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HP 24-g099na AiO Refurb (As new) PC, P-C Core™ i3-6100U 2.3GHz 8GB HDD 2TB DVDRW Intel HD at CompAdvance for £399.99

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Thought this was a good deal, debating over this or Lenovo Ideacentre 700 AIO which has a better processor for the same price of £400 Read More
Thought this was a good deal, debating over this or Lenovo Ideacentre 700 AIO which has a better processor for the same price of £400
detonatee Avatar9h, 9m agoFound 9 hours, 9 minutes ago1 Comment
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i suggest you add refurbished to the title... good deal but can be misleading... renew pc is kind of weird...
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Shinobee Home Office PC Student Computer Tower Quad Core Windows 10 £139.00 Sold by shinobee and Fulfilled by Amazon

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for the money the specs look ok. Brand Shinobee Item Weight 5 Kg Package Dimensions 44.5 x 40.4 x 22 cm Color A4 5000 QuadCore, 4GB, 320GB, Win 10 Pro Form Factor Tower Processor Brand AMD Proce… Read More
for the money the specs look ok. Brand Shinobee Item Weight 5 Kg Package Dimensions 44.5 x 40.4 x 22 cm Color A4 5000 QuadCore, 4GB, 320GB, Win 10 Pro Form Factor Tower Processor Brand AMD Proce…
7iain7 Avatar11h, 42m agoFound 11 hours, 42 minutes ago6 Comments
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tyke88
I've seen just the windows 10 pro sell for that price alone.


It's free or if your buying 5 quid at most
get a chromebook instead?
The cost to obtain a windows 10 license key whether that be pro is next to none. The system uses a AMD A5400 which is an APU, but like all APUs overall performance is bad, to make it worse this is a Laptop SOC that found its way onto some miniITX boards sold by the like of Biostar and asrock, worth about £30, plus 4GB ram about £25.00, 320GB HDD about £25.00, probably less as most likely reused, and then a tatty case/psu combo about £20.00, so thats £100.00 of parts, which are not good incomparison to other options, you would be really wasting your money buying this.
CPU benchmark of A5400: 1898
An Intel Core i3-7100U: 3849
For perspective the 7100u is a laptop CPU found on entry-mid level laptops, and is a intel low power chip.
Intel Celeron N3150 a cpu found in ultrasmall form factor computers, such as the gigabyte brix scores 1674, in something that can be found cheaper, from a proper manafacture, in a much smaller form factor.
A old desktop cpu such as the intel E7500 which can be put or found in a dell optiplex which are about £30.00, costs just £2.00 from cex and scores 1877 but scores more than double in single core performance, which occupys most things.
Add in a cheapo monitor brings it close to £200 - maybe better to buy a refurb laptop if gaming requirements aren't important between classes?
I've seen just the windows 10 pro sell for that price alone.
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The Evil Within PC Steam Key @ CDKeys - £3.69 / £3.51 with 5% off Code

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£3.51 @ CDKeys
Great price, especially good time to get as the sequel has been announced. Currently £3.19 at Greenman Gaming until midnight with code SUMMER2017 and Gamersgate have it for £3.21 - BuzzDuraband Read More
Great price, especially good time to get as the sequel has been announced. Currently £3.19 at Greenman Gaming until midnight with code SUMMER2017 and Gamersgate have it for £3.21 - BuzzDuraband
b1koni Avatar12h, 55m agoFound 12 hours, 55 minutes ago12 Comments
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They should sell this game with extra ammo packs. Basicly games let u burn through all your ammo and next thing u know u are pass the checkpoint with no ammo after last boss fight and u ate facing powerful enemy which crawls from under the ground and u dont have ammo. Need to replay the whole level. So frustrating.
I'm playing through this now and really enjoying it. It merges the survival mechanics of RE1 with the action of RE4. It's the way the series could have gone if RE5 didn't double down on the action.

I've noticed that the game has a habit of forcing you into situations where stealth isn't an option but doesn't always give you enough resources to blast your way out. Means you have to think a little more creatively. This can be frustrating for some but I just see it as part of the challenge so far.

Anyway. Well worth 3.50. Heat :D
Really good game. Totally recommended.
Played it to completion on PS4 and loved it although we found it a bit light on ammo at times :P it can only be better on pc :) buy buy buy!
tonyt3rry
Marcoos
tonyt3rry
is the game worth buying
Even at the CD Keys price it's well worth it
I remember reading about it being more frustrating than fun

I found it to be in a few places, but.. I was playing on normal and not upgrading anything, requirement for a trophy :{

I really must have another proper play through with upgrading!

But for just a bit over three quid, you've not really lost a fortune of you end up not liking it.
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[PC] Theme Park - £1.19 - Gog.com

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I always have a soft spot when this goes on sale (Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer, too). It's down from £4.69 and is just fantastic. To put it down in comparison...RollerCoaster Tycoon World is £2.… Read More
I always have a soft spot when this goes on sale (Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer, too). It's down from £4.69 and is just fantastic. To put it down in comparison...RollerCoaster Tycoon World is £2.…
BuzzDuraband Avatar13h, 25m agoFound 13 hours, 25 minutes ago15 Comments
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wozukSilencer
i have had nothing but trouble trying to play older games on my PC , AOE the writing was tiny and considering i was sat on couch with wireless keyboard made it unplayable and other old titles seem to like to change all my desktop icons , random crashes etc etc anyone confirm this runs smooth ?
Might be worth playing around with resolution, if i max res on Quake the menu is so tiny so you have to just find the res that has everything a suitable size for you. For crashes and that (this worked on windows 7 before) if u go into the game properties (right click icon - properties - compatibility) you can "run as windows xp" something like that and it should run much smoother, i used to this alot but never really have the issue anymore (windows 10 64bit)
Lost a large chunk of my childhood to this game.
BuzzDuraband
billysablo
rollercoaster tycoon world for £2.99 seems like a steal. i may put that up as a deal buzz ;) oh wait i did that and it went a lot frosty lol. will have to remember not to post it again seems it destroyed a franchaise or something i didnt know :D have some heat
It must be even more of a kick in the teeth to see that even the prices up to £19.99 didn't even receive the reception you did mate :( If it's any consolation, you got heat from me :D

to be honest when i seen it at £2.99 and searched and seen it cheapest by far i was surprised at all the cold. not totally unexpected now after reading the comments though it must be bad :(

Edited By: billysablo on Jul 26, 2017 21:41
billysablo
rollercoaster tycoon world for £2.99 seems like a steal. i may put that up as a deal buzz ;) oh wait i did that and it went a lot frosty lol. will have to remember not to post it again seems it destroyed a franchaise or something i didnt know :D have some heat

It must be even more of a kick in the teeth to see that even the prices up to £19.99 didn't even receive the reception you did mate :( If it's any consolation, you got heat from me :D
wozukSilencer
i have had nothing but trouble trying to play older games on my PC , AOE the writing was tiny and considering i was sat on couch with wireless keyboard made it unplayable and other old titles seem to like to change all my desktop icons , random crashes etc etc anyone confirm this runs smooth ?
Most GOG games run perfectly fine under Windows 10 for me.
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HP Pavilion 15-au076sa 15.6" Laptop - White £345.00 @ PC World

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£345.00 @ PC World
Everyday: All-rounder for work and playWindows 10Intel® Pentium® 4405U ProcessorRAM: 4 GB / Storage: 1 TB HDDUp to 9.5 hours battery life Was 499.99 but now 345. Read More
Everyday: All-rounder for work and playWindows 10Intel® Pentium® 4405U ProcessorRAM: 4 GB / Storage: 1 TB HDDUp to 9.5 hours battery life Was 499.99 but now 345.
abk1891 Avatar13h, 34m agoFound 13 hours, 34 minutes ago3 Comments
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Nice to see a Skylake Pentium for once instead of the usual (much slower) Goldmont/Airmont designs. It's a shame it's not £250 instead of £350 though, that would have been scorching.
yeah it's about right at the offer price. I suspect they jacked the price up so they could call this lower price a sale. Common tactic.
Should really be FHD not worth the full price but @ offer not too bad
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Apple MacBook refurb £298.80 @ JTF (Refurb)

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Come's with a graphics card and 2GB Ram cheapest iv seen it anywhere. Read More
Come's with a graphics card and 2GB Ram cheapest iv seen it anywhere.
Qweggy Avatar15h, 33m agoFound 15 hours, 33 minutes ago17 Comments
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Cattle
Core2 duo.....cold
But not being crippled by Windows...
Core2 duo.....cold
JustExtreme
This is from like 2008
And you can still call Apple and get support for it. Can't imagine you would be able to call Dell or HP and get support on a new laptop, let alone a 9 year old one.
Old is gold?
I have one with SSD which really helps and it does fine. But its old.
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GMG - Half Life 2 (PC/MAC) - £1.19 w/ CODE: SUMMER2017

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£1.19 @ Greenman Gaming
(thanks salestion for the correction) Use the code SUMMER2017 to apply the 15% ontop of sale price! Here are a bunch of other games included in their sale :) I'm sure there are more (Half-Life 2 on… Read More
(thanks salestion for the correction) Use the code SUMMER2017 to apply the 15% ontop of sale price! Here are a bunch of other games included in their sale :) I'm sure there are more (Half-Life 2 on…
AsadP2012 Avatar16h, 45m agoFound 16 hours, 45 minutes ago34 Comments
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Cold, had the complete half life back catalogue free with my graphics card back in 2004 oO

.... teasing- have some heat! Just played through this on the Orange Box BC on XB One, still a great great game from Ravenholm to the end!
Nice one, I bought the valve special pack that included all the half life / black mesas etc... was still surprised how great it looked so many years later.
Hands down one of the best games ever made
Oh no! You were at 333 degrees and I voted hot before I realised! I'm so sorry
That thumbnail... I... but I... how could you??? :(
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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin PC [Back in Stock] £6.99 @ CDKeys

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Just perusing the deals on CD Keys and I noticed this. I see that it has been posted previously, but was expired due to going out of stock. I thought it might be useful to some people on here to infor… Read More
Just perusing the deals on CD Keys and I noticed this. I see that it has been posted previously, but was expired due to going out of stock. I thought it might be useful to some people on here to infor…
lmryder Avatar21h, 53m agoFound 21 hours, 53 minutes ago6 Comments
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I'm looking for DS1 and DS3 to go on sale :(
Average game
bad game
good game
parasitemol
Good price but can I justify playing this on PS3, PS4 and now pc oO
Yes u can. Third time lucky? Go for it. Show all your STEAM friends that u are playing hardcore games and u are playing them well.
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fallout 4 pc £8.54 with cdkeys 5% fbook like code

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fallout 4 pc £8.54 with cdkeys 5% fbook like code Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most a… Read More
fallout 4 pc £8.54 with cdkeys 5% fbook like code Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most a…
johnjohn44 Avatar22h, 33m agoFound 22 hours, 33 minutes ago1 Comment
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If you can't get a facebook code it works our cheaper at GamersGate for £8.60
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Just Cause 3 XL Bundle (PC) £12.49 @ Steam

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Includes base game and expansion pass. Historically cheapest it's ever been on steam. Read More
Includes base game and expansion pass. Historically cheapest it's ever been on steam.
mixmixi Avatar22h, 46m agoFound 22 hours, 46 minutes ago9 Comments
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ajdinmore
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ajdinmore
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ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.
Weird. Must be like when Dragon Age Inquisition was £3 on PSN because somebody had messed the discount settings up.
Or they reward customers who already bought games from them.
By giving you more discount for only owning one of the previous games than both of them? Typo in your first comment?

Icedream
Webhead
ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.
I own the 2nd one + dlc, the price I'm getting is 11.94 so no idea how you're getting less than 11.25

A I get your confusion, my bad. What I meant was: It's ALSO cheaper than the XL bundle if you only own the second one completely.
Webhead
ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.

I own the 2nd one + dlc, the price I'm getting is 11.94 so no idea how you're getting less than 11.25
Webhead
ajdinmore
Webhead
ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.
Weird. Must be like when Dragon Age Inquisition was £3 on PSN because somebody had messed the discount settings up.
Or they reward customers who already bought games from them.

By giving you more discount for only owning one of the previous games than both of them? Typo in your first comment?
ajdinmore
Webhead
ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.
Weird. Must be like when Dragon Age Inquisition was £3 on PSN because somebody had messed the discount settings up.
Or they reward customers who already bought games from them.
Webhead
ajdinmore
Awesome game. Just to note, owners of the previous two might find the complete collection cheaper, it's coming up £11.25 for me. Includes the misc little DLC, too.http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2277/Just_Cause_Collection/
It's even cheaper of you only own the second one completely.

Weird. Must be like when Dragon Age Inquisition was £3 on PSN because somebody had messed the discount settings up.
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[PC/PS4] Battlefield 4™ Final Stand (DLC) - Free - Origin/PlayStation Store

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[PS4 Link] 'On the House' for a limited time only. Usually £11.99. Battlefield 4™ Final Stand is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 4™ Premium. Battlefield 4™ Final Stand moves the… Read More
[PS4 Link] 'On the House' for a limited time only. Usually £11.99. Battlefield 4™ Final Stand is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 4™ Premium. Battlefield 4™ Final Stand moves the…
BuzzDuraband Avatar1d, 59m agoFound 1 day, 59 minutes ago19 Comments
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As I know ps store is giving bf4 all dlcs for free.
ThugBasher
Had to delete BF4 + all the DLC the other day. Needed the 70GB. I feel like I've lost a family member...it did take me a few hours to decide to delete it...I feel so lost ;(

Me to, then I bought Titanfall 2 which I am quiet enjoying.
Had to delete BF4 + all the DLC the other day. Needed the 70GB. I feel like I've lost a family member...it did take me a few hours to decide to delete it...I feel so lost ;(
Any deals on the game?
Username50
PS4 version nowhere to be seen. Cold.


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43% off Ghost Recon Wildlands Standard Edition PC Download £22.99 @ Ubisoft Store (24 Hours only) Receive additional 20% off if you use 100 Uplay points making it £18.39

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Today Ubisoft are offering 43% off of the Ghost Recon Wildlands standard edition as their Crazy Wednesday offer. PC download is £22.99 for 24 hours only but you could also benefit from an additional Read More
Today Ubisoft are offering 43% off of the Ghost Recon Wildlands standard edition as their Crazy Wednesday offer. PC download is £22.99 for 24 hours only but you could also benefit from an additional
spacebadger Avatar1d, 1h agoFound 1 day, 1 hour ago21 Comments
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Spark
In any case, this game doesn't deserve to be on any top seller list. It's garbage.

IT'S NOT IN A CASE, IT'S DIGITAL.
philbean
Ooo! Might be worth a go then.The last few GC games were awful for 2 players. You couldn't plan anything before AI Bill & Ben jumped forward and started shooting anything that moved.
Luckily the AI don't do anything unless told and they work quite well but it's kinda weird as they will often teleport near you, or they'll walk right in front of enemies and they seem invisible to them, but for the most part they are fine. It is quite cool setting up a 4 enemy sync shot with them, but it's even cooler when you do that over a headset with ya mates 8)
commenter14
At least read your own source... It says "boxed" in the URL and title. So no GTA V isn't necessarily the best-selling game of 2017.

In any case, this game doesn't deserve to be on any top seller list. It's garbage.
powerbrick
Game was cracked a couple of days ago, price drop coincidence?
Was thinking the exact same.
EmperorRosko
Yes, as soon as you join a friend, the AI characters disappear. So pure 2 player. It's great. I recommend playing on advanced difficulty, so you are forced to try tactics, or it ends up being too easy and you can just run and gun.

Ooo! Might be worth a go then.
The last few GC games were awful for 2 players. You couldn't plan anything before AI Bill & Ben jumped forward and started shooting anything that moved.
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LaCie Porsche Design 5TB External Hard Drive for PC and Mac £118.52 @ Amazon

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Amazon have dropped this down from £155 to just £118 now. The bad news is that Amazon will dispatch within 6-7 weeks, ouch! still available to order though. - 3mm solid aluminium casing keeps your d… Read More
Amazon have dropped this down from £155 to just £118 now. The bad news is that Amazon will dispatch within 6-7 weeks, ouch! still available to order though. - 3mm solid aluminium casing keeps your d…
Frank30uk Avatar1d, 11h agoFound 1 day, 11 hours ago74 Comments
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gabri
vassy1
Any codes please?
Please may I have the code
Thank you
You need to contact the OP. Guess he ran out of it :(
vassy1
Any codes please?
Please may I have the code
Thank you
zizzles
BassBassBass
HOT....but... what happens if it fails? 6000gb of data gone, soul destroying stuff.
If it fails, make a warranty claim, and use the data that you backed up elsewhere.
There, how hard was that?

Warranty claim, yes... easy... the second part though are you joking? a 5TB external is the f* backup drive... the only way you could back up 5GB is to buy two of 'em. And before you say it, in my opinion cloud backup is for project files, photo albums etc. I would use a 5TB drive for media; TV shows, Movies, game and application ISO and sizeable plugins etc I use for software - stuff I can get again.



Edited By: Schmutz on Jul 26, 2017 19:27
Sp0oner
What are you on about?
You said anybody who gets an external drive for backups instead of using a cloud service is 'crazy'. I'm asking if you even know that all the cloud is, is a load of HDD's in itself.
shasnir
Yes USB 3 drives up to 16 terabytes can currently be used on Xbox one.


Not seen that before! What's your source for a 16TB limit on XBox1 storage?
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Just Cause 3 £7.49 @ Steam sale

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Missed the summer sale but its come back again! (Its also free to play during the sale) Lowest price for the game ever, and you can now play the mulitplayer mod here: http://store.steampowered.com/ap… Read More
Missed the summer sale but its come back again! (Its also free to play during the sale) Lowest price for the game ever, and you can now play the mulitplayer mod here: http://store.steampowered.com/ap…
Hguin Avatar1d, 11h agoFound 1 day, 11 hours ago4 Comments
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allthepugs
About what this game is worth imo. It's fun in short intervals to turn your brain off and look at the explosions/drive really fast through the colourful visuals but it gets boring after a while.

It never gets boring with the multiplayer mod because there are endless game modes created by the community eg role playing, factions etc. I've played a fair bit of Just Cause 2's multiplayer and it's truly incredible just flying around with another player
Very excited for this
Apparently there's a multiplayer mod that just recently came out, not sure how good it is tho...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/619910/Just_Cause_3_Multiplayer_Mod/
I'd list this as one of my favourite games of the generation, probably spent more time playing it than anything else on my PS4. Depends what you're looking for in a game, I guess. I do hear the PC version isn't particularly well optimised, though.

Note to anyone that grabbed the other two and their add-ons in a bundle or she or whatever: getting the complete pack is cheaper than this and the expansion triple pack; just £11, IIRC.
About what this game is worth imo. It's fun in short intervals to turn your brain off and look at the explosions/drive really fast through the colourful visuals but it gets boring after a while.
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ALIENWARE AURORA - Dell Gaming Desktop at Dell for £1,327.91

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This seems like a good deal to me but I am not too informed on gaming PCs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders… Read More
This seems like a good deal to me but I am not too informed on gaming PCs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders…
Soopz123 Avatar1d, 12h agoFound 1 day, 12 hours ago42 Comments
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MikeLondon
You don't list the hard drive but feel it important to state air cooled PSU oO

Hard drives are not very expensive or difficult to change...most people, as evidenced by the comments, want to know about the PSU in regards to future upgrades to GPU etc......also i might have forgot to paste the hard drive information :p
gener4l_carnage
Would this Gaming rig comfortably suit VR gaming such as Oculus Rift at say it's best settings straight out the box or would there be more work to do to it?

Yes, it would do a great job.
CampGareth
plewis00

I get what you're saying but Dell haven't specified the efficiency of the PSU and you need to factor that in. Let's say it's an 80 Plus Bronze at least, that's 368W of pure output. Doesn't matter what nVidia says, real world (see Anandtech) reckons it's around 250W - AMD did this as well, the R9 290 is supposed to pull 250W but is usually 300-320W. That's little over 100W left for the other bits. I'm sure Dell did the maths but that's not a lot of headroom, especially as you don't want to run a PSU at 100% load.
Personally, I agree, cheap high-rated power supplies are a scourge. I used to buy these cheap things but now all my systems have Corsair RM (Gold), HX or AX (Platinum) power supplies in them and I know these are good units.
A 1000W power supply can supply 1000W DC output to the components of the computer, it can draw more than that from the wall. If it were 80% efficient it'd draw up to 1250W from the wall.
250W power draw? Odd, I'm seeing 180W in places like this tom's hardware review of power consumption at the PCI-E socket and extra power connectors. It does spike a lot higher than that, but there's some leeway in dell's PSU, plus most good ones can supply about 100W more than their rating for short bursts so I wouldn't worry.

Yes, that was my bad in a rush, a 460W PSU will (should) output 460W DC-side. But personally, and maybe this is just me, but I try not to push my PSUs at full load above about 80-90% maximum output and Dell is cutting it fine here. I think I've been looking at the 'Ti' version...
SimyJo
I used to lust after AlienWare - until I discovered 3XS computers from Scan. Far better value for money and much better performance from the cutting edge components.
What would Sheldon Cooper say?
SimyJo
I used to lust after AlienWare - until I discovered 3XS computers from Scan. Far better value for money and much better performance from the cutting edge components.
whats the build quality like?
I thought alienware is meant to be the best ?
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27" 1920x1080 1ms FreeSync Monitor £149.99 @ ebuyer

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Yes we all know its a 27 inch screen only running at 1920x1080. I have this monitor and there is no problem with it. Technical Specification Panel Display Size: 27" Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Refresh… Read More
Yes we all know its a 27 inch screen only running at 1920x1080. I have this monitor and there is no problem with it. Technical Specification Panel Display Size: 27" Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Refresh…
simon_deville Avatar1d, 12h agoFound 1 day, 12 hours ago31 Comments
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scowie
According to this review the freesync range is 55-75 Hz which isn't very good. If your frame rate dropped below 55 it would not be syncing the frames anymore, unless it managed to drop between 23-37 Hz and synced every 2 frames, but then you'd still have the 38-54 Hz range where it was not syncing which would suck. A good freeview range needs to have a maximum that's at least double the minimum.Edit: actually, that review doesn't mention freesync either so now I'm doubting that it is. Those must just be the range of input frequecies it's possible to use, not a freesync range. :(


Cheers.I skimmed the article and searched for 'sync' and 'freesync' and only reference was in an advert for a different one at the bottom.

Sorry to shout...

I DON'T THINK THIS MODEL HAS FREESYNC

I think that's important in case anyone bought it thinking it does!!!
simon_deville
Some people are not bothered about 4K and all that crap. I use my computer for minimum 6 hours a day and my eyes have not yet fallen out, instead of talking a lot of crap how about you post more then 7 deals in 8 years you **** cheap skate.and what makes a IPS screen better for gaming? you mean because it has slower refresh rate but better colours?


Relax dude, I wasn't being serious...
jameshothothot
Have you posted the right link?I was trying to find the freesync range...The link says nothing about freesyncand the model isn't on the AMD list?


According to this review the freesync range is 55-75 Hz which isn't very good. If your frame rate dropped below 55 it would not be syncing the frames anymore, unless it managed to drop between 23-37 Hz and synced every 2 frames, but then you'd still have the 38-54 Hz range where it was not syncing which would suck. A good freeview range needs to have a maximum that's at least double the minimum.

Edit: actually, that review doesn't mention freesync either so now I'm doubting that it is. Those must just be the range of input frequecies it's possible to use, not a freesync range. :(

Edited By: scowie on Jul 26, 2017 17:30: stuff
I have the 24" version of this pretty decent monitor, not that I'm picky. You could pick it up from here for as low as £99 but has been discontinued. Still available at other places if you Google gf246 same specs if anyone wants the smaller screen for less
nomnomnomnom
Yes, if the framerate dips below 60fps.V-sync introduces significantly more input lag.

Fair enough!
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Bethesda Softworks Sale @ Bundle Stars [Fallout, Doom, Skyrim]

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I believe this is all PC format #MasterRaceRahhhh Not the greatest prices for the latest games, but if you're looking for classic Fallout stuff, it might be a good place to check (mainly if you misse…
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Got New Vegas Ult Edition thank you.
EmperorRosko
Not as good as Gamersgate sale tbh
Their prices were varying a lot yesterday
I'm just searching for the best prices, so cheers for adding other vendors :) #KhajiitHasCoinAndWantsWares
Not as good as Gamersgate sale tbh
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Doom PC for 7.99 minus 5% discount cdkeys 7.59

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Think this is the cheapest ever price and ALL dlc free now too!!! Steam key. Read More
Think this is the cheapest ever price and ALL dlc free now too!!! Steam key.
hitman2411 Avatar1d, 22h agoFound 1 day, 22 hours ago9 Comments
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Where is the discount code?
SimyJo
Looks good. It's only £9.99 on Steam too until the weekend, along with three DLC packages.Hot as hell heat added.

Yes a lot of game for the price!!
Brought this on the PS4 at the weekend, and now getting it on the PC too :D . ( yes I have my reasons )
finally bit the bullet and picked up. thanks OP
Bought this yesterday and haven't even played it. Paid 8.60 from gamers gate. Slightly annoyed but heat added.
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Free Break Into Zatwor Steam from IndieGala (PC/Steam)

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Help Randy use his previous experience to break the system and bring freedom to his beloved brother Larry who was put away into Zatwor for trying to help Randy grasp justice! Be silent and stealthy, u… Read More
Help Randy use his previous experience to break the system and bring freedom to his beloved brother Larry who was put away into Zatwor for trying to help Randy grasp justice! Be silent and stealthy, u…
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Thank you :)
This is a high value game for the Indiegala freebee at £4.59..
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I'm on the lookout for a decent spec cheap PC. These prices are insane to me. I miss the MikeT deals
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Fallout 4 PC Steam Key @ Gamersgate for £8.60

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If you missed out on the GMG deal then this is the next best price I've seen. I bit at 9.99 in the steam sale which was still a bargain. Read More
If you missed out on the GMG deal then this is the next best price I've seen. I bit at 9.99 in the steam sale which was still a bargain.
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dozstanford
I was holding out for the GOTY, but this game caused me some pretty severe motion sickness when I played it during the free steam weekend, only the second game in over 25 years of gaming to do so.
Was the first game Rage?

I have to confess to not recalling which game the first was, must have been back in 2006/7. I had Rage on the PS3 and had no problems, both games that have caused motion sickness were on the PC.
dozstanford
I was holding out for the GOTY, but this game caused me some pretty severe motion sickness when I played it during the free steam weekend, only the second game in over 25 years of gaming to do so.

Was the first game Rage?
I was holding out for the GOTY, but this game caused me some pretty severe motion sickness when I played it during the free steam weekend, only the second game in over 25 years of gaming to do so.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - PC Steam Download - £2.49 @ GAME

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I know the Legendary Edition can be found for around £7-10 these days that include all the DLC. However, This is not bad for anyone who just wants the base game. Which will still last you a good 30+ h… Read More
I know the Legendary Edition can be found for around £7-10 these days that include all the DLC. However, This is not bad for anyone who just wants the base game. Which will still last you a good 30+ h…
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Slightly cheaper at Gamersgate and Bundlestars .
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Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition PC £1.49 @ CDKEYS

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£1.41 with 5% Facebook Code Plus Quidco cashback Not a bad deal. Hope this helps someone
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Maverick85
paid through paypal. no cd key, no email...

nvm. all sorted now
Maverick85
paid through paypal. no cd key, no email...


Maverick85
paid through paypal. no cd key, no email...

I made the mistake of thinking I had paid but then went back to the CDKEYS website and realised I hadn't actually fully completed the order. Maybe you did the same?
paid through paypal. no cd key, no email...
I just got Mortal Kombat X. Is this better than X? Isnt it an older game?
Greyed out
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DOOM 3 BFG Edition £3.07 (PC - Steam) (Perfect for VR with mod) @ Gamersgate

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Epic game + DLCs and DOOM 1+2 + VR experience!! For the past few days since I got an Oculus I have been looking frantically for a deal on this game as it has an epic VR mod (better than some AAA gam… Read More
Epic game + DLCs and DOOM 1+2 + VR experience!! For the past few days since I got an Oculus I have been looking frantically for a deal on this game as it has an epic VR mod (better than some AAA gam…
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Mathaeus
Doom 1 & 2 in VR?!?!?!? :0 got to see that.. has anyone here experienced this? enlighten me..

I haven't tried the originals yet but I imagine it would very quickly lead to motion sickness or I'd have to play them very differently to how I usually play them.

Doom 3's much slower pace and reliance on atmosphere makes it work very well in current VR. F.E.A.R. would work very well I imagine with it's atmosphere and bullet time combat. Sadly Monolith aren't as nice as id so there's no freely available source code.
thank 4 this
I'm more interested that they fixed the torch in this edition! HEAT!
UberPark
I was talking about doom 3 vr but you can also get doom 1 and 2 in vr.
here is good tutorial on getting the VR set up
[Video]
I bet this is an ace game (D3) in VR given the more tense atmosphere it supplies compared to 1,2 and last year's reboot.
I was talking about doom 3 vr but you can also get doom 1 and 2 in vr.

here is good tutorial on getting the VR set up
https://youtu.be/Cgwes2c_KK4
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10.1" Quad Core Android Tablet PC - Sky Castle 3G Dual SIM 1280x800 IPS Screen Android 5.1 Lollipop for £77.99 Sold by Bluetooth-EU and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Great price for this 10.1" Quad Core Android Tablet PC, it was £102 down to £77.99. Available for color 10.1 black. Note: Bluetooth function could only support with Android phone. Features: Tablet P… Read More
Great price for this 10.1" Quad Core Android Tablet PC, it was £102 down to £77.99. Available for color 10.1 black. Note: Bluetooth function could only support with Android phone. Features: Tablet P…
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Giles84
Only 1gb ram!

Exactly. Don't touch this at any price.
Only 1gb ram!
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Mortal Kombat X PC @ CD Keys for £2.99

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CD keys download code, should work with the usual 5% off Facebook like code cdkeys do I'd guess. Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios' next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critical… Read More
CD keys download code, should work with the usual 5% off Facebook like code cdkeys do I'd guess. Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios' next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critical…
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cjohnstoncj71
I just bought the XL edition for this price 2 weeks ago it included all the dlc's


I just passed my theory 20 years ago...why you stirring the pot my friend
This, and the XL deal are posted on here every week I think. Keep getting tempted to bite on the XL but not yet took the plunge - maybe this time :D
cjohnstoncj71
I just bought the XL edition for this price 2 weeks ago it included all the dlc's
Sharing's caring.
cjohnstoncj71
I just bought the XL edition for this price 2 weeks ago it included all the dlc's

Cool story bro.

XL pack is currently £6.99 on CD Keys

Mortal Kombat XL - £6.99
cjohnstoncj71
I just bought the XL edition for this price 2 weeks ago it included all the dlc's

Maybe you could have shared it on here then?
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Lenovo Ideacentre 510S Desktop PC - (Silver) (Intel I7-6700, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10) at Amazon for £599.99

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Speedy Processor Performance. Handle daily tasks with zero lag with 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor Immersive Entertainment. 5.1 channel surround sound and DVD RAMBO R/W make this an immer… Read More
Speedy Processor Performance. Handle daily tasks with zero lag with 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor Immersive Entertainment. 5.1 channel surround sound and DVD RAMBO R/W make this an immer…
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Chin up OP. I don't think it's all that bad for a prebuilt pc with those spec. People round here often vote on whether it meets their own needs (gaming etc) rather than value for money.
zizzles
It's great to see a PC-themed bin at an affordable priceDoes anybody know what size of bin-liners it takes? I've been looking for a black litter bin this shape for a while. Thanks OP.

According to OP it only holds "8 litters", so it is a very small bin. Unless OP only throws away very big Litters.
eatmorefish
spacemaniac
6th Gen
I7-6700? What gave it away? :{

Op quoted 7th gen in their description.
I wouldn't myself but then i would want a gaming machine.
It's great to see a PC-themed bin at an affordable price
Does anybody know what size of bin-liners it takes? I've been looking for a black litter bin this shape for a while.
Thanks OP.
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DOOM (PC Digital Download) for £9.99 at WinGameStore

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DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person Read More
DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person
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BuzzDuraband
£8.80 here .


thanks. For that price picked it up. Hardly have SSD space but it was fun co-op bot local multiplayer and should be fun to do the campaign some day when I feel up to it.
Would have heated original deal - I think Bethesda said price was now £12 uk?
£8.80 here .
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Wolfenstein: The New Order £3.11 / The Old Blood £2.99 (PC - Steam) @ Gamersgate

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The New Order: https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-WOLFNO/wolfenstein-the-new-order The Old Blood: https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-WTOB/wolfenstein-the-old-blood I think that these may be the best prices that Read More
The New Order: https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-WOLFNO/wolfenstein-the-new-order The Old Blood: https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-WTOB/wolfenstein-the-old-blood I think that these may be the best prices that
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Got it sorted. Had to roll back my amd drivers from 17 to 16. Apparently it's a known issue
Any one having problems running this on steam? Mine starts to load then immediately closes. Windows 10, i3, amd rx470.
Robbo11
Both games £3.19 at Greenmangaming with 'Summer2017' promotion code.

Cant get the code to work so bought from Gamersgate:P

Edited By: utopiangames on Jul 25, 2017 20:17: edit
Treguar
How come the Old Blood has dropped in price so quickly??

It launched in 2015. It's not the new Wolfenstein due later this year. Also The Old Blood isn't in the same class as The New Order.
Both games £3.19 at Greenmangaming with 'Summer2017' promotion code.
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Dishonored 2 - £12.75 + free game and more voucher codes @ Green Man Gaming (PC/Steam)

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GMG have updated their flash deals - Dishonored 2 is £12.75 after using the code SUMMER2017 at checkout, which might be the lowest it's ever been (on PC). Here's the blurb: Reprise your role as a su… Read More
GMG have updated their flash deals - Dishonored 2 is £12.75 after using the code SUMMER2017 at checkout, which might be the lowest it's ever been (on PC). Here's the blurb: Reprise your role as a su…
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£12.12 at Gamersgate without a code;

https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-DISHONORED2-RELEASE/
Karmazyn
I will wait for this to go below magic 10 and I strike.


Pffff, peasants!

I only wait for GOTY edition for under £5 now. No exception.
I will wait for this to go below magic 10 and I strike.
ScaryStalketDude
Any ideas on what the free game could be at all?


i got gunslugs 2, no idea if its any good and i probably wont be finding out anytime soon
Chromium
I got the voucher codes, including the one for the free random game. How do I redeem it? (Does not activate through Steam, unlike the game key).


make sure not to copy the game name as part of the key
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RollerCoaster Tycoon World PC - £2.99 @cdkeys (possible 5% facebook discount)

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RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ is the newest installment in the legendary RCT franchise. This next-generation theme park simulation and building game includes fan-favorite features and incredible new adv… Read More
RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ is the newest installment in the legendary RCT franchise. This next-generation theme park simulation and building game includes fan-favorite features and incredible new adv…
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Really sad to see this happen to the franchise. Planet Coaster is made by the original developers of RTC and it is everything this game should have been.
MullacABZ
Put the £3 towards planet coaster.
maybe i need to give planet coaster more time but found the controls to be really bad, RCTW is worse though and I justwent back to playing RCT3.
Put the £3 towards planet coaster.
I know this game is bad... that's why I avoided it... but is it really not even worth £3?
tweek_k80
This game was/is a trainwreck

thanks :P explains the slight breeze im feeling lol
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Shadow of Mordor GOTY PC (Use 5% FB Code) £2.65 @ CDKEYS

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Winner of over 50 “Best of 2014” Awards including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game. Experience the definitive version of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which includes The
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akajay07
Considered trying this a little while back, before becoming obsessed with Witcher... It's got to be worth a punt at this price. Thanks OP :D


Massively worth it. So good!
Considered trying this a little while back, before becoming obsessed with Witcher... It's got to be worth a punt at this price. Thanks OP :D
What's the FB code you mention? Price for me is £3.49
I bought this on Xbox the other day. Had ignored it previously thinking it would be just another crap franchise game.

It's excellent! Was going to get the Witcher 3 but will finish this first.
It's really what Assassin's creed should always have been. The fluidity of the combat and the sheer amount of manoeuvres makes it so much more interesting. Roll on Shadow of War!

It's strange though in that, when you get further into the game it becomes so much easier due to the improved abilities.
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marvel vs capcom infinite pc steam code £21.99 @ Cd Keys

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Very good price. Cheapest I've seen so far. Hope this helps someone.
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Good price
Doo24
thelagmonster
Price has me worried about the game, especially after SFV...
You're right to be worried - most of the cast are just recycled from the previous game and they've stripped back the 3v3 mechanic to 2v2

While I agree that people should be wary of MvC:I I don't think it's fair to call the 2v2 tag battles stripped back compared to the 3v3. Only MvC 2 and 3 had 3v3, the other 4 MvC games (including Infinite) have been 2v2.
thelagmonster
Price has me worried about the game, especially after SFV...

You're right to be worried - most of the cast are just recycled from the previous game and they've stripped back the 3v3 mechanic to 2v2
Price has me worried about the game, especially after SFV...
Christ that's cheap. Getting the PS4 version as my PCs running like a dog at the moment
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Shadow Warrior 2 PC Steam Key. £20.03 @ MMOGA

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Bargain price for what looks to be a great game, Mine is downloading as we speak, Steam selling this game for £34.99, Why pay more. You will need to verify your email address and phone number to preve… Read More
Bargain price for what looks to be a great game, Mine is downloading as we speak, Steam selling this game for £34.99, Why pay more. You will need to verify your email address and phone number to preve…
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Got my key and playing the game, cheap deal.
Looks OK to me.
MMOGA I think were like industrial scale Fifa coin sellers.
they say for fraud prevention, i got my steam key.
Who is MMOGA and why do they need your phone number? Bit odd.
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Gigabyte Brix GB-BACE-3150 Ultra Compact PC Kit - 1TB HDD + 4GB RAM £112.32 @ Amazon (Prime Member Exclusive)

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Fantastic price. Just ordered. Comes with ram and hard drive so just add operating system. Features 14nm Intel® N3150 to deliver to the most intuitive and integrated operating systems in the world Su…
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puddles9999
Does it run crisis

in 8k, but dont even think trying Tetris
Does it run crisis
GNKelly07
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s50m3
Usually dispatched within 1 to 4 weeks
Anyone run this with Windows 7?
This version only has USB 3 ports and windows 7 doesn't support USB, read the comments in amazon, apparently impossible to install windows 7 or 8/8.1, only windows 10 or maybe other linux.
This will apparantly work according to the comments - LINK

Thanks, will keep that bookmarked once I get the Brix!
kxun
s50m3
Usually dispatched within 1 to 4 weeks
Anyone run this with Windows 7?
This version only has USB 3 ports and windows 7 doesn't support USB, read the comments in amazon, apparently impossible to install windows 7 or 8/8.1, only windows 10 or maybe other linux.
This will apparantly work according to the comments - LINK
Anyone know if you can fit more than one internal SATA drive to these systems?

I'm guessing not owing to the fact that they are so small and Amazon only lists them with HDD or SSD.

Reason I'm interested is I have a spare 100GB SSD from my PC since I upgraded the SSD, which would go great in one of these, though at only 100GB I would need some supplemental storage. Adding the 100GB to the 1TB on Amazon would be awesome, fast boot times and loads of storage, if it can be done that is?

pc keyboardIntroducing PCs

Where would you be without your PC? If you’re like most people in the UK, you use it to keep track of friends, make social engagements, share photos, play games, read the news, store music, write letters, do your accounts, watch TV or sports and find out the answers to nagging trivia questions via the World Wide Web. In fact, PCs are an integral part of everyday life.

The problem is that the pace of computer development means that owners are constantly required to update their model to run the latest software and keep their system running smoothly. This can get expensive, but by buying cleverly, you can save plenty of money on your next PC upgrade. This buyer’s guide explains how to find the perfect model for your needs.

PC: Powerful Machines

In a sense, you can trace the history of PCs back to the first abacus, when people started storing numerical information and using tools to calculate. But the history of the modern PC dates back a couple of hundred years to the calculating machine developed by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in the early 19th century.

After that, computers grew in size, becoming enormous, room-sized behemoths with thousands of vacuum tubes and punch cards governing their every move. Then everything changed. In the 1950s, transistors started to be imprinted on silicon chips, and computers began a seemingly endless shrinking process, becoming faster, more powerful and even more important to the lives of their users.

Nowadays, even standard desktop PCs seem outdated and clunky to some people (although as we’ll see, they have their uses). Consumers can choose between tiny notebook PCs, stripped back, ultra-cheap netbook, powerful laptops and everything in between. Whether you need a machine for hardcore graphics processing, complex business tasks, adrenaline-fuelled gaming or just checking social media, there’s a PC for you. It’ s just a matter of finding the right one.

What Can You Do With a PC?

Modern PCs can be used for a vast array of different activities. Everyday computer users can write essays, tally their accounts, buy products, read news articles, stream movies, TV and sports, play games and keep in touch with friends. That’s just standard PC configurations. Specialist PCs can carry out video editing in a matter of seconds, something that would have taken hours 20 years ago. They can model architectural plans, run smart devices in the home or interact with VR devices to conjure up whole new worlds. So, they are powerful tools. But what goes on inside a modern PC?

The Components that Make up a Modern Personal Computer

Every PC on the market will have certain components in common, and it’s these components that govern how fast and reliable they are and how much storage capacity and interactivity they have. Some of the most important parts of any PC include:

  • The Motherboard: The motherboard is named because it is the coordinating unit that links together all of the other parts of a PC. Why does it matter when you are buying a PC? Because unless you have an expandable motherboard, you won’t be able to add extra memory, storage capacity or graphics cards to enhance your system’s performance. Motherboards are designed with specific processors in mind, so if you are building a PC yourself, be sure to buy one that matches the processor you intend to use. If you intend to add extra hardware like sound cards or graphics cards, check that your motherboard has plenty of spare PCI slots. Without them, you won’t be able to add extra power to your PC.
  • The PC Case: Also known as the chassis, the case of your PC isn’t a mere shell. It’s an integral part of the overall machine. One reason is that it establishes the look of your machine. Some people may find it frivolous, but PCs are designer items as much as chairs or gaming consoles like the Xbox One or PS4, and there’s no reason why they should look dull. You’ll find plenty of dynamic cases available to choose from if the looks of your PC really matter. More importantly, cases are built to fit different motherboard types. If you’ll be using a larger ATX style board, go for a spacious case. The same goes for gamers who are installing larger GPU cards. You may also need plenty of space for the power supply. All of these factors tend to mean that gaming cases are larger than normal desktop cases, so bear that in mind when you purchase the parts for your PC (or an off the shelf model).
  • Memory: All PCs rely on memory (RAM) to carry out their operations. Generally speaking, the more memory you have, the faster games and video streams will run (though processor speeds and software configurations come into the equation as well). Gamers should look for around 8-16GB of RAM to be sure of handling graphics-intensive titles. However, most ordinary computer users won’ t need anywhere near that amount. It’s easy to be tricked into purchasing more RAM than you actually need, adding to your eventual price tag. If you know you’ll need the extra capacity, go for it, but for everyday web browsing and word processing, it’s a luxury you’ll hardly notice.
  • Hard Disk: The hard disk is where your computer stores programs, from games to videos, pictures, text files and utilities. The capacity of hard disks tends to be measured in gigabytes (thousands of megabytes), with around 500GB standard, although you can go as high as a few terabytes (TB) if you need to. From a gaming perspective, capacity isn’t as important as hard disk speed. The faster your computer can access information on your disk, the better. Check your disk’s ‘rpm’ (revolutions per minute). This is generally around 5,400, but the fastest drives can manage 7,200, which is what gamers will want to see. Alternatively, you could go for what is known as a SSD (SSD), which doesn’t need revs at all. They tend to come with smaller capacities, but with their ultra-high speeds, they are ideal for gamers (and you can store other files on external hard disks if needed as well).
  • Processor: The processor of your computer is the nerve centre. It determines how quickly everything runs, and a fast processor is essential if you want to build a killer gaming PC. Check the number of cores in any processor before buying. The more cores, the better, as they make data processing much more efficient. Processor speed also matters. Generally measured in GHz these days (gigahertz), look for speeds of 4 GHz or more, and go for reputable brands like Intel or AMD.
  • Software: Although not strictly speaking a ‘component’, every PC has to run on software, and the software it uses can determine how well it functions. Most importantly, PC buyers need to decide with operating system to buy and what features will come with it. The current standard for PCs is MicrosoftWindows 10, which will be absolutely fine for everyday PC users. However, be careful not to sign up for services or software you don’t need, and don’t fall for deals that promise great prices without any software. A £400 PC can quickly become a £600 purchase when the operating system and tools like Microsoft Office are included. If you are just using your PC for gaming, keep software purchases lean and relevant. Game downloading services like Steam will be an essential for many gamers, as will a browser like Chrome. If you are buying a PC, make sure a virus checker is installed as well (they often come for free), while chat clients like Discord could be handy as could Skype, which allows you to talk via the web on a standard headset.

tablet pc laptop Find the Right Model From the Many Different Types of PC

PCs come in all shapes and sizes, and you’ll encounter plenty of different categories when shopping for PCs online. Some of the basic categories include:

  • Desktop Towers: Larger machines that are designed to sit vertically or horizontally on or underneath desks. Ordinary home users who intend to use their computer for social media and TV streaming won’t need a desktop any more (although they used to be standard). However, if you need high-spec gaming performance, desktops are the only computers with the case capacity to hold the hardware you require.
  • Gaming Laptops: Gaming laptops are a different breed from conventional machines. They tend to be extra-powerful and portable so that gamers can take them to meet-ups and play wherever they wish. They also feature souped-up processors and graphics cards, as well as the cooling fans needed to keep them working, so gaming laptops can be heavier than other models. They look similar, but gaming laptops are specialist machines, and not everyone will need what they have to offer.
  • Standard Laptops: The kind of laptops you’ll find at Currys or John Lewis, they usually have screen sizes of between 15 and 17 inches, feature wireless capabilities and a wide range of connector ports. Good laptops will include USB ports to connect Hard drives, jacks for headphones, camera docking ports and ports for external controllers or keyboard.
  • Netbooks: Much smaller than standard laptops, netbooks have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are much cheaper than high end HP, Lenovo or Microsoft laptops, more lightweight and therefore ideal for kids of travellers. However, they usually feature slower processors, smaller hard disks and less memory, along with fewer ports. If all you need is a machine to check Facebook or write emails, a netbook could be perfect, but they are virtually useless for modern gaming.

Desktop, Laptop or Tablet: Which Computer to Choose in a Nutshell

Specifications to Consider When Buying a Gaming PC

If you are new to buying gaming PCs, it might be helpful to suggest a typical setup. This isn’t the only way you could setup your PC, but it’s a good guide to what you should be looking for when you search through the PC listings on HotUKDeals.

  • Motherboard: Go for a board with good expansion potential. Something like Intel’s Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 would be ideal.
  • Memory: 16GB of DDR3 or DDR4 RAM would be more than enough.
  • Hard disk space: At the high end, a Seagate 3TB 6GB/s Internal HDD is fast and has huge capacity, but smaller SSD drives would be fine.
  • Graphics card: Don’t skimp on the graphics card. Go for something powerful from Nvidia: GTX range.
  • Processor: Speed is vital. Go for something that offers 4.6 GHz or above like the Intel Core i5-6600K.
  • Software: Keep things lean. Windows 10, Chrome, anti-virus, Skype, messaging tools and basic office tools should be enough.

What to Think About Before Buying Your Next PC

Whenever you purchase a computer, it’s important to think very hard about what you will be using the computer for. If you are a student who needs a work PC, don’t go for gaming PCs with cutting edge graphics cards (unless you plan to spend more time gaming than at the library).

If you are buying a family computer that needs to be versatile, don’t go for a netbook, as you will find it limiting, and don’t choose models with too much hard disk capacity or memory. Be realistic. The price differences between high-spec gaming PCs and off the shelf laptops is immense, and for most people the extra power simply isn’t necessary.

However, do think about connectivity. Make sure that your PC has enough USB ports to connect your family’s devices. You’ll need RAM and hard disk capacity to store images and videos, and a fast processor is always handy when streaming services like Netflix.

If you are building a gaming PC, you’ll probably be aware of the need for specific components and high-end performance. But less serious gamers can easily spend more money than they have to. Many games don’t use current PCs to their full potential, and if they start to do so, most systems can be upgraded instead of replaced.

In fact, it’s a good idea to consider whether your current PC can be upgraded. In many cases, extra RAM or hard disk space can improve system performance and allow slightly older PCs to run current gaming titles. It’s much cheaper than buying a new PC, and there are plenty of deals on components at HotUKDeals.

What About Macs or Tablets? Do I Even Need a PC?

What about Macs? We’ve been talking about PCs in this buyer’s guide, but Apple Macintosh computers are also popular computer systems and entertainment machines. They also have the added bonus of interacting seamlessly with Apple devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as streaming services like iTunes.

Another big advantage of Macs is that when you buy them, they come with everything most home users will need, straight out of the box. For instance, you won’t need to buy a word processor or graphics editing package (which can cost over a hundred pounds). Getting up and running is simple, an Apple provide what you need, so you don’t have to hunt around for the right software.

However, where Macs fall down is gaming. Although many current titles like Civilization VI and Homefront: the Revolution are available on Macs, the range of titles is thinner and dedicated gaming Windows PCs will always outperform Apple’s machines.

Still, if you are in the market for a basic computer that surfs the web, handles photos and lets you create documents, it’s a toss-up between Macs and PCs. You could even throw tablets into the mix as well. These hybrids lie between smartphones and laptops, and do most things that PCs can do, while being much more portable. Some tablets like the Nvidia Shield are capable of playing advanced Android games, so there’s plenty of fun to be had; just not the same kind of gaming experience you’ll enjoy with a dedicated ultra-powerful gaming rig.

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How and When to Buy Your Next PC

Buying a PC can be a stressful process. The sheer range of options available and the uncertainty that everyone has about how much disk space or memory they might need in the future can make buying a PC a tortuous experience. However, things don’t have to be that way.

When you’ve zeroed in on the specifications of your ideal PC, there are plenty of ways to go about making the purchase.

If you are buying a family PC, high street retailers like Currys, PC World and John Lewis are excellent places to start. When you visit, staff should be able to answer basic queries about the features you need and point you in the right direction. However, they may not be able to offer you the best deals.

Before finalising your purchase, check the HotUKDeals listings to find out whether your ideal PC is available elsewhere. Online retailers like Amazon, CCL Online and Ebuyer often run discounts on standard PCs and gaming rigs that can be easily missed by everyday buyers.

If you intend to purchase individual system components and build your own PC, HotUKDeals is the place to go. You’ll find regular listings of hard disks from suppliers like Dell and online retailers, as well as RAM deals, offers on motherboards, graphics cards and PC cases as well. It’ s a great way to gather together all of the various components you’ll need while paying as little as possible.

Whether you are buying an off the shelf PC or building your own computer, excellent times to look for deals are Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November and the January sales. There may also be discounts related to the start of the school or university term in September, as well as flash sales when manufacturers bring out new models. It’s tough to predict. Just bookmark the HotUKDeals PC pages and you won’t miss a deal.

Save Money and Find the Perfect PC at HotUKDeals

Having a PC seems to be an essential part of modern life, and for most people it is vital to have an up to date machine. Whether you are a hardcore gamer who needs the fastest possible PC, or you just require a machine to check social media, the HotUKDeals PC listings are the best place to find the products you need at the lowest price possible.