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Ok guys need your opinions if possible for overclocking or not....

Looking at :

i5 2500K CPU
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P-B3 Motherboard
GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 CL11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit or Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz

What you guys think is that motherboard ok, on a budget and the above motherboard I can get quite cheap just now
as most of the Z68 I see are quite pricey...

Also which memory above is better?

Thanks
post #2 of 13
if you are on budget.. and that's what you can get.. i think you are fine. although for that amount of money i would go amd.. how much is that cpu? 150? you can get a better AMD for same price dude.
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The m/board i mentioned or this one...GA-Z77-D3H

Im building the machine around that chip....

Basically a stones throw away of getting the chip, cooler, a GTS 8800 (640m) GPU
Yeah I know the GPU is old but its thrown in biggrin.gif

So what boards do you recommend if not overclocking and best memory from the above

Asrock , Asus, MSI etc....
Edited by EwOKie - 3/24/13 at 12:52pm
post #4 of 13
I think the best place to start would be, where do you live, what places can you shop at and how much do you want to spend. If you have a microcenter near you, that's a good place to get a motherboard/cpu combo.
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Stay in the UK... eBay thumb.gif or a site called Gumtree tongue.gif... (that sites for pot luck)

Motherboard and memory prefer 8GB for £100 or less.... rolleyes.gif Is it possible
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by EwOKie View Post

Ok guys need your opinions if possible for overclocking or not....

Looking at :

i5 2500K CPU
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P-B3 Motherboard
GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 CL11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit or Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz

What you guys think is that motherboard ok, on a budget and the above motherboard I can get quite cheap just now
as most of the Z68 I see are quite pricey...

Also which memory above is better?

Thanks

you should be fine with that set up...go with the cheaper ram kit, IMO your not going to see a real world difference in those two sets of ram
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Wecome!!

yes, UD3P is a very good motherboard
post #8 of 13
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Thanks guys let you know how I go thumb.gif
post #9 of 13
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Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 v ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard ??

Z68 is an intel and not amd correct?
post #10 of 13
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Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 v ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard ??

Z68 is an intel and not amd correct?
Yes Z68 is Intel LGA 1155 not AMD
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