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Intel i7 920 DIY [email protected] --- £563.49
Intel i7 920 DIY Combo@scan --- £563.49

Intel i7 920 DIY [email protected] --- £563.49

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Looks like good value for top spec PC extremely powerful with good overclocking (D0 stepping) Parts included are

Xclio Godspeed One Advanced Black Mid Tower Case with 2 x180mm Side Fans, w/o PSU
700W Storm LPK19-35 ,120mm Silent Fan, 24pin +4 pin +12V PSU ATX 2.2
Intel i7 920, D0 SLBEJ S1366, Bloomfield, 2.66 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 20x Ratio, 130W, Retail
MSI X58M, Intel X58, 1366, 2xPCI-E 2.0(x16) SLI, Triple DDR3 1333, SATA 3Gb/s RAID, MATX
1.5TB Western Digital WD15EADS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 32MB Cache, NCQ
45cm Akasa AK-CB053 SATA II cable with Latch connector - Silver Clear Cable
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, DHX, XMP

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Voted hot on this, it seems good value for those who aren't particular on specific parts and manufacturers.

Can't see what the video card is, or is it me?

Good point...appears to be no onboard video with the motherboard

HDD is slowwwww 5400rpm jobby.

PSU.. Sounds like cheapy rubbish, wouldn't trust it tbh.

I think you're better off buying something in the guise of AMD at this budget. Most of the performance but a lot more money for quality parts like the PSU and case..

Each to their own though, not voting.

Best of making your own set-up.

MSI X58M, Intel X58, 1366, 2xPCI-E 2.0(x16) SLI.
Storm psu is pretty good.
HDD 5400 is pretty slow on an ide port but ok on sata/3Gb/s
TBH AMD cannot touch the i7.
nice deal imo.

These will come down further soon, i just ordered a new I7 950 from dell, the full works costing loads..... Then the i9 was announced >.>

Stop your ill informed scaremongering nonsense!!
A PSU is very unlikely to 'blow up' if it is pushed beyond it's capabilities not unless it is left in this overloaded state for a significant amount of time!!
This again is VERY unlikely to happen unless you like working with a computer that is completely unstable i.e a PC that keeps on crashing and restarting :roll:

When more current than that of which can be supplied is demanded the PSU's output voltage simply drops (current & Potential Difference (aka Voltage) are inversely proportional)
Once the voltage drops below spec it causes the computer to crash!
No bangs, No fire, No house burning down :roll:
Obviously damage can occur to the PSU if you leave it running in this cycle for a significant amount of time, but as I said above only an idiot would do this!!
Simply identify that the PSU is not powerful enough as the fault (by swapping out for more powerful PSU and observing the PC become stable) and save the old PSU for a less current heavy rig!

Obviously this is being sold as a package and unless you start chucking in DUAL top range GFX cards and other high current draw components then I am pretty confident that the supplied PSU is more than up to the job!!

Also I don't quite understand how the 'RAM was too fast' ???
You do realize that RAM can be run at speeds lower than that of which it is rated!!
I could happily place 1066Mhz RAM into a mobo that only supports 800Mhz RAM and it would simply and happily just run at 800Mhz rather than 1066Mhz!

THE OP has failed to offer a specific benefit for this combo ?

Who is this cocktail of components aimed at ?

What is overclock potential , any links to performance with this HSF?

Why lets someone else choose your config for you ?

No one knows my needs better tahn I, so why lose your only real edge to
a money saving third party >?

If I am gonna screw up a handbuild , I dont need your help .

COCO

I_SHOULD_COCO;6499094

THE OP has failed to offer a specific benefit for this combo ?Who is this … THE OP has failed to offer a specific benefit for this combo ?Who is this cocktail of components aimed at ?What is overclock potential , any links to performance with this HSF?Why lets someone else choose your config for you ?No one knows my needs better tahn I, so why lose your only real edge toa money saving third party >?If I am gonna screw up a handbuild , I dont need your help .COCO



And breathe.

Leftfield and I should COCO had a tough day at work I think.

Anyone wanting the i7 rig would want to specify their own components, this is a deal without a customer base (imho).

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rubbish deal.........over priced for what it is worth and no graphics card?

I'd rather build my own

Build you're own folks;-) Not that a great deal IMO

Rob43;6500118

Build you're own folks;-) Not that a great deal IMO



It IS a build your own. Would be great if one of the 'experts' on here have some facts to back up the opinion, for example a better selection of components at the price.

considering the massive potential of the i7 you would need a minimum graphics card of a gtx260/4870 to get the most out of it from a gaming perspective, ideally you would want a higher spec graphics card, further pushing the price up. personally I would swap out the power supply for a corsair (the new HX models come with a 7 year warranty) and consider changing the case (antec 300 or cm690). i'll agree its a good price however it doesn't really have a market

You see, this is why I mentioned that it's good for people who don't care much for specific parts and manufacturers.

There's always going to be a few uptight people who want to brag about their own picks, but not everyone cares so much. Some people want to build their first PC. I remember 10 years ago I considered bundles incase I picked a wrong part. Everyone started somewhere.

IT people are 2 a penny here, so there's plenty of opinions, but I think it's important to re-iterate that yes, you can build a more complete PC for the money, but some people don't want the hassle.

I just feel it's wrong to berate the OP for posting a bundle deal, when bundles have been around for years, aimed at people who just don't want much hassle.

This is just not a very smart deal... uninformed, and expensive.

Leftfield;6498649

Stop your ill informed scaremongering nonsense!!A PSU is very unlikely to … Stop your ill informed scaremongering nonsense!!A PSU is very unlikely to 'blow up' if it is pushed beyond it's capabilities not unless it is left in this overloaded state for a significant amount of time!!



I beg to differ... I have seen it for myself while tinkering :whistling:

Plus:

corsair.com/cin…747

:roll:

I would disagree with most comments in this thread. I bought almost the same bundle of parts for around the same price about 2 months ago.

The MSI X58 Pro board has very good reviews and allows great overclocking. The mobo has load of features including overclock push buttons on the board itself and diagnostic LEDS for PCI slots and other key areas of the board.

You're getting 6Gb of fast Corsair DDR3 memory - what more do you want? (the motherboard has 6 ram slots, so 3 are free after this)

The i7 920 is a top range CPU at the moment for the money (I know there's i5, but here your getting 8 threads and excellent overclocking potential)

Also it's very likely that when the i9 comes out, it's be a simple upgrade (albeit probably expensive to start with!)

Storm Power Supplies are not crap, they seem to be respected, so not sure what the fuss is about, It's ATX 2.2 and powers my system very well, it's also EXTREMELY quiet.

Not sure why people compain about the 5400rpm Hard drive speed, it's really all about seek time and cache. All newer drives will probably come at 5400rpm to save energy and they will run a lot quieter.



The case is excellent, 2 good sized LED lit fans on the side and 2 smaller ones inside at the top, with control knobs to manually set the speed if you want. Mesh at the front so you get good air flow and cooling.

ok, so you'll need a graphics card, I wen't for the ati 4850 and it runs the latest games at 1920x1080 well, but you could go for the 4870 or gtx260 or better if you want all details maxed out.

oh, and the mobo supports SLI and crossfire, allowing 2 seperate graphics cards to be inserted, supercharging your graphics power.

Also also bought a decent CPU cooler and managed to easily overclock my system to 4Ghz with the X58 board.

A system from dell or the like with similar specs is likely to cost in the region of £1000-£1200, and they'll likely be crappy parts inside, so for me this deal seems like a no brainer because all the parts or mached for you, all you simply do it put it together and it's unlikely to fail (providing you do the basics) since the parts are pre-matched.

I'm running windows 7 64 bit. 4 Cores and 8 threads. Video editing, photo editing etc is much faster than other system I have used.

Anyway, my 2 pence worth. :whistling:

I also have to disagree about PSUs blowing up. I have had a cheap PSU blow up with a bang the first time it was powered up. I have been assembling PCs for 15 years now and I replace colleagues PSUs on a regular basis - it does happen!

Original Poster

Well opinions divided then, I agree not the combination of parts i would get but then thats my choice may be ok for others.

It's good they've not included a graphics card, lets you choose your own. Personally, I'd get at least a Radeon 4890 or 5850.

I have just built my own, and with a fairly similar spec, and I think this is a decent deal. Not sure if I would have bought this instead if it had of come a few a days earlier, but I would certainly be taking a more detailed look at it.

If you slapped a Radeon 4890 in this (like I did) I reckon it would be around £50 more expensive than my self-build. For that £50 this has an i7 (mine only has i5) and an extra 2Gb of RAM.

drasim;6500347

You see, this is why I mentioned that it's good for people who don't care … You see, this is why I mentioned that it's good for people who don't care much for specific parts and manufacturers.There's always going to be a few uptight people who want to brag about their own picks, but not everyone cares so much. Some people want to build their first PC. I remember 10 years ago I considered bundles incase I picked a wrong part. Everyone started somewhere.IT people are 2 a penny here, so there's plenty of opinions, but I think it's important to re-iterate that yes, you can build a more complete PC for the money, but some people don't want the hassle.I just feel it's wrong to berate the OP for posting a bundle deal, when bundles have been around for years, aimed at people who just don't want much hassle.



Well put!

It's not a criticism of the various opinions thats the problem as I can somtimes find it extremely valuable when planning my next (albeit fantasy at the moment) rig. But most of the time it doesnt help when one person says buy it! and another says Dont buy it, it will explode killing everyone you know and love
I also think bundles do have their place and are useful to some (oviously not if you are an expert and can source high grade bargains individually).

I think this is a decent bundle for the price if you are an amateur computer builder as the parts SHOULD be matched for you go just a case of putting them together which will save you money compared to buying one built.

As for the PSU, i have seen a few go up in smoke in my time working in IT, my parents PSU also did nearly catch fire, lucky somebody was in the house to smell the PSU burning out. Needless to say now i always go for overkill when it comes to PSU's to make sure they run nowhere near thier maximum capacity. Dust can also be a major contributing factor with PSU over heating so remember to give you PC a dusting from time to time, compressed air being the quickest and easiest.

PSU isnt of major brand and can be a liability,
Tower is flimsy and plastic, and cooling ability isnt very good
The hard drive is the eco variety, and slow, especially if thats your boot drive...
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