All MSI Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
There’s a decent jump between the 1050ti in this and the 1060 in that, not to mention the extra 1GB of VRAM which graphics intense games will utilise a little more. Either is a good option, of course the one you linked is better but it comes down to the games you play, what settings you want to play them at and what your budget is. From a desktop perspective a 1050ti can be picked up for around £140/£150, whereas a 1060 3GB around £200, £180 if you look hard enough. So the £130 more for the other laptop is a little pricier than the £60 difference for a desktop card.
Why is this cold? It’s decent
This one is worse, but not by much, the gfx card in the other is better.
is this better or worse value than https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-gaming-laptop-i7-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-gtx-1060-3gb-87997-box-free-msi-bundle-2950013?
Would personally prefer a 1050ti 4GB since 2GB seems to struggle in some modern titles since. Should be fine for all the current popular esport games though.
Agreed, great company. I lived around a 10 minute drive from them and have never had a problem. Started using them around 2002/3
Not in my experience never had a problem in well over 10 years of using them.... Long before they even built the newish place ...
Sorry but this isn't a good deal and CCL are not a great company in my experience. If you ever have to return anything to them they throw your consumer rights out of the window and you have to fight them tooth and nail to get a refund. Motherboard is £120 (ebuyer), CPU is £280 (Aria). Memory varies but 32GB of 3000MHz is around £300-£335. That is quite a fee they are charging for "testing".
CCL have been going for over a decade they are based in Bradford 101% trustworthy...
I wouldn't buy laptop and HDD 2nd hand but components would be possible. I use a desktop for video work and as a Plex server (and the odd game), an XPS13 for work, and a cheap £200 thin/light laptop as a throw around portable. Always better buy to suit specific needs rather than try to buy one thing that doesn't do anything particularly well.
That being the case your only option would be to buy second hand.
I edit videos all the time. Don't play games so much, but if I had ROTR, Witcher 3 etc, I'd be annoyed if my laptop that I'd just spenr £500 on chugged whilst playing it.
Incredibly specific usage case relevant to 0.01%of users, for which this cpu and graphics combo would be useless and doubtless they would be looking to spend a lot more
For the average person 16GB won't be necessary but do any complicated video work in Adobe etc with multiple large files and 16GB is the minimum. For example:
nice laptop but looks like just an average price
How's this? http://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/g-series-17-3779-laptop/bn37703 Cheaper, similar specs with better/newer i7-8750H Coffee Lake CPU just lose the 120Mhz screen or this https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-erazer-x7851-core-i7-7700hq-16gb-1tb-256gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1060-17-30023005/version.asp Cheaper with more memory. (Screen specs not listed though) or this: https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/msi-gp73-leopard-8re-core-i7-8750h-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1060-17.-9s7-17c522-062/version.asp More memory and better/newer i7-8750H Coffee Lake CPU for ~£40 more or this: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIX-17/ Configured with: better/newer i7-8750H Coffee Lake CPU, PCIe SSD and 144Mhz screen, and still ~£80 cheaper, even more so if you take Windows off the price.
How much do you want £200?
u can find the same specs for 1000 on amazon
Last time there was a deal for the same specs laptop of 7577 if I am not mistaken for almost a grand which is a couple of hundred quid cheaper. Pretty sure u can find on ebay a pretty similar laptop for a grand or less.
Total War is an RTS I assume? Generally speaking, you should always opt for the better GPU if you're using a laptop for gaming, but an RTS is sometimes the exception as they rely on the CPU more. That said, I'd still go with the 1060. I can't imagine it'd have any problem running the game mentioned and it'll run pretty much anything else you need on decent settings
Any good ?
Please do, I'm considering it for gaming
Okay. I've gone for it! Will update with my assessment in a few days.
Great deal. Heat added. Sorely tempted - am after something to do graphics and video editing. This would be pretty good.
me too :D but a new one and £286 and blower style..
Just got a refurbished one for £275 via ebay using 20% USA discount!! Cold
This reminds me i keep meaning to sell my msi 6gb 1060 xD bought a 1080ti and never got round to getting rid of it
Pointless at this price.
I didn't had any problems with msi products before but yeah this card is not the best one out there, seems power hungry , I bought one from Very with this credit code for 409 and my impression is not as good, it is a huge ugly card ... It is ok if you don't look at it ;) I may return it , I have to check terms and conditions ... But for this prise ... Ah ...I wouldn't take it for 10 £ more ...
People really need to stop giving heat to trash 1080 GTX coolers like this. I'd also avoid MSI altogether as both GPU's (Gaming X's) I ordered from them became faulty after just a few weeks. My EVGA SC from 2016 on the other hand continues to be faultless.
The Palit one from OCUK is better value. The MSI cooler on this is pants, they have the same one on much of their range and it can barely cool an underclocked and undervolted RX 570 - bet this’ll run unnecessarily hot and not particularly quiet.
Yes they may be expired but they are recent. And all around the price. So its not surprising to see one available again around the price
fun fact, i didn't say it couldn't run vr games :/ . read my other reply.
Fun fact I use a 1060 3GB for VR with no problem. Only things I have struggled with are non VR games GTA V and Tombraider where I could not run in ultra settings as took too much memory everything else has been fine and I run most games in Ultra. By VR I have a Rift and WMR headset.
Many people apply building terms to Operating System installations/PC building. Flatten essentially means start from fresh.
yipe.... this is most probably what I have seen on ebay....
Prices are still way to high but glad I got my Vega 56 for £400 about a year ago, got lucky? Still a bucket load of cash for a card that should be A LOT less. There are a few NEW cards on ebay people are getting rid of, from Amazon, Pre-Order Price Guarantee?. I typed in "AMD Radeon RX580 8GB". Happy bargain hunting.....
Yes better deal.
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/30.html 3% difference between an AIB and stock 1060 6gb. The AIB for the NVIDIA 1060 6gb is identical. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/24.html 3% difference between the AIB and the stock 1060gb. They are virtually exactly the same in performance out of the box. But wait, there's more. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/27.htm https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/33.html The AIB 1060 could OC up 15.1% The AIB 580 could only handle 4.4% Not that you will definitely OC your card, but the 1060 has way more headroom. (Also, the Armor edition isn't quite as good as the Gaming X). So surely the 1060 6GB armor edition wouldn't OC as well? NOPE! https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/33.html 16.5% Oh well ;-) The 1060 6gb for 50 quid less is far better value, unless you are a die hard Red fan, save yourself some money.
£268 inc delivery
HotUKRRP! Almost can't believe I've had this card for 2 years now, feels like only yesterday I was paying £240 for it.
This, like other such posts, was an opportunity three months ago when there where no cards on the market. Since then availability and prices have returned back to normal so I would not consider this an exciting opportunity. Later on this year you should expect cheaper prices as new generation is coming out and possibly a flood of second hand cards.
on medium settings at 1080 30fps
I bought this exact same card for £200 not to long ago. Good to see they're coming back down. Works well for HTV Vive VR. Plays 95% of the games.
If anyone's interested, this card will let you run UHD Netflix in Windows. See here for the full requirements. You could also do the same with a 4GB 1050ti card, which is around £160 on scan
Yes that’s the one! I was on mobile and couldn’t be bothered to open multiple tabs to find it (embarrassed)
for a ~£10 premium its definitely worth getting the 1080 when the gap is closer to £70-£100 i think it's a harder sell as a good OC on a 1070ti closely matches a 1080 (but then you can always 'potentially' OC a 1080 so...)
Isn't the gap even smaller? There was a 1080 for just £409.99 this week I think.
1070ti is basically a 1080 without a factory overclock, save yourself some money and install MSI afterburner and over clock yourself.
Thanks Arthur Scargill.
If that's true then let the people know... provide a link to where they can get a brand new gtx 1060 for £180
Nope, something like this is https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-msi-gtx-1050ti-4gt-lp-gddr5-graphics-card-768-core-1290-mhz-gpu-1392-mhz-boost-low-profile-compa
No idea why any one would get this when a gtx 1060 can be had for around an extra £30.
This is a quad core cpu, it’s decent!! You should ignore intels marketing Department, the i3, i5, i7, i9 nonsense, ignore the generation 5,6,7,8 nonsense, ignore the model number nonsense. All that really matters is multi core performance. Yes the 8th gen equivalent is a little better but not 50%, more like 8%. If you were comparing the U model CPU then that would be 40% faster, but this cpu isn’t the 7200U which is what you’re likely thinking of.
It’s literally aimed at gamers...
Thanks for that nearly wasted my money in the 3GB version
You're complaining that 'you gamers' dismiss laptops based on sucky GPUs. I'm saying, well if it's advertised as a gaming laptop, of course we do.
I have no idea what message you are trying to get across - are you for this deal or against? It seems both from what you wrote. I am not advising people to do anything.
the gigabyte and the palit jetstream are both worth the extra money imo, good choice
Agreed. I personally paid the slight premium for the Gigabyte https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gigabyte-gtx-1080-windforce-8gb-oc-gddr5x-graphics-card-47999-ebuyer-2943818
according to most reviews this is the worst aftermarket cooler out there, gets loud and hot compared to other coolers. If you are spending all this money, spend a bit more and get a different card
The Asrock is around £10 more and looks pretty much on par with this board. Is there any reason to get it over this one then? Or just personal preference?
Asrock Z370 PRO4 or Asrock Z370M PRO4 if you need cheap CofeeLake board.
Might I point you to the value option: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/rXCrxr/msi-z370-gaming-plus-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-gaming-plus Intel Lan, 99£. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z370-tomahawk-intel-z370-s-1151-ddr4-sata3-dual-m2-2-way-crossfire-intel-gbe-usb-31-gen2-aplusc?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItZvS7N6Z2wIVCvEbCh3HmAJTEAYYASABEgIpS_D_BwE 105£ Those were just a handful of the budget boards, seems like a lot don't have 'realtek' maybe you just clicked a couple unlucky ones?
The majority of z370 boards appear to have realtek LAN. It's really only at the higher end you get Intel.
ICCCCYYYYYY IN ERE'
Where is the deal? (annoyed)
My lad would like a new laptop he likes to play games do you always have to buy one of these expensive gaming laptops to play games or would Dell have something in the outlet that would be equipped enough to play games,here's the spec of his old laptop I have no idea about laptops,somebody suggested an Asus https://www.box.co.uk/NX.GP8EK.002-Acer-Aspire-7-A715-71G-53HF_2283341.html for £600 which was reduced from £800,I don't want to spend that sort of money
pixi4 costs £20, CEX buy it for £30. I was accruing the credit to buy something else. A rather poor exchange rate (I usually only bother when it's >2x), but I was on a deadline & all the better trade-ins are OOS atm (O2 'Like new' Doro 5516, pixi4 & trend 2 lite)
I don't get why you did that in first place ?
Not related to this deal, but I feel the need to vent about CEX's testing procedure. Today I bought a brand new, sealed in retail box pixi4 4 from a highstreet O2 store. I then bought the unlock code from eBay. Opened up the phone, put in a sim, switched it on, unlocked, switched off, boxed it back up and sold it to CEX. When agreeing price it was initially graded A (As you'd expect, it being brand new an' all) Phone call a few hours later, "tiny scratch on casing" grade B.... Yup, CEX graded a brand new, never used phone in retail packaging as B grade. So, is it: - CEX purposefully defrauding their customers - CEX staff damaging products during the testing process. - CEX grading imperceptible cosmetic manufacturing defects as faults. This deception has left a bad taste, so unless it's a straight up profiteering glitch, I won't be trading with them again, nor will I be recommending them to others.
Surprised this is being hated as much as it is. It's not an awful price really; decent i7, 16GB, HDD and SSD. Just being hated because it's preowned, though the fact it's condition B means it's not incredible, but still decent.