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Acer Swift 3, 256gb SSD Laptop - £579.68 @ Ballicom
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Been watching this laptop for a while, best price I’ve seen in ages, Just never heard of the company selling it Product Description Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-53ZF - 14" - Core i5 … Read more

Picard12312 h, 46 m ago

For this sort of money, I'd be tempted to hunt down an Air 13 with MX150 …For this sort of money, I'd be tempted to hunt down an Air 13 with MX150 GPU.For example:https://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_648196.html?wid=4


I ordered one recently and am awaiting delivery. Looking forward to it.

faysal0017 h, 29 m ago

i know that... but im talking about value here. both are briliant choice …i know that... but im talking about value here. both are briliant choice anyway.


Nobody shopping for a 14" semi-ultra portable, is going to buy a very heavy 2.6kg 15.6" 2" thick desk based laptop. You're also going to have to immediately upgrade the SSD on that MSI for any sort of gaming.
Edited by: "Picard123" 7th Nov

Agharta22 m ago

It's a completely different class of laptop so like comparing a Mini with …It's a completely different class of laptop so like comparing a Mini with a Focus.



i know that... but im talking about value here. both are briliant choice anyway.

faysal00111 m ago

for £20 more this is a much better value... …for £20 more this is a much better value... https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.htmlbigger screen, much better cpu, has a actual graphics card and many more ports!


It's a completely different class of laptop so like comparing a Mini with a Focus.

for £20 more this is a much better value... saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7…tml

bigger screen, much better cpu, has a actual graphics card and many more ports!
Lenovo ThinkServer TS150 Tower Server, Pentium G4400 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, no Disk £129.42 @ Ballicom
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Barebones tower server, 6 x SATA ports on-board, 64GB Max RAM (1 x 8GB fitted), DVD reWriter, 8 x USB 3.0 (2 front, 6 rear), 1 x microphone, 1 x serial, 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet),… Read more

28/10/2017
that deal has ended

amour3k37 m ago

Out of interest, what do you use your Lenovo Think Server for?, or ... …Out of interest, what do you use your Lenovo Think Server for?, or ... thanx. :-)


Google "The Ultimate Server"

I use it for THAT and because someone kept finding that Steam streaming box thing, I put Steam on it with older games (although with my GFX it handles games up to 2015ish quite well).

I also use Blue Iris on it to monitor my cheaper cameras (got NVR for better cameras).

Lastly I use Photoshop on it and After Effects which runs ok although takes an age to render so can't recommend it for that.

My recommendation is, buy a small SSD for the OS and increase the RAM. I got a 128GB SSD and 16GB RAM with Windows Server 2016 installed on it. Boot time is around 30s so a restart for updates is never too annoying.

I've also managed to put 4 hard drives on the RAID with 2 2TB mirrored for stuff I never want to lose and 2 4TB combined so 8TB there for multimedia files.

I did have to buy another SATA card to be able to use the CD ROM again though as motherboard only has 5 SATA slots and I used them all with the 4 HDs and 1 SSD.

The_IMF20th Oct

Great price! I've got the TS140 running all day every day. Don't try to …Great price! I've got the TS140 running all day every day. Don't try to save yourself £20 buying an inferior server when these are so silent. You can't even tell it's on most of the time.Got 4 3.5 drives in there and 1 2.5 SSD for the OS.Not sure about the TS150, but on the TS140 you have to use shorter graphics cards otherwise you lose the front USB ports as they're in the way on the motherboard.


Out of interest, what do you use your Lenovo Think Server for?, or ... thanx. :-)

CampGareth23rd Oct

Back in stock! Site says 30 available.


Not anymore ...

Unfortunately. :-(

jameshothothot20th Oct

manual suggests normal power is just 250w and full spec 400won power on …manual suggests normal power is just 250w and full spec 400won power on full description says 250w... shame as otherwise could slip in a nice graphics card?PowerDevice TypePower supplyNominal VoltageAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)Power Provided250 Watt80 PLUS Certification80 PLUS BronzeEfficiency85%


As above. :-)
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be quiet! System Power 8 500W power supply , £42.24 from ballicom
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Ignore the rrp, still cheapest atm. 500 W of continuous power and two 12 V-rails ensure rock-solid voltage stability for powerful multi-GPU systems 80PLUS certification and up … Read more

I bought one, was told the system power 8 was of inferior quality. Fitted it and it has done me proud, works great and I don't hear it.

Great PSU and deal, a shame it's not modular/semi-modular though!

Damn, I needed this deal at the weekend!! Hot

I have a psu I stripped out of an old dell tower in my "entertainment" pc. Even during extended periods of stress its impossible to hear. I think I'll stick with that for the minute. This looks a good deal though.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC GAMING (Black Edition) £660.68 at  Ballicom
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Found 22nd SepFound 22nd Sep
Seems a lot cheaper than its price equivalent, plus its SC.....

Price is up to £686, and I managed to buy this from Very yesterday at £609, special deal with £100 off, but they sold out in 24hrs. Glad I got mine when I did, and it comes with Destiny 2

3930K and 1080Ti says "7% bottlenecked".

Don't even know how you can be a "%" bottlenecked. It's either bottlenecked or it's not, it's a 1 or a 0, on or off.

Daft calculator is daft.

Not sure how accurate that calc is, says a skylake 6700K and 1080ti is bottlenecked, no way that is right.

£656.60 now - that includes free 7 day shipping

Daytrader22 h, 35 m ago

If a game is using 100% cpu on new chips or even 4790 chips, its just …If a game is using 100% cpu on new chips or even 4790 chips, its just poorly optimised.

The i5-4570 isn't a new chip.
Motorola Moto G5S Plus in Blush Gold from Ballicom - £236.82 with free 7 day UK delivery
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To date, this is the UK supplier's lowest price for the Moto G5S Plus. Can't seem to find the Lunar Grey version on this site. Please be warned that unlike Fine Gold on the prev… Read more

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sam_of_london36 m ago

Inferior quality phone with big price. Lenovo trying to kill Motorola with …Inferior quality phone with big price. Lenovo trying to kill Motorola with poor quality and poor specs



Aside from the lack of compass, which is indeed a serious flaw, I fail to see why you think this is an inferior quality phone with a big price. This deal cannot be compared to a grey import for obvious reasons, but when looking at similarly priced UK sourced phones, I think this is a tough act to follow, not least for the all aluminium build quality, the dual lens camera (a first in this price range) the selfie camera uprated to 8 megapixels, coupled with a decent mid-ranged Snapdragon 625 Octa- Core processor an 3GB of RAM the reviews indicate a fast, responsive handset with no lag, even with some high end games. The performance has been remarked as being almost on par with a flagship phone costing 3 times the price. The full HD screen is perfectly acceptable and hardly noticeable to a 4K screen, but has the advantage of running more efficiently. The reviews are generally pretty good on the whole.

I would be very interested to hear of which handsets you feel offer better quality, better specifications at this price point, which is not a grey import.

Inferior quality phone with big price. Lenovo trying to kill Motorola with poor quality and poor specs
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Moto E4 Plus Smartphone 3GB/16GB Gold £126.89 delivered @Ballicom
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Cheapest moto e4 plus around 3GB ram/16gb. Not sharpest screen but 5000mah battery, fingerprint sensor and NFC for UK/euro model. Gold also available @box £129.50 delivered https… Read more

Towelie24th Jul

Hmmm it's seems tempting with the 3GB ram but anyone know if it would be a …Hmmm it's seems tempting with the 3GB ram but anyone know if it would be a downgrade on the Moto G3 as mine is dieing on me now


Its only really a downgrade in the camera department. Both cameras are absolutely terrible (poor focus, poor details, grainy). Much worse than the cameras on the G3.

Stevie.Badman1 h, 50 m ago

I don't think he's reviewing this model

Right. Comment was for a different deal. Thx

dealfriek

This video points out a few differences between this and other actual … This video points out a few differences between this and other actual models. Watch before you buy: https://youtu.be/CDCIn-Rl4eY


I don't think he's reviewing this model

Banned

What network is this locked to pls?

Why they can't make flagship with dual sim an 5000mah battery?
Iiyama GB2788HS-B1 27" 144hz Monitor £193.22 - Ballicom
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1080p, but this is still cheap as muck for 144hz & 27". They're normally over £250. You won't get it cheaper especially since Brexit. Freesync compatible and has a 1ms response… Read more

Price has gone up a tenner

Wow what a bargain, although you will get people moan about 1080p at 27" , personally I love the high frame rates, although I have g-sync to help.

If your not going to use freesync i wouldn't even both buying this monitor. You have a nvidia card better looking for deals on a gsync monitor if you dont intend to switch cards.[/quote]
I just want 144Hz, tried it before and its amazing, buttersmooth. Screen tearing doesn't really bother me, the only thing annoys me is microstutter.
The idea was to sell the 1060 and get a good deal on the RX 580, about same performance and good enough for 1080p and I could use freesync, but no driver support for my OS.

you should just keep your 1060. 580 is a sidegrade and adaptive sync isn't all that.[/quote]
Keep hold of your 1060 and wait for the inevitable mining crash, then pickup a cheap 480/580 second hand. Ebay will be flooded with them soon enough.[/quote]
Yeah I'll keep my Nvidia card for now. Thank you for your suggestions.


JayZander

Cclonline and Ebuyer removed the RX 570 and RX 580 cards?Yeah i might … Cclonline and Ebuyer removed the RX 570 and RX 580 cards?Yeah i might upgrade to Win10, but I prefer 8.1. Or just keep my GTX1060 and don't use Freesync



Keep hold of your 1060 and wait for the inevitable mining crash, then pickup a cheap 480/580 second hand. Ebay will be flooded with them soon enough.
Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit NUC6CAYS - Celeron J3455 1.5 GHz - 2 GB RAM  - 32 GB eMMC Win10Home £198.41 delivered @ Ballicom.
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Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit NUC6CAYS - Celeron J3455 1.5 GHz - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB eMMC Windows 10 home 64bit preinstalled. Supports Linux Apollo Lake architecture. Arches ca… Read more

BOXNUC6CAYSAJ - £192.33 on Amazon inc shipping (£186.33+ £6.00 delivery), at the time of writing, (though I note the seller has only 83% from only 105 total ratings, so I would probably go with the Ballicom deal, personally, if the CPU spec meets your needs)

amazon.co.uk/Int…SAJ
Edited by: "Noclouds" 28th May

charlesb224

To all the cold voters. Please share where you could get a comparable box … To all the cold voters. Please share where you could get a comparable box for less money



Cold. Dont need to share anything.

£200 for a weak quad core, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a box that has the bare minimum of ports (ethernet, USB, HDMI, no type C, no displayport).

Looking to china I can find mini PCs for a similar price with 4GB of RAM, 120GB of proper SSD, a stronger quad core (N4200), and the only thing they lose is the VGA port. Still got licensed windows.

The kicker here might be wifi, this NUC includes an AC grade wifi card which you haven't mentioned.

charlesb224

I'm not taking it personally. Would like to see the greater wisdom … I'm not taking it personally. Would like to see the greater wisdom behind the auto cold clicking. This is a deal. If someone can point to a better deal then that's what I want to know.


Heat given. A quick look around and can't find this model any cheaper.

Original Poster

I'm not taking it personally. Would like to see the greater wisdom behind the auto cold clicking. This is a deal. If someone can point to a better deal then that's what I want to know.
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £189.98 @ Ballicom (Free Delivery)
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Bought this myself the other week when it was £195. Previous deal has been expired but this is now £189.98 including free delivery. Mine is in a Fractal Design Node 202 case and … Read more

RagnaRockPT

as anyone bought from this store? their feedback is quite bad... I bought … as anyone bought from this store? their feedback is quite bad... I bought an rx470 on 12 of february and it as not arrived yet



after one email I discovered they had delivered it to my neighbour. all fine after all

**** canceled. Both orders. ****.

vardx

Damn. No delivery to Ireland


Parcel Motel, dude.

as anyone bought from this store? their feedback is quite bad... I bought an rx470 on 12 of february and it as not arrived yet

daria86

Im trying to decide between this card and GTX 1060 … Im trying to decide between this card and GTX 1060 (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-oc-6gb-209-98-novatech-2614550).Which one do you think is better for 1440p 60hz monitor (Dell U2515H)? I use it for casual gaming.



I'm in the same position - will be hanging onto the card for a good few years so would like to future proof as much as possible. If I could save a bit of cash and not really notice any performance difference then I'd go for this card, but still thinking 'well it's only another £20 for a 1060'.
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £195 @ Ballicom
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Price down even further from a few days ago. now £195 with free shipping for the 8gb version.

Uncommon.Sense

56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to … 56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c




You're not wrong, but there is absolutely no reason why your SSD should be above 40C.

Getting back on topic however, I received my RX 480 yesterday and I'm really impressed with the performance at 1440p.

Few 1 star reviews on google (maps) for delivery being slow, warranty claims and DOA / RMA poor service. Hope you get a good one and don't need to return it!

phenooo

I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was … I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was blowing hot air onto my HDD and SSD, and I can't move either of them around. The SSD was reaching up 56 degrees, and I'm pretty certain that's a dangerous temp to have. The blower type fan design doesn't exhaust the hot air inwards which is why it's ideal in smaller cases.



56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c

fishmaster

Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best … Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.

phenooo

Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is … Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx



Pretty much why I bought this for my SFF case too. It exhausts all/most of the hot air straight out of the back, rather than back out into your system. My SFF case has no internal fans other than the one on the GPU and CPU cooler so this does the job!

fishmaster

You're doing it wrong then. … You're doing it wrong then. https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/for-the-love-of-blowers-or-would-it-be-quieter-to-go-with-a-blower-in-a-sff.711/



Go buy a card with an open air cooler and see how that works out for you with your CPU, motherboard, HDD and SSD temps in a SFF build. Spoilers: I was doing it wrong and that's how I now know I'm not doing it wrong.
XFX Radeon RX 480 8 GB - £199.99 @ Ballicom
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an 8 GB graphics card for under £200

Back in stock and down to £195?

BigP50000

i have one of those aswell put away somewhere lol its an oem card but was … i have one of those aswell put away somewhere lol its an oem card but was really the dogs **** back in its time



Yeah, think I bought this desktop about 3-4 years ago, it was a beast in its day.

i have one of those aswell put away somewhere lol its an oem card but was really the dogs **** back in its time

nicccc

​Should be OK to swap. check power supply is enough and connectors fit, e … ​Should be OK to swap. check power supply is enough and connectors fit, either 6 or 8 pin. Make sure space in case to fit new card. finish it off with a cheap 120gb SSD while you're at it.



Thanks for that... Yeah, I've got a 850 128gb SSD that still needs fitting.

taras

what is your current graphics card ?



GeForce GTX 660 1.5gb? It's pretty slow tbh.
XFX RX 480 4GB Graphics Card (cheapest 4GB I can find) - £169.99 del @ Ballicom
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This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted her… Read more

@Simon_H It does sound like it might be faulty, i looked at all the issues with the 480 when troubleshooting and most were reboot loops driver related) or random shut downs (PSU related).

I've got the 480 working now with the 16.7.1 drivers but i updated and Windows crashed, rolled back and it's fine but i am getting shut-downs when gaming even though i set the cpu to stock so definitely a PSU issue, mine's a 550w antec truepower fwiw but maybe try the older drivers.

The only other thing that worked for was installing the driver manually via system the installing the radeon applet and using Trixx to set the clock speeds but obviously such workarounds are not idea with a new GPU.

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Simon_H

Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one … Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......Thanks for the input.



Speak to Ballicom tomorrow and process your RMA, usually takes a bit of time and you can always cancel it. It sounds like it's dead TBH, if it was a BIOS issue it wouldn't post at all.

Not a great experience for you!

Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !
I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......
Thanks for the input.

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Simon_H

Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........Installed … Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........Installed drivers, all was good.Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)Fx 8320e16 gb Ballistix sport 1600750w Novatech 80+120gb SSdWindows 10.



S**t!

-Have you tried flicking the BIOS switch on the card?
-Do the fans spin OK? Unobstructed etc?
-Was it overclocked?
-Have you tried removing all additional RAM/Drives from your machine and booting?
-Tried resetting your BIOS to default settings?
-Tried the card in a friends machine?

Try some/all of the above and report back, otherwise it looks like RMA time.

Here are some alt. options depending on how your RMA plays out:

4GB:
novatech.co.uk/pro…tml

8GB:
novatech.co.uk/pro…tml

1060:
novatech.co.uk/pro…tml
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 15th Feb

Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........
Installed drivers, all was good.
Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.
Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.
After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !
Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!

MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....

Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)
Fx 8320e
16 gb Ballistix sport 1600
750w Novatech 80+
120gb SSd
Windows 10.
Western Digital (WD101KRYZ) 10 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive £541.08 ballicom
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Ballicom are selling the 10TB WD Gold around £200 cheaper than the major hardware vendors such as Scan. Ballicom are selling the same drive on Amazon but charging £584.57!! Postag… Read more

K1LLER HORNET

Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That … Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That way you only lose a portion of your important data. /sarcasm. There's always someone who makes this silly comment. It doesn't matter what size the drive is, if the data is important it should be backed up.



​dont know why the sarcasm
it's a legit point.

chances of 5 drives breaking is less than chances of one.

buffoon

mrtea99

Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the … Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere


Sign up to a free course and you can get one. There's lots of posts about it on here.

mrtea99

That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping … That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping you would be running RAID-5 on the 4 drives), I do 4k video editing at home and keep backups of all the footage in case a customer wants copies further down the line. Sure I could get a bigger caddy and add more drives but this gives me the option to have 30TB of space in the same caddy.Either way, this is about the best price you can get for this drive at the moment



Personally I'd be concerned about the drive being priced (and if you believe it, specified) for running in datacentre configurations, if you're not going to stick it in a RAID array with loads of other disks, it's just paying for unnecessary features, especially since there are other cheaper 10TB disks out there.

If you were to stick one of these in a RAID 5 array, I wonder how long a rebuild would take if a disk failed, I found 3TB disks painful enough, and have abandoned RAID 5 for all my larger systems.

At the moment I'd be looking at 8TB drives as the sweet spot, about 1/2 the price of the lowest priced 10TB. Assuming you're happy to rip them out of the USB caddy.

mike

Original Poster

Scorpion

£535.50 in the student store as per … £535.50 in the student store as per here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheapest-western-digital-red-hdds-for-university-college-academy-school-e-mail-holders-2377543?p=29813434



Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere
Edited by: "mrtea99" 13th Jan
AMD R9 Sapphire Nitro Fury £267.40 @ Ballicom
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Grab a bargain, last one left ! Got mine in time ! :)

I wouldn't bother right now in 4 weeks we could have a 490.. 5 series maybe and a 1080 ti to shake up the market and break nvidia's pricing monopoly

skykid3

the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm … the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken



some states have no sales tax its different by each state

neiiilers

Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.



the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken

tek-monkey

Only got a 500w, it runs my 7850 but don't really want to push it much … Only got a 500w, it runs my 7850 but don't really want to push it much further.




I mean, if you're unsure of what the power draw is in your computer, get one of those plug meters that measure the draw. That's how I get my readings, although not sure how accurate they are but the one I have seems fairly accurate.
Steelseries Rival 300 Optical Gaming Mouse White £19.56 @ Ballicom
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6 programmable buttons (incl. CPI) Black version features sweat resistant soft-touch coating for long-lasting comfort Large rubber grips for maximum comfort and lift Shape based… Read more

Has anyone received theirs yet?

ashokraja

Yep, thanks. Merry Christmas.


Thanks

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vassy4u

Hope you having a good time. Merry Christmas


Yep, thanks. Merry Christmas.

ashokraja

Cheers Vassy


Hope you having a good time. Merry Christmas
Edited by: "vassy1" 25th Dec 2016

Original Poster

vassy4u

Heat added OP


Cheers Vassy
HPE Proliant ML10 Gen9 Pentium G4400 - 4 GB RAM, no HDD. from Ballicom - £167.00 inc. (£107.00 after cashback)
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Barebones Proliant tower server, 3.3GHz Pentium G4400, 4GB unbuffered ECC RAM. Model: 837826-421, There's a £60 cashback offer on UK stock - details here . Which ends Jan 31st 201… Read more

I have an ML10 v2, and will be sticking with it... The ML10 v2 has two ethernet ports, and I was really hoping for front USB 3.0 ports. It's also about £70 cheaper to get hold of a compatible Xeon if you're happy with used. Maybe the Gen10 will look a little better...

I don't know what you're looking at but both machines have 4 RAM slots and 4 internal 3.5" drive bays, although the HP, being taller, does have an extra 5.25" bay which could be purposed for additional drives (e.g. 2 x 2.5") if required. With some imagination you could stuff either full of velcro/tie-wrapped drives if you're desperate.

It's all a bit of a moot point anyway; there's plenty space in both for any realistic use, and if a huge amount of performant storage is a need then you're probably looking at the wrong solution with either of these two servers.

I can't see any reference to 're-casing' the T20 on eBuyer. Would seem a rather futile and expensive way of doing things. If you need a small server, just buy one? And if you do, why all the fretting about drive bays?

It shows 4 bays available on each? Also one of the comments on Ebuyer states that while you can transfer into a smaller case (which I would do) the headers are different and some other cables would be required, there is also only one RAM slot so although you can get more RAM it has to be a single stick, that and I'd not use either 32gb or 64gb. The processor is more 'future' proof for sure but I wonder how many hours and PITA messing around I'll have to do to get it to where I want it? I'd also need to buy DDR4 as opposed to just using a stick from my existing system.

Edit: The T20 looks like it may have to taken itself out the running anyway as it's case is bigger than I want so downsizing the existing setup looks the best option and that is the ML10 if I'm going through the processes
Edited by: "borak" 6th Jan

juux

This … This one?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-intel-g3220-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-mini-tower-server-delivery-ebuyer-2594521Yes, I get that is a bit smaller and it comes with a (cheap/slow) HDD but has older & slower CPU/memory, it's more expensive than the HP (after cb) and will similarly be unable to be rehoused in a Microserver-size case.The £20-odd you save buying the HP goes a fair way to buying a small SSD for the OS, hugely improving the responsiveness.It's your money though



You make a good point to be fair.

This one?

hotukdeals.com/dea…521

Yes, I get that is a bit smaller and it comes with a (cheap/slow) HDD but has older & slower CPU/memory, it's more expensive than the HP (after cb) and will similarly be unable to be rehoused in a Microserver-size case.

The £20-odd you save buying the HP goes a fair way to buying a small SSD for the OS, hugely improving the responsiveness.

It's your money though
Asus ROG Gaming Laptop, Core i5 6300HQ, nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD £1121.33 @ Ballicom
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Great gaming laptop coming in a bit higher than Black Friday prices. This is the cheapest deal available at the moment. This is a lot of hardware for the price.

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DownHill911

Waiting for Alienware 13 to become available for decent price after … Waiting for Alienware 13 to become available for decent price after missing out on Medion deal : Medion Erazer X7847What I wish for christmas:i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz) This is what mmatters to me the most:Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Thunderbolt Gen 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Alienware Graphics Amp port.I pay 1grand and santa pays the rest 400-500GBP



6GB on 1080p not necessary 3GB will be fine if you can't get/find 6GB variant

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This arrived yesterday and it runs like a dream!!

longback2

​not to defend the statement, there is some validity in the fact that the … ​not to defend the statement, there is some validity in the fact that the new consoles (Xbox one s and ps4 slim) are very portable. I carry a Xbox one s with a gaems m155 screen in a laptop bag and I enjoy using it far more than a skylake 960m laptop I had. there is the fact that I used it purely for gaming and while plugged in, but I got the screen for £110 off eBay, plus £229 for the 1tb bf1 console, £25 Xbox live. £364 for relatively portable gaming. your laptop will probably depreciate that much as soon as you use it. obviously no windows, mouse and keyboard without paying for a xim 4 etc.but in general, a bit of silly statement to argue with



I hadnt realised something like the Gaems M155 existed.

I work away from home and stay in a hotel four nights a week. I'd just done the latest Tesco XBox One S bundle deal and was going to keep it over here for during the week (i've another XBox One S back home but i rarely have the time at the weekend to play it) - however the TV in the hotel i stay in is small and not ideally situated.

I've ordered one of these Gaem screens now and will try it out over the next few weeks - could be a godsend for Jan / Feb winter nights in the hotel!

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Waiting for Alienware 13 to become available for decent price after missing out on Medion deal : Medion Erazer X7847

What I wish for christmas:
i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
This is what mmatters to me the most:
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Thunderbolt Gen 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Alienware Graphics Amp port.
I pay 1grand and santa pays the rest 400-500GBP
Edited by: "DownHill911" 12th Dec 2016
Hannspree HQ271HPG LED monitor 27" 2K WQHD 1440p 2560x1440 IPS Monitor £192.19 delivered from Ballicom
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Because 1080p is for suckers and console kids. ;) Great price for a 2k 27" monitor with full UK warranty and apparently these can be Hz overclocked if that's your thing. Product … Read more

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hoopdehoop

will this run minecraft?



No. It's a monitor.

will this run minecraft?

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TesseractOrion

Well it's not that surprising, I think because it was such a niche, … Well it's not that surprising, I think because it was such a niche, unsupported product - only DVI-D, no scaler, no OSD (all things that made it overclockable) and no real warranty (unless you paid to send it back to S. Korea LOL). Like I said, doubt we'll see the like again (also got the Catleap one but sold it)...Strange that nothing else at this price has appeared in all that time though



I bought mine in 2013 and paid around £20 for a 3 year UK warranty with Squaretrade at the time. Fortunately I've never really had any problems with it but then I've never really overclocked it either.

Looked at this monitor last month. Decided against it because its Hanns-G and ive had issues with a monitor of theirs before.
and looking at the reviews, quite a few other people agree with me. (Im taking about Hanns-G in general, not just this monitor)

cldox

Great if your card can push 1440p. Picked up a 25" 1440p Dell Ultrasharp … Great if your card can push 1440p. Picked up a 25" 1440p Dell Ultrasharp that was posted on here, kind of wish I'd gone for a 27" now though. Still a great monitor.


I would keep smaller Dell any day