Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Save or buy parts as I go?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Save or buy parts as I go?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey guys im wanting to build a budget Sandybridge i5 2500k system mostly for ArmA II and othere newer games that are coming out this year and was wondering whats the best MB I can get for around 90-100 UK pounds? Also should I buy the parts one at a time or just save up enough to buy the MB, ram and chip all at once?

I am planning on reusing my current PSU, case, HD and a GFX card which are listed below and are around the 1 year old mark. About the MB as long as I can OC the chip to around 4.5/4.8ghz ill be happy I don't mind if it doesn't support sli or lots of fancy tech that I probably don't need or wont use.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Well the longer you wait generally the cheaper the stuff will be, also waiting gives you a chance to look for deals.
post #3 of 7
If you are upgrading and have a system in place, I'd save.

You'll get more for your money when you do buy, and nothing is pressing.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.5 (1.39v) Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5850 @ 880/1180 (1.118v) 4gb 1333mhz G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
generic Echo Miamidi PCI M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.5 (1.39v) Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5850 @ 880/1180 (1.118v) 4gb 1333mhz G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
generic Echo Miamidi PCI M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAAthreat;13526299 
Hey guys im wanting to build a budget Sandybridge i5 2500k system mostly for ArmA II and othere newer games that are coming out this year and was wondering whats the best MB I can get for around 90-100 UK pounds? Also should I buy the parts one at a time or just save up enough to buy the MB, ram and chip all at once?

I am planning on reusing my current PSU, case, HD and a GFX card which are listed below and are around the 1 year old mark. About the MB as long as I can OC the chip to around 4.5/4.8ghz ill be happy I don't mind if it doesn't support sli or lots of fancy tech that I probably don't need or wont use.

I recommend aria pc for your parts in the uk, and the cheapest 2500k wink.gif
This motherboard is a good overclocker @ your price bracket currently on offer



http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/ASUS+P8P67+LE+Intel+P67+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=43882

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+I5+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i5-2500K+3.30GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=43216
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Cheers lads, ive never used Aria always OC UK and Microdirect are they any good their prices are pretty sweet? The only reason I was asking about buying some bits and then waiting is I don't want to blow the money ive saved already on something else frown.gif.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Don't buy as you go, I did and I regretted it, eventually sold the parts I bought for a loss because I couldn't save up the rest of the money.
Yellow Green
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600K Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4/D3 Zotac GTX1080 Amp! Mushkin 8GB DDR3L1600mhz 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB Patriot Blast 240GB Akasa Venom Win 10 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Z301C Ducky Year of the Tiger(Cherry Blues) XFX 850W Black Edition Lancool K-63 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Coolermaster Xornet Mionix ULTRA-FI DAC41/Beyerdynamic T70 Akasa Fans x 2 
  hide details  
Reply
Yellow Green
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600K Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4/D3 Zotac GTX1080 Amp! Mushkin 8GB DDR3L1600mhz 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB Patriot Blast 240GB Akasa Venom Win 10 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Z301C Ducky Year of the Tiger(Cherry Blues) XFX 850W Black Edition Lancool K-63 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Coolermaster Xornet Mionix ULTRA-FI DAC41/Beyerdynamic T70 Akasa Fans x 2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Good point but im pretty sure if I had say a socket 1155 MB and the DDR3 ram or the chip sitting here I wouldn't waste any money untill I had all the parts. Im kind of excited about buying a SB and finally been able play ArmA II at a half decent frame rate and GFX.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte H97-HD3 GTX 660 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Pro... 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Seagate Barracuda Windows 7 64 Samsung 2232 bw 500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 
Case
Sharkoon Bulldozer Black/Green 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Save or buy parts as I go?