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£250 gaming RAM,MOBO + CPU

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April 9, 2012 4:07:19 PM

right im looking to make a new gaming rig with the core components (cpu,ram and mobo) in a budget of around £250-275

but am having difficulty choosing which combo to get!

i want the system to last me a few years and for a graphics card ill be going for the Radeon 6870 or the gtx560ti.

right my current ideas have been along these lines!


http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z68-v-lx-s1155-inte... Asus p8z68-v lx (£75)
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http://www.cclonline.com/product/44975/BX80623I52500K/C... (£160)
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http://www.cclonline.com/product/63462/CML8GX3M2A1600C9... (£40)

however was wandering if a better mobo with more features would be better in the long run for gaming due to upgrade potential? e.g a new Z77 board and then an i5 2400 instead ?

also am i correct in assuming the sandy bridge boards and processors will drop £10/20 with the release of ivy at the end of this month ?

cheers
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April 9, 2012 5:49:47 PM

Good build. Choose between GTX560 ti/ti 448 or HD7850.

HD6870 is a little weak and they are discontinued. Although I did see one for $130 the other day.
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April 9, 2012 6:02:26 PM

Its only a few weeks till Ivy Bridge, wait as the new i5 will be at that price and not only will the CPU graphics will be better but the CPU will perform 20 - 30% better than the Sandy Bridge one.

The Z77 motherboard will be more future-proof than the Z68 one - it supports the new Ivy Bridge technologies and also supports the next generation of graphic cards which use PCI 3 - which is in the Radeon 7xxx series GPUs.
April 9, 2012 6:03:07 PM

Think ill go with the 560 then as its around the £160/170 mark and should drop a little with th release of the new ones and im not planning on buying the graphics card till mid may :)  im a noob when it comes to graphics cards, is it better to buy a pre overclocked one made my some brand or other, or is it better to buy the basic direct non overly branded model :p  as ive seen so many different 560ti!!
April 9, 2012 6:04:04 PM

Cold_War said:
Its only a few weeks till Ivy Bridge, wait as the new i5 will be at that price and not only will the CPU graphics will be better but the CPU will perform 20 - 30% better than the Sandy Bridge one.

The Z77 motherboard will be more future-proof than the Z68 one - it supports the new Ivy Bridge technologies and also supports the next generation of graphic cards which use PCI 3 - which is in the Radeon 7xxx series GPUs.

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April 9, 2012 6:05:41 PM

will the ivy bridge proccessors not be much more expensive ?
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April 9, 2012 6:44:33 PM

Cold_War said:
Its only a few weeks till Ivy Bridge, wait as the new i5 will be at that price and not only will the CPU graphics will be better but the CPU will perform 20 - 30% better than the Sandy Bridge one.

The Z77 motherboard will be more future-proof than the Z68 one - it supports the new Ivy Bridge technologies and also supports the next generation of graphic cards which use PCI 3 - which is in the Radeon 7xxx series GPUs.


It's more like 10% faster, not 20-30%. Any pricing is pure speculation till you see them on shelves.

I don't see anything more futurproof about Z77, Z68 already supports IB and PCI-E 3.0. We haven't seen any Z77 benchmarks that matter and who knows, they may be buggy. Remember s1156 with the socket meltdown issues? Remember s1155 recall for Sata issues? Intel has a history of mobo issues on release. Remember i815 rambus issues anyone?
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