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Hey, I'm thinking of upgrading, as I recently got two gtx 260's given to me, my mobo only supports one, and it's even having problems supporting one as it's such an old mobo and I dont think my psu is up the the job either. It only supports ddr2 also (it's a gigabyte ga73pvm-s2h)

So decided to bite the bullet and upgrade, this rig will only be for gaming and I'm pretty close to exceeding my budget as it is.


Intel Core i5-2500K -£155.99

MSI Z68A-GD65-G3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard -£144 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-188-MS

OCZ ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply -£65
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-056-OC

Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3 £53.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-094-KS

Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller £44.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-037-ZA

Total £463.96

I plan on using my current hdd, and monitor, is there anything I'm missing as I don't want to order then realise I cant finish and get playing and any advice you guys can give?
 
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Thanks for the input guys, super appreciated, dropped down to that mobo and ordered.

mickyflinn, I'm just going to concentrate on building it first and I don't know much about over-clocking. But I will bear that cpu cooler In mind when I do dabble in that sort of stuff. :)
 
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YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £155.99
1 x Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £120.38
1 x Antec TruePower New Modular 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £64.98
1 x BitFenix Shinobi Gaming Case - Black £49.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B) £43.99
Total : £449.44 (includes shipping : £11.75).



Never mind...too late. Started adding the basket, then the phone went. By the time I got back, looks like you've already ordered.
+ 1 for the Gelid, very cheap decent cooler for mid range overclocks ;)
 
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Yeah I know you're right, I'll tell my Mum not to ring anymore :(
I will miss her though.

Haha :D No my fault for being impulsive, I've put off upgrading for so long, I knew I had to order asap, or I would of just put it off yet again :rolleyes:

Thanks again you guys are always so helpful on here!
 
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