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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Custom PC build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvi View Post
    Editing post is not working anymore, how weird.
    PSU = 62.98 instead, cause I changed it in the end

    TOTAL: £ 557.73

    Should give you the option as well to get the GTX 770 if you want
    ^^

    MoBo for £80~, older but I think it has everything I need (and leaves the option of going SLI)
    i5 3359P for £130~ best value CPU I could find (according to a few comparison reviews)

    I'ma spend a week seeing if I can get em cheaper, but pretty close to what you found for me ^^

    My other option is this AMD board (£70~) with AMD FX-6300 £80

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    Yep, I was basically just finding the Amazon prices and links to the components Blade named earlier
    I would go for an intel CPU for sure tho People seem to be a lot happier about those.
    I have the i5 2500K (mistake in earlier post sorry) with an older version of the MoBo I linked and I'm very very happy about it.
    Last edited by Elvi; Saturday, 22nd March 2014 at 10:13.

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    We had AsRock MoBo is the shop. and we stoped selling them because we got over 70% of them back and 40% of them back second time :s just a heads up

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    and that was the z67 and z77 chipset boards. dont know about anything newer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    We had AsRock MoBo is the shop. and we stoped selling them because we got over 70% of them back and 40% of them back second time :s just a heads up

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    and that was the z67 and z77 chipset boards. dont know about anything newer
    I figure at least some of that is people's own stupidity.
    I've dealt with straight up broken hardware in the past and got past it with a little ingenuity, so a temperamental board doesn't phase me too much.
    I don't tend to buy things without looking at at least 2 reviews and a few comparisons, and I always browse the low star reviews on amazon to see what problems people have.

    I had wanted the i5 in the first place, until I saw I could get a genuinely solid discount on the alternative.
    If I take it a little slow, I should be able to find a deal for the better hardware.

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    The i5 is great and if you later add a h100 water cooler (case allowing) you can overclock the shit out of it to extend the life of the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endangerment View Post
    The i5 is great and if you later add a h100 water cooler (case allowing) you can overclock the shit out of it to extend the life of the system.
    only if you get the more expensive unlocked multiplier K editions right? no idea what the P means

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    I've had an AMD FX 8120 CPU for over a year now.
    Stock speed is 3.1 ghz iirc but had it running at just over 4ghz for 12 months with a £10 cooler on it.
    It is good enough for 12 hour sessions of Planetside 2 which is a pretty decent benchmark imo.
    Looking at the Scan website I see the AMD FX 6350 with a stock speed of 3.9 for less than £100, my guess is that will comfortably run at 4.5 with a budget cooler on it.
    As far as I know (correct me if necessary) AMD multi coring works better than Intel multi coring as it shares less hardware. So if you can get a high end ghz like 4.5 AND have better multi core performance for a lot less money, why would you buy intel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeskibobs View Post
    As far as I know (correct me if necessary) AMD multi coring works better than Intel multi coring as it shares less hardware
    Do you have a source to back this up, as I've not heard of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeskibobs View Post
    why would you buy intel?
    Stability and reliability.
    Like it or not, AMD is hit and miss, and there's a reason intel remains dominant :P

    I'm sure I could live with it either chipset though, I'm not a pessimist :3

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    Well, as far as I know the i5 is still the most used in almost all the builds.
    Since it is just that good

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