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Old 10-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thinking of getting a new computer but been out of the game for a bit need some help

CPU - $227 i5 2500k
MOBO - $117 ASUS P8P67-LE-V3
HDD - $55 2TB Samsung
Optical - $24 Asus DVD-RW
RAM - $37 2x2Gb G.Skill Ripjaws
GPU - $258 Gigabyte 6950 1GB
PSU - $112 650W Corsair TX650
HSF - $59 Noctua NH-U9B-SE2
Total so far: $889

Still needed:
Case
KB/Mse?
Monitor?
OS?
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Default Re: Thinking of getting a new computer but been out of the game for a bit need some help

My 2 cents:

Case, check out the Cooler Master HAF 922 or AeroCool Black Hawk.
Ram, for roughly $25 more you can get 8GB.
Either upgrade the motherboard to at least the P8P67 (non-LE), or ditch the aftermarket HSF.
The P8P67 LE isn't very good for overclocking, so not really necessary to upgrade from stock cooling.
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I chucked in the aftermarket HSF because it works really, really well and it's quiet as a whisper.
The Mobo isn't very good for overclocking yeah, I just figured he'd be putting a small OC on not going for any records/benchmarks. If you are though, Roark's right get a different mobo. If you're only looking to put a few hundred Mhz extra on there, then it'll do fine IMO.
Ram? Yeah it's cheap as chips these days, grab moar if you want it! No reason not to I guess just make sure you've got enough clearance with the HSF if you're gonna be putting ram modules in the slot closest to the cpu.
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im going for the nzxt phantom from www.aria.co.uk, big case, lots of connections and bays and looks great
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