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May 25, 2012 10:20:34 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend

Budget Range: £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet,

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, gpu

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: all from scan

Country: England

Parts Preferences: intel , corsair, asus (just well known reliable brands)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:
Monitor Resolution: 2048x1152

Additional Comments: im not sure weather to overclock and i am not going to get a graphics card until they come down in price,

DVD writer-



boot drive-




is this all okay,, is the mobo a little OTT shold i just go with the normal asus board, should i buy a decent cooler now?

Thanks in advance,


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May 25, 2012 10:57:15 PM

Do you want a graphics card? You do not have one.
I would go with the cheapest ASUS z77 mobo.
Get a cooler when you want to overclock, no reason to now.
Get this ram. It is low profile.
May 26, 2012 10:22:50 AM

ill get a gpu later on,
why go with the cheaper mobo
i like the blue ram it matches the board and i dont need low profile.
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May 26, 2012 10:57:44 AM

There is very little difference between the Pro and standard versions ( i think you get an extra usb 3 internal header and one more 4 pin fan header not worth the
£20 extra).

There are blue low profile models:
You may as well get low profile but if you really like the massive heat spreaders it's your computer.

You do realise that GPU prices won't be going down for a while though? and you'll be stuck with a really underpowered system for that time.
May 26, 2012 12:29:45 PM

The one advantage of low profile ram is that sometimes ram with heat sinks does not fit with an after market cpu cooler
May 26, 2012 11:37:13 PM

if i do get a decent cpu cooler it will be the H100 so the size of heat spreaders will not matter.

The pro version of the mobo has different controllers for the hard drives is it worth the £20 extra?
May 27, 2012 3:19:03 AM

Just wondering I see you put a boot drive there, but are you going to want another drive for storage? If so what size drive would you be wanting?
May 27, 2012 12:27:55 PM

a 1TB, probs samsung, seagate or a western digital black. im just gonna wait till they come down a bit more
May 27, 2012 3:11:11 PM

i just ordered woop woop