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May 11, 2010 2:08:42 PM

hello i am looking for a good overclock bundle.


i would do it myslef but im not lucky so im not even going to try it!


i have £500-£600

if you put overclockersuk.com what is there Warranty Period?

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May 11, 2010 6:14:45 PM

I have heard nothing about them, but why not just get the 955 be you were talking about? It will be relatively simple to overclock.
May 11, 2010 7:06:05 PM

Pro Llama said:
I have heard nothing about them, but why not just get the 955 be you were talking about? It will be relatively simple to overclock.



the only thing is i never done overclocking and i need a setup i can use, also if any parts go wrong in a overclock bundle there is a 1year Warranty
if you could fond me a overclock set up that would be amazing,
May 11, 2010 7:07:14 PM

im going to use a asus motherboard.
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May 11, 2010 7:35:29 PM

robin banks uk said:
im going to use a asus motherboard.

They are very good boards and come with good overclocking ability.
May 11, 2010 7:53:04 PM

Pro Llama said:
They are very good boards and come with good overclocking ability.




i think they come with tubo v

but you said its best to overclock in bios do you know a good vid or speck i can use?
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May 11, 2010 8:12:46 PM

robin banks uk said:
i think they come with tubo v

but you said its best to overclock in bios do you know a good vid or speck i can use?

I don’t know of any off the top of my head, but I will try to look for some later. You could get the motherboard and chip and use turbo v to start and then as you start to understand more of what is going on you can move onto doing it in the bios.
Here is a good written walk through: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-editi...

As long as you don’t put too much voltage to the chip you should be fine. This guy sounds like he is in the same boat as you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254080-29-black-editi...
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May 11, 2010 8:22:21 PM

If you're referring to overclockers.co.uk then their overclocked bundles are very good but if you upgrade the BIOS then you void warranty and support on the overclock - all the hardware still has its individual warranties though.
May 11, 2010 8:49:08 PM

LePhuronn said:
If you're referring to overclockers.co.uk then their overclocked bundles are very good but if you upgrade the BIOS then you void warranty and support on the overclock - all the hardware still has its individual warranties though.




yer as i worry too much i would be nice if you could show me some nice overclocked bundles for gaming.


thanks :) 
May 11, 2010 8:51:54 PM

also can a bios up be done buy Mistake?
May 11, 2010 9:27:48 PM

LePhuronn said:
If you're referring to overclockers.co.uk then their overclocked bundles are very good but if you upgrade the BIOS then you void warranty and support on the overclock - all the hardware still has its individual warranties though.



i have about £500-£600ish give or take for the bundles(gaming) thanks
May 11, 2010 9:40:51 PM

depends what brand are you biased on...
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May 11, 2010 11:06:19 PM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4...

That's the entire bundle category there. If you're gaming I'd look at Phenom II X4 955 and Core i5 750 bundles.

No, a BIOS update can't be done by accident you have to explicitly trigger it yourself. However a lot of these motherboards can store a backup of a BIOS or download it to a file, so I would recommend doing a backup as soon as you get the bundle so if you ever need to restore it another time (and therefore Overclockers won't know the difference) you can do so.
May 12, 2010 12:08:44 PM

LePhuronn said:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4...

That's the entire bundle category there. If you're gaming I'd look at Phenom II X4 955 and Core i5 750 bundles.

No, a BIOS update can't be done by accident you have to explicitly trigger it yourself. However a lot of these motherboards can store a backup of a BIOS or download it to a file, so I would recommend doing a backup as soon as you get the bundle so if you ever need to restore it another time (and therefore Overclockers won't know the difference) you can do so.



thanks thats what i needed also what one do you think i sould go for i want to crossfire 5700xfx on a 700w cm sp (for gaming) thanks :D 
May 12, 2010 12:17:46 PM

also will the i5 use less power but run at same speed?
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May 12, 2010 12:20:26 PM

Phenom II X4 965 bundle if you're only using 5700s in Crossfire:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU...

2 5770s give some great GPU power but I doubt you'd need a 700W PSU, and even then I wouldn't get a Cooler Master.

Have a look at a Corsair HX650 or Seasonic X-650 for some modular goodness, or Corsair TX650 - 650W is still plenty but the quality of these PSUs gives you very stable and clean power if you push things a little in the future.
May 12, 2010 1:27:09 PM

LePhuronn said:
Phenom II X4 965 bundle if you're only using 5700s in Crossfire:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU...

2 5770s give some great GPU power but I doubt you'd need a 700W PSU, and even then I wouldn't get a Cooler Master.

Have a look at a Corsair HX650 or Seasonic X-650 for some modular goodness, or Corsair TX650 - 650W is still plenty but the quality of these PSUs gives you very stable and clean power if you push things a little in the future.



it came with the case and it one of the best psu,s they do.
May 12, 2010 1:29:29 PM

also i might get abetter gpu if the i5 bundle uses less power
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May 12, 2010 1:50:20 PM

I don't think the i5 draws less power and to be honest in terms of gaming you won't see much performance difference for the extra cost of the i5.

Have a look at some benchmarks gaming between the two and see what you like the look of and make a decision form there.

As far as your PSU goes, yes the Silent Pro is one of the best that Cooler Master offer, but it's far from being one of the best that's available. I've seen too many mixed reviews on that unit to trust it, whereas everybody universally sings the praises of Corsair and Seasonic.

It's not bad by any means, but it's not great, but if you have it already then it'll be fine.
May 12, 2010 3:35:20 PM

LePhuronn said:
I don't think the i5 draws less power and to be honest in terms of gaming you won't see much performance difference for the extra cost of the i5.

Have a look at some benchmarks gaming between the two and see what you like the look of and make a decision form there.

As far as your PSU goes, yes the Silent Pro is one of the best that Cooler Master offer, but it's far from being one of the best that's available. I've seen too many mixed reviews on that unit to trust it, whereas everybody universally sings the praises of Corsair and Seasonic.

It's not bad by any means, but it's not great, but if you have it already then it'll be fine.


if i get the i5 it will use less power? so could you tell me some better gpu i could use? thanks


also will the psu run this ok
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May 12, 2010 3:51:50 PM

I honestly have no idea what the power consumption of the two CPUs are, but I doubt there's very much difference between the two.

I can recommend a lot of better GPUs but it would be redundant without knowing how much you want to spend, what games you want to play, etc. Better GPUs may also dictate which CPU you choose, and you may need to get a new PSU as well.

To make it easier for everyone, what games do you want to play, what resolution do you want to play at, what else will you do with your system and how much do you want to spend?
May 12, 2010 4:50:08 PM

well the game i was looking at is test drive unlimited 2 maybe wow,maybe cod4/mod2 and so on res well a nice one,if it looks good its fine,im not looking for ps3 graphics just somthing nice, money well £100-£400,

i will be geting a £30 card till i have the money to get a nice one.

also i will have windows 7 (64bit)


thanks
May 12, 2010 4:57:51 PM

and maybe a new psu soon... :) 
May 14, 2010 7:04:22 AM

LePhuronn said:
I honestly have no idea what the power consumption of the two CPUs are, but I doubt there's very much difference between the two.

I can recommend a lot of better GPUs but it would be redundant without knowing how much you want to spend, what games you want to play, etc. Better GPUs may also dictate which CPU you choose, and you may need to get a new PSU as well.

To make it easier for everyone, what games do you want to play, what resolution do you want to play at, what else will you do with your system and how much do you want to spend?



well the game i was looking at is test drive unlimited 2 maybe wow,maybe cod4/mod2 and so on res well a nice one,if it looks good its fine,im not looking for ps3 graphics just somthing nice, money well £100-£400,

i will be geting a £30 card till i have the money to get a nice one.

also i will have windows 7 (64bit)

and maybe a new psu soon... :)  i have got my eye on the Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular PSU its a bitt OTT but its good for upgrades
May 14, 2010 8:08:48 AM

If your that unsure about power requirments I would suggest you take it up to the next level.
I have 850 corsair, according to my calculations that is about 75w short of the max I would ever need.

Lets break it down.
For crossfire a review said it used 423 watts at full load for dual 5770.
AMD 965 uses about 250 watts at full load.
Intel i5@ 2.6gh about 200 watts.
This is all stock voltage so your looking for 673 watt minimum, and this is not including hdd/mobo etc.. to take it to a safe zone I would say get a 850 watt minimum.

Now you know the minimum i would then look at the sound db the PSU makes and make a list. Then cross out the ones that are to expensive leaving you with a short list. I would then google them and read reviews and then decide on a final product.
May 14, 2010 8:36:51 AM

PabloRSA said:
If your that unsure about power requirments I would suggest you take it up to the next level.
I have 850 corsair, according to my calculations that is about 75w short of the max I would ever need.

Lets break it down.
For crossfire a review said it used 423 watts at full load for dual 5770.
AMD 965 uses about 250 watts at full load.
Intel i5@ 2.6gh about 200 watts.
This is all stock voltage so your looking for 673 watt minimum, and this is not including hdd/mobo etc.. to take it to a safe zone I would say get a 850 watt minimum.

Now you know the minimum i would then look at the sound db the PSU makes and make a list. Then cross out the ones that are to expensive leaving you with a short list. I would then google them and read reviews and then decide on a final product.




thanks for the help on the psu. what gpu do you think i should get and cpu? i have about £900(gpu i can allway update)
May 14, 2010 8:38:39 AM

or would that pice be a bit ott for gaming? would £500-£600+psu+(gpu later do)?
May 14, 2010 10:16:26 AM

also would a 965(3.8) or i5(4.0) with a 10,000 hdd be better than a i7 with 7200 hdd
for gaming?


also the overclocksuk i5 £467bundle can i do crossfire or sli?
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May 17, 2010 1:16:18 PM

robin banks uk said:
also would a 965(3.8) or i5(4.0) with a 10,000 hdd be better than a i7 with 7200 hdd
for gaming?


also the overclocksuk i5 £467bundle can i do crossfire or sli?

For gaming you will see no difference between those 3 chips because your gpu will be the bottleneck of your system.
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