ASUS G11CB Desktop PC, Intel Core i7, 12GB RAM, 2TB -  £829.95 delivered @ John Lewis
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ASUS G11CB Desktop PC, Intel Core i7, 12GB RAM, 2TB - £829.95 delivered @ John Lewis

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Found 4th Apr 2016
Seems like a good deal for the latest i7 processor and an awesome graphics card
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Doing a rough calculation it seems a decent price but I'm not 100% sure
without wanting to start a debate, i just noticed some turn offs:

no USB C
no SSD

but yes GPU, CPU and RAM are excellent

Edited by: "tighty" 4th Apr 2016
Assuming the RAM is DDR4, the PSU is at least 500W 80 Plus Bronze and the motherboard is not proprietary, this is actually an outstanding price. I would challenge someone to build a PC of the same spec for less. The money saved could go towards a decent SSD and USB C pci card and still compare to a custom build.

Heat from me and good find
Any good for video editing?
WalterSmith

Any good for video editing?


Yes
WalterSmith

Any good for video editing?



Pretty much good for anything you throw at it. This is a Silverback Gorilla of a PC
tighty

without wanting to start a debate, i just noticed some turn offs:no USB … without wanting to start a debate, i just noticed some turn offs:no USB Cno SSDbut yes GPU, CPU and RAM are excellent




https://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/G11CB/specifications/
If this spec is correct then there are six usb3 ports. SSD are so cheap nowadays it's hardly worth talking about if the rest is so good
The £50 discount code doesn't work, you sure about that?
RossC91

The £50 discount code doesn't work, you sure about that?


That discount isn't OP, its hotukdeals detecting this is a deal at john lewis and that someone has posted that voucher code for this particular retailer.

OP says it's £829.95, and that's how much it costs on the site
nyasham

Assuming the RAM is DDR4, the PSU is at least 500W 80 Plus Bronze and the … Assuming the RAM is DDR4, the PSU is at least 500W 80 Plus Bronze and the motherboard is not proprietary, this is actually an outstanding price. I would challenge someone to build a PC of the same spec for less. The money saved could go towards a decent SSD and USB C pci card and still compare to a custom build.Heat from me and good find



The ram doesn't need to be DDR4,even for video editing or gaming there's negligible improvements. As long as the PSU is good enough to run the system it should be fine, unless you want to upgrade in the future. SSD is a must though.
Aside from the RAM config (12gb vs. 16gb) it looks relatively close to this model: https://www.profesionalreview.com/2015/12/04/asus-g11cb-review/
12gb is an unusual choice, surely it will lose dual channel mode if they selected a 4+8gb config?

The PSU is nothing special (Delta DPS-500) and I doubt it even has bronze efficiency, but you could change it further down the line. Cable management looks like a nightmare though in that cheap case with a 'gaming' fascia...
Raaawr

The ram doesn't need to be DDR4,even for video editing or gaming there's … The ram doesn't need to be DDR4,even for video editing or gaming there's negligible improvements. As long as the PSU is good enough to run the system it should be fine, unless you want to upgrade in the future. SSD is a must though.



I was referring to the price of the PC, Not its relative performance. When you get pre-built machines at a good price like this, they tend to go big on the cpu and graphics, then use crappy low quality RAM, PSU and motherboard to make up for it. This one seems to be quality all the way (although, i can't confirm what motherboard it is using).

Either way, I heated and even mentioned it's a pretty powerful PC at that price
Mobo is a Intel H170
RossC91

Mobo is a Intel H170



That's the chipset the motherboard is built on, which is not the same.
ark.intel.com/pro…PCH
jasee

https://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/G11CB/specifications/If this spec is … https://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/G11CB/specifications/If this spec is correct then there are six usb3 ports. SSD are so cheap nowadays it's hardly worth talking about if the rest is so good



Wow a well balanced well priced machine pre built. I must be dreaming! Now do I spend my bonus before I get it April end... How much will it be...
Cheap and cheerful case, those internals! Only two memory slots and both filled, PSU doesn't appear even to have an 80 Plus rating sticker on it, never mind bronze, very basic motherboard, albeit features don't matter to a lot of people so so what... but... assuming it's as advertised, you win, John Lewis, it's cheaper than anything I could build with those components, assuming I wanted to, especially including that Windows licence, and that three year warranty is welcome. If I could find out a bit more about the PSU, I would even direct a friend to buy it rather take up a chunk of my time off building it for them. Have some more heat!
nyasham

I was referring to the price of the PC, Not its relative performance. … I was referring to the price of the PC, Not its relative performance. When you get pre-built machines at a good price like this, they tend to go big on the cpu and graphics, then use crappy low quality RAM, PSU and motherboard to make up for it. This one seems to be quality all the way (although, i can't confirm what motherboard it is using).Either way, I heated and even mentioned it's a pretty powerful PC at that price



Oh,fair enough. Just thought the DDR4 comment was weird.
Noclouds

Cheap and cheerful case, those internals! Only two memory slots and both … Cheap and cheerful case, those internals! Only two memory slots and both filled, PSU doesn't appear even to have an 80 Plus rating sticker on it, never mind bronze, very basic motherboard, albeit features don't matter to a lot of people so so what... but... assuming it's as advertised, you win, John Lewis, it's cheaper than anything I could build with those components, assuming I wanted to, especially including that Windows licence, and that three year warranty is welcome. If I could find out a bit more about the PSU, I would even direct a friend to buy it rather take up a chunk of my time off building it for them. Have some more heat!


I thought the H170's came with 4 ram slots?
good find op, heat added
John Lewis description is lacking. We need clarification on the specifications, which even the Asus page doesn't help much with as it give multi options!

Memory
4 GB Up to 32 GB
DDR4 at 2133MHz
Excellent for the money, if I were after a gaming PC I would buy this and an SSD to go with it - the CPU and GPU cost £700 on their own, so £829.95 is brilliant!
vmistery

I thought the H170's came with 4 ram slots?

There are H170 motherboards with 2 slots and H170 motherboards with 4. The G11CB appears to have just 2, both occupied. I don't think it will be a deal breaker for most users, it's still a very good price.
The spec suggests it's capable of driving an Oculus Rift but I'm not sure about the HDMI side of things. Anyone know for sure?
Thanks OP. I've just ordered one for collection tomorrow.

There are a number of questions about this PC, and I should be able to answer them tomorrow...
Edited by: "Limitless." 4th Apr 2016
Eric Badger

The spec suggests it's capable of driving an Oculus Rift but I'm not sure … The spec suggests it's capable of driving an Oculus Rift but I'm not sure about the HDMI side of things. Anyone know for sure?


There's a picture of the back showing a hdmi and the description mentions one. There's a DVI on the pic but that's not mentioned in the description. I can't imagine there's any 980s that aren't packing several outputs. As long as you're not wanting to use HDMI for the normal monitor output too you should be fine. Even then you can buy dvi to hdmi cables.
Tempted to buy this and upload myself to it. Anyone know if this machine is powerful enough?
beast of a machine for the price a ssd is a must and there cheaper now than ever
Comes with a GTX 980, in case it saves anyone else having to go to the website to find out!
Problems reported with GPU's messing up after Nvidia latest driver update.

They have messed up three drivers in a row now.
Buy with caution.

forums.geforce.com/def…6-/
Excellent Desktop. Upgrade as much as you like and do not forget you get the 3 Year warranty from John Lewis which is just amazing for this price. Super HOT from me
WalterSmith

Any good for video editing?



Mostly fine yes. Single core performance here would be good and the 12gb would cover you mostly. If it's just sequencing & basic editing you're doing then yes this is 'fine', but any more than that and i'd be looking at older generation hex/oct core CPUs ('latest i7' isn't that important) or even older xeons.

The newer gear is technically 'better' and more efficient etc, however when it comes to editing/compositing/animating you want pure speed any way possible, and lots of RAM. LOTSSSSS of ram.

a 5820k rig or even an older 4790k, with a little overclock, would destroy this 6700 when it comes to multicore tasks (like video editing etc) Look at some cinebench scores to get an eye for prices etc.
I know nothing about pc so looking to buy a build gaming pc i noticed somebody say a ssd is a must buy what will that do for the pc as its already got 2tb and will this run Oculus rift ?
Tonk3h

Mostly fine yes. Single core performance here would be good and the 12gb … Mostly fine yes. Single core performance here would be good and the 12gb would cover you mostly. If it's just sequencing & basic editing you're doing then yes this is 'fine', but any more than that and i'd be looking at older generation hex/oct core CPUs ('latest i7' isn't that important) or even older xeons.The newer gear is technically 'better' and more efficient etc, however when it comes to editing/compositing/animating you want pure speed any way possible, and lots of RAM. LOTSSSSS of ram. a 5820k rig or even an older 4790k, with a little overclock, would destroy this 6700 when it comes to multicore tasks (like video editing etc) Look at some cinebench scores to get an eye for prices etc.



I'm editing 4K video from my Panasonic Lumix, my i5 Sandybridge Dell Vostro 260 can only take 8G RAM, which I have, along with SDD. Looking for a speedier PC. Using Adobe Premier to render to H264 and H265.
foster1991

I know nothing about pc so looking to buy a build gaming pc i noticed … I know nothing about pc so looking to buy a build gaming pc i noticed somebody say a ssd is a must buy what will that do for the pc as its already got 2tb and will this run Oculus rift ?


Leave the 2TB drive in, use as storage and buy an SSD.
what card is it? i know its a 980 but which one?

Seems very decent price wise, just grab a 120gb ssd for the OS and youre flying.

Case isnt the best, are any parts customised or all standard?
MIDURIX

Leave the 2TB drive in, use as storage and buy an SSD.



Clueless people... before you buy anything research it, asking on HDUK is not ideal.
seanmorris100

what card is it? i know its a 980 but which one? Seems very decent price … what card is it? i know its a 980 but which one? Seems very decent price wise, just grab a 120gb ssd for the OS and youre flying.Case isnt the best, are any parts customised or all standard?


It says GTX 980. There is only standard GTX and 'ti' version. If it had the 'ti' it would definitely be a missprice.
Is the monitor included? That's a great price for a machine with a 980
seanmorris100

Clueless people... before you buy anything research it, asking on HDUK is … Clueless people... before you buy anything research it, asking on HDUK is not ideal.


There's no harm in asking something you don't fully understand.
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