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Help with upgrade, 2500k build £340

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Hi,
I'll be upgrading from sigrig next week and i'd like alittle help on what i can buy with £340, be gratefull or your time and help.
I'll need the following to go with a 2500k
Motherboard
Ram

Hows the cart look?


I'll be oc'ing the cpu and have a Noctua d14, now i'm still stuck on deciding wether or not to oc on stock voltages and get a cheap motherboard which leave room for a new psu maybe but i think that's pushing it.
From uk please.

Thanks

Edited by OcSlave - 8/10/11 at 10:31am
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post #2 of 3
my suggestion would be to get a z68 mobo for future proofing with at least 4gb of ram, with that budget low latency ram will be a little bit far off but you can still get decent timings for low money, try G-skill ripjaws and for the mobo try something from asus like the p8z68-v or p8z68-m depending on your case size or what type of ATX you want
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z68s will cost higher
you can pick up the Asus P8P67 Pro for around £125 and then 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 RAM which people say can get to CL8 on stock volts.

You might need to OC CPU voltage if your chip is a bad batch although 4.2ghz is possible with no or very little extra voltage.
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