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Hello there. I'm a newbie here and well this is my first post, so... Pleased to meet you all. I am making my first build and i want to make a good budget sandy bridge build. Also planning to overclock, though just slightly. So i wanted to ask for opinion. My budget is around 700-800$ for the rest of the parts.

So right now, the only motherboard that i could find around were the p8p67 le and the p8p67-m. Trying to find any decent mobo is actually becoming increasingly difficult online, and those were the only ones i could find locally. So i decided on getting the LE version, since it had an additionnal sata 6 gb/s port over the -m one.

As for the rest of the build, it goes pretty much like this

Asus P8p67 Le - Bought

Core i5 2500k - 225$ locally

G.skill Ripjaws PC12800 7-7-7-24 - 63.77
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=44...acture=G.Skill

EVGA Geforce GTX 460 1gb -179.99$ -30$ (MIR)
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...30252(ME).aspx

Antec Three Hundred Case - 49.99$ - 20$ (MIR)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2&promoid=1285

XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail 89.99$ - 20$ (MIR)

Cooler Master hyper 212+ - 29.99 - locally

Samsung Spinpoint f3 500 gb - 49.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152181

Total= 683 - 70$ MIR = 613$

Anything that should be changed?
-Changed the PSU-
Edited by Sophath - 2/6/11 at 6:25pm
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post #2 of 14
Too bad you already got the board, or else I would suggest getting the regular P8P67 board over the LE version.

The RAM you picked is not bad, but I just saw this over at the FS section and its a great deal for some really good RAM.

http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...2-shipped.html

You probably don't need a 700 watts power supply, a 500 should be enough. Though for future upgrading sake, I would go for a 600 or 650. Here are my suggestions:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product
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post #3 of 14
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actually i tried to go for the regular or the pro version but they were all out of stock.... And getting one online is becoming a real nightmare...also, that ocz psu will be at 45$ with mail in rebate which sound like a better deal than those two no? Also, i live in montreal, canada if that matters
Edited by Sophath - 2/6/11 at 5:34pm
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post #4 of 14
It's probably becoming a real nightmare because all 1155 boards got recalled... Just saying..

Also, it's pretty easy to see what OCN collectively agrees are good PSUs here:

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

It seems that PSU is not recommended, but I will say those two linked above are great. Remember higher wattage != better quality.
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post #5 of 14
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yeah it is.... I was actually going to get the pro today, but someone probably went and got the last one before i could. so all i could choose between was the LE version and the p8p67-m. The LE looked like it was the better one of the 2 so i just went with it. Anyway, i am planning on changing it at some point next year. So changing the psu right now, and updating prices.
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post #6 of 14
Yeah the OCZ one is always on rebate, they're cheap for being a modular power supply. But I've heard that they've had many problems with stability. I used one before and it caused that computer to shut down by itself because it didn't give out a stable current.

Sorry didn't see that you're from Canada, heres the links on NCIX:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=48...anufacture=XFX

They don't have the 650 watts version...but they have this one:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58...anufacture=XFX

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=36...ufacture=Antec

Since they don't have the NEO versions...
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yeah that xfx 650w has a nice price tag.
If i dont count in the mail in rebate, this corsair tx650 has the same price tag as the XFX 650w psu.
and i beneficiate from the free shipping
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...18780(ME).aspx
Edited by Sophath - 2/6/11 at 6:00pm
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post #8 of 14
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How about switching the ram with this?
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=44...acture=G.Skill
timing is 7-7-7-24. It is quite a bit more expensive than what i picked though
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Yes and yes, I have that exact RAM and its good =D
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post #10 of 14
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Alright. Anything else could be changed?
Just a question, could i go with lower frequency ram?
like use 1333 mhz one instead of 1600?? would it change anything performance-wise?
Edited by Sophath - 2/6/11 at 6:28pm
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