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post #21 of 34
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You're Welcome. You've been a big help and I appreciate it

Alright, so here is what I ended up with and plan to get on Friday:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.0 (Supports SLI)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Just for now)
Arctic Silver AA-1.75G Thermal Compound

Total: $398.96 (About 247 Pounds)
post #22 of 34
Job done! Nothing's more needed, if you're re-using (as I assume) some parts from your old rig.

I decided to drop the sabretooth, go for the original p8p67 (Amazon lied to me - It supports SLi!? :O Linky plawks) but.. with the £40 spent, decided to spend another £30 for the i7 2600k. I'm determined to max BF3, and i've got the same rig as the fault line trailer gameplays now.. I keep watching 1080p so I can imagine myself playing it, aswell as ARMA 2 / 3 when that releases!
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post #23 of 34
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Yep, I'm going to keep my 850W PC Power and Cooling PSU and my 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black.
Yeah, the Sabretooth looks nice, but just a tad bit more then I care to pay.
Newegg says the ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) supports both CrossfireX or SLI! Which is awesome cause I wasn't expecting to find that and want to SLI some GTX 560 Ti's some day!
Do you have Beta access to BF3? I had Alpha access, but my GTX 560 Ti didn't get to me in time and I couldn't play it, but I got an email from EA saying that I'll have "priority access" to the beta when it starts. Which means that I'll be in it. Our rigs should be able to play BF3 no problem ^_^
BF3 will piss on MW3.

Are you able to see this link?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771

If not then here is a plain copy and past of the description:

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Average Rating
(5 reviews)
Digi+VRM, BT Go, UEFI BIOS, USB3, CrossfireX or SLI
In stock.
post #24 of 34

Yeah, the 'PRO' or 'DELUXE' versions have it, but the lowest one only has Crossfire.. Stupidity at it's finest.. Though currently I feel quite proud to say 'I have the greatest single GPU Card available'.. It's going to be a LONG while until I have to SLi this to keep up methinks, AA/AF are Bonuses, I'm used to playing on 19FPS at low settings.. A massive upgrade will do wonders for my games
I Did have Alpha access, but my current comp struggles to run BF2, never mind BF3! And Yes, MW3 will be a ****stain compared to BF3.. Oh lordy, can't wait! :')

Yeah, did you get the Limited/collectors version of MoH? You get access to the 'closed' beta, I did purchase MoH for the xbox but not the limited one. I'll be playing the Open beta though!

I do hope you intend to OC.. Your 560Ti can be done, but the majority of it's done for you... but especially your i5 mate, That CPU + MoBo were DESIGNED to OC



EDIT - Lolwhut!? Look what I just found..


Thanks, I'll take the better board for cheaper? :L
Edited by VoodooActual - 8/10/11 at 6:36pm
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post #25 of 34
Hope you get a good board. I've been hearing nothing but problems with asus p8p67 pro.
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post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by VoodooActual View Post
I may be giving out the wrong information, but that's what I thought! :/

Yeah, it's a great board, just You'll squeeze a few more FPS out of the Sabretooth than it! Both do literally the same though :/
lmao wrong by a long shot.

Z68 currently offers more features than P67.

If there is a P8Z68 then get that.
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post #27 of 34
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lmao wrong by a long shot.

Z68 currently offers more features than P67.

If there is a P8Z68 then get that.
Really? I thought P67 was the premium chip.. Must just be the more recognised of the two then?
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post #28 of 34
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My current setup runs Bad Company 2 no problem with great framerate.
The main reason why I'm upgrading is cause I'm tired of the lack of quality in AMD/ATI products.
My Radeon HD 4870X2 died RIGHT after the measly 2 year warranty ran out and that card cost me $600 when it first came out! Also, I tried to overclock my Phenom 2 940 from 3.0 to 3.16 (5%) and it wouldn't boot without BSOD and that set me over the edge.
I've had nothing but problems with AMD/ATI and I don't plan to ever go back.

I didn't buy the Limited Edition of MoH, but I have Bad Company 2 veteran status and I think I read that you have closed testing priority if you have a certain veteran status of whatever level.
I have my 560 Ti overclocked as such:
Core Clock: 850->975
Shader Clock: 1700->1950
Memory Clock: 2050->2100
Usually keep fan speed at 60 during gaming and 35 when not gaming.
I plan to push it more later.

I've been reading a lot of bad stuff about that P8P67 PRO in the last hour or 2, which sucks cause it seemed like a great board. Might keep it, I don't know lol.
post #29 of 34
If you find anything decent, let me know..

If you play BFBC2 well, that's a good sign as it's only a more upgraded Frostbite so it won't be too much more advanced.

Meh, I've got level 13 veteran (All but the BC1 Demo -.-).. I'm going to look into having it linked now, I don't know what email it's all set up to -.-
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post #30 of 34
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Level 13! Holy *****! I'm only level 1 or 2 lol. I've been into Battlefield since Battlefield 2, but don't think I'm linked on them all.

I'm looking at the Z68 motherboards now and will post here if/when I find something I decide buy.
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