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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well 2011 is looking like a good year and my current PC is showing it's age and a new Intel setup is on the cards...

Below is a list of new parts and old parts which will make up the build... If you think anything would be worth changing let me know.

New
i5 2500k
Asus P8P67 B3
Corsair XMS 8GB
Gelid Tranquillo

Old
2 x xFx 5770
2 x 1TB HDD
Corsair 750W HX Modular
Syncmaster 226BW
Krait mouse
X6 keyboard

Budget for new components £450.00, the above components priced at £398.96 delivered, this price would be this week only as a few components are in the weekly deal on OCUK.

Look forward to hearing some opinions.

Thanks
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post #2 of 16
Sounds good to me. Fits the budget
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post #3 of 16
Good price for all that. Looking great.
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post #4 of 16
I normally find that Scan has the cheapest prices, you can get what you listed for about a tenner cheaper through Scan, plus if you wait on the 'Today only deals' you might save a tiny bit more. But the build looks solid, except for the cooler, because I know nothing about it.
post #5 of 16
Newegg says the second slot only runs at x4. Could be something to check out.

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 * (max. at x4 mode [Black])
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
*The PCIEX16_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_1 slot, PCIEX1_2 slot and USB3_34 connector. The PCIEX16_2 runs at x1 mode by default for system resource optimization.
Edited by lightsout - 4/19/11 at 7:54am
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post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies.

How much of a difference will the 4x in crossfire make on this setup? Max for crossfire would be 8x I think?!

Cheers
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post #7 of 16
I'm not really sure just thought I would point it out.
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post #8 of 16
Get the P8P67 Pro , it supports x8 x8
   
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post #9 of 16
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Since its been mentioned I've looked at the MSI P67A-GD65 and the Pro version of the Asus board in my list.

Also a Coolermaster V6GT, is there any clearance issues with this cooler and the mobos above for the RAM?

Thanks!
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C300 64GB SSD + WD Black 1TB + WD Black 2TB LiteOn BD-ROM Drive H100 Windows 7 X64 
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post #10 of 16
Yes, get the pro. You will get so much better overclocking out of it. I had one.

EDIT: Your clearance is fine with those memory sticks. Same ones I had.
 
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