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post #11 of 18
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Ok I did my research and went ahead and put together this from amazon:
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit
Does this seem ok? I'll probably go ahead and order it unless you guys can see anything obviously stupid in this setup. I'm probably gonna need to get some form of external storage now so I can migrate data over from my 2x internal HDDs.
The 2500K i s a bit old now in fact in think Intel has stoped making them now dont know what the 2500K Vs 3570K price is in your area?
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post #12 of 18
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It costs £10 more than the 2500k. I heard the 2500k is better though as it's easier to overclock due to being unlocked. What you think? AFAIK they are fairly similar at stock speeds anyway.


EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/t/1292397/i5-2500k-vs-i5-3570k-as-far-a-gaming-performance
Edited by ThePhysicist - 12/6/12 at 4:23pm
post #13 of 18
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It costs £10 more than the 2500k. I heard the 2500k is better though as it's easier to overclock due to being unlocked. What you think? AFAIK they are fairly similar at stock speeds anyway.
The 3570K is is 22nm the 2500K is 32nm
If you buy a 3570K i think you will need a Z77 board not 100% sure here?
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post #14 of 18
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Ok I did my research and went ahead and put together this from amazon:
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0054X4I4M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068OI7T8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ARWFG41TXG1LU
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Does this seem ok? I'll probably go ahead and order it unless you guys can see anything obviously stupid in this setup. I'm probably gonna need to get some form of external storage now so I can migrate data over from my 2x internal HDDs.

There's nothing wrong with what you picked out, but you are kind of buying into outdated tech with that system. I don't know about the pricing in the UK, but check on something like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (or another Z77 motherboard) coupled with a 3570K instead of the Z68/2500K combo. If the Z77 isn't much more expensive, I'd go that way instead of the Z68.

Oh, and the RAM will interfere with the cooler on the 212+. Either get the low profile version of it, or get some other RAM that doesn't have tall heatspreaders, like the Ripjaws.

Edit: Checked, and I'm not sure I'd pay 30 pounds extra for Z77, but here's an option for you:
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3-1600
ASRock Z77 Pro4
Intel 3570K
Edited by Forceman - 12/6/12 at 4:35pm
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hmm, i'm not denying the 3570 and that asrock mobo would be better potentially but it would add 35+ quid to my price. I'm really trying to do this on a budget so think I may just opt for the 2500 and hope a bit of overclocking keeps it fresh.

Thanks for the heads-up about the RAM. I'll probably go for the low profile stuff you suggested instead then.
post #16 of 18
I agree. The US price difference isn't so high, so it makes more sense here.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've ordered the 2500k and the gigabit MB wink.gif

This may seem like a stupid question, but I haven't much experience replacing mobos:

I have two internal HDs on my desktop. Can I transfer files I want to keep to one of them then reformat the other and use it for a clean windows install?
post #18 of 18
You can transfer the files, but you'd need to re-install the actual programs on the new install.
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