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Zoostorm 7270-3040 Desktop PC (Grey) - (Intel Core i7-4790 Processor, 16 GB RAM, 3 TB HDD, DVD/RW) @ Amazon £516.11

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Equally at home in a study or at the centre of a demanding familyIntel Core i7-4770 processor - premium performance and stunning visualsSuperb 16GB Memory/RAM - enhanced multitasking capabilitiesSuper…
MuhammadAhmed Avatar4m, 5d agoFound 4 months, 5 days ago37 Comments
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Who the hell builds a computer with an i7-4790 Processor, 16 GB RAM and no dedicated graphics card or SSD?

This is stupid.
bokertov
Have it and not very happy.
Dosnt wake up after sleep.
Very noisy and slow to respond you wouldn't believe that it's a 16gb i7 pc

Actually, I would since it has a **** slow HDD in there. Add an SSD for Windows.
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Nenen
what are the advantages of downgrading to Windows 7 please?
1) Less of a learning curve, coming from Vista.
2) Your existing applications might not work in Win 10.
3) No adverts in the Start menu, no built-in spyware, no keylogger sending passwords back to M$.
You could probably upgrade your existing Dell to Win 7 for less than £20. But as your Dell is 8 years old, perhaps it's time to look at replacing it. Maybe consider another Dell with a Core-i3 / i5 plus SSD?

I'm in much the same position (currently have an 8 year old Dell Vostro 200) which is why I recommended as I did (4th Gen i5) in post #20. As Nenen has limited experience in installing PC parts however installing an SSD may not be something they'd want to do (although that is not difficult either).

Not wishing to derail this thread, but I have been looking at 3XS PCs from Scan.co.uk, specifically the Scan V15a system (I removed the DVD drive and OS from original spec and added an SSD, Bluray drive and wireless NIC)) and have the following:

- Fractal Design Core 1100 Case & Corsair 450W VS PSU
- ASUS A68HM-PLUS (Motherboard)
- AMD A10 7850K Black Edition, FM2+, Kaveri, Quad Core, 4.0GHz, AMD Radeon R7 720MHz, 95W, CPU
- 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Pro Series Silver, PC3-17066 (2133)
- 120GB Kingston ssd Now V300,
- 1TB WD Blue WD10EZEX SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm
- LG UH12NS30 Internal Blu-ray ROM DVD Writer SATA
- Asus PCE-N15 PCIe 300Mbps 802.11b/g/n Wireless Adaptor with Low Profile Bracket

for £423 delivered (no OS included though).

Just an idea really, and with Scan any changes/upgrades are fitted and tested as part of their processes before being posted.
Nenen
what are the advantages of downgrading to Windows 7 please?

1) Less of a learning curve, coming from Vista.
2) Your existing applications might not work in Win 10.
3) No adverts in the Start menu, no built-in spyware, no keylogger sending passwords back to M$.

You could probably upgrade your existing Dell to Win 7 for less than £20. But as your Dell is 8 years old, perhaps it's time to look at replacing it. Maybe consider another Dell with a Core-i3 / i5 plus SSD?
Without an OS can be great for those with enough know how to install their own. Windows is often up here for £5-£20, much cheaper than the extra an OEM would charge.

My real question is exactly what someone would use a £600 computer without discrete graphics for? It's too expensive for an office PC, too overkill for a modest gaming PC and too ugly for a high end gaming PC...
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MSI GP72 Leopard Pro 17.3" Core i7 Gaming Laptop from CCL £799.99 inc VAT Save £100.

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MSI GP72 Leopard Pro 17.3" Core i7 Gaming Laptop Includes a FREE MSI Warranty extension Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.7GHz Enormous 16GB Memory GeForce GTX 960M Graphics Optical Drive: DVD Enormous 1TB Hard…
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With settings at low you may manage 30fps with those games and the i5 and gtx940m
Hoping you may be able to help me out.
What's the best (new) 17.3 inch laptop/specs I can get for gaming for max £500-550 ?
Trying to find something that plays BF4 decently at least.
(At least 30FPS on high if possible)
Looking for one with a 1600x900 resolution as 1920x1280 may
be unnecessarily and disproportionately taxing on performance while 900p is fine for me personally.


You are probably best going to pcspecialist or similar. Play around with their laptop builder on site. Notebookcheck will show you the processor and gfx capabilities.
CCL are now offering it as a clearance item at £849.98. Save £50.01.
http://www.cclonline.com/product/198256/9S7-179553-266/Laptops/MSI-GP72-6QF-266UK-Leopard-Pro-17-3-Windows-10-i7-6700HQ/1TB/16GB/6-Cell/GTX-960M-/NOT02218/
Sorry I can't advise you Andrew, I'm neither a gaming nor a laptop expert, hoping someone else looks in to help.
andrewborland182

With settings at low you may manage 30fps with those games and the i5 and gtx940m
Hoping you may be able to help me out.
What's the best (new) 17.3 inch laptop/specs I can get for gaming for max £500-550 ?
Trying to find something that plays BF4 decently at least.
(At least 30FPS on high if possible)
Looking for one with a 1600x900 resolution as 1920x1280 may
be unnecessarily and disproportionately taxing on performance while 900p is fine for me personally.
Price has gone back up to £899.
ganon
carnificos
This isn't too bad. I got a i7 5700hq, 970m, 8gb ram, 128 gb ssd 1tb hdd for £650 a few weeks back.

Wow what a deal. From where please?


​I'm guessing he got it on his way back from his holiday in Elevenerife.
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Intel Core i7-4790T (2.7Ghz) LGA1150, used at CEX, £135.00

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I bought one of these last week to replace my Haswell Pentium G chip on my LGA1150 motherboard. I am very pleased with the performance boost. There's a bonus in the reduced power consumption too. The
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I received mine yesterday and am happy to report that it works as expected (straight drop in replacement for my G3420), and that the product I received was as advertised.
I thought I saw these being sold as low as £70 in January - new!
I don't think that's true, it must have been the Latest AMD CPU surely?
rev6
GwanGy
Actually CPUs wont even overheat anymore as they all have thermal sensors, if it gets too hot they slow down, or in extremis they shut off.
This seemed to be a bargain especially for a HTPC.
People here thinking about the extreme of possibility. On the other hand, they could have been used once to setup a system. Or not used at all.
I was thinking about that too - I thought I saw these being sold as low as £70 in January - new!
martyn_3000
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spannerzone
donslibi
'Used' CPU? Doesn't like a good idea
They either work or they don't so when it arrives if it's working it'll probably be fine for another 5 or 10 years. Overclocked CPU's might be a cause for concern of course but even overclocking may only reduce the lifespan by 50% and a CPU may well last 10 to 20 years although it'll be of little use in 20 years time.
What utter nonsense - stop posting pseudo-science - this is HotUKDeals. I'm giving heat for the deal, find another forum for your technical discussion...
How dare he write an informative post. The audacity!
Point is it's not an informative post - go Google "walking wounded"...
GwanGy
Actually CPUs wont even overheat anymore as they all have thermal sensors, if it gets too hot they slow down, or in extremis they shut off.
This seemed to be a bargain especially for a HTPC.

People here thinking about the extreme of possibility. On the other hand, they could have been used once to setup a system. Or not used at all.
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Intel i7-6700K @ 4.50GHz, Z170 VIII Hero, 16GB 3200MHz DDR4, 500GB Samsung SSD, Watercooled, Tom Clancy 'The Division' - £649.99 delivered @ OCUK

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Overclocked I7 upgrade bundle: * Intel i7-6700K @ 4.50GHz * Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 * Asus Z170 Maximum VIII Hero Motherboard * 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD * Asetek 240mm 570LXL Waterco…
New2Deals Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago97 Comments
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Mr_G13
Ok so if anyone is still interested the cooler comes with some stock thermal paste already applied but I went into live chat with the overclockers team (very helpful tbh) and they even advised to replace it with some Artic Silver or something simular, Artic silver 5 is currently on amazon for £4.95 as an 'add on' Item so cheaper and FOC delivery with orders over £20 :)

Yep just finished my build & can confirm this, if you do go with the thermal paste on the cooler and still use a little thermal paste, I'd say use half or less than normal. Had to reseat mine after I'd missed the retention ring (no instructions on the cooler btw, seems a mix between the two designs here (http://www.asetek.com/company/support/installation-guides). Very simple if you've attached a cooler like this before. I ended up cleaning it all off and just applying some MX-4.

Found the rad fans not really suitable for pull unless you want to use it as an intake. The outer casing frame is not completely solid so they will flex and bend a little and with the weight of the rad wasn't worth it for me so switched them inside as push exhaust. Also found no fan screws with the bundle, (rad screws and plenty of washers though) luckily fan screws had been provided with my case (Enthoo Luxe).

So far so good, haven't pushed the system yet, but idle temps are around 25c @ 4.2ghz (with modest chassis cooling). If you order a 980 gtx with the bundle and receive a secondary copy of The Division, it unfortunately cannot be swapped, (and both offers are unfortunately via UPlay rather than Steam) but you can always give/swap the code with a friend etc..

Tested with the Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme last night and with BF4 Ultra settings was getting between 160 and 200 fps (albeit at 1080p) so really impressed there. Love the motherboard so far, Bios is so nice to navigate, looks really nice and the biggest surprise so far is the inbuilt sound which is really really impressive. Beats the Xonar DG card I was using before anyway!
montblanc
What's the point of including a game when it doesn't come with a graphics card? I guess you can then choose your own, then sell the two copies of the Division


The game comes free with the Asus motherboard, OCUK aren't giving it away.
Ok so if anyone is still interested the cooler comes with some stock thermal paste already applied but I went into live chat with the overclockers team (very helpful tbh) and they even advised to replace it with some Artic Silver or something simular, Artic silver 5 is currently on amazon for £4.95 as an 'add on' Item so cheaper and FOC delivery with orders over £20

:)
matedodgy
This seems a really deal. But if you wait until the end of the year, the next generation of CPUs and GPUs will be here (probably - I hope). I am holding off an upgrade for this.


​well, computer prices fall all the time. but you can upgrade the components if you have to have the best gear on sale. BTW, this gear it top spec atm. hot
matedodgy
This seems a really deal. But if you wait until the end of the year, the next generation of CPUs and GPUs will be here (probably - I hope). I am holding off an upgrade for this.

That response could be given for every year since 1977.
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Dell Inspiron 17 7737 i7 4510U 2.0GHz 16Gb 1Tb GT 750M 17.3″ FHD Touch Win 10 Refurbished £521.94 Delivered @ MCS

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Picard123
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stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.


:-) Have you heard of Dunning Kruger?

You are a classic case.
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Picard123
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.


Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.

Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.

Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.

Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

Edited By: stevenfeeney on Mar 17, 2016 18:17
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Refurbished HP 15-ak085sa Laptop Core i7-6700HQ 8GB RAM 2TB 15.6 Windows 10 | Blizzard White £478.80 @ Ebay / technoworld_1995

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Refurbished HP 15-ak085sa Laptop Core i7-6700HQ 8GB RAM 2TB 15.6 Windows 10 | Blizzard White Specifications Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor Speed 2.60GHz Screen 15.6" HD Screen Operating
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CountFilth
Nexusfifth
Sure and as I said it is a great laptop and price for people who have use for the processor as you obviously do. (I even mentioned video processing.) But not many people do.
I simply tried to give advice to many people who think the machine is as fast as is its cpu, that this is most likely not a machine for them. I have met a lot of people who bought various fast i5's, i7's and don't understand why their laptop is slow and can't survive 2h on the battery. There are a lot of people who don't understand much about pcs and specs.
You seem keen to imply incorrect information. This laptop is fast when needed and it's also power efficient so it gives about 6 hours on battery under normal use. Obviously if you use it if for constant intense tasks the battery duration will decrease.

Well honestly 6h might have been a lot 2 years ago, but it is not today. Machines running i7 U version survive for over 10h.

I never said this will last for 2h, (although I very much doubt the 6h claim), I was giving an example of what people interested only in cpu speed experience (With i7 3610QM which I own in mind) but it is a 45W TDP unit and there is no escaping that.
jimunix
Nexusfifth
A lot of specs for the money and I suppose great if you want to do some video editing on the go.
Apart from that I don't find it well balanced, the cpu is great but without discrete gpu you won't be able to game in any reasonable fashion and if you don't game or do some cpu intensive stuff you are not getting anything from that cpu and are losing portability and battery life.
I would say an i5 U version plus 960m are better combo for gaming and for general use any of the U cpus with ssd will make a faster machine to use and more portable as well.
Still a very good price for people who do need cpu power so heat from me. I simply wanted to stop people buying on the basis they will get a really fast pc simply because it has a fast cpu. (that said put an ssd in it and it will be pretty damn fast but still bottlenecked by ssd so you will see very little difference in terms of performance when compared to U versions).
​Trueish. But i7 more future proof than lesser chips. In 4 or 5 years it will likely cope well with basic desktop needs, whose cpu footprint will, by that time, be all the larger. Chip power might double every 2 years, but software gets twice as slow unfortunately.
Microsoft Word no faster on 2016 quad core i7 than it was on a 486dx cpu in 1995.

Well a 4 year old i3 seems to be chugging along just fine, never missed a beat for browsing/office and general use.

Also I think you got the reasons wrong, MS Word, at least for me runs at the same speed on all processors not because it is getting slower but because it requires almost no resources. How long it takes to start it is far more related to ssd vs hdd then the actual cpu if that is what you meant.


As time goes on, software eg. Word gets slower because it gets bigger. The number of lines of code increases. More instructions to execute in given time. i3 might be great with current word, but will be slower with the next version, or the one after that. The original Space Invaders was about 2 kilobytes. How big is the latest video game?​
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Nexusfifth
CountFilth
I got this model as a perfect (actually new or as new) refurb from luzerntech on ebay. I paid £430 and it's a good machine, not everybody who wants a fast processor is into gaming so it helps us save money by not having to buy a graphics card we'll never get any use of out. I use mine for audio production which can be very CPU heavy.
Sure and as I said it is a great laptop and price for people who have use for the processor as you obviously do. (I even mentioned video processing.) But not many people do.
I simply tried to give advice to many people who think the machine is as fast as is its cpu, that this is most likely not a machine for them. I have met a lot of people who bought various fast i5's, i7's and don't understand why their laptop is slow and can't survive 2h on the battery. There are a lot of people who don't understand much about pcs and specs.
​i think I am in this catagory. this does indeed look fast to me. what should I be looking for as a giveaway that this is not as fast as it seems? thanks. (ps I am really only looking for football manager, but I do play the odd stratagy game like pillars too) thanks

Wouldn't spend this sort of money just to play FM. Laptops break so quickly and the battery is always abysmal.
You might as well just buy an iPad; I used to always put 500 hours into FM on desktop, but the iPad version is extremely close to the real thing its crazy. Being deadly serious too, iPad version is great and I doubt I'll go back to desktop now. I'm fairly certain a lot of strategy games are on the App Store now too, but if you're like me, FM is mostly all you play.
CountFilth
Nexusfifth
Sure and as I said it is a great laptop and price for people who have use for the processor as you obviously do. (I even mentioned video processing.) But not many people do.
I simply tried to give advice to many people who think the machine is as fast as is its cpu, that this is most likely not a machine for them. I have met a lot of people who bought various fast i5's, i7's and don't understand why their laptop is slow and can't survive 2h on the battery. There are a lot of people who don't understand much about pcs and specs.
You seem keen to imply incorrect information. This laptop is fast when needed and it's also power efficient so it gives about 6 hours on battery under normal use. Obviously if you use it if for constant intense tasks the battery duration will decrease.

Well honestly 6h might have been a lot 2 years ago, but it is not today. Machines running i7 U version survive for over 10h.

I never said this will last for 2h, (although I very much doubt the 6h claim), I was giving an example of what people interested only in cpu speed experience (With i7 3610QM which I own in mind) but it is a 45W TDP unit and there is no escaping that.
jimunix
Nexusfifth
A lot of specs for the money and I suppose great if you want to do some video editing on the go.
Apart from that I don't find it well balanced, the cpu is great but without discrete gpu you won't be able to game in any reasonable fashion and if you don't game or do some cpu intensive stuff you are not getting anything from that cpu and are losing portability and battery life.
I would say an i5 U version plus 960m are better combo for gaming and for general use any of the U cpus with ssd will make a faster machine to use and more portable as well.
Still a very good price for people who do need cpu power so heat from me. I simply wanted to stop people buying on the basis they will get a really fast pc simply because it has a fast cpu. (that said put an ssd in it and it will be pretty damn fast but still bottlenecked by ssd so you will see very little difference in terms of performance when compared to U versions).
​Trueish. But i7 more future proof than lesser chips. In 4 or 5 years it will likely cope well with basic desktop needs, whose cpu footprint will, by that time, be all the larger. Chip power might double every 2 years, but software gets twice as slow unfortunately.
Microsoft Word no faster on 2016 quad core i7 than it was on a 486dx cpu in 1995.

Well a 4 year old i3 seems to be chugging along just fine, never missed a beat for browsing/office and general use.

Also I think you got the reasons wrong, MS Word, at least for me runs at the same speed on all processors not because it is getting slower but because it requires almost no resources. How long it takes to start it is far more related to ssd vs hdd then the actual cpu if that is what you meant.
CountFilth
Nexusfifth
Sure and as I said it is a great laptop and price for people who have use for the processor as you obviously do. (I even mentioned video processing.) But not many people do.
I simply tried to give advice to many people who think the machine is as fast as is its cpu, that this is most likely not a machine for them. I have met a lot of people who bought various fast i5's, i7's and don't understand why their laptop is slow and can't survive 2h on the battery. There are a lot of people who don't understand much about pcs and specs.
You seem keen to imply incorrect information. This laptop is fast when needed and it's also power efficient so it gives about 6 hours on battery under normal use. Obviously if you use it if for constant intense tasks the battery duration will decrease.

Well honestly 6h might have been a lot 2 years ago, but it is not today. Machines running i7 U version survive for over 10h.

I never said this will last for 2h, (although I very much doubt the 6h claim), I was giving an example of what people interested only in cpu speed experience (With i7 3610QM which I own in mind) but it is a 45W TDP unit and there is no escaping that.
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PC Specialist Vanquish Impact XT Gaming PC i7-6700 GTX 980 @ ebuyer £969.99

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+1.5% Quidco = 955.45 Includes free download copy of The Division Best price skylake PC with GTX 980 for ultimate gaming. Build your own may come close but graphics card and CPU alone are £700+ Als…
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limp_biccies
Does it come with Office 365? Can you resell the key?



Afraid not
jimbo001
pimpchez
For once there's a decent PSU , I have this or similar with a gold rating which does my i5 6600 and r390 justice
Yeah, well mine's platinum! #PcMasterRace
Well so's mine #NotAloneMasterRace
pimpchez
For once there's a decent PSU , I have this or similar with a gold rating which does my i5 6600 and r390 justice

Yeah, well mine's platinum! #PcMasterRace
For once there's a decent PSU , I have this or similar with a gold rating which does my i5 6600 and r390 justice
m1xxy
you missed the, it's the fastest CPU out and is overkill but still needs to be overclockable

"Fastest CPU out"

uhm....it isn't...
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Was 1122.58 now 1070 +3% quidco = 1037.90 Best price skylake overclockable PC with GTX 980 for ultimate gaming. I can't see anything near this price for the similar spec. Build your own may come cl…
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I also enjoy building PCs, but your built:
1. it has a inferior GPU which is ......used :{
2. lacks a Windows License,
3. lacks a 2nd HDD
4. lacks an optical disk drive
5. lacks a warranty
6. last, but not least, you have to make sure that every part/chipset works as it should, with the proper drivers installed etc.

Overall, i disagree with your point that this deal is horrible.

PS. I liked the Arctic Cooling i32 from your list of parts, I'll consider it on my next build :)

robodan918
Always better to build it yourself. Individual warranties per part (and longer warranties at that), you'll choose better quality components, and it will just work better. You'll likely save some money too.
Also, that case is atrocious
Update
Although I've just built a new vr capable pc for about 650 (specs below), this post inspired me to look for even newer skylake components, and I found them. Feel free to copy my parts list on your own builds - it's the result of weeks of planning and reviews read.
CPU Intel i7-4790 (4th gen, as 5th gen is crazy expensive and 6th gen performs worse except at the highest end) 170 from ebay new in oem packaging without heatsink
Arctic Cooling i32 cooler/heatsink with 2 fans 28 from amazon
GA-H97N-WIFI itx board 90 from amazon
8GB (2x 4GB Kingston DDR3-1600) 25 from amazon
Samsung 850 Evo 256GB SSD 63 from amazon
Antec Truepower classic 750W PSU 75 from ariapc
Antec ISK600 ITX case 30 from Amazon
Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 170 from ebay (used)
and a bunch of extra fans to keep everything extra cool. The system idles below 30c and has pushed 45c in gaming on ultra high settings fallout, Aliens etc
Got Windows 10 free for being a student, but you can pick up a win7 license fit 10 and then upgrade to win10 free
Decided to go for skylake instead for m.2 slot for an ssd upgrade in the next 12 months, usb 3.1, and ddr4.
New cpu i7-6700 206 new in oem packaging from ebay
New motherboard Asus Z170i Pro from amazon 120
Assuming I can return the motherboard I already have and sell the cpu again for 170, which shouldn't be a problem, the cost difference will be around 50, bringing the pc cost to about 700.
If anyone is looking for a board+cpu+ram it looks like I'm selling haha! Or you can just buy the whole computer from me for the 650 I paid for it. Pm me
Overall my point is that this "deal" is horrible. kthxbai
persianrug
I built my own a couple of weeks ago for about £1.2k with the following specs:

I7-6700k
MSI M5 motherboard + CM V8 GTS cpu cooler
Cooler Master master Case Pro 5
16GB corsair vengeance 3000mhz ddr4 RAM
Gigabyte Windforce 980ti 6Gb OC extreme gaming
2x 120gb SSD Sandisk ultra II
Corsair 850w RMi series (gold)
Dvd-rw
Two corsair SP 140mm fans and various other things like Led strips.

This price is very average.


​For a prebuilt rig its not bad though.
JTW8W
Is an i7 overkill? I thought i5 was good enough for all modern games


​Yeah for gaming alone it is but for video editing, streaming games and other CPU intensive tasks it will help a reasonable amount.
hmmm being trying to price this up as matching seperates. Any idea what sort of price the thermaltake watercooling might be?

can only see 1 result for 500w FSP psu so far
Full spec from Zoostorm:

500w FSP PSU
3TB SATA3 HDD
Intel Core i7-6700K CPU
Asrock Z170 Pro4S motherboard
Samsung DVDRW
8GB DDR4 2400mhz RAM
KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 graphics card
128GB SSD
Windows 10 home
Thermaltake watercooling

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Intel Core i7-6700K 4GHz Socket 1151 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor @ebuyer £288.99 in stock

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Core i7 6700K vs 5820K vs 5960X CPU Face-Off: Which Is Best For Gaming?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocwwaVGUFtk
£289 is the cheapest this has been in a while.

Also, it's in stock and has free within 5-day delivery.

Can't go too far wrong.

Voted hot.
hitman007
Look at MATX.
Noclouds
montblanc
LeonCR
i still think they are over priced
What's the best value for money to power chip then? I've had my last pc forever and is still going strong because I bought the best one at the
time. It's only now it's starting to choke when I render videos or create songs with too many tracks or effects.
Video work wise I was initially tempted to say go for a 5820K setup with quad channel memory and an overclock but while the CPU is about the same price as the 6700K, frustratingly the motherboards are a bit dated, feature wise and more expensive. Worse still, I wanted to build a M-ITX format small PC and though there is a gorgeous EVGA X99 in M-ITX format, you loose the quad channel memory advantage with M-ITX. Another Haswell build wasn't even an option for me because M-ITX boards, there, only go up to 16GB of memory, where for many 32GB is the recommended minimum for video work and I wanted M.2 for much faster data transfer and USB 3.1 for the same reason. I appreciate not everyone needs M.2, Sata Express, USB 3.1, thunderbolt 3, 1150 codec with 600ohm-suitable headphone amp, etc, etc, etc, but for me I was happy to upgrade. If gaming with Skylake the forum favourite sweet spot seems to be 16GB 3200Mz, cl15 timing. Specifically look for reviews where they are benchmarking minimum frame rates, otherwise it would appear that fast memory doesn't offer the advantage Intel claimed. Some good benchmark comparisons in game play with Skylake with faster memory on the digitalfoundry Youtube channel.
I wanted to build the smallest possible high spec PC I could but still have decent cooling but otherwise, yes, I would have gone M-ATX.
Look at MATX.
Noclouds
montblanc
LeonCR
i still think they are over priced
What's the best value for money to power chip then? I've had my last pc forever and is still going strong because I bought the best one at the
time. It's only now it's starting to choke when I render videos or create songs with too many tracks or effects.
Video work wise I was initially tempted to say go for a 5820K setup with quad channel memory and an overclock but while the CPU is about the same price as the 6700K, frustratingly the motherboards are a bit dated, feature wise and more expensive. Worse still, I wanted to build a M-ITX format small PC and though there is a gorgeous EVGA X99 in M-ITX format, you loose the quad channel memory advantage with M-ITX. Another Haswell build wasn't even an option for me because M-ITX boards, there, only go up to 16GB of memory, where for many 32GB is the recommended minimum for video work and I wanted M.2 for much faster data transfer and USB 3.1 for the same reason. I appreciate not everyone needs M.2, Sata Express, USB 3.1, thunderbolt 3, 1150 codec with 600ohm-suitable headphone amp, etc, etc, etc, but for me I was happy to upgrade. If gaming with Skylake the forum favourite sweet spot seems to be 16GB 3200Mz, cl15 timing. Specifically look for reviews where they are benchmarking minimum frame rates, otherwise it would appear that fast memory doesn't offer the advantage Intel claimed. Some good benchmark comparisons in game play with Skylake with faster memory on the digitalfoundry Youtube channel.
montblanc
LeonCR
i still think they are over priced
What's the best value for money to power chip then? I've had my last pc forever and is still going strong because I bought the best one at the time. It's only now it's starting to choke when I render videos or create songs with too many tracks or effects.
Video work wise I was initially tempted to say go for a 5820K setup with quad channel memory and an overclock but while the CPU is about the same price as the 6700K, frustratingly the motherboards are a bit dated, feature wise and more expensive. Worse still, I wanted to build a M-ITX format small PC and though there is a gorgeous EVGA X99 in M-ITX format, you loose the quad channel memory advantage with M-ITX. Another Haswell build wasn't even an option for me because M-ITX boards, there, only go up to 16GB of memory, where for many 32GB is the recommended minimum for video work and I wanted M.2 for much faster data transfer and USB 3.1 for the same reason. I appreciate not everyone needs M.2, Sata Express, USB 3.1, thunderbolt 3, 1150 codec with 600ohm-suitable headphone amp, etc, etc, etc, but for me I was happy to upgrade. If gaming with Skylake the forum favourite sweet spot seems to be 16GB 3200Mz, cl15 timing. Specifically look for reviews where they are benchmarking minimum frame rates, otherwise it would appear that fast memory doesn't offer the advantage Intel claimed. Some good benchmark comparisons in game play with Skylake with faster memory on the digitalfoundry Youtube channel.
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bought from dell.co.uk for 731 including 2 year NBD warranty. will be upgrding to m.2 ssd and 16 gb ram.
KTASpartacus
moneyforme
KTASpartacus
What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?
The hybrid is a normal mechanical hdd with a small ssd cache built into it.
The latest ssd's are found in the XPS and Alien's. They are nvme which can run around 4 times faster than a sata ssd.
Unfortunately, Dell has skimped and supplied PM951's, they run around 1.5 to 2 times the speed of sata ssd's depending on the size.
Cheers Moneyforme so is there much difference speed wise between this hybrid and a regular 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive?

In theory it should be faster, however I have never owned one.

The drive uses the fast SSD Cache to do the work, I believe they typically have 8GB of Cache. So it depends on how intensive your work is, 8GB of Cache is large enough for normal use.

Edited By: moneyforme on Mar 03, 2016 22:32
minhp
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minhp
Nice specs. I would buy it straight away if it was 17 inch. Dell Outlet deal much cheaper (saw 2 last week at £580 included VAT pre-discounted) than this price especially with their regular 10% discount promo or 10% if you're a student
I doubt they even compared with this.
For Dell outlet, the stock fluctuate and first-come-first-serve basis i.e. whoever buy first got it. I'm looking for a 17 inch. The 2 15 inch I saw were 16gb ram and gt960m as well - one of them touch screen. Last Tuesday, a 15 inch Alienware powerful than this at the same price. Check them out yourself.
Update: someone just got the Alienware 15 - R2 with GT970M £724 (included VAT) at time I wrote the above.
I'm not saying your a liar, but I checked dell outlet every Tuesday / Monday for about two months. And nothing decent ever poped up. Dell outlet used to be good years ago.

Why would they put a few up much higher Discounted and sell out quijcky?

A 980 alienware 17" is always over 1k. I think I'd rather this for 700.
Thanks for the great advice in the thread.

Any idea how this compares to the Lenovo X1 that was on here a few days ago?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-14-inch-laptop-intel-core-i5-2-2-ghz-8-gb-ram-256-2403434
moneyforme
KTASpartacus
What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?
The hybrid is a normal mechanical hdd with a small ssd cache built into it.
The latest ssd's are found in the XPS and Alien's. They are nvme which can run around 4 times faster than a sata ssd.
Unfortunately, Dell has skimped and supplied PM951's, they run around 1.5 to 2 times the speed of sata ssd's depending on the size.

Cheers Moneyforme so is there much difference speed wise between this hybrid and a regular 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive?
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Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00GHz Socket 1151 OEM Processor £274.98 @ Ebuyer

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The cheapest that i found, i hope it helps someone that wants to build a new machine for gaming/encoding.
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fishmaster
xenononon
Literally tried to buy a GPU today and they cancelled my order and set my account to inactive and I'm waiting to see why, despite using an account I've used before with all the same payment and delivery information. Someone I know had the same thing happen. They asking them for ID and utility bill and then wait 48 hours, by that time deal will probably be gone. What a horrendous situation.
It's not horrendous, it's just not professional, buy the CPU from Amazon they'll look after you. I try and get most stuff from Amazon now, despite the tax stuff which isn't as clear cut as the media make it. If I have an issue I speak on live chat and get it resolved. I stick with what I know until it lets me down then I look elsewhere.

I used the same everything as my last order and somehow they think it's not me! Now asking for my ID. Not going to give it to them, not going to respond to them, not going to shop with them again.
xenononon
Literally tried to buy a GPU today and they cancelled my order and set my account to inactive and I'm waiting to see why, despite using an account I've used before with all the same payment and delivery information. Someone I know had the same thing happen. They asking them for ID and utility bill and then wait 48 hours, by that time deal will probably be gone. What a horrendous situation.

It's not horrendous, it's just not professional, buy the CPU from Amazon they'll look after you. I try and get most stuff from Amazon now, despite the tax stuff which isn't as clear cut as the media make it. If I have an issue I speak on live chat and get it resolved. I stick with what I know until it lets me down then I look elsewhere.
Gregorah
xenononon
Literally tried to buy a GPU today and they cancelled my order and set my account to inactive and I'm waiting to see why, despite using an account I've used before with all the same payment and delivery information. Someone I know had the same thing happen. They asking them for ID and utility bill and then wait 48 hours, by that time deal will probably be gone. What a horrendous situation.
​That's Ebuyer for you. Tried ordering this chip from them a few months ago (it was the best price at the time). Bought the mobo and ram based on this decision (elsewhere). After about 5 days passed the expected delivery date for the chip I rang them up to ask where my order was, they gave me a load of bull about stock issues and they won't be able to send it to me so they'd have to cancel my order. Had I not contacted them I wouldn't have known about this 'issue', they just took my money and sat on it with no intention of fulfilling my order or letting me know... it was clear they didn't want to honour the price I ordered it at. Really unprofessional business, will never use them again.

Same type of thing happened with me over a GTX 660 graphics card, never used them after that. They used to be a dire company when the started out with hopelessly poor packaging on their deliveries, this was some 15+ years ago, then they seemed to sort things out and I worked for a company that put in £10-20K orders a month with them, buy 300 motherboards at a time. So I started to use them again, then they messed me about on that order and I gave up on them.

I guess there's plenty of people that get on OK with them and that's just one experience I had with them.
xenononon
Literally tried to buy a GPU today and they cancelled my order and set my account to inactive and I'm waiting to see why, despite using an account I've used before with all the same payment and delivery information. Someone I know had the same thing happen. They asking them for ID and utility bill and then wait 48 hours, by that time deal will probably be gone. What a horrendous situation.


​That's Ebuyer for you. Tried ordering this chip from them a few months ago (it was the best price at the time). Bought the mobo and ram based on this decision (elsewhere). After about 5 days passed the expected delivery date for the chip I rang them up to ask where my order was, they gave me a load of bull about stock issues and they won't be able to send it to me so they'd have to cancel my order. Had I not contacted them I wouldn't have known about this 'issue', they just took my money and sat on it with no intention of fulfilling my order or letting me know... it was clear they didn't want to honour the price I ordered it at. Really unprofessional business, will never use them again.
rendeverance
rev6
rendeverance
jomay
tempt
CampGareth
LeonCR
bare in mind this is the OEM version with a 1 year warranty, the Retail version has 3 years
I wonder if anyone has actually had a CPU burn out on them in less than 20 years. Dead on arrival yes, dead due to overvoltage yes, but dead through normal under-warranty use?
Yes, but these skylake chips are fragile and are known to crack under the weight of air coolers. No harm in a longer warranty.
They crack? WTF?
Intel just had to move to 14nm, it's way too thin and therefore fragile! Give me back my 28nm CPUs or better yet make that 0.32 microm!
****Whacks head**** oO
The 14nm is the feature size of the process, nothing to do with the thickness of the silicon!
If these have problems with cracking due to overzealous tightening of heatsinks than the package is to blame, indicating that intel may have cheaped out on the package in this series and will probably beef up the next revision (if its a major issue) :( (The Si substrate material may or may not be thicker but the package should be designed to protect it)
It had a direct effect on silicon thickness :)http://images.anandtech.com/doci/9505/S-Thinkness_575px.jpeg
Is this a Joke>? :D - the thing your looking at is the PCB of the package - the silicon is soldered onto it under the metal heatspreader.

I'll rephrase. The die shrink has impacted PCB thickness as shown in the image.
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I don't think laptops are ideal for gaming computers. Small cases making air intakes small meaning heat dissipation more difficult. Desktops for gaming computers for me. For a laptop, I would not want a 960M due to the noise of the fan and without the gaming it would not be needed
The same money will buy a better gaming desktop, which is upgradable too, but it won't be portable and can't be put away when not in use.

That said, my son was playing Crysis happily on all settings except AA which was one setting down, using an Asus G750JX, i7 4700HQ and GTX770M - which is about the same perf. as a GTX960M.

I couldn't hear the fans at all - it was quieter than my gaming desktop.

Edited By: Hootwo on Mar 02, 2016 21:36
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HugoLuca
Cold voters please give some comments why ... Because i'm seriously considering buying this tech and would like to know comparisons and comments :)


​Dell sell the 15.6 inch Inspiron 7559, same processor, better gfx card (4gb as opposed to this 2gb one) for £750. Less if you haggle with sales. I got mine for £699 delivered. Worth the sacrifice of 1.7 inches of screen IMHO.


​You also get 8gb of RAM with the Dell as opposed to 16gb here. But an 8gig stick to add on top will only cost you £35ish quid. So you're looking at £735 max for a higher spec, smaller screen laptop.
HugoLuca
Cold voters please give some comments why ... Because i'm seriously considering buying this tech and would like to know comparisons and comments :)


​Dell sell the 15.6 inch Inspiron 7559, same processor, better gfx card (4gb as opposed to this 2gb one) for £750. Less if you haggle with sales. I got mine for £699 delivered. Worth the sacrifice of 1.7 inches of screen IMHO.
I've been looking at laptops like this. I'm not a gamer but want something to do 3D and graphics work on. Is this type of thing a good choice for that or is this overkill and is there something better to go for?
HugoLuca
Cold voters please give some comments why ... Because i'm seriously considering buying this tech and would like to know comparisons and comments :)


Hi

Sorry the mistakes, I don't speak english. I paid £766 for a returned Dell laptop (returned, not refurbished). Alienware 17 R2 core i7 4720 gtx 970m 16gb ram, 1tb 7200 rpm, 1080p screen, alienware graphic amplifier port (you can fit a desktop graphic Card to use the laptop screen or others monitors). You can try on Dell outlet website but you need patience. If you want it asap, matar the msi is a good option.
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Folks, I have purchased 3 previous gaming laptops, but I have never found one as powerful and excellent as the ROG Asus machines. My mate after seeing my sons monster, bought his lad THIS one. It is awesome.
The ROG endorsement is not given lightly either.
I hope this assists someone as for the same money, you'll get a superior machine of excellent build quality
Heat from me too as it's a good deal. People seem to think this is hotukreviews. Good post OP
Heat from me , its all about the GPU.
Same specs as the Asus ROG G751JT. Although the Asus has double the RAM at 16gb. This was £999 during Black Friday.
Yeah, there's seriously no comparison between a 960m and a 970m.
This is actually quite a good price for this GPU but I doubt you'll get heat here.
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Lenovo Ideapad 500s 13.3" - Core i7-6500U, 13.3" FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight 1920x1080, NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M 2GB, 8gb RAM, 128gb SSD - £569.99 @ Lenovo Shop

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Cheapest I've seen this elsewhere is £619, so a decent saving. Use code "PRICESAVER" to get this price. Note that the 15" version of this gets slated for having a bad screen. As far as I can see, the…
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Nexusfifth
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How easy would it be to upgrade the SSD in this? I have a spare 250gb sitting somewhere.
Very easy. Just download some OS migration software before you do it.
Thanks very much mate. I will look that out. If you have any recommendations, please share! :)
I would actually say just do a clean install and get rid of potential lenovo bloat in the process.
(You don't need to do anything about windows licence, it is all automatic as all OEM devices are simply registered on Windows servers so it gets activated automatically)
Basically you download the iso from Microsoft, make it bootable on a USB stick, replace the ssd and install Windows from that usb.
It is far simpler than using migration software and it will rid you of bloat.

I used EaseUS, but if you buy a Samsung SSD, it comes with migration software on a CD ROM.
so how to get rid of win 10 and put on win 7 pro. anyone done that?
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montana78
nice laptop. I have tried running street fighter on an i5 HP laptop with GT 940m and it runs on 1024x768 with OKish framerate. so wont be big for gaming. for the price the SSD is a bit small too. but then again you pay much more for the X1 gen 3 which has same cpu & standard intel GPU
Street Fighter 5? Do you think this laptop can handle it? http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8045-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000_1856981.html
this is a GTX GPU rather than a GT one. it will run street fighter V effortlessly. Speaking of, I setup my new samsung 32" monitor yesterday and played SFV @ 2560x1440 via GTX 980 STRIX. Loved it. but the game story mode is so short :(

Medium settings 60fps?
Is the red i5 any good? Ie. Is there much difference between the two for a typical student?
Also how is the track pad and keyboard on this, found some manufacturers are uncomfortable to use in the past (Asus).
Thanks
i bought a carbon x1 from amazon considering returning for this??
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I had bought dell Xps 15 with i7 (2nd gen),6Gb Ram,2Gb Geforce ,bought in 2011 ..a great machine.Dell has been reliable in my point of view.i had customised built laptop at that time on their website .i am not sure if that customisation option is still available.
Looking at the above deal.Its good value for money and a reliable brand.
Word of warning to anyone buying from save on laptops, I ordered on Saturday and had to contact them to ask why it hasn't been dispatched yesterday midday. Apparently because I had selected free delivery within 5 days your order goes to the bottom of the que and they basically don't rush to dispatch your order. They eventually sent it at 5pm yesterday by next day delivery (which doesn't make any sense) and its waiting for me when I get home today. A slightly bizarre system covering the delivery side of things but meh.
Nutkin
MojoMan0427
I'm going on past deals. Ones which you can easily find with the astonishing tool known as the "search" button!
nope nothing there no 970 or 865 with a cheaper price.


​http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-gaming-laptop-i7-gtx-980m-16gb-ram-ssd-hdd-full-hd-display-899-medion-shop-2381968

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-erazer-x7833-17-3-gaming-laptop-i7-32gb-ram-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx970m-799-2384015

Only a month old. They are both much better than this deal.
MojoMan0427
I'm going on past deals. Ones which you can easily find with the astonishing tool known as the "search" button!
nope nothing there no 970 or 865 with a cheaper price.
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Make sure to read the feedback on amazon (link above) before you buy. The casing and screen don't seem to be of good quality.
Nexusfifth
huangxq2
Bad deal.
Z51 is not a good model to have, not to mention the specs do not worth the price in the budget consumer laptop.
Get the ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal, it is a different world in quality compare to this one.
Great model, great quality, and very good price this time.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal is a proper deal for £560. Next cheapest price including ebay is £800.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-14-inch-laptop-intel-core-i5-2-2-ghz-8-gb-ram-256-2403434
With the exception of not being available anymore and being a 14" compared to 15.6" that is z51.
But yes I agree, you can get a better gaming machine for this kind of money and a cheaper machine if you are not into gaming.

Yes, the thinkpad X1 is already out of stock 30 mins after my reply.

It only posted for 2 hours before it is OOS.

I heard some people say 12 were sold in a matter of minutes.

It is very likely some people bought a few to resell on ebay for profit.

That is what happens when a deal is actually very hot. They tend to run out of stock very quickly.

Edited By: huangxq2 on Feb 27, 2016 11:58
huangxq2
Bad deal.
Z51 is not a good model to have, not to mention the specs do not worth the price in the budget consumer laptop.
Get the ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal, it is a different world in quality compare to this one.
Great model, great quality, and very good price this time.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal is a proper deal for £560. Next cheapest price including ebay is £800.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-14-inch-laptop-intel-core-i5-2-2-ghz-8-gb-ram-256-2403434

With the exception of not being available anymore and being a 14" compared to 15.6" that is z51.

But yes I agree, you can get a better gaming machine for this kind of money and a cheaper machine if you are not into gaming.
Bad deal.

Z51 is not a good model to have, not to mention the specs do not worth the price in the budget consumer laptop.

Yes, I noticed it is a FHD, but a TN, actually a bad TN screen.

Yes, I noticed it has a dedicated graphic card, but a low end too.



Get the ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal, it is a different world in quality compare to this one.

Great model, great quality, and very good price this time.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon deal is a proper deal for £560. Next cheapest price including ebay is £800.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-14-inch-laptop-intel-core-i5-2-2-ghz-8-gb-ram-256-2403434


Edited By: huangxq2 on Feb 27, 2016 12:04: typo
It's really not that great. Low end gpu, low end i7.
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HP Z220 (Bundle Deal) Intel i7-3770 - 16GB DDR3 - 256GB SSD - Win7 Home Premium £429.99 @ BargainHardware

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Looks like a good price what what you get. Specification: Processor (CPU): 3.40 GHz Quad Core Intel i7-3770 - 8MB Cache Memory (RAM): 16GB DDR3 Hard Disk Drive: 256GB SSD Operating System License
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I have that cpu and it's still very good. Much better than any current i5.



Not in single threaded applications it's not. Would still hold a lead in multi threaded apps though
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would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and this is £406, and they do come up quite often:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sedatech-Desktop-i5-3570-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B006535XQ2/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1456408343&sr=1-1&keywords=sedatech+i5
I haven't checked but I'm presuming these are current cpu/hw
No that's also 3rd generation cpu. Note the one of Amazon come without OS. Very similar to deal posted hence cold for me.
Fair play, thanks, I was umming over the silent/passive ones listed on amazon hence thought to add something here in case it helps
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would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and this is £406, and they do come up quite often:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sedatech-Desktop-i5-3570-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B006535XQ2/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1456408343&sr=1-1&keywords=sedatech+i5

I haven't checked but I'm presuming these are current cpu/hw

No that's also 3rd generation cpu. Note the one of Amazon come without OS. Very similar to deal posted hence cold for me.
Sorry cold for me but thanks for sharing. Since I dislike people voting cold without an explanation here goes.

For majority of people i7-3770 will be overkill and they won't notice a difference between this and a second gen i3. Same goes for memory any more than 8GB will be probably wasted by most. On that basis it isn't any better than a £200-£300 machine for an average user. Please note 30 day warranty on this as well. Hence cold.

On the other hand if this system is bought for e.g. gaming it will require an immediate upgrade gpu. You will be limited to low profile cards that are both more expensive and less powerful that the standard size ones that can run on 220W psu. That means a replacement psu and a case if we're talking normal size cards. That's another £200 spent between psu, gpu and a case. In which case you spent £630+ on a semi second hand pc. Considering you can get a gaming pc for £499 (link below) that make this deal also cold.

http://www.ebuyer.com/735883-zoostorm-gaming-desktop-pc-7260-5195
would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and this is £406, and they do come up quite often:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sedatech-Desktop-i5-3570-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B006535XQ2/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1456408343&sr=1-1&keywords=sedatech+i5

I haven't checked but I'm presuming these are current cpu/hw
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Intel Core i7 i7-4790K CPU (Quad Core 4GHz, Socket H3 LGA-1150) - £255.19 Sold by shopherellc and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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I know it's not the latest gen of Intel, but it's the best I7 CPU for most games / applications. This is a good £15 less than I can see it elsewhere.
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TL: DR
How can you complain about 'tech experts' and then say 'TL:DR'?
TL:DR for me:
If you have the motherboard and ram already, this is a good option. If you don't, buy the 6700k.

I didn't complain about them, I find them very amusing, up to a point. And then I can stand it no longer LOL :p
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TL: DR

How can you complain about 'tech experts' and then say 'TL:DR'?

TL:DR for me:

If you have the motherboard and ram already, this is a good option. If you don't, buy the 6700k.
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Buckah
4790k ebay - 245
Cheapest board - 63 scan
hyper fury 16gb - 57 overclockers
total 365
6700k ebay - 280
cheapest board - 81 - ebuyer
hyper fury 16gb - 69 - aria
total 430
Sure you could go with cheaper RAM for both, I picked this because this is prob something similar to what people will go for.
Going for the cheapest RAM - ddr 3 - 15 - ebay - ddr4 - 19 - pcpartpicker - reducing savings to 54. Which is more in line with what you said. Still enough to sway a better GPU. Still a great CPU and good option.
Still gets heat from me.
I have no clue why you are insisting on listing the ram at 12 quid higher for DDR4 after I've already linked it nor why you'd link to a higher costing motherboard after I linked a cheaper one.
I mean, you are artificially inflating the option you don't want to 'win' to make a point.
HyperX fury Black for 59.75 on PC part picker. Again, it drops your difference, even in your cherry picked scenario, to less than 55.
I feel I'm talking to a wall here, so I'll repeat myself one more time and excuse myself from this conversation.
If you have DDR3 and a socket 1150 motherboard and are looking for a CPU upgrade... This is a good option. Make sure you are upgrading from an i3 or lower though, as there isn't that big of gain in this situation.
If you don't have DDR3 or a socket 1150. Buy the latest tech, either a 6600k or a 6700k, DDR4, and a socket 1151.
If you are in the market for a GPU and you are debating where to allocate your money, don't buy the 4790k or the 6700k.
Either go with the i5 6500 for 171 or an i5 2500k for 85~.
Your GPU will always be the most important aspect of gaming in the current DX11 generation of games.

Im just posting the cheapest options that i found online. Even if you did find cheaper options I'm not inflating anything these are just what i found.
I do agree if you've got the dosh buy the 6700k like I've already said, i do still think this is a good chip mainly if you've already got a 1151 mother board and RAM to go along with it.

Anyways good chat i thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Buckah
4790k ebay - 245
Cheapest board - 63 scan
hyper fury 16gb - 57 overclockers
total 365
6700k ebay - 280
cheapest board - 81 - ebuyer
hyper fury 16gb - 69 - aria
total 430
Sure you could go with cheaper RAM for both, I picked this because this is prob something similar to what people will go for.
Going for the cheapest RAM - ddr 3 - 15 - ebay - ddr4 - 19 - pcpartpicker - reducing savings to 54. Which is more in line with what you said. Still enough to sway a better GPU. Still a great CPU and good option.
Still gets heat from me.

I have no clue why you are insisting on listing the ram at 12 quid higher for DDR4 after I've already linked it nor why you'd link to a higher costing motherboard after I linked a cheaper one.

I mean, you are artificially inflating the option you don't want to 'win' to make a point.

HyperX fury Black for 59.75 on PC part picker. Again, it drops your difference, even in your cherry picked scenario, to less than 55.

I feel I'm talking to a wall here, so I'll repeat myself one more time and excuse myself from this conversation.

If you have DDR3 and a socket 1150 motherboard and are looking for a CPU upgrade... This is a good option. Make sure you are upgrading from an i3 or lower though, as there isn't that big of gain in this situation.

If you don't have DDR3 or a socket 1150. Buy the latest tech, either a 6600k or a 6700k, DDR4, and a socket 1151.

If you are in the market for a GPU and you are debating where to allocate your money, don't buy the 4790k or the 6700k.

Either go with the i5 6500 for 171 or an i5 2500k for 85~.

Your GPU will always be the most important aspect of gaming in the current DX11 generation of games.
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Intel Core i7 6700K Processor (4 GHz, 4 Core, 8 Threads, 8 MB cache, LGA1151 Socket Box) for £289.99 Amazon

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I'd still go i7-5820K for £282 from Scan, of course the X99 motherboards do cost more, but it's a six core CPU and performs better than this CPU, for gaming you probably won't notice a difference though :)
The socket 2011 v3 is also getting another lot of CPU's this year. I'd still find it difficult to choose between this and the 5820K. Only because I'd make use of the iGPU. 12 threads would tempt me lol.
Yes although you can pick up dual Xeons for around 200 quid that beat the i7-5820K, but it's having the platform to run them on such as a Z620 with CPU upgrade board or Dell T7600. The LGA2011 platform is a strange one whereby it's a professional platform but doesn't have a iGPU that can be used for professional means, I guess people using the X99 platform will use dedicated GPUs for the rendering/encoding tasks rather than the iGPU.
However as you say the iGPU on Skylake is useful as it has the following features only on Skylake iGPUs > ' Skylake microarchitecture adds a full fixed-function H.265/HEVC main/8-bit encoding and decoding acceleration, hybrid and partial HEVC main10/10-bit decoding acceleration, JPEG encoding acceleration for resolutions up to 16,000×16,000 pixels, and partial VP9 encoding and decoding acceleration' Source Wikipedia.
I'm running one of those dual xeon setups. Looked at the 280 pound price of this CPU and thought "4 cores? Not worth it", went with dual xeon E5-2670s for 2.6GHz base or 3GHz for all-core turbo, 16 cores 32 threads.
No iGPU does suck a little, but a decent graphics card (GTX 970 in my case) clears that right up, or get a motherboard that has an iGPU on board as a separate device (Asus Z9PE boards are great in that respect). NVENC will work just as well as quicksync in practice.
Word of warning, Dell T7600 motherboards are not ATX compatible in the slightest, they look alright but there are custom connectors, pinouts, cpu heatsink mounts... I ended up giving up and buying the Asus.
Oh but plus side, because there are what, 80 lanes of PCIE 3.0 vs 16 on a skylake CPU you can fit a graphics card, and another why not, and while we're there add a fast wifi card, and a USB C card, maybe an M.2 SSD and a 10gbit ethernet card, and still not have filled all your PCIE slots/bandwidth. This way you can even carry over those features or upgrade them separately to the motherboard.
https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5-2660+%40+2.20GHz&id=1219&cpuCount=2http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matching-Pair-2-x-Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-SR0KK-2-2ghz-20M-Cache-CPU-Processor-/201525599345?hash=item2eebdc9c71:g:GWIAAOSwMmBV1dm4
Not as good as the 2670s but 179 quid for the processing power, decent enough. I'm ashamed I quoted Passmark but it had to be done :p
If I was to buy 2 of these E2670 what motherboard would you recommend?

I'd only buy if you have a workload that can use the threads. Do not buy if you're a gamer.

The motherboard CampGareth uses is >

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z9PE-D8-WS-Workstation-Board-Socket/dp/B007KGXY0K

It can be had used from £335 to up to £451 new. That's the sting, the motherboard is expensive, but you have 80 PCIe lanes and multiple GPUs can be used, more than consumer motherboards.

Edited By: fishmaster on Mar 02, 2016 08:25: <>
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I'd still go i7-5820K for £282 from Scan, of course the X99 motherboards do cost more, but it's a six core CPU and performs better than this CPU, for gaming you probably won't notice a difference though :)
The socket 2011 v3 is also getting another lot of CPU's this year. I'd still find it difficult to choose between this and the 5820K. Only because I'd make use of the iGPU. 12 threads would tempt me lol.
Yes although you can pick up dual Xeons for around 200 quid that beat the i7-5820K, but it's having the platform to run them on such as a Z620 with CPU upgrade board or Dell T7600. The LGA2011 platform is a strange one whereby it's a professional platform but doesn't have a iGPU that can be used for professional means, I guess people using the X99 platform will use dedicated GPUs for the rendering/encoding tasks rather than the iGPU.
However as you say the iGPU on Skylake is useful as it has the following features only on Skylake iGPUs > ' Skylake microarchitecture adds a full fixed-function H.265/HEVC main/8-bit encoding and decoding acceleration, hybrid and partial HEVC main10/10-bit decoding acceleration, JPEG encoding acceleration for resolutions up to 16,000×16,000 pixels, and partial VP9 encoding and decoding acceleration' Source Wikipedia.
I'm running one of those dual xeon setups. Looked at the 280 pound price of this CPU and thought "4 cores? Not worth it", went with dual xeon E5-2670s for 2.6GHz base or 3GHz for all-core turbo, 16 cores 32 threads.
No iGPU does suck a little, but a decent graphics card (GTX 970 in my case) clears that right up, or get a motherboard that has an iGPU on board as a separate device (Asus Z9PE boards are great in that respect). NVENC will work just as well as quicksync in practice.
Word of warning, Dell T7600 motherboards are not ATX compatible in the slightest, they look alright but there are custom connectors, pinouts, cpu heatsink mounts... I ended up giving up and buying the Asus.
Oh but plus side, because there are what, 80 lanes of PCIE 3.0 vs 16 on a skylake CPU you can fit a graphics card, and another why not, and while we're there add a fast wifi card, and a USB C card, maybe an M.2 SSD and a 10gbit ethernet card, and still not have filled all your PCIE slots/bandwidth. This way you can even carry over those features or upgrade them separately to the motherboard.
https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5-2660+%40+2.20GHz&id=1219&cpuCount=2http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matching-Pair-2-x-Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-SR0KK-2-2ghz-20M-Cache-CPU-Processor-/201525599345?hash=item2eebdc9c71:g:GWIAAOSwMmBV1dm4
Not as good as the 2670s but 179 quid for the processing power, decent enough. I'm ashamed I quoted Passmark but it had to be done :p
If I was to buy 2 of these E2670 what motherboard would you recommend?

Edited By: Ricky302 on Mar 01, 2016 21:23
I deliberated between the two - ended up going down the route of the 6700k, as it is newer tech and a higher clock speed. Emulators and most games much prefer clock speed over extra cores (it tends to be video encoding and number crunching that benefits from multiple cores)
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I'd still go i7-5820K for £282 from Scan, of course the X99 motherboards do cost more, but it's a six core CPU and performs better than this CPU, for gaming you probably won't notice a difference though :)
The socket 2011 v3 is also getting another lot of CPU's this year. I'd still find it difficult to choose between this and the 5820K. Only because I'd make use of the iGPU. 12 threads would tempt me lol.
Yes although you can pick up dual Xeons for around 200 quid that beat the i7-5820K, but it's having the platform to run them on such as a Z620 with CPU upgrade board or Dell T7600. The LGA2011 platform is a strange one whereby it's a professional platform but doesn't have a iGPU that can be used for professional means, I guess people using the X99 platform will use dedicated GPUs for the rendering/encoding tasks rather than the iGPU.
However as you say the iGPU on Skylake is useful as it has the following features only on Skylake iGPUs > ' Skylake microarchitecture adds a full fixed-function H.265/HEVC main/8-bit encoding and decoding acceleration, hybrid and partial HEVC main10/10-bit decoding acceleration, JPEG encoding acceleration for resolutions up to 16,000×16,000 pixels, and partial VP9 encoding and decoding acceleration' Source Wikipedia.
I'm running one of those dual xeon setups. Looked at the 280 pound price of this CPU and thought "4 cores? Not worth it", went with dual xeon E5-2670s for 2.6GHz base or 3GHz for all-core turbo, 16 cores 32 threads.
No iGPU does suck a little, but a decent graphics card (GTX 970 in my case) clears that right up, or get a motherboard that has an iGPU on board as a separate device (Asus Z9PE boards are great in that respect). NVENC will work just as well as quicksync in practice.
Word of warning, Dell T7600 motherboards are not ATX compatible in the slightest, they look alright but there are custom connectors, pinouts, cpu heatsink mounts... I ended up giving up and buying the Asus.
Oh but plus side, because there are what, 80 lanes of PCIE 3.0 vs 16 on a skylake CPU you can fit a graphics card, and another why not, and while we're there add a fast wifi card, and a USB C card, maybe an M.2 SSD and a 10gbit ethernet card, and still not have filled all your PCIE slots/bandwidth. This way you can even carry over those features or upgrade them separately to the motherboard.
https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5-2660+%40+2.20GHz&id=1219&cpuCount=2http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matching-Pair-2-x-Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-SR0KK-2-2ghz-20M-Cache-CPU-Processor-/201525599345?hash=item2eebdc9c71:g:GWIAAOSwMmBV1dm4
Not as good as the 2670s but 179 quid for the processing power, decent enough. I'm ashamed I quoted Passmark but it had to be done :p
That's a darned good price, but I was thinking that I'd still like to play games so retaining about 3GHz per core would be nice. Useful for anyone else looking to follow though!
*edit* or me actually, gonna keep an eye out for bargains on x79 boards, they seem to come up fairly often and would make a good NAS (my asus has 14 ports for instance. 14. srsly.) or have plenty of power for plex transcodes or whatever plus ECC RAM.
For a minute I thought you meant 14 Ethernet ports?! The Asus tickles my geek fancy but even though I'm really in to computers and I work with them everyday in my job as I.T. Refurbisher/Technician etc I could just never use what that board could offer me, but for the money combined with a couple of decent Xeons might as well have it :) I'll never give it a workload that could remotely tax it, and I'd never fill up all those PCI-e slots with GPUs. I've got an XW6600 with 32GB RAM somewhere in the house, I'm currently using a Mac Mini 2014 which apart from gaming does everything I need. I rarely game after giving up around 2007, I sometimes have a go but can't be bothered with it. I'm too busy learning Linux currently so gaming would eat up my valuable time.
Anyway I'm getting rid of the XW6600 this year and will build some form of PC which will excel in areas I don't need it too or I might just buy another guitar like I did a week ago. I buy things I don't need and never utilise them fully. This Mac Mini I've only started using because I needed to move stuff around the house whilst the builder was in. I bought it a year ago an up until now have hardly used it, now all I do is use it in my spare time and I also write a lot of crap on this forum too :)
Props to you if you can utilise that Asus mobo fully.
Hehe, no way I can use it fully either. Most normal workloads don't touch it, games use 4 cores maximum but I've found h265 encoding to be a good use for it. Those xeons are more efficient than my faster Ivybridge quad (115W for 8 cores at 3GHz vs 77W for 4 at 3.4GHz) and overall faster, they can chew through 2 movies at once (the task can't scale to all the cores) in about a day whereas the quad took 4-6 days for one movie. I'm sure there'll be other tasks down the line :)
Interested to know why you're encoding films? What's the advantage? I just download them and watch them or stream them from a remote Plex server.
Their physical media collection perhaps?

Could be, I haven't encoded anything for 7 or 8 years now, but that's how I do things.
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I'd still go i7-5820K for £282 from Scan, of course the X99 motherboards do cost more, but it's a six core CPU and performs better than this CPU, for gaming you probably won't notice a difference though :)
The socket 2011 v3 is also getting another lot of CPU's this year. I'd still find it difficult to choose between this and the 5820K. Only because I'd make use of the iGPU. 12 threads would tempt me lol.
Yes although you can pick up dual Xeons for around 200 quid that beat the i7-5820K, but it's having the platform to run them on such as a Z620 with CPU upgrade board or Dell T7600. The LGA2011 platform is a strange one whereby it's a professional platform but doesn't have a iGPU that can be used for professional means, I guess people using the X99 platform will use dedicated GPUs for the rendering/encoding tasks rather than the iGPU.
However as you say the iGPU on Skylake is useful as it has the following features only on Skylake iGPUs > ' Skylake microarchitecture adds a full fixed-function H.265/HEVC main/8-bit encoding and decoding acceleration, hybrid and partial HEVC main10/10-bit decoding acceleration, JPEG encoding acceleration for resolutions up to 16,000×16,000 pixels, and partial VP9 encoding and decoding acceleration' Source Wikipedia.
I'm running one of those dual xeon setups. Looked at the 280 pound price of this CPU and thought "4 cores? Not worth it", went with dual xeon E5-2670s for 2.6GHz base or 3GHz for all-core turbo, 16 cores 32 threads.
No iGPU does suck a little, but a decent graphics card (GTX 970 in my case) clears that right up, or get a motherboard that has an iGPU on board as a separate device (Asus Z9PE boards are great in that respect). NVENC will work just as well as quicksync in practice.
Word of warning, Dell T7600 motherboards are not ATX compatible in the slightest, they look alright but there are custom connectors, pinouts, cpu heatsink mounts... I ended up giving up and buying the Asus.
Oh but plus side, because there are what, 80 lanes of PCIE 3.0 vs 16 on a skylake CPU you can fit a graphics card, and another why not, and while we're there add a fast wifi card, and a USB C card, maybe an M.2 SSD and a 10gbit ethernet card, and still not have filled all your PCIE slots/bandwidth. This way you can even carry over those features or upgrade them separately to the motherboard.
https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5-2660+%40+2.20GHz&id=1219&cpuCount=2http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matching-Pair-2-x-Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-SR0KK-2-2ghz-20M-Cache-CPU-Processor-/201525599345?hash=item2eebdc9c71:g:GWIAAOSwMmBV1dm4
Not as good as the 2670s but 179 quid for the processing power, decent enough. I'm ashamed I quoted Passmark but it had to be done :p
That's a darned good price, but I was thinking that I'd still like to play games so retaining about 3GHz per core would be nice. Useful for anyone else looking to follow though!
*edit* or me actually, gonna keep an eye out for bargains on x79 boards, they seem to come up fairly often and would make a good NAS (my asus has 14 ports for instance. 14. srsly.) or have plenty of power for plex transcodes or whatever plus ECC RAM.
For a minute I thought you meant 14 Ethernet ports?! The Asus tickles my geek fancy but even though I'm really in to computers and I work with them everyday in my job as I.T. Refurbisher/Technician etc I could just never use what that board could offer me, but for the money combined with a couple of decent Xeons might as well have it :) I'll never give it a workload that could remotely tax it, and I'd never fill up all those PCI-e slots with GPUs. I've got an XW6600 with 32GB RAM somewhere in the house, I'm currently using a Mac Mini 2014 which apart from gaming does everything I need. I rarely game after giving up around 2007, I sometimes have a go but can't be bothered with it. I'm too busy learning Linux currently so gaming would eat up my valuable time.
Anyway I'm getting rid of the XW6600 this year and will build some form of PC which will excel in areas I don't need it too or I might just buy another guitar like I did a week ago. I buy things I don't need and never utilise them fully. This Mac Mini I've only started using because I needed to move stuff around the house whilst the builder was in. I bought it a year ago an up until now have hardly used it, now all I do is use it in my spare time and I also write a lot of crap on this forum too :)
Props to you if you can utilise that Asus mobo fully.
Hehe, no way I can use it fully either. Most normal workloads don't touch it, games use 4 cores maximum but I've found h265 encoding to be a good use for it. Those xeons are more efficient than my faster Ivybridge quad (115W for 8 cores at 3GHz vs 77W for 4 at 3.4GHz) and overall faster, they can chew through 2 movies at once (the task can't scale to all the cores) in about a day whereas the quad took 4-6 days for one movie. I'm sure there'll be other tasks down the line :)
Interested to know why you're encoding films? What's the advantage? I just download them and watch them or stream them from a remote Plex server.

Their physical media collection perhaps?
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Intel Core i7 6700K Processor £289.00 (4 GHz, 4 Core, 8 Threads, 8 MB cache, LGA1151 Socket Box) £293 @ Amazon

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Just to warn again, whoever orders this, be careful.
"Intel Skylake Processors Can Bend Under Pressure, Damage CPU and LGA Socket"
http://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Skylake-Processors-Can-Bend-Under-Pressure-Damage-CPU-and-LGA-Socket


Key word here is CAN but its rare. Ive used plenty of skylakes with no issues whatsoever. Just check what cooler u use.
And the Noctua D15s is where the problems end :-)
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I have an i5 6600k on an Asus pro gaming mobo
I'm using a big a** Evo 212 cooler
There's no bending to my knowledge, I get temps of about 40c under load
I wouldn't know if there's any bending unless I were to change the cpu cooler out .. But as long as it's working I can't complain:)
Hyper 212 is small. Noctua D15 is where problems start.


Edited By: hitman007 on Feb 27, 2016 09:07
Bugz
I have an i5 6600k on an Asus pro gaming mobo
I'm using a big a** Evo 212 cooler
There's no bending to my knowledge, I get temps of about 40c under load

I wouldn't know if there's any bending unless I were to change the cpu cooler out .. But as long as it's working I can't complain:)


Hyper 212 is small. Noctua D15 is where problems start.
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Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor/£319.94/amazon/free del. Processor family: Intel Core i7-5xxx, Processor frequency: 3.3 GHz, Processor socket: LGA 2011-v3 Maximum RAM supported: 64 GB,
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Glad to see it hasn't lost value yet. I paid £285 last year in Julyish.


It's because Intel have not brought an updated version yet. When the release a new version, prices should fall.
Glad to see it hasn't lost value yet. I paid £285 last year in Julyish.
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powerbrick
no such thing as an i7 5820K extreme, it would be 5820X if i did exist, but it does not so misleading title.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

powerbrick is correct, the i7-5820K part is not branded Extreme by Intel, that's reserved for -X suffixed CPUs, and usually reserved for the most powerful CPU in a particular generation, in this case that would be the i7-5960X Extreme Edition. There a useful comparison article here.
cheesybeanzz74
powerbrick
no such thing as an i7 5820K extreme, it would be 5820X if i did exist, but it does not so misleading title.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html


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Intel i7 - 5820k (AIR-COOLED)
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (with extra/optional 120mm fan installed)
- Cooler Master HAF 932 (High-Air-Flow case)
ASUS X99 Deluxe
32GB DDR4
GTX 980
Rosewill Photon 1200W PSU

My system has been on and under heavy use for a 8 days at 4.5 Ghz (32% increase from stock) - and it is AIR cooled.
Idle temps are 33-37 Celsius and under load max temps 69-74 Celsius

I do a lot of work with VMs (virtual machines), code-compiling and am a big gamer. This thing is a monster. No hiccups.

This is how I accomplished this (bear with me Ill get to my actual advice here soon :p )

The X99 mobo comes with some nice Over-clocking software (AI suite as mentioned in previous posts) that will push a full load on the CPU -all the while monitoring temperatures- and gradually step up the base clock RATIO in small increments until hits a max temp, and then it dials it back a notch to a stable overclock
I mention this for two reasons 1 (its awesome) and two; the method that AI 3 uses with auto tune is basically the same way you want to approach a manual overclock
--SMALL increase changes, test, increase, repeat, hit ceiling, dial back a bit, burn in stable--

I obviously did some manually tuning/over-clocking because, well, it's fun :)
Anyways I found with my testing the BEST (fast AND stable) OCs were achieved by following this method;
1. Pick a maximum Voltages that you feel comfortable pushing to the chip and set it (mine was 1.22V)
2. Leave the BCLK (BUS Speed) at the default 100 Mhz
3. In small increments increase the Ratio/Multiplier (number multiplied by the BCLK to compute CPU clock speed, default is 33) 33 x 100 = 3300 = 3.30 Ghz -(stock speed)
--I made increases of 2 to the Ratio, ran Prime95 for 10 minutes, increase, repeat, ceiling, dial back (47 crashed and 46 was unstable), run prime95 for 6 hours with temp logs running, insure stability-
4. Done

With LIQUID cooling I could see getting close to 5Ghz on this chip. Bear in mind always that every single ship does not behave the same way, -so please anyone don't read this and just go set your multiplier to 45 and hit go - Always monitor temps/fan speeds as you are tuning, whenever possible- Make small steps, and only change one(maybe 2) things at a time!
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£130 worth of free stuff making the motherboard somewhat.. free in theory! :) (I know its not but always good to get a lot of free stuff in excess of £100). This has popped up quite a few times from
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Thanks. Got everything and game as well. Waiting for my 6100 and see if I can Bclk Oc.
taz002dev
Hi. How do you get the game? Is it digital Dl or a voucher in the box. Thinkibg about ordering them
You claim from the MSI website. Added link to OP.
Hi. How do you get the game? Is it digital Dl or a voucher in the box. Thinkibg about ordering them
Probably the best out of all these motherboard deals due to the top end cpu cooler thrown in for free
Must.. not.. buy.. new.. PC.. :{
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Asus Gaming Laptop GTX 960 and i7-6700HQ £964.51 @ Amazon

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15.6 inch laptop i7-6700HQ gtx 960m 256gb ssd 1tb HDD 7200rpm 8gb Ram also available is a 17.3 inch for about £40 more which includes 16gb ram instead of 8, good if you prefer the bigger size! This
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Hi Guys,
OK, somebody humor me....
I am after a new laptop...(isn't everyone i hear you say)....
I work in IT, have done for over 13yrs at a fairly technical level...so know a bit, but seem to be going around in circles and not being able to make my mind up (probably half the problem). I have read thousands of reviews (often conflicting) dismissed a large number and considered many...been very close on a number of occasions or just pulling the trigger...but haven't.
My current laptop is a 17.3, Sony Vaio, i7(first edition), 8gb ram, 512gb hd sata....over 5 years old prob.
Now i feel like i must be looking for the same as a lot of other people but for the life of me can not find the right product. So thought why go through this pain alone when there must be hundreds if not thousands doing the same...so i am wondering if you guys can help...share findings or just confirm i am a lost cause.
Here is what i am after
-15.6-17.3 display (ideally 17.3 depending on how much this effects the overall weight and battery life) IPS LED/FULL HD
-i7 Skylake (e.g 6700HQ)
-Memory 16gb+ ideally (have looked at lower with the ability to expand)
-
-Not concerned on operating system so can be without if needs be.
-Disk: A SSD setup or at least 256 SSD with a 1TB HDD
-Not overly concerned on an optical drive...meh
-Nvidia GeForce graphics ideally, this does not need to be the highest end, i am a moderate game player so not after after the latest and greatest.
-USB 3.0 an ideally USB 3.1 (Type c)
-Bluetooth Technology (ideally 4.0)
...
Now let me put into context how that all needs to come together:
-I want an ultrabook style and not a big monster (kinda rules out alienware)..so slim is good (i know i'm asking alot)
-I really want good battery life 2/3 hours just won't cut it...4+ as a minimum of full usage time.
-It must run cool(ish) as it will spend a lot of time on my lap....so good cooling system/fans required but not at the expense of an aeroplane taking off in my living room.
-Sturdy bit of kit...flimsy makes and models need not apply.
-Backlit keyboard is required.
-Touchscreen not required, would actually prefer without but could be persuaded if it was a great piece of kit.
My budget i hear you ask...i am intending to keep the spens below £1000 (there is a small margin for the right piece of kit)
here are the type of laptops i have been considering...http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G6TEK.001-Acer-Aspire-V-Nitro-VN7-792G_1837788.htmlhttp://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-zenbook-core-i7-4750hq-12gb-1tb-15.6-qfhd-led-windows-10-64-bit-lapto-ux501jw-fi440t/version.asp?refsource=LDadwords&crtag=LD&gclid=CLa1sIKPkMsCFa0V0wodT70JyAhttp://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus_g501jw_-_core_i7-4720hq_2.6ghz-3.6ghz-6mb_16gb_ddr3_512gb_ssd_15.6_qf_g501jw-fi201h/version.asphttp://www.lambda-tek.com/Lenovo-59441436~sh/B2669345&origin=gbaseGB24.4?gclid=CMDp1q6QkMsCFSP3wgodnAEIxghttps://ultraboooks.com/product/razer-blade/http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-15-9550-laptop/pd?oc=cnx5512&model_id=xps-15-9550-laptop
This post may actually help someone make their choice, i don't know....but as you can probably tell i am still all over the place on my decision as it appears all the above have at least one flaw in my requirements (majority being battery life)
So sorry for the rant...but if anyone can help...be it recommendations, ones to avoid, alternatives or whatever useful insight you can offer.
I really like the Zenbook but concerned on battery life dependent on what cell battery it is shipped with and also keeping in price range.
Thanks in advance
Duffy

Hey! I'm in the same, or rather - very similar boat. I need a replacement for my old Dell XPS17 and want something 15-17'', light, slim, quiet, ultrabook-ish, well-built, backlit keyboard. i7 Skylake, 8+gig RAM, and preferably SSD and nVidia. I do not play demanding games, so the GPU does not have to be the latest one, and from my research, I understand that the 970m/980m/980 can be very hot and noisy anyway.

Some of your links have been ruined by UKHD's aggressive affiliate link script but they work if you copy & paste them. I am also leaning towards the new Dell XPS 15 with the 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive but would like to hear if there are any other models I should consider.
Hi Guys,

OK, somebody humor me....

I am after a new laptop...(isn't everyone i hear you say)....

I work in IT, have done for over 13yrs at a fairly technical level...so know a bit, but seem to be going around in circles and not being able to make my mind up (probably half the problem). I have read thousands of reviews (often conflicting) dismissed a large number and considered many...been very close on a number of occasions or just pulling the trigger...but haven't.

My current laptop is a 17.3, Sony Vaio, i7(first edition), 8gb ram, 512gb hd sata....over 5 years old prob.

Now i feel like i must be looking for the same as a lot of other people but for the life of me can not find the right product. So thought why go through this pain alone when there must be hundreds if not thousands doing the same...so i am wondering if you guys can help...share findings or just confirm i am a lost cause.

Here is what i am after

-15.6-17.3 display (ideally 17.3 depending on how much this effects the overall weight and battery life) IPS LED/FULL HD
-i7 Skylake (e.g 6700HQ)
-Memory 16gb+ ideally (have looked at lower with the ability to expand)
-
-Not concerned on operating system so can be without if needs be.
-Disk: A SSD setup or at least 256 SSD with a 1TB HDD
-Not overly concerned on an optical drive...meh
-Nvidia GeForce graphics ideally, this does not need to be the highest end, i am a moderate game player so not after after the latest and greatest.
-USB 3.0 an ideally USB 3.1 (Type c)
-Bluetooth Technology (ideally 4.0)
...

Now let me put into context how that all needs to come together:

-I want an ultrabook style and not a big monster (kinda rules out alienware)..so slim is good (i know i'm asking alot)
-I really want good battery life 2/3 hours just won't cut it...4+ as a minimum of full usage time.
-It must run cool(ish) as it will spend a lot of time on my lap....so good cooling system/fans required but not at the expense of an aeroplane taking off in my living room.
-Sturdy bit of kit...flimsy makes and models need not apply.
-Backlit keyboard is required.
-Touchscreen not required, would actually prefer without but could be persuaded if it was a great piece of kit.

My budget i hear you ask...i am intending to keep the spens below £1000 (there is a small margin for the right piece of kit)

here are the type of laptops i have been considering...

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G6TEK.001-Acer-Aspire-V-Nitro-VN7-792G_1837788.html

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-zenbook-core-i7-4750hq-12gb-1tb-15.6-qfhd-led-windows-10-64-bit-lapto-ux501jw-fi440t/version.asp?refsource=LDadwords&crtag=LD&gclid=CLa1sIKPkMsCFa0V0wodT70JyA

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus_g501jw_-_core_i7-4720hq_2.6ghz-3.6ghz-6mb_16gb_ddr3_512gb_ssd_15.6_qf_g501jw-fi201h/version.asp

http://www.lambda-tek.com/Lenovo-59441436~sh/B2669345&origin=gbaseGB24.4?gclid=CMDp1q6QkMsCFSP3wgodnAEIxg

https://ultraboooks.com/product/razer-blade/

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-15-9550-laptop/pd?oc=cnx5512&model_id=xps-15-9550-laptop

This post may actually help someone make their choice, i don't know....but as you can probably tell i am still all over the place on my decision as it appears all the above have at least one flaw in my requirements (majority being battery life)

So sorry for the rant...but if anyone can help...be it recommendations, ones to avoid, alternatives or whatever useful insight you can offer.

I really like the Zenbook but concerned on battery life dependent on what cell battery it is shipped with and also keeping in price range.

Thanks in advance

Duffy
Thanks - I will take a look this afternoon.
Personally, I don't think that is a great price. You should be able to get that same laptop for £11-1200ish but you need to be lucky since the cheaper models (even with same spec) will go quickly and normally there is only one of each model.

since you mention it's a certified refurbished model, it will likely be an unwanted customer return, therefore will be spotless/brand new. I normally buy scratch/dent models as they come in 10-15% cheaper and normally without marks or very minor. You also receive a 1-year onsite warranty direct with dell in case anything goes wrong, and you can extend this at any time. I've bought 100s of computers from the outlet (albeit for the company I used to work for) over the years and still will for the massive savings you receive. If there are any serious problems with a computer, I'd return it for a full refund. If you need something now, it may be best just to go for it. Generally, you'll receive a computer bought from the outlet 7-10 days after purchase.

I'm on the lookout for another top tiered XPS 15 9550 for a family member so see what Dell offer when they update their inventory on a daily basis around 3:10pm. Hope it helps and you get something that fits the bill!




Edited By: cheaperbythe12 on Feb 18, 2016 10:12
Need to buy a new laptop and want something that is decent so this Asus was one of the ones I had been considering (was going to purchase from overclockers who btw had it even cheaper at £875.99 until last night). But with my budget being up to £1,500 I wanted to look for something with a better processes and GPU, so great shout on the Dell Outlet which I was aware of but tbh unsure of why sometimes seemingly identical builds come in at different prices - both are refurbs, does this mean one might have more cosmetic damage? Anyone bought from the outlet? any issues?

Looking at this one currently - looks to be a great price:

Alienware 17 - R3
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK (8M Cache,up to 4.1GHz, 4C)
Windows 10 Home (64bit)
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
No Optical Device
4 GB GDDR5 Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 980M
Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
8 Cell 92W Hour Battery
17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare 300-nits Display
Alienware 6 programmable Macro module keys
Internal Qwerty Backlit Keyboard

Coming in at £1349 which is great but a couple of questions to 'cheaperbythe12' - would it be worth waiting until tomorrow afternoon or is this as good as it will get in terms of price? I'm ready to pull the trigger on the order.

Also I wasn't aware that you could configure the 980m GPU at 4gb, I thought it was only 8gb according to the Alienware site so that is slightly confusing.
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£599.00 Toshiba L50-C-22Q Intel Core I7 Processor, 12Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD Storage, 15.6 Inch Laptop With 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 930M Dedicated Graphics With Optional Microsoft Office 365 White @ Very

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Can the experts please tell me if this laptop good value for spec or a alternative link to similar or better build laptop upto £600, just wantfor basic gaming, all comments are welcome. Bonus is cost
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This Toshiba at £600, nothing is up to the price except the RAM.

CPU, GPU, screen, HDD all should be better to be worth £600.

This laptop is also a consumer laptop, the build quality is not worth any extra too, not like a business laptop or Ultrabook.
mhyusuf
huangxq2
bad deal.
For the price, you should really get SSD and FHD.
There are frequently entry level gaming machine for £600-700 with FHD, SSD, better CPU ang GPU. Way better than this.
​Do have any links to ones that are better?

Not today. but every now and then. It comes around quite often. I see them very often here.

This is last week. i5 is 4 cores.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-gaming-laptop-i5-6300hq-8gb-ram-4gb-gtx-950m-graphics-128gb-ssd-1tb-2392151

And a more powerful one
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-y50-70-core-i7-4720hq-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-nvidia-geforce-gtx-960m-667-2325855





If do not want big and heavy gaming laptop, this Ultrabook is the best value Ultrabook for £600. The deal lasted two days, just sold out today. 4k screen version still available at £100 more.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-radius-p20w-c-103-12-5-2-1-6th-gen-core-i7-8gb-ram-1080p-256gb-2395485?page=2#comments


Please noted that Ultrabook will be overall better quality than this Toshiba consumer laptop. Do not simply compare Ultrabook with normal consumer laptop based on specs and price.


Edited By: huangxq2 on Feb 16, 2016 19:10
huangxq2
bad deal.

For the price, you should really get SSD and FHD.

There are frequently entry level gaming machine for £600-700 with FHD, SSD, better CPU ang GPU. Way better than this.


​Do have any links to ones that are better?
bad deal.

For the price, you should really get SSD and FHD.

There are frequently entry level gaming machine for £600-700 with FHD, SSD, better CPU ang GPU. Way better than this.
i7 cpu is one of the low performance ones designed to extend battery life, better to get a proper i7 quad core or decent i5.

No SSD, should now be standard on all £400+ laptops.
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Here is a link to the full specs on Toshiba's site: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/home-computing/satellite/satellite/satellite-radius-12/satellite-radius-12-p20w-c-103/ Looks quite good for the p…
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An i7 for video editing is a big advantage. It's shaved hours off my video renders and smoothed out editing certain codecs.
Also can run kodi no problem
Am running Kodi on a Linx 7 tablet which costed £40.
Even the lowest spec devices will handle Kodi, integrated graphics can handle 1080p nowadays.

I guess .....
Sunni
amour3k
Sunni
Spence1115
I have this laptop. Its good. Fast, light, the touchscreen works well, and the battery life is pretty decent (6 hours roughly). Only complaint I have is the amount of crap Toshiba fills it with. I had to wipe it immediately to remove all the crap. Thankfully, it recognised the existing Windows 10 licence from the PC even after wiping the SSD so it automatically activated again.
I'm considering dualbooting this with Chromium/CloudReady. Any chance you've tried that (running it off of USB)?
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!, do u have a link as to where I can download Chromium (ISO/EXE, etc) too please?. :-)
For CloudReady check http://www.neverware.com
For Chromium check http://www.arnoldthebat.co.uk

Sweet!, thanx. :-)
i7 model looks to be back in stock
soggybiscuit
Hi, just wondering if I would be able to connect to a cheap monitor with this laptop and run dual screens?

Is the graphics good enough to handle that pretty easily? does it have the interfaces to do that?


It's got a hdmi and a usb type c so you should be ok.
Hi, just wondering if I would be able to connect to a cheap monitor with this laptop and run dual screens?

Is the graphics good enough to handle that pretty easily? does it have the interfaces to do that?
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MSI Z170 Carbon RGB Motherboard with Free NZXT HUE+ RGB Lighting Kit £124.99 Delivered @ CCL (£50 Saving)

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Saw the one at Box but they don't have anymore. CCL next cheapest with free delivery. The HUE+ is amazing and worth about £50 so a nice bit of kit free with the MSI board. The board looks to be cool
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thanks jimmy, I spent hours in the end trawling through everything. I went for the 660k in the end but was a bit put off by people saying it gets hot and apparently consumes way more power than the 6500 (maybe when overclocking?) and mainly dabs who were the same prices as amazon but offered cash back through tab.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0134EW7G8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.dabs.com/products/core-i5-6600k-3-50ghz-6th-gen-skylake-cpu-BH1V.html
https://www.dabs.com/products/geforce-gtx-960-gaming-4gb-gddr5-twinfrozr-v-B66Z.html
https://www.dabs.com/products/600w-white-80--psu-BFPV.html
https://www.dabs.com/products/air-series-120mm-quiet-edition-high-airflow-fan-af120-949B.html
https://www.dabs.com/products/high-performance-thermal-paste-2g-86PB.html


Edited By: whoop_de_do_basil on Feb 15, 2016 11:05
whoop_de_do_basil
can you guys recomend a good gaming set up built arround this board please.
was thinking about the memmory posted the other day?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop-Memory/dp/B00S51XHUQ/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41QxbF39HJL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0PYEGYXAQDZXMWKYB3XV
grahics card, processer, psu.
I think i can use my old corsair case but not sure the fittings are the same for coolmaster heatsink?
thanks
Depends what games you intend to play and what resolution you wish to play said games at. I'll presume 1080-1440p for now:

MB: MSI Z170 Carbon
CPU: 6600K
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 to 3000MHz (sweet-spot for performance/price with Skylake)
VGA: GTX 970 (may as well go with MSI's Gaming 4G version to match the board)
PSU: 500-550W will be fine something like https://www.overclockers.co.uk/seasonic-m12ii-520-evo-520w-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-ca-051-ss.html

Then storage wise up to you really. Personally I'd like a 256GB Samsung 950 PRO M.2 SSD to slot into the motherboard M.2 slot and then a SSHD for storage.
can you guys recomend a good gaming set up built arround this board please.
was thinking about the memmory posted the other day?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop-Memory/dp/B00S51XHUQ/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41QxbF39HJL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0PYEGYXAQDZXMWKYB3XV
grahics card, processer, psu.
I think i can use my old corsair case but not sure the fittings are the same for coolmaster heatsink?
thanks
Got this from box.co.uk, amazing motherboard which is already running my 6600K at 4.8ghz, much much better than the budget boards elsewhere! Can't comment on the HUE+ as I've sold mine instantly for £45 on eBay, but heard it's pretty decent.
i think this is a cracking deal! thank you
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Seems like a really good price for the spec to me. £990 @ Amazon. £849 @ Currys / PC World £749 @ JL. £739 @ Laptop Outlet Comes with Windows 8.1 Pro, but says upgradeable to Windows 10. I bought on…
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I am looking for a 2in one laptop like this..weight doesn't matter, 4th gen processor no problem,4 to 5 hrs battery life is fine too.Budget max 600, used no problem.
looking in to Yoga 3 pro ,2 pro,yoga 700,Dell inspiron 15 (2015 model).

pls share you suggestions and advise.
thanks
Get Johnlewis to price match hp pavilion x360 s108na for 549.99... Mostly happy with that one apart from driver issues for touchpad. Touchscreen, keyboard, build quality seem good..
MrMan2011
Link does not work is this offer still available?
Looks like they are all gone
Link does not work is this offer still available?
yanecck
!!! IMPORTANT !!! I did buy this !!!! and got laptop with demaged battery !!! only working with cable !!!


We're not off to a good start then. Mine arrived today, but haven't opened it yet.
!!! IMPORTANT !!! I did buy this !!!! and got laptop with demaged battery !!! only working with cable !!!
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Best deal I have found anywhere for a great bundle (add £10.50 for delivery). If you want to add some speed to a great bundle I was unable to add this as a separate deal but Aria currently have a gr…
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They have the Hero for about £10 more, also the price does not include shipping, probably would have sold me if it did
The cheapest I have seen the board for separately is £165 and the i7 6700k is £275 so at worst you save a few quid if it's the board you want. Was right for me as not many at this price have dual LAN, 2x M.2 sockets for turbo charged RAID 0 SSD's (be wary if you plan on using both M.2's as it will eat some of your bandwidth for the chipset (i.e you will lose some SATA sockets) and thunderbolt!
whats the benefit of dual lan
Extra bandwidth for LAN/ WAN connections. I will use one to connect directly to my server to make use of the faster read/write speeds of the M.2 drive (it's faster than going from the server to the patch panel to the router back to the patch panel to my comp) but servers often have dual LAN connections for extra WAN bandwidth.
cillitboom
LeonCR
They have the Hero for about £10 more, also the price does not include shipping, probably would have sold me if it did
The cheapest I have seen the board for separately is £165 and the i7 6700k is £275 so at worst you save a few quid if it's the board you want. Was right for me as not many at this price have dual LAN, 2x M.2 sockets for turbo charged RAID 0 SSD's (be wary if you plan on using both M.2's as it will eat some of your bandwidth for the chipset (i.e you will lose some SATA sockets) and thunderbolt!


whats the benefit of dual lan
cillitboom
tungst3n
You add it to the basket and it goes out ouf stock. Hmmm
I did that to me when I ordered mine. I ordered and phoned them up shortly afterwards and they told me it was shipping. Arrived the next day (today)!

Thanks, I have ordered.
LeonCR
They have the Hero for about £10 more, also the price does not include shipping, probably would have sold me if it did
The cheapest I have seen the board for separately is £165 and the i7 6700k is £275 so at worst you save a few quid if it's the board you want. Was right for me as not many at this price have dual LAN, 2x M.2 sockets for turbo charged RAID 0 SSD's (be wary if you plan on using both M.2's as it will eat some of your bandwidth for the chipset (i.e you will lose some SATA sockets) and thunderbolt!
tungst3n
You add it to the basket and it goes out ouf stock. Hmmm
I did that to me when I ordered mine. I ordered and phoned them up shortly afterwards and they told me it was shipping. Arrived the next day (today)!
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Erazer X510 - i7 4770K - 16GB RAM - GTX 760 - 2TB + 8GB SSHD hybrid £599.99 @ Lenovo (using code)

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Code: LENX510 Okay, so not everyone is going to want to build their own PC, whether it's down to time constraints or just not knowing where to start. Lenovo have the X510 at £599.99 using the above c…
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Has anyone upgraded to a SSD, I am having huge problems!
EaseUSTodo Backup keeps throwing up errors.


Edited By: bob_regis on Jun 06, 2016 19:35
Sold out
Anyone know of any other similar pre built rigs in the same price range?
ollie87
stream0
I don't get why people still praise the GTX 970.
Take into account Nvidia's 4gb vram advertising fraud. (3.5gb in reality).
The fact that Maxwell GPUs (GTX 970) will not run Directx 12 very well. Maxwell cannot do parallel rendering well; only serial. Nvidia Maxwell architecture is built for sequential processing, amd is built better for parallel processing. Dx11 favours sequential, Dx12 favours parallelism.
This is why many AMD cards benchmarked better in Dx12
If you think Nvidia's false advertising was shady then wait till you read this: http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/oxide_developer_says_nvidia_was_pressuring_them_to_change_their_dx12_benchmark/1
There's not a chance I would pay over £200 for a GTX 970.
There's a couple of things the GTX 970 has going for it (coming from someone who prefers AMD):
1) Support (not that it really matters now-a-days) - it's the most popular GPU on the Steam surveys currently which means devs will target it
2) Although Gameworks **** over anyone who doesn't have a newer nVidia card it does put the 950/960/970/980 at an advantage when games first launch. The latest AAA titles always play best on launch on these cards, can sometimes take a week or two for AMD to catch up to the optimisation.
3) It tends to be super quiet and does (only marginally) tend to run cooler than the R9 290/R9 390 etc
4) It had an mITX version before AMD could make one - which meant a lot of people bought them for HTPCs
5) Linux support is better than what AMD can offer right now, although that is changing.
6) In my experience nVidia GPUs tend to work better than AMD ones with weaker CPUs. GTA V with my R9 280 and G3258 was unplayable until I moved to a i5-4670k but people with weaker nVidia cards and the same CPU seemed to have no issues.

hi ollie, could you please give me a link from pcparts so i can build a gaming machine with gtx970 and i5? i dont know what other components i can combine these with tbh. thanks mate :)
ollie87
deal_seaker
f1refox
Deal_HUNT3R
Not bad but slow ass ram for that processor
Ram speed makes little difference for gaming. 1600Mhz is fine for this CPU although the Ram timings are not listed.
​Not actually true, higher ram will increase frames a bit

I'm sorry but that's completely false.

Evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWgzA2C61z4


​I'm sorry but it's not. Evidence

https://youtu.be/cvTWmNEpg3Q
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Intel i7-6700K (SKYLAKE) LGA1151 @ Overclockers for £275.99

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OEM I7-6700K for £275.99 is very cheap. The prices on these have recently been as high as £360 and most other retailers still selling for >£300. Also includes free shipping on your entire basket, whic…
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amazing processor. overclocked to 4.9 GHz easy.
@ dabooj
£295 from eBuyer and £23, £140 and £165 respectively, all from Amazon for ease.
Try PCPartpicker.
Not cheap, but it'll probably be my last re-build, other than maybe eventually doubling the RAM. N no, I'm not a gamer, I just like a fast PC!

Edited By: scotbruce on Mar 02, 2016 20:52
scotbruce
Built last week:
Intel Core i7-6700K
Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory
How much for each component? And from where? Please.
SpencerUk
I got my 5820k for less than that! Skylake sadly isn't as great as what it was hyped up to be
A genuinely great CPU, six core beast which can be OC'd to 4.2Ghz min
Thank you guys
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ASUS UX303UA 13.3-Inch Ultrabook Grey i7-6500U 2.5 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Win10 £799.95 @ Amazon

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Was posted a few weeks ago from Currys but went OOS. (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-zenbook-ux303ua-laptop-intel-core-i7-12gb-ram-256gb-ssd-13-3-currys-799-2371669) Windows 10 (pre-installed)
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Hammaway
It shows 941 pounds...
OOS but can still order.

Sold by Amazon
Usually dispatched within 1 to 4 weeks.
It shows 941 pounds...
no backlit keyboard is almost a deal breaker at this level... voted Hot before noticed that

Edited By: mats123 on Feb 03, 2016 20:51: typing errors
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DELL INSPIRON Inspiron 17 - 5759 i7-6500U Processor (refurb) £466.78 @ Dell Outlet

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Inspiron 17 - 5759 Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) Windows 10 Home (64bit) 8 GB DDR3 Memory 1600MHz (2 DIMMs) 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) 8X DVD+/- RW Drive I…
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i7-6500u is only 2 cores (4 threading units, but that's not great). So you are paying for an i7 and not getting much more than an i5. U on chip names seems to stand for "underpowered" in Intel terminology.
GPDawes
Anyone any working discount codes?
Dell post them here - LINK.
Anyone any working discount codes?
Big Bad Kev
couldn't see if this is integrated graphics?
More than likely a Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3 - DELL.
Its not i7, seems to be i5 if someone is concerned ... good spec though at this price ... Great find OP
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Intel i7 6700k (RETAIL) + MSI Gaming M7 motherboard + £20 cash back bundle + FREE DELIVERY = £456.29 @ Dabs (£436.29 delivered after cash back)

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Excellent offer, currently £165 lowest for motherboard on amazon but now out of stock, found on DABS and also offering 6700k retail unlocked for £291.31... + £20 cash back for motherboard you pay roug…
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Yeh i am looking carefully lol i think i might go for the cm hyper 212 evo as its budget but decent and i dont plan on overclocking until i can get the h110i in a few months.
gizzmansl2
Sorry bud, can't recommend my gtx110i cooler from Corsair enough £110 well spent!
Haha yeah thats what im aiming for but way outta my budget atm, was thinking the cooler master hyper 212 evo or the be quiet pure rock for now, both seem good for low end until i can afford a liquid cooler.

Whatever you get, make sure it's not one known for bending CPUs.
gizzmansl2
Sorry bud, can't recommend my gtx110i cooler from Corsair enough £110 well spent!
Haha yeah thats what im aiming for but way outta my budget atm, was thinking the cooler master hyper 212 evo or the be quiet pure rock for now, both seem good for low end until i can afford a liquid cooler.

I thought for the sake of it get the best cooler i could find... keep it low temps from birth lol
Sorry bud, can't recommend my gtx110i cooler from Corsair enough £110 well spent!

Haha yeah thats what im aiming for but way outta my budget atm, was thinking the cooler master hyper 212 evo or the be quiet pure rock for now, both seem good for low end until i can afford a liquid cooler.
gizzmansl2
Ah ok my bad, i assumed youd get a cooler even on a k as its retail, so confusing sometimes lol very good deal as this is the board ive wanted for a while. Any good super budget cooler ideas to go with it? Until i can afford a hydro anyway, Thanks a lot!

Sorry bud, can't recommend my gtx110i cooler from Corsair enough £110 well spent!
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**EXPIRED** Intel I7-6700K (Skylake) LGA1151 @ Overclockers for £275.99

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**EXPIRED** OEM I7-6700K for £275.99 is very cheap. The prices on these have recently been as high as £360 and most other retailers still selling for >£300. Also includes free shipping on your entire
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LeonCR
back at offer price now
I know, I've already reposted
back at offer price now
its price is 289.99 now - sorry it was this price for ages until this flash sale
This deal has now expired. Why is it still showing?
tempt
xfaxfa
kaisersolo
xfaxfa
kaisersolo
Note this has
- 1yr Warranty
as its OEM
You're a bit late on the ball. That was mentioned several times earlier on lol.
its also been roughly this price for ages.
Really? It was a one day deal, which has now expired.
Was it a one off deal or will it be back?
I'm sure they'll offer it again soon on a deal. Few months ago these processors were incredibly hard to get a hold of, now not so much. If you're interested in one of these then I'd try looking out for a bundle deal, there was one online yesterday but when I checked the bundle offer was no more. Without checking around for individual prices, this looks ok...
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pack-approved-elite-tier-skylake-atx-bundle-intel-i7-6700k-4.50ghz-z170-viii-hero-16gb-ddr4-bu-044-as.html (no doubt this will spark another debate if it gets seen by people! lol)

Edited By: xfaxfa on Feb 02, 2016 17:42
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MEDION ERAZER X7833 17.3 Gaming Laptop - I7, 32Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 1TB HDD, GTX970M £799.00 @ medion shop

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Best laptop I have bought heavy use since bought. I work as a contract developer for a pentesting company. I choose this as my back up to my desktop. I rarely use my deskyop now, I have used asus n55sf laptop motherboard died, lenovo was a bag of ****, dell xps was good but dated, apple mac motherboard died just after warranty, lost a contract over term never go near them again
ChampionshipManager
Big money for a Medion laptop, you could buy a Macbook or Dell XPS13 at that price.
You clearly don't know anything about computer's so do everyone a favour!
mercutio98uk

4kg is still... kinda light tbh.

Don't be stupid. You've clearly never carried around a laptop with you during the day for any length of time. 4kg. 17". Huge power brick. Big laptop case. That's 6kg of unncessary weight you're lugging around from one place to the next, onto trains, off trains, into meetings, up and down stairs, escalators etc.
Picard123
mercutio98uk
Picard123
BigOrkWaaagh
Blinding spec for the price. Heat!
It doesn't have an IPS panel, so hardly 'blinding spec'. 32gb RAM is also pretty redundant. They should have saved the money spent on RAM and provided a better panel instead.
My hardback Oxford English Dictionary is also thinner than this Medion!http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/laptops/Medion/Erazer%20X7825/DSC07868-650-80.jpg
Agreed on the memory but for the money, you'll not find a better spec otherwise (now the 980m deal from medion also using a rebadged MSI is expired).
Not everyone cares for something 1.5cm thick with a relatively poor spec (or something thin with the same spec for about twice the price). This ticks plenty of boxes. I have an (aging) MSI GX660R that uses pretty much the same chassis. There's a wee bit of flex, sure, but it's otherwise survived about 5 years of service and is still going strong (3 drink spillages by the wife on it and shes all over the house with it so it's been lugged around a fair bit with slips and less than perfect handling. It's had a new battery as good battery management is rather an afterthought and an SSD upgrade but otherwise as we bought it).
4kg though and that's not including the huge power brick.
Given it's size and weight, for this price, I'd rather buy a desktop.

I'd consider this rather more portable than a desktop regardless of it's weight (within reason). As said, yeah, there's loads of places a thin+crap laptop or a full desktop are markedly preferable. You won't get this spec in something this portable for this sort of price.

4kg is still... kinda light tbh. Sure, everyone's used to ultrabooks now (which are actually a sub-section of laptops). If you're REALLY that "on the go" that you don't even have a table to stick it on and couldn't possibly have more than a (man) purse on you it's a little big but... come on.
mercutio98uk
Picard123
BigOrkWaaagh
Blinding spec for the price. Heat!
It doesn't have an IPS panel, so hardly 'blinding spec'. 32gb RAM is also pretty redundant. They should have saved the money spent on RAM and provided a better panel instead.
My hardback Oxford English Dictionary is also thinner than this Medion!http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/laptops/Medion/Erazer%20X7825/DSC07868-650-80.jpg
Agreed on the memory but for the money, you'll not find a better spec otherwise (now the 980m deal from medion also using a rebadged MSI is expired).
Not everyone cares for something 1.5cm thick with a relatively poor spec (or something thin with the same spec for about twice the price). This ticks plenty of boxes. I have an (aging) MSI GX660R that uses pretty much the same chassis. There's a wee bit of flex, sure, but it's otherwise survived about 5 years of service and is still going strong (3 drink spillages by the wife on it and shes all over the house with it so it's been lugged around a fair bit with slips and less than perfect handling. It's had a new battery as good battery management is rather an afterthought and an SSD upgrade but otherwise as we bought it).

4kg though and that's not including the huge power brick.

Given it's size and weight, for this price, I'd rather buy a desktop.