Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz Asus Motherboard Bundle includes 8Gb RAM now £132.08 delivered with code @ Maplin
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Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz Asus Motherboard Bundle includes 8Gb RAM now £132.08 delivered with code @ Maplin

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Found 31st Jul 2013
This Intel Core i3 Asus 8GB Gaming Bundle is currently priced at £149.99 at Maplin. Add a cheap item to your order to bring it above £150 like this: Product Code: WW18U (9p)

You can now use discount code AWINDIS18 to get an extra £18 Off your order bringing it to just 132.08 delivered.

"* Blazing Fast Intel Core i3 2100 1155 socket Processor - for ultra slick performance.
* Solid and Reliable Asus P8H61-MX R2.0
* Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Kit Ballistix Elite RAM Memory Kit for super fast lag free loading times."

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thuvarakan2

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Still showing as available here.

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Works for me - just ordered for an upgrade to the kiddies machine. Cheers

millarcat

Still showing as available here.



Just checked too, the website is showing in stock for home delivery and store collection but the 10 or so stores close to me don't have stock. However, being Maplin, if you call your local store they'll be happy to order it in and do store collect for you.
I've done this a number of times when my local stores haven't had stock but they do show it on their website as in stock.. somewhere. lol.

Hmmm just had a confirmation email through with the following :

Part Description Qty. LineNett LineVAT … Part Description Qty. LineNett LineVAT LineTotal=========================================================================WW18U Mylar 0.01 1 0.075 0.015 0.09Nett Goods Total : 0.075Nett Carriage : 2.490Total VAT : 0.515==================================Total Order : 3.08



If I end up getting a single capacitor with £3 delivery charge I won't be happy .......

bbdom

Hmmm just had a confirmation email through with the following :If I end … Hmmm just had a confirmation email through with the following :If I end up getting a single capacitor with £3 delivery charge I won't be happy .......




Same here got an e-mail with an over inflated delivery charge for the item purchased to push the spend over £150, yet my Paypal invoice shows the full amount was taken !!.

About time Maplin had a clear out of some of their aged stock and not that there's not necessarily anything wrong with that kit, at all, if you don't mind using a functionally limited H61 motherboard, old Sandybridge generation CPU and perfectly decent Crucial DDR3 1600 memory, and I would even have given it heat if this was the first quarter of 2011 and it was in stock locally so I could check the box.

Same price for these second hand on eBay, so hot for a new kit from a brick and mortar store.

This isn't a deal at these prices.

The components are fine but it doesn't make sense to opt for these at these prices when more modern/better is available for same or cheaper.

An i3 2100 isn't worth 95. There's nothing wrong with it for general use and doesn't warrant an upgrade, but it isn't worth 95 when a faster, lower wattage next-gen chip like 3240 can be had for same (or even cheaper). Buying Sandy chips new at the prices (that haven't changed moved since Ivy (same socket and lower wattage!) and even now with next socket Haswell) makes no sense.

H61 is fine for general use (no overclocking). The ASUS board has had a revision with inclusion of USB3, etc. Again, for same/similar price of 40, wouldn't buy this.

Cheap (nice), pretty obsolete (oh well), no USB 3 (cold!).

For about 40 pounds each you should be able to get a board with USB 3, a Pentium CPU, and 8 GB of RAM (1333 should be fine). That gives you the same performance with a slightly more modern platform and lower power consumption.
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 31st Jul 2013

Good deal but dual core....

SB vs IB isn't that much of a difference really, so with i3-2100 vs i3-3220 you get at most 13% or so:
anandtech.com/ben…677

So, yes if you were selecting individual components, the i3-3xxx would make more sense but seeing how this is £190 of parts for £132, you're only paying 70% of the full price.

Could you buy faster? Yes of course, but could you buy faster at this price? I don't really think so - not from Intel and not from AMD unless getting luck with a hefty overclock of an Athlon X4 (FX 6300 would cost more than this).

There's always something 'just a little more' but that doesn't stop this being good value. Sure an i5-4670K + Mobo + RAM (~£160 + £80 + £50 = £290) is faster, but why stop there? i7-4770K is only ~£90 more. Or IB-E should be here by September...

I currently have a core 2 duo E8500 with 4GB Ram, is this a worthwhile upgrade?

MrPuddington

Cheap (nice), pretty obsolete (oh well), no USB 3 (cold!). For about 40 … Cheap (nice), pretty obsolete (oh well), no USB 3 (cold!). For about 40 pounds each you should be able to get a board with USB 3, a Pentium CPU, and 8 GB of RAM (1333 should be fine). That gives you the same performance with a slightly more modern platform and lower power consumption.




I am interested in what you say. Please can you give details about the components you are thinking of and where too get them for bout £40 each ?

This would be a good price and I agree that usb3, ivybridge and hdmi would be better even if its not a i3.

Thanks in advance

Well this could be the most expensive capacitor I've ever bought - I've had £132 taken from my bank account but received an email to say my capacitor is on its way .........

well articulated zen200. I await the response also.

so being an impatient person, I started to look into pricing for the above mentioned.

So far I have found these.

Intel 2.9 ghz ivybridge G2020 - £43.98 - ebuyer
P8h61-mx motherboard with USB3 - £44.97 - amazon
Ram - Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C11 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL11 Performance Desktop Memory Kit - £50.51 - amazon

Im sure you may be able to get the parts cheaper if you hunt around and can wait, as the motherboard has gone up since only yesterday from £43.98 to £44.97 on amazon.

This system would be much more efficient and lower power consumption and give usb 3 and better onboard graphics.

I think I am gonna wait and see what happens with the prices.

Hitting expire on this - it's a discontinued product and I won't be getting the ones I ordered (and they have taken funds for). Spoke to them on live chat and they have issued me a refund (and I get to keep the 9p capacitor lmao). I'll add that to the other 130,000 capacitors I have in stock ........
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