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Yeah maybe have premium config and bang for buck config at each price point?

There's so many variables when people are looking for rigs smile.gif

True

I think the bet thing would be if people can point out for instance if the £1000 rig has a £50 set of ram, what else are decent RAM kits at or around £50. Then that way the price will stay fairly constant.
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I think theres an advantage to trying to do something like this right now in that the options for people looking to seriously overclock are actually quite limited, as compared to the situation a few years ago.

theres like 4 chips for intel right now you would consider getting, right? unless going 2011 moneybags build, in which case I don't think that's this guide. with haswell adds another 2?

mobos will help newbies choose quality motherboards which OC well and have good durability. there will be a lot of them, but like 1 or 2 recommended from a handful of manufacturers, few sli boards, etc.

ram gskill 1600 ram section done. thx to jolly for contributing to ram selection guide.
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I think theres an advantage to trying to do something like this right now in that the options for people looking to seriously overclock are actually quite limited, as compared to the situation a few years ago.

theres like 4 chips for intel right now you would consider getting, right? unless going 2011 moneybags build, in which case I don't think that's this guide. with haswell adds another 2?

mobos will help newbies choose quality motherboards which OC well and have good durability. there will be a lot of them, but like 1 or 2 recommended from a handful of manufacturers, few sli boards, etc.

ram gskill 1600 ram section done. thx to jolly for contributing to ram selection guide.

Thats what im aiming for yeah, like off the top of my head I know that the most highly rated Z77 motherboards at or around £130 will be the gigabyte ud3h, Asrock Extreme6, Asus P8Z77-V and MSI Z77 M Power.

I need these sort of recommendations from everyone about all the categories smile.gif I know that there wont be like 10+ different SSDs that people recommend for instance.

I think we might see 10+ rig building threads a day on OCN which is brill, but then that could be 10 different recommendations all pointing towards the same hardware. Seems like it might be more helpful if people only needed 1 thread to look at for their new rig build.
Edited by $ilent - 5/27/13 at 6:44pm
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Awesome thread idea! Can anyone link me to a good thread for the best/affordable SSD? Im looking for a 120-128gb model that is ~$1/gb or close to it. Can anyone tell me the difference between samsung 840 and samsung 840 PRO? Or is the intel 520 better?
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Awesome thread idea! Can anyone link me to a good thread for the best/affordable SSD? Im looking for a 120-128gb model that is ~$1/gb or close to it. Can anyone tell me the difference between samsung 840 and samsung 840 PRO? Or is the intel 520 better?

The 840 has less sequential write speed, about half that of the 840 PRO. I think the PRO would be more useful for people moving large files around regularly, as apposed to just needing the SSD for mostly random operations such as opening programmes in the operating system etc. The 840 PRO is about £50 more expensive than the 840, so quite abit more costly.
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The 840 has less sequential write speed, about half that of the 840 PRO. I think the PRO would be more useful for people moving large files around regularly, as apposed to just needing the SSD for mostly random operations such as opening programmes in the operating system etc. The 840 PRO is about £50 more expensive than the 840, so quite abit more costly.
Thanks i think i will wait for a sale on any of those xd
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post #27 of 58
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Thanks i think i will wait for a sale on any of those xd

I have the 830 120GB and love it, the 840s will be great!

I will add more parts in the morning and finish off the other rigs in the opening post thumb.gif
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Here is a decently priced semi-overclockable 3770K folding rig with a really small footprint.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.15 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $614.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 20:55 EDT-0400)


I eventually plan to buy like 5 of these and just put them in a closet.

I like this list, however is the board I looked at earlier a better overclocker? I havent been in the computer scene in a while so I am unfamiliar with whats good quality out there these days

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77professionalm

Also comes with 8GB of crucial low-profile ram so you can shave off some cost there
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I like this list, however is the board I looked at earlier a better overclocker? I havent been in the computer scene in a while so I am unfamiliar with whats good quality out there these days

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77professionalm

The 77N is a mini ATX board. I was just looking at that now, id not seen it anywhere up until now.
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The 77N is a mini ATX board. I was just looking at that now, id not seen it anywhere up until now.

Well its a bit ironic that you made this thread today as I was just looking at what the going rates are for a CPU folder with a 3770k since you cant get the 2600k mainstream these days lol, was looking for something not too expensive but could still pump out the potential from a chip.

Also dman! Thanks for your list, how can I find your lists on newegg.com? I have a colleague at school that was wanting to look at some build configurations but I dont have the time unfortunately with my MCITP courses

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