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I would really suggest going to aria.co.uk and checking up how much it would cost you for the same build, chances are it will be cheaper. Also, I would go for a F3 1TB. I would also go for a 6950 over a 560 mainly because it's cheaper and there is a really high chance that you can unlock the 6950 to a 6970.
Thanks for that site. They have the 15 2500k for a bargain price imo!
Here's the cart at aria. I reckon it's pretty solid.

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Thanks for that site. They have the 15 2500k for a bargain price imo!
Here's the cart at aria. I reckon it's pretty solid.

PRetty solid, but I would not go with an H67 chipset board, you won't be able to OC much with that.

Get an Asus P8P67 PRO instead, but wait until April when there's new stock.

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Yeah go for a P67 chipset the H wont let you overclock much.
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its hilarious you guys keep recommending sandy bridge when someone posted a benchmark of phenom II doing just as good.
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its hilarious you guys keep recommending sandy bridge when someone posted a benchmark of phenom II doing just as good.
Well, why not go for newer technology while still staying around the same price point?
    
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@thomo1888 you forgot the hard drive. Also, if you are going the SB route I would suggest getting a P67 board.

I would really suggest the following build as it will outperform the current system you have your sights set on.

Remember that the GPU has a MUCH larger effect on the frames achieved than the CPU, I think a 6950 outperforms a 560, and with the large success rate of unlocked 6950's you could be looking at a 6970 which I am 100% certain outperfors the 560. You will also be getting the option to OC to around 4ghz with the hyper 212+ which can get me(caseless) to 4ghz with temps maxing at 50c.

Oh yes you will also be getting a better performing gaming rig for £20 less if you take into consideration getting a £60 case.
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Just remembered the hard drive. The price of your build is great there although I would be more tempted to go for a GTX 570 with the money I'd save on your build.Also any idea when bulldozer is coming out?
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go with the x6, it does get utilised in bc2/bc3 due to all the physics involved with the game. it will be worth it in the end.
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Just remembered the hard drive. The price of your build is great there although I would be more tempted to go for a GTX 570 with the money I'd save on your build.Also any idea when bulldozer is coming out?
Yeah I forgot the case which would cost £60 so I was incorrect in saying you could save £80. You could probably get a like £30 case which would give you £50 to get something else, I am unsure if it would get you a 570.

By the way this is a general question, would an unlocked 6950 outperform a 570?
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Theyre pretty much head to head.
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