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Old 11-02-10, 06:49 PM
Hodgstar Hodgstar is offline
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cheap mobo /CPU/Memory combo

Hi, I am looking to buy Mobo, CPU/ , Memory, on the cheap for my kids computer. budget is up to about £200

I'm thinking about getting the following

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 @ 3.20GHz

Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G Intel P43 Motherboard

Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2G DDR2 PC2-8500C5 DDR2

its basically an overclocking bundle being sold here

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=339&subcat=

but i will be using my own cooler ,I am pretty sure I still have my noctua cooler from before i went water cooling in the garage so that should do.

PSU will be a generic TRUST 570w I have kicking around,

( I know I should use better but its there and I am not made of money)

Graphics will be an ATI 1950 XTX i have spare, but may well get upgraded to a 4850 i am using now as i hope to get a 5870 for my main rig soon!

case is a NZXT M59

All advice and sugestions would be greatfully recieved

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MOBO:----Biostar TPower Intel X58

CPU:------ i7 920 Cooling:- swiftech Storm.

MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 12-02-10, 12:51 AM
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you could spend a little extra money and get the newer technology too!!!

http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=BU-042-OE

1 X Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz Clarkdale overclocked to 4.00GHz!

1 X Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Intel H55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard

1 X Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2G DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)

1 X Option of Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2, Zalman CPU Watercooler or Corsair H50-1 Water CPU Cooler

£318.98 inc VAT your option was £229.99 inc VAT not £200 anyway!
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Old 12-02-10, 01:19 AM
sammytomjohn sammytomjohn is offline
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or even this bundle: athlon quad core setup!!

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 620 2.60GHz (Socket AM3) £81.99 inc VAT

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=6&subcat=803

Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £74.98 inc VAT

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-210-GI

Corsair 4GB (2X2G DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit £84.99 inc VAT

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1516

£81.99 inc VAT

£74.98 inc VAT

£84.99 inc VAT

£241.96 inc VAT your original thought was £229.99 for an extra £12 you get a nice ddr3 quad core setup!
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Old 12-02-10, 09:27 AM
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Hmmm some very tempting options there Sammytonjohn, thanks for taking the time to look for me.

I may have to call an emergency meeting with the Domestic Finance Minister (the wife) to see if the budget for the kids PC can be stretched without impinging on the other important projects, ie the new graphics card and water block i am after.
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MOBO:----Biostar TPower Intel X58

CPU:------ i7 920 Cooling:- swiftech Storm.

MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 12-02-10, 10:09 AM
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I'd recommend a AMD set up if its budget. (IMO)
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Old 12-02-10, 12:20 PM
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get the i3 530 if money can stretch, it is supposed to overclock like a dream aswell. Or look at the AMD x2 that can be unlocked to gain an other core or two.
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Old 12-02-10, 03:46 PM
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the emergency meeting with the Domestic Finance Minister went very well! have gone for the

*OVERCLOCKED* Intel Core i3 530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz @ 4.00GHz / Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Intel H55 Motherboard / Corsair 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz DDR3 Bundle

from overclockers, thanks for the advice
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MOBO:----Biostar TPower Intel X58

CPU:------ i7 920 Cooling:- swiftech Storm.

MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 12-02-10, 05:11 PM
sammytomjohn sammytomjohn is offline
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lol
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1tb f1 spinpoint, toughpowers 1200w psu

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Old 12-02-10, 05:39 PM
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My DFM says "NO"
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Old 12-02-10, 07:53 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Msm2'
My DFM says "NO"
haha tony!

on another note i would have gone with the amd setup!!
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