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10 Dec 2013   #21
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

i had nothing but problems. the first board i got from them (970a-g43) had a restitution on catching fire very easily. so i tried to return it and they wouldn't accept it, and said that they don't do exchanges, returns, or RMA's. and this was before i even told them what i wanted to do. it took me 4hrs to get through too. when i asked for a manager, they said they had no manager. after that i just sold it on ebay. the other bad incident i had was with the r9 280x. that thing from MSI had such incredibly bad coil wine from it and nothing fixed it. everyone on newegg RMAed it and got the asus one. the fact of the matter is that MSI didn't recall it it either. its still for sale. so after both those incidents i just gave up with them.


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10 Dec 2013   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's a drag NOOberGOOber,
Me I've had minor issues with MSI and the issues that I have had the people I've spoken to have been very helpful. Plenty of people have stories of problems with all manufactures of computer parts, it seems like sometimes it's more a crap shoot ! I think as well where you buy your parts is as important as the parts manufactures. Like FRY's I just get the feeling that those boxes contain more recon or open box stuff and no way I'm spending good money for something that's not 100% new.
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10 Dec 2013   #23
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

i usually get all my stuff from newegg. but yea ive had a fair deal with netgear too.
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10 Dec 2013   #24
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrSH4RKYY View Post
Hey guys I wanted to know what you all think of the new PC I am hopefully going to build this will be my first build and I am unsure about the parts I have picked I intend on overclocking my CPU witch If I am being honest about I am scared haha as I have never went into my BIOS before

If you could please tell me what you think and I have also provided links to where Ill be buying the parts from

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Motherboard- MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming £125
ALTERNATE
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CPU-i5-3570k £173
Intel® i5-3570K
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CASE- Aercool xPredator White Edition £99
Aerocool S9 Pro
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CPU cooler Corsair h100i £94
Corsair H100i
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RAM-G.SKILL 8GB DDR3-1600 £52
G.Skill 8GB DDR3-1600
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NEX gold 650watt - £120.00
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-027-SS
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HDD/WD 1TB 7200rpm- £52
http://www.alternate.co.uk/Western_D...igital+Caviar_
Blue_1TB_3.5_7200rpm_SATA_6Gb-s_64MB/html/product/1013040/?
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Windows 7 Home premium- £79.00
http://www.alternate.co.uk/Microsoft...dows_7_Home_Pr
emium,_SP1,_64-bit,_1pk,_DSP,_OEM,_DVD,_DE/html/product/825250/?
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Fan contoller Scythe KAZE Master II £34
Scythe Kaze Master II
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EVGA Geforce GTX 770 ACX £340
EVGA Geforce GTX 770 ACX
I would suggest maybe you shop around to save a bit of money. is the GPU really £340 as you have stated?
Scan have it for £265.99 which is a considerable saving. - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Nvidia Graphics Card Inc Free Games - 02G-P4-2774-KR - Scan.co.uk
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10 Dec 2013   #25
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just been reading a little more of the thread, I see the Z77 Sabertooth was recommended and seeing as I have one myself I would have also recommended one, but sadly in the UK stocks of decent Asus Z77 boards have pretty much run out. Especially the Sabertooth. You will find it pretty hard to find one, the only place I can find one is Amazon it's not direct from Amazon and the seller is asking double what they should cost.
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10 Dec 2013   #26
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Yea I saw that Someone wanted £540 for one I am going to try overclockers uk and placers that do PC bundles with motherboards and CPUs people have said thats my best bet right now
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10 Dec 2013   #27
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

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10 Dec 2013   #28
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Can I ask to what degree you plan on overclocking the CPU? A lot of use get carried away with extreme overclocking, but if you plan to only overclock to say 4.2-4.4GHz then based on the lack of decent Z77 Motherboards I would suggest the latest Haswell i5 4670K, it's pretty much the same price and performs slightly better at stock than the Ivybridge you have currently selected, but won't overclock quite as far and runs a bit warmer, but with the H100i you have listed that should not be an issue.
The main reason I suggest this is because your choice of motherboards (in the UK) will be massively improved, you could choose the Z87 Sabertooth which comes in at £178.
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10 Dec 2013   #29
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrSH4RKYY View Post
You posted that while I was replying, see my post above
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10 Dec 2013   #30
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

haha well yea I am confused to a point sorry,
I will would like to overclock my CPU to 4.3GHz But I have not clue on how to overclock but then I can deal with that when I get my pc altogether lol But the motherboard I picked out the one on scan.co.uk will that be ok?? or is that a different type of board.
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