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AMD's newest APU 2200G for £88.98 at Ebuyer
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Great price for an APU with AMD's latest technologies (Ryzen 4-core with Vega 8 graphics). You don't need a graphics card with this but can add one as an option later, compatible w… Read more
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Got this for a tiny bit more from Amazon today. Paired with a GTX 1060. Blooming amazing....
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Wonderlanddoll14 h, 46 m ago

Looking for a basic budget first time build (very new to this!). Need a pc …Looking for a basic budget first time build (very new to this!). Need a pc for work (I'm only answering emails/book keeping!) but would like to be able to upgrade later for gaming (when prices drop). Is this a good option for me? I haven't taken the plunge and bought any components yet so any recommended compatible parts would be helpful!


You can't go wrong with choosing AMD's AM4 platform, as AM4 motherboards (which are comparatively cheaper than Intel's) are compatible with this or any of AMD's Ryzen CPUs, including Ryzen+ 2000-series coming in April, and will last a gen even after that at least. So once you plumb for AM4, it's a question of whether you want to go super cheap but performant and then upgrade to a new CPU or GPU later with the 2200G, or spend quite a lot more money on a separate CPU (Ryzen 1600) along with a dGPU to go with it (cheaper options like RX 560 or GTX 1050 Ti) which have quite a bit more performance and will be ok to get by 1080p gaming at lower settings.
Surely anyone serious about playing 1080p games on high/ultra settings knows that a £89 APU isn't going to cut it. What does make sense is the AM4 motherboard taking all the ryzen 3,5 and 7 processors. So perhaps this would be a good stepping stone to building a lower end PC.
Edited by: "mrniallcameron" 15th Feb
Looking for a basic budget first time build (very new to this!). Need a pc for work (I'm only answering emails/book keeping!) but would like to be able to upgrade later for gaming (when prices drop). Is this a good option for me? I haven't taken the plunge and bought any components yet so any recommended compatible parts would be helpful!
Gaming and this CPU do not make sense... unless you plan to play faster than light, dont say this is good for gaming, its not and never will be... the PS4 has more grunt and will be better for gaming.
HP Z420 WORKSTATION SSD - £450 @ ITZoo
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Another deal from these guys through email looks a brill machine, and a few guys on hukd have had good dealings with ITzoo. Code HPWK10 for 10% off
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I saw all the positive feedback and decided to get an all in one PC for my grandson who was really happy, but when I got the PC it did not work, would not even switch on, I contacted Itzoo and was told that I would get a call back from an expert, I spoke to him and he said they would call me back ''SHORTLY'' that is when I started getting the runaround and seeing the disappointment in my grandson decided to contact Paypal for a refund, ITZOO are a company that I will never deal with again, it doesn't matter how cheap an item, it is not a deal if it doesn't work and the company give you the runaround.
burntoast41 m ago

putting a decent what in sorry?



Graphics card. But with the current inflated mining prices it would have to be something low end like a GT 1030 or GTX 750 Ti. Still not sure I want to spend about £50 and find out it might not work though!
CampGareth2 h, 42 m ago

Unless you want dual CPU, in my experience that blows your motherboard …Unless you want dual CPU, in my experience that blows your motherboard costs up to about £500. Xeons on the other hand, £80 a pop for E5-2670s.Xeons on 1366 are dirt cheap but 2011 are not.


yeah dual core motherboards will push the price up but again depends on the socket, I got my 2011-v3 in the £440 region.

The board mentioned in this post could be had for around £300, techspot.com/rev…pc/


So yes dual will be more but the machine posted isn't dual so could still be built for cheapish.
runnybabbit2 h, 48 m ago

The Z420 I have has a 600W power supply, haven't looked into the specs of …The Z420 I have has a 600W power supply, haven't looked into the specs of it too much aside from wattage but it should be decent quality and enough for pretty much any single graphics card out there. I'm thinking about putting a decent one in and selling it, but with prebuilts, especially HP, sometimes they don't play nice due to the locked down nature of the motherboard / BIOS.


putting a decent what in sorry?
- how is this a deal?
Radeon Vega Frontier Ed. Liquid Cooled 16GB HBC Workstation Graphics Card - £843.59 @ Insight
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The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition helps drive the new digital world. It nurtures creativity. It is your gateway to parts unknown. Expand the boundaries of what’s possible and witnes… Read more
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robodan91819th Dec

Seems to have been paid partly by gift card!

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Seems to have been paid partly by gift card!

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Seems to have been paid partly by gift card!

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Mac Allister Foldable Quick Grip Clamp Workbench / Collapsible workstation - B & Q - £45
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Purpose - Securing work piece to enable sawing, nailing, brushing and other DIY tasks, includes 2x 12" (30cm) clamps Portable and lightweight work table with integrated handle for… Read more
These are OK but the legs use a very brittle plastic, when I was folding mine up the legs use a kind of "lever/fulcrum" system to pack the table together. Something was obviously not aligned right inside so the force on the top bit of the leg ended up snapping it off!

Whole table rendered useless. Luckily it was under warranty and Screwfix replaced it, but it's obviously a known fault as I noticed the replacement had bright yellow warning tape on it saying "Don't use the legs to open the table".

Also it is a faff to open and close, there's not much tolerance.
Eagerbeaver

It is very portable and very good at the functions it is limited to but … It is very portable and very good at the functions it is limited to but nowhere near as versatile as an old B&D Workbench. Sadly the new B&Ds are garbage and this is better than those for most things but still not great. In fairness it is OK at this price. The folding system is very clever and I suspect this is what wows people but as a working tool, I prefer my 30 year old B&D.



​Are the newer non-cheap ones bad too?

Someone was selling an old one near me recently for a tenner, it went quick, I would have bought it for the new price of current ones!
I got this from screwfix for £30 its not bad not brilliant I have one side locks easy one is a pain and its a bit heavier & bulkier than I thought it would be but it is sturdy has some cons to a B&D but has more pro's for me. Glad I only paid £30 for it myself but this is the best price you can get for one at the moment.
use this code to get it for £40 CLUBD86S4 it's £10 off £50 so you'll have to add something for a fiver
Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago. Just thought £45 was B&Q's regular price though, so didn't post it. I also found a £10 off code online so effectively got it for £35 with click & collect. Not used it yet though, so can't comment on how it performs.
£299 INC delivered Refurbished Dell Precision Hex Core 24GB RAM NVIDIA Quadro 2000  @ Tier1online.com
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Astec123

Care to point out where these ML370's are for £35? If you actually got … Care to point out where these ML370's are for £35? If you actually got that deal (which I highly doubt) then you got a one off bargain that people are going to struggle to find an equivalent of.



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Astec123

Care to point out where these ML370's are for £35? If you actually got … Care to point out where these ML370's are for £35? If you actually got that deal (which I highly doubt) then you got a one off bargain that people are going to struggle to find an equivalent of.



​I'm not saying there is loads of them but they are there just look for it.
majdzinski1979

NO NO NO. Look on fleabay. I get myself HP ML370 G6 with 2x E5540 12 GB … NO NO NO. Look on fleabay. I get myself HP ML370 G6 with 2x E5540 12 GB ram for £35 it cost me 10 for win 7 pro and another 10 for sound card. I have 2 x 750W gold rated power supply's.Still within same budget can get RX480 or GTX 1060 on top.LGA1366 xeons are cheap as chips these days just need to look for one properly and don't get scammed.



Care to point out where these ML370's are for £35? If you actually got that deal (which I highly doubt) then you got a one off bargain that people are going to struggle to find an equivalent of.
NO NO NO. Look on fleabay. I get myself HP ML370 G6 with 2x E5540 12 GB ram for £35 it cost me 10 for win 7 pro and another 10 for sound card. I have 2 x 750W gold rated power supply's.
Still within same budget can get RX480 or GTX 1060 on top.
LGA1366 xeons are cheap as chips these days just need to look for one properly and don't get scammed.
For the money the architecture is almost identical to a Mac Pro 4-5,1 but I think it can only support max the X5680 or W3680 hex core CPU running 3.33Ghz. The CPU heat-sinks aren't good enough for the high clock hex cores unless you polish the contact plate of the heat-sink and the CPU die also and use really decent thermal paste. Chipset is limited to SATA2 but I'm pretty sure they will support Samsung SM9XXX PCIe blades with an add on PCIe card or a PCIe SATA3 card.. 16000 geekbench multicore for a single hex core Xeon bought off ebay and dual socket nearly double that for the money is a great system. Like my dual socket 3.46 x5690 Mac Pro 5,1 with a PCIe blade, OS X and Windows ;-)
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Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz Quad Core Skylake 6th Generation Processor (CPU) for £139.94 @ AWD-IT (other processors well priced too!)
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This seems to be the cheepest i5 around at the moment. Everywhere else the CPU is selling for around £148 to £155. They also offer free delivery or a reasonably priced Herms delive… Read more
DatAlbino

Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can … Again, I will repeat, it is not obsolete now but for less money you can get a newer i5 which has a more efficient output and will last longer, with ddr4 ram, more power etc..No one has said they ARE obsolete, but they will be quicker, and a 4790k is more expensive than a 6600k, so it makes literally no senseI spent my savings, 600 quid, on my rig, Im not saying for people to do so, but the CPU, GPU and mboard should be the 3 most expensive things, if you spend 140, why not spend 170 if you can and get a much, much better one? its a small extra amount compared to the added output and futureproofingI am literally poor as hell, a student who gets by on a weekly basis, and I spent my savings building this, but Im happy cos I know it will last in the future, much longer than outdated CPUs and 40 quid motherboards will



A £40-45 motherboard isn't going to be obsolete quicker than a £100-150 one. Both will be obsolete at the same time when Intel decides it's changing its socket yet again.

That's not how this works, you're not listening to anything anyone else is telling you. Yes a Z170 chipset is great, but unless you're an enthusiast and like overclocking and have a chip that is capable it's a waste of money. An i5-6400 will perform the same in a H100/H170 motherboard as it will in an expensive Z170 motherboard. And I urge you to prove me wrong using multiple, respected sources.

​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence … ​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price



I agree with you, Skylake was overhyped and actually isn't that much better, however it IS better, 5-15% depending on the CPU in question, DDR3 will start to become obsolete in a couple years, at which point everyone with 1150 sockets and 4790ks will have to upgrade their RAM, their motherboard to fit their RAM, and their CPU to match their mboard socket, instead of just spending 70 quid more now and buying a better CPU (30 extra) and a z170 mboard (40 extra)

Now I'm no maths whizz but 40+30=70, which is an upfront cost to stop you having to upgrade a CPU and mboard in the future, which will most definitely be more than that.

Besides, the i5 6600k is better than the old 4790k at gaming and is considerably cheaper! It just makes sense (unless you already have an old 1150 setup in which case, its too late xD you'll need a new PC setup in a few years)

BTW Just like to clear this up cos I'm seriously worried from a couple of comments about coolers here, not using a CPU cooler with a 6th gen i5 is seriously risky, and if you're doing anything near decent usage, such as gaming, rendering or multi tasking, which most people with good i5s will do, then not using a cooler would be PC suicide

Edited by: "DatAlbino" 6th Jun 2016
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Not with gaming.



​in that fort you can just overclock the 4790k if it doesnt perform as well in games that use less threads, even though at this point in time only the gpu will be the bottleneck for these two cpu

​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence … ​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price



Not with gaming.
aminmoh

​problem is skylake isn't as big of an improvement as you claim it to be



​and one last thing, the 4790k performs much better than the 6600k, hence the price
Multiple discounts using promotional codes @ Hewlett Packard
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HP Z220 (Bundle Deal) Intel i7-3770 - 16GB DDR3 - 256GB SSD - Win7 Home Premium  £429.99 @ BargainHardware
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Looks like a good price what what you get. Specification: Processor (CPU): 3.40 GHz Quad Core Intel i7-3770 - 8MB Cache Memory (RAM): 16GB DDR3 Hard Disk Drive: 256GB SSD Opera… Read more
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MIDURIX

I have that cpu and it's still very good. Much better than any current … I have that cpu and it's still very good. Much better than any current i5.




Not in single threaded applications it's not. Would still hold a lead in multi threaded apps though
Insider9

No that's also 3rd generation cpu. Note the one of Amazon come without … No that's also 3rd generation cpu. Note the one of Amazon come without OS. Very similar to deal posted hence cold for me.


Fair play, thanks, I was umming over the silent/passive ones listed on amazon hence thought to add something here in case it helps
t002236

would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and … would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and this is £406, and they do come up quite often:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sedatech-Desktop-i5-3570-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B006535XQ2/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1456408343&sr=1-1&keywords=sedatech+i5I haven't checked but I'm presuming these are current cpu/hw



No that's also 3rd generation cpu. Note the one of Amazon come without OS. Very similar to deal posted hence cold for me.
Sorry cold for me but thanks for sharing. Since I dislike people voting cold without an explanation here goes.

For majority of people i7-3770 will be overkill and they won't notice a difference between this and a second gen i3. Same goes for memory any more than 8GB will be probably wasted by most. On that basis it isn't any better than a £200-£300 machine for an average user. Please note 30 day warranty on this as well. Hence cold.

On the other hand if this system is bought for e.g. gaming it will require an immediate upgrade gpu. You will be limited to low profile cards that are both more expensive and less powerful that the standard size ones that can run on 220W psu. That means a replacement psu and a case if we're talking normal size cards. That's another £200 spent between psu, gpu and a case. In which case you spent £630+ on a semi second hand pc. Considering you can get a gaming pc for £499 (link below) that make this deal also cold.

ebuyer.com/735…195
would a sedatech i5 be better value? Amazon list them in singles and this is £406, and they do come up quite often:

amazon.co.uk/Sed…+i5

I haven't checked but I'm presuming these are current cpu/hw
Glorious Workbench £199 Delivered with DVXMAS15 £10 off Voucher @ dv247
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199 including delivery with the Christmas DV247 £10 off voucher Cheapest price I could find for this and with a large pull out draw with these kind of dimensions, it would easily … Read more
Brownbass21st Dec 2015

Those are just given as an idea as to how the additional space can be …Those are just given as an idea as to how the additional space can be utilized, the main USP for this desk is that the pull out tray is large enough for at least a 61 key musical keyboard and the fact that it has 3 tiers included with integrated revolvable speaker trays. You will not be able to find a similar music production desk of this size with all of these. If you only assess the features based on the storage for those obsolete examples then of course you won't see the value.

How did you find the desk ?

These comments are pretty clueless the space is for studio equipment it's sized to fit that stuff
This is a cracking desk for music production, not dvd's and books!
This would be great for my retro Console/Computer collection but £200!!!
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refaey

Almost everything that can be stored in this desk is now obseleteCD -- … Almost everything that can be stored in this desk is now obseleteCD --> MP3sDVD --> NetflexBooks --> KindlePC keyboard, mouse --> LaptopAt £199 it's surely a deal, for the retailer :-)



Those are just given as an idea as to how the additional space can be utilized, the main USP for this desk is that the pull out tray is large enough for at least a 61 key musical keyboard and the fact that it has 3 tiers included with integrated revolvable speaker trays. You will not be able to find a similar music production desk of this size with all of these. If you only assess the features based on the storage for those obsolete examples then of course you won't see the value.
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Cheap Dell 4K Monitor - Dell P2815Q 28" £329.95 @ buyur / Amazon
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Affordable Ultra HD Quality - experience 4x higher resolution than Full HD for pin sharp details Excellent Picture Quality - thanks to a high dynamic contrast ratio and brightness … Read more
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Awful monitor if you want 4k pay the extra £100 and get the Asia
4K 30hZ!!!

Stay away...
This monitor is absolute garbage, nearly every review states so.
seller buyer only 93% positive over last 12 months. Expedited delivery.

Also cheaper here
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Piranha Trading UK Black, White, Beech, Walnut and Maple Computer Desks - £48.95 @piranha_trading/eBay
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So I was after a new desk for my room and noticed this at quite a nice price. £48.95 including free express delivery. If you look elsewhere on their eBay and Amazon pages, they ra… Read more
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Update folks, received the desk and just finished putting it together. Was a pain to assemble but looks good. Happy with the result. Few bits where I think they could have made them a simple pre-screwed hole and not making you use self-taping screws but hey, what do i know about building lol.

Pretty big too which is a nice upgrade to my previous desk
TeamMCS

You'd probably just make it but I'd go for a 150cm desk (or ideally 180 … You'd probably just make it but I'd go for a 150cm desk (or ideally 180 for the space)



alright cheers!
I'll just jump on here and say that this is a great desk from a good company. I have one of the big corner desks and it's is spot on. It's survived 3 office moves and is still perfect apart from a small amount of the laminate coming away from the underside (I have 3 monitors clamped to it though).

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Just what I'm looking for, thanks.
Richardwlester

it's fantastic but was an absolute pain to put together, the instructions … it's fantastic but was an absolute pain to put together, the instructions were awful, don't expect it to be as easy as an IKEA desk to put together!



Strangely enough, I have a Piranha desk as well, (not this one, I have the PC3g) and it's excellent. It also came with the best flatpack instructions I've ever seen. Far better than anything from Ikea (of which I've assembled way too much in my time).

Great price. Heat.
SAPPHIRE PGS A3 M MAINBOARD & AMD Piledriver Firepro A300 (Same as a A10-5700) APU/CPU & Cooler Bundle, Eyefinity, 8 SATA 6gbs/USB 3.0 65watt TDP. £129.99 Delivered !!! NAS/Workstation/PC/Server/Synology@ eBay / Silverstar Components Ebay
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DriftVelocity

It's a pity that this doesn't have HDMI. It seems like it would be a … It's a pity that this doesn't have HDMI. It seems like it would be a pretty great server/HTPC combo but the TV I have only has HDMI with no additional 3.5mm audio inputs. I'm guessing the DP isn't going to do audio through a HDMI adaptor either. What's the cheapest graphics card that could be added to this with the ability to play 1080p?



Can't see why DP won't do audio with a decent adapter
It's a pity that this doesn't have HDMI. It seems like it would be a pretty great server/HTPC combo but the TV I have only has HDMI with no additional 3.5mm audio inputs. I'm guessing the DP isn't going to do audio through a HDMI adaptor either. What's the cheapest graphics card that could be added to this with the ability to play 1080p?
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Hootwo

On the strength of Rusty's enthusiasm, I bought this and am thrilled with … On the strength of Rusty's enthusiasm, I bought this and am thrilled with the result - the motherboard just oozes quality.8x SATA 6Gbps is an unsual find at this price point, and with the Synology links posted, I'm off to build a decent NASThanks mate - a great find - can't see why it's not hotter...



Glad you're happy. to get ALL 8 ports in AHCI mode set it as RAID and change the 2 drives from IDE to AHCI or RAID, I can't remember which, this doesn't mean it's going to be in motherboard RAID, it will just put all ports in AHCI otherwise they will be 6 AHCI and 2 IDE.
On the strength of Rusty's enthusiasm, I bought this and am thrilled with the result - the motherboard just oozes quality.
8x SATA 6Gbps is an unusual find at this price point, and with the Synology links posted, I'm off to build a decent NAS
Thanks mate - a great find - can't see why it's not hotter...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 19th Aug 2013
RustySpoons

Yes it will run that with ease, it also has a plethora of PCIe card slots … Yes it will run that with ease, it also has a plethora of PCIe card slots so take your pick with tuners, I like TBS Tuner Cards.Nearly any unregistered/unbuffered DDR-3 Ram will work, lots out there :)No idea about the display port, are you going 4k? Not sure why dual-mode is needed on HTPC?


Thanks for the reply. I already have a Black Gold PCIe tuner card.
I settled for some Crucial Ballistix RAM. I have the RAM, still waiting for Parcel Force to deliver the mobo & APU...
I'm just going 1080p, but dual-mode is apparently easier to convert to HDMI than single-mode DP.
SAPPHIRE PGS A3 M MAINBOARD & AMD Piledriver Firepro A300 APU/CPU Bundle,  Ideal workstation, Server, HTPC, Eyefinity, 8 SATA 6gbs/USB 3.0 65watt TDP. £159.99 Delivered @ eBay / Silverstar Components Ebay
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good deal, but there's absolutely no difference in terms of quality between an "industrial grade" or "consumer" grade motherboard. Just like when you buy an phone case that states its built with "military grade materials"....

Quite frankly, it's all just one big pile of marketing ****.

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tarquel

dont i know it lolits quite fun when u have a san with a controller fail … dont i know it lolits quite fun when u have a san with a controller fail during a firmware upgrade, resulting in the controller and about 6 disks dying in the process.... amazingly, thanks to great tech support [and a very loooooong night for us], we didnt lose anything. However, yeah, no matter how good the system, backup to something else is always worth it.For what i'll be doing [initially at least], it wont be a biggie (plus i'll repurpose my little NAS i have at home - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/pc-peripheral/108116/buffalo-linkstation-mini-review/?tab=verdictTab#top - a nice little device that just doesnt cut the mustard now really, but will be great for a backup target for now - RAID0 = 1TB on my one, tho currently RAID1 = 512GB for obvs reasons ;))I could tech talk all week, but I best shut up now (im sure im boring everyone lol) but feel free to chat privately if you like I'd like to hear more about the FirePro and how u get on with it - if you get the time and want to talk about it etc :)Either way, again, thanks for the info... I'll have to look into it further now while i play with the N54L



Oh yeah, multiple drive failures during a rebuild, controllers failing, silent data corruption tell me about it.
I did send you a message on here earlier, not sure if you got it.
dont i know it lol

its quite fun when u have a san with a controller fail during a firmware upgrade, resulting in the controller and about 6 disks dying in the process.... amazingly, thanks to great tech support [and a very loooooong night for us], we didnt lose anything. However, yeah, no matter how good the system, backup to something else is always worth it.

For what i'll be doing [initially at least], it wont be a biggie (plus i'll repurpose my little NAS i have at home - pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…Tab - a nice little device that just doesnt cut the mustard now really, but will be great for a backup target for now - RAID0 = 1TB on my one, tho currently RAID1 = 512GB for obvs reasons ;))

I could tech talk all week, but I best shut up now (im sure im boring everyone lol) but feel free to chat privately if you like I'd like to hear more about the FirePro and how u get on with it - if you get the time and want to talk about it etc

Either way, again, thanks for the info... I'll have to look into it further now while i play with the N54L
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tarquel

Many thanks for posting that Rusty... really appreciate u took the time … Many thanks for posting that Rusty... really appreciate u took the time to do that If your ever in my area, ill buy u a few pints for that :DAlas, I thought i'd posted my comment earlier than i did, and as the stock was running out, i relented and bought a N54L as they were about to run out *doh!* but you havent wasted your efforts... its very good to know that this works and I may very well sell on the N54L and grab this - I may have a willing subject at work potentially interested in the N54L so its all good hehe :DMay even use it a iSCSI target like you mentioned....So many possibilities right?Mere drops in the ocean compared to enterprise gear, but very impressive stuff nonetheless....



Run both, all eggs in one basket never a good idea
Gladiator AMD A4-3300 Dual-Core2.50GHz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6410D £191.99 @ Aria
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Mavericksol

What's the current cheapest price for windows 7? - I saw one for £80?


I did know of people buying such PC of having one or other copy of Win7 already
if to buy

MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050] £72.78

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM FQC-04649 £106.82

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM Operating System GLC-01844 £138.78
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mikehoche

Same CPU as the Ebuyer £149.99 offering, but this has larger HDD & more … Same CPU as the Ebuyer £149.99 offering, but this has larger HDD & more RAM. Whether it's £40 better is up to you.


Also different MOBO... and case and obviously connectivity... and it's not Zoostorm (basics brand)...

CPU...
What's the current cheapest price for windows 7? - I saw one for £80?
Same CPU as the Ebuyer £149.99 offering, but this has larger HDD & more RAM. Whether it's £40 better is up to you.
Vibox Rapid 4.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD HD6670 2GB Workstation no OS £364.95 delivered @ viboxltd ebay
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Found 13th Jul 2012Found 13th Jul 2012
Seems a good price..... 3 free games Deus Ex:HR, Nexuiz, Dirt:Showdown. AMD Bulldozer FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad Core CPU 8GB of 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM 2TB Hard Drive Storage Space ATI Radeo… Read more
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No OS on this either.
Your estimate was actually spot on, you added a PSU which you didn't need to, this seller has used the cheap rubbish one that comes with the case.
Jack-L92

and match it you did and the price... well it was so simillar that it … and match it you did and the price... well it was so simillar that it dosen't make your point... at all.



Um, I made an estimate and was 3% over, if you ignore all the areas where I overspec'd, and ignore the fact that I made no attempt to shop around. Honestly, are you a bit special, or something? The point was that this is a fairly ordinary price, and not a major discount or anything, and that's what my ebuyer listing backs up.
dxx

It was to match the spec of the system linked to in the OP of this … It was to match the spec of the system linked to in the OP of this thread. I wouldn't recommend anyone build a system off the back of a spec I drafted in four minutes, at 3am.


and match it you did and the price... well it was so simillar that it dosen't make your point... at all.
Edited by: "Dopamine" 14th Jul 2012
tipsy1973

again shove that cheap psu in... people never learn.. £40 to £50 will get … again shove that cheap psu in... people never learn.. £40 to £50 will get you a better psu and its a safer bet in the long run. Ok it maybe be over budget but I like the idea of not having a cheap psu taking everything out.



It was to match the spec of the system linked to in the OP of this thread. I wouldn't recommend anyone build a system off the back of a spec I drafted in four minutes, at 3am.
Computer Desk Workstation - Beech £36.22 DELIVERED @ Viking Direct
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Found 9th Jul 2012Found 9th Jul 2012
Just ordered this desk in beech effect, others who bought from HUKD said its nice sturdy desk :) To get this delivered for FREE you must add to your order a cheap item like pencil … Read more
Cheers went for the desk and the cream berlin chair. Didnt take the free biscuits for £60 spend, looked horrible. X)
Computer Desk 64.95 @ Ebay (piranha_trading)
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Found 27th Jun 2012Found 27th Jun 2012
Available in 5 colours, gets great reviews on amazon.
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officernasty

I'll type this bigger for you as you seem to be missing the point.THEY … I'll type this bigger for you as you seem to be missing the point.THEY USE A MOUSE AND DONT WANT A TRACKBALL!!!!!



Aye, cave men still exist.
looks a bit poor for airflow
Use a high dpi mouse, a mid spec gamers one with 4000 ish dpi should do it. Will be weird at first but you get used to it
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Pluun

Ah, you didn't see my reply before.I'll type it bigger for you.TRACKBALL … Ah, you didn't see my reply before.I'll type it bigger for you.TRACKBALL !!!!!


I'll type this bigger for you as you seem to be missing the point.

THEY USE A MOUSE AND DONT WANT A TRACKBALL!!!!!
bharats

ONLY IF THERE WAS SPACE FOR THE MOUSE ON THE SLIDE KEYBOARD TRAY



or use this keyboard amazon.co.uk/CiT…8-1
Combination Desk Workstation - £42 @ Viking Direct
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Found 13th Jan 2012Found 13th Jan 2012
This is £119 + VAT when you browse the site normally. STORAGE. This stylish desk has a shelf and three drawers for easy storage of all your paperwork and stationery. The metal run… Read more
Can only get the plum and black at the cheaper prices too but I'm tempted so heat given- need a desk. Been looking at flea-bay which are cheaper but all want pick up only and I really can't be bothered hiring a car/van to pick up something.
Edited by: "geeadamg" 17th Jan 2012
Thanks for listing, just ordered one. Got 9% cashback through Quidco too! Looks like a bargain. Thank you
not bad price but a joke rrp
Cheers
netsurfer

Is the plum and black on offer, the beech is full price



Beech is also £35 + vat via the link in the quotes above.
Compact Return Workstation - £77.99 @ Viking Direct
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Found 23rd Aug 2011Found 23rd Aug 2011
This should be £144.19 excl VAT, but with a bit of wizardry it can be had for half price. Excellent price for a corner unit IMO! If it doesn't come up at this price in the original… Read more
I have to say that while Viking Direct are absolutely fantastic for stationary supplies, delivery of bulky stuff such as office furniture (which even when on an order with stationary) is handed to their Office Depot side - and the service is absolutely abysmal. I had a delivery date of 25th August shown on the website, 5 days after that I contacted customer services to say it didn't arrive on the 25th, and they said no, it won't, it's not next day for furniture - but the website says next day, 25th, it still says that today!!!

I have emailed customer services at Office Depot twice since the 5 days came and went, I didn't get a reply on either occasion - so at this time, I have no idea at all when my order of 24th August will arrive, but it definitely wasn't the 25th (as stated on the Viking website) nor was it 5 working days from date of order (as advised by Office Depot customer services) as that was last Wednesday! Ah well, what can you do (_;)
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Who would be charged the insanely higher prices? Our Government and Military of course
No. This is simply Viking Direct charging different prices for the same item. Much like PC World selling you a £1 hdmi cable for £15.
Wow, sweet!

Should be really hot.. essentially half price everything!

Makes this £199.99 + VAT - viking-direct.co.uk/a/p…AL/

Bundle deal includes:

1 x 164cm Desk - Beech 164W x 80D x 73.4H cm (T41520)
1 x Medium Cupboard - Beech 74W x 40.5D x 109H cm (T41591)
1 x Tall Cupboard - Beech 74W x 40.5D x 189H cm (T41592)
1 x 3 Drawer Pedestal - Beech 48W x 39D x 66H cm (T80103)
Edited by: "Nathan94" 2nd Sep 2011
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