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Intel Core I7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake Retail/Boxed CPU Processor - LGA1151 @ AWD-IT - £308.95
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Not OEM like this deal but basically the same price
Seanspeed15 m ago

I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or …I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or anything. Many of them will offer sufficient overclocking ability to get some decent extra performance. You only need to spend the big bucks if you're trying to really push the CPU closer to its limits. As somebody who isn't concerned with MAX overclocking or whatever, I find the top boards a massive waste of money when I can get overclocking performance I'm quite happy with for much less.



Nobody is stopping you pairing a £90 board with a £310 CPU designed for overclocking but it's hardly the best pairing. Ideally you want a decent Z370 chipset if you plan on overclocking an 8700k just a little bit.

Even if you aren't aiming at max overclocking you are far more likely to have a stable, long term guaranteed overclock with lower voltage required and better vdroop characteristics on the nicer boards.

I'm not talking about £200+ boards here. £130-£140 for a well featured Z370 board will get something sufficiently better than a £90-£100 budget board to make it worth the extra cash with such a high end CPU.
vulcanproject2 h, 45 m ago

Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a …Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a budget board that has average VRM performance or can't support the full range of overclocking options.


I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or anything. Many of them will offer sufficient overclocking ability to get some decent extra performance.

You only need to spend the big bucks if you're trying to really push the CPU closer to its limits. As somebody who isn't concerned with MAX overclocking or whatever, I find the top boards a massive waste of money when I can get overclocking performance I'm quite happy with for much less.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 22nd Feb
sam556052 m ago

Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks


Intel launched with the high end most expensive Z370 boards, soon to launch the mid and lower end models.

H370, B360 and H310. Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a budget board that has average VRM performance or can't support the full range of overclocking options.

Really the cheaper boards will be perfect for the locked Coffee Lake models. A budget £80 board + a £100 i3 8100 would be a top cheap gaming combo.
sam556050 m ago

Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks


Currently there are Z370 motherboards which have most of the functionality and are ment for overclocking. As to the B350 motherboard they are budget boards and tend to have a few of the overclocking functionality missing and some features. Most of all B350 boards are cheaper.
Seanspeed5 h, 59 m ago

Worth noting that new, cheaper motherboards will be available very soon …Worth noting that new, cheaper motherboards will be available very soon for these.


Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks
Edited by: "sam5560" 22nd Feb
Intel Core i7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake CPU Processor OEM - LGA1151 £308.50 @ AWIT
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CPU Type: Intel Core i7 CPU Model: 8700K Socket: 1151 Architecture: Coffee Lake Manufacturing Process: 14 nm No. of Cores 6 Core No. of Threads: 12 Core Ratio: 37 x Clock Speed: 3.… Read more
It’s looks nice.. very tempting.. but if I buy it, that’s new RAM & Motherboard too...and whilst I’m at it may as well do the graphics card..
Nate14921 h, 50 m ago

The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' …The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' which they aren't.And yes, RAM has went up in the past as well, but the GPU thing is a blip that is new.Bitcoin will crash or stabilize, likely just crash though... And then the GPU bubble will follow.


Can you hope. I mean I’m not hoping people lose money on the whole bitcoin thing, but it would be nice to be able to build a decent PC for gaming without having to spend the premiums that are being asked of right now.
mdentz4 h, 53 m ago

Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in …Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in prices like this happened before and returned back down?


The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' which they aren't.

And yes, RAM has went up in the past as well, but the GPU thing is a blip that is new.

Bitcoin will crash or stabilize, likely just crash though... And then the GPU bubble will follow.
Nate14923 h, 34 m ago

I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product …I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product lines...308.50 is pretty spot on for their i7 k version.


Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in prices like this happened before and returned back down?
CoumbBarr20009 h, 7 m ago

Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced …Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced Intel CPUs, so doesn't make any sense to build right now if you're not in dire need of something new. At least wait until March for Ryzen+ release.


I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product lines...

308.50 is pretty spot on for their i7 k version.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Eight Core 4.0GHz Processor Socket AM4 £284.99 @ AWDIT
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Eight Core 4.0GHz Processor Socket AM4
You really need to search on here before posting deals. The Amazon deal was posted yesterday. Albeit Amazon are out of stock.
hotukdeals.com/dea…195

You can also buy in stock from Aria for under £270 including postage. Which is better than this deal.

Try using this site.
uk.pcpartpicker.com/pro…wof

Also try pricespy.co.uk

Seems to me you posted a price you thought was good. Always wise to do checks before you post on here! As this is £15-20 cheaper elsewhere before you even factor in cashback sites.

Also when you search on here Idealo comes up at top of screen at times. Even that shows the Amazon Price much cheaper.

Cold for me.
There was a 30% price drop on this CPU last week, so it should get cheaper in the coming days...
FYI the default clock speed of the 1800X is 3.6Ghz although it can turbo to 4Ghz

It's also cheaper from Amazon - amazon.co.uk/AMD…K4G
Edited by: "X-Ray" 19th Jan
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Prebuilt Gaming PC AMD FX-8300, GTX 1060 3GB, 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz, 1TB HDD, No OS - £499.94 @ AWD-IT
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Most pre-builds are a rip-off, but some insist on getting them. I think this is OK for the price. Seems to come with a good 3 year warranty. The CPU is tier 2. The GPU is a good… Read more
Putterill17th Jan

This is very obviously a PC built from old stock with a 1060 shoved in, …This is very obviously a PC built from old stock with a 1060 shoved in, I'm a fan of AMD FX chips - at the right price, but this isn't it. My son's FX 8320 is already a bottleneck for the 280x he has in some games, I doubt the 1060 in this will be able to reach its full performance in running on such an old chip - remember that the FX 8300 in this "new" PC was manufactured 5-6 years ago!If you must have a prebuilt wait for the right deal with a Ryzen or recent Intel CPU, or ask around friends and family to see if anyone can help you with building one from scratch.


You are correct. The FX-8320 does bottleneck a GTX1060 3GB. Two of my friends own this combo and we tested in 5 games we play together. Best example: GW2, max settings, town area (a lot of players). FX-8320=20fps, and my i7-4790K=54fps. Same location in games, same settings, same gpu. You can't even call this cpu a gaming cpu.
Edited by: "CosminD83" 19th Jan
FX-8320 is worse than a Pentium G4560. Pass.
Meshen16th Jan

This. There is a lot to be said for picking up used components!


Feel bad with some of it lol.
Picked up a Benq 23" LED 1080p monitor for a tenner off a guy on facebook.
Noones interested in monitors after laptops and tablets took over, always tons of them for sale for buttons
This is very obviously a PC built from old stock with a 1060 shoved in, I'm a fan of AMD FX chips - at the right price, but this isn't it. My son's FX 8320 is already a bottleneck for the 280x he has in some games, I doubt the 1060 in this will be able to reach its full performance in running on such an old chip - remember that the FX 8300 in this "new" PC was manufactured 5-6 years ago!

If you must have a prebuilt wait for the right deal with a Ryzen or recent Intel CPU, or ask around friends and family to see if anyone can help you with building one from scratch.
Edited by: "Putterill" 17th Jan
i3 8100, windforce 1060 3gb, 8gb 2400mhz ddr4, better case, psu and hdd for £586. Have to build it yourself and wait for parts, but should be a lot better system, low end pcs are rubbish to buy anyway, need to be upgraded soon and the step up to better parts is quite cheap in retrospect.
Edited by: "Diolusion" 17th Jan
Asus ROG Strix B350-F AM4 Mobo £104.96 @ AWD-iT
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Nice looking B350 board and in stock
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wilk00715 m ago

Having ordered yesterday I've received this email. "Due to a supplier …Having ordered yesterday I've received this email. "Due to a supplier stock allocation error we are currently unable to ship your order.We've been advised that we will receive our correct stock on Monday the 18th, at which point we can dispatch your order for it to be with you no later than Wednesday."Hope this is useful, they did offer refund also.



I knew something was wrong with their stock - they had 15 showing in stock, then it slowly wen down to 8 through the night, then almost immediately it showed OOS.
Having ordered yesterday I've received this email.

"Due to a supplier stock allocation error we are currently unable to ship your order.

We've been advised that we will receive our correct stock on Monday the 18th, at which point we can dispatch your order for it to be with you no later than Wednesday."


Hope this is useful, they did offer refund also.
Motherboard deal - nerd comment magnet ;
I have had some issues with running this board. After installing it with an R5 1600 and 2400mhz RAM i would get black screens at random times, as if the GPU was completely cutting out. The rest of the board still was running though, and I would have to power it down via the socket. Couldnt get memory to run at the right speed either.

After days of testing memory, and general fiddling with software and hardware. I deleted AI Suite and everything started to work fine. Memory at full speed, and I can even overclock to 4GHZ.

The board itself is great, but annoyed that AI suite caused so many issues.
Gaming PC with GTX1060 6GB, Ryzen 1400, 8GB RAM, PC Package, Windows 10 - Plus £100 worth of games, £47 cashback and 0% finance from £67.49 a month - £899.95 @ AWD-IT
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Seems like a good price for a very capable PC setup. Plus with the cashback, free games and finance I'm tempted to overhaul my aging rig.
Tequila50 m ago

where?


Have a look on Amazon.

Though seller seems to be missing....oops.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 6th Dec 2017
Oneday7727th Nov

You can pick up Windows for about £10 easily enough.


where?
WalkableBuffalo15 h, 59 m ago

I probably would have saved £180 and gone with this …I probably would have saved £180 and gone with this https://www.box.co.uk/Medion-Erazer-X5361-G_2136595.htmlGranted no SSD, but you can get the same size for around £65(?).


I've been looking myself and this seems pretty good. A 1070 is still a perfectly good card and for less than £100 I can put in an SSD for the OS.
PHL53 m ago

So will this play Black desert online without any lag? Also plug and play …So will this play Black desert online without any lag? Also plug and play I assume?


Yes and yes. Other than the initial Windows set up, you shouldn't have to do much else to get it up and running.
Love scrub people saying will this play things without lag? Lag is caused by bad internet not bad PC hardware, thats called bad FPS...
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Asus Maximus VIII Hero Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard £114.95 + free delivery @ AWD-IT
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AWD IT have the Asus Maximus VIII Hero Socket 1151 motherboard for £114.95. Last time this board was posted at £125.99 it got 400 plus heat. Also has an additional option to get t… Read more
joeyjoejoe7 h, 1 m ago

Phenom ii was released before bulldozer. If memory serves correct …Phenom ii was released before bulldozer. If memory serves correct bulldozer was received poorly compares to phenom ii


Bulldozer was received poorly because literally everything on the market was better. AMD lied about the core count.

And of course, it doesn't outperform it's predecessor by much... But that still leaves the Phenom behind the Bulldozer.
Nate149210 h, 17 m ago

It's honestly not that bad, I just know that stacked up to the i5 2500, …It's honestly not that bad, I just know that stacked up to the i5 2500, it's not so good.It's probably just because it was so close to the Bulldozer release that it has been looked down upon.Ryzen is certainly a step in the right direction and certainly has made for a more competitive market.

Phenom ii was released before bulldozer. If memory serves correct bulldozer was received poorly compares to phenom ii
joeyjoejoe1 h, 16 m ago

That's sound advice thank you.I'd only argue with your point about the …That's sound advice thank you.I'd only argue with your point about the phenom though. What made the phenom ii so bad? Admittedly I dont program or render anything but i do alot of number crunching in GIS suites as well as gaming and have never found it to be a problem until the last year.Anyways that's irrelevant, i think that AMD have made a big push with ryzen but don't quite hit the sweet spot for what i need/want



It's honestly not that bad, I just know that stacked up to the i5 2500, it's not so good.

It's probably just because it was so close to the Bulldozer release that it has been looked down upon.

Ryzen is certainly a step in the right direction and certainly has made for a more competitive market.
Nate14925 h, 26 m ago

AMD make all sorts of claims, which seem to fall through at some point in …AMD make all sorts of claims, which seem to fall through at some point in time.But let's pretend it holds true.They have released + versions of every socket so far, within 2 years of the first (or less) since they began the AM series. The AM3 worked, but the AM3+ was better.But here's the thing.Who upgrades CPU/Motherboard within a year or two of purchase anyway?Take yourself for example. You stuck with the AMD Phenom for 7 years. You stuck with, demonstrably, a very bad CPU for 7 years. You will easily be perfect with the 8600k and z370. You won't buy a new CPU before 2020, and then both companies will have new sockets/motherboards anyway. You'll probably wait another 2 or 3 years after that and only consider an upgrade when multiple sockets/boards have been and gone anyway.If you think the 8600k+z370 is a good price and fit for you right now, then it's perfectly fine to buy it right now.

That's sound advice thank you.
I'd only argue with your point about the phenom though. What made the phenom ii so bad? Admittedly I dont program or render anything but i do alot of number crunching in GIS suites as well as gaming and have never found it to be a problem until the last year.
Anyways that's irrelevant, i think that AMD have made a big push with ryzen but don't quite hit the sweet spot for what i need/want
joeyjoejoe13th Nov

So AMD have stated they'll be supporting the AM4 chipset for the next two …So AMD have stated they'll be supporting the AM4 chipset for the next two generation socket (I think thats what they stated).my concern is that they'll do the same as Intel and 'support' the socket but requires a new mobo with new chipset like the z370 has done.Thoughts?I was about to buy and 8600k and z370 mobo but am concerned of the pack of upgrade paths in the future.I've had a phenom ii 555 (7 years old and still gaming on It!) And the thing has been absolutely solid. This discussion is persuading me to stick to AMD


AMD make all sorts of claims, which seem to fall through at some point in time.

But let's pretend it holds true.

They have released + versions of every socket so far, within 2 years of the first (or less) since they began the AM series. The AM3 worked, but the AM3+ was better.

But here's the thing.

Who upgrades CPU/Motherboard within a year or two of purchase anyway?

Take yourself for example. You stuck with the AMD Phenom for 7 years. You stuck with, demonstrably, a very bad CPU for 7 years. You will easily be perfect with the 8600k and z370. You won't buy a new CPU before 2020, and then both companies will have new sockets/motherboards anyway. You'll probably wait another 2 or 3 years after that and only consider an upgrade when multiple sockets/boards have been and gone anyway.

If you think the 8600k+z370 is a good price and fit for you right now, then it's perfectly fine to buy it right now.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Red £79.99 @ AWIT
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Best price i have found anywhere for these, looked all over and a minimum of £100 for 3200mhz. Free delivery too which is just adds icing to the cake for me. Ordered
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Price has gone up to £94.99 now, i got mine ordered, spoke to the company and they have been dispatched... was a great deal while it lasted
Most of these chips are made in countries which use the dollar. The pound took a huge tumble against the dollar after brexit.

For those who say brexit has nothing to do with it are just wrong. The devaluation has contributed to but isn't wholly responsible for the prices of ram and ssd
Scottc12312 h, 21 m ago

Insert comment here along the lines of I remember when RAM prices …Insert comment here along the lines of I remember when RAM prices were...(that I almost made myself). Brexit vote was worth it, right? Right? Anyone? Hello...o...o...o?



Clearly you understand neither RAM pricing or brexit.
Samsung profit for it's chip sales: $17.8 billion Q3.
Tripled from last Q3.
wow, what a spot.

ordered!

Been keeping my eye out for 8gb so I can take my system upto 16gb. Nice find
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full tower PC case in Titanium Green - £82 @ AWD-IT
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This is seriously good money, less than many stores (or Amazon sellers), want for the budget "M" version. This is the only store I can find selling it for less than £100, and most … Read more
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Sadly, my TGN medication failed, so I was writhing in agony until yesterday (when the new meds finally kicked in), and havent been able to build my new system.

I will post a review of how the build goes as soon as I am able; right now the case is sat on my dining room floor, looking gorgeous!!
I love my one, so much easier to assemble a system with these new cases than the old ones I insisted on reusing for too many years.
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coventgamer17 h, 54 m ago

Not much different to my game max falcon case



The Game Max is a LOT of case for the money, and reviews give it good praise; but I have been bitten by "too good to be true" cases; my current Novatech case is a good example; the chassis, design and layout are excellent - but sadly they cut costs on the little important things like the ports and buttons.
I have only had this case 18 months, the power button broke after 6 months, the entire top port* section started acting up a few months ago, and now the reset button has started going the same way the power button did (sinking into the case).

My other PCs rely on nuke proof business class cases from the late 1990's but for my main rig, I need watercooling options that werent even thought of back then.

*My car will no longer play music from any usb device written using the top usb ports, but plays everything made using the direct mobo ports on the back; and the headphone socket is intermittent - something vital for late night gaming.
coventgamer1 h, 0 m ago

Not much different to my game max falcon case


This will be better quality I reckon.
GDB222249 m ago

But Titanium isn't green, so what colour is it?


You can see it better in this brief review:

AWD Nova Gaming PC - 3.5GHz Dual Core, 8GB RAM with a free upgrade to an ROG Strix GTX1050TI 4G Graphics Card - £419.95 @ AWD-IT
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In the market for a new system and this seems to be a very good price for 3.5GHz dual-core, 8GB RAM and a Strix GTX1050TI. Should be saving at least £50 over buying the components … Read more
Haven't built my own for about 10years. this looks like a hassle free way of getting a decent PC perfect for my needs as a casual gamer and for running all the software the kids use at school. Seems a great price considering the component costs themselves. Thanks OP.
Only 3 left now
Just if it had been Ryzen instead of Kaby Lake
Anyone wondering what this is capable of or what the DIY competition is should check out
reddit.com/r/p…lds

I'm no expert but its pretty similar to The Crusher, basically it will do the job at 1080 medium / low. There are loads of clips on youtube of people running all the AAA games using 1050Ti

DIY using PCpartpicker comes out at £410, this looks like a good deal to me. If it can be done for cheaper I'd love to see some links.

uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…J3F
Edited by: "SoldSurvivor" 1st Sep 2017
This PC looks to be in my price range. As it doesn't come with an operating system, can someone suggest how best to get windows installed on the cheap?
Thanks in adavance
timblake94 h, 7 m ago

I'm very tempted with this but have a few questions if anyone can answer1) …I'm very tempted with this but have a few questions if anyone can answer1) will this play PUBG even remotely well?2) will this be good for things like video editing etcI want to get into PC gaming, but only really for older titles on Steam and PUBG


Yes this will run it fine, on some decent graphics settings. Most other AAA games it will also run at highest or very high settings!
GTX 1080 for £449.95 at AWD IT
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Seems a decent price. Lowest around I can find and even more a decent price with the vega 64 already increasing.
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Shame they are OOS
£450 is Damn good price, considering the Pound devalued by nearly 25%.Most people that pay this for a card only keep the card for 18 months to 2 years max, I personally swap mine every new generation.

Doubt AMD will be able to compete with this or the next generation Nvidia models, shame really.
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techniques12 h, 0 m ago

Is this card THAT much better than the 1070? I'm looking for a powerful …Is this card THAT much better than the 1070? I'm looking for a powerful 8GB card that can handle extensive video editing, 4k/Luts etc It's safe to say my hardcore PC gaming days are behind me, but if tempted, I would still like to be able to run games at high settings. Can the 1070 handle my needs? Or is the 1080 Worth the extra £100?

Get Vega 56. Will still be as good as the 1070 for gaming but far far superior for the video editing side of things. Think people are forgetting about that side of things and focusing solely on gaming which is a shame.
Seems these Vega don't run hotter than Nvidia cards.
anandtech.com/sho…/19
64 runs 1 degree more than 1080FE
56 version runs 6 degrees cooler than 1070FE
But, yes, power usage is much higher (although you are only talking a few £ difference per year for normal use)
Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB DUAL OC Edition Graphics Card AWD-IT £280
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Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB DUAL OC Edition GDDR5 VR 4K Ready Graphics Card For £280 @ AWD-IT Graphics card prices are still high and expected to drop within the next month but unti… Read more
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blueflash10th Aug

What price should 1060 6gb, some are now down to £240 what price are …What price should 1060 6gb, some are now down to £240 what price are people waiting for



Prices won't drop any time soon.
Take Vega coming out soon.
wccftech.com/amd…el/
These are estimated pricing for UK. Remember the Dollar price excludes VAT. Even so I would expect a 30% discount for pound vs Dollar. You will get none. £703 for a $499 card? AMD may suggest a price but the distributers are raising their margins big time here. See what prices we get in a few days.

The mining craze is set to go on for a while with many miners ramping up their operations. They can order 30 high end graphics cards in one batch. Thats just one individual. Ethereum prices is circa $300 now. It did dip to $150 but at these prices miners will be making good money.

NVIDa won't ramp production just before the release of Volta. AMD either with Vega out soon. It takes 2-3+ months for Nvida to request more volume from it's manufacturer. Probably same for AMD. They seem to be loving this boom in graphics card demand. The other reason they won't ramp is they fear miners will wholesale dump their cards should Ethereum prices crash.

That £240 card yesterday on here although voted cold sold out all 10 units within a few hours.

If mining prices crash then maybe this card could sell for £220-£240. Will Vega impact on it's pricing? Probably not if Vega is priced higher due to demand. Could be a long waiting game. £60 premium to pay here.
What price should 1060 6gb, some are now down to £240 what price are people waiting for
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Trawling stocks and shares they use ethereum in graphics cards and due to short supply prices jumped another 11% last week.

Apparently AMD are flying graphics cards in by Boeing 747's to keep up with demand? I've seen it all now!!
I have to agree, not the time to buy a video card, need to wait until the mining craze move to the next thing.
I'm glad I didn't wait to get my 1060
AWD Z1 Intel I5 7600K (Overclocked) 4.20GHz GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 VR Gaming PC £665.89 @ AWD-IT
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Use the drop down to select the i5-7600k. Decent bang for your buck! The GPU is a full size GTX 1060 6GB from Zotac that retails alone on Amazon for over £297.
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Is there any benefit to upgrading the mobo other than due to the lack of pci 3 and other than because of the potential windows 10 creator update issue?
£72 to upgrade to z270k mobo
I wonder if this board will have problems with the Creators Update for Windows 10?

Was recently browsing tenforums.com and came across a thread mentioning problems with drivers for the GA-H81M-D2V Link
CHAOSEN3

Very true. Not sure how I'd feel about having to run that 1060 6GB at … Very true. Not sure how I'd feel about having to run that 1060 6GB at PCI-e 2.0 speeds though.


I'm sure it wouldn't impact at all. But, it does hinder you having such a modern chipset without any modern features... I'd probably factor in a motherboard upgrade myself and that kinda takes away from this build. As i'd be better off going the Ryzen route then - however for those that want something that "just works" you could do a lot worse than this by far.
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Ahh didn't see it was only a H110 mobo. Significantly hurts this deal - … Ahh didn't see it was only a H110 mobo. Significantly hurts this deal - still, a decent price nevertheless if you'd rather the all in one warranty and don't want to build.



Very true. Not sure how I'd feel about having to run that 1060 6GB at PCI-e 2.0 speeds though.
Arctic Liquid Freezer AIO 240mm AIO cooler (with 4 fans - Asetek gen 5) £67 @ AWD-IT
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There's a lot of movement in the AIO market at the moment with the likes of NZXT, Corsair, Fractal etc all getting in on the action. What most people don't seem to realise is that… Read more
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ritchiedrama26th May

Been great for me and others.



So you have had a AIO system from them leak and cause damage with them replacing the components that were damaged?
I have read some stuff about it before, the problem is when your system has components that are no longer on the market, they get devalued and your replacement amount (in USD) may not cover you buying the same as what has gone faulty. They do from what I have seen, make you whole again tho - so that's good.

I also want to point out that the review in the OP is not good at all.
An AIO or any Liquid Cooled system would need to run for more than 10 minutes for the radiator, fluid, and everything else to come to the max temp. Someone who has an AIO system probably see's this, the spike should not be fast, and once all load is removed then it shouldn't drop down to idle temp quickly either.
hardocp.com/art…ew/ should reflect more on how these systems work, he points out that there is a 30 minute wait before temps are taken. Personally I think 45-50 minutes would be better but I can understand why this is not really practical for testers.

I personally avoid liquid systems but these things do look great to me in terms of ease of install compared to non AIO water cooled systems and the price doesn't look bad for what you are getting .
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pankomputerek

They offer free kit, it's shipped next day to you from Germany.



Good spot, I'd not seen that Arctic were on with it.
Send proof of purchase of 120/240/360 cooler to eng@support.arctic.ac for a free mounting kit.
mercutio98uk

A minor point to be aware of...Those with Ryzen based systems, these … A minor point to be aware of...Those with Ryzen based systems, these aren't yet AM4 compatible. It only requires a simple, cheap mounting kit though. Google for "Asetek Liquid Cooler AMD AM4 Retention Ring Kit". Should cost you less than a fiver.


They offer free kit, it's shipped next day to you from Germany.
Undergrid

It's not so much the jump in temps itself, but how it jumps. With an AIO … It's not so much the jump in temps itself, but how it jumps. With an AIO I'd expect an initial increase (smaller than you'd get in an air cooler) and then an increase over time until you reach a stability point somewhere between 30 and 60 mins after starting. That's what I've seen with other AIO's but not with the 240v.It jumps, more or less immediately, to the point at which it should stabilise much later. That's the sort of behaviour I'd expect from a copper air cooler not an liquid based AIO. To be fair the temps aren't bad, hovering around 70 with spikes to just under 80 running Aida 64's CPU stress test, but it's just odd behaviour.



The 7700K has spiking issues, they said it's fine themselves, even though imo it shouldn't happen. Huge thread about it on intel forums. Mine doesn't spike higher than 71 though.
My i7 7700k still jusmp/spike and sounds like that is normal. Arctic sent me out a am4 mounting bracket fot free, I just went to their site and completed a form in 5mins, thought best get it at the time as hadn't decided on ryzen or i7
HP 11-V000NA , 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, 11.6", Chrome OS Chromebook - Grey 149.99 @ awd-it
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the_ghost

why cold these are over 200 everywhere



​No touchscreen to enjoy Android apps. New Chromebooks come with touchscreen and Android support.
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why cold these are over 200 everywhere
HTC Vive VR Creative Gaming Headset Virtual Reality £748.98 @ awd-it
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E3 in coming next week, you would be mad to not wait another week to see if any of the present VR headsets have either a price cut or revisions coming from this years E3.
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brand new?
Can be had for almost £100 cheaper on Ebay.
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i know it is expensive but don't vote old unless u can find cheaper that's the point of this site lol
Gigabyte - Radeon RX 460 4GB WINDFORCE OC  -£79.99 Open box @ AWD-IT
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I got one as a cheap upgrade for one of my Mac Pro's. Will run out of the box as recognised as similar to the mobile 460 variants in the current MacBook Pro series.
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rev6

Not a substantial enough upgrade imo.


True, however the 200W power drop would be worth it!
aLV426

Darn it! I was hoping to upgrade my GTX 280



Not a substantial enough upgrade imo.
How realistic is it that this card (or any other sub £150 card) will run h1z1 / PlayerUnknown Battleground at 1080 at a decent FPS? My laptop with a GTX 950m runs H1Z1 fairly well (haven't bought PUB) but I'd want better performance from a desktop build.
ntel Pentium Dual Core G4560 3.50GHz S1151 Kaby Lake CPU £52.94 @ AWDIT
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Good price for a great cpu aka budget king. Free delivery
ganon

Why so cold and this is hot? … Why so cold and this is hot? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intel-pentium-g4560-dual-core-4-threads-3-5ghz-lga1151-kaby-lake-51-67-6-53-delivery-2660106



Maybe the spelling?
Gigabyte AX370-GAMING 5 (AMD Ryzen) ATX Motherboard Socket AM4 £196.99 @ AWD-IT in STOCK!
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The CPU technology really changed in the last 4 years. ^^

larrythelamb

Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your … Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.


hitman007

It's a comparison. ^^



Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.

It's a comparison. ^^

larrythelamb

Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.


revolver31

Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and … Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.



Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.
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Whilst I agree with some of the comments pointed out about boards being overly expensive due to the use of 'bling' on them, there is a great deal more in terms of value add to try and compete with each other. Look at the integration of much better sound chips, these come at a cost, along with up-gradable amplifier modules, things like 5Gbps networking IC's and then the there is the addition of Wi-FI and other such addons, again these all odd physical and licensing costs.

Yes, some of the board manufacturers are taking the pee slightly, but now that there is some competition between the two largest CPU manufacturers again, then there will be competition to price motherboards more aggressively.

With regards to reliability, I would be surprised if there was a much larger than normal failure rate out of the box than that of any previous generations released, and much of that would be early batch (beta) issues, or BIOS problems rather than complete duff boards.
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mugma

Cold due to the seller. Had to file a PayPal claim against them once due … Cold due to the seller. Had to file a PayPal claim against them once due to sending a dodgy hard disk enclosure. Ignored all attempts at communication.



Whatever problems you had with the seller has nothing to do with the deal....Go find the seller and take it up with him, voting cold on a thread is not going to resolve the problem only YOU had, funny since awd it have been very reputable over the years i think it must've been your attitude that gave it all away....
Cold due to the seller. Had to file a PayPal claim against them once due to sending a dodgy hard disk enclosure. Ignored all attempts at communication.
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no its a hotukdeal
Edited by: "BigP50000" 17th Mar 2017
Is this some kind of reverse psychology OP?
JimBobJr

An RX 480 for only £5 more



1060 is better.