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Final Checks on Build -Advice?-

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June 20, 2011 10:02:25 PM

Hey guys new to the forum, and posted up a budget build the other day, went over budget but this is the result after a very brilliant effort and help from 2 forum members.

Just thought i'd post a final spec to see if any of you have any advice on anything at all?
Questions I have are:
How overclockable is the motherboard/processor? Not planning to go stupid, but 4ghz would be nice.
The guys told me 500w should be fine, but just a query, is it at the peak so to say? If that makes any sense...

Finally, the GPU is a "black edition" which the guys said basically means it has been overclocked a little (if i remember correctly) however i found a better deal but it doesnt state black edition, and I just wanted to check if the performance would be exactly the same or the black edition would be faster?

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...


PC Spec

CPU:156.18 - Intel CPU Core i5 2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor OEM. Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...

GPU:£131.62 - XFX HD 6780 Black Ed. +Shogun 2 game. Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-black-46...

MOBO:68.82 - Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3 Motherboard. Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68a-d3-inte...(x16)-ddr3-1866-2133-sata-3gb-s-raid-atx

PSU:£43.78 - Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXUK 500W Power Supply (PSU) Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-cmpsu-500cx...

Ram:£37.00 - G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Module CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V Link: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264748

HDD:£29.98 - 500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ. Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-spinpoint-...

Case:£28.71 - Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case. Link: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779

Cooling:£15.99 - Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus. Link: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11718775/Cooler-Master-Hy...

DVD Drive:£14.99 - Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x DVD±R, 12xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 SATA, Black, OEM. Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ad-5260s-0b-24x-dvd...
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Product+Delivery:£538.24


Thanks alot for the help guys, the forum has been fantastic so far for me!
June 20, 2011 11:02:33 PM

another question you may be able to help me with is how these compare;


RAM: 4GB Mushkin Blackline #996659B (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Module CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX) [KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX]

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXUK 500W Power Supply (PSU) vs Antec High Current Gamer 620W Power Supply
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