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Build Advice Bye amd Hello intel times change...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by penryn 2 hertz, 1 Aug 2012.

  1. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Right peeps..

    I am an intel noob and would like some advice on the following build.

    I really itching to get a build going so here is my list so far

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    I already have the following parts...

    .OCZ Solid 3 60gb SSD

    .Seagate 500gb HDD

    .Gelid Tranquillo cpu Cooler

    .XFX HD 5830 after market cpu cooler over clocked (will be changing this)

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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  3. Domestic_ginger

    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    I think the P67 is a bit dated now. What are you coming from?
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    cheap z77 board is around £70

    you can also get a faster cpu which is linked by mr bundle for the same price

    if your going to replace the amd 5830 then buy a cheap 560ti or wait 2 weeks for the 660 ti give or take budget amounts ect.

    id recommend the antec 100 case or the 300 if still available both easy to use cases and decent air flow. the case you have selected does not get great reviews on the sites i found it on.
     
  5. Mrmelon98

    Mrmelon98 When's a Dremel?

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    I3 2120+Z77 Mobo, other than that, cool
     
  6. fdbh96

    fdbh96 New Member

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    It might be worth waiting until a i5 and motherboard are on a today only sale, as I believe a i5 is a lot faster than a i3. Depends on budget I suppose.
     
  7. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the P67 chipset. I bought my rig before the new chipsets came out and whilst Z77 plus Ivybridge have a better memory controller. P67 is still good.

    I have an Asus P8P67. Its was the cheapest version they did. But still rock solid.

    You can pick up a Z77 Mobo for under £100. And just to also point out latest Bios for P67 Asus boards supports Ivybridge.
     
  8. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    You might as well get the Z77 motherboards if for native Ivybridge. And QuickSync. That's always nice.
     
  9. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    just get a used i7 920 an overclock it to 4ghz, still keep up with currant chips for alot lot less!!
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    X58 is a dead end, and probably won't have SATAIII though.

    I'd agree with the others. Z77.
     
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  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Sandybridge (don't even start with Ivy) would whoop Nehlam in terms of IPC any day.

    Just get Ivy with a Z77, you'll be relatively satisfied.
     

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