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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meandmymouth, 21 Nov 2018.

  1. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    RAM and 2600 form Overclockers - £248
    MSI B450 MORTAR from Amazon - £76
    Total - £324
    It's really not bad! £316 if the 2600 pre order from Scan actually goes through.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    The B450M Mortar was what I was eyeing up before the old move, don't buy anything that'll be in a box until we're there, shenanigans. AFAIK that is the cheapest it's been.
     
  3. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Haven't got a scooby about that mate, never bought from the novus ovum.
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    If I remember rightly, Newegg will charge you for it straight away. You can add something to the cart and you'll soon find out. :D
     
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    If you're on the tld for your country on new egg, they'll put in the import costs as well I believe.
     
  6. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    The 2600 and 2700 are still on the cheap until the end of today at Scan. It's tempting...
     
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    Get it done
     
  8. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    I didn't end up waiting long.
    2600 ordered from Scan
    Aorus B450M and Corsair 16GB 3200 RGB ordered from Amazon. These two aren't getting delivered until Saturday so may change these. Either way, it's happening.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Aye from what I have seen over the past few weeks man? serious, buy buy buy. It's been an absolute buyer's paradise out there. I truly can't believe some of the bargains I have found new and second hand. 1tb NVME £130. Vega 64 SH £240. 16gb quad channel £83 new on Ebay. And so on. The last time I bought any PC hardware aside from cooling was June 2017. That is how bad it was. Everything I wanted (SSDs, RAM, GPUs for my second PC etc) were all woefully over priced IMO.
     
  10. meandmymouth

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    £145 for a decent 6 core, 12 thread CPU. I'm actually a little gutted I didn't go for the 2700 when it was £215 but I don't need that many cores so meh.
     
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    Changed my mind on the mobo after reading reviews, so I'm just going all out now and ordered the Asus B450-I Strix. Having the the 2 M.2 slots swayed it.
    Just spotted the GSkill RGB RAM at a decent price on Amazon today as well for a bit cheaper than the Corsair stuff. I think it looks nicer so may have to switch that as well... oh the choices!
     
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    Nice one, that's a great move in my book.
    I'm idly looking at the used market for my next ITX board, and really can't see past buying one of the Asus Strix variants exactly because they support 2 M.2 drives on board. Given enough money, a fast
    NVMe boot and working drive with larger SATA data drive both in M.2 makes for a fantastically clean and compact solution.
     
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    That's the long term goal. I have no idea what case to get to put parts in so I'll probably just stick with the Fractal case I already have. The Raijintek Ophion reviewed the other day looks nice, though.
     
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    2600 arrived yesterday, mobo and RAM should be arriving tomorrow.
    I'm really interested to see the performance difference all round from the 3770K so I'll run a bunch of tests on both and share them if anyone else is interested.
     
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    Yeah, I went for 3200MHz for that reason. I'm not sure I'll be able to push the clocks any higher but I may be able to tighten the timings.
     
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    It's all arrived! Running benchmarks now on the current rig to do some comparisons. My system is full of programs, docs, backups, more backups, games etc. so it's not far off a worst case scenario.
     
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    Interested to see comparisons with the 3770. :thumb:
     
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    Got it up and running for a bit but couldn't get Windows to activate on the new hardware, which is a pain. Swapped the old gear back in for now.
    One thing I have noticed is RGB gear adds a bunch more cables to tidy. Also, the Fractal Arc Mini does not have the appropriate cut outs for ITX motherboards, so it looked messy. I'll just have to get a new case, oh the hardship... :thumb:
    NZXT H200 fits the bill nicely, just need to decide on black or white.
     
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    normally you just phone Microsoft and go through an automated system to activate.
     

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