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What do you guys think to this? Good options?

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - £103.68
Asus P8Z68-V - £103.68
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 - £124.68
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68

8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10


So, what setup would you choose out of this? We can potentially change the cooler to anything on www.scan.co.uk... so feel free to replace it, but the board, CPU and RAM has to be one of the above.

Please help!
Edited by 98uk - 10/27/11 at 3:44am
post #2 of 25
[I]Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19

or the 8gb kit if you want to save money

16 is way more future proof and means you can run virtual computer e.c.t without any worries
post #3 of 25
um where did you get a pre-overclocked 2600k for $200?
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post #4 of 25
£200 which is about $250ish

Scan in uk is a epic site with good bundles
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um where did you get a pre-overclocked 2600k for $200?
£200. that's ~$315 (according to google)
and it's a prebuilt system, almost, OCUK puts it together, overclocks it, then ships the parts out for you, I assume Scan does the same..

and 98uk, sounds good.. 8GB is sufficient, in my opinion, and the cooler is preference, the BeQuiet is cheaper and has great performance, and the price/performance past ~£40 Air coolers is exponential, requiring a large price increase for a minimal temperature difference, so I'd go for the BeQuiet.
Edited by McMogg - 10/18/11 at 2:24pm
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As you can see in my signature, I've got the Z68XP-UD3P, and I've had very few problems with it. The only problem is that it can get stuck in a boot loop if you do certain things (like press the reset button ) but hopefully Gigabyte can sort that in a BIOS update because it's a known issue.

But with SB I don't think there's as much difference between the boards - all of the ones you've picked out are good, you just need to decide which one looks best for you.

As for the RAM, you won't go wrong with either kit. I can't say if you'll use all 16GB, but I can tell you that the most I've used is around 6GB with a game open, around 60 tabs in two browsers, Folding@home on the CPU, uTorrent, Steam, a mail client, music playing in foobar2000, and other general background programs. So unless you do a lot of heavy duty stuff you'll probably be hard pushed to use over 8GB.
post #7 of 25
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10 Or Noctua D14 approx £65.00

^ My recommendation
 
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post #8 of 25
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um where did you get a pre-overclocked 2600k for $200?
I didn't!

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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
£200 which is about $250ish

Scan in uk is a epic site with good bundles
Yup, it's a Scan pre-OC bundle. It is the same price as if I were to just buy the bits seperate. So essentially I am paying £0 for building, OC and stress testing.

I want pre-OC'd as I work long hours and just want my PC to work straight away. I don't have time to stress test and fiddle myself.

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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post
and 98uk, sounds good.. 8GB is sufficient, in my opinion, and the cooler is preference, the BeQuiet is cheaper and has great performance, and the price/performance past ~£40 Air coolers is exponential, requiring a large price increase for a minimal temperature difference, so I'd go for the BeQuiet.
Yeah, i'm thinking 8GB. Even on Civ5 i've not surpassed 5GB usage. Also, I kinda want to Corsair H100, but i'm scared of it leaking. Does the BeQuiet perform well then?

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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
[I]Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19

or the 8gb kit if you want to save money

16 is way more future proof and means you can run virtual computer e.c.t without any worries
Don't think I need 16GB yet, plus the cheaper the better. Why do you say the Asus over the Gigabyte boards?

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Originally Posted by Ellis View Post
As you can see in my signature, I've got the Z68XP-UD3P, and I've had very few problems with it. The only problem is that it can get stuck in a boot loop if you do certain things (like press the reset button ) but hopefully Gigabyte can sort that in a BIOS update because it's a known issue.

But with SB I don't think there's as much difference between the boards - all of the ones you've picked out are good, you just need to decide which one looks best for you.

As for the RAM, you won't go wrong with either kit. I can't say if you'll use all 16GB, but I can tell you that the most I've used is around 6GB with a game open, around 60 tabs in two browsers, Folding@home on the CPU, uTorrent, Steam, a mail client, music playing in foobar2000, and other general background programs. So unless you do a lot of heavy duty stuff you'll probably be hard pushed to use over 8GB.
Yup, i'm pushing at 8GB, don't think I need 16gb. That Gigabyte reboot loop has been around for a long, long time. I had it with my old EP45-UD3P, so chances are it's here to stay

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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10 Or Noctua D14 approx £65.00

^ My recommendation
I'm thinking of just getting the standard Asus P8Z68-V, not the Pro. The pro doesn't offer much apart from FireWire, an extra USB3 bracket, more sound options (i'm using a Xonar, so irrelevant), two extra SATA 6GB slots (i'll be on Ivy Bridge by the time I need extra...)

So, my thoughts are:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz
Asus P8Z68-V
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106


That seem like a good compromise?

Total: £487.67 (inc VAT) - Free delivery
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by 98uk View Post
I didn't!



Yup, it's a Scan pre-OC bundle. It is the same price as if I were to just buy the bits seperate. So essentially I am paying £0 for building, OC and stress testing.

I want pre-OC'd as I work long hours and just want my PC to work straight away. I don't have time to stress test and fiddle myself.



Yeah, i'm thinking 8GB. Even on Civ5 i've not surpassed 5GB usage. Also, I kinda want to Corsair H100, but i'm scared of it leaking. Does the BeQuiet perform well then?



Don't think I need 16GB yet, plus the cheaper the better. Why do you say the Asus over the Gigabyte boards?



Yup, i'm pushing at 8GB, don't think I need 16gb. That Gigabyte reboot loop has been around for a long, long time. I had it with my old EP45-UD3P, so chances are it's here to stay



I'm thinking of just getting the standard Asus P8Z68-V, not the Pro. The pro doesn't offer much apart from FireWire, an extra USB3 bracket, more sound options (i'm using a Xonar, so irrelevant), two extra SATA 6GB slots (i'll be on Ivy Bridge by the time I need extra...)

So, my thoughts are:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz
Asus P8Z68-V
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106


That seem like a good compromise?

Total: £487.67 (inc VAT) - Free delivery
Oh right, I had no idea it had been around that long.

Looks good though. I haven't heard of that CPU cooler before but that's not to say it's no good, of course.
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How about the Corsair Hydro H80? That is priced between the Be Quiet! and H100... worth a pop?
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