(1) Several posters have posted their regreats @ buying the Non-k CPUs. Only a Small diff in price.
I hear you - no OC of CPU - But the wonderfull thing about the Human Mind - It can change. The New breed of CPUs - Mild to Mid OC is VERY easy.
(2) wait untill May 11 (possibly a few days after). The Z68 Chipset MBs should be out, combines the best of both worlds - P+H = Z
I understand the "Budget thing" bear in mind if not satisfied, and end up replacing a given component - That really sucks.
On Memory - Go for 2 x 2 gigs of ram (Bought as a Pair! not individual) There is only a little boost in performance between 4 and 8 gigs of ram. Reason for pair - Less chance of problems with memory when in daul channel mode.
And Yes ^ 2 x 4 is better. Using 2 x 2 you will max out at 8 gigs (Which is plenty for today) - but in a year or two who knows. using 2 x 4 now allows you to go to 16 if need arrises.
If you go with just 2 x 2, you can always add a pair of 4's for a total of 12 gigs.
If you go with 4 x 2 (8 gigs). to go higher you would have to remove a pair of your 2 x 2 - Not really a biggy.
April 29, 2011 8:14:45 PM
Thanks for all the replies so far! I will get 2 x 4GB of RAM and the "K" CPU, always good to try and futureproof eh?
As for the graphics card, I won a brand new HD 5750 on eBay for 60 quid, so that is a bit of a step up
It is really the SSD I need to be sure of now, are there any better alternatives to the OCZ vertex 2 in the sub £100 price range?