Custom Built Pc @ Scan.co.uk
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Custom Built Pc @ Scan.co.uk

£191.20
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Found 25th Jul 2014
Sata 3 Mobo + HDD , Decent cpu and Gpu can handle most things. 1600mhz 4gb Ram. Very good value for price. All you need then is OS. Seen alot of computers posted, so decided to see what the price would be building a decent computer from a reputable retailer.

Intel Celeron G1840 Dual Core Processor Retail - £32.28

MSI H81M-P33 Socket Intel Socket 1150 micro-ATX Motherboard - £29.77

XFX R7-240 1GB Low Profile AMD PCI Express Graphics Card - £41.09

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - £32.88

Seagate ST500LT012 500GB Thin 2.5" SATA 3 Hard Drive - £32.38

EZCool NJ-710B Black Mid Tower Case with Black Interior & 500W PSU - £22.80

Links in first post below:

31 Comments

Original Poster

Re-posted in comments so links work.

Intel Celeron G1840 Dual Core Processor Retail
scan.co.uk/pro…-53

£32.28

Motherboard

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-h81m-p33-intel-h81-s-1150-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-20-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-micro-atx

£29.77

GPU
XFX R7-240 1GB Low Profile AMD PCI Express Graphics Card

scan.co.uk/pro…d-s

£41.09

RAM
Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-165v

£32.88

Hard drive
scan.co.uk/pro…che

£32.38

Case/PSU

EZCool NJ-710B Black Mid Tower Case with Black Interior & 500W PSU
scan.co.uk/pro…ted

£22.80

Edited by: "Nejjassa" 25th Jul 2014

More like custom built peice of rubbish with maximum return warranty of three months.
Good luck if you have problems after that. You might as well hedge your bets on the National lottery, the chances of a good result will be far greater.
Absolute joke this company.

Edited by: "Ferrari100" 25th Jul 2014

Oh dear ! -would it even be worth building ?

Original Poster

Comparing it to pre-built pc's this is decent. Good all around.... I guess you have your own opinions on the company... but theres nothing wrong with the pc itself... Good value for power...
Edited by: "Nejjassa" 25th Jul 2014

Celeron G1840 ?

Original Poster

yeah, and its pretty damn good for the price.... runs most games very well..
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
Edited by: "Nejjassa" 25th Jul 2014

Banned

"Gpu can handle most things"

http://cdn.niketalk.com/2/2b/2bb06ffa_sure-if-serious-i-am-not.jpeg

sure if you mean things like word processing, emails, surfing the net, watching movies, solitaire. If you mean gaming then see above


Ferrari100

More like custom built peice of rubbish with maximum return warranty of … More like custom built peice of rubbish with maximum return warranty of three months.Good luck if you have problems after that. You might as well hedge your bets on the National lottery, the chances of a good result will be far greater.Absolute joke this company.



Absolute joke this comment.
I've used scan over the years and have had no issues, I even killed a motherboard(asus Maximus formula s.e) due to a watercooling leak and the refunded me(didn't have any of that particular motherboard or equivalent that I wanted) .

fowler002

"Gpu can handle most things"sure if you mean things like word processing, … "Gpu can handle most things"sure if you mean things like word processing, emails, surfing the net, watching movies, solitaire. If you mean gaming then see above :pAbsolute joke this comment.I've used scan over the years and have had no issues, I even killed a motherboard(asus Maximus formula s.e) due to a watercooling leak and the refunded me(didn't have any of that particular motherboard or equivalent that I wanted) .




Lucky you.
As you will see as this thread develops, there are several here who have been stung by these morons.
Edited by: "Ferrari100" 25th Jul 2014

Nejjassa

Comparing it to pre-built pc's this is decent. Good all around.... I … Comparing it to pre-built pc's this is decent. Good all around.... I guess you have your own opinions on the company... but theres nothing wrong with the pc itself... Good value for power...



It doesn't have much power, it's practically the cheapest desktop processor and gpu on the market. It might be a decent system for office work but you'd still need a monitor and peripherals.

If you tried to run any new games on this it would be jerky even on the lowest settings.

BTW I've dealt with Scan a few times and had no problems with them.
Edited by: "Aradria" 25th Jul 2014

Banned

Ferrari100

Lucky you.As you will see as this thread develops, there are several here … Lucky you.As you will see as this thread develops, there are several here who have been stung by these morons.



No need for that, I've seen morons complaining about scan in other threads.

fowler002

No need for that, I've seen morons complaining about scan in other … No need for that, I've seen morons complaining about scan in other threads.




There is every need for that.
I had a genuine issue with an item I purchased and was treated like rubbish. They are irresponsible, arrogant and ignorant morons.

Is now a good time to suggest a peace? Pc is nice value low power pc, people beware of buying from scan, some others have had trouble with them, others a good experience.

If you're going to build a PC that poor in power, you may as well should spend the extra 100 quid and get a mildly better in spec laptop. Because for the price, you'll get the OS installed already too lol.

The specs listed by the OP are that poor, you won't be able to do much gaming, and it's mostly just a media center type PC with internet capability.

But anyone who wants to go super low budget, should look at the Socket FM2 processors/mobos. You can build a budget system for less than the OP is suggesting with his Intel build.

For example you can get a AMD A4 5300 processor for £26.36 on Amazon, It's a dual core processor with a 7480D GPU attached to it, it's mildly better than the budget GPUs you can buy and you can do some light gaming. Paired with a cheap mobo you have a Processor, Graphics card, and Mobo covered for about 60 quid.

Lost me at "Celeron"

Should be pointed out that this Celeron is surprisingly powerful for the money. Long term for gaming, no, because it's only dual core and not quad core, but Digital Foundry reviewed it and its overclocking potential, and it's really good.

The Radeon 240 is not much of a gaming card but is probably all the 500W PSU Scan think will handle. I go to their store in Bolton all the time and they are a good company in my experience.

Spence1115

Should be pointed out that this Celeron is surprisingly powerful for the … Should be pointed out that this Celeron is surprisingly powerful for the money. Long term for gaming, no, because it's only dual core and not quad core, but Digital Foundry reviewed it and its overclocking potential, and it's really good.



You are aware you're talking about a different processor to the one mentioned here, right? This isn't overclockable.

Spence1115

Should be pointed out that this Celeron is surprisingly powerful for the … Should be pointed out that this Celeron is surprisingly powerful for the money. Long term for gaming, no, because it's only dual core and not quad core, but Digital Foundry reviewed it and its overclocking potential, and it's really good.


Don't you dare talk sense in this thread or the ebuyer staff will getcha! (_;)

Original Poster

The Cpu is capable of running Games quite well, doesn't look like it, but it can... The Gpu, believe it or not,.. is also capable of running games reasonably well...

If played at 720p , you wouldnt have any problems at all... and for the price...I mean, i Dont see why this is cold.....

I am confused by this post.

Is this just a list of parts, or a deal on the Scan website?. "Go to Deal" link does not find it and I cant find it on the "Today only" section.

Why is there a 2.5" "laptop" hard disk listed that only runs at 5400rpm when most 3.5" hard disks in desktop PCs run at 7200rpm?

Also no CD/DVD drive listed.

Ferrari100

There is every need for that.I had a genuine issue with an item I … There is every need for that.I had a genuine issue with an item I purchased and was treated like rubbish. They are irresponsible, arrogant and ignorant morons.


Well I bought a PC from Scan a few weeks back and have had nothing but good and helpful service - so I guess that means they're great then, because by your logic your sole personal experience dictates the workings of the entire company, so I'll go ahead and assume mine must do the same.

Banned

guilbert53

I am confused by this post.Is this just a list of parts, or a deal on the … I am confused by this post.Is this just a list of parts, or a deal on the Scan website?. "Go to Deal" link does not find it and I cant find it on the "Today only" section.Why is there a 2.5" "laptop" hard disk listed that only runs at 5400rpm when most 3.5" hard disks in desktop PCs run at 7200rpm?Also no CD/DVD drive listed.



It's just a list of parts you buy separately, no idea why gone for a laptop hard disk. Cd/DVD is hardly used in this day and age so not a big issue tho they're cheap.

Ferrari100

There is every need for that.I had a genuine issue with an item I … There is every need for that.I had a genuine issue with an item I purchased and was treated like rubbish. They are irresponsible, arrogant and ignorant morons.



From experience, often the people who complain the most are also guilty of these traits, I've always had great service from Scan (it's a long time since they were the fly by night company based in a shady area of Manchester) but maybe that's because I'm polite and don't accuse anyone of being an ignorant moron, without any further details, even one sided details, nor a time frame, I think comments like these have to be taken with a very large pinch of salt.

mike

Wouldnt the ebuyer ready made zoostorms be both cheaper and more powerful?

Loving Scan, best by far, awesome company and continuing to exceed expectations with every visit. I have spent tens of thousands with them and never had a bad experience.

PaulLFC

Well I bought a PC from Scan a few weeks back and have had nothing but … Well I bought a PC from Scan a few weeks back and have had nothing but good and helpful service - so I guess that means they're great then, because by your logic your sole personal experience dictates the workings of the entire company, so I'll go ahead and assume mine must do the same.



wait until 3 months have past and you have problems.

Banned

Ferrari100

wait until 3 months have past and you have problems.



So are you one of the many people on here with a time machine

Spend £15 more on a pentium g3258 and get the asrock h81m mobo from my thread for £10. Then either leave the GPU out or get this if on a budget

hotukdeals.com/dea…537

STAPLAR

Loving Scan, best by far, awesome company and continuing to exceed … Loving Scan, best by far, awesome company and continuing to exceed expectations with every visit. I have spent tens of thousands with them and never had a bad experience.



Ordering with scan is like having random sex without a condom. One day you'll regret it.

Ferrari100

wait until 3 months have past and you have problems.


Er... for a start, there is a 3 *YEAR* warranty on what I bought, not 3 months. I have already experienced their customer support and it was fine in my experience. No one experience dictates what their entire service is like.

its a very expensive site although slightly cheaper than pcspecialist which is a rip off!
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