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    Thoughts on upgrade

    Hi guys been pricing a small upgrade for my computer. So far my list has this

    • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM
    • OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive
    • Asus P8P67-M Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 MicroATX Motherboard* B3 REVISION *
    • Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)


    What do you guys think? The total of that is £431 excluding delivery. Is there cheaper alternatives equally as good?
    I also need to decide on a cpu cooler, really not wanting to spend the £40 being asked for some fo them.

    Anything you would change? I haven't been following hardware as much this past year or more, mostly because it will stop me getting the upgrade urge

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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    What are the main uses for your PC??

    If it is gaming your PC will be fine for the next few months

    I would wait until Bulldozer is released to see how well it performs. If I was getting a new system now July would be a better time to wait as prices should have settled down,there will be a better choice of motherboards and any potential issues should be known too. I have heard some rumours of Intel also launching faster clocked versions of the Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs too.


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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    Hi mate, problem is, ive got a good price for my cpu, ram and motherboard at the minute . . . .

    Yes it is for gaming.

    What do you think of the SSD? Is it overpriced or are there better? I would ideally need 120GB but there so darn expensive
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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    OEM CPUs only have 1 year warranty by the place of purchase only.
    Retail version has 3 years with the vendor no matter how long the store will cover for it.

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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Hi mate, problem is, ive got a good price for my cpu, ram and motherboard at the minute . . . .

    Yes it is for gaming.

    What do you think of the SSD? Is it overpriced or are there better? I would ideally need 120GB but there so darn expensive
    I would advise a 120Gb myself, save a little longer if possible. I would look at a crucial M4 as they beat a Vertex 3(4k reads and writes) in all round ssd.

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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    Thanks ill look at the crucial drives.

    Also forgot to ask, is my current psu ok for the upgrade? Ive had it for years but it still works
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    Re: Thoughts on upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Thanks ill look at the crucial drives.

    Also forgot to ask, is my current psu ok for the upgrade? Ive had it for years but it still works
    Yeah, I don't see why not, It's a quality PSU.

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