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Don't comment on the prices unless you're European, can't use US prices. Thank you

It's soon been 3 years since I build my current system (although stuff has been added over the years) and it's time for an overhaul.

I'm planning to do an i5 build (unless Bulldozer turns out to actually beat the 2500K's which I doubt) and although there's still a couple of months 'till I'll upgrade, I'm already making a list of HW I'll buy. I'll have to wait 'till they get the replacement boards on the market anyway, so don't tell me to get it now :/

It's a budget build and I'll be selling the HW I'm replacing to save some money. For now I've picked:

$300 - i5-2500K
$200 - ASUS P8P67
$70 - 4 GB Kingston RAM 1600 MHz
$125 - XFX Core Edition 750W
$70 - Prolimatech Megahalems

Current case, HDDs, DVD burner, and GFX card will be reused.

Did I forget anything / any suggestions?

BTW would've loved a modular PSU, but I'd have to pay ~$165 for the cheapest modular quality 750W I could find. I can hide the wires behind the mobo tray like with my VX550 though.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 2/5/11 at 4:41pm
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for the ram
go with gskill MUCH better. also those prices compared to us... damn thats alot. if its not too much money, i recomend the p8p67 pro.

and i would go with a better quallity psu, as a high q 500w is waaayy better than a crap 800.
also whats your gpu? i dont think you need a 750 for a single gpu, a 650 can handle a decent sli with headroom after ocing. and the CM Hyper 212+ in my oppinion is the best q/price. in the us its 30, your $70 is $50 here, so you save some cash.
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oh sorry i read wrong i thought u said it was the cheapest q psu sorry lol but still its more than enough power sometimes the 12v+ rails are more importand
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If you provide a local website, then we could suggest things based on that dealer. I've navigated my way through a Norwegian site before, it's not terribly difficult.

That being said, you would only need a 750W PSU if you're planning on serious SLI/Crossfire. That XFX is definitely a good one, but unless you're really using all 750W you could get an excellent 550-650W PSU that's modular for the same price. Just a thought since I don't know specifically what your GPU solution is.
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for the ram
go with gskill MUCH better. also those prices compared to us... damn thats alot. if its not too much money, i recomend the p8p67 pro.

and i would go with a better quallity psu, as a high q 500w is waaayy better than a crap 800.
also whats your gpu? i dont think you need a 750 for a single gpu, a 650 can handle a decent sli with headroom after ocing. and the CM Hyper 212+ in my oppinion is the best q/price. in the us its 30, your $70 is $50 here, so you save some cash.
It seems I can't get G-Skill here. Only some 2x1 kits that are the same price as the Kingston's I picked.
The P8P67 Pro is $240. What features does it have that the P8P67 doesn't have?

Is this true?
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-10.html
If it is, then that'll be my choice.
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If you provide a local website, then we could suggest things based on that dealer. I've navigated my way through a Norwegian site before, it's not terribly difficult.

That being said, you would only need a 750W PSU if you're planning on serious SLI/Crossfire. That XFX is definitely a good one, but unless you're really using all 750W you could get an excellent 550-650W PSU that's modular for the same price. Just a thought since I don't know specifically what your GPU solution is.
I shop here:
http://www.edbpriser.dk/
and here:
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/ (German modding site that sells cheap coolers and fans. Where I found the PSU)

I don't want SLI / CF, but I tripped my OCP on the VX550 with this graphics card and I wouldn't want to repeat that so that's why I'm looking at a 750W. I'm also hoping that it'll last me at least 3 years so it has to have some overhead to compensate for future capacitor degradation.
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It seems I can't get G-Skill here. Only some 2x1 kits that are the same price as the Kingston's I picked.
The P8P67 Pro is $240. What features does it have that the P8P67 doesn't have?

Is this true?
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-10.html
If it is, then that'll be my choice.
go with kinston, then. the pro ive read is a better ocer but the main difference is pci slots so just go with the reg. and yes, the hyper 212 is badass for its price
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forgot to add you can also put up to 4 fans on the 212
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forgot to add you can also put up to 4 fans on the 212
I'll only be using 2 fans.
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Kk, I checked and I think this is the only good modular PSU that's close. So if modular is worth the 15 euros to you, it is an option.

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...tt::14995.html

It's got the OCN stamp of approval, at least.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

As for the 212+, I don't know too much about CPU coolers but that seems to very popular for the price/performance on this forum.

I hope you also know about the Intel recall on SB mobos. I see they're still selling them across the pond, but here in the States they've been completely pulled from the market. It's not likely to affect you as most reports indicate it takes 3 years and affects 5-15% of the boards. However, you should know what you're getting into. There's surely a news article or three around these forums talking about it.
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Kk, I checked and I think this is the only good modular PSU that's close. So if modular is worth the 15 euros to you, it is an option.

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...tt::14995.html

It's got the OCN stamp of approval, at least.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

As for the 212+, I don't know too much about CPU coolers but that seems to very popular for the price/performance on this forum.

I hope you also know about the Intel recall on SB mobos. I see they're still selling them across the pond, but here in the States they've been completely pulled from the market. It's not likely to affect you as most reports indicate it takes 3 years and affects 5-15% of the boards. However, you should know what you're getting into. There's surely a news article or three around these forums talking about it.
Wouldn't touch an OCZ PSU unless it had the jonnyGURU seal of approval, so I don't want that one. The LED is a turn off too...

I've heard a lot about the 212+, but I didn't know it was that close to the Megahalems. I'll be looking at some reviews for sure.

I know about the 6-series chipset and the recalls. I'll wait 'till they restock. And yes, the shops on our side of the pond aren't too bright. SB CPU's and MB's still for sale
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