Intel I3 3.5GHZ desktop 4GB Ram at £229.99 @ saveonlaptops
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Intel I3 3.5GHZ desktop 4GB Ram at £229.99 @ saveonlaptops

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Found 19th Aug 2014
Just want to make everyone aware that saveonlaptops.co.uk are unleashing more CUBE computers. They started with the value range of CUBE gaming laptops and now they have the 1st desktop coming soon.

The specs are:

Intel i3 Dual Core 3.5Ghz Processor 4150 (4400 Graphics).
Kingston 4Gb DDR3 1600Mhz Memory
500Gb SATA3 Hard Drive
LiteOn 16x DVD RW
Memory Card Reader
Windows 8.1

Anyone who builds there own rig will know that this machine is priced very competitively. And it has a Windows8.1 licence with it as a bonus.

All this machine needs is 4gb more ram and a dedicated video card and you can go on and play Planetside2.

4GB RAM NOT 8GB AS STATED IN TITLE
- MLD9

Thanks to admin who changed the post. Was sleepy.

314 Comments

I bought Lenovo i5 desktop for £234 when it was posted 2 days ago, which far better deal than this one you just posted.

Original Poster

i5 for 234? Where :D!!!

to be fair, this has usb 3, 300w power supply and is made from generic parts that are listed (unlike the lenovo)

still no hdmi out but a pci express 2 slot for a new graphics card which the power supply can support

the processor isn't as good as the lenovo but its not bad
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

the upgrade potential with this over the, now sold out, refurbished lenovo would have me lean towards this tbh. Heat added

Original Poster

Just checked the Lenovo.

Its worth noting the following. The Lenovo has Intel 2500 graphics. The CUBE has 4400 graphics. A huge increase.
The I5 might have 2 cores extra but still has 4 threads like the I3 due to hyper threading on the I3 part.
I know by fact that the CUBE can support up to 16gb ram but unsure about the Lenovo.

I don't think there is much difference on the CPU to be honest. Unless your heavy gaming most games struggle to use 4 cores.



Edited by: "Controversy" 19th Aug 2014

you might want to update the title to say 4Gb
I still think its hot though and personally prefer it to the lenovo (which get to about 500 degrees before expiring)

I definitely would like to get this as I'm gradually getting into PC gaming, I know that this won't do much right out if the box, but I do intend to invest in more RAM and a graphics card in time.

h4hassan

I bought Lenovo i5 desktop for £234 when it was posted 2 days ago, which … I bought Lenovo i5 desktop for £234 when it was posted 2 days ago, which far better deal than this one you just posted.



The important factor here is:was - unfortunately all those sold out. It was a very good deal no doubt about it though.

Banned

Guys, this looks to be using a very small case so you are going to be limited to low profile graphics cards. Doesn't give you a lot of choice when it comes to gaming grade graphics cards. Your Top option is only going to be an nvifia 750.

can this be upgraded to an I5 by replacing the cpu?

Controversy

i5 for 234? Where :D!!!


Should be popping up on ebay any day now (there were heaps of them that went pretty quickly).

Really uncomfortable; hurts my knees when using. No battery so has to be plugged into mains. This is a rubbish laptop.

tanked

you might want to update the title to say 4GbI still think its hot though … you might want to update the title to say 4GbI still think its hot though and personally prefer it to the lenovo (which get to about 500 degrees before expiring)



You might want to update your comment to say 4GB
B -> Bytes
b -> bits

4Gb = 0.5GB (_;)

not bad for a budget system, good for office etc.

Excellent price. I'm thinking of getting one. Just out of curiosity, what would I need to add a Intel Wifi/Bluetooth card to support WiDi and Wireless AC? Also what graphics card would be supported by this system given the small PSU?

This is a good machine to buy for your office or whatever as a workhorse but why even try market it as a base machine that can be easily upgraded into a gaming PC, this just isn't the case. The form factor will limit you to only being able to buy certain gfx cards, at best you can turn this into a machine that will play new games but not at particularly great settings, and it will fall out of date fast.

These machines are workhorse machines to sit in offices crunching numbers and not taking up much space.

Savvy1

can this be upgraded to an I5 by replacing the cpu?



Yes you can. It can handle the latest socket 1150 Xeons and i7's too.It has an MSI H81M-P33 motherboard:
uk.msi.com/sup…tml

please update the title!

torybarsteward

Excellent price. I'm thinking of getting one. Just out of curiosity, what … Excellent price. I'm thinking of getting one. Just out of curiosity, what would I need to add a Intel Wifi/Bluetooth card to support WiDi and Wireless AC? Also what graphics card would be supported by this system given the small PSU?



If you absolutely need WiDi and Wireless AC you'd be better off buying a laptop. As for GPU it's unlikely you could fit one which wouldn't work fine on a 300W supply as it will only take low profile cards.

Seems a good price for a pre-built system. Just compared buying the same components from Scan.co.uk and without O/S comes to £226.22, add £69.37 for Windows 8.1 OEM dvd. But then I've either got to pay for delivery or collect components, then build it (which is no biggie) and then install O/S. Worth considering as a HTPC, just add a low profile graphics card for £20 with HDMI out (possible wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad) and your good to go.

Certainly worth the money.
A GTX 750/750 Ti would make this a capable little gaming PC.

h4hassan

I bought Lenovo i5 desktop for £234 when it was posted 2 days ago, which … I bought Lenovo i5 desktop for £234 when it was posted 2 days ago, which far better deal than this one you just posted.


Time machine anybody

I know this is 300w but does anyone have a feel for actual power harage of this machine)? I am thinking of setting up a 24/7 low power media sever capable of transcoding and had been considering an Intel NUC, but this would be much cheaper while a similar spec. It is obviously bigger though this isn't a massive issue for me.

Tafsir

Time machine anybody



Waiting for one to come up on offer on UKHD, hopefully not to much longer to wait

Add a low profile GTX 750 for £80 and you've got yourself a Steam machine with more or less the same graphics muscle as a PS4 (only with a lot more games to choose from and at lower prices). Very good value here

heat from me, good deal! I would have to agree, adding a GTX 750 Ti to this would make it a worth while entry/medium gaming machine for just over £300

username1234

You might want to update your comment to say 4GBB - Bytesb - bits4Gb = … You might want to update your comment to say 4GBB -> Bytesb -> bits4Gb = 0.5GB (_;)



ah, okay, never knew that. Whats gb then - as in the title

AndrewRunagall

I definitely would like to get this as I'm gradually getting into PC … I definitely would like to get this as I'm gradually getting into PC gaming, I know that this won't do much right out if the box, but I do intend to invest in more RAM and a graphics card in time.

The case for this looks to be very small meaning you are going to be limited to low profile GPU's, as well as these pre built PC's usually come with a low wattage power supply meaning you won't be able to get a very capable GPU.

Kibster

The case for this looks to be very small meaning you are going to be … The case for this looks to be very small meaning you are going to be limited to low profile GPU's, as well as these pre built PC's usually come with a low wattage power supply meaning you won't be able to get a very capable GPU.



It is a standard Micro ATX motherboard though, so they could replace the case and PSU at a later date.

Very tempted by this, but it's twice the width of my current Revo R3610

Still, I think if I put in a low profile graphics card this could be a nice little gaming HTPC. Is the 750 as mentioned previously a good option for this then, and it'd definitely fit okay? And how does it compare to the Radeon R7 265?

Thanks
Edited by: "blizeH" 19th Aug 2014

blizeH

Very tempted by this, but it's twice the width of my current Revo R3610 … Very tempted by this, but it's twice the width of my current Revo R3610 :(Still, I think if I put in a low profile graphics card this could be a nice little gaming HTPC. Is the 750 as mentioned previously a good option for this then, and it'd definitely fit okay?



Overclockers have a low profile version for £80 overclockers.co.uk/sho…-KF and should fit ok.

MLD9

Which is better, this … Which is better, this or:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-cp6230-desktop-from-ebuyer-pentium-g2030-3ghz-4gb-ram-1tb-hdd-windows-8-64bit-1977654Thanks.



This one, the only thing the other has over this is the larger hard drive. The i3 processor is faster than the g2030

Please can someone advise if this can take another (2nd) HDD. I want to use it as a media/ file server at home, on 24/7 so was thinking of setting up 2 HDD's as raid

bil534

Please can someone advise if this can take another (2nd) HDD. I want to … Please can someone advise if this can take another (2nd) HDD. I want to use it as a media/ file server at home, on 24/7 so was thinking of setting up 2 HDD's as raid



It can take 2 x 3.5" drives and 1 x 5.25" (which you could convert into 1 x 3.5" or 6 x 2.5")

Form Factor: Micro ATX
Motherboard Support: Micro ATX, Mini ITX
PSU Support: Micro ATX
Gaming Case: No
Water Cooling Ready: No
Dimensions: 99mm x 306mm x 400mm (W x H x D)
Packaging Dimensions: 160mm x 368mm x 446mm (W x H x D)
Body Material: 0.5mm SECC Metal
Front Bezel Material: Plastic
Side Panel: Vented
External Bays: 1 x 5.25” External
Internal Bays: 2 x 3.5” Internal
Drive Bay Notes:
Expansion Slots: 4 x Half-Height
Cooling Front: None
Cooling Top: 1 x 8cm Fan
Cooling Rear: Vented
Cooling Side: Vented
Cooling Bottom: Vented
IO Ports: 2 x USB 2.0
1 x HD Audio
1 x Microphone
Front Bezel Colour: Black/Silver
Body Colour: Black
System Cabinet Features: Comes with Built-in 3-in-1 Card-Reader
PSU Included: Yes
Net Weight (KGs): 3.1 KGs

yoyotech.co.uk/mat…03b
Edited by: "secondcoming" 19th Aug 2014

Many thanx for your help. Could you also advise if this is suitable for the intended use (connected to TV for streaming media as well as being used as file server for rest of the pc's at home)

secondcoming

It can take 2 x 3.5" drives and 1 x 5.25" (which you could convert into 1 … It can take 2 x 3.5" drives and 1 x 5.25" (which you could convert into 1 x 3.5" or 6 x 2.5")Form Factor: Micro ATXMotherboard Support: Micro ATX, Mini ITXPSU Support: Micro ATXGaming Case: NoWater Cooling Ready: NoDimensions: 99mm x 306mm x 400mm (W x H x D)Packaging Dimensions: 160mm x 368mm x 446mm (W x H x D)Body Material: 0.5mm SECC MetalFront Bezel Material: PlasticSide Panel: VentedExternal Bays: 1 x 5.25” ExternalInternal Bays: 2 x 3.5” InternalDrive Bay Notes: Expansion Slots: 4 x Half-HeightCooling Front: NoneCooling Top: 1 x 8cm FanCooling Rear: VentedCooling Side: VentedCooling Bottom: VentedIO Ports: 2 x USB 2.01 x HD Audio1 x MicrophoneFront Bezel Colour: Black/SilverBody Colour: BlackSystem Cabinet Features: Comes with Built-in 3-in-1 Card-ReaderPSU Included: YesNet Weight (KGs): 3.1 KGshttp://www.yoyotech.co.uk/matx-case-with-built-in-card-reader-and-300w-psu-s003b

Change case and get any gfx card, easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Thanks to the people above for the graphics recommendations, however the Eclipse one doesn't include VAT or delivery.

I can get a 750 Ti from Ebuyer for £93 delivered, but will it definitely fit?

ebuyer.com/623…73f

Thanks again

that one won't fit. it's not low profile.
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