All Motherboard Discounts, Offers and Sale - October 2018
100% agree, right place at the right time is usually just lucky or not. Let's also now set it straight, unless you are saving a huge sum of cash, then there is no reason not to spend an extra £5-10, especially if it is for a personal build that may last many years. :)
No I was shopping for RAM at the time to sell a build, and I just looked on Amazon as they have so many ways to get money off. Let's be brutally honest, what I bought made sense to buy against other prices at the time, compared to the difference in performance. That is what we are talking about, as for the other guy who mentioned 40% difference in performance is just off their face... My point is that there is always ways to buy items cheaper than what is on this site, you just have to use common sense.
You completely missed the point, the RAM you bought in May was as item misprice, not the normal price.I am asking you to post misprice deals, as without the misprice, even using the the coupons and credits etc. the price difference would have still be pretty much nothing compared to a faster RAM kit. How did you find the cheap discounded RAM in May, was it on here?
It's on everything... There is no point posting deals that all require the same process. I have Smash Bros Ultimate pre-ordered at £32.99, Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and Pokeball for £47.99. All through Amazon, all using the same offers on different accounts. It's not difficult to do, there is still an in-store promo for £10 when you top up £30. There is also £6 promo credit for buying £30 gift cards... All available very easily... There was £15 off £60 recently etc...
I'm seeing A LOT of comments along the lines of "you'll not see the difference with the naked eye" and "I guarantee you would not tell the difference if you had faster RAM in your system" ... It seems to me that you can only think this to be true if you're either 1) assuming that everyone only uses 60hz monitor for games, or 2) subscribe to one of those ridiculous "the human eye can only see 24fps" type of notions. Both of these notions are laughable, and not to be taken seriously. Similarly, a person trying to tell other people generally what kind of performance differences they will and will not see, whilst evidence in the thread has been presented showing up to 40% differences in performance, should not be taken seriously either. When benchmarks have been presented demonstrating this opinions wrong, then they are wrong generally, even if the individual's subjective capacities aren't able to see or understand why. Making suggestions for the broad population based on such could be considered misleading too.
Because its not a £300 dell...
Good price, no idea why so cold. Heat from me.
That's actually a decent price for a 1070 laptop. I doubt you'll find an 8th gen i7 + 1070 for anywhere near that price
Have looked at this laptop. At this money would want latest Gen processor. Anyone know of anywhere with a GTX 1070 Graphics card with 8th Gen which does not have poor overheating reviews? Nearly bought a HP Omen similar spec with smaller but better screen and 8th Gen but lots reviews saying gets super hot within minutes.
Couldn't see the wifi spec on the one listed in this post?
Great board, paid £200 last December when eBay had 20% off.
I paid nearer 200 in August!
Also the Z390 version has released for only a little more. If I’m spending £240 on a motherboard I’d pay the little extra for the newer one.
I purchased this two days ago on Amazon for 229.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0764H6KPN/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Unless the version listed above includes the Wifi functionality, It's overpriced. Edit: Not overpriced, but comes out more expensive due to delivery cost.
This bundle would be good if they swap that Aorus motherboard for the Asrock Taichi
Processor 270 few months ago, now total bonanza I wouldn't buy already year old processor for that money, motherboard I dont want it for free, but 130, this ram max 130, ssd "no name " no more than 50 pounds, total sum 580. 800 is just a joke, for that money should be sold together with gtx1070
Its intel. people will pay whatever intel want them to either through complete ignorance or deluded fantasy.
The price must have increased since I posted. It was 379.99 at the time of posting. This processor has been as low as £315 before
highly likely but you will need a BIOS update no doubt, same socket and most of the rumours regarding the Z390 suggest architecture is the same apart from die shrink
So if I get this and either the i7 9700k or the i9 9900k will the chip be recognised as the board is Z370?.
excellent,thx, perfect for the i79700k on release
Don't know tbh... but giving the price of new tech... I just wait patiently for prices to drop on these... z370... 8700k... ddr4... nvme... 1080ti... Don't think is worth the new tech price giving that you will still probably gamin on this well over 1080p for the next 5 years... at least that's what I hope (nerd)
Me too. Can these be used with the new series of chips out soon? I7 9700k and I9 9900k. I'm in the process of getting parts.
NOOOOOOOO , how often does an offer like this come up when I'm NOT at work, grrrr.
Out of stock. You snooze you lose. XD
Have one these with an overclocked 1700 @4ghz and 32gbs of RAM. It's a pfsense router, Plex server, torrent client and runs the occasional VM, hasn't crashed once fully set up.
poor support from asrock, their motherboard bios chip get f.....up after a while. They used to send for free, now they ask you to purchase somewhere else
I would probably get one of these if it came with an updated BIOS for ryzen 2.
Back in stock good deal Thanks
Thanks for posting it anyway - as I'd missed the original deal and found yours and bought last night in a moment of weakness! Cheers, OP.
correct, bin please.cheers
Back at £499 now
Yes i know... miners:D They kept AMD alive. Good thing its a miners forum. Oh wait... AMD cant get even close to nvidia when it coms to performance/watt/price. I cant belive where they ended up having in mind times like 5870 vs Fermi. Its exactly oposit. 5870 VaporX was masterpiece. Now, look at the size of the cooler on VEGA:/
vrm temps are bad on strix amd cards
Yes. Good card, even better at this price. There's not much my 56 can't run that my 1080 can. In certain scenarios it's more powerful than an equivalent NVIDIA card too - miners will attest to that.
Showed as £63.99 for me too. Ebuyer must have mispriced and have now fixed it.
(skeptical) it was £63.99 when I posted the deal, nevermind then... XD
Clicked through and showing as £74.99?
Still havent had my codes deliverd yet
Appreciated that you checked. All back online now so will process ma vouchies now. Ta.
Ah I see what you mean; yeah, I'm getting the same. Website borked.
I've not managed to upload - I can't even view the site!
File size of the image you're uploading?
So is your comment
This guy allways saying something negative
Yeah, I'll provably end up getting one of these. I want to try it with my freesync 2 monitor. A gtx 970 doesn't really do it justice.
Happy chappy on 1440p, its more than enough for this resolution i think.
Just bought a similar spec Samsung monitor. I was thinking of upgrading to one of these cards from a gtx 970. How do you find this card for running games at 1440p?
Good find OP!
FYI amazon is giving an in stock date of 21st September for this cpu at 303gbp
Maybe but you wont get the free stuff with a drop. The price sort of reflects this now, plus I doubt this board will ever sell for 100, selling the free parts easily gives you back 50 pound.s Not to mention this board is priced around 175 - 200 everywhere else, good luck getting a 40-50% discount on a decent board that still works with the newest gen with a bios update (updates already released on website). Early news says that the z390 are very similar, you may get a better vrm and onchip wifi. but this board solves that anyway. Cant see the real difference in z370 vs z390
But wont these drop further when the Z390 is released in couple of weeks?
Do NOT go for the Defiance V, i had a 8750h/1070 and it has nothing but issues. Main issue is the chassis can not cool the CPU anywhere near adequately, i paid for the re paste and the cpu would sky rocket to 95-99c on all cores within 5 minutes of bf1, and to 90c before the game had even begun loading. Tried to repaste it myself even with liquid metal, and a substantial 0.150v undervolt and the it would still thermally throttle almost instantly while playing anything demanding. I contacted PCS about the issues and they advised me they had a new bios that "fixed" the issues, i asked them how it went about that since if the new bios just puts in a power limit or lower thermal limit it is not a "fix" in my eyes. They assured me it didn't and i went about installing the new bios. Surprise surprise all the bios did was lower the thermal limit from 99 to 85 and introduced lower power limits system wide. Supposedly it was also meant to reduced the base line voltage but i did not witness that. So i then had an over heating laptop, just with gimped performance that power throttled as well as thermal throttled. This isn't including all the other issues but i don't want to turn this into a wall of text. I had to argue with PCS when i returned it as they were going to send the laptop back as it didn't crash during a stress test so in their eyes was perfectly fine, after a few back and forth emails they finally agreed to refund it due to the power limit and thermal limit issues, though they did sting me for the charger which was £55 because it was apparently "scuffed" (it was not) Bottom line, i would strongly recommend people steer clear of this chassis, it can not handle the CPU and gets so hot and loud it's uncomfortable to use, and throttles so much you won't get the performance you should out of the 8750h.
This is a good spec and a reasonable price... but... You should decide if you really do need a laptop to game on rather than a small form factor desktop instead. Given the price, performance, and update-path differences. A lot of people seem to get these huge gaming laptops and then realise that PC gaming on the move isn't really practical, not for AAA titles any way, and given you don't need a beefy laptop to run basic games it feels like a bit of a waste. Especially when having it on your lap isn't really practical when it's over 15 inches, will cook your nads, and have a pretty awful battery life. Granted you can't take your mITX rig on the train, but who wants to be the selfish guy hogging up the entire train table so he can play CoD? Also, do you really want to throw your entire machine away after 3-5 years? Wouldn't it be better to drop a better GPU in? Maybe upgrade the CPU? Also laptop i7s are only really as fast as their desktop i5 counterparts, for example the i7-8750H in this machine is slightly slower than the i5-8600k.Plus the desktop is more easily overclocked. If I wanted a small rig around this price I'd build I would 100% build a SSF system using the Silverstone RVZ01 which is about the same size as a PS4/Xbone. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FQPBFt Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FQPBFt/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (£225.18 @ PC World Business) CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L12S 55.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£45.75 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£128.98 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£126.84 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£58.03 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.99 @ Aria PC) Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card (£337.07 @ Amazon UK) Case: Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case (£86.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: Silverstone - 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply (£80.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£60.00 @ Amazon UK) Monitor: AOC - G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (£179.98 @ PC World) Total: £1359.80 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-12 12:47 BST+0100 Run that for a few years and maybe grab a second hand i7-8700K, and what ever the equivalent to a 1070Ti is then. Sell your other parts and you'll have a proper upgrade path, plus you can choose what keyboard you like rather than using a built in one. If you wanted to go cheaper you could forgo the official way of getting Windows 10 and get a key off of eBay, you could also pick a cheaper cube case. The machine is small and could easily pass for a games console, so hook up a controller and enjoy your games at 4K on the sofa. If anyone wants any further advice/information PM me.
Personally, I would look at PC Specialist & configure it to suit. I specced a near identical 17" Defiance V for about the same cost, but if you consider other components, you could get a similar machine for a fair bit less.
This or Alienware?
Neg me harder daddy
Don't think this supports ESXi so if you need that you'll need one of the others
These are expensive for a reason though. High end VRMs, extra layers for all the PCI-E lanes, quad channel RAM. WiFi, dual LAN. AMD also don’t ditch a chipset with every minor CPU revision like Intel. I’d pay extra just for that tbh
I dont think I will, I am not sure my system could take the shock of a mobo even MORE expensive than this.
Same here. But this is to be expected as the whole platform is considered to be for enthusiasts/content creators.
Yeh, but the CPU's are cheap as chips. (embarrassed)
That was really good deal.
OOS but shows 3 sold
too slow ;(
OOS ..... sad face
Thanks op, I've bought. 😁
Just received a refurb Z270 board from Novatech - it came in a plain white box with just the IO shield.
From the ones I've had, it's been all the usual documents, driver CD, 2 or 4 Sata cables and the IO shield.
Do you get all cables/accessories with the refurb boards? Just read board and back plate only.
I had a Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 motherboard which I built a system around , I had a repeated problems with the system randomly rebooting for no apparent reason. I spent a couple of weeks playing with drivers and hardware and eventually decided to open a support call to Gigabyte and told them all the testing I'd done myself. After a couple of extra tests they asked me to return the motherboard and they replaced it with a slightly updated version. I guess this is where the returned boards go if they can repair them, I'm not sure If I'd want a repaired board, finding the cause of issues like this is not much fun.
Solid board, I've always used Gigabyte D3 boards over the years as I've upgraded and I've never had an issues with them, it'd be interesting to learn what exactly is "manufacturer repaired" about this specific one though.
link not working for me; hukd links broken by ublock origin again? :edit: oh, spoke too soon - forwarding host just very slow.
More ram as well, this one has 16GB
So, for 250 quid more I am paying for a faster CPU?
Just realised that the cpu on the scan one is different.
Thats a different one, i posted that one as well
Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel, still milking royalties years later!
Anybody know if this supports Ryzen 5 2600 at all??? And if so... does it support it out of the box, or will it require a BIOS update?
i know some firms will update, overclockers do, always best to ask
It's got a bit of a weird layout, could be a deal breaker for some as the socket placement throws the CPU cooler out of alignment with some smaller case (Node 202 being a prominent one off the top of my head).
If you are happy to have a full size PC go ATX. Easier to build in & much cheaper than ITX. Micro ATX sits in the middle. The problem with the gigabyte ITX board is they arranged it stupidly so it makes building the PC a nightmare inside a small case, which is the whole point of ITX. Well regarded otherwise and liked by people.