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What do you guys think to this? Good options?

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - £103.68
Asus P8Z68-V - £103.68
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 - £124.68
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68

8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10


So, what setup would you choose out of this? We can potentially change the cooler to anything on www.scan.co.uk... so feel free to replace it, but the board, CPU and RAM has to be one of the above.

Please help!
 

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Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19

or the 8gb kit if you want to save money
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16 is way more future proof and means you can run virtual computer e.c.t without any worries
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£200 which is about $250ish
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Scan in uk is a epic site with good bundles
 

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um where did you get a pre-overclocked 2600k for $200?
£200. that's ~$315 (according to google)
and it's a prebuilt system, almost, OCUK puts it together, overclocks it, then ships the parts out for you, I assume Scan does the same..

and 98uk, sounds good.. 8GB is sufficient, in my opinion, and the cooler is preference, the BeQuiet is cheaper and has great performance, and the price/performance past ~£40 Air coolers is exponential, requiring a large price increase for a minimal temperature difference, so I'd go for the BeQuiet.
 

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As you can see in my signature, I've got the Z68XP-UD3P, and I've had very few problems with it. The only problem is that it can get stuck in a boot loop if you do certain things (like press the reset button
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But with SB I don't think there's as much difference between the boards - all of the ones you've picked out are good, you just need to decide which one looks best for you.

As for the RAM, you won't go wrong with either kit. I can't say if you'll use all 16GB, but I can tell you that the most I've used is around 6GB with a game open, around 60 tabs in two browsers, [email protected] on the CPU, uTorrent, Steam, a mail client, music playing in foobar2000, and other general background programs. So unless you do a lot of heavy duty stuff you'll probably be hard pushed to use over 8GB.
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Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10 Or Noctua D14 approx £65.00

^ My recommendation
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um where did you get a pre-overclocked 2600k for $200?
I didn't!
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234;15358602
£200 which is about $250ish
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Scan in uk is a epic site with good bundles
Yup, it's a Scan pre-OC bundle. It is the same price as if I were to just buy the bits seperate. So essentially I am paying £0 for building, OC and stress testing.

I want pre-OC'd as I work long hours and just want my PC to work straight away. I don't have time to stress test and fiddle myself.
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and 98uk, sounds good.. 8GB is sufficient, in my opinion, and the cooler is preference, the BeQuiet is cheaper and has great performance, and the price/performance past ~£40 Air coolers is exponential, requiring a large price increase for a minimal temperature difference, so I'd go for the BeQuiet.
Yeah, i'm thinking 8GB. Even on Civ5 i've not surpassed 5GB usage. Also, I kinda want to Corsair H100, but i'm scared of it leaking. Does the BeQuiet perform well then?
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234;15358479
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19

or the 8gb kit if you want to save money
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16 is way more future proof and means you can run virtual computer e.c.t without any worries
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Don't think I need 16GB yet, plus the cheaper the better. Why do you say the Asus over the Gigabyte boards?
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As you can see in my signature, I've got the Z68XP-UD3P, and I've had very few problems with it. The only problem is that it can get stuck in a boot loop if you do certain things (like press the reset button
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) but hopefully Gigabyte can sort that in a BIOS update because it's a known issue.

But with SB I don't think there's as much difference between the boards - all of the ones you've picked out are good, you just need to decide which one looks best for you.

As for the RAM, you won't go wrong with either kit. I can't say if you'll use all 16GB, but I can tell you that the most I've used is around 6GB with a game open, around 60 tabs in two browsers, [email protected] on the CPU, uTorrent, Steam, a mail client, music playing in foobar2000, and other general background programs. So unless you do a lot of heavy duty stuff you'll probably be hard pushed to use over 8GB.
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Yup, i'm pushing at 8GB, don't think I need 16gb. That Gigabyte reboot loop has been around for a long, long time. I had it with my old EP45-UD3P, so chances are it's here to stay
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Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10 Or Noctua D14 approx £65.00

^ My recommendation
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I'm thinking of just getting the standard Asus P8Z68-V, not the Pro. The pro doesn't offer much apart from FireWire, an extra USB3 bracket, more sound options (i'm using a Xonar, so irrelevant), two extra SATA 6GB slots (i'll be on Ivy Bridge by the time I need extra...)

So, my thoughts are:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz
Asus P8Z68-V
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106


That seem like a good compromise?

Total: £487.67 (inc VAT) - Free delivery
 

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Originally Posted by 98uk;15358965
I didn't!

Yup, it's a Scan pre-OC bundle. It is the same price as if I were to just buy the bits seperate. So essentially I am paying £0 for building, OC and stress testing.

I want pre-OC'd as I work long hours and just want my PC to work straight away. I don't have time to stress test and fiddle myself.

Yeah, i'm thinking 8GB. Even on Civ5 i've not surpassed 5GB usage. Also, I kinda want to Corsair H100, but i'm scared of it leaking. Does the BeQuiet perform well then?

Don't think I need 16GB yet, plus the cheaper the better. Why do you say the Asus over the Gigabyte boards?

Yup, i'm pushing at 8GB, don't think I need 16gb. That Gigabyte reboot loop has been around for a long, long time. I had it with my old EP45-UD3P, so chances are it's here to stay

I'm thinking of just getting the standard Asus P8Z68-V, not the Pro. The pro doesn't offer much apart from FireWire, an extra USB3 bracket, more sound options (i'm using a Xonar, so irrelevant), two extra SATA 6GB slots (i'll be on Ivy Bridge by the time I need extra...)

So, my thoughts are:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz
Asus P8Z68-V
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106


That seem like a good compromise?

Total: £487.67 (inc VAT) - Free delivery
Oh right, I had no idea it had been around that long.
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Looks good though. I haven't heard of that CPU cooler before but that's not to say it's no good, of course.
 

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How about the Corsair Hydro H80? That is priced between the Be Quiet! and H100... worth a pop?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but to get a 4.7 OC you are probably going to need a Pro or Deluxe motherboard. The P8Z68-V might not have enough oomph for your liking. Going with the P8Z68-V Pro, even though it has alot of extra stuff you wont be using, will be better in terms of stabilization with that high of an OC.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but to get a 4.7 OC you are probably going to need a Pro or Deluxe motherboard. The P8Z68-V might not have enough oomph for your liking. Going with the P8Z68-V Pro, even though it has alot of extra stuff you wont be using, will be better in terms of stabilization with that high of an OC.
Naw, the standard one has the power phases that would be requires to hold a 4.7GHz overclock 24/7 and that's pretty much all you need to worry about with Sandy Bridge. Plus, it's a pre-overclocked bundle so they can't sell it with an incapable motherboard.

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Well, for longevity, maybe increased phase is a good idea. Seems the UD3P has 12 phase, the UD4 16 phase, P8Z68-V 16 phase and P8Z68-V Pro 16 phase.

I'm stuck, my decision is between the GA-Z68XP-UD4 and P8Z68-V Pro
 

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Well, for longevity, maybe increased phase is a good idea. Seems the UD3P has 12 phase, the UD4 16 phase, P8Z68-V 16 phase and P8Z68-V Pro 16 phase.

I'm stuck, my decision is between the GA-Z68XP-UD4 and P8Z68-V Pro
Well, I think you're the only one who can make that decision. Personally I'm a Gigabyte fan, others on OCN would obviously say to go for the Asus.

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TBH, they are probably quite similar in most aspects. I suspect I would go for which ever looks best. So that's decided.

Can you advise on any good fans for the Corsair H100? I think I will get one having read reviews, but want to change the stock fans to push/pull aftermarkets. So far my list is:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10

Now just need some fans for the Corsair. I am aiming to have this ordered and built by next Friday when some sort of 3rd revision of a popular FPS game played on a field of battle is released. I forget the name.
 

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Originally Posted by 98uk;15358221
What do you guys think to this? Good options?

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - £103.68
Asus P8Z68-V - £103.68
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 - £124.68
Asus P8Z68-V Pro - £124.68

8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £79.16

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK106 - £37.19
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10


So, what setup would you choose out of this? We can potentially change the cooler to anything on www.scan.co.uk... so feel free to replace it, but the board, CPU and RAM has to be one of the above.

Please help!
My vote goes to
gigabyte z68xp ud4,its a rock solid board.
8gb corsair vengeance
corsair h100.
 

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TBH, they are probably quite similar in most aspects. I suspect I would go for which ever looks best. So that's decided.

Can you advise on any good fans for the Corsair H100? I think I will get one having read reviews, but want to change the stock fans to push/pull aftermarkets. So far my list is:

Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz (pre-overclocked) - £199.17
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 - £124.68
8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz - £37.80
Corsair H100 Hydro - £71.10

Now just need some fans for the Corsair. I am aiming to have this ordered and built by next Friday when some sort of 3rd revision of a popular FPS game played on a field of battle is released. I forget the name.
Scythe gentle typhoon will be the ideal fan for you,also what gpu are you buying?
A gtx570/hd6970?
 

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Scythe gentle typhoon will be the ideal fan for you,also what gpu are you buying?
A gtx570/hd6970?
I already have a EVGA GTX570 SC
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I will look at the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, but I already have 2 Zalman ZM-F3's which are meant to be good, so maybe i'll look for two more of them.

My current setup is:

Intel Core i7 920 D0 @ 4ghz
Asus P6T
6GB Corsair XMS3 Classic 1600mhz
EVGA GTX570 SC
Asus Xonar Essence ST
Antec TruePower 650W
1 x Crucial C300 128GB
1 x Crucial M225 64GB
A ton of 1TB Samsung disks
Corsair 800D
 

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For the fans, I don't really know which ones would be best. Personally I want my PC to be as silent as possible so I'd probably go for some Gentle Typhoons, but you probably won't notice too much difference between various fans anyway.
 

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Gentle Typhoons are like over a tenner a pop. Forty squid of fans ain't nowt to be sniffed at!
 
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