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Doom £7.99 @ CD Keys

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Are you ready to meet your worst nightmare? Read More
Are you ready to meet your worst nightmare?
Rimbaud Avatar3d, 19h agoFound 3 days, 19 hours ago29 Comments
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I love this game but like others have said, it's a huge install, I think it was somewhere in the 70-80gb range when I last looked. Shame you can't just download the single player in one language pack but still, one of the best shooter single player campaigns in years, the best ID have been since quake 3
jdbigguy
£9.99 now. :(

Steam sale starts tomorrow, I'm gonna call it now and say it's 66% off making it £6.66, they're fools if they miss that opportunity. :)
jdbigguy
£9.99 now. :(

CD Keys frequently lowers the price to £7.99, but only for a day or 2. As a rough guide, the deal has been posted here 3 times in the past 6 weeks.
£9.99 now. :(
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powerbrick
Can't fault this masterpiece, well apart from its every increasing install size, it's HUGE.
Oh man you got serious first world problems !
eh ?

Whining about the install size obviously.
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Call of Duty WWII PC (EU) - £27.99 - CDKeys

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Cheapest I've seen it anywhere - Amazon has it for around £45/£47 for PC/PS4 Read More
Cheapest I've seen it anywhere - Amazon has it for around £45/£47 for PC/PS4
woodys4n Avatar3d, 23h agoFound 3 days, 23 hours ago35 Comments
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Im quite confused, who on earth would pre order a digital game? I thought the whole idea of pre orders was to combat the stock demands, but if its digital... they are no limitied stocks 0___o
EmperorRosko
Option 1 - Pre-order and play the beta, if its crap, cancel the order?
Option 2 - Dont order, wait for the game to be released and check footage, reviews etc.
Option 3 - Hate the game, hate the publisher, hate the developer and put it in writing in every free text box you can find on the internet.

I think that just about covers it.




I'll take option 4
Option 1 - Pre-order and play the beta, if its crap, cancel the order?
Option 2 - Dont order, wait for the game to be released and check footage, reviews etc.
Option 3 - Hate the game, hate the publisher, hate the developer and put it in writing in every free text box you can find on the internet.

I think that just about covers it.



Edited By: EmperorRosko on Jun 20, 2017 13:14
theworldofgames
Infinite Warfare went down to £20 in the first month of sales. I'd hold off personally

Absolutely, I'm going to wait 5 years until this is £3.
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very good deal this game will be in high demand for the first few months of release
Pre-ordering a CoD game would be a really stupid decision. You do realise that this is an unlimited digital commodity, right? Wait until reviews are out, and buy it at launch.
It's not about pre-ordering, it's about securing a decent price, and in many cases the savings will offset other concerns. CDKeys tend to have deals like this well in advance of release, but around launch prices will go up to near RRP. I neglected to look for deals on Dark Souls 3 in advance, for example, and on launch ended up paying £35.
So maybe you paid an extra 20% to get DS3 at launch vs pre-ordering, but waiting let you see reviews and confirm it was worth buying. If you pre-order to save 20%, only 1 bad game out of 5 will mean you're losing money. Are > 1/5th of games a disappointment? Absolutely. So pre-ordering doesn't make sense.
How about you take your YouTuber nonsense elsewhere and stop telling people what to do with their own money. People are allowed to form their own decisions.
So let's see... I've given an opinion that could help people form opinions, and for some reason all you've done is personally attacked me in a very childish manner. Good stuff. Are you on the Activision payroll?

No you have regurgitated a load of nonsense you heard on YouTube and said nonsense was only posted on YouTube in the first place because of how YouTubers make most of their money.
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PS4 Modern Warfare Remastered £24.99 + Free Delivery @ Student computers

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Rumours of standalone version being £20+ so why not get both games anyway without the worry that the rumour is not true! This is probably the cheapest I have seen for the PS4 version of Infinite Warf… Read More
Rumours of standalone version being £20+ so why not get both games anyway without the worry that the rumour is not true! This is probably the cheapest I have seen for the PS4 version of Infinite Warf…
ad_182_uk Avatar3d, 23h agoFound 3 days, 23 hours ago17 Comments
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SnapCITTYYY
Mine came in brand new in a wrapper, nice.
same !
Mine came in brand new in a wrapper, nice.
I was like many players who loved MW on the PS3 and bought PS4 Legacy Edition but was a little disappointed. Still a great game and story but having played other PS4 shooters the gameplay although Remastered feels dated. Memories unless modernised should remain memories IMO.
Pre-ordered this for £80

Game-sharing drops it to £40 each

Cheap credit via 02 sim cards dropped it to £20 each

So I paid less than this when pre-ordering.

Would seriously advise people to look into game sharing and cheap psn credit methods. Save a ton.
skyarsenal
I had 50 days played on cod4 this one doesn't appeal to me oO


Wow thats some serious hours, i was 32 on MW2 I think, started late cause came from pc rpg/unreal/quake, used play warhawk on ps3 did some stupid hours on that!!
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Voucher Codes for Laser jet Business Lap Tops PC's & Printers @ HP

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Instructions:Offer: 2.5% off Home PCs and Printers and Ink cartridges Dates: 19.06.2017 - 02.07.2017 Code: CQ317HPAF39 Terms & Conditions: Applies to Laptops and Desktops from the HP Essential, HP Pavilion, HP ENVY, HP OMEN ranges only and Printers from the Deskjet, ENVY, Sprocket and Officejet ranges only.
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FIFA 18 PC Preorder - £29.99 @ CD Keys

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Retails on steam/other gaming sites for an upwards of £50 Nearly £20 off Good deal Read More
Retails on steam/other gaming sites for an upwards of £50 Nearly £20 off Good deal
luk3taylor Avatar4d, 15h agoFound 4 days, 15 hours ago4 Comments
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why is this cold? are people expecting a £20 pricetag for a new FIFA?
Seems all pc games are getting the colder shoulder recently. Haha no punt intended.
CJ1991
What's a cd key?


not too sure if your Joking.

But its the game with no box or delivery ,you just get sent a Key code for the game ,so you can download and play straight way ,this item is a pre order.
What's a cd key?
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GOG PC Gamer Picks upto 85% off e.g. Hotline Miami £1.19

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GOG having a Summer Sale, some games up to 85% off. Link to full list here Ends on Tuesday 20th June Read More
GOG having a Summer Sale, some games up to 85% off. Link to full list here Ends on Tuesday 20th June
graham2k8 Avatar4d, 20h agoFound 4 days, 20 hours ago2 Comments
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@tempt Crysis is £1.99 on origin atm, theres 75% off.. :)
Is Crysis worth £3.09?
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Hard Reset Extended Edition PC Game £0.38p + £1.98 C+C to Collect+ Store or £3.58 Del @ Ebuyer £2.36

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Hard Reset Extended Edition PC Game £0.38p, on Amazon for £3.09 Read More
Hard Reset Extended Edition PC Game £0.38p, on Amazon for £3.09
colgate Avatar5d, 13h agoFound 5 days, 13 hours ago1 Comment
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Cheapest delivery is 1.99 for collect plus.
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Star Wars Battlefront II 2 PC - £31.99

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I know, in may they had it on offer, but i held off because i didn't know what it was going to look like. Well E3 came and went and the game looks much better than the first. Still not the PS2 class… Read More
I know, in may they had it on offer, but i held off because i didn't know what it was going to look like. Well E3 came and went and the game looks much better than the first. Still not the PS2 class…
hindhaughross1 Avatar5d, 16h agoFound 5 days, 16 hours ago9 Comments
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still either way I'm buying it haha
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rizzo777
will there be aim down sight on this one ?
there was on the last one, you just had to change from third person to first person mode.


yeah but it was always looking threw a scope I mean like cod or battlefield
It's cold because it was £26.99 in May :P Hopefully it'll drop to that price again
It may be the lowest price out there but it's still high for PC imo.
Hope there's a VPN Origin deal close to launch.
rizzo777
will there be aim down sight on this one ?
there was on the last one, you just had to change from third person to first person mode.
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Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case - Black £45.46 @ Amazon.co.uk, Prime Exclusive

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Great case for the price, just got one for a budget build i'm putting together for a mate. Read More
Great case for the price, just got one for a budget build i'm putting together for a mate.
tombyrne94 Avatar5d, 19h agoFound 5 days, 19 hours ago18 Comments
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It's a good case for the money.
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parsimony
Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.
You need to spend £50 for free shipping. And that still doesn't fix the customer service issue - I'd pay that extra £6 not to be messed around in the event of an issue.
Still, I guess more choice isn't a bad thing and many people will be ordering more parts as well as the case so the £50 minimum should be easy enough to reach.

If you make x number of posts on Hexus you get free Scan shipping with no minimum.

10 years on and my lazy ass makes a few posts every time I order something from Scan, then I think "**** it cba" and just buy it anyway... one day though...

Edited By: ttttd on Jun 19, 2017 17:37
parsimony
Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.


You need to spend £50 for free shipping. And that still doesn't fix the customer service issue - I'd pay that extra £6 not to be messed around in the event of an issue.

Still, I guess more choice isn't a bad thing and many people will be ordering more parts as well as the case so the £50 minimum should be easy enough to reach.
plewis00
This is who Amazon are price matching as Scan are £39.98 + £5.48 DPD = £45.46. Prefer Amazon customer service anyway.


Free P&P with Scan is simple enough to obtain so the price quoted is easily do-able.
It's been discussed here more times than I can remember.

This is who Amazon are price matching as Scan are £39.98 + £5.48 DPD = £45.46. Prefer Amazon customer service anyway.
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Witcher 3 PC Game of the Year Edition GOG £17.49 DRM Free and Online Download

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Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition for PC. Immediate download from GOG (reputable company like Steam). £17.49 which is 50% off retail. Read More
Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition for PC. Immediate download from GOG (reputable company like Steam). £17.49 which is 50% off retail.
pinnocchio Avatar6d, 2h agoFound 6 days, 2 hours ago15 Comments
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Thanks! Just purchased! happy chappy here!
free copy of rebel galaxy and American Nightmare...no idea of either game, but free so can't complain.
excellent!! cheers!! been after this for a while!!
Also if you already own the witcher 3 base game in the GoG library, and you buy the expansion pass, they will automatically upgrade your game the GOTY edition https://www.gog.com/news/upgrade_to_the_witcher_3_wild_hunt_game_of_the_year_edition
bpbill
£17.49 is the pretty standard discount price for this now and will probably be that price on Steam from 22/6/17 in the summer sale.
What you get from GOG though is a DRM free version of the game and they are a subsidiary of the game developers.
WHERE ARE YOU SEEING THIS!?

Edit: I went to pay and it went down to 17.49 at checkout :p

Edited By: technokeenan on Jun 18, 2017 09:26
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Versa C22 RGB PC Gaming Case from Thermaltake £45.48 (Free C+C, otherwise £5.48 DPD Delivery) @ Scan.co.uk £50.96

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Because you can never have enough RGB in your life. Thought this was a decent price for this case. Granted, it won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's from a reputable brand, and a decent price so her… Read More
Because you can never have enough RGB in your life. Thought this was a decent price for this case. Granted, it won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's from a reputable brand, and a decent price so her…
msmyth Avatar6d, 20h agoFound 6 days, 20 hours ago20 Comments
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Pretty pretty...
Be orate without the LGBT lights...
ocelot20
I know everyone has different tastes. But I don't get the appeal in LED lights on a PC case. It just makes your expensive computer look like something you just bought from Toys R Us.


And I happen to like Toys R Us Mr Pip Boy cheeky
Even if you took the lights off this case it would still be massively fugly
titchyyyyy
All taking the mick out of the RGB lights (I agree) but nobody has mentioned how decent the case actually is for the price?
It's pretty incredible for the price.


Edited By: BassBassBass on Jun 18, 2017 10:55
I didn't know toys r us sold shredders
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steelseries apex raw gaming keyboard - £19.99 (£27.38 delivered) @ Overclockers

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Perfect keyboard if you're only starting to get into pc gaming, mechanical keyboards are way too expensive and if you're only testing the waters this will work just fine. Excellent brand, and excellen… Read More
Perfect keyboard if you're only starting to get into pc gaming, mechanical keyboards are way too expensive and if you're only testing the waters this will work just fine. Excellent brand, and excellen…
chuckycc Avatar1w, 4h agoFound 1 week, 4 hours ago9 Comments
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purchased, thanks
Ordered thanks OP.

2nd class postage brings the price down to:

'£25.97'
I have this keyboard and can't fault it. Great price! Just make sure you want to/can accommodate a large keyboard as it has a large footprint.
Been using my apex raw for a few years, good board.
Think I'm going to bite at this price thanks op.
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PREY on PC £19.99 @ CDKEYS with DLC

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May get a further £1 off with 5% discount. Cheapest it's been I believe so it's in my collection now :-) Includes the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack: Margrave Shotgun & Ammo Plans 2 Medkits Starter Fab… Read More
May get a further £1 off with 5% discount. Cheapest it's been I believe so it's in my collection now :-) Includes the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack: Margrave Shotgun & Ammo Plans 2 Medkits Starter Fab…
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That's a fair call but i collect games for no reason and I've wanted this even though its nothing like the first. I have resisted buying new since March having bought for Honor, dishonoured 2, Mafia 3, hitman series, overwatch, the division and a few more. I've played none of them longer than 5 mins. Andromeda though I finished in 9 hours and played side mission for 66 hours, that's a first for me. I will play Prey though :-)
9 hours !
I dont understand you statement of 9 Hours?
just seems very quick to finish the game. Apologies for hijacking the thread. I'm interested in how the game is after the patches.
It's a great game I'm still playing it at 80 hours and lvl 70. When I said 9 hours you can just do the main plot. There's hell of a lot more. Its now on patch 1.08 and it plays well. Issues I get are loading the game, takes a while but that's it. I'm running a good rig though with a 1080ti strix oc, i7 600k @ 4.6mhz and ssd
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gr8h8me
That's a fair call but i collect games for no reason and I've wanted this even though its nothing like the first. I have resisted buying new since March having bought for Honor, dishonoured 2, Mafia 3, hitman series, overwatch, the division and a few more. I've played none of them longer than 5 mins. Andromeda though I finished in 9 hours and played side mission for 66 hours, that's a first for me. I will play Prey though :-)
9 hours !
I dont understand you statement of 9 Hours?


just seems very quick to finish the game. Apologies for hijacking the thread. I'm interested in how the game is after the patches.
Great! Thanks OP. Another one for the collection...

Heated.
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gr8h8me
That's a fair call but i collect games for no reason and I've wanted this even though its nothing like the first. I have resisted buying new since March having bought for Honor, dishonoured 2, Mafia 3, hitman series, overwatch, the division and a few more. I've played none of them longer than 5 mins. Andromeda though I finished in 9 hours and played side mission for 66 hours, that's a first for me. I will play Prey though :-)
9 hours !
I dont understand you statement of 9 Hours?
gr8h8me
That's a fair call but i collect games for no reason and I've wanted this even though its nothing like the first. I have resisted buying new since March having bought for Honor, dishonoured 2, Mafia 3, hitman series, overwatch, the division and a few more. I've played none of them longer than 5 mins. Andromeda though I finished in 9 hours and played side mission for 66 hours, that's a first for me. I will play Prey though :-)


9 hours !
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Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset for PC - Black, £39.99 from amazon

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Dod, enjoy. Level Up without Being Tied Down -- in 7.1 Surround Sound No wires to tie you down. Surround sound so detailed, you can hear your opponents before they see you. With a lag-free wireless… Read More
Dod, enjoy. Level Up without Being Tied Down -- in 7.1 Surround Sound No wires to tie you down. Surround sound so detailed, you can hear your opponents before they see you. With a lag-free wireless…
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Ta for that - thought it might have been me trying to change settings while playing Battlegrounds, good to know there's a fix!
got mine today i'm very pleased had a nightmare with the software and win 10 though latest one just crashed soon as i went near the 7.1 setting. :(

found a solution here for anyone having the same prob.
use a older version of the software working okay now
version 8.58.183

https://community.logitech.com/s/question/0D531000050zxDSCAY/lgs-problem-g930-problem
got mine today and didn't work so already sent back for a new set
Had these a good few years ago but we're a good headset and for £39.99 a cracking headrest
Gone back up to £65.94, please expire.
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Megaman Legacy collection £4.79 (PC) @ humble bundle

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Great price for the first 6 megaman games. Hope it helps someone out.
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Razer ManO'War Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (PC/PS4) - £99.99 Amazon

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Hey guys, I posted this couple weeks ago and lasted a few days and went back up but amazon have started this deal again so thought I would repost it for those who missed the first time! Price usual… Read More
Hey guys, I posted this couple weeks ago and lasted a few days and went back up but amazon have started this deal again so thought I would repost it for those who missed the first time! Price usual…
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Also £99.99 at GAME online and earn £2.00 back in reward points see here

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[PS4] Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare - £8.49 (Like New) - Student Computers & eBay/Home&Garden

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Posting an Infinite Warfare deal, you've got to be off your nut. If you prefer brand spanking and new, Shopto have it for £9.85. Your call :) [eBay Link] These products are mix of ex-display and un… Read More
Posting an Infinite Warfare deal, you've got to be off your nut. If you prefer brand spanking and new, Shopto have it for £9.85. Your call :) [eBay Link] These products are mix of ex-display and un…
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The hate for this game is unreal. Any reason people are so pis*ed off at this game?
http://i.imgur.com/NLNv6eW.jpg


Hype.. most people that hate it haven't even played it :) I haven't played it yet.. but it'll be free on ps+ next month for sure!
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The hate for this game is unreal. Any reason people are so pis*ed off at this game?
http://i.imgur.com/NLNv6eW.jpg
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I'm confused, I got mass cold voted for posting a like new title, at it's best price at the time, but by Student Computers because apparently they send "broken and/or missing discs" if I remember correctly. Have avoided them since. Are they suddenly fine now or something?
(playfully intended) Yes but we don't know you. We only know Buzz 8) Buzz for Prime minister! :{
BUZZ FOR SUPREME GALACTIC OVERLORD!
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I'm confused, I got mass cold voted for posting a like new title, at it's best price at the time, but by Student Computers because apparently they send "broken and/or missing discs" if I remember correctly. Have avoided them since. Are they suddenly fine now or something?
(playfully intended) Yes but we don't know you. We only know Buzz 8) Buzz for Prime minister! :{

BUZZ FOR SUPREME GALACTIC OVERLORD!

And yes, the Dannon is real.
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why cold anyone?
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Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Laptop PC - 25% off Dell Outlet prices until 16 June - start at £742.00

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Dell Outlet has a massive 25% off their XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 laptops at the moment. Voucher code is DOXPS9365. Expires on 16 June (Friday). That means you can pick up the entry level model (4GB RAM, 12…
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Nothing with a ulv processor is viable as a desktop replacement regardless of whether it has Thunderbolt or not, the ulv processors may be slightly faster than a Core-m but in reality they're still very weak processors overall. I've read criticisms about the Core-m saying it's too slow for video editing and 3D tasks but I'd say exactly the same about the ulv processors, I did briefly try a quick render on my ulv powered PC and it was going to take so hilariously long compared to my desktop PC I just waited until I could render it on the desktop PC. In practice, I don't find I can do anything more on the ulv PC's than I can on the Core-m's and I also have to put up with an irritating amount of heat and noise from the ulv machines.
For those needing a bit more horsepower for a desktop replacement, I wouldn't even remotely consider a ulv processor and would be looking at one of the 45W quad core parts which is available in smaller laptops although there is a size/weight penalty.
John
You're missing the point.
The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.
Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.
I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.
Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel constrained compared to a U series chip, but then so do the Us compared to the quad cores. I suspect it's a sustained load thing with the M series though, with web browsing once it's done rendering the page that's it for a while and it can go to sleep. With gaming it's going to be under load for an hour or more so will end up throttling down to 1GHz or less.
*edit* also the price of the latitude 7275 (I. E. Dell xps 12, a 12" tablet with dual thunderbolt 3s, core M, 8GB ram and a small battery) is ridiculous. The going rate on ebay is 400 GBP or so, but dell are charging 800 minimum.
While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as slow for gaming, it's still rubbish for it - gaming is a function of both the CPU and the GPU so while having a beefy GPU can help with the eye candy, it doesn't overcome the very weak GPU. Dell did try it for a spell with the AW13 but abandoned it and more sensibly went with a 45W quad core part instead which also features a dedicated external GPU system in addition to an onboard GTX 1060. That is a decent portable gaming system, an ultrabook with a ulv processor and a TB port absolutely is not.
Just because a ulv processor isn't quite as painfully slow as the Core-m doesn't stop the ulv being painfully slow either, I wouldn't remotely consider a core-m or ulv platform if I was planning gaming or any application that required any sort of cpu horsepower as they're both useless at it.
John
Except the Alienware 13 weighs 2.6kg, making it pretty useless as a laptop in my opinion as it's too heavy to use on a lap or carry around. I appreciate what you're saying but gaming laptops have been practically unchanged for a decade, they gain more performance each year but every generation is hot, heavy, has a short battery life and can be incredibly expensive as laptop GPUs command a premium price. This makes them bad at being laptops but great at being compact desktops. With thunderbolt 3 we suddenly have devices in the 1kg range that can be good laptops that also play games when at a desk. They're not ideal, but I think it's a much better compromise.

There's no way 2.6kg is too heavy to carry around or use on your lap, if we're talking about an SLI 17/18in machine then sure - totally agree with you on that front as that's what was the end of the portable DTR's for me. My daily laptop used to be a 17in machine around 4kg and it was really no problem to carry around at all (still carry three to four kg's of laptops every day and I'm not going to make any bold claims about upper body strength), just a little hefty for using on a train seat - 2.6kg is still absolutely lightweight, it's just the way the market is that appears heavy because it's more than a common ultrabook.

As for gaming laptops being practically unchanged for a decade, that's just so bizarre I'm wondering if you're just trolling now. Being able to have a machine just 2.5kg in weight with a 45W quad core and nearly six hours of batterylife is insanely good for a gaming laptop, it's magnitudes better than older gaming laptops - I thought getting near desktop performance in a 4kg machine and two hours battery life was good, the leaps and bounds gaming laptops are making now are incredible.

Thunderbolt is not some magical connection as some people seem to think it is - gaming on a 1kg ultrabook with a discrete GPU is just horrible. I truly wonder if the people who keep recommending it have actually tried this? I actually have as I liked the idea of it but it really doesn't work. Ultrabooks are good for light work that doesn't need any cpu or gpu horsepower regardless of whether they have a magical thunderbolt connection or not - trying to make them do any more than that is just a lesson in frustration.

John

Edited By: Johnmcl7 on Jun 17, 2017 20:33
Johnmcl7
CampGareth
Joshimitsu91
Johnmcl7

Nothing with a ulv processor is viable as a desktop replacement regardless of whether it has Thunderbolt or not, the ulv processors may be slightly faster than a Core-m but in reality they're still very weak processors overall. I've read criticisms about the Core-m saying it's too slow for video editing and 3D tasks but I'd say exactly the same about the ulv processors, I did briefly try a quick render on my ulv powered PC and it was going to take so hilariously long compared to my desktop PC I just waited until I could render it on the desktop PC. In practice, I don't find I can do anything more on the ulv PC's than I can on the Core-m's and I also have to put up with an irritating amount of heat and noise from the ulv machines.
For those needing a bit more horsepower for a desktop replacement, I wouldn't even remotely consider a ulv processor and would be looking at one of the 45W quad core parts which is available in smaller laptops although there is a size/weight penalty.
John
You're missing the point.
The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.
Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.
I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.
Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel constrained compared to a U series chip, but then so do the Us compared to the quad cores. I suspect it's a sustained load thing with the M series though, with web browsing once it's done rendering the page that's it for a while and it can go to sleep. With gaming it's going to be under load for an hour or more so will end up throttling down to 1GHz or less.
*edit* also the price of the latitude 7275 (I. E. Dell xps 12, a 12" tablet with dual thunderbolt 3s, core M, 8GB ram and a small battery) is ridiculous. The going rate on ebay is 400 GBP or so, but dell are charging 800 minimum.
While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as slow for gaming, it's still rubbish for it - gaming is a function of both the CPU and the GPU so while having a beefy GPU can help with the eye candy, it doesn't overcome the very weak GPU. Dell did try it for a spell with the AW13 but abandoned it and more sensibly went with a 45W quad core part instead which also features a dedicated external GPU system in addition to an onboard GTX 1060. That is a decent portable gaming system, an ultrabook with a ulv processor and a TB port absolutely is not.
Just because a ulv processor isn't quite as painfully slow as the Core-m doesn't stop the ulv being painfully slow either, I wouldn't remotely consider a core-m or ulv platform if I was planning gaming or any application that required any sort of cpu horsepower as they're both useless at it.
John
Except the Alienware 13 weighs 2.6kg, making it pretty useless as a laptop in my opinion as it's too heavy to use on a lap or carry around. I appreciate what you're saying but gaming laptops have been practically unchanged for a decade, they gain more performance each year but every generation is hot, heavy, has a short battery life and can be incredibly expensive as laptop GPUs command a premium price. This makes them bad at being laptops but great at being compact desktops. With thunderbolt 3 we suddenly have devices in the 1kg range that can be good laptops that also play games when at a desk. They're not ideal, but I think it's a much better compromise.
CampGareth
Joshimitsu91
Johnmcl7

Nothing with a ulv processor is viable as a desktop replacement regardless of whether it has Thunderbolt or not, the ulv processors may be slightly faster than a Core-m but in reality they're still very weak processors overall. I've read criticisms about the Core-m saying it's too slow for video editing and 3D tasks but I'd say exactly the same about the ulv processors, I did briefly try a quick render on my ulv powered PC and it was going to take so hilariously long compared to my desktop PC I just waited until I could render it on the desktop PC. In practice, I don't find I can do anything more on the ulv PC's than I can on the Core-m's and I also have to put up with an irritating amount of heat and noise from the ulv machines.
For those needing a bit more horsepower for a desktop replacement, I wouldn't even remotely consider a ulv processor and would be looking at one of the 45W quad core parts which is available in smaller laptops although there is a size/weight penalty.
John
You're missing the point.
The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.
Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.
I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.
Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel constrained compared to a U series chip, but then so do the Us compared to the quad cores. I suspect it's a sustained load thing with the M series though, with web browsing once it's done rendering the page that's it for a while and it can go to sleep. With gaming it's going to be under load for an hour or more so will end up throttling down to 1GHz or less.

*edit* also the price of the latitude 7275 (I. E. Dell xps 12, a 12" tablet with dual thunderbolt 3s, core M, 8GB ram and a small battery) is ridiculous. The going rate on ebay is 400 GBP or so, but dell are charging 800 minimum.

While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as slow for gaming, it's still rubbish for it - gaming is a function of both the CPU and the GPU so while having a beefy GPU can help with the eye candy, it doesn't overcome the very weak GPU. Dell did try it for a spell with the AW13 but abandoned it and more sensibly went with a 45W quad core part instead which also features a dedicated external GPU system in addition to an onboard GTX 1060. That is a decent portable gaming system, an ultrabook with a ulv processor and a TB port absolutely is not.

Just because a ulv processor isn't quite as painfully slow as the Core-m doesn't stop the ulv being painfully slow either, I wouldn't remotely consider a core-m or ulv platform if I was planning gaming or any application that required any sort of cpu horsepower as they're both useless at it.

John
Joshimitsu91
Johnmcl7

Nothing with a ulv processor is viable as a desktop replacement regardless of whether it has Thunderbolt or not, the ulv processors may be slightly faster than a Core-m but in reality they're still very weak processors overall. I've read criticisms about the Core-m saying it's too slow for video editing and 3D tasks but I'd say exactly the same about the ulv processors, I did briefly try a quick render on my ulv powered PC and it was going to take so hilariously long compared to my desktop PC I just waited until I could render it on the desktop PC. In practice, I don't find I can do anything more on the ulv PC's than I can on the Core-m's and I also have to put up with an irritating amount of heat and noise from the ulv machines.
For those needing a bit more horsepower for a desktop replacement, I wouldn't even remotely consider a ulv processor and would be looking at one of the 45W quad core parts which is available in smaller laptops although there is a size/weight penalty.
John
You're missing the point.
The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.
Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.
I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.

I'm not missing the point but you clearly missed my point entirely - anything more than web browsing etc. and the ulv will also horribly trail behind, it's a painfully slow processor for anything that needs any cpu grunt. You keep saying how the XPS 13 is viable as a desktop replacement because it has thunderbolt but thunderbolt for what exactly? There's nothing you can do with thunderbolt that will help the painfully slow ulv platform.

It's nothing to do with my 'own use case' - I've used a variety of processors and a variety of different tasks, there's nothing the ulv processor does noticeably better than a Core-m, rather hilariously I've seen people criticise the Core-m for being slow at video transcoding and 3D gaming....yet the ulv processor while it may be technically slightly faster is still laughably slow to be viable at the task and no use as a desktop replacement.
CampGareth
Joshimitsu91
Johnmcl7

Nothing with a ulv processor is viable as a desktop replacement regardless of whether it has Thunderbolt or not, the ulv processors may be slightly faster than a Core-m but in reality they're still very weak processors overall. I've read criticisms about the Core-m saying it's too slow for video editing and 3D tasks but I'd say exactly the same about the ulv processors, I did briefly try a quick render on my ulv powered PC and it was going to take so hilariously long compared to my desktop PC I just waited until I could render it on the desktop PC. In practice, I don't find I can do anything more on the ulv PC's than I can on the Core-m's and I also have to put up with an irritating amount of heat and noise from the ulv machines.
For those needing a bit more horsepower for a desktop replacement, I wouldn't even remotely consider a ulv processor and would be looking at one of the 45W quad core parts which is available in smaller laptops although there is a size/weight penalty.
John
You're missing the point.
The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.
Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.
I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.
Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel constrained compared to a U series chip, but then so do the Us compared to the quad cores. I suspect it's a sustained load thing with the M series though, with web browsing once it's done rendering the page that's it for a while and it can go to sleep. With gaming it's going to be under load for an hour or more so will end up throttling down to 1GHz or less.

*edit* also the price of the latitude 7275 (I. E. Dell xps 12, a 12" tablet with dual thunderbolt 3s, core M, 8GB ram and a small battery) is ridiculous. The going rate on ebay is 400 GBP or so, but dell are charging 800 minimum.


Who's gaming on an M? Or a U for that matter. At the end of the day there's a reason why desktop computers and big old fat gaming laptops still exist. These machines have a purpose, and do it well. They're not marketed as gaming machines, or even work horses. They're designed for portability, running web apps and productivity apps, and running 1080p video. That's about it. I agree that so far the heads up and information has been useful, but let's keep the debate seated in reality and leave gaming where it belongs. On gaming machines.

Also FYI got my confirmation through folks, I7 model on its way to me!

Many thanks again OP. I've been waiting for a decent deal on an XPS 13 for months!
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Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Tablet PC 7.9" @ Gearbest £178.22

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Didnt bite at the £200ish deal on here a few weeks ago, so thought i would see how much it is now and is even cheaper! 36% off...... down to £178.22..... Scorchio
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No, go for the 3gb
dwl99
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Even though its getting on a bit, a safer bet may be the Galaxy Tab S2 from CeX. (At least you have some sort of warranty.) I picked up mine for £190 and its on Android 7 and has a fingerprint scanner. As its getting on a bit now, there are custom roms available. Battery life isn't great but that's the price you pay for the lightest 8" tablet.
I would suggest the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 instead. Although it's a bit older it has a higher spec than the Tab S2. LineageOS 14.1 runs very well.
I see where your coming from OP. If you want a 16:9 screen the Tab S 8.4 is a good bet. Is this the SD800/2GB ram tablet?
SM-T700 3gb ram version

Nice. That extra gig of ram will make all the difference. Would you recommend the 2GB version though? (I probably wouldn't.)
Masteryates
dwl99
Masteryates
Even though its getting on a bit, a safer bet may be the Galaxy Tab S2 from CeX. (At least you have some sort of warranty.) I picked up mine for £190 and its on Android 7 and has a fingerprint scanner. As its getting on a bit now, there are custom roms available. Battery life isn't great but that's the price you pay for the lightest 8" tablet.
I would suggest the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 instead. Although it's a bit older it has a higher spec than the Tab S2. LineageOS 14.1 runs very well.
I see where your coming from OP. If you want a 16:9 screen the Tab S 8.4 is a good bet. Is this the SD800/2GB ram tablet?
SM-T700 3gb ram version
dwl99
Masteryates
Even though its getting on a bit, a safer bet may be the Galaxy Tab S2 from CeX. (At least you have some sort of warranty.) I picked up mine for £190 and its on Android 7 and has a fingerprint scanner. As its getting on a bit now, there are custom roms available. Battery life isn't great but that's the price you pay for the lightest 8" tablet.
I would suggest the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 instead. Although it's a bit older it has a higher spec than the Tab S2. LineageOS 14.1 runs very well.

I see where your coming from OP. If you want a 16:9 screen the Tab S 8.4 is a good bet. Is this the SD800/2GB ram tablet?
Masteryates
Even though its getting on a bit, a safer bet may be the Galaxy Tab S2 from CeX. (At least you have some sort of warranty.) I picked up mine for £190 and its on Android 7 and has a fingerprint scanner. As its getting on a bit now, there are custom roms available. Battery life isn't great but that's the price you pay for the lightest 8" tablet.
I would suggest the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 instead. Although it's a bit older it has a higher spec than the Tab S2. LineageOS 14.1 runs very well.

Edited By: dwl99 on Jun 14, 2017 12:56: .
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For Honor (PC) £21.43 using 100 club points @ Ubisoft Store

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Currently on sale at £26.79 but can be got for £21.43 using 100 points, cheapest I've seen it on PC. Alternatively its £24.99 at amazon/game if you have no points
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XCOM 2 - PC - £9.81 @ Greenman Gaming

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Lowest price so far surely? Even cheaper than the Humble Monthly bundle? ------ Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces an… Read More
Lowest price so far surely? Even cheaper than the Humble Monthly bundle? ------ Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces an…
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I really want to play this having heard so many good things but I also hear it's brutally difficult! I'm not the greatest at these sort of games so is there an easy mode? Or is such a suggestion blasphemous?!

The long war 2 mod for it - yes, brutally difficult.
The base game... isn't bad at all.

Huge new expansion announced 2 days ago (12/06/17) so worth getting yourself acquainted with the base game.

Key tip is to ALWAYS try and flank :)
Review:
XCOM® 2 Metacritic: 88% (1040 critics, 7.1 from 1293 users) , Steam: Mostly Positive 79% (13025 reviews)

XCOM 2 is TotalBiscuit's Game of the Year (with Civ 6 second):
Totalbiscuits full review: WTF Is... - XCOM 2 ?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Edition (also with £5 of Amazon coins) is £3.84 at HumbleBundle right now in the e3 bundle.

There's the Long War 2 mod for XCOM 2 (not making it easier), and a similar Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown to expand the campaign and combat.

Edited By: EQL on Jun 13, 2017 23:26:
johnchapman_
I really want to play this having heard so many good things but I also hear it's brutally difficult! I'm not the greatest at these sort of games so is there an easy mode? Or is such a suggestion blasphemous?!

As far as I understand there are a number of mods which you can use to make life easier or harder for you...
I really want to play this having heard so many good things but I also hear it's brutally difficult! I'm not the greatest at these sort of games so is there an easy mode? Or is such a suggestion blasphemous?!
Jeez what a deal! Thing is I have such a backlog already :( spent ages clearing my PS4 one now picked up an Alienware on the cheap the other week so now I've opened myself up to my pc gaming backlog as well
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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider £12.85 PC (Steam) @ Base.com

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Can't wait for this :) Looks like the current cheapest pre-order price. I'm guessing this is a physical box, but I preordered from Base previously and the game arrived the day before release. Cashbac… Read More
Can't wait for this :) Looks like the current cheapest pre-order price. I'm guessing this is a physical box, but I preordered from Base previously and the game arrived the day before release. Cashbac…
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There was a performance patch just last week - although I'll grant you the notes were entirely non-specific.
To be fair releasing the DLC as standalone was an obvious move considering sales for Dishonored 2 were not great. Bethesda are annoyingly inconsistent with the PC releases they are publishing of late though.
Fallout 4 - wasn't great
DOOM - Probably the gold standard of it's generation,
Dishonored 2 - not great,
Prey - excellent.
Quake Champions - not a port but riddled with performance issues.
Granted only Prey and Dishnored 2 are from Arkhane. Hopefully this will see them do better perfomance wise than the base game.

I assume those entries relate to their performance on PC? If so, Fallout 4 ran at mostly 60fps for me - which amazed me because I'm running an old i5-3350P and a 660Ti. I have no idea why it performed so well on my PC, but I wasn't about to complain!

I have DOOM in my Steam library waiting for me to get a new PC, but I've been trying to make that happen since last October...
moonspook
There was a performance patch just last week - although I'll grant you the notes were entirely non-specific.

To be fair releasing the DLC as standalone was an obvious move considering sales for Dishonored 2 were not great. Bethesda are annoyingly inconsistent with the PC releases they are publishing of late though.

Fallout 4 - wasn't great
DOOM - Probably the gold standard of it's generation,
Dishonored 2 - not great,
Prey - excellent.
Quake Champions - not a port but riddled with performance issues.

Granted only Prey and Dishnored 2 are from Arkhane. Hopefully this will see them do better perfomance wise than the base game.
lomax
Super cheap nice find OP.
I love how they've just decided to abandon fixing Dishonored 2 and to release their planned DLC as standalone instead.

There was a performance patch just last week - although I'll grant you the notes were entirely non-specific.
Dishonored 2 demo played okay on my system - shame its still £20+ on the PC. Can pick it up for £10 on PS4/Xbox.
Super cheap nice find OP.

I love how they've just decided to abandon fixing Dishonored 2 and to release their planned DLC as standalone instead.

I hope this is a decent port as Dishonored is awesome but there's no guarantee they won't release a stuttery mess again and then put minimal effort into fixing it.
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Pre-Order Dishonored: Death of the Outsider PC £13.85 @ Shopto

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PC price looks pretty ace, considering it's £19.99 on Steam at the mo. Releases on 15.09.2017, If you're wanting to preorder then a decent option at the mo, not sure if can be much cheaper right now.
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This is going to be so average..
Why? Dishonored 2 was pretty good. The DLC for Dishonored 1 was good too.
The UK pricing of this game is weird.
The UK is the third cheapest region on Steam: https://steamdb.info/app/614570/ - only China and Russia is cheaper. And then our retail price is a fiver cheaper than even that.
If you take the US price as base, add VAT, we ought to be paying twice this ShopTo price for it!

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Also, you can cancel from ShopTo in 1 click if it does come up even cheaper elsewhere. I know this because I somehow accidentally ended up pre-ordering 2 copies

Edited By: targetbsp on Jun 13, 2017 14:09
Don't pre-order, kids. Cold.
£14.99 on amazon/game.
This is going to be so average..
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Circulon Origins 5 pc Pan Set £60.00 Delivered @ BHS

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Circulon origins 5 pc cookware set £60 @Bhs. good deal for lifetime warranty. Circulon Origins features the unique circle surface coupled with exceptional non-stick that means your pans will provide a… Read More
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and limited lifetime warranty is just if you are using dishwasher I think
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1st off it is limited lifetime and they will worm out of any claim blaming you or normal wear and tear, this is the entry level, not 3 layer like the better ones, they feel cheap.
Tesco sell them for £60 ish full price iirc and they come on RTC often around £30.

Better to keep an eye out for the infinite offers between £85-100 that come with the high end non stick and large stock pot.

I also wouldn't give BHS a penny after they way they shafted all the high street staff!


can you show me the place were is £60 @ the moment?
1st off it is limited lifetime and they will worm out of any claim blaming you or normal wear and tear, this is the entry level, not 3 layer like the better ones, they feel cheap.
Tesco sell them for £60 ish full price iirc and they come on RTC often around £30.

Better to keep an eye out for the infinite offers between £85-100 that come with the high end non stick and large stock pot.

I also wouldn't give BHS a penny after they way they shafted all the high street staff!

Edited By: GoNz017 on Jun 13, 2017 08:44
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It's that time of year again. USB Powered Fan £2.99 Instore @ Home Bargains

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Same fan, slightly more expensive that last year. £2.99 is still a bargain for these USB powered fans. Nice and quiet, low power consumption. can be powered from desktop, laptop, tablet or phone (with… Read More
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MLD9
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MLD9
Approx £3.50 delivered for the metal version with various ebay sellers.
can you provide the links for them?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302342792696
Not exactly metal (look at the pics) and summer will be over by the time it arrives.....
Just sayin'
Do you not think it is metal then?
mrew42
MLD9
leeparsons
MLD9
Approx £3.50 delivered for the metal version with various ebay sellers.
can you provide the links for them?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302342792696
Not exactly metal (look at the pics) and summer will be over by the time it arrives.....
Just sayin'

Oops the UK filter got removed when I was searching, annoying as I ordered!

I'll be optimistic and hope our summer lasts longer than a week :p
leeparsons
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leeparsons
MLD9
Approx £3.50 delivered for the metal version with various ebay sellers.
can you provide the links for them?
these i guess be a good stocking filler lolhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-inch-360-degree-Rotating-USB-Powered-Metal-Electric-Mini-Desk-Fan-PC-Laptop-UK-/302342792696?var=&hash=item466508e5f8:m:mUZo8MDoVPSHpBaSj-iqpyw
Doesnt exist

same item number as the other link posted item no: 302342792696

looks like my link got messed with, still easy to fine with the item no Laptop-UK-/302342792696?
that part of the link shows the item number, just manually put it on ebay
MLD9
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MLD9
Approx £3.50 delivered for the metal version with various ebay sellers.
can you provide the links for them?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302342792696
Not exactly metal (look at the pics) and summer will be over by the time it arrives.....
Just sayin'
suoer_cds
leeparsons
MLD9
Approx £3.50 delivered for the metal version with various ebay sellers.
can you provide the links for them?
these i guess be a good stocking filler lolhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-inch-360-degree-Rotating-USB-Powered-Metal-Electric-Mini-Desk-Fan-PC-Laptop-UK-/302342792696?var=&hash=item466508e5f8:m:mUZo8MDoVPSHpBaSj-iqpyw
Doesnt exist
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[PC] Fallout 4 - £9.99 at GamersGate (Steam Key)

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Been at this price before, but still a good deal I think. 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… Read More
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I've finally bitten. Thanks for posting!
Bumnut53
Anyone know if this will be updated to work with VR? Or is Fallout 4 VR a seperate game?
Seperate £40 game.
Anyone know if this will be updated to work with VR? Or is Fallout 4 VR a seperate game?
Confuzz
Having completed the game on xbox and i really enjoyed it do you think its worth geting the pc version now i own one does it offer anything exrra

If you have the hardware to run it then it's almost like a totally different game on the PC.
salestion
lump
Will be biting as a GOTY announcement wasn't forthcoming this week.
I'm still holding out in the hope of the GOTY edition tbh, they cant delay it for another year surely.

I don't think that's going to happen at this point. Not even the new full priced VR version includes Far Habor and Nuka World as standard.
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Originally planned for release in late May but postponed due to the Manchester incident, this game will be launched on 23/06/2017. Black - an ice-cold mercenary and hired gun - awakes in a mysteri… Read More
Originally planned for release in late May but postponed due to the Manchester incident, this game will be launched on 23/06/2017. Black - an ice-cold mercenary and hired gun - awakes in a mysteri…
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"the Manchester incident" = Islamic mass murder attack on young children leaving a pop concert.
Thanks, but think I'll wait for the reviews first.
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[PC] EA Infinite Gaming Sale - STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ Ultimate Edition - £8.74 / Titanfall 2 - £16.66 / Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 - £1.99 / Vietnam Expansion - £1.99 / Street Fighter® X Tekken - £4.99 / Battlefield 3™ Premium - £3.74 and more - Or

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for anyone that hasn't played battlefield 3. I highly recommend u get it. Its still alive on pc which shows just how good a game it was and at that price for premium u can't go wrong.


Does it have many online players? And which version would be most active? That or battlefield 1? Stopped buying call of duty games due to dead online servers after a couple months.
does the sims3 stuff ever go on sale!?
premium pass is £31
Ultimate Edition
£52 !!!!!!!!

does anyone know if the Deluxe Edition comes with the expansion maps pack or do i have to buy them individually ?
Mass Effect™ 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - £3.74

I was hoping that this would include all of the DLC, but it seems that it's not the case unfortunately. :(
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Nice thanks for the info I shall be using this! :)
Just had my Rangemaster cleaned as part of the care plan, fantastic job, looks like new and best bit I only paid 99 for 5 years parts labour and yearly clean, bargain in my eyes.
I bought a new cooker a few months ago and took out the care plan. The cost over the year is the same as the cost of getting someone to clean your cooker, plus your cookers insured. Bargain in my eyes!
ckeekychimp
use to be every year


It does say 'one a year'
use to be every year
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Cheapest that I could see for this game.
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Lots of negative reviews on Steam... proceed with caution. I played it when it came out for a couple of hours and gave up out of boredom. If you are looking for a true successor to Planescape Torment, this isn't it oO
Great price
Hot from me, want this price on one of the consoles though X)
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Sorry been posted already can some one delete it
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Park Tools Home Mechanic Repair Stand PCS-10 at Winstanley for £116.34

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Park Tools are pretty much the gold standard in bike tools!
I think you mean that park tools are the most over prices standard in bike tools, and their is better as most bike mechanic don't use park tools.


I honestly cannot understand your comment...

But I'm glad that you agree
Turn your bike upside down old school :3
MAdam98
Park Tools are pretty much the gold standard in bike tools!
I think you mean that park tools are the most over prices standard in bike tools, and their is better as most bike mechanic don't use park tools.
Park Tools are pretty much the gold standard in bike tools!
More like comparing a Aston Martin Cygnet to a Toyota IQ

same car underneath but different bits
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origin realise that the game is weak and **** poor for pc users, roll on bf5
Good game, though weapons are still in dire need of balancing.
good deal but still way too much for DLC!
thrustmaster
Planning on buying this game in preparation of my new PC arriving this week, are the expansions quality or would most recommend just buying the vanilla game?

Also, is season pass just premium pass? I assume this is the game and all expansions?


The DLC is amazing. If you are planning on spending alot of time on this game then you may as well jump in and get the full package.

Note, it's actually 50p cheaper to buy the game and the premium pass separately.

£19.99 + £31.99 = £51.99
Ultimate Edition = £52.49

I know you get the little skins and stuff in the ultimate edition, but they do nothing.
Planning on buying this game in preparation of my new PC arriving this week, are the expansions quality or would most recommend just buying the vanilla game?

Also, is season pass just premium pass? I assume this is the game and all expansions?

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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.

hp tablet laptop all in one pc

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.