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Ill be using alot of old parts from my current rig (check sig) and be buying new cpu, ram and MB.

Windows 7 64
Intel Sandybridge i5 2500k
Mother board - havnt decided yet
G.Skill RipJawsX 4GB (2x2GB)

Reused parts All of these parts are less than 1 year old.

Western Digital Black 600
Corsair 650W TX
Gigabyte GTX 460

What do you guys think also im looking for a good MB around the £100 mark that can OC well?

Thanx AAAthreat.
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post #2 of 13
Get one of these guys:
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=msi+p67&x=0&y=0

or this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260771

Most of P67 boards overclock the same. It's less about the board with overclocking Sandybridge...it's more about the chip. Some overclock very well, while most others are average.
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post #3 of 13
A P67 board would do you go, especially if you plan on OC'ing. Any Asus P8 should do you well.
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The ASRock P67 Pro3 has been great to me, although you can't CrossFire or SLI which is a bit of a pain, but it is a good board with a lot of nice features.
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Thanx guys, I never used Ebuyer before their prices seem a bit cheaper than Overlockers UK.

What would be the best 4 gig bundle for an i5 sandybridge system?

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=G.Skill+&x=0&y=0
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by AAAthreat View Post
Thanx guys, I never used Ebuyer before their prices seem a bit cheaper than Overlockers UK.

What would be the best 4 gig bundle for an i5 sandybridge system?

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=G.Skill+&x=0&y=0
If keeping on the cheap, this would be more than fine:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264748

Cross-check prices at OCUK though...memory actually might be cheaper there than ebuyer.
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post #8 of 13
since you alrdy have a rig, try to find sales on here. I got my 2600k + Asus p8p67 pro for $280 shipped from a OCN member. You'll be able to find similar sales soon since a few people will sell their p67 boards for z68 boards.
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post #9 of 13
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I would if I lived in the states. Nearly got enough this week to buy all the parts I need but I was wondering if any of these boards are ok?

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...filterca46=ATX

All I need is a basic board and one that wont hold me back in OC ing which as I understand has more to do with the chip than the MB.
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Originally Posted by AAAthreat View Post
I would if I lived in the states. Nearly got enough this week to buy all the parts I need but I was wondering if any of these boards are ok?

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...filterca46=ATX

All I need is a basic board and one that wont hold me back in OC ing which as I understand has more to do with the chip than the MB.
Well, you definitely don't want any of the H6x chipset based boards as they don't allow any overclocking. The P67 chipset boards are what to look at. I'm not a big fan of AsRock boards but the AsRock P67 PRO is the cheapest one there. I'd personally suggest getting one of these if it needs to be cheap as possible:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264878
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/262648

or if you don't mind M-ATX:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/261057
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