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Tekheads AMD FX Eight Core 4.0Ghz CPU / 16GB DDR3 RAM / Gigabyte 970A USB3 SATA3 Motherboard Bundle £289.99 @ tekheads
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AMD FX 8320 BullDozer 8 Core FX-8320 4.0Gh 16GB DDR3 RAM Dual Channel Memory Kit GIGABYTE 970A AM3+ USB3.0 SATAIII ATX MOTHERBOARD

M0nk3h

Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, … Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.



Nonsense. This site is about getting the best for your £. My bundle options are better than the OPs - and I believe he acknowledged that with a "like".

If you want "new" poorer performing goods (aka coldukdeals) there are lots out there - Amazon warehouse is a legitimate alternative to "new". Especially with the added bonus of an extra 20% off, the 30 day no quibble returns, and a 12 month warranty. So what's the benefit of "new"?

More performance for less cash. An easy and fair comparison to make.

In addition, the deal is terrible for people with a clue otherwise it's fine - the company is making a modest profit on the knowledge it has regarding compatibility of pc components and is selling a service to its consumers (folk that don't or can't be bothered learning what goes together)

M0nk3h

Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, … Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.




.... nonsense. Both the sentence and logic.

"It's not comparable to compare" - this sentence just doesn't make sense. Comparable means to draw similarities for a particular purpose. Eg oranges are comparable to apples in their approximate shape. Oranges are not comparable to apples in their texture.

An fx 8320 brand new is comparable to a fx 8320 used where the functionality of the CPU is not impacted within the time frame the product is to be used. Given the average lifetime of CPU these days (7+ years) buying second hand is perfectly fine (gpus are different due to bit coin mining).

worthinger

Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be … Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.



Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.

M0nk3h

​Although cheaper, it's not really comparable to compare new and used i … ​Although cheaper, it's not really comparable to compare new and used items.



Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.

These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.
Edited by: "worthinger" 27th Nov 2016
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AMD PILEDRIVER FX-8350 Eight/8 Core Black Edition 4.0/4.2 GHz - £143.99 @ Tekheads.co.uk
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Free Delivery - £143.99 total. FD8350FRHKBOX AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8 Core 4.0GHz Socket AM3+ Processor The new AMD FX 8350 Black Edition Processor with 8 cores, and it's unlocked… Read more
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Hot.

Most sites agree the 3570k is way to go for gaming but with AMD wins for next gen consoles multi threaded game should become
more common and that will benefit the FX.

The FX is even quite good in some games..

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Motherboard suggestion ASUS Sabertooth.

And the 125W TDP value is a wee bit misleading when talking about power consumption.

Alfresco

AM3+. With so many different models and features, it depends what you … AM3+. With so many different models and features, it depends what you need/want. I'd be looking at Asus, Gigabyte or MSI. Not sure about UK RMA but i believe Gigabyte do have for their GPU's so probably includes motherboards. All brands make different quality boards though so just avoid the really cheap ones and read reviews.



Thanks for replying. I was aware it takes AM3+. There seems to be so many motherboard versions available by different manufacturers. I'll do some more research and reading of customer reviews
Edited by: "thetarget" 14th Jan 2013

thetarget

What motherboards are recommended these days to go with this CPU? Not … What motherboards are recommended these days to go with this CPU? Not asking for serious max out overclocking but for stock operation with the headroom for a some overclocking in the future.Preferably a manufacturer with a UK RMA address with good customer service. Makes things easier and less of a hassle if a fault develops with the product. Unless there is a seriously good alternative motherboard at a great price from a reputable manufacturer.Thanks.


AM3+. With so many different models and features, it depends what you need/want. I'd be looking at Asus, Gigabyte or MSI. Not sure about UK RMA but i believe Gigabyte do have for their GPU's so probably includes motherboards. All brands make different quality boards though so just avoid the really cheap ones and read reviews.

What motherboards are recommended these days to go with this CPU? Not asking for serious max out overclocking but for stock operation with the headroom for a some overclocking in the future.

Preferably a manufacturer with a UK RMA address with good customer service. Makes things easier and less of a hassle if a fault develops with the product. Unless there is a seriously good alternative motherboard at a great price from a reputable manufacturer.

Thanks.

Edtrix

voting it cold just because its a AMD just shows how silly some people … voting it cold just because its a AMD just shows how silly some people are on here! and i can back my reasoning up unlike some fools, on this website http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html it shows you the benchmarks of most high end cpu's and for the price you will NOT get anything that performs close to this chip, voted HOT!



Nail in the coffin for me. Buying next week!! Great value I recon!!
Cheers!!
Hitachi 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive £69.00 @ TekHeads
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This is the cheapest I could find inc delivery, I believe it contains the excellent Hitachi 5K3000 drive which I run in my servers, I was looking to just buy an internal drive but … Read more
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As you all know i've taken the drive out of mine, you can just chuck another drive in and keep the enclosure.

However:

Inside is a very useful SATA 3 to USB 3 controller board which you can use out of the enclosure,
useful for pluging hard drives in quickly to get data off, the hitachi firmware is crippled so if you plug any disk with data on it and plug it in it will ask you to format the disk in Windows and doesn't work properly in Linux either.

I've come up with a solution, there is a JMicron JMS539b chip on the board and I just so happen to have firmware for it, once flashed you can plug any hard drive in and access the data and you can also use it in Linux.

This firmware can be applied to the External drive anyway if you are having problems getting it to work with certain devices or OS.
I believe it's because Hitachi have put something in there to do with their backup/cloud software.

If anyone is interested i'll upload the firmware and windows flash utility.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 13th Jan 2013

ddaddy

Mine shipped last night and was here at 7am this morning :-)Just got to … Mine shipped last night and was here at 7am this morning :-)Just got to get it working with my dd-wrt router now.Anyone know how to find out which HDD it has, using Mac OSX?



Read the thread, its all there

Mine shipped last night and was here at 7am this morning :-)
Just got to get it working with my dd-wrt router now.

Anyone know how to find out which HDD it has, using Mac OSX?

Original Poster

Mine turned up this morning, very quick delivery and well wrapped!

Can report mine contains the Hitachi 5K3000 5900rpm drive which I specifically wanted for my server.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j457/thebayuk/drive_zps96a5cce2.jpg


Edited by: "RustySpoons" 10th Jan 2013

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Well said Kenwebb1953
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB (ST3000DM001) for £99.99 @ TekHeads
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This drive is 14 months old now but it's still by far the best value large capacity fixed drive you can buy. Capacity 3TB Form Factor 3.5" Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200 Cache (MB) 64 5… Read more

Showing as £104.99, expired.

Zefram

N40L - I have been umming and ahing over that for a few months now! I … N40L - I have been umming and ahing over that for a few months now! I spent a lot of time looking for alternatives to the Barracuda 7200.14 - if anyone knows any decent ones please let me know.


It's a fantastic piece of kit. I've just transitioned from PC to Mac, so had a few hard drives lying around, put them in the N40L & it's worked seamlessly since. Time Machine backs up to it, works great with streaming media to PS3 (via Plex), & when the Graphics Card arrives, it'll be even better.
Think the price has dropped to £210 now, so after cashback, £110 is an absolute bargain. Buy it!

Original Poster

N40L - I have been umming and ahing over that for a few months now!
I spent a lot of time looking for alternatives to the Barracuda 7200.14 - if anyone knows any decent ones please let me know.

Edited by: "Zefram" 15th Nov 2012

Ultra hot, great deal! Bought 2 for my N40L
Western Digital 2TB SATA II Hard Drive (WD20EADS) £67.99 FREE DELIVERY @ TEKHEADS
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Cheapest 2TB drive I can find by a fiver or so, and comes with free standard delivery. Specifications Product Description: WD Caviar Green WD20EADS - hard drive - 2 TB - SATA-300 … Read more
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Saying £68.99 discontinued and out of stock now.

is it 67.99 for everyone else apart from me?

ShaunnyBwoy

Just spoke to a representative, and he informed me that these are "clean … Just spoke to a representative, and he informed me that these are "clean pulls" from existing machines not sold. Therefore, not new, and no manufacture warranty. It's wrong to advertise them as OEM, as I was under the impression that these were.



so i was right

not worth bothering with

Just spoke to a representative, and he informed me that these are "clean pulls" from existing machines not sold. Therefore, not new, and no manufacture warranty. It's wrong to advertise them as OEM, as I was under the impression that these were.

cat123

No the warranty would begin from when the drive was purchased by the … No the warranty would begin from when the drive was purchased by the consumer!



thats never the case with hard drives from previous experience it'll go off the manufacture date not the purchase date, so it could well be these are out of warranty with WD but tekheads are providing 1 year warranty, as from memory WD offered 3 years previously

Edited by: "ando" 20th Sep 2012
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Coby Kyros MID1125 Android 4.03 10 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen Tablet - £92.99 @ Tekheads
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- Browse the web, watch Youtube®videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3/ 4.03 via WiFi - 10" capacitive multi-touch screen (WSVGA 1024 x 600) - High-speed 1 GHz proce… Read more

Appears to be 512MB RAM (did a quick Google)

Be aware - Only has Wifi B/G

No mention of how much RAM? Separate graphics processor? Looks nice though.

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grahamc2003

Looks good to me for a 10 inch.Guess the price is lowish due to having … Looks good to me for a 10 inch.Guess the price is lowish due to having now oldish operating system (gingerbread).A lot for the money, hot


According to Scan it's upgradable to ICS, and to Jelly Bean within 6 weeks

Actually the one they have comes shipped with ICS and is £99.97, so may be worth the extra to avoid messing about?


Edited by: "mamboboy" 23rd Jul 2012

hi there got this one at the weekend

pretty impressed

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very good tablet
Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 6Gb/s 2TB 64MB Cache OEM £82.50 delivered @ tekheadz
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Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive Expand the capacity of your computer's storage with the Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive. The Seag… Read more
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these drives are now available at scan again on preorder on the TODAY ONLY deals at £73.19 and free shipping if an AVForums member, did try to post the deal but Scan are apparently banned for self promotion...very good price though....still 48% above the cheapest drives I bought from them last ...warranty appears to be 2 years as well....so this is as far as I can see the best recent price....unless anyone can tell me otherwise

Pre-flood prices were for me (from SCAN):-

Seagate 07/04/2011 £58.79 2Tb Seagate ST2000DL003 Barracuda LP Green SATA 6Gbps, 64Mb Cache, 5900rpm, 8ms

Hitachi 07/04/2011 £56.39 2TB Hitachi Deskstar, 0F12117, CoolSpin 5K3000 SATA 6Gb/s, 5900rpm 32MB Cache

so about £30 per TB is what seems to be a nostalgic price point to hope for!

Expired. Now back at £83.99.
I've found a better deal.
Same product cheaper price:
£82.99

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it's £84.95 now.

this one's over.

GDB2222

On the other hand, I use 141 GB, and I could probably get that down to … On the other hand, I use 141 GB, and I could probably get that down to 100 GB. I am seriously thinking of running entirely off SSD, I currently back up all my important files onto a USB stick.


There's really no point using an SSD for storage, you'll just increase the rate of performance degradation. At the moment you'd be better off getting an SSD for your OS and most frequently used programs and a traditional HDD (the one you're already got will do fine, I'm sure) for storing "stuff".

I'm loving the Seagate's performance (I didn't get mine from Tekheads) - easily the best 3TB drive out there for the money (got a 3TB WD Green for 115 quid from Currys and am regretting how poor its performance is even allowing for it being a "green" 5400RPM drive). Now back at 119.99 at TekHeads with free postage, but I can't order from them because the first order has to be to your cardholder address and I get all the Seagates I've been ordering delivered to work.



Edited by: "rkl" 1st Jun 2012

Have had 3 Seagates fail over the last 4 years. Had a 500GB Seagate start clicking over the weekend. That's already been swapped under warranty, this time it's gone outside of the warranty, so time to buy another drive, probably from a different manufacturer.

OOS

Sh1tacuda from Sh1tgate

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4GB DDR3 TekValue Memory 1333Mhz £19.99 + P&P - Single Stick @ TekHeads.Co.UK
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4GB Modules for people with 2 slots on the board a good upgrade to 8GB or 16GB if you have 4 slots. Come! Get Some....
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Kingston at £22-28 - free 7day delivery if you can wait

kikatek.com/pro…634

kevinmc666

This is PC memory not the sodimm lappy memory in your link


he meant this one

cgi.ebay.co.uk/HYP…d2f

krazykizza

4p more expensive than this from their website, and you don't need a … 4p more expensive than this from their website, and you don't need a minimum spend to get Free delivery. Same spec.



This is PC memory not the sodimm lappy memory in your link

IVE SEEN CHEAPER 2X4GB KINGSTON £46 DELIVERED ...KINGSTON IS BETTER KNOWN THAN TEKVALUE ....KNOW WHO I WOULD TRUST.......ANYWAY I HAVE 2X4GB CORSAIR 1600.....SO THIS NO GOOD FOR ME LOL.....DEFFO COLD
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4p more expensive than this from their website, and you don't need a minimum spend to get Free delivery. Same spec.
Palit GTX 560 TI 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI, HDMI VGA (PCI-E), Retail with Mafia 2 Game £163.99 Delivered @ TEKHEADS
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Get extreme performances with the Palit GeForce GTX 560! Designed especially for gamers, the GTX 560 by Palit features 1 GB of GDDR5 RAM memory to bring out the best in Windows 7. … Read more
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JohnnyMuff888

Got one! Thanks DownHill911. I did the research on this one. Performance … Got one! Thanks DownHill911. I did the research on this one. Performance v's price stats are second to none.


You're welcome. X)

Got one! Thanks DownHill911. I did the research on this one. Performance v's price stats are second to none.

Original Poster

I am watching these cos I want to put them in SLI so I will be ready Battlefield 3.
Not bothered about MW3 since it still uses old engine so I can play it in high FPS anyway.

HOT good deal

COLD only 3 in stock

Damn....erm...I voted hot anyway so someone could grab it. For me, i'm waiting for it to come down further hehehe

Was going to post this last night, but couldn't be bothered since there was only 3 in stock.
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 CoolSpin SATA3 6Gbs, 2TB 32MB Cache @ £50.99 (collection) @ tekheads
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Free Del on collection only, otherwise £57.94 delivered. I think it can be had cheaper elsewhere delivered. Model Number: HDS5C3020ALA632 The Deskstar 5K3000 hard drive provides… Read more

I do love it when they advertise mechanical HDDs as SATA2 or SATA3, like they are capable of surpassing SATA1 speeds.

Tekheads haven't been cheap in years

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soled73

hmmm I'm just digesting this,...I may have it wrong...FREE DELIVERY* on … hmmm I'm just digesting this,...I may have it wrong...FREE DELIVERY* on orders over £49 (excluding VAT) For a limited time, all orders which total value exceeds £49 plus VAT, will recieve free delivery* from tekheads!.Simply add the products you'd like to buy to your basket - choose the Free Shipping Promo option from when your basket page - then click checkout.*Free Delivery Promotion Terms & Conditions:Only orders placed online at http://www.tekheads.co.uk where the total order value exceeds £49.00 excluding VAT & delivery charges will qualify for free delivery. Free delivery uses our Tekvalue service which can take 3-5 working days for delivery. Surcharges for outlying regions and/or upgrades for premium services will be applied in all cases.We regret that this offer only applys to addresses in the UK.This promotion may be withdrawn at any time without notice.



I think this means this item is £42.49 + vat so does NOT qualify.

I'll amend the deal.

Its £49 + VAT for Free Delivery this HDD is £50.99 inc VAT so wont be included... The advert is a bit misleading though

Edited by: "sparkygeezer" 10th Jun 2011

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sparkygeezer

Free Delivery? I can only see Free colllection or paid delivery.....



hmmm I'm just digesting this,...I may have it wrong...

FREE DELIVERY* on orders over £49 (excluding VAT)

For a limited time, all orders which total value exceeds £49 plus VAT, will recieve free delivery* from tekheads!.

Simply add the products you'd like to buy to your basket - choose the Free Shipping Promo option from when your basket page - then click checkout.

*Free Delivery Promotion Terms & Conditions:

Only orders placed online at tekheads.co.uk where the total order value exceeds £49.00 excluding VAT & delivery charges will qualify for free delivery. Free delivery uses our Tekvalue service which can take 3-5 working days for delivery. Surcharges for outlying regions and/or upgrades for premium services will be applied in all cases.

We regret that this offer only applys to addresses in the UK.

This promotion may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Dell V505 printer at Tekheads only £29.99
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Was searching for something else and came across this, may be useful to someone :) "Featuring high resolution, fast print speeds and eco-friendly features, the V505 All-In-One pri… Read more
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Voted cold because? It does a lot for a little, may not be the best at the job it is designed for but it is still cheaper than buying replacement ink from many manufacturers.

2GB DDR3 1333MHZ PC3 10660 LIFETIME WARRANTY £14.50 @ TEKHEADS
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Now that the Play deal has expired... we have Tekheads. £1.17 for a Recorded delivery. 25 in stock.
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Seems a good deal, I ordered two sticks of the ddr3 from play.com and after a couple of weeks had only received one. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to report a problem until '28 days' after the delivery. Well 28 days later and still no second stick (or zombies!), they have refunded me due to no stock. So I guess this will have to do.. let's hope I have better luck with these guys as 7dayshop failed to supply me with my ram as well!

has anyone received theirs yet?

oops! thanks

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Irfquake

Whats the best way to tell. normally they would mention the number of … Whats the best way to tell. normally they would mention the number of pins, but i cant see it in the link...thanks



It says "Memory >> Memory - Desktop >> DDR3 RAM >> TEKVAL2GB1333" in the trail.

Whats the best way to tell. normally they would mention the number of pins, but i cant see it in the link...

thanks
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB £116.94 @ Tekheads **new price**
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Great Graphics Card for the money. Now includes Just Cause 2 ! Just add a filler item, like the nokia usb charger (£1.99) to qualify for free shipping ! (Thanks to TehJumpingJawa f… Read more

Ev0lution

The ultimate games machine is and always has been the PC.



Maybe 15 years ago, but now it's weeded all its varied genres down to strategy games, rpgs and first person shooters and it's more than a little tiresome as they're mostly updates of the same games.

Original Poster

They have 3 more back in at this price!
I ordered mine at lunchtime, got it the next day with the free shipping. Nice!

It's better. Insignificantly in some games, significantly in others. The value is in the 460 atm, given how much cheaper it is.

Looking for some serious help here. How does this card compare to radeon hd 5850?

Just how much more powerful is the 5850 to this card?

MintMouse

lol.You sound like a lot of fun.Obviously that's my opinion, I didn't … lol.You sound like a lot of fun.Obviously that's my opinion, I didn't state it was a fact. The wink at the end should of conveyed the informal nature of my post.To qualify my statement (opinion) - If you're a purist, a gaming-enthusiast, you'll be wanting the platform that provides the best gaming experience: which (most of the time) is the PC.Anyway, regardless of whether PC Gamers are far too obsessed (sweeping statement much?) with obtaining massive FPS or the top graphics available, you can game on the PC cheaper than on a console - in much better quality.There are a handful of valid reasons for having a console though; PS3 blu-ray player, single-platform games, avoiding the bugs that can creep up in PC's, etc.



Look at almost any PC versus Console "discussion" (note: argument/flame war) and the first thing flung around by PC gaming fans is graphics. That to me, signals the priority of gaming. Enter into informal discussions with friends etc, and even console gamers talk firstly of graphics and how a game looks, before how it plays.

Conversely, the graphics argument does get thrown around by console owners too - but only when PS3 v 360 debates appear, or the even more stereotypical Everything v Wii debates!

Far too easy to overlook gameplay on a game that's not "outstanding" on the graphics front these days and developers don't get credit for great games that only look good visually. So year after year, we'll get soulless drivel that looks great and plays averagely. Looking at just about any of the EA Sports franchises right here.

I mentioned before that both consoles and PC's have their relative merits and I'll stick to that statement.

My personal experience is that PC gaming for hardware is generally more expensive (though more versatile), while console games are by in large a rip-off. For the price of a console, you can build an equivalent powered PC (well, just about), but doesn't represent good value in terms of parts.

You can trade/sell on console games with generally no fuss (unless EA gets their way with limiting use of online functionality after trades), while PC games use keys and are harder to sell on (for example, on the highstreet in places like CEX - PC games are a small proportion).

PC gaming generally stipulates sitting at a desk for KB+Mouse gaming, while consoles generally mean sitting anywhere.

You could go on, but I generally don't entertain the idea of these discussions unless people are willing to be objective about things. Instead, most tend to fit right into one of the gaming stereotypes like a glove!
Philips SNB6500 108Mbps Wireless Cable Router £7.99@tekheads
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Product Description Philips SNB6500 108Mbps Wireless Base Station enables you to send, direct and receive wireless signals and unleash the full potential of your connected home. Ac… Read more

This Product Has been discontinued
(Out of Stock)

More expensive but an absolute dream to use. I got 2 pairs of these

ebuyer.com/pro…960

so 4 in all.... couldnt recommend them highly enough!

up the wolves

Original Poster

I expired it as it seemed they were out of stock but seems they have some stock in again.Can a mod unexpire it please?Many thanks.

FREEZIN WOLF

Wolf... get home plugs.



Better idea than this?

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One day someone will do a really cheap wireless n bridge
 24.6" (1080p) HannsG  Monitor £134.95  @ TekHeads
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Nice price for a 24.6" TFT. No HDMI, but looks good for those just wanting to use it for a PC. 2ms responce, so should be good for gaming. Free shipping offer at Tekheads for all… Read more

I got an email about the same monitor at MicroDirect yesterday for £124.98

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Epic

It's for sale at cclonline.com for £129.58 and free delivery on all orders over £50. Plus 3% Quidco

It's for sale at cclonline.com for £129.58 and free delivery on all orders over £50.

Original Poster

Price has gone up to £134.95
(was £129.99) Still not bad.

Edited by: "djfluff" 31st Aug 2010
£99.99 AOC 21.5in AOC F22S+ 1920x1080 Piano Black @ CCLonline
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22" piano-black monitor offers great design and performance with an adjustable, single post stand and 21.5" viewing image size. It serves as a powerful monitor for business applica… Read more
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ski_haggis;8403291

1920x1080 does not mean that it is HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is why it doesn't … 1920x1080 does not mean that it is HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is why it doesn't advertise it as HD on the CCL site.I have a dell monitor which I have had for years producing 1920x1080 but its not HD!Look in to this properly before buying a very cheap standard monitor!



Lol, yes it does! My Old 21" CRT from 10 years ago was 'HD'. HD refers to the resolution, whether it's a TV or monitor, and the standard res for TV or movie HD is 1280x720 or 1920x1080. Many monitors support greater than HD resolutions, my 30" Dell runs at 2560x1600.

As Elliot stated, this monitor will not be able to playback Blu Ray or other protected content, but will of course play any ripped or unprotected video in HD.

ski_haggis;8403291

1920x1080 does not mean that it is HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is why it doesn't … 1920x1080 does not mean that it is HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is why it doesn't advertise it as HD on the CCL site.I have a dell monitor which I have had for years producing 1920x1080 but its not HD!Look in to this properly before buying a very cheap standard monitor!



Usually, HD is referred to a resolution that is higher than standard definition (576 or 480 vertical pixels), hence this monitor can be described as HD. However, HD is loosely defined so it is subjective as to what is deemed to be HD.

What you may be referring to is the term "HD Ready" of which the specifications are not met by this monitor. HD Ready mandates that HDCP decoding is a requirement and since this monitor does not support HDCP decoding (which stands to reason, since there is no DVI or HDMI input) then it cannot be referred to HD Ready. You may also be referring to the term "Full HD" which is also a loose definition and is not industry ratified since a Full HD TV/Monitor does not necessarily meet HD Ready or HD Ready 1080P specifications.

1920x1080 does not mean that it is HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is why it doesn't advertise it as HD on the CCL site.

I have a dell monitor which I have had for years producing 1920x1080 but its not HD!

Look in to this properly before buying a very cheap standard monitor!

darkspark88;8400525

No, I've tried a few VGA cables, one that came with the monitor, and some … No, I've tried a few VGA cables, one that came with the monitor, and some Dell spares. Plus there is no noticable difference when using VGA to DVI apart from when the screen is displaying dark images and an auto screen refresh happens, the image is usually off centered for some reason. Additionally, DVI cables do not have the problem of requiring refreshing, as the image quality is always consistent.With VGA, colour occasionally changes for no reason, and contrast and sharpness also sometimes blur. Particularly when switching between resolutions.



The problem is caused by the RAMDAC on your graphics card or the A/D converter on the monitor or both. VGA, being an analogue signal requires conversion from digital to analogue (by the RAMDAC on the graphics card). This obviously degrades the signal. When the signal reaches the monitor, the degradation is enhanced further by the re-conversion from analoge to digital. This is why DVI and HDMI gives better picture because it is a direct digital to digital connection.

One person mentioned an off-centre picture with VGA. That is due to VGA signals having to be mapped "relative" to a matrix display rather than being "absolutely" mapped. Since analogue VGA has no idea of a matrix, it does not know where the origin of the display is (ie. position x = 0, position y = 0). Remember, VGA was designed for CRT screens. As it is off centre, the settings on the monitor allows for manual adjustment to move the display to a more central location and most monitors have auto adjustment to centralise the image.
TP-Link TL-WR941ND Wireless N 300Mb 4port Router with Detachable Omni Directional Antenna £38.59 @ Tek-Heads
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Cheaper than OP at Broadbandbuyer TP-Link TL-WR941ND £32.71

sa_sheffwed;8375993

decent deal but this may be better for £7 as I've not herd of TP-Link, … decent deal but this may be better for £7 as I've not herd of TP-Link, comes with USB N adaptor too:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191547Linksys WAG120



ebuyer.com/pro…548 That is the DSL one

Cheaper than OPs deal too so cold from me

janaltus;8376637

Aren't you comparing apples with oranges? This is a cable router, yours … Aren't you comparing apples with oranges? This is a cable router, yours is an ASDL one. They are incompatible, aren't they? :thinking:Anyway, I'm marking this hot, not so much for the router you've chosen, OP, but because of the other, much cheaper ones on the same site ]here. :thumbsup:



sry my mistake

sa_sheffwed;8375993

decent deal but this may be better for £7 as I've not herd of TP-Link, … decent deal but this may be better for £7 as I've not herd of TP-Link, comes with USB N adaptor too:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191547Linksys WAG120



Aren't you comparing apples with oranges? This is a cable router, yours is an ASDL one. They are incompatible, aren't they? :thinking:

Anyway, I'm marking this hot, not so much for the router you've chosen, OP, but because of the other, much cheaper ones on the same site ]here. :thumbsup:

decent deal but this may be better for £7 as I've not herd of TP-Link, comes with USB N adaptor too:

ebuyer.com/pro…547

Linksys WAG120
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 ***5 user*** £19.95 (£24.59 del.) @ tekheads
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Saw this & thought it may help someone. I believe tekheads are Sheffield, so sub £20 for 5 machines if you live there! No longer the best, but still very good & at a grea… Read more

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Can't believe this didn't go sorta hot - last widely available deal I saw (dixons) was £20 for 3 users & got double this heat... :thinking:

For those looking around, I recntly got NIS (Norton), 3 PC 2 years for £12.49 on *bay.

Yes, you're right Charlie; it's only an upgrade.

Best option for Windows 7 (full version) would be direct from your University/College if they have appropriate licensing arrangements or an OEM copy from Ebuyer, Dabs etc. Those are the cheapest legal methods available. (And remember you only get free telephone support and the right to transfer to a different computer if you buy retail).

adam.mt;8108112

WHAT!!!?MS Security Essentials is free for any genuine user of Windows … WHAT!!!?MS Security Essentials is free for any genuine user of Windows XP, Vista or 7. You don't need to buy "Windows 7 Pro".Where can you buy Windows 7 Pro for "£20 more", ie. £45? The only one I know of is the student deal which as it's name suggests isn't open to everyone!



i thought his was only an upgrade aswell,not the full program - anyone know any deals on win7 whether student or not for 1 or more computors???? thanks geeks im mean guys :w00t::-D

Original Poster

Shazzad;8107476

You can also get the 3 user version of 2009 for half that price from 'The … You can also get the 3 user version of 2009 for half that price from 'The Works' (or buy two and get 6 user )


Yes & no, I have no 'the works' near me & even if I did, they may not have it. As acknowledged in the OP, yes, that deal is better, but it is a localised deal, not accessible to many.

twodoctors;8107470

The current version is Kaspersky 2010. You can indeed upgrade from 2009 … The current version is Kaspersky 2010. You can indeed upgrade from 2009 to 2010 free of charge, but surprise surprise Kaspersky 2011 is due anytime soon, and you won't be able to upgrade from 2009 to 2011 (even via 2010). So cold for me...



More rubbish. Kaspersky 2011 is NOT due soon, it's not even in alpha, beta or even announced as being in development!

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is the current mainstream product and will CONTINUE as such throughout this year.

Kaspersky PURE is due for release SOON, however it is NOT a successor to KIS2010 rather the same program with some added extra features like password manager and backup. Similar to the Norton 360 program. There is currently no facility to upgrade from KIS to PURE but it 'might' be offered in the future if sufficient demand.

When will people learn to get their facts right before posting :roll:
TP-Link N-Wireless Router 300Mbps - £23.45 @ TekHeads
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Spotlight - 300M wireless transmission rate, 4 10/100M LAN ports - MIMO technology with stronger signal penetration strength, wider wireless coverage, providing better performance … Read more

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much cheaper at Broadbandbuyer TP-Link TL-WR841N Updated version and only £24.95 delivered

Price of this is actually £30.09 delivered!

I have a AoL Speedtouch and Virgin Media (I presume Netgear) Wireless Router for sale if anyone wants one? Cost, £25 inc PNP

frownbreaker;7723789

Out of interest what is the actual throughput you get on your 8 x 1GE … Out of interest what is the actual throughput you get on your 8 x 1GE TP-Link?



I've never checked in detail. As you say, throughput is likely to be well under total capabilities of the ports, but the main thing I'm after is to allow a single transfer between machines to occur more quickly than it would over a 100Mbps connection. On that front it does okay, hitting over 300Mbps on a quick test I've just done. That's a way off top speed, but there are many other factors that could limit it.

turnma;7719052

I find it odd that the LAN ports on this are only 10/100 and not 1Gbps. … I find it odd that the LAN ports on this are only 10/100 and not 1Gbps. It's seems to be fairly common on wireless routers, but how can it makes sense for the wired ports to be slower than the wireless access? It's not as if the technology is expensive. I've got a TP-Link switch that has 8 1Gbps ports and cost under £30.Still, if you're happy with the slow LAN ports then you can't knock the price.



The bus speeds on most routers cannot handle the full wireless n traffic.
Even on routers with 1GE the bus speed that connects the wireless chipset to the ethernet bus is normally the limit. So the 1GE switch to switch may give you a high throughput but the ethernet to wireless bus might be slower than ethernet and wireless chips.

Out of interest what is the actual throughput you get on your 8 x 1GE TP-Link?