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New System - Around £600 Advice Required Please.

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May 3, 2011 1:21:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Soon!, This week Most likely)

Budget Range: (£600)s

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, 3D software (Maya / UDK)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD, Case,PSU)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Ebuyer, Scan, or other UK websites) Have free delivery with Ebuyer atm (next day)

Country of Origin: (UK)

Over clocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Hey guys, I'm after a new system now as mine is very dated and am wondering whether to purchase the following this week, or wait it out a couple of weeks for new products.

OLD PSU - Arctic Power 700W PSU - 4x SATA 1x PCI-Express
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124927

MotherBoard - Asus P8P67 Pro R3 P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard 260185 £140.90
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260185

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 251596 £164.46
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Socket 775, 1156,1155 AM2, 1366, AM3 Processor Cooler 245376 £21.33

RAM G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) [F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

GPU Sapphire HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/247611

Many thanks in advance on new suggestions etc, I would also prefer a Nvidia card if there is an equal or other make as I have had bad experience with ATI Cards.
May 3, 2011 3:41:04 PM

Cool thanks mate, yeah decided to go ahead with your last advice on the graphics card xD
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May 3, 2011 3:45:50 PM

Also would you recommend the GTX 560Ti over the others?
May 3, 2011 5:09:34 PM

Doesn't the HD 6870 need two 6pin PCI-E cables?
May 3, 2011 5:30:32 PM

Am not to fussed about the Gcard atm can purchase it after I currently have Radeon HD 5770. Just wanted to get your advice on the other bits, but you don't think on the CPU / Ram / Mboard I can get any better for my cash ? :) 
May 3, 2011 6:01:00 PM

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/261255 £131.43 inc. vat Free Delivery
Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3 1155 Socket 7.1 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D... £75.36 inc. VAT
8GB Mushkin Blackline LV #996995 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.5v Lifetime Warranty

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc... £159.95 inc. VAT
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Fans%2C+Heats... £17.10 inc. VAT
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/255699 £189.99 inc. vat Free Delivery
MSI GTX 560 TWIN FROZR II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Total: £573.83 inc. vat

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx560_twin... <----- review/benchmarks of that MSI 560

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards in it's class

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <---- Asrock two year warranty

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard
May 3, 2011 7:12:12 PM

I would hold on until summer for a new video card.
May 3, 2011 7:46:06 PM

Thank you very much Why_Me so in your opinion to would you go for what you listed there or hold out for a little longer.

Also everything you've listed is a lot better than what I put as im not to fussed if i go a bit over my budget if I get something a lot better...
May 3, 2011 7:51:38 PM

Also I thought that the RipJawsX was better than the RAM you listed because of the voltage thing?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

8-8-8-24 2N RipJawX V 9-9-9-24 Mushkin Blackline ?

I'm not to knowledgeable on how it all works 100% just advice i was told from Mosox I believe.
May 3, 2011 8:13:29 PM

hearmenow said:
Also I thought that the RipJawsX was better than the RAM you listed because of the voltage thing?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

8-8-8-24 2N RipJawX V 9-9-9-24 Mushkin Blackline ?

I'm not to knowledgeable on how it all works 100% just advice i was told from Mosox I believe.

You want low voltage RAM (1.5v or less) for these 1155 mobo's. Both that G.SKill and Mushkin or low voltage (1.5v) RAM. It's on and below that link I posted for that Mushkin RAM @ Aria PC.
May 3, 2011 8:16:57 PM

hearmenow said:
Thank you very much Why_Me so in your opinion to would you go for what you listed there or hold out for a little longer.

Also everything you've listed is a lot better than what I put as im not to fussed if i go a bit over my budget if I get something a lot better...

I would go ahead and get that build I posted and then later on if and when you decide to SLI (add another of those MSI 560's), get a decent 750w psu like this one down below.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... £67.91 inc. VAT
XFX Pro Series 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Single Rail
May 3, 2011 8:22:27 PM

awesome mate, thanks very much for your help probably go ahead and do that. Nothing worth holding out for that you know of then?
May 3, 2011 9:15:08 PM

the new z68 chipset is supposed to come out next week
May 3, 2011 9:19:51 PM

Ah just ordered the P67, Can always return it / cancel if you think it's better to wait out for the Z68. apparently is only a few quid more than the P67.
May 3, 2011 9:21:05 PM

They seem better to me, I am waiting on them to come out so more info can be obtained myself.. tom's has some article
May 3, 2011 9:23:37 PM

Know what the difference is, have no idea when it come's to Motherboards lol.
May 3, 2011 9:24:16 PM

hearmenow said:
Ah just ordered the P67, Can always return it / cancel if you think it's better to wait out for the Z68. apparently is only a few quid more than the P67.

The Z68 boards won't have much affect on gamers. If this was a build for gaming and video encoding then it might help...
May 3, 2011 9:30:49 PM

Ah, so not worth swapping it over when it's released then, not gonna build it any time soon till handed uni work in.
I do 3D modelling so would the Z68 help in that department?
May 3, 2011 9:43:51 PM

z68 should be perfect for your 3d work
May 3, 2011 10:20:27 PM

Not to much difference init though?
Can always keep it boxed and send it back if it's a massive upgrade? or even if it's worth to get it?
May 3, 2011 10:21:34 PM

It won't make a huge difference for games, but will help with 3d rendering immensely
May 3, 2011 10:23:43 PM

Ah ok thanks, Probably best that I swap it then. Everything else should fit in it right?
May 4, 2011 4:21:12 AM

Yea
May 4, 2011 10:25:27 AM

Got the p67 in my room as I couldnt cancel it last night.... Really just wanna put it together >.<. But the Z68 seems a lot better, do you know if it also has this Asrock AIWI function too?.

Graphics card is bit of a beast as well. you guys know of anywhere I can seel my old parts still have a sapphire HD 5770 that I bought not to long ago worth around 100pound as well as a Phenom CPU.
May 4, 2011 12:45:30 PM

Ebay perhaps? Not really sure on that front.. I generally use my hardware until its fossilized lol

I'd reccomend sending back the p67 and waiting a week or two, but thats really up to you
May 4, 2011 1:34:58 PM

Yeah am defiantly gonna send it back and get the Z68. Seems better all round and not much more price wise. Plus it's nice having something that's just been released.
May 4, 2011 1:36:27 PM

also you ordered from Aria.co.uk before, asking for me to send proof of address, driving lesson etc to there security. Never had that before when ordering something online... =/
May 11, 2011 7:08:53 AM

what's the difference lol =/
May 11, 2011 7:11:35 AM

hearmenow said:
what's the difference lol =/

The price. Paying less is better yes ?
May 11, 2011 7:13:57 AM

is only 4quid less, can't see the difference in them though
May 11, 2011 7:16:31 AM

they are the same? it's pretty much asus or gigabyte?
May 11, 2011 7:21:55 AM

nvm one you linked is far superior. cheers!
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