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Game Max Nero mATX Computer Case Black/Red only £12.95 (Prime) / £17.71 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Cheap little computer case I came across while looking for small cases but this seems to be cheap and not too bad in terms of aesthetics. Not in stock currently but will ship when … Read more
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Has anyone actually received one yet?
aLV42617th Dec

Perfect for my Asus GTX TITANX-12GD5 & i9... Heat added btw - nice …Perfect for my Asus GTX TITANX-12GD5 & i9... Heat added btw - nice find!


Yip heat added it seems
All these cheap cases are cheap for a reason - airflow and heat disspiation so only useful for Celerons and low power chips configs!
mjccam17th Dec

Do i need it, noDid i order it, yes


Are you in debt?
Will your house be reposessed?
YES
>;o)
Edited by: "omendata" 19th Dec 2017
My wote just hit 1000
Harryisme21 h, 45 m ago

Decent looking case for the price, but doesn't look like the front fan …Decent looking case for the price, but doesn't look like the front fan will be getting much airflow, maybe their is a space for the fan to intake from the bottom?


No airflow, check amazon reviews.
CiT Shade Micro ATX PC Case with 500W PSU Black, £14.99 @ Maplin
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Hiya, Bargain on this nice looking case and PSU combo! Click and collect from Maplin, seem to have quite a few in stock. There'll be 3 more in Cambridge cropping up too, I just ca… Read more
Got the cases, the PSU is different than on those pictures, in fact, they are black CIT 500CB units, with 20 Amperage on +12V single rail. Perfect for a (really)low budget pc.
DrTraktor10 h, 3 m ago

This is what i am saying, with basic build, most likely survives for long …This is what i am saying, with basic build, most likely survives for long time without issue.


That's exactly right with these PSUs, don't stress them out and they can last reliably and for quite a few years. The 500w is a fantasy figure and it will probably struggle to put out half that reliably. I wouldn't want to put a GFX card in there with it as that might push it into the red.
Reserved in my local store and has a call to tell me it was the last one they had and was a display model. Nothing wrong with it just not in a box. So asked and got an extra 10% off. Can't grumble at £13.49
adamspencer952 h, 8 m ago

he is right thougha lot of chinese manufacturers use fake CE marking, and …he is right thougha lot of chinese manufacturers use fake CE marking, and if questioned, claim it to be a 'China export' markerthere is no regular auditing of CE declarations, electrical safety etc. the manufacturer makes CE declarations with (generally) no 3rd party verification. if they underwent any testing whatsoever, as long as it passed for the 30 minutes they had it, there is no guarentee of long term safety or durability.



This.

Crabs is utterly correct.

Bargain deals, you would be ripped a new one if this was a forum that spoke about PSU's day in day out. I would advise you take the time to read up about power supplies before splurting your personal insults out.
Meluk910 m ago

My colleague has bought dozens of these cases with psu’s. Not had one i …My colleague has bought dozens of these cases with psu’s. Not had one issue with any of them. After years of use.


This is what i am saying, with basic build, most likely survives for long time without issue.
Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX Gaming Case with Side Window £28.80 Dispatched from and sold by Scan Computers Intl Ltd - Amazon
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One of the cheapest, good quality, cases you can get your hands on. Only been this cheap once before, back in August 2015. Would be ideal for a sub-£500 mATX gaming build. Sol… Read more
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ollie8716 m ago

No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.WiFi you didn't ask for, you can …No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.WiFi you didn't ask for, you can either add a card or get a USB stick, both are equally crap. WiFi is for laptops.

Lol @ the laptop comment, I know speeds are affected etc but I hate wires.
Think I'll get the g4560 cpu, the Asus prime, the evga psu and a blue led case fan (for the boy), and this case or similar:) comes out around £260
And thanks again, You've been very helpful
Edited by: "AnonAnonAgain" 11th Aug 2017
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AnonAnonAgain7 m ago

Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video …Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video card, and what about wifi/network? I see the mobo is well equipped but still unsure


No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.

WiFi you didn't ask for, you can either add a card or get a USB stick, both are equally crap. WiFi is for laptops.
Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video card, and what about wifi/network? I see the mobo is well equipped but still unsure
Edited by: "AnonAnonAgain" 11th Aug 2017
What is it though, wine chiller ?
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Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 Cube mATX - £69.95 (best price) @ Amazon
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Best price ever on Amazon, great case for those looking at an mATX build. Same price at OCUK but most will need to pay shipping unless you get free delivery via their forum. Nice… Read more
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buckiebull

Anyone know where i can get fine magnetic mesh to cover some of the mesh … Anyone know where i can get fine magnetic mesh to cover some of the mesh on the ATX version as i need something to reduce dust in my case?



demcifilter.com/Mob…spx

No idea about shipping etc.
Anyone know where i can get fine magnetic mesh to cover some of the mesh on the ATX version as i need something to reduce dust in my case?
monkeyhanger75

Actually mine is a 540 (after taking a second look at it). I've been … Actually mine is a 540 (after taking a second look at it). I've been right through the build (I rebuilt it after fitting liquid cooling and the buzzing remained. The vent/grille panels seem to be where the buzz is coming from, it stops when the grille is pressed lightly. I should make a few little rubber washers for some of the screws, but have a host of other projects taking up my time at the moment.



The metal grilles, the plastic sides + metal bits or that stupid magnetic "Dust cover" which makes no sense seeing as 40% of the case has open airflow
Edited by: "NXSmiggy" 3rd Jul 2017
monkeyhanger75

I have one of these, for a build I did around 2 years ago - it is great … I have one of these, for a build I did around 2 years ago - it is great but for 1 aspect - it has lots of vibrational buzz that has proved very annoying.

Joshimitsu91

Nice case, the ATX version has a bit too much wasted space imo but that … Nice case, the ATX version has a bit too much wasted space imo but that will be less so with this one I think.



Actually mine is a 540 (after taking a second look at it). I've been right through the build (I rebuilt it after fitting liquid cooling and the buzzing remained. The vent/grille panels seem to be where the buzz is coming from, it stops when the grille is pressed lightly. I should make a few little rubber washers for some of the screws, but have a host of other projects taking up my time at the moment.
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monkeyhanger75

I have one of these, for a build I did around 2 years ago - it is great … I have one of these, for a build I did around 2 years ago - it is great but for 1 aspect - it has lots of vibrational buzz that has proved very annoying.

Joshimitsu91

Nice case, the ATX version has a bit too much wasted space imo but that … Nice case, the ATX version has a bit too much wasted space imo but that will be less so with this one I think.



Indeed, I'd be going back over the build, could be a cable resonating against the chassis from a fan etc.

Decent quality cases these are.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 3rd Jul 2017
Biostar AMD X370GT3 AM4 mATX Motherboard, Ryzen - £99.99 @ Ebuyer, delivered
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For those looking to build a AMD Ryzen PC, found this motherboard and I think this the only mATX motherboard with the X370 Chipset and this one makes sense (not like the ITX X370) … Read more
The whole point of a mATX mobo, is that it's small, and therefore isn't going to have all the full fat features of a normal board. It does have 4 dimm slots though. Anyone wanting to run SLI or CF will want a more beefier setup anyway.
Hmm hard sell with no sli or 7.1
... but I guess it's a gimped 370 that'll suit some people's needs.
excellent deal thanks!
Kolink K6T futuristic mATX RGB Case Now £19.99 Was £49.99 / £30.49 delivered @ Overclockers
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I was looking for a cheap and cheerful mATX case (on a tight budget £25), came across this one and was surprised at the price. Ordered it last Friday and arrived today (Monday). N… Read more
brilly

nah.. you both are X)


Zing
japes

anyone else think this is fugly or just me?


nah.. you both are X)
anyone else think this is fugly or just me?
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Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE intel Z87 mATX Motherboard - £88.89 Delivered @ EclipseComputers
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Decent Motherboard if your looking for Z87 Platform. One of the best LGA1150 motherboards. RRP other sites costing arounf £120+ Best Z87 gaming mATX loaded with 115dB SNR audio a… Read more
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guys i think i might have moved/bent one of the cpu pins...fudge
Out of stock now.
Don't know why this is cold, it's a good price.
Depends what you're going to be using it for. Maybe an i5 4690k for gaming.
Antec P50 mATX Dual Chamber Window Cube Case for PC - Black £39.95 delivered by Amazon
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A good branded PC Case at a decent price. In stock on December 8, 2015 Supports mATX and mITX motherboards Got a quote from flubit for £34.43 Product Description The Antec P50 m… Read more
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Just got mine delivered yesterday from flubit (Merchant fullfilling order: FreelTech.com) for £34.43.
It also came with a mesh top panel for free worth £5 on Amazon.
For some reason flubit is showing:
Antec P50 Micro ATX Cube Case, No PSU, Window, Silent, USB 3.0, Liquid Cooling Support, Black *FREE TOP MESH PANEL*
ValueForMoney

I love my Corsair Air 240. OC'd 2500k sits at 50C under full load with … I love my Corsair Air 240. OC'd 2500k sits at 50C under full load with H100i and EVGA 970 peaks at 78C and its silent.Might be outside your budget not sure if price has changed since I got mine about a year or so ago. There could be better out there now just giving my two pence.



​same here i have the white corsair carbide air 240 paid around £80 9 months ago with no regrets its a great case and so easy to build in
http://Antec P50 case http://imgur.com/AMvcHPI
some pics of mine https://plus.google.com/112429830480265938496/posts/bLTcwfkPRwD
I just bought one of these from scan for £40, and it looks superb. put I microatx board in with air cooler (Arctic 11i) which just about touches the perspex window. cable management is excellent as they can all be hidden in the back half of the case where the psu sits. supplied fans are nice and quiet too.

all in, very good value at £40.
HP Windows 7 Small Desktop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB) for £39.80 delivered @ ITrecycled on eBay (Used)
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Seven showing at time of writing, though seller notes they have 55 available direct. A fairer price on a core 2 duo! Core 2 Duo 2.93Ghz E7500 4GB RAM 250GB HDD Compact case DVD D… Read more
Thanks Awaken, you prompted me to give it another bash. I'd already done all the updates and it still didnt work, so I searched out and downloaded the two KB's I needed (KB3035583 KB2952664) which hadn't worked on auto install and manually installed them, even tried some .bat file to force the update checker to work and recognise the KB's but no luck.
Then I found this article below and downloaded the dropbox .bat and run it (as administrator)...it worked eventually and I've now reserved windows 10! Very happy but not very straight forward.
I suggest anyone else who happens upon this page with the same problems of getting the windows 10 reservation icon to appear, try this method if you have a valid copy of windows 7 / 8 (> Link to microsoft unofficial method to force fix) . It worked for me on these two with Win 7 Pro OEM, and on another laptop I bought using a deal i found here (17" dell inspiron from carphone warehouse) which had a free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, but that messed up the Windows10 reservation update presumably due it being an upgraded windows 7.

Edited by: "CelicaGT-Four" 22nd Jul 2015
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CelicaGT-Four

Can anyone confirm whether they have got the activated Windows 10 upgrade … Can anyone confirm whether they have got the activated Windows 10 upgrade icon? I bought two of these and it's looking like neither are eligible for free W10 upgrade because they are OEM non-pre-installed version of Windows 7 pro (ie. mass volume licensed). I've looked in to it. :(Edit: On the bright side I can confirm that the COA's for windows 7 are valid and do activate properly



Preinstalled oem activated copies should get the upgrade just fine. Make sure ALL windows updates are completely done and dusted and full up to date before the offer shows. Just had it pop up on an oem activated (manufacturer certificate , mass key and BIOS slic, ie. no unique key, cloned) machine at work today.
fishmaster

Bargain of the week for a PC deal. Windows 7 COA with free update to … Bargain of the week for a PC deal. Windows 7 COA with free update to Windows 10. This will be more then good enough for general use. Use HP Softpaq to install/update drivers/software.


Can anyone confirm whether they have got the activated Windows 10 upgrade icon? I bought two of these and it's looking like neither are eligible for free W10 upgrade because they are OEM non-pre-installed version of Windows 7 pro (ie. mass volume licensed). I've looked in to it.
Edit: On the bright side I can confirm that the COA's for windows 7 are valid and do activate properly
Edited by: "CelicaGT-Four" 21st Jul 2015
Well mine arrived today, not fired it up yet as need a TV for the bedroom to use it on.

The external case in almost immaculate and as an added bonus it even comes with a display port on the back which I was not expecting at all. Perfect for connecting the TV and a monitor at the same time. Great little bedroom PC for sure.
Sharkoon T9 Value MicroATX Case - Red £50.38 @ Amazon
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Nice looking case with LED case fans. Also has USB 3. Blue & green colours available for same price
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Prefer my nzxt case way better than my previous highly rated overrated antic 900-2 case
Dice6

That's a good price, thanks!


Scan are still selling them on ebay but they have gone up to about £56.50 with postage now

Not worth it I am afraid. Quite old and i got it on ebuyer for 20pound.I use this case on my main rig and it is noisy but looks nice. Was worth what I paid but not 50pounds!!
codnan

Scan ebay it was £55 so a tiny bit more but looks nice all steel and … Scan ebay it was £55 so a tiny bit more but looks nice all steel and decent cable management Only thing I don't like is the thumb screws holding the side on are cheap and nasty ,but that's not an issue



That's a good price, thanks!
Edited by: "Dice6" 18th Jan 2015
Dice6

Where did you pick your up from? :P


Scan ebay it was £55 so a tiny bit more but looks nice all steel and decent cable management
Only thing I don't like is the thumb screws holding the side on are cheap and nasty ,but that's not an issue
Asus H61M-A Socket 1155 mATX Motherboard - £10 OFF! -  £29.99 + £4.18 P&P @ Ebuyer
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Just thinking that this would be ideal for someone who wants to build a cheap HTPC/media player or even a desktop pc? The price has been dropped from £39.99 to £29.99. Asus H61M-… Read more
welsh_andy

not much cop if you only have a 1155 socket cpu tough isit


Only £28 for an 1155 socket motherboard:

amazon.co.uk/MSI…DCO
Will my Intel quad core 2.6ghz cup work with this board
brookheather

Sorry cold as you can get a current 1150 motherboard with USB 3 and SATA … Sorry cold as you can get a current 1150 motherboard with USB 3 and SATA 3 for the same price:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-H81M-H-Motherboard-Micro-Socket/dp/B00IS69CFW



not much cop if you only have a 1155 socket cpu tough isit
Sorry cold as you can get a current 1150 motherboard with USB 3 and SATA 3 for the same price:

amazon.co.uk/Gig…CFW
Banned
Just in case someones not aware, this is a socket 1155 Intel board while the current Intel CPU's require a socket 1150 board. They are not compatible so you need to make sure you purchase an older Intel CPU to fit in this.
Intel Haswell Pentium 3220, H81M-PLUS mATX Motherboard and 4GB of Corsair RAM, all for £107.98 @ Dabs
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Perfect for a HTPC or a low end build! The Pentium is strong enough to not throttle modern graphics cards either, so you can throw a graphics card in with it and start gaming! All… Read more
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MrPuddington

But please get yourself 8GB of RAM, because that is the very minimum for … But please get yourself 8GB of RAM, because that is the very minimum for comfortable working.



That was your original post, so not sure where you get the Straw man Theory from? Also, that's not opinion, that is giving advice.

I'm not going to get drawn into an argument, and you are entitled to your opinion, but your opinion is wrong. This post is about a budget build with budget components, and this system, with this processer and motherboard would only be used for day to day things that probably 85% of people would use a PC for, like word processing, web browsing, sending emails and the occasional light gaming or photo editing etc. Anyone using more RAM intensive applications that require 6GB-8GB+ like heavy gaming or HD video editing will not be buying these components in the first place.
On top of that, there was no mention of the 32bit and 64bit OS issue, which should be mentioned by default when recommending more than 4GB of RAM.

I don't have the latest gaming PCs anymore, but I still build them and have friends that use them. They are running very powerful, over clocked machines running in excess of 4.5GHz with £600-£700 worth of video cards in Sli. How much RAM I hear you ask? 8GB, that's it. That's all you need.

So, if you are running out or RAM with 8GB installed by just opening a few tabs in Chrome and one or two Word documents (your words not mine), then you have serious hardware issues.
Eebobobo

That's not a boast to show off my system, as by today's standards it … That's not a boast to show off my system, as by today's standards it isn't that powerful at all, merely to point out that 4GB of RAM for a none power user or gamer (in which case, as I said, you wouldn't be buying these components) is more than enough. Also, if you are going to give advice, and I am sure you were just trying to be helpful, you need to be a little more specific. If one of the readers went to buy RAM, and had in the back of their mind what you had said, then acted upon it, bought 8GB, only to get home and find that it doesn't work on their 32bit OS, then I am sure they would be cursing you!Sorry if it seems like I am having a go, but I have to admit it does get on my nerves a bit when people give wrong advice.


That is a nice example of the strawman fallacy. I never talked about upgrades, and I never said I am giving free PC advice. I am stating my opinion, and at least I acknowledge that it is just as anecdotal as yours.

I would consider building a new system with 4GB of RAM a waste of time and money - especially if you have only 2 RAM slots. At some point you will need more RAM, and then you have to throw away your 4GB...
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 28th Aug 2014
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jan81

Yes, I think Broadwell will be on socket 1150. I chose Intel for this … Yes, I think Broadwell will be on socket 1150. I chose Intel for this reason. Got a cheap pentium G3420 which I'm very impressed with so far and at some point in the future I can get an i5/i7/xeon when they can be had more cheaply. I don't edit video or do anything CPU intensive apart from the odd game so this should be more than enough for this gaming generation. The G3258 wasn't available then, but looks to me to be an excellent choice at present.



Just a word of warning, CPU's don't really come down in price as you might expect, especially if they're the better chips on their socket because people look to upgrade their existing system. As they get older, they become more scarce, and therefore the supply reduces roughly at the same rate of demand. For instance, the Q9550 is one of the most powerful chips you can get for the LGA 775 socket and is about as powerful as the new Pentium G3258 (both have a Passmark of ~4000). If you buy a second hand Q9550 on ebay it'll cost you about £40.00, which is exactly the same as the G3258 brand new.

In the same way, I have a socket 1155 system that is now 3-4 years old. I were to upgrade it, I would probably buy something like the i7-3770k as it is one of the better chips for that socket. Second hand on ebay it currently sells for about £200.
mystogan12

AM3+ socket is dead. G3258 can be had for around £40, and you can always … AM3+ socket is dead. G3258 can be had for around £40, and you can always upgrade to something more punchy later on as I think socket 1150 will be supported for the next 2 or 3 years I think.



Yes, I think Broadwell will be on socket 1150. I chose Intel for this reason. Got a cheap pentium G3420 which I'm very impressed with so far and at some point in the future I can get an i5/i7/xeon when they can be had more cheaply. I don't edit video or do anything CPU intensive apart from the odd game so this should be more than enough for this gaming generation. The G3258 wasn't available then, but looks to me to be an excellent choice at present.
KingsCross

Hi,I was talking about the AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core which can be … Hi,I was talking about the AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core which can be had for around £70 and comparing that to the G3258 which is around £50. I'm not sure how the two compare in real terms but doesn't the extra £20 for the AMD give you better gaming results at the lower to mid-end?



AM3+ socket is dead. G3258 can be had for around £40, and you can always upgrade to something more punchy later on as I think socket 1150 will be supported for the next 2 or 3 years. I don't think its wise to invest in a socket thats nearing to its expiration.

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Zalman T3 Mini MATX/MITX Case with USB 3.0 £18.87 @ Amazon
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b33r

Don't have time to fully spec it up but have a poke around on … Don't have time to fully spec it up but have a poke around on http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/ very useful for speccing up a build, youll need to make some basic decisions first (intel or amd for processor, geforce or ati for graphics) - on your budget i would suggest AMD (have a look at their APU processers, depending what you want to play this will probably be enough to not need a graphics card).http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/b33r/saved/khzfrH that's the one I built about 10 months ago so prices will have changed etc. but that was £400 inc a monitor and is used for playing games like sims 3, portal 2, minecraft, batman and runs them on max setting at the resolution of the monitor, it isn't really used for the very latest high end games but I think it would play them on midish settings



I always use that website, we should post a list of different builds for different needs, any threads going on for this?
SallyCinnamon89

Hi, I'm very basic at this. Can anyone on here recommend everything I … Hi, I'm very basic at this. Can anyone on here recommend everything I need to put in this to make it a good work pc. Gaming would be good too but don't need it to be amazing. Looking to spend around 250-300. Thanks in advance if anyone can help

b33r

[quote=SallyCinnamon89]Hi, I'm very basic at this. Can anyone on here … [quote=SallyCinnamon89]Hi, I'm very basic at this. Can anyone on here recommend everything I need to put in this to make it a good work pc. Gaming would be good too but don't need it to be amazing. Looking to spend around 250-300. Thanks in advance if anyone can help



useful link thanks
A good review here: google.co.uk/url…d2s

I won't be buying as I need more than 2X 3.5 inch bays but seems like a good case for the price.

Hot.
Thanks, was looking at these yesterday and seeing it on here made me buy it! Stupid HUKD! Heat from me and my now empty wallet.
The deal here hotukdeals.com/dea…107 would be a good starting point for a cheap intel build too
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B Grade Intel Core i3 2100, Asus P8H61-MX R2.0, Crucial 8GB Bundle - £129.99 @ Maplin
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Comes with 12 month warranty Intel Core i3 2100 1 Asus P8H61-MX R2.0 Crucial 8GB 1600MHz 1.5v (2x4GB) Dual Channel Kit Ballistix Elite RAM 4% TCB or 2.5% if you use a discount co… Read more
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Tomb

Got mine and installed it today.The power cable for the fan was on too … Got mine and installed it today.The power cable for the fan was on too tight stopping the fan from spinning and the heatsinks were hanging off the memory.Nothing that 2 minutes of fiddling couldn't fix though (_;)Now up and running & I'm very happy with the deal.



Had that same issue myself with the CPU fan, an odd one that.
Got mine and installed it today.

The power cable for the fan was on too tight stopping the fan from spinning and the heatsinks were hanging off the memory.

Nothing that 2 minutes of fiddling couldn't fix though (_;)

Now up and running & I'm very happy with the deal.
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Finally got mine up and running today. Bar whatever tit put it together (CPU fan wasn't connected to the mobo header properly) seems to be a solid bit of kit for the price.
kharma45

To second ether's comment yes it'd be a great upgrade.



Thanks once more...
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Tomb

Main reason for the upgrade would be a bit of gaming (nothing cutting … Main reason for the upgrade would be a bit of gaming (nothing cutting edge obviously).Running the E7600 with a GTX 560.



To second ether's comment yes it'd be a great upgrade.

someperson

Isnt this one better value and its not a refurbish either. … Isnt this one better value and its not a refurbish either. http://www.maplin.co.uk/quad-core-amd-fx-4100-asus-board-bundle--8gb-memory-628056



Nope, Bulldozer is terrible.
Edited by: "kharma45" 13th Aug 2013
Asus Z87 MAXIMUS VI GENE Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £159.59 delivered @ Overclockers.co.uk
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Retails for £170 on Amazon.. Goes for £164.98 on Dabs + delivery charges.. Great deal on one of the best Haswell motherboards available! Intel Z87 Chipset, x4 DDR3, x2 PCI-E x16, … Read more
madnug

WEA+ is a scam site.



I can confirm issues with using WAE+ - Ordered from them middle of May (item displayed as in stock), however two weeks later it still wasn't dispatched (but money was take immediately when ordered). Chased order at the end of May, was told was the item wasn't a standard stocked item, but should be shipped in the next week or so from one of their European warehouses, etc... Decided to cancel order after reading this article - Concern grows over electricals website - on cancelling order was informed of their standard T&Cs - refunds take 30 days to process, etc... Will be contacting Credit Card company if the refund is not received by the end of this month...
sparx1981

WA+ ASUS Z87 HERO



WEA+ is a scam site.

Bought this from dabs for £165 (added a 2TB HDD and use PAYPAL20 for £20 off), ebuyer had it for £156 but customers on ebuyer forums already complaining about how ebuyer would not accept faulty motherboard with missing pins, so avoid ebuyer.

Never used kikatek or heard anything about rma with them.

Manage to overclock 4770k to 4.6Ghz with just 1.15v, easy 4.8Ghz 1.2v but was hitting 95c on air so I stop.

Would buy from OCUK since I heard RMA is good with them.



Edited by: "madnug" 25th Jun 2013
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Along with the Z87 mainline (classic) series, ASUS unveiled its premium … Along with the Z87 mainline (classic) series, ASUS unveiled its premium gamer-overclocker targeted Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus VI series, consisting of three models, the Maximus VI Hero, the Maximus VI Gene, and the Maximus VI Extreme. The Maximus VI Hero is the more affordable ATX model among the three; the Maximus VI Gene is the only micro-ATX offering, while the Maximus VI Extreme is the flagship motherboard from ASUS for socket LGA1150.The Maximus VI Hero offers a 12-phase CPU power supply, most ROG-exclusive features, expansion slots that include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4), eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports, SupremeFX onboard audio with ground-layer isolation, and essential connectivity options that include four USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI display output. We won't be surprised if Maximus VI Hero ends up being a sub-$200 option, to compete against similarly priced alternatives from ASRock and MSI.Next up is the darling of micro-ATX builders, the Maximus VI Gene. This board offers an identical CPU power supply to the Maxiums VI Hero, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC or x8/x8), an open-ended PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (wired to the PCH), connectivity that's largely identical to the Hero, but with the addition of the mPCIe combo card, which gives it 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, and six USB 3.0 ports.Leading ASUS' LGA1150 lineup is the Maximus VI Extreme. This monstrosity offers the same VRM and overclocking features as the other Maximus VI boards. It gives you the ability to do 3-way and 4-way multi-GPU setups, thanks to its onboard PCI-Express 3.0 x48 bridge chip, which gives you four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, two of which are electrically x16 capable, while all four run at least x8. Other expansion slots include a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4) wired to the PCH, and an open-ended PCI-Express 2.0 x4. Strangely, this board doesn't feature onboard SupremeFX audio, but a simpler Realtek-based solution. It likely includes an add-on sound-card. Other connectivity options include two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, ten SATA 6 Gb/s ports, eight USB 3.0, and a few exclusive overclocker-friendly features that the other two lack.

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Quick comparison seems that the Gene is the better one but not by much.
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