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I paid $269 for my sig rig CPU and mobo at MC, but they were out of stock of the UD3 mobo that I wanted (combo would have been $289).

I was looking for the combos....but they seem to have dissappeared off the site?

Do they have a certain time period in which they have the offers or something along the lines of that?

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note you still have to pay sales tax.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1...tes:Taxes.html
Thanks for the info! It's really not a problem though. VAT in the UK is 20%!!
Edited by froogle - 10/22/11 at 4:21pm
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I won't be overclocking with those locked multipliers....so my common sense points me towards the i5 2400. Or would it be a better future investment to purchase the newer more up to date p67/z68 board with the i3 2100?
If you're not overclocking, stop looking at boards designed for extreme OCing and save your money. You'd be much better off spending that money on something else. I never spend more than $100 on a motherboard....ever Why? Because I can get so close to a final OC compared to a $300 motherboard that you can't tell the difference without a stopwatch or benchmark.
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If you're not overclocking, stop looking at boards designed for extreme OCing and save your money. You'd be much better off spending that money on something else. I never spend more than $100 on a motherboard....ever Why? Because I can get so close to a final OC compared to a $300 motherboard that you can't tell the difference without a stopwatch or benchmark.
Wow that's impressive!

But I was thinking in terms of future-proofing myself. Will a basic H61 board be compatible with the Ivy Bridge processors which are coming round the corner? I don't want to waste more money in the future just because I was too stingy now.

Finally, when I'm looking at RAM, I should go with 1600MHz not 1333Mhz stuff right? I was thinking of a basic set of 2x4GB 1600MHz HyperX Blu for $60. I have no idea about what I should be looking for (geez times have changed since DDR400 eh?) but as I'm not OC'ing, I thought I should go with some standard stuff.

Would it be worth looking at "generic" memory? I've always avoided them because they don't have a brand-name behind them!
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I don't want to waste more money in the future just because I was too stingy now.
The $100+ you're saving by not purchasing a motherboard that won't offer you any performance increase can be better spent next time you upgrade. Like I said, that's another entire motherboard purchase for me. In fact, I bought one of my MSI boards for $50

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Would it be worth looking at "generic" memory? I've always avoided them because they don't have a brand-name behind them!
Nope, stick with the brand name stuff because of how cheap it is. I bought my 4gb kits for $20 shipped. I believe my 8gb kit was $35.
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my MB is one of those, cheap but good boards... if you are really set on the 2500k, i would recommend my board. i have no complaints! most of the users really like it.
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