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Gigabyte Intel X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming Chipset LGA 2066 DDR4 Motherboard - £172.96 -  Amazon
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I don't know anything about computer toys, but it seems to be about the best deal around.
ITMA12 m ago

There's a person who proclaims himself to be the "HUKD lover". This …There's a person who proclaims himself to be the "HUKD lover". This person has become rather too fascinated by me, some might call it love.I'm not going to say who it is, or that I'm not flattered, but I don't feel the same way.I've reluctantly made that person (again, I'm not saying who this odd person is) a member of my ignored-list.


Seriously, grow up. Admitting Youe were wrong is obviously above You. Yes... Its better to keep digging in my profile and using mistype

Btw. Great logic... Fascinated by You, while u are the one checking my profile again...
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ITMA13 m ago

Whatever you sai.


U can do better than that...
ITMA24 m ago

Fake News


I dont need to calm down. But you must play fair next time.

About lego... Tactics about no deals failed, so u using lego instead? Grow up. Play fair.
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ITMA3 h, 45 m ago

I doubt that.


Thats just rude to answer my 2 days old comment this way, when You clearly posted this scan through amazon offer at around £184, and now just update price.
Nate149214th Feb

I've had recent dealings with Scan's motherboard returns. The process has …I've had recent dealings with Scan's motherboard returns. The process has taken over a month and certainly has ruined my image of scan versus Amazon for saving 5 quid here or there. I'll pay Amazon 5 quid extra as they are no gripe returns.


Good to know. They're floating around this price point so no rush for me to buy.
MSI Z270 Gaming M3 Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard £104.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Thought this was a good price for anyone looking right now. It's a rather nice looking mobo. It's been out a little while but still a nice option in this price bracket imo. They al… Read more
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Soz everyone it was the 170 not 270 my mistake
R6cal14 h, 31 m ago

£99.99 on ebay so cold for me


I checked - avg £168 on ebay. So... yeah.
After having to return a motherboard, I'm never buying anywhere but Amazon.

I returned a mobo to scan and it has taken 4 weeks. The last time I returned a computer component to amazon, it took 2 days and there was no hassle.
***R6cal***the ones on ebay are pucka are they!!!
Ebay has many pc things that are flashed so they claim to be what they are not
No rich roast , no sale ...
Gigabyte AORUS Intel Core-X X299 Ultra Gaming ATX Motherboard £194.99 / £200.47 delivered @ Scan
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Slightly cheaper than in the last deal but £5.48 for next day shipping
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leedsfan8326 m ago

2 words... Coffee Lake!


So what? 6 cores and end of story. X299 is certainly not made for home users but for those running multi-core applications in math and science.
leedsfan837 m ago

2 words... Coffee Lake!


Decaffee Lake more like as it tops out at 6 cores versus 18 for this plus the platform is getting a second range of compatible CPUs unlike CL which is a dead-end.
Plus all the extras on this platform make it more of an Irish coffee.
Over the top for mainstream users though
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iehrgeizi12 m ago

X299 just isn't worth spending money on.


That is why?
X299 just isn't worth spending money on.
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Asrock Z270 Pro4 Intel Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard, £71.99 from Ebuyer
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ASRock Super Alloy Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151) Supports DDR4 3733+(OC) 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 PCI,… Read more
vulcanproject12th Feb

This is true, I read the '2' as a '3'. When I realised I deleted but you …This is true, I read the '2' as a '3'. When I realised I deleted but you already replied.


Can't hide the shame now. I did the same thing with another post for headphones but I came away untarnished
This is a cheap board anyway, not only that it's last gen.
pill13 h, 52 m ago

Any good for Hackintosh? If anyone has any experience.


My last extreme 4 was amazing at hackintosh, but personally I’d look for an asus board like I have now, only need to run dart=0 and your in 👌🏻
Just wish DDR4 memory would drop. 😑
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MSI Z370 motherboard for 8th gen processors at Scan Computers on Amazon for £105.21
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Available for £105.21 or on prime for £112.41 I think it's equivalent to h170 chipset so not too bad maybe not for overclocker but for this price someone can pair it with i3 8100… Read more
Equivalent to h170? Isn't the Z range the upper end and isn't the 370 two generations newer than the 170?
Gregski6 m ago

Amd seems like a better deal at the moment.


Horses for courses tbh pros & cons both ways a lot of people will still stick with one or the other.

Personally I'd rather an 8th Gen Intel, at least until the next gen AMD chips hit the market and software is a bit more mature
Amd seems like a better deal at the moment.
A quick Google shows this is £94.48 at Novatech with free delivery, stock due 15th Feb.
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Rockstar Bundle - From 81p - Humble Bundle
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PAY $1 (ABOUT £0.71) OR MORE! Manhunt Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto III Max Payne PAY MORE THAN THE AVERAGE TO ALSO UNLOCK! Bu… Read more
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sco7t5 m ago

when i try to add LA NOIRE DLC (all others have a green tick by them inthe …when i try to add LA NOIRE DLC (all others have a green tick by them inthe humble bundle email with the codes in appart from the 2 dlc(s)now the first message i get is THIS STEAM ACCOUNT ALREADY OWNS THE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THHIS ACTIVATION CODE. CLICK NEXT TO PROCEED TO INSTALATION(although there not showing in my steam list of games)theres no next there just finishthen it says STEAM FAILED TO INSTALL THE LA NOIRE DLC BUNDLE (INVALID APPLICATION CONFIGURATION


So, the issue is just as it says - you can't redeem a code for something that you already own. Locate the game in your library and you should see a panel for "DLC", from which you can choose what to install.
Illusionary59 m ago

What is the exact error message that you receive?



when i try to add LA NOIRE DLC
(all others have a green tick by them inthe humble bundle email with the codes in appart from the 2 dlc(s)
now the first message i get is
THIS STEAM ACCOUNT ALREADY OWNS THE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THHIS ACTIVATION CODE. CLICK NEXT TO PROCEED TO INSTALATION
(although there not showing in my steam list of games)
theres no next there just finish
then it says
STEAM FAILED TO INSTALL THE LA NOIRE DLC BUNDLE (INVALID APPLICATION CONFIGURATION
Illusionary18 m ago

This is how it's supposed to work, and seems logical to me.


Im used to PS4 tbh, can install any dlc without the game installed, or does it just activate 🤔 haha
UltimatePhoenix14 m ago

Weird, mine accepted but steam wouldn't install without the game being …Weird, mine accepted but steam wouldn't install without the game being installed first!!


This is how it's supposed to work, and seems logical to me.
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sco7t49 m ago

hi palno not yet all i was doing was copying and pasting the codes to …hi palno not yet all i was doing was copying and pasting the codes to import them to my steam account incase i loode the email thats when it wouldnt accept the voucher codes for the 2 dlc codes


Weird, mine accepted but steam wouldn't install without the game being installed first!!
Alot of these dont work with Windows 10
I got GTAs working, Max Payne 1+2 impossible, 3 im working on it, Bully crashes, Manhunt glitches, might need to install an old version of Windows to a pen drive just to play them!!
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ASUS TUF Z270 MARK 1 Intel Z270 ATX Motherboard - Black £154.98 @ Amazon (Prime Exclusive)
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Technical Details: Brand name: ASUS Item Weight:1.5 Kg Product Dimensions:25 x 31 x 2 cmItem model number:TUF Z270 MARK 1 Series:Tuf Z270 Mark 1 Color:Blac… Read more
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Anyone getting a Z270 board is just crippling themselves in future. Save a little bit more and get a Z370 or better still a X370.
mikefs14 h, 48 m ago

Id go for a z370 now over the z270, theres been a pretty big step up from …Id go for a z370 now over the z270, theres been a pretty big step up from the previous generation cpus and prices aren't much higher.


Seconded.

The 8th gen i5's are bad boys! I've seen online people being able to OC them (8600K) past 5.1GHz without needing to delid.
This seems very expensive for an older board that doesn’t support coffeelake.
Id go for a z370 now over the z270, theres been a pretty big step up from the previous generation cpus and prices aren't much higher.
Desktop CPU Intel i7-7700K LGA1151 91W TDP £260.33 / £250.33 with code @ Amazon
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I5-8400K .. DOES THIS EXIST? mmmm-no ..
oolla25th Jan

you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz …you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz with two clicks. And no meltdown! And same motherboard for next two processors.


Oh, see, the whole 'next two processors' thing is not true. They said there wouldn't be a forced upgrade until 2020. That's code for 'We actually mean there will be a new socket that you need to take advantage of the new CPU, but you *could* stick this great new CPU in that old mobo'.

Also, stop with the '16 threads' it is 8 cores with 8 virtual threads. It takes 4 or 5 virtual threads to equal a single physical core in *perfect* situations (Encoding). In most situations, a virtual thread is near worthless. In gaming, AMD have seen negative performance from enabling virtual threads.

That said, this CPU is not a good purchase. The i5 8400k, the i5 8600k, and the i7 8700k are all better value propositions for various reasons. As you pointed out, the AMD 1700 is not a bad shout either.

Also, notice how you didn't mention Spectre? AMD is impacted by that too.
you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz with two clicks. And no meltdown! And same motherboard for next two processors.
Anyone buying this CPU is frankly out of their mind.
sion2212 m ago

True, i guess but if are using cpu on Z170/Z270 mobo, you probably wont …True, i guess but if are using cpu on Z170/Z270 mobo, you probably wont need or want to upgrade to 7700k



I have been thinking about it i have a 6600k but i think i am best waiting to see what coming out from amd and intel
Gigabyte Z270P-D3 Motherboard £71.62 - Amazon
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Compatible with 6th (Skylake) and 7th (Kaby Lake) Generation Intel processors. Socket is LGA 1151. A somewhat complete list of compatible CPUs can be found on Gigabyte's site here:… Read more
flamethrower12 h, 31 m ago

Almost all business desktops and many laptops have Realtek Ethernet, so it …Almost all business desktops and many laptops have Realtek Ethernet, so it may just be you.


Depends what hes using it for. Some stuff requires ir work much better on intel nics. Intel generally are better than realtek. Again though everyday use = realtek fine
runnybabbit4 h, 31 m ago

Disappointing to see a Z270 board with Realtek LAN...might have been …Disappointing to see a Z270 board with Realtek LAN...might have been interesting if not for that.


Almost all business desktops and many laptops have Realtek Ethernet, so it may just be you.
timidluke2 m ago

Really decent price, especially with the pcie / gpu outputs


thats cause its not the right board spec
Really decent price, especially with the pcie / gpu outputs
That spec is not correct. That spec is for the Gigabyte AORUS Z270X Gaming 9 which costs £359.98
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Humble Paradox Bundle - from 72p (Pillars of Eternity in mid tier (currently around £5), Stellaris in top tier for £8.64)
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The Humble Paradox Bundle 2018 - Nothing paradoxical about this bundle. Yep, it's totally straightforward: Get games like Stellaris, Pillars of Eternity, Crusader Kings II + "The… Read more
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Barst2 h, 55 m ago

Is anyone still doing the monthly games draw? I have some duplicates...


I'm not sure about a monthly draw, but my weekly giveaway is still going strong every week.
Is anyone still doing the monthly games draw? I have some duplicates...
It is the hero edition, although I think there isn't much extra included with the hero edition besides a few bits of preorder content. Certainly no DLC from what I can see.
You're right, it says Hero edition on that link but in Steam it doesn't.
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Illusionary7 h, 15 m ago

What do you see here? https://store.steampowered.com/account/licenses/It …What do you see here? https://store.steampowered.com/account/licenses/It was the Hero Edition with Humble Monthly last year, so I would expect that it's probably the same here.


"Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition" I've updated the post to reflect this.
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Gigabyte Intel X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming Chipset LGA 2066 DDR4 SDRAM Motherboard - Black £198.96 @ Scan via Amazon
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Looks like a misprice from Scan here as £300+ from other sites!... Also on Scan`s website for £196.97 inc delivery. Link here
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How’s the building going guys? I went for i9 7900x , 32 GB Corsair Platinum 3466, Intel Optane 900 400GB memory, Evo 960 Pro 512GB m.2, 1080TI xtreme GPU , ThermaTake View 71 case and liquid cooling system. Nearly finished, looking good so far
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DPD just delivered the board
Received:) 7820X efectively for 300 quid from cex...:) Happy days:)
chriskrt6 h, 55 m ago

https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?stext=LGA2066§ion=


Thank you
i missed it. ffs, i was keeping an eye for something like this
AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X CPU + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Motherboard Bundle + free Quake Champions £305.47 @ Scan
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Was mulling over a new build and came across this deal on Scan, only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger is the ridiculous DDR4 prices. Oh and maybe 2nd gen Ryzen not too fa… Read more
My CPU/mobo order arrived today via DPD. Now I need to buy the rest of the parts so I can get to use this bad boy.
Yup got a delivery email so can confirm they are honouring
Looks like they are going to send it...

"Re: Delayed Order Notification

Hi,

Thank you for your custom. We're writing to give you an update on your order.

The despatch date for your order has been updated.

Your new estimated despatch date is 17 January 2018.

1.LN81378 - *3XS ONLY* ASUS PRIME X370-PRO MotherboardThis product is still on pre-order. We expect to receive more stock on 17 January 2018. Best Regards,

The Scan Team"
dan_lesser7 h, 46 m ago

There’s a surprise. Why do you hate AMD so much?I get a reasonable o …There’s a surprise. Why do you hate AMD so much?I get a reasonable overclock on a cheap B350 and I have done on 3 other B350 boards and with a variety of RAM sticks. Absolutely, Ryzen is fussier than Intel at the moment with DDR4 and they need to set that out - as Intel has to when they went to DDR4.You talk about a motherboard over clocking poorly yet you then say you prefer a CPU that doesn’t overclock at all?Both Intel and AMD have good options. Luckily AMD have become competitive this time and we all benefit from the price drops of of both Intel and AMD.Fanboy-ism isn’t necessary.


This isn't fanboyism, it's about buying an affordable CPU without having to add 60 quid in a good cooler and 60 more quid on 'good' RAM.

It adds up very fast.

Also, yes, there is no manual OC options, but a well running 8400 still uses built in boost modes, so you end up with a good clock rate anyway.

You say you have 4 Ryzen based boards all running OCs on B350, so what did you OC them to?

What RAM, Cooler, and Motherboard did you wind up buying for each?

I bet you 'jumped up' a bit and got the 85 quid motherboards, maybe the Gigagybte A3 Gaming or the ASRock Fatality K4?

And, let me guess, you got the 'old and trusted' Hyper Evo 212?

And RAM, can't skimp on RAM, gotta get at least 2666 mhz... So why not just bump to a cool 3000 ;-)

Every time I ask this question and ask for details, people just kinda fade out.

And yes, I'm putting words in your mouth, please, I do actually want to hear what you bought, my experience with this situation has just... Taught... Me that people love to point to the 'Cheap B350 motherboards' but no one dares to actually buy the sub 80 quid boards (most are micro ATX anyway).
here is the start of my email

Re: Delayed Order Notification

Hi,

Thank you for your order from Scan.

Please regard this email as an active notification of a delay in your order, due to a temporary shortage in stock of the following item:

1.LN81378 - *3XS ONLY* ASUS PRIME X370-PRO MotherboardThis product is still on pre-order. We are currently awaiting an ETA for this product.

is this even a new product range because it says still on pre order? it screams of a pricing error think it was meant to be 350 not 305, but that's not a deal anyway.
DIY Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard for £25.58 by using code @ Gearbest
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rev621 h, 39 m ago

Egay. First time I've seen it called that.



Thought it'd be better than erape.... cos sometimes when you buy something off there you feel violated!
stealth66613 m ago

Bought one of egay with a 16gb for 30 quid delivered, guy still has loads …Bought one of egay with a 16gb for 30 quid delivered, guy still has loads (though it was 'best offer' at that, Norm 32.99)


Egay. First time I've seen it called that.
Bought one of egay with a 16gb for 30 quid delivered, guy still has loads (though it was 'best offer' at that, Norm 32.99)
Van197327 m ago

I'm someone who has no problems buying from Gearbest (or Banggood) but …I'm someone who has no problems buying from Gearbest (or Banggood) but can't see the price incentive for this deal. Can be bought for £30.88 from Amazon!Unlikely to be caught for import VAT - but if so then the 20% charge (plus £8-11 admin) would make this significantly more expensive.I'm after one and will be buying from Amazon when I work out what extra bits and pieces I want.


It is c&c in Maplin for a few quid extra. So why risk giving my money to gearbest
I'm someone who has no problems buying from Gearbest (or Banggood) but can't see the price incentive for this deal. Can be bought for £30.88 from Amazon!

Unlikely to be caught for import VAT - but if so then the 20% charge (plus £8-11 admin) would make this significantly more expensive.

I'm after one and will be buying from Amazon when I work out what extra bits and pieces I want.
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Humble 'Hope for Orphans' Bundle - from 74p @ Humble Bundle (includes Killing Floor in base tier, Killing Floor 2 in bta)
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The Humble Hope for Orphans Bundle Hope is on the way. We've teamed up with Tripwire and friends to humbly support Change30, a charity providing critical resources to orpha… Read more
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a week with no bundle again by looks of it Ruins my Tuesday evening when I wait there eagerly to find nothing
This deal should be hotter 😞
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copperspock12 m ago

In other words, you don't know.


It's not worth your time. There's a great George Carlin quote which sums up the futility of trying to argue with people like this, I'm sure you know the one I mean.
copperspock19 m ago

It's also not called 'Hope for Russian Orphans whose parents were …It's also not called 'Hope for Russian Orphans whose parents were killed'.'Again, 'over 90% of Russian orphans still have at least one living parent but have been orphaned because of alcohol abuse, financial distress, or other social factors.'Do you know if many Russian orphans had parents who were killed?


Mate, you're boring
MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM AM4 Motherboard for £124.61 @ Ebuyer
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Beautiful motherboard. Not the best x370, but at that price its a great motherboard.
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Nice deal, however like all motherboard manufacturers they seem to have got lazy these days. That is childish RGB lighting instead of focusing on innovation.
Still its a very good deal that for gaming or student computers.
Aretak3 m ago

They'll be compatible, but you will need to update the BIOS. Though that …They'll be compatible, but you will need to update the BIOS. Though that can be done even without a CPU installed on this particular board, since it's a high end model. I imagine there'll certainly be some sales on the current lineup once the new chips arrive. It could be March though, which is a long-ish time to wait I suppose.


Hmmm, I'll have to have a think. Cheers mate.
Craigmcfc9512 m ago

I was told about the new chips, I assume they'll be compatible with this …I was told about the new chips, I assume they'll be compatible with this board? It might be worth waiting. Even if the new chips are a bit pricey, surely it'll bring the current range down in price? Thanks for the reply.



They'll be compatible, but you will need to update the BIOS. Though that can be done even without a CPU installed on this particular board, since it's a high end model. I imagine there'll certainly be some sales on the current lineup once the new chips arrive. It could be March though, which is a long-ish time to wait I suppose.
Aretak16 m ago

It's worth keeping in mind that Ryzen+ is due out in Q1 2018, which should …It's worth keeping in mind that Ryzen+ is due out in Q1 2018, which should bring at the very least some clockspeed improvements (though there have also been rumours of additional cores). I just grabbed a 1600 for £136 when all of the current lineup were reduced a couple of months ago, in anticipation of upgrading to an octa core from the refresh.


I was told about the new chips, I assume they'll be compatible with this board? It might be worth waiting. Even if the new chips are a bit pricey, surely it'll bring the current range down in price? Thanks for the reply.
Craigmcfc953 h, 19 m ago

I caved in, thanks OP. Purchased, now to decide whether to get the 1700x …I caved in, thanks OP. Purchased, now to decide whether to get the 1700x or 1800x...


It's worth keeping in mind that Ryzen+ is due out in Q1 2018, which should bring at the very least some clockspeed improvements (though there have also been rumours of additional cores). I just grabbed a 1600 for £136 when all of the current lineup were reduced a couple of months ago, in anticipation of upgrading to an octa core from the refresh.
DIY Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard £22.69 Delivered with code @ Gearbest
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Ordered two at the start of December, paid a quid for quicker delivery, had them within 2 weeks. No import charges, both working just fine. If something goes wrong with them, I'm happy to accept the risk for the price. At this price, they're almost disposable anyway, so I'm not too concerned about a warranty.

Some people may have had issues with Gearbest, but not me. All good. Look hard enough and you'll find people who have had issues with even the best companies and who will exclaim to anyone who'll listen that "Amazon are a scam company and no one should buy from them ever!" etc.

As a previous commenter stated, pay with PayPal and you'll be protected in case something goes wrong.
I added some info to the description, I think, which has very conveniently gone missing now.

Ordered one from Gearbest 3 months ago, never turned up. Emailed them and was told they were OOS and if I wanna buy something else as a replacement. Emailed them with a link to Rasp Pi advertised on their website as being in stock. Got no where after 2 months, was told stock mentioned on website is for "reference only" whateverTF that means... Gave up after 2 months and got myself a refund.

Gearbest are going downhill...
Gearbest deal ... cold

Just pay a little extra and get from a UK supplier at least you know it will turn up!
For info. - Pi arrived yesterday - no import duty payable etc...
Not checked it's working yet but looks okay
Less than 2 weeks for delivery is pretty good
In an effort to get gearbest to sort issues some info for everyone.
I have bought lots of stuff from them and generally good, but when it goes wrong its a mountain to climb.

However recent android box went wrong. First remote then box. Gearbest customer service woes started.
Offered a couple of quid refund and no joy, or even understanding of English through gearbest ticket system, next to useless.
Escalated to paypal, eventually full offer of refund.
Eventually through paypal offered a UK return address for info (gearbest ticket system contradicted what they were saying through paypal)

Weiwen Luo
Address:
Woodgate Business Park,
Clapgate Lane,
Bartley Green
B32 3BZ
Birmingham
United Kingdom
Phone: 07780841791

They then repeatedly refused delivery from courier. One could interpret this as a device to 'pretend' to offer refund then refuse to accept the returned goods. No goods return=no refund to pay.
Only when I refused final paltry offer from through paypal, (after they had previously offered full refund) did the return that mysteriously had been repeatedly rejected, was now accepted, on the day Paypal ruled in my favour for full return of money.
coincidence?
doubtful.

So if everyone uses paypal for payment and escalation, keeps full records, they will compel gearbest to fully refund. If everyone does this then maybe gearbest will sort it properly.
Hope this helps.
AsRock Z170 Gaming K6 Skylake ATX Motherboard (Used - Good) £57.86 (Prime) @ Amazon Warehosue
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synasla10 m ago

Although I agree with you, the point is the price here, not the …Although I agree with you, the point is the price here, not the generations or age, z370 version of this is £170+, not everyone wants or willing to spend a fortune on a rig, and I respect that.


I made a longer reply to the other thread as to why I think this is not even a good price.

hotukdeals.com/com…343


Basically: The 8xxx series offers better CPUs at cheaper price points, that if you compare the gains at each CPU level (i3, i5, i7) the better value is at the Coffee Lake CPU side.
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Nate149232 m ago

Used and the old generation... Seems like a clearance to me.Skip the z170 …Used and the old generation... Seems like a clearance to me.Skip the z170 generation and get in the z370 with either the i3 8100 or the i5 8400.



Although I agree with you, the point is the price here, not the generations or age, z370 version of this is £170+, not everyone wants or willing to spend a fortune on a rig, and I respect that.
Used and the old generation... Seems like a clearance to me.

Skip the z170 generation and get in the z370 with either the i3 8100 or the i5 8400.
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Amazon always replaced faulty items for me even after a year (headset, mouse, RAM) just have to ask nice
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DE4L3R24 m ago

WOuld this still have warranty from Asrock?


ASRock will only honour warranties on motherboards sold by authorised distributors. Most third party sellers aren't listed as authorised distributors.

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MSI Intel Z170A GAMING M3 ATX Motherboard £53.99 @ Ebuyer
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Steal at this price. Next cheapest is £130 at ebay. Features • Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket • Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Me… Read more
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Excellent price for a quality motherboard. Well done OP!
Edited by: "FoO.ShAKeS" 20th Dec 2017
very nice find OP have some heat!
jomay1 h, 21 m ago

Great price, but does a Z170 motherboard still make sense?Coffee Lake …Great price, but does a Z170 motherboard still make sense?Coffee Lake (8600K) processors need a Z370, are not much more expensive than the old gen (7600K, 6600K) and have 6 instead of 4 cores. Well, you probably save about £70 building a 7600K system vs. a 8600K system, so it may make sense for some. I personally don't need more than 4 cores at home.



You are pretty much spot on. Building a 6600k/7600k system doesn't make much sense.

The i3 8100 has 4 cores and rivals any of the 6600k or below chips. The 8350k beats the 7600k and below...

While the 8400, 6 core chip, starts to put the screws to the 7700k and below (the 7700k may be slightly better while OC'd, but hey, the cost....).

Anyway, point is... The 8xxx series has given each of the price points 2 extra cores for virtually the same price.
Motherboard prices are in the ().

8100 costs 100 (190)
8350k costs 150 (240)
8400 costs 195 (285)
8600k costs 243 (333)
8700k costs 350 (440)

The cheapest mobo is running around 90 and is the full feature z370 design.

Similar priced CPUs (considering you save 40 quid on a mobo)

7700k compares to the 8600k or the 8400k (in between) at 265 (315)
7600k compares to the 8350k 185 (235)
7500 compares to the 8100 at 161 (211)

Unless you are going for a really strong budget build... G4560 65 (115)

No price point is favorable for the older models, except the 115 quid price point where only the G4560 exists...

Unless you need *JUST* a z170 motherboard and not a CPU... Or you have a cheap one available to you (better than any price listed above) this seems like an obvious pass.
jomay1 h, 5 m ago

Great price, but does a Z170 motherboard still make sense?Coffee Lake …Great price, but does a Z170 motherboard still make sense?Coffee Lake (8600K) processors need a Z370, are not much more expensive than the old gen (7600K, 6600K) and have 6 instead of 4 cores. Well, you probably save about £70 building a 7600K system vs. a 8600K system, so it may make sense for some. I personally don't need more than 4 cores at home.


Depends if you're doing a completely new build or not, and what CPUs you can get for the money.

I bought a 6600K a year ago because the price difference between the 6600 and 6600K was negative at the time (excluding HSF cost). I was on a budget and slapped it in a H110 board. This will hopefully let me squeeze noticably more performance out of my system for very little money.

The H110 will have a second hand or otherwise cheap Skylake era (Pentium with HT maybe) chip popped in to be resold as a bundle upgrade to a likewise cheapskate client. It's the ciiiiirrrrrcle of liiiife.
Cheap as chips.
MSI Gaming Pro Carbon X370 AM4 Motherboard £115.47 @ Amazon
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Found 8th Dec 2017Found 8th Dec 2017
Nice X370 Mobo around the price of some B350's - no prime required
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Love my Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3. Nice everyday OC of 3.9ghz ram at 3200cl14
any good motherboard in market? i mean 5 stars in all aspect
Will never buy MSI gaming board again, poor quality control
CHAOSEN31 h, 40 m ago

Did you install windows before or after setting the SATA mode as RAID?I …Did you install windows before or after setting the SATA mode as RAID?I had this problem because I installed windows whilst the bios setting was still on AHCI.Back to the board however, would you guys not recommend this then for a budget/mid level Ryzen rig?I've not delved into Ryzen yet so just looking for a solid board that doesn't cost a lot.


I think it's a good board. The only two things I would change is to add the option for voltage offset in the UEFI, and move the top M.2 away from under the GPU. My SM961 can get pretty 🔥. Oh and if it matters to you the rear IO RGB LED are hidden by a rear exhaust fan if fitted.
will65mcmanus4 h, 41 m ago

ive got this board too and have had nothing but trouble with it so have …ive got this board too and have had nothing but trouble with it so have many others, from day 1 (had board from when it was released) i havent been able to set my two ssd drives into raid 0 windows installation just cant find them even though i have raid enabled in the bios.im no noob ive been building pc for 17 years




Did you install windows before or after setting the SATA mode as RAID?

I had this problem because I installed windows whilst the bios setting was still on AHCI.

Back to the board however, would you guys not recommend this then for a budget/mid level Ryzen rig?

I've not delved into Ryzen yet so just looking for a solid board that doesn't cost a lot.
Humble Comics Bundle - Riverdale and Archie - From 0.75p @ Humble Bundle
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Found 30th Nov 2017Found 30th Nov 2017
Woah, a humble bundle that hasn't been posted yet? I've been watching the Tv series and saw this! Not sure if its any good or just random episodes of the comic to try and drag you… Read more
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chrisredmayne23 h, 10 m ago

Hmmm, Looks like the riverdale series has 9 comics but only 1 on …Hmmm, Looks like the riverdale series has 9 comics but only 1 on herehttps://store.archiecomics.com/collections/riverdale



It's Riverdale Volume 1 in the bundle, that collects the first 3 comics and a one-shot.
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