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CPU Anyone tempted by a day one Sandybridge purchase?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ph4ZeD, 3 Jan 2011.

  1. Fanatic

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    Bit Tech review says you can 'easily' although if GFX card is too long you are limited to a low profile rad. Although I agree it does look very tight and I would prefer much more room in the case tbh.

    Well I have decided on the mobo anyway - I'm going for the UD4, will free up a little bit of cash to throw at the case. Was just looking at the FT02R - misses will kill me if she ever finds out what I'm spending lol...
     
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    Hehe. I decided on the Asus as it is a slightly better overclocker.
     
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    Stop it! Lol wish you hadn't said that :grr:
     
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    Pughy Fancy a game of Starcraft?

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    I've been researching for a few weeks about my build that I'll be buying very soon. While I think the HAF cases are really nice (btw the haf x isnt on scan) I've decided to go for the new coolermaster storm sniper at £107ish. It's taken me a long as time to decide which one to buy lol.
     
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    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cool...aming-tower-case-inc-side-window-usb3-w-o-psu

    So hard to use the search function.
     
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    Heh yeah was happily sat im my saved basket earlier today. Also in the deals for the day slightly cheaper.
     
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    Pughy Fancy a game of Starcraft?

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    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    I searched for HAF and got a list of around 5 HAF items :)
     
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    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    I am waiting for the Z68 mITX mobo's, and then I'm gonna stuff that along with a 2500k and a 6870 in a SG05. Might buy a H50 for WC'ing it.
     
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    Just search on HAF - or browse through the main menu. But you are right HAF X as a search item does not work...
     
  11. Pughy

    Pughy Fancy a game of Starcraft?

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    Yeah I tried that just now and seen it there but when the search worked fine for all the other items directly, you'd think it would work for the X (and more importantly not give the 932). For some odd reason it doesn't and I assumed they didn't sell it.
     
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    I was comparing the UD4 and the P8P67 PRO (they are the same price, Deluxe is more expensive)

    Things the PRO has that the UD4 doesn't:
    EFI graphical BIOS
    Firewire
    Third PCIe x16 (runs at x4). It's not fast enough to to TriFire or TriSli, but it would allow a x4 PCIe card like a RAID controller or PCIe SSD in addition to the x16 main slot or x8/x8 SLI/Crossfire.
    PCI bracket with USB 3.0 ports that could be modded to be front-panel

    The UD4 is just so fine looking, though. It's a shame for Asus, because the P8P67 is fugly in a "What were you thinking?" way, and the Sabertooth is fugly in a "I see what you were thinking, but no". Only the Maximus IV has a decent color scheme, and it's too expensive with that pointless NF200 chip.
     
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    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    I have no clue why the looks of the motherboard is such a huge issue for you. Unless you spend quite a lot of time staring at the internals of your computer?

    I'd always go performance > looks when it is a piece of hardware that's supposed to be locked up in my computer.
     
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    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Its hard to see any motherboard beating the Pro for price/performance and features. Two SATA3 AHCI ports? Win!
     
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    Some people enjoy building a PC that is something good to look at as well as serving its primary purpose. Go check the mods/builds forum... Would be full of generic mismatch setups that no one would enjoy reading about...
     
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    Ordered mine today, went all out and got a whole new system. Went for the 2500k + Asus Delux. Threw in a GTX 570 for good measure :). Will all sit nicely in a RV02. Should be a nice improvement to my aging Athlon X2 2.2GHz.
     
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    @JuMpErFLY

    nice!!!
     
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    Orca What's a Dremel?

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    Just a tip if you're using a CPU cooler which needs a back plate - the cutout in the RV02 isn't big enough for the Asus board (I have a Pro but I imagine it's the same layout for the Deluxe) so you'll need to attach the back plate before mounting the mobo into the case :)
     
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    Or get your dremel out! :dremel:
     
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    Tried to order from scan there. No luck :( couldn't remember my password or what i filled in for my postal code. Null, None, 0000 Etc. (We don't have postal addresses in Ireland)
    Hopefully they can sort it out tomorrow.
     

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