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Novatech Barebone Bundle Inc. Intel Core i7 2600K Only £476.99 with Free Delivery
Novatech Barebone Bundle Inc. Intel Core i7 2600K Only £476.99 with Free Delivery

Novatech Barebone Bundle Inc. Intel Core i7 2600K Only £476.99 with Free Delivery

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Today is the last day of the Novatech E3 related deals and the best offer onsite is for the Novatech Barebone Bundle:

Intel Core i7 2600K
Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 Memory
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
Novatech Gaming Case
600w Silent Gaming PSU

I know a few of you took advantage of the RAM deal I posted yesterday so I thought I'd spread the word of todays deal.

I believe for Free Next Day Delivery enter the code: FREEDEL11 when you are in the Basket is still valid.

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It says Assembled and tested, does it break warranty if a GPU needs to be poped in?

Would have been better if individual parts are supplied (like Scan)

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Tandom24

It says Assembled and tested, does it break warranty if a GPU needs to be … It says Assembled and tested, does it break warranty if a GPU needs to be poped in?



nah it doesnt mate.

just went on the site it says 574.99...hardly a deal when you have to add gpu & OS.. also cheap psu

also cheap case..this can't be hot
Edited by: "yoyo59" 10th Jun 2011

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yoyo59

just went on the site it says 574.99...hardly a deal when you have to add … just went on the site it says 574.99...hardly a deal when you have to add gpu & OS.. also cheap psu



Out of interest where does it say £574.99?

That was the price that the bundle was before they put it as part of the E3 Deal I believe: novatech.co.uk/nov…jsp

when I went on the site and clicked barebones it said 575

just clicked on your link and it came up as you said, i just calculated the motherboard cpu & ram and it comes to 415, so your basically paying 60 pound for a cheap case & psu.. I dont think its a good deal.. but some may

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yoyo59

just clicked on your link and it came up as you said, i just calculated … just clicked on your link and it came up as you said, i just calculated the motherboard cpu & ram and it comes to 415, so your basically paying 60 pound for a cheap case & psu.. I dont think its a good deal.. but some may



That's a fair enough point, and I know the deal isn't going to be for everyone but it is a good saving on the regular price (£100) so I thought it was worth posting.

Our work has this pc. Its great! Case looks much better in real life than in the pic.

very nice

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10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny
64mb ram
400mhz celeron processor
8gb hd

it was the dogs

Cool story bro

yoyo59

just clicked on your link and it came up as you said, i just calculated … just clicked on your link and it came up as you said, i just calculated the motherboard cpu & ram and it comes to 415, so your basically paying 60 pound for a cheap case & psu.. I dont think its a good deal.. but some may



You forgot the labour cost to put it together and test it.....

I have bought one of the i5 versions of these from Novatech. And I really find it difficult to put into words just how I feel about the purchase.

First thing is, it was delivered with a big hole in the box. But I accept I could have sent it back and refused to sign for the consignment.

The parts that are in the PC are not the best, the motherboard crashes every so often and struggles to deal with video.

But my main problem is with the case and fan. The fan sounds like its a jet engine gearing up to fire a take off. It is noisy. The case also makes a loud beeping nose that will rattle your teeth EVERY time it boots up. This I expect is for the BIOS, but why does it need to make such a loud one? I don't know.

The motherboard is also positioned in such a way that you cannot break off the back panels to install PCI parts. Pushing them to break them off, hits the motherboard. You'd have to remove the motherboard to break the casing panels off. The case is also a dust magnet.

I'm dissapointed with the casing and fans used, they are cheap and shoddy costing around £25 if bought seperately. It's very noisy. I should have bought a Dell. Even if it costs £150 more, the quiet operation will pay you back every time you use it.

I apologise if this offends anyone. But, it has to be said.

aberfal

10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz … 10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz celeron processor8gb hdit was the dogs



22 years ago was mine

IBM PS/2 55sx - 16mhz
2mb RAM
20mb HD

This also was the dogs at the time.
Games in CGA.... those were the days... DOS 3.3.... etc.

You bought that in 2001 for 1500 quid!? You got very seriously ripped off :-)

aberfal

10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz … 10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz celeron processor8gb hdit was the dogs


martinelsen

22 years ago was mineIBM PS/2 55sx - 16mhz2mb RAM20mb HDThis also was the … 22 years ago was mineIBM PS/2 55sx - 16mhz2mb RAM20mb HDThis also was the dogs at the time.Games in CGA.... those were the days... DOS 3.3.... etc.



Awww...... I'd buy you a pack of Worthers Original if you were my Grandad!

Does anyone know the speed of the memory in this? I wanted the fastest Vengeance memory ideally.
Also, what graphics card would you recommend for occasional gaming (budget up to £100)
thanks for posting!

!lsx!

Awww...... I'd buy you a pack of Worthers Original if you were my … Awww...... I'd buy you a pack of Worthers Original if you were my Grandad!



Well, I'm 42 so not really grandad material...

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superkully

You bought that in 2001 for 1500 quid!? You got very seriously ripped off … You bought that in 2001 for 1500 quid!? You got very seriously ripped off :-)




Just what i was thinking 2001 i bought £1200 pentium 4 3.2ghz 1.5gb ram radeon 900 160gb hdd... D It was also the dogs...

aberfal

10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz … 10 years ago i bought my 1st pc was £1500 from tiny 64mb ram400mhz celeron processor8gb hdit was the dogs



Our first PC was a Pentium 60 from Gateway (obsessed with cows)
It had 8mb ram, 500mb hard drive and a 2X CD-Rom drive! I believe it cost over £2000

Playing Doom, Theme Park and Magic Carpet was the best Christmas ever.

Edited by: "MBeeching" 10th Jun 2011

this would be great deal if only you get them to swap the case and pay ta extra ofc this case is gonna be noisy with bad air flow and not much room for cables looks ugly

I work out cost price of the parts on the site as around £530, that's without labour.

Must be hot.

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baseley09

I work out cost price of the parts on the site as around £530, that's … I work out cost price of the parts on the site as around £530, that's without labour.Must be hot.



It's a great point, it's fine for people to say "oh I could buy XYZ cheaper seperate" but then you have to spend time building it.

martinelsen

22 years ago was mineIBM PS/2 55sx - 16mhz2mb RAM20mb HDThis also was the … 22 years ago was mineIBM PS/2 55sx - 16mhz2mb RAM20mb HDThis also was the dogs at the time.Games in CGA.... those were the days... DOS 3.3.... etc.



28 years ago for me - 1983.
IBM PC, 8088 processor, twin floppy disks, MDA output, DOS 2.0 (ish)

MBeeching

Our first PC was a Pentium 60 from Gateway (obsessed with cows)It had 8mb … Our first PC was a Pentium 60 from Gateway (obsessed with cows)It had 8mb ram, 500mb hard drive and a 2X CD-Rom drive! I believe it cost over £2000 :pPlaying Doom, Theme Park and Magic Carpet was the best Christmas ever.



Cant beat Theme Park, Still my #2 Game Behind WoW ofc

martinelsen

Well, I'm 42 so not really grandad material...



Depends what part of the country you're from.

This looks good to me..

Any computer whizzes got any tips on what else I'd need bar hard drive, dvd drive, gpu and an OS?

Also as a person that's only ever swapped a hard drive, how much work would this require to finish off?

wimmer

This looks good to me..Any computer whizzes got any tips on what else I'd … This looks good to me..Any computer whizzes got any tips on what else I'd need bar hard drive, dvd drive, gpu and an OS?Also as a person that's only ever swapped a hard drive, how much work would this require to finish off?



If you can change a hard drive, you should have no problem finishing this.

Add a hard drive, GPU and DVD drive.

Boot up and put in your OS CD/DVD.

Follow the instructions. With Win7 it's pretty intuitive.

Have fun!

Edited by: "Diodorus-siculus" 10th Jun 2011

Not a great deal, its ok at best. And I agree about parts quality being sub par.

Diodorus-siculus

IF you can change a hard drive, you should have no problem finishing … IF you can change a hard drive, you should have no problem finishing this.Add a hard drive, GPU and DVD drive.Boot up and put in your OS CD/DVD.Follow the instructions. With Win7 it's pretty intuitive.Have fun!



Diodorus,

You just brought me a great deal closer to an empty wallet.

Cheers!

Ugh, wouldn't trust these no-name-brand PSUs.

neva2bizy

I have bought one of the i5 versions of these from Novatech. And I really … I have bought one of the i5 versions of these from Novatech. And I really find it difficult to put into words just how I feel about the purchase.First thing is, it was delivered with a big hole in the box. But I accept I could have sent it back and refused to sign for the consignment.The parts that are in the PC are not the best, the motherboard crashes every so often and struggles to deal with video. But my main problem is with the case and fan. The fan sounds like its a jet engine gearing up to fire a take off. It is noisy. The case also makes a loud beeping nose that will rattle your teeth EVERY time it boots up. This I expect is for the BIOS, but why does it need to make such a loud one? I don't know. The motherboard is also positioned in such a way that you cannot break off the back panels to install PCI parts. Pushing them to break them off, hits the motherboard. You'd have to remove the motherboard to break the casing panels off. The case is also a dust magnet.I'm dissapointed with the casing and fans used, they are cheap and shoddy costing around £25 if bought seperately. It's very noisy. I should have bought a Dell. Even if it costs £150 more, the quiet operation will pay you back every time you use it.I apologise if this offends anyone. But, it has to be said.



Erm don't like to burst your bubble - but this particular case has a fan controller that let's you turn the fans down to almost silent ... the wee knob at the top btw in case you wondered.8)

Also the motherboard is not a cheap job - it is recognised as one of the better P67 motherboards so I suggest you contact them and detail the faults ...

I just wanted to comment as someone who owns a barebones... I bought mine in Dec 2010 with a 2 year warranty (£30, not bad), unfortunately the fan and hard drive started to fail, a few of anything are going to be faulty, so I can't really criticise, I contacted them thru web chat, explained about the crashes, and they organised a courier, picked it, up, replaced the dodgy parts, and sent it back in a week, I'm quite happy with them and got good customer service.

Anything CAN break or be faulty, when it is, it's how the company deals with it that's important. I also bought a barebones from them in 2008 and it's still going strong with no problems now.

In case you're considering a barebones, that extra £60 mentioned above the cost of parts includes the build, testing, etc. I received it, plugged in a HDD, DVD drive, and video card, and about 10 minutes after I'd taken it out of the box I was installing Windows, it's well made with all the cables tied nicely out of the way with good air flow.

I oughta say to 'neva' above too, that the only time I had a noisy fan, was when the PC was on it's way out and faulty, and I needed to return it. Sounds like a dodgy fan rather than a fault of the entire range.

Bit of extra info:

Power supply:
novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

Ram:
2x4gb @ 1600 mhz
novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

Case - Well I'd need to see it in store as apparently they don't sell it anywhere else..... but it's taller than an ATX case intake and exhaust fans 120mm

Mine was a Texas Instruments TI99/4A in 1980, that was originally bought for my Brother.

16K Ram, 3MHz TMS9900 CPU

neva2bizy

I have bought one of the i5 versions of these from Novatech. And I really … I have bought one of the i5 versions of these from Novatech. And I really find it difficult to put into words just how I feel about the purchase.First thing is, it was delivered with a big hole in the box. But I accept I could have sent it back and refused to sign for the consignment.The parts that are in the PC are not the best, the motherboard crashes every so often and struggles to deal with video. But my main problem is with the case and fan. The fan sounds like its a jet engine gearing up to fire a take off. It is noisy. The case also makes a loud beeping nose that will rattle your teeth EVERY time it boots up. This I expect is for the BIOS, but why does it need to make such a loud one? I don't know. The motherboard is also positioned in such a way that you cannot break off the back panels to install PCI parts. Pushing them to break them off, hits the motherboard. You'd have to remove the motherboard to break the casing panels off. The case is also a dust magnet.I'm dissapointed with the casing and fans used, they are cheap and shoddy costing around £25 if bought seperately. It's very noisy. I should have bought a Dell. Even if it costs £150 more, the quiet operation will pay you back every time you use it.I apologise if this offends anyone. But, it has to be said.


bought a dell xps 8300 i am so happy with it so quite you wonder if its on cost me 800 pounds but i say money well spent

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Its a very good price but now all gone.

The power supplies are brilliant, its a rebadged OCZ with modular cables. The motherboard is a top end Asus model. The case's are really nice, you get two 120MM fans as standard with room for more, dust filters and a fan controller. Dunno what neva2bizy is on about.

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xela333

Its a very good price but now all gone.The power supplies are brilliant, … Its a very good price but now all gone.The power supplies are brilliant, its a rebadged OCZ with modular cables. The motherboard is a top end Asus model. The case's are really nice, you get two 120MM fans as standard with room for more, dust filters and a fan controller. Dunno what neva2bizy is on about.



I don't think they are all gone, they are just being built to order rather than pre-built on a shelf.

numb3r9

28 years ago for me - 1983.IBM PC, 8088 processor, twin floppy disks, MDA … 28 years ago for me - 1983.IBM PC, 8088 processor, twin floppy disks, MDA output, DOS 2.0 (ish)



You guys pfff....is`nt it about time you invested in a new one soon?
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