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I would like in my build:

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V - £38.40

Intel Core i5*2400, Socket 1155,*Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail - £140.00

Sapphire Xtreme Radeon HD5850 - £99.95

What mobo do you recommend?
I'm on a budget, ideally around the £100 mark sounds good.
USB3.0 would be nice.
SATAII minimum- don't have any particular need for SATAIII (yet).

Would like it to be fairly future-proof if possible. Something I can upgrade on.

[I've also posted this in the AMD Mobo section. I don't really know much about mobo's so figured I've no preference as to whether it's Intel or AMD. Hope that's okay ]
post #2 of 31
If you're buying a 2400, you need an intel mobo

For future-proof, aim for a 2500k and any of the ASUS or GIGABYTE boards.

ASUS P8Z68 pro or P8P67 pro to name some.
ASrock has good budget boards, too.
    
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post #3 of 31
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What do you think of the Asrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard?

What do you mean aim for a 2500K? Is this in reference to the CPU or the mobo sorry?
Edited by Sabre_X - 5/29/11 at 10:20am
post #4 of 31
Ah.. sorry for not being specific.
The 2500k is a cpu. You should aim for that.
What is your budget?
What will you use this PC for?
I would go for the Extreme4 board if you can :S
    
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Sorry what's the Extreme4 I don't seem to be able to find it. How does it compare to the Asrock Z68 PRO3?
Ideally I'd be looking to spend ~£100 on the mobo, don't particularly want to be spending more than that. How much better is a 2500K CPU to my current i5 2400? I don't really want to be spending more than £150 on my CPU.
Thanks
post #6 of 31
The 2500k will give you a fair advantage in games, plus overclocking capabilities. It will make your system more future proof. Though, please tell me what you will use this machine for
Extreme4: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267313
Another thing: Will you really be using Z68's features?

EDIT:
I'm gunna give you a mini guide:

If you're gunna game:
Get a P67 chip. It's cheaper, you most likely will -NEVER- use Z68's features.

If you're going for an all-rounder:
Get Z68.

But please tell me your maximum budget (for ALL the parts) and other parts of the PC, and what you will use it for.
Edited by Butter on Toast - 5/29/11 at 12:53pm
    
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My build is:

Fractal Design Define R3
Zalman 1000W
Samsung Internal Black DVD RW Writer,SATA Connection,SH-S223C/BEBE
Media Card Reader
Asrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
Intel Core i5*2400, Socket 1155,*Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
Sapphire Xtreme Radeon HD5850
OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II
2x 500GB 7200RPM HDD

Under my calculations...this is coming in at a total of £713.93.

I don't particularly game. I used to, but I haven't in a very long time... I'd like the machine to be capable of it mind you, but not necessarily for regular hardcore gaming. I use dual screen 24" and have it plugged into my TV too. I don't do intense photo/video-editing nor use highly complex software... I just like to have a fast, modern, up-to-date and responsive PC.

Are there any particular parts you feel should be upgraded (that isn't at significant cost?) or for that matter, downgraded as I won't use it/won't need it for future upgrading possibilities.

My concerns:
  • Is this a QUIET PC? I'd really like it to be rather quiet, hence the case. I've never really concentrated on a quiet build before and thus am unsure as to whether I should be spending lots of money on quiet components too?
  • Should I be getting a 2500K CPU at only about £15 more?
  • Should I be getting a SATAIII SSD?
  • Is the Motherboard too much for what I need?

Thanks
Edited by Sabre_X - 5/29/11 at 1:28pm
post #8 of 31
I got a 2500K here for $190 on this side of the Atlantic. I could hardly be happier with the results! My case is surprisingly silent.
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post #9 of 31
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I wasn't really planning on doing much over-clocking and I'm really trying to shave the pennies from the price of the build so I don't really so too much advantage in opting for the 2500K over the 2400. I'm assuming volume-wise they are both the same.
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go for the 2500k
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