Intel Core i7 6700K + Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard + Arctic Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Bundle - £419.99 @ AWD-IT
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Intel Core i7 6700K + Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard + Arctic Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Bundle - £419.99 @ AWD-IT

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Found 4th Sep 2016Made hot 4th Sep 2016
Was looking up bundle prices and noticed AWD-IT have some nicely priced i5 and i7 ones... not bad considering they are pre-assembled. The mobo and CPU on their own come to £450.47 from Scan for example... £440.71 on Amazon... that's not including the cooler.

NOTE: For it to be overclocked it needs to be purchased with memory.

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Have to buy ram to get the or on the cup.

Have to buy ram to get the or on the cup.

At this price I'd want a hexacore...

Original Poster

thelagmonster

At this price I'd want a hexacore...


got any links?

I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying separately from PC partpicker, was very pleased as I went for the i7 6800k. between the assembly and overclocking/stress testing, was well worth the £20

sorry, didn't see this was overclocked too, great deal if awd-it are reputable

longback2

I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying … I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying separately from PC partpicker, was very pleased as I went for the i7 6800k. between the assembly and overclocking/stress testing, was well worth the £20


Got a link, decent mobo...?

OVERCLOCKED to a Huge 4.5Ghz (only when purchased with memory from the drop down box)

Soooooo tempted!!!

mamboboy

got any links?


I didn't say you COULD get one for this price, only that I'd want one. The 5820k has been around the £300 mark a few times, and the mobo is about £130 worth, so not that hard to do.

Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in my pc but I never seem struggle on any game.
I just keep talking myself out of upgrading.

Original Poster

geebeegooner

Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in … Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in my pc but I never seem struggle on any game. I just keep talking myself out of upgrading.


Same here. Have a 2500k @ 4.3Ghz and have always decided against when pricing up upgrades... but think I bent a few motherboard pins a few weeks back as now only two of the memory slots work and am now getting suspicious framerate dips in BF1 with my 980Ti. Might have to take the plunge now
Edited by: "mamboboy" 4th Sep 2016

I am always dubious about pre-overclocked bundles as I am sure they prob just load a bios profile..

Every CPU is different and it means these pre-overclocked bundles will over voltage the processor to get a generic stable overclock..

I love that arctic freezer 13

mamboboy

Same here. Have a 2500k @ 4.3Ghz and have always decided against when … Same here. Have a 2500k @ 4.3Ghz and have always decided against when pricing up upgrades... but think I bent a few motherboard pins a few weeks back as now only two of the memory slots work and am now getting suspicious framerate dips in BF1 with my 980Ti. Might have to take the plunge now


You need to increase settings or/and resolution to get the best out of your GPU. At lower resolution the CPU will struggle giving up and down frames, at the higher settings and/or resolution will use less cpu and FPS will be steadier all the way through. Your cpu is still very good for the 980ti the problem comes for these people that at all cost do want to play on these high frequency monitors. the 2600k at the same frequency is only 10/12% less powerful than the 6700k

Edited by: "miaomiaobaubau" 4th Sep 2016

mamboboy

Same here. Have a 2500k @ 4.3Ghz and have always decided against when … Same here. Have a 2500k @ 4.3Ghz and have always decided against when pricing up upgrades... but think I bent a few motherboard pins a few weeks back as now only two of the memory slots work and am now getting suspicious framerate dips in BF1 with my 980Ti. Might have to take the plunge now



Try other games.
Would be strange to just happen in one game.

miaomiaobaubau

You need to increase settings or/and resolution to get the best out of … You need to increase settings or/and resolution to get the best out of your GPU. At lower resolution the CPU will struggle giving up and down frames, at the higher settings and/or resolution will use less cpu and FPS will be steadier all the way through. Your cpu is still very good for the 980ti the problem comes for these people that at all cost do want to play on these high frequency monitors. the 2600k at the same frequency is only 10/12% less powerful than the 6700k



Cheers for info. I'll be sticking with it for a while longer now :-D

geebeegooner

Cheers for info. I'll be sticking with it for a while longer now :-D


take my word for good, I got 2600k, 3770k, 4790, 3930k etc... and I always do tests on the lower power cpu's, I know what I am talking about. I only need to get a nice gtx1080 sli now, even if I do not need it, lol


Edited by: "miaomiaobaubau" 4th Sep 2016

miaomiaobaubau

take my word for good, I got 2600k, 3770k, 4790, 3930k etc... and I … take my word for good, I got 2600k, 3770k, 4790, 3930k etc... and I always do tests on the lower power cpu's, I know what I am talking about. I only need to get a nice gtx1080 sli now, if if I do not need it, lol



Running a 980ti but got a vive a few weeks back.
Still not struggling on games even like raw data so it's a decent set-up.
Might pick another ti up but sli support always put me off.

miaomiaobaubau

You need to increase settings or/and resolution to get the best out of … You need to increase settings or/and resolution to get the best out of your GPU. At lower resolution the CPU will struggle giving up and down frames, at the higher settings and/or resolution will use less cpu and FPS will be steadier all the way through. Your cpu is still very good for the 980ti the problem comes for these people that at all cost do want to play on these high frequency monitors. the 2600k at the same frequency is only 10/12% less powerful than the 6700k



geebeegooner

Cheers for info. I'll be sticking with it for a while longer now :-D


I can atest to this. On Overwatch I was having horrid stutter for awhile and every time I dropped settings it seemed to get worse, bumped the settings up from where they were originally and the game was much more stable (I run a 2500k @4.3ghz and a R9 285 for reference )
Edited by: "slayermatt" 4th Sep 2016

personally i would only buy a cpu right now if you really need it just wait for zen or even kabylake



longback2

I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying … I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying separately from PC partpicker, was very pleased as I went for the i7 6800k. between the assembly and overclocking/stress testing, was well worth the £20

longback2

I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying … I got an overclocked bundle off scan, was about £20 more than buying separately from PC partpicker, was very pleased as I went for the i7 6800k. between the assembly and overclocking/stress testing, was well worth the £20



It should be pointed out that the i7-6800K is Broadwell-E which uses Socket 2011 and not Socket 1150 which the i7-6700K uses. The typical price for an i7-6800K is £399 so almost as much as this bundle just for the CPU. You do NOT need an i7-6800K for gaming. Lastly the 6800K is Hex core and the 6700K is quad core.

I'd advise anyone to pair this bundle with an M.2 NVMe (Not AHCI!) SSD such as the Samsung SM951 or Samsung 950 Pro.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Sep 2016

geebeegooner

Running a 980ti but got a vive a few weeks back.Still not struggling on … Running a 980ti but got a vive a few weeks back.Still not struggling on games even like raw data so it's a decent set-up.Might pick another ti up but sli support always put me off.


every game does behave in a different way, @1080p some do need a better cpu (ex:crysis3) but the most does not and at higher settings and/or higher resolution, the cpu usage does come down. The 2600k is the very best for O.C.,you can go up to 4800mhz no problems but with a very good cooler and should not be a problem with a 980ti sli. Any eventual future upgrade other that the 980ti sli might be affected by the pci2 lanes.

ftoowner

I am always dubious about pre-overclocked bundles as I am sure they prob … I am always dubious about pre-overclocked bundles as I am sure they prob just load a bios profile.. Every CPU is different and it means these pre-overclocked bundles will over voltage the processor to get a generic stable overclock..



Correct. Given the time taken to find optimal overclock vs the premium they charge for these bundles (compared to the sum of parts) you can be sure they are not paying someone for multiple hours of overclocking. You would need to find the voltage floor yourself for a 'proper' overclock. That said, it will just work straight out of the box so I guess it's okay for some people who aren't keen on overclocking themselves... even though it will be pumping loads of unnecessary volts through the cpu!

geebeegooner

Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in … Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in my pc but I never seem struggle on any game. I just keep talking myself out of upgrading.



What GPU do you have? That would be the part to upgrade. The i7-2600K is easily good enough and can be overclocked if you haven't already, although stock performance is good enough.

miaomiaobaubau

every game does behave in a different way, @1080p some do need a better … every game does behave in a different way, @1080p some do need a better cpu (ex:crysis3) but the most does not and at higher settings and/or higher resolution, the cpu usage does come down. The 2600k is the very best for O.C.,you can go up to 4800mhz no problems but with a very good cooler and should not be a problem with a 980ti sli. Any eventual future upgrade other that the 980ti sli might be affected by the pci2 lanes.



My cooler is a bit pants tbh. Think it's running at 4.3 might get a new cooler and some fans. It's like a radiator since I got a new case :-P

fishmaster

What GPU do you have? That would be the part to upgrade. The i7-2600K is … What GPU do you have? That would be the part to upgrade. The i7-2600K is easily good enough and can be overclocked if you haven't already, although stock performance is good enough.



980ti.

geebeegooner

980ti.



GTX1080 is the natural upgrade for you, or you could go for 980Ti SLI, although SLI won't give consistent performance across all games.

excellent company, can personally vouch for them. excellent service and the overclocked bundles are well built and properly tested to make sure stable.

fishmaster

GTX1080 is the natural upgrade for you, or you could go for 980Ti SLI, … GTX1080 is the natural upgrade for you, or you could go for 980Ti SLI, although SLI won't give consistent performance across all games.



I put my 980Ti on ebay but pulled it as it's still smashing everything.
I'm. Not really into 4k gaming and it's playing vive well enough.
If you wanna have a nosey at my rig it's here
twitter.com/gee…666?s=09

It's daft like me ha ha ha.
Edited by: "geebeegooner" 4th Sep 2016

geebeegooner

Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in … Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in my pc but I never seem struggle on any game. I just keep talking myself out of upgrading.



Same here, 2600k 16gb of ram. Wont upgrade as with the addition of a GTX-1070 that i recently got i can run all the latest games just fine so have no requirement to upgrade the CPU.

fishmaster

GTX1080 is the natural upgrade for you, or you could go for 980Ti SLI, … GTX1080 is the natural upgrade for you, or you could go for 980Ti SLI, although SLI won't give consistent performance across all games.



GTX-1080 .... Yes for people that like to spend £600 on a graphics card alone. No thanks !

appolospb

GTX-1080 .... Yes for people that like to spend £600 on a graphics card … GTX-1080 .... Yes for people that like to spend £600 on a graphics card alone. No thanks !



It's not for you, there's plenty of people, some of my clients for example that will pay double that for a GPU. There's people who will pay £100,000 for an audiophile music system, although I would argue the GTX1080 has a perceptible increase in performance, so maybe not a good example. £600 is not a waste if they can use the performance and some people can, and some people just want higher end gear.

appolospb

Same here, 2600k 16gb of ram. Wont upgrade as with the addition of a … Same here, 2600k 16gb of ram. Wont upgrade as with the addition of a GTX-1070 that i recently got i can run all the latest games just fine so have no requirement to upgrade the CPU.



Are those Harman Kardon soundsticks pretty decent?

fishmaster

Are those Harman Kardon soundsticks pretty decent?



Never really use them. Got them on a voucher glitch on here for £70 or something.
But when I use them they are very good.

geebeegooner

Never really use them. Got them on a voucher glitch on here for £70 or … Never really use them. Got them on a voucher glitch on here for £70 or something.But when I use them they are very good.



I was just looking for some speakers that are reasonable for listening to music when I use my Mac Mini as the internal speaker on the Mac Mini is as expected not that great.

Anyway back to this deal I need to sell my dual Xeon system with 32GB RAM and do a Skylake or Broadwell-E build.

ftoowner

I am always dubious about pre-overclocked bundles as I am sure they prob … I am always dubious about pre-overclocked bundles as I am sure they prob just load a bios profile.. Every CPU is different and it means these pre-overclocked bundles will over voltage the processor to get a generic stable overclock..



​my (scan) bundle was delayed because the first CPU wasn't stable at the overclock after a couple of 24hr stress tests, and (told me) they replaced it with the one I have now, if that alters your opinion at all.

geebeegooner

Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in … Got an i7 2600k really need upgrade..they are the only original parts in my pc but I never seem struggle on any game. I just keep talking myself out of upgrading.


that's becuz you know it would be a waste of money

PR1

Got a link, decent mobo...?



​just checked, the price has gone up since and the overclock isn't as high, mine is 4.4ghz, they only offer that in the oc10 bundle which is more expensive
https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/overclocked-custom-gaming-hardware-bundle-x99oc5
makes this deal even better!

thanks guys im running a 2600k still with a 970 strix i think i will stick with this for another 12 mths before upgrading my gpu if there aint more then 10 pcent upgrade wise
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