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    Won a kit guru competition however

    Have just recently won a kitguru competition as per here

    Winner of Asus Sabertooth Z97/GTX760 DCUII and Seasonic Platinum 860W! | KitGuru

    Am ecstatic still but just a post to see if anyone had anything going that I could purchase as I literally do not have any pc parts etc to make this into a full pc

    Obviously need a cpu, cooling whether factory heat sink n fan or water cooling, RAM, at least a hard drive , an atx case, optical drive and or a screen and anything else ie thermal paste etc etc

    Failing that any suggestions just to get me up and running ??

    Thanks

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    So you need essentially a new pc? Lol. I may have some bits laying around during. Will have a hunt when I get the chance.

    Congratulations though...never known anyone to win one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    an atx case
    Corsair Carbide SPEC-01 for 29.99?

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    Check out the new Pentium G3420 which should be arriving shortly. This is a budget processor that should slot straight into your shiny new board, but when paired with a discrete card should give you very similar performance in gaming to processors costing 150 more. If you use it for certain compute heavy tasks it'll be slower, but should be a great chip. If you can't wait, the G3220 is the current model, but this is multiplier locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Check out the new Pentium G3420 which should be arriving shortly.
    You're not thinking of the Pentium G3258 are you? This is the model number for the overclockable "Anniversary Edition".

    The G3420 is already available.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...x-ratio-retail

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    Won a kit guru competition however

    Now just for same ram , a hdd and an optical drive and a screen ( although for now can use my telly aka hd tv )

    Can get a better cpu etc etc later on

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    I wouldn't bother with an optical drive if all you are going to use it for is installing an OS. Just get an 8GB USB flash drive for 3 or so.

    Put the money saved towards the RAM.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(...1-11-11-30-15v

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    www.dabs.com/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-vengeance-black-performance-desktop-memory-kit-79V4.html
    Last edited by Arthur; 4th June 2014 at 11:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You're not thinking of the Pentium G3258 are you? This is the model number for the overclockable "Anniversary Edition".

    The G3420 is already available.
    Of course I am! Bloody Intel model numbers, almost as bad as Nvidia's rebadging of old parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I wouldn't bother with an optical drive if all you are going to use it for is installing an OS. Just get an 8GB USB flash drive for 3 or so.

    Put the money saved towards the RAM.

    Corsair Memory Desktop 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 11 Dual Channel Desktop - CMV8GX3M2A1600C11 - Scan.co.uk

    or

    www.dabs.com/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-vengeance-black-performance-desktop-memory-kit-79V4.html
    Need a seperate screen - being told by the better half I cant use the telly lol

    Any chance you could put a list of links to the relevant items together in one post ( which out of those 2 links is the better one ) as would prefer to purchase the faster / better RAM and get the CPU you linked to , One hard drive for the time being to use for booting and data storage etc so will no doubt need to be a 1tb WD Black or something similar

    Again can always upgrade parts later on when I have more money etc so CPU / RAM / Hard drives or SSD's etc etc including the H100i can all be gotten later on.

    Thanks @Arthur / @nephilim and everyone else

    Also if Carl manages to dig out anything I could have / use etc that would be great

    Also on the RAM what CL do I need / can I use etc as see there is CL9 / CL10 etc etc

    Ref the screen am sure iiyama do 24" screens for not too much money but then am not sure on which screens are good or not etc etc
    @ICTDirect_Dave has been in contact with myself ref a keyboard / mouse and a Kingston SSD - have PM'ed him to ask how much for these so may well get these for the time being ( depending on cost and how long he wants to keep them for ) ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    So you need essentially a new pc? Lol. I may have some bits laying around during. Will have a hunt when I get the chance.

    Congratulations though...never known anyone to win one.
    Thanks Carl - I got an email and was like nah , someone's winding me up etc, then saw the post by kitguru on there site and gotten 2 out of the 3 parts yesterday so got the GPU and power supply

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    Try to stick to at most CL 9 at 1.5V for DDR3 1600MHz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Try to stick to at most CL 9 at 1.5V for DDR3 1600MHz.
    Why do you say that ?

    Link to the motherboard on dabs ( Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1 which I have won )

    Asus Z97 Sabertooth Motherboards - dabs.com

    Shows as supporting 1866 DDR3 etc etc - as per the bottom of the below image

    Won a kit guru competition however-sabertooth_01.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    ref a keyboard / mouse and a Kingston SSD
    Avoid the V300.

    An Update to Kingston SSDNow V300: A Switch to Slower Micron NAND AnandTech


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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Why do you say that ?
    By all means, go for faster RAM if you can. What I meant was CL9 is the highest CAS latency I would spec on default voltage 1600MHz RAM. If you go for 1866MHz, you will probably be looking at CL11, etc. You can find some budget sticks that can get either the higher frequencies or lower latencies by upping the voltage, but I'd avoid this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    By all means, go for faster RAM if you can. What I meant was CL9 is the highest CAS latency I would spec on default voltage 1600MHz RAM. If you go for 1866MHz, you will probably be looking at CL11, etc. You can find some budget sticks that can get either the higher frequencies or lower latencies by upping the voltage, but I'd avoid this.
    What would your suggestions be if I went for an 8gb kit ( 2 * 4gb ) or a 16gb kit so ( 2 * 8gb )

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