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    New PC components

    Hi everyone, it's my birthday on Wednesday so I'm treating myself to a PC upgrade.

    As you can see from the "My System" on the left, my Q6600 and 4GB of DDR2 are getting very long in the tooth!

    The system I'm looking at is:


    Can anyone see any glaring issues with this?

    Also, the graphics card will be getting changed out soon, I just can't afford to at the moment.

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    Re: New PC components

    Depending on your GPU and vendor the board doesn't seem to support SLI at first glance but does do crossfire if you was thinking of adding a second card down the line, are you set on ordering from CCL? as for example you can pick up a 6600k and Asus Z170 Pro Gaming MB for £317.99 on scans today only currently.

    Depending on if you are overclocking the cooler might be a tad overkill tbh.

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    Re: New PC components

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasp View Post
    Depending on your GPU and vendor the board doesn't seem to support SLI at first glance but does do crossfire if you was thinking of adding a second card down the line, are you set on ordering from CCL? as for example you can pick up a 6600k and Asus Z170 Pro Gaming MB for £317.99 on scans today only currently.

    Depending on if you are overclocking the cooler might be a tad overkill tbh.
    Hi, thanks for the reply

    SLi and Crossfire don't interest me at all really. It would require a new PSU and brings with it all manner of problems.

    I'll take a look at Scan's TO tomorrow, but my last two/three experiences with them have all been pretty average/bad.
    CCL offer the hour time slot with DPD, which is another bonus, as I'll want to have this built and going by Saturday night if possible.

    The Corsair cooler is there for when I do decide it needs overclocking, which in fairness, will probably be about 3 or 4 days after I set the thing up.

    If everything else seems fine with it, I think I'll be happy to go ahead and order that in the morning

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    Re: New PC components

    Looks fine then tbh, the MB gets a good write up from Hexus as well. Enjoy your upgrade.

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    Re: New PC components

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    That's a great bundle, but it doesn't seem to be available any more

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    Re: New PC components

    i7 for £50 more
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis.../?tag=ho01f-21

    and I am pretty sure I have seen cheaper 16GB RAM

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    Re: New PC components

    You could save around £30 to £40 on cooling too - something like a Scythe Ninja 4 wouldn't be far away from the cooling performance of the H75 (possibly even slightly better) though I appreciate the skylake bend / break issue may be of concern.

    Review here shows the Ninja 3 performing on par with the H75, and the Ninja 4 is supposed to have a better mounting mechanism and base that lead to improved performance:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,12.html
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    Re: New PC components

    I would be tempted to upgrade the GPU first then the CPU later in the year.

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    Re: New PC components

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    There's just one issue with all of the bundles I've seen this like, they're all 2x 4GB sticks, this only then leaves room to upgrade to 16GB maximum.
    My current machine has lasted me 9 years and one of the regrets when purchasing was going for 2x 1GB and then grabbing another 2x 1GB when I could afford it. I should've bought 2GB sticks instead.

    Would be an excellent bundle otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    i7 for £50 more
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis.../?tag=ho01f-21

    and I am pretty sure I have seen cheaper 16GB RAM
    This machine won't be used for anything that can really take advantage of an i7. I will be gaming on it and doing general computery tasks, nothing hugely CPU intensive.
    The benchmarks I've seen for gaming put the i5 6600K and i7 6700K less than 2% or 3% apart, which to me just isn't worth the extra money.

    Going with the RAM, these are pretty cheap for a 3000MHz set of 16GB.. There were some better deals out there, especially if I went down to 2666MHz or 2400MHz, but I'm attempting to future proof this as much as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    You could save around £30 to £40 on cooling too - something like a Scythe Ninja 4 wouldn't be far away from the cooling performance of the H75 (possibly even slightly better) though I appreciate the skylake bend / break issue may be of concern.

    Review here shows the Ninja 3 performing on par with the H75, and the Ninja 4 is supposed to have a better mounting mechanism and base that lead to improved performance:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,12.html
    I kinda had my heart set on a closed loop watercooling system for the CPU. They seem to be the future of CPU cooling and will help free up some space inside my case. (Compared to my current TRUE 120.)
    I had tried to source an LGA1151 bracket for my TRUE 120 but couldn't find one anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I would be tempted to upgrade the GPU first then the CPU later in the year.
    Every game that I'm currently having problems with is maxing out my CPU at 100%. Borderlands and War Thunder being the main culprits.
    GPU will come later in the year once I've saved up some monies

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    Re: New PC components

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I kinda had my heart set on a closed loop watercooling system for the CPU. They seem to be the future of CPU cooling and will help free up some space inside my case. (Compared to my current TRUE 120.)
    I had tried to source an LGA1151 bracket for my TRUE 120 but couldn't find one anywhere.
    The LGA1151 is the same holes as all the other LGA115x sockets so unless you bought it in the S775 days before these sockets were released, you should already have the necissary bracket included with the original packaging.

    We can organise one of my old GTX660Tis still if you want something to tide you over. Obviously at mate rates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    The LGA1151 is the same holes as all the other LGA115x sockets so unless you bought it in the S775 days before these sockets were released, you should already have the necissary bracket included with the original packaging.
    I bought the TRUE120 when LGA775 was in full swing, so I've got an AM2 and LGA775 adapter. That's it. Thermalright did release an adapter to make them fit but everywhere has sold out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    We can organise one of my old GTX660Tis still if you want something to tide you over. Obviously at mate rates
    The performance difference from my 580 to a 660Ti is only around 10% so wouldn't be money well spent I'm afraid. Thanks though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I bought the TRUE120 when LGA775 was in full swing, so I've got an AM2 and LGA775 adapter. That's it. Thermalright did release an adapter to make them fit but everywhere has sold out.
    Try contacting customer services, perhaps they can arrange one? Don't ask, don't get

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I bought the TRUE120 when LGA775 was in full swing, so I've got an AM2 and LGA775 adapter. That's it. Thermalright did release an adapter to make them fit but everywhere has sold out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Try contacting customer services, perhaps they can arrange one? Don't ask, don't get
    Failing that I may have one though it's from a much later TRUE 120 so I'm not 100% sure it will fit

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