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Budget SB Build - Bargain hunting.

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January 21, 2011 11:20:49 PM

Or should I say, hunted.

Anyways, I already picked up part of my build from a boxing day sale a month ago. Going to get the rest of it now, just wanted a quick look over from "professionals" since this would be my first build.

Country : Canada

Budget : $700-800

Purchase Date : Ready to pop the trigger once I get the okay.

System Use : Medium Gaming, don't need max settings.

Monitor : 1920x1080

OC : Maybe light amounts so I won't waste getting the K version.

Crossfire/SLI : Doubt it. The card I already bought seems good for me and I'll just get a new card in a year or so.

So far already bought :

Case + PSU - $70 - Antec Sonata III with 500w PSU + Extra Scythe Case fan
GPU - $100 - HIS 5770
HDD - $40 - Seagate 1TB HDD

Total : $225 after MIR

Now planning on getting :


CPU - Had been waiting on Sandy Bridge for half a year now. Not going to change my mind now.
MoBo - With that bundle deal, the ASUS Evo is the same price as the normal P8P67, so why not.
RAM - Seems pretty good.
Heatsink - Do I need this? Only planning on doing light overclocking, maybe up to 4.0Ghz from hearing how easy it is to do.

Final Price : $730~

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January 21, 2011 11:47:16 PM

+1 :) 
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January 22, 2011 1:35:31 AM

Should I spend the $20 (-10$ regular price) on the Hyper 212+ though? I'm even questioning if there's any point in me doing light overclocking. Would the extra ~1Ghz make a difference in day to day usage if I'm not even pushing my CPU anywhere near the limit? I don't want to risk the life expectancy of my CPU just for minimal performance boost.
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January 22, 2011 1:39:25 AM

Eternith said:
Should I spend the $20 (-10$ regular price) on the Hyper 212+ though? I'm even questioning if there's any point in me doing light overclocking. Would the extra ~1Ghz make a difference in day to day usage if I'm not even pushing my CPU anywhere near the limit? I don't want to risk the life expectancy of my CPU just for minimal performance boost.

You can always pick up a h/s and thermal paste later down the road when you feel like o/c. Until then just run at stock speeds.
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January 22, 2011 1:39:28 AM

+1 fine as it is looks great.
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January 22, 2011 3:37:51 AM

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January 22, 2011 3:38:00 AM

Bought. Thanks guys.
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January 22, 2011 6:16:37 AM

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