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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Heya guys, building a new pc, keeping the old 950w psu and HD4890 gpu from my current rig.

This is the spec bellow.
CPU £159
Mobo £90
Ram £40
HDD £32
CPU Cooler £18.98
Thermal paste £6.62
Case £46.51+£6.95 postage.

With the postage from novatech this brings the full build to £405.12.

Bearing in mind I'm already £30 over budget, would you guys recommend any changes?

Edit*
If I do end up going for this build I'll be ordering everything tonight so it can be built ready for my weekend away.
Can anyone link me a guild for OC'ing this cpu properly?
Edited by Azarathal - 6/13/11 at 12:34pm
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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post #2 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
Heya guys, building a new pc, keeping the old 950w psu and HD4890 gpu from my current rig.

This is the spec bellow.
CPU £159
Mobo £90
Ram £40
HDD £32
CPU Cooler £18.98
Thermal paste £6.62
Case £46.51+£6.95 postage.

With the postage from novatech this brings the full build to £405.12.

Bearing in mind I'm already £30 over budget, would you guys recommend any changes?

Edit*
If I do end up going for this build I'll be ordering everything tonight so it can be built ready for my weekend away.
Can anyone link me a guild for OC'ing this cpu properly?
Now I usually recommend getting a single DIMM module unless you're going to be doing some serious gaming, design or video work. It gives you more expansion space for the future, and the single channel RAM will only clip 1-2% of the frequency off. Once again, don't do this if you're doing serious gaming, video encoding or design work.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm not really going to be doing much "serious gaming" but I'm going to want to keep this build for at least a few years without upgrading.

If I ever need more ram I'll just upgrade to 2x 4gb.
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
I'm not really going to be doing much "serious gaming" but I'm going to want to keep this build for at least a few years without upgrading.

If I ever need more ram I'll just upgrade to 2x 4gb.
If it's nothing serious, just get the 1x4GB and you should be fine.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'd rather stick with the two as it's what I've always believe / been told to be better.

Any other input before I buy everything?
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'll leave it 15minutes more then I'll order everything.
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
I don't get the fuss people started about your RAM choice. If you prefer 2x 2GB then get it. It's not a problem. Rest looks fine! You're good to go.
AiryBox
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar 7200RPM 1TB Samsung 830 128GB Corsair H100i W10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" Qpad Mk-50 Cherry MX Red CM V700 NZXT H440 
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AiryBox
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar 7200RPM 1TB Samsung 830 128GB Corsair H100i W10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" Qpad Mk-50 Cherry MX Red CM V700 NZXT H440 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Last moment someone recommended I spend an extra £10 and get the p67-g45 over the board I linked.

Now not only am I £10 out of pocket but I've got a ****-tier mobo. Not happy.
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
Last moment someone recommended I spend an extra £10 and get the p67-g45 over the board I linked.

Now not only am I £10 out of pocket but I've got a ****-tier mobo. Not happy.
Whatever....I have the P8P67 and it does me just fine. I have no intentions of SLI, so it was fine for my needs. The G45 does support SLI as well as Crossfire and is a decent board in its own right. However, the P8P67 is not a ****-tier board. Different strokes for different folks.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I meant to say I've got the G45 due to a last minute recommendation.

From reading up on it while waiting for my psu to arrive it turns out that it only has 4 power phases and is a pain in the arse to OC
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
My first build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
  hide details  
Reply
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