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Originally Posted by LanceI also love this feature. I'd go as far as to say its my favorite part of the (non forum) website, I link it to my friends all the time.
The mini ITX addition is brilliant as everyone said. I intend to be building one of my own as soon as I can.
I'm not sure about the Prodigy because of its size, is it only price that you didn't put the silverstone FT03 mini in? Idealy I'd like my system to be easily put into a bag and taken to LAN's in future aswell as living on my desk behind my screen.
Originally Posted by CombatusWe're planning on adding this next time!
Originally Posted by docodineSo.... Does the Zotac 660ti fit in the Prodigy with the upper drive cage still in then?...
Originally Posted by ArticleIt's a tiny graphics card that's perfect for a mini-ITX system; at just 180mm long it means you won't have to remove the Prodigy's top hard disk cage - necessary if you want to install larger graphics cards.
Originally Posted by Arghnews"256GB SSDs now costing less than £110 "
What? Where? The only one I've seen in Ebuyer's offer on the Sandisk 256Gb model for £99, that is now off. Other than that, even the lower spec SSD's (such as that Sandisk) are still £130-135 ishy. Alas, I wish the quote were true XD
But yeay, buyer's guide is back! :)
Originally Posted by technogiantWhy are you recommending Ivybridge? It has poor thermals for overclocking....and the majority of enthusiasts do overclcock.....last generation Sandybridge is much better.....I'm sure you know that.....are intel "ENCOURAGING" you to promote there latest products.
Originally Posted by AndyBradley_0255Quote:Originally Posted by technogiantWhy are you recommending Ivybridge? It has poor thermals for overclocking....and the majority of enthusiasts do overclcock.....last generation Sandybridge is much better.....I'm sure you know that.....are intel "ENCOURAGING" you to promote there latest products.
My 3770K IB sits at 4.7GHz and runs no hotter than my old i7 920. Its stupidly quick at laughs at everything I throw at it. I have no complaints at all with it, however Ive not had chance to play with a SB K series chip.
Originally Posted by AndyBradley_0255In the premium player specs you list 2 x 2TB WD Black drives as being £144 when they are not, they are £144 each, or £138 from Scan :P
you need to whack an extra 144 squids to the overall total price.
Originally Posted by Combatus
If you take a look at our reviews of Ivy Bridge CPUs, you'll see that they're often noticeably faster clock for clock than Sandy Bridge CPUs. So much so that a 4.8GHz Core i7-3777K matches and even betters in some tests, a 5GHz Core i7-2600K. So even if you don't end up with just as high an overclock (this is never guaranteed anyway as every chip is different) you'll still likely stand to gain in performance terms anyway. Add to this the fact that Ivy Bridge is more power efficient and it's plain to see that if you're buying a new high end LGA1155 CPU, you should opt for Ivy Bridge. So no, we're not accepting bribes or being persuaded in other ways to recommend products we haven't thoroughly tested first, and found worthy of recommending. We never have done and we never will.
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