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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    No the motherboard is not.

    When I first posted the 3570K was cheaper than the 3570, that is no longer the case.

    If you want to stick with the 3570K then you would need a Z77 MB to overclock and a CPU cooler this will cost extra.
    If you don't plan to overclock and want an i5 I'd get a Haswell 4570 and B85 MB.

    Many thanks for your help mate, I will probably end up giving the overclocking a go one day so I'll stick with the 3570k as the 4570 seems to have negligible benefits.

    I upgrade computers every 5 years or so, so by the time I come to upgrade it the newer Haswell socket will have been long since dead!

    How's this for the MB, cheapest one scan had;
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...b-dvi-d-hdmi-a

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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    If you are overclocking get this motherboard:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=55144


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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    You'd need a cooler too, I'm thinking of this one for my own build:
    http://www.dabs.com/products/xigmate...94946720&src=3

    But there are plenty of alternatives, Freezer 13, Argon AR01, etc.

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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    Might be worth getting a xeon....I just ordered the 1230 v2 from dabs (essentially an i7 without the igpu), added some other stuff I needed to bring it over 200quid and used PAYPAL20 voucher for 20 quid off. Essentially getting an i7 for £160
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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    If the OP is not overclocking a Xeon E3 1230 V2 would be a good option. It seems the V3 version I mentioned earlier is not available ATM.


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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    Xeon E3 1230 V2

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...tio-69w-retail

    Z77 MB
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...b-dvi-d-hdmi-a

    8GB 1600mhz CL9
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LTJJM2/?tag=pcp0f-21

    KFA2 GeForce GTX 670 2048MB
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-017-KF

    Total price; £540, good as standard, better once I get around to overclocking in the future? Now please God, don't give me any other options! haha


    edit: Ah, if I did plan on doing some o/c in the future, are you saying I'd be better off with the 3570k and NOT the Xeon?

    edit 2; By the look of it if I am happy to proceed with some overclocking I'd be better off sticking with the 3570k. (The Xeon doesn't overclock, but is faster as standard?) I will end up o/c at some point so back to the....

    3570K
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=nosim

    Z77 MB
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...b-dvi-d-hdmi-a

    8GB 1600mhz CL9
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LTJJM2/?tag=pcp0f-21

    KFA2 GeForce GTX 670 2048MB
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-017-KF


    Total price... of..... £527. then ill need a better heatsink when it comes to o/c.
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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    The Xeon isn't faster as such but it does have hyper threading, which is currently of limited use for gaming.

    There is good news on the RAM front, you can get 1866mhz and save £6 at the same time.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patriot-Vipe...&keywords=1866
    Prices are so volatile and don't even make sense.

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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    If you are overclocking for the sake of around £8.50 get this motherboard:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...b-dvi-d-hdmi-a

    The VRM section is better and it actually has some cooling too.


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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    And PC ordered! Many thanks for all your help guys, I blew my budget and have no idea what half the stuff I have ordered will do but I am chuffed all the same!

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    Good luck with the build

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    Re: Gaming PC _ can you spec me?

    best is get an i5 3rd generation with 8 gb ram

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    an amd 7970

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