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March 22, 2012 4:47:37 PM

This is the setup i would like to build using parts from my old pc (Ram,Case etc..) I had a post which i forgot about last month but budget increased alittle so thought i'd post again :) 

CPU:
i5 2500k
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...


Powersupply:
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


Cooler:
Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler (754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/775/1155/1156/1366) [CNPS 10X Quiet ]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...


Compound:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) [AS5-3.5G]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=AC...

Questions are.. Will it work? lol Is this worth £390 and will it last 3year (Will that motherboard allow overclocking?)

Also will i see an improvement from a AMD 1055T 2.8ghz setup?

Thankyou!

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March 22, 2012 4:52:34 PM

Bump321 said:
This is the setup i would like to build using parts from my old pc (Ram,Case etc..) I had a post which i forgot about last month but budget increased alittle so thought i'd post again :) 

CPU:
i5 2500k
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...


Powersupply:
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


Cooler:
Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler (754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/775/1155/1156/1366) [CNPS 10X Quiet ]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...


Compound:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) [AS5-3.5G]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=AC...

Questions are.. Will it work? lol Is this worth £390 and will it last 3year (Will that motherboard allow overclocking?)

Also will i see an improvement from a AMD 1055T 2.8ghz setup?

Thankyou!


It will work and it should last 3 or more year just find. The biggest thing is make sure the old RAM is compatible with that motherboard. Go onto the motherboard website and check the memory compatibility list.
March 22, 2012 5:16:33 PM

It's

Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory 8GB CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.cclonline.com/product/54717/CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9...

I believe it will work

Also i'm using a Nvidia GTX 560ti requires a 550W power supply and i'm almost sure the Corsair 650w is a decent make so should be fine with room for overclocking?
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March 22, 2012 5:21:08 PM

Yea it should work fine. I have a similar motherboard (GA-Z68UD4-B3) paired with Corsair Vengeance and it works fine. I would still check real fast on the motherboard manufactures website jus to make sure but it should be fine.
March 22, 2012 5:22:52 PM

I dont think it's listed i done a search on the page and came back with no results however it does state that not all models are listed?
March 22, 2012 5:25:33 PM

My last question would be... Ivy core is released on the 29th of april should i wait? People are guessing it's a 10% increase in performance at best and i'm not 2 worried about the extra Power/heat the sandybridge apparently uses/causes... My current CPU is struggling so really if it's not a HUGE increase or atleast worth the price they'l most likely be i'll just buy the i5 sb
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March 22, 2012 5:28:38 PM

Yea there are probably thousands of different DDR3 RAM models out there at different speeds and timings. It would probably be impossible for a motherboard company to test every single make and model and speed out there. Like I said I think it will be fine. When I was looking at Vengeance for my motherboard I was told by RamGuy on the Corsair forums that the Vengeance is compatible with most of the recent Intel Chipsets and motherboards.
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March 22, 2012 5:32:29 PM

Bump321 said:
My last question would be... Ivy core is released on the 29th of april should i wait? People are guessing it's a 10% increase in performance at best and i'm not 2 worried about the extra Power/heat the sandybridge apparently uses/causes... My current CPU is struggling so really if it's not a HUGE increase or atleast worth the price they'l most likely be i'll just buy the i5 sb


How much of a rush are you in to get this computer built? If you can wait then I would say wait until Ivy Bridges is released and see what the benchmarks say about it's performance.
March 22, 2012 5:35:35 PM

It's getting to the point where I'm totally CPU bottlenecked and it's causing lag stutters... Due to my motherboard being a total load of **** I am unable to overclock my current 1055T as it was bought as a bundle o.O with a cruddy £30 board?!?!


Playing Starcraft 2 i get really bad FPS about 1/2 into a game and viewing the map at unexplored areas cause stutters... Using a GTX 560ti i can only asume it's the CPU as it sits at 90-100% on 2 cores.. (SC2 is limited to 2cores)
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March 22, 2012 5:37:47 PM

It's up to you but if you are having that many problems then maybe you should just get a 2500k and overclock it as much as possible.
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