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Gigabyte AMD Ultimate Bundle £379.99 @ Dabs
Gigabyte AMD Ultimate Bundle £379.99 @ Dabs

Gigabyte AMD Ultimate Bundle £379.99 @ Dabs

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Gigabyte AMD Ultimate Bundle (GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard, Phenom II X6 1055T, 4GB DDR3 [2x2GB], Windows 7 Home Premium & Games)

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I'm surprised someone's voted this cold; if you bought this bundle elsewhere, the components would be £50+ more expensive, and that's not allowing for the 2 games :confused:

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Original Poster

I posted as I thought it was good value and having a usb3 & sata3 plus firewire .
I was hoping for some comment as I am looking to upgrade my PC and not sure what bungle to buy as there are a lot of bungles out there

Yes, lets have some informed feedback.

I thought it was ok, gave it some heat anyways. Googling got me to around £400 inc. OS minus games. So it's a £20 saving. As far as I can tell the thing letting it down here is the RAM being 1333MHz won't bother most people but the Corsair 1600Mhz XMS3 4GB kit is actually cheaper and would perform better, but like I said you're not going to notice it.

Also even though this is a hex core it's uses are limited really. Unless you are doing a lot of rendering, encoding and such you're not going to be seeing the full potential from it. Gaming wise there is better value for money out there.

Motherboard is good though 890 chipset. And Windows isn't cheap if you can't get hold of a student copy. But the target audience is a little limited.

Compared to an Intel i5 which is also at 2.8Ghz and at the same price £140 the 1055T gets beaten, arguably by not much, but with an extra 2 cores you'd expect better. However the i5 is definitely better when it comes to gaming offering anywhere between 15 - 40 fps more than the AMD equivalent.

AMD Phenom II 1055T vs Intel i5 760

Also the 1055T is more power hungry than the i5. My two cents anyhoo.
Edited by: "Clifbel" 3rd Dec 2010

Clifbel

I thought it was ok, gave it some heat anyways. Googling got me to around … I thought it was ok, gave it some heat anyways. Googling got me to around £400 inc. OS minus games. So it's a £20 saving. As far as I can tell the thing letting it down here is the RAM being 1333MHz won't bother most people but the Corsair 1600Mhz XMS3 4GB kit is actually cheaper and would perform better, but like I said you're not going to notice it.Also even though this is a hex core it's uses are limited really. Unless you are doing a lot of rendering, encoding and such you're not going to be seeing the full potential from it. Gaming wise there is better value for money out there.Motherboard is good though 890 chipset. And Windows isn't cheap if you can't get hold of a student copy. But the target audience is a little limited. Compared to an Intel i5 which is also at 2.8Ghz and at the same price £140 the 1055T gets beaten, arguably by not much, but with an extra 2 cores you'd expect better. However the i5 is definitely better when it comes to gaming offering anywhere between 15 - 40 fps more than the AMD equivalent.AMD Phenom II 1055T vs Intel i5 760Also the 1055T is more power hungry than the i5. My two cents anyhoo.



True, but...

The i5 with the equivalent motherboard, same ram and oem win7 64bit comes in at over £500!

Original Poster

Am not sure if this is the right place to seek advice or should I use deal request??

I am looking to upgrade my present Compaq sr1819uk (which I up graded with a Athlon 4300)
I use mostly for DTP & photo editing images up to 120mb So need Good board ,Processor, Ram, and graphic card and power supply . . My believe is "some things cost a little more for a lot more, and others cost a lot more for very little more" .. so am thinking around 400 to 500 depending on system I have a preference for AMD as they seem widely available at discount prices ( not withstanding which is better or faster Intel or AMD)

annodomini2

True, but...The i5 with the equivalent motherboard, same ram and oem win7 … True, but...The i5 with the equivalent motherboard, same ram and oem win7 64bit comes in at over £500!



i5 @ scan
£140

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, DHX, 1.65v @ scan £64

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Intel P55 Express 1156 Motherboard @ scan £154

OEM win 7 64 bit @ scan £74

£430 better cpu better ram better mobo. But 430 isn't 380 so :P
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