Dinopc.com £708.20 i5 4690k R9 280x
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Dinopc.com £708.20 i5 4690k R9 280x

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Found 25th Mar 2015
I chose the Spartan GTX 960 and customised it to this.
I5 4690k
Windows 8.1
Z97p-d3
8gb 2133mhz Ram
500gb hd
Dvd drive
R9 280x
7.1 audio
Zalman z1 case

This is all customisable so if u want a better hd for example then you add change it and the pricing is easy to see. I have checked against most of their competitors and they can't touch the price! You can build this for slightly cheaper using pcpartpicker however this would be a really expensive first build project and for a little extra someone would build this and stress test it for me!
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if you going to build it yourself, you will save around £300
Original Poster
Really list the parts because I will build it....
Trust me mate, i spent £900 on PC from them in september, didnt really know what to get! The price was inflated as i went for an i7 cpu and a nzxt h440 case, i got 8gb ram,1tb hdd, 120gb sdd,windows 8.1, a gigabyte mobo and a zotec 750ti (plus a monitor/mousekeyboard),plus i paid to have it done within 2 days

since upgraded most of it apart from my cpu/drives. Now ive got a Asus sabertooth mark 1, 16gb hyper x ram,nzxt watercooler,corsair 1000w psu i upgraded all my fans in the case add extra(now have 7 in total) some fancy red cabelling etc

I guess my point is..... build it yourself, it really isn't difficult! i went with dino pc as basically i was scared to build it myself and thought it would be really hard and technical, but since pretty much rebuilding mine its pretty simple


Edited by: "fattyuk" 25th Mar 2015
ace_rees

Really list the parts because I will build it....



Here you go (as listed by yourself)

The parts you need : I5 4690k
Windows 8.1
Z97p-d3
8gb 2133mhz Ram
500gb hd
Dvd drive
R9 280x
7.1 audio
Zalman z1 case
PSU


Edited by: "fattyuk" 25th Mar 2015
I would say its gonna be close if you build it yourself but to be honest its more hassle if one part is faulty on a self build. My new view on things is to buy a system due to a peace of mind of a warranty.
tipsy1973

I would say its gonna be close if you build it yourself but to be honest … I would say its gonna be close if you build it yourself but to be honest its more hassle if one part is faulty on a self build. My new view on things is to buy a system due to a peace of mind of a warranty.



"a peace of mind of a warranty." minus the shipping fees

(edit a quick search of each item and your looking at about £450-£500's worth of parts?? - you to take into account dino pc will be using the cheapest most budget version of each item)

Edited by: "fattyuk" 25th Mar 2015
tipsy1973

I would say its gonna be close if you build it yourself but to be honest … I would say its gonna be close if you build it yourself but to be honest its more hassle if one part is faulty on a self build. My new view on things is to buy a system due to a peace of mind of a warranty.



More hassle for one faulty part on a self build?

If one part fails in this the whole system has to go back, if you remove or alter anything in this kiss goodbye to any warranty these people offer, cold all day for me
Edited by: "ando" 25th Mar 2015
ando

More hassle for one faulty part on a self build?If one part fails in this … More hassle for one faulty part on a self build?If one part fails in this the whole system has to go back, if you remove or alter anything in this kiss goodbye to any warranty these people offer, cold all day for me




Plus youve got to pay for the shipping
Yeah I never go to restaurants cos it's cheaper to cook at home myself...

Or I could just pay a bit more and have someone do all the work for me and just press the on button. Much as I enjoy installing windows and downloading updates I'll take the easy option every time.

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fattyuk

"a peace of mind of a warranty." minus the shipping fees :((edit a quick … "a peace of mind of a warranty." minus the shipping fees :((edit a quick search of each item and your looking at about £450-£500's worth of parts?? - you to take into account dino pc will be using the cheapest most budget version of each item)


Would u care to share ur links of where u can buy these components at this price? Honestly can't get anywhere near £500! Otherwise I would build it myself. Cpu is £173 operating software is £74 Gpu is £129 so that is £376.16 without the case, mono, Ram, hd, power supply. Please help me as u clearly know some brilliant websites that I don't as I am new to pc building. We probably should also post the components separately as the deal they are on is superb - let's share your vast knowledge!
Someone please post a link to PC Part Pucker where you can buy these components for £450-£500...

No chance.
£620 is cheapest I can make it. Not sure if OP has put a sound card in which would add a bit more.

It may not be a hot deal but paying £80 to save yourself a few hours hassle isn't exactly the end of the world imo.
My bash on PCpartpicker came out about £650.

Though, whether it's worth the additional cost of DinoPC to build it aside, I don't think the configuration is great in terms of 'bang for your buck'. The 4690k & Z97 motherboard combination isn't getting you much (e.g. over a 4590 or even a 4460, with the latter often touted as the sweet spot for prive vs. performance at this sort of level) if you're not overclocking. If you do overclock, you'll need an additional cooler too. As far as I know 2133mhz RAM doesn't offer you much over 1600mhz for gaming (PCpartpicker also threw up a compatibility warning on it).The 500GB SSD also sticks out as being a bit much if you're trying to save money.

I know there's an element of how good a deal it is for the components in the build compared to doing it yourself, but it's a bit of a false economy if the configuration you're comparing isn't optimal to begin with.
I paid around 600 for a pc with a 7950 which equates to a r9 280 so a little bit less than this and that was other 2 years ago. Sorry but this is not good for 700.
kilboy

Yeah I never go to restaurants cos it's cheaper to cook at home … Yeah I never go to restaurants cos it's cheaper to cook at home myself...Or I could just pay a bit more and have someone do all the work for me and just press the on button. Much as I enjoy installing windows and downloading updates I'll take the easy option every time.



I done the exact same thing oO But then upgraded most of my parts and realised its pretty easy

Whats your rig like??
kilboy

£620 is cheapest I can make it. Not sure if OP has put a sound card in … £620 is cheapest I can make it. Not sure if OP has put a sound card in which would add a bit more. It may not be a hot deal but paying £80 to save yourself a few hours hassle isn't exactly the end of the world imo.



Yes the OP has added a sound card thats why he put 7.1 sound


I5 4690k £170 ebuyer
Windows 8.1 £47 mrhightech.com/ope…tml
Z97p-d3 £63 Novatech.co.uk
8gb 2133mhz Ram £50-£60 depending on make / loads of places!
500gb hd £36 scan.co.uk
Dvd drive £12 ebuyer
R9 280x £150 ebuyer
7.1 audio £9 amazon
Zalman z1 case £30 dabs

Ill chuck in a psu for £15 from amazon (amazon.co.uk/Sum…1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1427311779&sr=8-4&keywords=500w+psu(

£550 oO

And several of these items you could find much cheaper via ebay (brand new)


Edited by: "fattyuk" 25th Mar 2015
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Would never use that psu on this :-s but thanks for ur advice everyone
ace_rees

Would never use that psu on this :-s but thanks for ur advice everyone




Thats literally the psu youll get with you pc unless you choose for a proper psu (looking at about £80+)

They use the cheapest parts possible you do realise that??

Im not saying dinopc are a rubbish company because there not iwas very happy with my pc, but when i started really looking into what i had bought, it was the most basic budget parts available!
fattyuk

Trust me mate, i spent £900 on PC from them in september, didnt really … Trust me mate, i spent £900 on PC from them in september, didnt really know what to get! The price was inflated as i went for an i7 cpu and a nzxt h440 case, i got 8gb ram,1tb hdd, 120gb sdd,windows 8.1, a gigabyte mobo and a zotec 750ti (plus a monitor/mousekeyboard),plus i paid to have it done within 2 dayssince upgraded most of it apart from my cpu/drives. Now ive got a Asus sabertooth mark 1, 16gb hyper x ram,nzxt watercooler,corsair 1000w psu i upgraded all my fans in the case add extra(now have 7 in total) some fancy red cabelling etcI guess my point is..... build it yourself, it really isn't difficult! i went with dino pc as basically i was scared to build it myself and thought it would be really hard and technical, but since pretty much rebuilding mine its pretty simple




£900 and it only had a GTX 750ti? Gutted.

Also on topic there are definitely better deals than this out there, even for pre-built. Building it yourself is still the way to go though.
Edited by: "Battenberg" 25th Mar 2015
Battenberg

£900 and it only had a GTX 750ti? Gutted.Also on topic there are … £900 and it only had a GTX 750ti? Gutted.Also on topic there are definitely better deals than this out there, even for pre-built. Building it yourself is still the way to go though.



i paid for express delivery aswell lol, and i literally had no idea what i was buying, all i want was cool case lol which i got (nxzt h440) and i went for an i7 for some strange reason?

Now im clued up and another £400 i got my little baby set up how i like ( minus keyboard/mouse as that was another £150 plus £50 speakers etc)

Now just to upgrade my monitor

edit this is what i got:

PRODUCT NEW! Raging Lizard V2
PRICE £735.00
CPU: NEW! Intel Core i7 4790 £73.30
Operating System: Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Included
Motherboard: NEW! Gigabyte H97M-HD3 Included
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (1x8GB) Included
Hard Drive: NEW! Corsair 128GB Neutron SSD Included
Secondary Hard Drive: 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s Included
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Included
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio Included
Internet: Wireless 802.11N 150Mbps MIMO PCI-E card Included
Case: NEW! NZXT H440 Black/Red £57.40
PSU: 500W PSU Included
Keyboard and mouse: Gigabyte KM6150 Keyboard and Included
Mouse
Monitor: Iiyama 24" E2483HS-B1 LED (HDMI, DVI, Included
VGA)
Warranty: 3 Year SureCare Warranty Included
Priority turnaround: Dispatched in 2 working days £55.00
Subtotal: £920.70
Less discounts used: (-£5.00)
Shipping Charges: £15.00
=====================
Total: £930.70


Edited by: "fattyuk" 25th Mar 2015
fattyuk

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At least the i7 will be solid for a good long while plus that's actually not a bad monitor. Still... £930. I'm guessing that £400 went into RAM + video card upgrade?
Battenberg

At least the i7 will be solid for a good long while plus that's actually … At least the i7 will be solid for a good long while plus that's actually not a bad monitor. Still... £930. I'm guessing that £400 went into RAM + video card upgrade?



actually bit more than £400 lol

£93 Corsair CP-9020055-UK RM Series RM750 80 Plus Gold 750W ATX/EPS Fully Modular Power Supply Unit
£297.80 EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 Graphics Card
£80 NZXT X41 140mm Kraken Water Cooler
£59.99 HyperX Savage 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 2400 MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM XMP Memory Module
£84 ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 Motherboard

Plus extra fans (got 7 in my case all together) and a few quid here and there on red cables, and £40 on these speakers (yer there nothing special but my whole set up is red/black) amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00
fattyuk

actually bit more than £400 lol£93 Corsair CP-9020055-UK RM Series RM750 8 … actually bit more than £400 lol£93 Corsair CP-9020055-UK RM Series RM750 80 Plus Gold 750W ATX/EPS Fully Modular Power Supply Unit£297.80 EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 Graphics Card £80 NZXT X41 140mm Kraken Water Cooler£59.99 HyperX Savage 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 2400 MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM XMP Memory Module£84 ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 Motherboard Plus extra fans (got 7 in my case all together) and a few quid here and there on red cables, and £40 on these speakers (yer there nothing special but my whole set up is red/black) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PZ4SKXA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00



Well no wonder the monitor's the next upgrade for you. Rig like that's probably gonna run 1440p on just about every game out there atm. I'm still amazed by how much you've spent on one PC; you could buy mine 4-5 times over for that (although mine's obviously not quite up to the same spec).
Edited by: "Battenberg" 25th Mar 2015
Battenberg

Well no wonder the monitor's the next upgrade for you. Rig like that's … Well no wonder the monitor's the next upgrade for you. Rig like that's probably gonna run 1440p on just about every game out there atm. I'm still amazed by how much you've spent on one PC; you could buy mine 4-5 times over for that (although mine's obviously not quite up to the same spec).




Thanks, and yer ive spent quite a lot ( that doesnt include the 2 keyboards/mice i bought (just cheap generic "gaming sets" before my corsair k70 and m65 mouse lol, ) and what aive spent on steam etc

Ive certaintly made an investment in her
Original Poster
The desktop has a corsair on it so it's not a cheap psu but I have taken your advice and have ordered a case and psu already but just not a cheap psu it makes no sense to build or buy a high powered gaming PC and shove a crap psu in it!
ace_rees

The desktop has a corsair on it so it's not a cheap psu but I have taken … The desktop has a corsair on it so it's not a cheap psu but I have taken your advice and have ordered a case and psu already but just not a cheap psu it makes no sense to build or buy a high powered gaming PC and shove a crap psu in it!



Very true. Just remember PSUs devalue just the same as other hardware so there's also no need to blowout on the biggest, fanciest PSU you can find (unless you're running something crazy like a GTX Titan or 2).
fattyuk

Yes the OP has added a sound card thats why he put 7.1 sound :)I5 4690k … Yes the OP has added a sound card thats why he put 7.1 sound :)I5 4690k £170 ebuyerWindows 8.1 £47 http://www.mrhightech.com/operating-systems/3497-microsoft-windows-81-professional-0885370716443.htmlZ97p-d3 £63 Novatech.co.uk 8gb 2133mhz Ram £50-£60 depending on make / loads of places!500gb hd £36 scan.co.ukDvd drive £12 ebuyerR9 280x £150 ebuyer7.1 audio £9 amazonZalman z1 case £30 dabsIll chuck in a psu for £15 from amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision-Power-Supply-2xSATA-24PIN/dp/B00642F8AU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1427311779&sr=8-4&keywords=500w+psu(£550 oOAnd several of these items you could find much cheaper via ebay (brand new)



It's a Corsair 550W psu ~ £40. So really just windows cheaper. I put in a RRP £80 version.

I'd still rather pay to have someone do the work for me
kilboy

It's a Corsair 550W psu ~ £40. So really just windows cheaper. I put in a … It's a Corsair 550W psu ~ £40. So really just windows cheaper. I put in a RRP £80 version. I'd still rather pay to have someone do the work for me




So come on mate, whats your setup like
fattyuk

So come on mate, whats your setup like



A bit old now. E8600 with an nvidia 670. (I can manage to swap a gfx card )

Been waiting to see the 'proper' next gen stuff like Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight before I get a new rig. Want to know what the best value set up will be to run those well. Just slumming it on ps4 and XB1 in the mean time
Original Poster
So I have finished building and it has saved me about £40 to build it myself I don't really see why this has gone so cold. Most people can't or don't build their own pc's so I still think this should have gone hot but hey ho
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