fit their RAM, and their CPU to match their mboard socket, instead of just spending 70 quid more now and buying a better CPU (30 extra) and a z170 mboard (40 extra)

Now I'm no maths whizz but 40+30=70, which is an upfront cost to stop you having to upgrade a CPU and mboard in the future, which will most definitely be more than that.

Besides, the i5 6600k is better than the old 4790k at gaming and is considerably cheaper! It just makes sense (unless you already have an old 1150 setup in which case, its too late xD you'll need a new PC setup in a few years)

BTW Just like to clear this up cos I'm seriously worried from a couple of comments about coolers here, not using a CPU cooler with a 6th gen i5 is seriously risky, and if you're doing anything near decent usage, such as gaming, rendering or multi tasking, which most people with good i5s will do, then not using a cooler would be PC suicide


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rev6
aminmoh
DatAlbino
An i7-4790K on a cheap £40 motherboard will not be obsolete, neither will any i5-4xxx chip in a year or two given the lack of performance increase from Intel since Sandy Bridge.
More BS talk than Wenger himself... :D
Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..
No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no sense
DatAlbino
Im not saying it doesnt work well now, but in a year or two your PC will be close to obsolete with an 1150 socket and a last gen CPU mine will still be this gen and easier to upgrade with stuff like better DDR4 RAM
xela333 could've built their rig when Haswell was still the latest generation. In which case the money saved last generation could be used to upgrade to the newer stuff.
You've been snobby all over this thread and all you're doing is putting people off building their own PCs and PC gaming. You need to learn that not everyone is throwing £1000 at a gaming rig.
I spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofing
I am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will
​problem is skylake isn't as big of an improvement as you claim it to be
​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price

Not with gaming.


​in that fort you can just overclock the 4790k if it doesnt perform as well in games that use less threads, even though at this point in time only the gpu will be the bottleneck for these two cpu
aminmoh
DatAlbino
An i7-4790K on a cheap £40 motherboard will not be obsolete, neither will any i5-4xxx chip in a year or two given the lack of performance increase from Intel since Sandy Bridge.
More BS talk than Wenger himself... :D
Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..
No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no sense
DatAlbino
Im not saying it doesnt work well now, but in a year or two your PC will be close to obsolete with an 1150 socket and a last gen CPU mine will still be this gen and easier to upgrade with stuff like better DDR4 RAM
xela333 could've built their rig when Haswell was still the latest generation. In which case the money saved last generation could be used to upgrade to the newer stuff.
You've been snobby all over this thread and all you're doing is putting people off building their own PCs and PC gaming. You need to learn that not everyone is throwing £1000 at a gaming rig.
I spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofing
I am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will
​problem is skylake isn't as big of an improvement as you claim it to be
​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price

Not with gaming.
aminmoh
DatAlbino
An i7-4790K on a cheap £40 motherboard will not be obsolete, neither will any i5-4xxx chip in a year or two given the lack of performance increase from Intel since Sandy Bridge.
More BS talk than Wenger himself... :D

Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..

No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no sense
DatAlbino
Im not saying it doesnt work well now, but in a year or two your PC will be close to obsolete with an 1150 socket and a last gen CPU mine will still be this gen and easier to upgrade with stuff like better DDR4 RAM
xela333 could've built their rig when Haswell was still the latest generation. In which case the money saved last generation could be used to upgrade to the newer stuff.
You've been snobby all over this thread and all you're doing is putting people off building their own PCs and PC gaming. You need to learn that not everyone is throwing £1000 at a gaming rig.

I spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofing

I am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will


​problem is skylake isn't as big of an improvement as you claim it to be


​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price
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PRIF PowerPak 1 PS4 - Smyths Toys - Was £14.99, now £7.99 - free c&c

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Available to click and collect from any store, and all stores I checked still have stock or low stock.
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Cheapest out there! [Steam] Total War: Warhammer £29.95 (Usual price £39.99) @ Instantgaming

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Total War: Warhammer. Cheapest i could find. If found anywhere cheaper comment down below. Minimum specs to run: Operating System: Windows 7 64 CPU: Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz / Phenom 8650 Triple…
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It's a last day of free Chaos DLC offer right?
yeah it is
It's a last day of free Chaos DLC offer right?

Edited By: Dinth on May 30, 2016 10:15
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Would this work on my Dell 690 quad core, 12gb ram?


​I would assume so. But if you wanted better fps and graphics I would get a GPU
Would this work on my Dell 690 quad core, 12gb ram?
Been playing this all day. Truly fantastic. Only had one bug and that was the game was freezing every few seconds for a couple of seconds but just restarted and all was good. Well worth £30. Plus it seems the recommended settings are way too high, I'm on ultra at 1080p running constant 60fps on a 970 and 4590
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Heroes of the Storm starter pack - £3.99 @ cdkeys

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Nice bundle of heroes, with a sweet mount and skin thrown in for good measure. Obviously of limited appeal, but this is good price as it is rare to be able to by one of the items in the bundle for
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can you switch the currency to euros and still use the code on your uk account?
There is no code. The offer is over now sadly.
can you switch the currency though without a worry? total war warhammer is cheaper in euros at the moment with a discount code

Sorry, I don't know much about the currency switching side of savings.

There are probably threads elsewhere on the site that cover that kind of information.
Lol game is crap totally pointless gameplay in comparison to dota2. Zero items only leveling and the mini games are stupid...
Dunno how people find this fun if they came from other mobas, utterly crap. Expected much more from blizz

I haven't played either in a while, but I found HotS a nice change from Dota2. Play both, or play neither, they are both good games with plenty of depth.
can you switch the currency to euros and still use the code on your uk account?
There is no code. The offer is over now sadly.
can you switch the currency though without a worry? total war warhammer is cheaper in euros at the moment with a discount code

Edited By: AsariMilk on May 24, 2016 16:07
can you switch the currency to euros and still use the code on your uk account?

There is no code. The offer is over now sadly.
can you switch the currency to euros and still use the code on your uk account?