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post #21 of 31
P67 and Z68 are the EXACT thing except the use of IGP and SSD caching.
They both have Sata III, and they both have USB 3.0, normally the same amount of ports also.

SSD caching is useless for you because you have a FULL size SSD.
Since you don't need the use of the IGP then stick with the P67.

As far as RAM, I guess you are right, I thought that you might have Gskill where you are but apparently not. They are usually 5-10$ cheaper.

I would look at larger hard drives, usually the higher capacity the cheaper cost per gig. Usually reliability isn't a huge issue until past 1tb.
    
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post #22 of 31
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Okay then. For HDD's do you think this (SATAII) or this (SATAIII) would be suitable? I'm guessing at only £2 difference the SATAIII is worth it?

By the sounds of it P67 seems to be the better option then to save some money. Could you recommend/link-me-to a motherboard in particular?

I see what you mean now about the USB3.0 bay. I'm getting the Define R3 though which only has 2 front 5.25" bays which will be taken up by 1 DVD-Drive and 1 Media Card reader, so I'd have nowhere to put the USB3.0 bay it would seem.

Equally, out of interest, the P67 and Z68 seem to be priced the same. So surely there would be no 'advantage' as such in getting the P67 when the price is the same?
post #23 of 31
All depends on what you want to spend on a mobo. I think an ASRock Pro3 is 112 euros here. I personally wouldn't go lower than that. But that's just my opinion. I think it's the cheapest option P67 with 2 USB3.0, 2 SATA3 and 4 DDR3 slots.
 
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But the ASRock Z68 PRO3 and the ASRock P67 PRO3 are both £100... :\\
post #25 of 31
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Hi guys. Thanks very much for all your help and advice. For my build I have just purchased:

CaseFractal Design Define R3
DVDSamsung Internal Black DVD RW Writer,SATA Connection,SH-S223C/BEBE
MediaMedia Card Reader
MoboAsrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
RAM4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
CPUIntel Core i5*2400, Socket 1155,*Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
GPUSapphire Xtreme Radeon HD5850
SSDOCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II
HDDSeagate 1TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD

It came to £668.09.

Thanks again for all your comments!
post #26 of 31
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Hi guys. Thanks very much for all your help and advice. For my build I have just purchased:

CaseFractal Design Define R3
DVDSamsung Internal Black DVD RW Writer,SATA Connection,SH-S223C/BEBE
MediaMedia Card Reader
MoboAsrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
RAM4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
CPUIntel Core i5*2400, Socket 1155,*Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
GPUSapphire Xtreme Radeon HD5850
SSDOCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II
HDDSeagate 1TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD

It came to £668.09.

Thanks again for all your comments!
No problem, yet I personally would have opted for a 2500k and an extreme4..
Either way enjoy your SB Build!
    
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post #27 of 31
you can save even more cash by switching to the asrock h61 u3s3. it has sata3/usb3
post #28 of 31
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Yeh I wish I could have gone for 2500k and extreme4 but I just ran out of money in the end! I ended up changing my SSD to SATAIII because I found one that was only £10 more.
post #29 of 31
If you're really that out of money that you can't spend an extra £15 to upgrade to a whole new level of processor power, I'd say wait with the build and/or use an old hdd until you can afford a new one. Really, the 2500k blows away any other equally prices processor on the market, even if you're not into overclocking, Intel themselves claimed even a grandma can overclock the k-processors!

(Maybe you also have old dvd/media card readers laying around?)
post #30 of 31
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Truetrue. I just think the 2400 will be such an improvement on my current Q6600 that I'll be blown away anyway! I figure I could always just upgrade a few years down the line anyway, assessing what is out and available at the time.
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