Help with my new build/parts please my MDL chums :)

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by QuantumBug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Well, the time has come to upgrade my PC and basically want to know a good combo of processor, ram and motherboard.

    CPU has to be an i5 3.3GHz or greater, advice on chipset and socket please? 1155 or 2011?

    Good motherboard? sturdy, stable and able to handle a lot.

    RAM, good for gaming and multitasking is a must, with high speeds/

    Looking to spend £600 on the set, I already have an 800 Watt PSU, decent graphics and case. I'm in the UK and will likely be shopping on eBuyer or Overclockers.
     
  2. ELiTEFX

    ELiTEFX MDL Novice

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    Well, 600 pounds =942.118830556 Can so go the 1155 route. That's about what it will cost you for proc, board and ram if you're into the i7 highend stuff. If you win the lottery go for Socket 2011......:cool:
     
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  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @The Dev: I've been tweaking the ASUS MoBo and it's running pretty nice so far. The on board graphics are slow, but good enough for my needs.

    In Windows Performance Information, CPU: 7.7,RAM: 7.8, Graphics: 6.6 (for both)

    I have an old Maxtor SATA II drive, so my overall index is 5.5.
    I'm sure it'll get better when I drop the SSD in.;)

    ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO $240.00 USD
    INTEL I7 3.5 GHZ Quad Core Extreme unlocked (LGA 1155) $340.00 USD
    BALISTIX RAM (8GBX4) $59.00 USD each.

    CPU and RAM from NewEgg.
    MoBo from Amazon.

    Hope this helps.
    :Miki.

    P.S. I'm not doing any overclocking at all. :)
     
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  4. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    You could get the 2600k, my personal choice for motherboards is gigabyte, for me, asus has had too may qc issues of late. 8 gigs of ram is plenty, unless your are rendering etc. Make sure your ram is rated for 1.5 v. I do like gskill.
     
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  5. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Thanks everyone :)

    So is it worth getting a Sandybridge or Ivybridge processor, I know the Ivybridge is newer and only slightly better. Does it even matter?
     
  6. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #6 QuantumBug, Sep 3, 2012
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    Right my list is as follows and will be ordering tomorrow.

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3
    Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) LGA1155
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 -PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
    Solid state: Samsung 128GB SSD 830 SATA 6Gb/s - Read = 520 Mb/s Write = 320Mb/s

    Some parts from my old build are staying as they're quite new and up-to-date. I think all the above should do for development + gaming.

    If anyone can suggest any changes feel free.

    EDIT: Nope, going for socket LGA2011 now =/
     
  7. c-dan

    c-dan MDL Member

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    Agree! :spoton: :smile3:

     
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