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Blogs The Easy Core i3 Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cutter McJ1b, 15 Jan 2010.

  1. Cutter McJ1b

    Cutter McJ1b Home-cut jibs at discount Prices

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  2. okenobi

    okenobi New Member

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    Yes, it's cheap. But I wouldn't buy from OcUK. I still think a 530 with the P55-UD2 is a smart way to go, as there's room for an i5/i7 in the future.

    I would also still like to see some numbers on i3-530 vs AMD Phenom II X2 550BE as budget options.

    If Scan were to offer a bundle with a similar overclock and a Fenrir - that could well interest me.
     
  3. Unknownsock

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    Well you can ask them to change certain partsd, such as a fenrir, not sure about memory but possibly.
    I live next CCL but ocuk just cant be beat in price most of the time imo.
     
  4. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    That is around the same price I got my i7 motherboard/CPU/RAM/cooler for.
    It was most definitely second hand, the stepping is the older sort and the motherboard is a bit suspect but I would go for second hand faster over new, slower components any day.
     
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    OCuk sell pretty good bundle's and although I'm an AMD user, I think that is quite a bundle with out-of-store oc, you still got guarantee of that from OCuk although the manufacturer is gone. Pretty sweet actually
     
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    thats pretty bold. bringing 4ghz to the entry level. that takes the fun (and stress :worried: ) out of doing it yourself though.

    @okenobi - i dont think we'll see that comparison because nehalem is so much better than K10.5 and 550BE are only $30 or so cheaper than i3-530's.
     
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    It would still be interesting to see how far ahead it was compared to the 550BE
     
  9. woodss

    woodss Yes Louis Wu

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    when they first started ocUK was a bit of a pain for me, but only in that 2 deliveries took 1 week each. But this was years ago and now they are flawless from my last few years using them, id rate them everytime.
     
  10. okenobi

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    Well my bad experiences were a while ago too, but that kind of rep is hard to improve. Especially when the people you're now happy with haven't messed up yet.
     
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    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Is it my imagination, or are the same combination of parts available from Scan for £42 less? in these forums I'd say that much of a variance is relevant!
     
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