Intel Core i5 4670K Combo £478.97 Delivered at Scan
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Intel Core i5 4670K Combo £478.97 Delivered at Scan

£478.97Scan Deals
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Found 26th Jan 2014
Looks like they have updated their i5 combo with a better psu and case.

2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 3 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ

650W Cooler Master GX 650W 80PLUS Bronze, SLi/Xfire 120mm Quiet Fan PWM ATX12V V2.3 EPS PSU

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

Cooler Master CM 690 III USB 3.0 Midnight Black Mid Tower Performance Case USB 3.0 with Side Window w/o PSU

Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3, Intel Z87, S 1150, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub (VGA) DVI-D HDMI, ATX

Intel Core i5 4670K, S 1150, Haswell, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo, 1200MHz GPU, 34x Ratio, 84W, Retail

This combo is not supplied pre-assembled, but as individual components.

Comes to £526.06 if buying individually so a saving of £58.07 before delivery.

38 Comments

And the same crap customer service.

v8griff

And the same crap customer service.



Never had a problem with Scan's customer service.

A very nice combo, pretty much perfect, right? Nice RAID onboard the Gigabyte board, all the outputs you'd expect, and the case is even USB 3.0.


It's a shame this build is this price because of the rise in RAM pricing, I'd drop it, and put the money towards a nice GPU.

Good find

I also have never had any problems with there customer service, I have had lots of dealings with customer service as well

tyson25

I also have never had any problems with there customer service, I have … I also have never had any problems with there customer service, I have had lots of dealings with customer service as well



The only issues with Scan:

1) Their website - It's confusing at times, there's no simplistic method of searching, however it does ward off people without a clue.

2) Their data entry, that case they have there, on the 'specs' part it says it has no removable panels and no window. I'm quite sure it has both?

Apart from that they're solid. I once put a £1500 order through and had it within 12 hours of placing the order.

v8griff

And the same crap customer service.



Never had a problem with Scan's service, also they have an actual store you can get to, I've had 15 minute replacements on RAM which is pretty nice.

no dedicated graphics card.. cold for price

So all you need is a graphics card and an optical drive?

dankilling

no dedicated graphics card.. cold for price



Its a very powerful base system, I haven't seen a gaming system close to this for the same money. It has a strong enough CPU & PSU to support the highest end GPU's and turn this into a really strong gaming system.

Id say its a pretty good deal, all the parts in this package are high quality and it only needs a graphics card of your choice.
You can easily find a card with bundled new release games included that would cost the same as if you bought the games separately!
Also buy a SSD drive and its complete. The HDD can be used as your second drive.
This build has been designed to overclock aswell, if anyone noticed the K in i5 4670K and the Z in Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3.
i built my pc of very similar spec last year for just over £550 including a mid-end graphics card and a 128gb SSD. (prices for ram have gone up last over the last 12months but SSD prices have come down)
My machine is superb, I can play all the current games and at high settings 1080p on my 32" tv.
Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 supports crossfire for adding a 2nd ATI card in the future, so you can buy a card that suits current games and then upgrade





Do you guys know of an independent website that provides reviews about this online shop? I am seeing several negative comments promptly counterbalanced by those that never had an issue with them. So far it seems a 50-50 split, which would yield a rating of 2.5 out of 5...not a good number to rely on. This was taken from what I saw here, do not get me wrong.

Thanks for your feedback. A

dankilling

no dedicated graphics card.. cold for price



Its actually good they haven't included a dedicated graphics card. The Processor has an integrated GPU so you can run the machine whilst waiting for a good deal on a dedicated card with free bundle of new release games included.

andrewgiz

Do you guys know of an independent website that provides reviews about … Do you guys know of an independent website that provides reviews about this online shop? I am seeing several negative comments promptly counterbalanced by those that never had an issue with them. So far it seems a 50-50 split, which would yield a rating of 2.5 out of 5...not a good number to rely on. This was taken from what I saw here, do not get me wrong. Thanks for your feedback. A



Well I have found purchasing simple and smooth but I have never returned anything so have not used their customer service. All I would say is people who have had a bad experience tend to be far more vocal and forthcoming than those who have had an uneventful experience.

I ordered a water cooler from them, didnt have a problem

stuellis

Well I have found purchasing simple and smooth but I have never returned … Well I have found purchasing simple and smooth but I have never returned anything so have not used their customer service. All I would say is people who have had a bad experience tend to be far more vocal and forthcoming than those who have had an uneventful experience.



You must of been to a different shop

I live quite near to Bolton but I used to get free delivery on my orders (AVforum promotion, don't know if you still do), I ordered a decent coolermaster case a few years back (the ones with solid aluminium front panels) and it got delivered damaged.

So i rang them and said I'd bring back to swap, no problems they said...

I took it back where they used to have a returns room where some guy tests if things are ok or not, needless to say it was damaged so hey I'd like a exchange please, no it wasn't as simple as that, basically got accused that it was me that had damaged it then the guy had to speak to his boss several times, I'd given up on an exchange at this point because they had accused me of the damage, so I demanded a refund, but only when i said i was contacting me credit card company on the spot they soon give me a refund, none of the managers would come down to speak to me.

I haven't bought anything from them since.

I bought a Kiss HDD recorder from them years ago. The product was terrible and shouldn't have been released to the public. They refused to take it back telling me to wait for the new firmware and speak to Kiss.

I used to spend £100s a year with them, they'd had £2k from me since I started shopping with them. Not spent a penny with them since - now at least 8 years.

Speak with your wallet.

http://images.bit-tech.net/news_images/2008/07/scan-opens-new-retail-store-front-talks-expansion/6s.jpg

They will take your money, don't give a stuff about customer service and then spend it on BMW's, Merc's and Nissan GTR's (Trust me google them)

Cartoonhead

They will take your money, don't give a stuff about customer service and … They will take your money, don't give a stuff about customer service and then spend it on BMW's, Merc's and Nissan GTR's (Trust me google them)



I couldn't care less if they spend my money on BMWs and Mercs. As long as they provide good service, everything else is irrelevant. I have used Scan plenty of times before and never had any issues.

iKayZee

I couldn't care less if they spend my money on BMWs and Mercs. As long as … I couldn't care less if they spend my money on BMWs and Mercs. As long as they provide good service, everything else is irrelevant. I have used Scan plenty of times before and never had any issues.



Wait until you have to return something

I got most of my components from Amazon uk, customer service is brilliant and the prices are just as good as anywhere.

blackster

Wait until you have to return something



This is why you take photos of things when you're unboxing them, especially if they're expensive.

andrewgiz

Do you guys know of an independent website that provides reviews about … Do you guys know of an independent website that provides reviews about this online shop? I am seeing several negative comments promptly counterbalanced by those that never had an issue with them. So far it seems a 50-50 split, which would yield a rating of 2.5 out of 5...not a good number to rely on. This was taken from what I saw here, do not get me wrong. Thanks for your feedback. A



trustpilot.co.uk/rev….uk

How does this compare against it. Obviously different case, ram etc. But I want a 4670K based system and don't fancy building it myself

freshtechsolutions.co.uk/cus…tml

This was cheaper a couple of days ago


Cartoonhead

They will take your money, don't give a stuff about customer service and … They will take your money, don't give a stuff about customer service and then spend it on BMW's, Merc's and Nissan GTR's (Trust me google them)



the fact they spend their money and therefore contribute to tax is better than Apple, who just store their profits in a bank account, google it.

BananaMannn

This was cheaper a couple of days ago



The one earlier this week had a lower spec PSU and DDR1333 and not 1600. I'm going to try out Scan's customer service tomorrow by asking them if I can upgrade the motherboard to a higher spec one they have on offer.

What's the point of including a PSU that's SLI/Xfire compatible when only one of the Motherboard PCI-E slots runs at x16? The other slot runs at x4, making SLI/Xfire useless.

mattturner756

I ordered a water cooler from them, didnt have a problem



Thinking of getting one of these for the kitchen.
Does it have to be plumbed in? oO

Jelly Bean

the fact they spend their money and therefore contribute to tax is better … the fact they spend their money and therefore contribute to tax is better than Apple, who just store their profits in a bank account, google it.



I'd google This

Edited by: "blackster" 26th Jan 2014

stuellis

I'm going to try out Scan's customer service tomorrow by asking them if … I'm going to try out Scan's customer service tomorrow by asking them if I can upgrade the motherboard to a higher spec one they have on offer.



Can't see why they would allow that since this is a package deal [the clues in the title], though there is nothing stopping you buying exactly what you need, at Scan or elsewhere.

Must say I was quite impressed with the Cooler Master CM 690 case, I seen one in my local PC shop a couple of weeks ago, its a massive step up from their early cases.


GoatzRus

What's the point of including a PSU that's SLI/Xfire compatible when only … What's the point of including a PSU that's SLI/Xfire compatible when only one of the Motherboard PCI-E slots runs at x16? The other slot runs at x4, making SLI/Xfire useless.



If you even knew what xfire or SLI were then I doubt you would be looking at using this board anyway, someone spending money on a double card setup would already know what they were after/required from a MB.

blackster

I'd google http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bad+customer+service+scan+computers



Wow, welcome to the internets...

Google "bad customer service" with any PC retailer on the end and see what happens, unsuprisingly they all have their fair share of bad publicity. Some even get a mention on wikipedia for their bad service..

v8griff

And the same crap customer service.




agreed.

Try getting a replacement on a product delivered faulty. Had a couple of bent radiator pins that stopped me from installing a h80i had to end up fixing it myself. The swindlers kept saying "We've installed loads and they're fine"..the **** kind of excuse is that.

eastonch

The only issues with Scan: 1) Their website - It's confusing at times, … The only issues with Scan: 1) Their website - It's confusing at times, there's no simplistic method of searching, however it does ward off people without a clue. 2) Their data entry, that case they have there, on the 'specs' part it says it has no removable panels and no window. I'm quite sure it has both? Apart from that they're solid. I once put a £1500 order through and had it within 12 hours of placing the order.



You missed the most important aspect, these shysters apply "benefit of use" legislation to their stock. Basically something goes wrong within warranty period, they will not offer a full refund, replacement or repair. The excuse of a after sales team will offer what they regard as a fair refund considering how long you've had and used the item.

Case in point, my Buffalo external HDD failed after 9 months, they offered my £33+VAT for an item which cost £60.

See?

pimpMe

Wow, welcome to the internets...Google "bad customer service" with any PC … Wow, welcome to the internets...Google "bad customer service" with any PC retailer on the end and see what happens, unsuprisingly they all have their fair share of bad publicity. Some even get a mention on wikipedia for their bad service..



True, but how many retailers do you know who apply benefit of use legislation? none that I know of, apart from Scam of course.

I've had better experiences with Pixmania, that's how bad Scam are.

A1M

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.scan.co.uk



What these rating websites can't tell you is how retailers perform within specific areas, i.e. ordering, delivery communication, aftersales etc etc. What you will see is plenty folk are happy with prices and delivery which is fair enough, but if you sample the negative feedback you'll see a trend, as I've said aftersales/warranty is a joke (putting it politely).

They are to customer care what Herod was to baby sitting, they are that bad.

Read this horror story, pretty much sums them up: [url=LINKY]LINKY[/url]

Edited by: "v8griff" 28th Jan 2014

Ok I have ordered one, lets see how this goes.

I called them beforehand and was only kept waiting for 30 seconds in a queue before someone answered the phone, and the guy was able to answer all my questions straight away.

I then placed my order and was given the option to pay £15 to protect all my items against damage during assembaly, if anything breaks it will be replaced free of charge, this seemed a good deal as I know it is far to easy to break cooler/cpu mounting bracket or kill a component through electrostatic and given this bundle was nearly £60 cheaper than buying the parts individually I think its still a great price.

I have had emails updating me of my order status and confirming I should receive it tomorrow.

I did pay on credit card instead of cash purely for the extra protection this gives me but so far I am very happy with the whole process.

v8griff

You missed the most important aspect, these shysters apply "benefit of … You missed the most important aspect, these shysters apply "benefit of use" legislation to their stock. Basically something goes wrong within warranty period, they will not offer a full refund, replacement or repair. The excuse of a after sales team will offer what they regard as a fair refund considering how long you've had and used the item.Case in point, my Buffalo external HDD failed after 9 months, they offered my £33+VAT for an item which cost £60.See?



That does sound disappointing but did you try contacting the manufacture? This should be covered by the manufactures warrenty which should be at least 12 months.

stuellis

That does sound disappointing but did you try contacting the manufacture? … That does sound disappointing but did you try contacting the manufacture? This should be covered by the manufactures warrenty which should be at least 12 months.



The first 12 months is the retailers responsibility. In hindsight I wished I had waited beyond 12 months as Buffalo kit is covered by an additional 12 months warranty (direct with them). You learn by your mistakes, will never use these crooks again.

v8griff

True, but how many retailers do you know who apply benefit of use … True, but how many retailers do you know who apply benefit of use legislation? none that I know of, apart from Scam of course. I've had better experiences with Pixmania, that's how bad Scam are.



Off the top of my head, Novatech have been doing it for about 4 years now.

You do know there is legislation in place to protect you against being ripped off? Most 'benefit of use' scenarios are after the warranty has ran out anyway, its quite rare to invoke it during warranty, as that is what the warranty is for....
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