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Birthday upgrade final check

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by liamcrane, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    Hi guys

    Gonna treat myself to birthday upgrade from my current sig rig, just wanted some opinions on what i have decided to go for. It going to be used mainly for gaming with games like BF3 GTA 4 etc. I have just bought an MSI 7850 as well to go with this new setup. The only thing not listed is the NZXT Hale 90 650w PSU which ocuk dont seem to stock which is a shame. All my old parts are going to be moved into a SilverStone Grandia GD05B htpc case to be used as a media machine with an old copy of XP i have lying around

    Anyway here is the list


    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £173.99
    1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £101.99
    1 x Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler - Silver (Socket LGA 2011/1155/1156/1366/775/AMD AM2/2+/AM3) £66.98
    1 x Corsair Vengeance Arctic White 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9W) £46.99
    Total : £401.35 (includes shipping : £9.50).

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    Last edited: 12 Apr 2012
  2. 95thrifles

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    Looks good, shame they dont do a white mobo to match the scheme
     
  3. Stinger53

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2011

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    Location: Oxford

    looks gd :) as said above shame it dont match white scheme
     
  4. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    Cheers guys i thought the black board would go quite well with my white extension cables :). I just cant seem to find many reviews on the board but it seems to have everything i need
     
  5. shadow_boxer

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Yeah, looks good. Yeah unfortunately there aren't many reviews around at the minute as we're still waiting for IB CPUs but that board seems to off plenty of features at a nice price.
     
  6. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Oh, and happy birthday! :)
     
  7. Doomedspeed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Oct 2011

    Posts: 11,893

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Thats a good upgrade.


    Happy birthday.
     
  8. Disco Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,311

    Location: London

    Ivy bridge is literally days away. Can you wait at all?
     
  9. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    Thanks for the birthday wishes im getting old :(. Cheers for the advice as well, i can wait til IB but i know a SB will do everything i need along with my new 7850. Gonna apply for my OCUK 10% discount code as well to save a few penies :D Im not a benchmarker or anything like that, i would just like to perhaps get a nice OC to around 4.5ghz and i'll be over the moon