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post #11 of 67
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Originally Posted by XCII;15419302 
Pretty good, I'd get a mobo that supports >1333 just for future upgrades though but it's entirely up to you.

Yeah they motherboard that's coming in the mail on Monday can support up to 1600. I was talking about my last motherboard. Eventually I will grab some 1600 RAM but is their a huge difference between 1333 and 1600, other than the ability to OC 1600? I also wish I hadn't gotten 8GB of RAM because I doubt I will ever use ALL 8GB. I would return them once they get here but Neweggs RMA is a pain in the ass.
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I'm not gonna give it a number rating, overall it looks like a very decent build. Overclock potential on the stock cooler? My guess is at 3.6ghz your tempatures will become undesirable.

I'm curious what features you were looking for that prompted you to choose that motherboard. I try to avoid 16x/4x boards although since you chose Nvidia, I doubt Crossfire interests you.
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post #13 of 67
I don't know personally but I've asked on here before and from what I've learned it's not enough to notice using day to day things.
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HP/Dell would probably charge £600-700 for this build I think.
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I'm not gonna give it a number rating, overall it looks like a very decent build. Overclock potential on the stock cooler? My guess is at 3.6ghz your tempatures will become undesirable.

I'm curious what features you were looking for that prompted you to choose that motherboard. I try to avoid 16x/4x boards although since you chose Nvidia, I doubt Crossfire interests you.

I chose the motherboard because it was relatively inexpensive, I have owned another BIOSTAR board prior to the new one and it is/was excellent, USB 3.0 is appealing and originally I was going to use the x4 slot for a sound card. And I don't think the board was designed specifically for CrossFire as I already asked that question and SLI would work fine on this board other than the fact that the x4 slot would limit performance and I doubt two GTX 560s would even fit on that board anyway.

I think Newegg just through the CrossFire compatible tag on there to draw people in.
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HP/Dell would probably charge £600-700 for this build I think.

What's that in USD?
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Originally Posted by Joeful;15419366 
What's that in USD?

Great British Pounds.

I just looked on the HP UK site and most desktops around £500-700($797-$1,116) have i3's/X4/X6's etc but have crap GPU's Integrated or super lowend.

So your Build is hella BETTER!!

Also note our tax here in the UK is ridiculous!
Edited by jameschisholm - 10/23/11 at 7:20am
post #18 of 67
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Great British Pounds.

I just looked on the HP UK site and most desktops around £500-700 have i3's/X4/X6's etc but have crap GPU's. So your Build is hella BETTER!!

Yeah and I built this thing for around $600.00. I sold my last computer for $250.00 so I subtracted that from the final cost.
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post #19 of 67
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Great British Pounds.

I just looked on the HP UK site and most desktops around £500-700 have i3's/X4/X6's etc but have crap GPU's. So your Build is hella BETTER!!

Then again, I heard that computer components are a lot more expensive in the UK than they would be in the US.
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post #20 of 67
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What else guys? keep the observations coming. This build will evolve over time.
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