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    final check before ordering

    Hey am going to order this at somepoint today, any advice/thoughts would be welcome cheers

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    just need a cooler if any1 could recommend?
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    Re: final check before ordering

    Whats your budget for a cooler?
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    Re: final check before ordering

    £30-40 i reckon
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    Re: final check before ordering

    I wouldn't get this 5850 if its the one you mean unless its really cheap:-



    The PSU seems quite expensive if its about £100; shave some off it and get a better GPU imo.
    the board's good?

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    Re: final check before ordering

    From what i have read that board is pretty good, yeah i think im going to go for a 600w PSU now and maybe got for a better card, either the 6800 series? or the GTX480? but i dont know about the heat and noise issue?

    i have just heard that intel are recalling sandybridge becuz of the chipset issue.. should i decide on another CPU or wait till end of feb
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    Re: final check before ordering

    If they're the same price a 6850 may be a slighy better investment 'if' they can improve tesselation with driver updates. I got a 5850 recently and its really nice. In most tesselation benchies it seems to keep up with / draw the 6850 but without is the better card. At £200 the 560 is better than the 480 imo. This is a contentious issue though; I just don't think the heat/noise make up for the extra 10% odd. The 1ghz gigabyte card may be quite sweet.

    At each price point there are good cards now. A budget may get some more suggestions. I'm not upto date on SB unfortunately so can't comment.

    With regards ot the cooler frosty tech some nice reviews and have direct comparisons.

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    Re: final check before ordering

    It maybe worth waiting a few weeks for Intel to send out fixed motherboards:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-net/19...ding-flaw.html


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    Re: final check before ordering

    yup, that is what im going to do =) gonna wait till end of feb... damnit tho i wanna build!
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    Re: final check before ordering

    Well if you're waiting keep an eye out for the new Be Quiet! cpu coolers, they look good (well with the black anodised aluminium top they "look" lovely), will have to wait for reviews to see how well they perform.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-qu...us-am3-754-940
    http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,80...ultimeda/News/ 6:35 in to see the two new Be Quiet! coolers.

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    Re: final check before ordering

    ah cheers =) im going to wait till the end of the month, i have brought my RAM graphics card and case now though
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    Re: final check before ordering

    So how beneficial is it to wait a month or so for the new chipset boards for sandy? or is it worth just getting an AMD phenom?
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    Re: final check before ordering

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer^ View Post
    So how beneficial is it to wait a month or so for the new chipset boards for sandy? or is it worth just getting an AMD phenom?
    Its worth waiting the extra to get the revised chipset. I could try telling you to wait and see what bulldozer brings to the table but I think your chomping at the bit to much to wait that long

    The Titan Fenrir Special Edition £33:47
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    Is worth looking at if you like red or the evo version if you prefere it in black £31:79
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    Re: final check before ordering

    Ah cheers for the links fella, yeah i had ordered items before i found out about the chipset problem so now im going to have to have the stuff here but missing 2 crucial elements
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    Re: final check before ordering

    I think it is worth knowing that only 4 of the SATA connectors have problems. So unless you use more than 4 SATA devices, you shouldn't have any problem.

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    Re: final check before ordering

    Yeah but in the future if i want to use more.. then i will have to RMA the board once INTEL releases how its going to be doing it? and then id be without a board
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    Re: final check before ordering

    Fair enough. I can't wait till the end of Feb/early March and doubt I'll ever need more than 3 HDDs so I'm just gonna order anywayz .

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