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Old 08-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah agreed, Scan is the preferred etailer...

So, people's views on this system? Worth the money?
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Yup, it's basically what I'd tell you to get anyway (except for the mobo, though if it runs stable at 4.5GHz then it should be fine).
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Bad motherboard? Or just not worth the price or just more worth getting the higher priced one..?
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The motherboard is fine. That it can run the CPU at 4.5GHz shows that.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Coooool. Right, so I'm really having troubles on deciding if it's worth to do which of the following:

- Buy this overclocked system (the 2nd mobo and 8gb of ram) for ~£390
- or buy the same components from different suppliers, although not overclocked or pre-installed for ~£325
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For a £65 difference it's definitely worth doing it yourself. It's very easy to overclock Sandy Bridge CPUs, and we can always help you out. I'd put the extra money on a better CPU cooler and getting an Asus P8P67 Pro mobo.

i.e. these components
CPU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
RAM http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750
Mobo http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260185
Cooler http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245376
That's got a £361.52 total, I dunno how you got it as low as £325 getting the stuff on reputable sites?
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I could get most components from Amazon directly but the Motherboard not such a trusted seller...
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That price is including the non pro Asus mobo at over £40 less though.

My real question is, is it worth the me spending more money for the 'better' motherboards? Or will the difference be insignificant?
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In some cases it's worth it, but for most people it's not. I'd say, just go for the non-Pro.
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Is this the same motherboard, I cannot quite tell and I'd like to know the difference if so.

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