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Hi all,

So it looks like my motherboard is on the fritz, the system is hanging when trying to recognise my SSD, I've tested the SSD in another system and it boots to windows fine so it looks like it the motherboard may be on the way out.

Now I know that Haswell is coming soon but unfortunately I may have to upgrade now to Ivy-bridge.

Can someone recommend me a new build with a max budget of £600.

I already have an 850w XFX black edition PSU and my Gigabyte 7970 so I don't need either of those. I'd like to fit it into a bitfenix prodigy but thats not essential so any other nice looking cases recommendations would be helpful

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I was considering picking up a motherboard for my x58 but it seems like its wasted cash as there as expensive if not more expensive than a z77 mobo

I'm just looking for a case / cpu / mobo / ram and if theres any money left over a new ssd or a AIO water block would be nice.


The most important question is will I be missing out much on not waiting for Haswell? I need a system now but I don't want to regret my purchase
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post #2 of 4
Haswell won't be massively faster than Ivy, so if you need to have the computer right now here's what to buy:

CPU: 3770K http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s1155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-35ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-8mb-smart-cache-35x-ratio
or cheaper option 3570K: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-s-1155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-34ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-i-deluxe-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-dvi-i-mini-itx

Memory: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

All this will cost you about 470£. You can sell your old i7 930 and 6GB memory for around 130-150£.

For case I can recommend Fractal R4 and ARC MIDI R2, there's other good choices of course. Depends whether you want silence or best possible cooling performance. Antec 620 V4 is good value for AIO cooler, I've the older model and it has been worth the money.

This combo would be future proof, 3770K has HT that helps with games that use more than 4 threads. 3570K is enough for most of the games nowadays so take it if you want to save for the SSD.



EDIT: I just saw that you'd like to have Bitfenix Prodigy case. Mobo recommendation updated. redface.gif
Edited by Seid Dark - 3/28/13 at 3:05am
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how about this dude........

CPU : Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz = $219.99 (if your mainly purpose is for gaming only grab the i5 than i7)

CPU Cooler : Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler = $79.99 (i will choose to have a good CPU cooler than SSD because you have already mentioned you have already a SSD right.....this cooler can perform like the Corsair H100 and having much lesser noise produce compare to H100-H80 Close loop coolers of Corsair)

Ram : G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 = $109.99 (either you take this or his suggestion Corsair Low Profile Rams you can't go wrong because those RAMs have good performance and reviews thumb.gif )

Case : Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower = $102.00 (i love this case..since you want a mini ITX build try to check this...but for me bitfinex prodigy is also good)



Total Price = $621.96 - (Promo Discounts & Mail-in Rebates) $31.49 + (Shipping) $8.99 = $599.46

So it exactly fitted on the budget you have given $600 wink.gif .....

Hope you like it smile.gif here's the link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MLpX
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£600 not dollars smile.gif

Ok so I've just found out that it looks like my PSU won't fit in the Prodigy frown.gif this makes me very sad.

Now I have to decide wither or not to go standard ATX or to sell the PSU and get a new one
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1tb samsung LG Blu-ray Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 XFX 850W Black Edition 
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