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    Default For Sale - PC Parts

    Son has decided to use his bonus.

    ASUS mATX P7H55-M MB
    Intel i5 750 CPU @2.67Ghz, Lynfield
    2 x 2Gb Kingston RAM + 2 x 4GB Gskill (heatsink covered) RAM = 12GB
    Gigabyte (I think) HD 7970 GPU

    Offers?
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    Default Re: For Sale - PC Parts

    sold
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    That was easy! Nice one...
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    Yes.
    And guess who gets to do the rebuild?? Sigh, it's not the hardware I mind, it's all the fluffing about with his junk on the existing one.
    Couple hours build, day and a half messing with boring software.



    ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo 8GB Video Card - TURBO-GTX1080-8G $969.00
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64/32 Bit Operating System USB Version - KW9-00017 $169.00
    Lucky Dip - Xmas 2017 LUCKYDIP $0.00
    $20 Playtech Digital Gift Card $0.00
    Intel Core i7 7700K Kaby Lake Quad Core 4.2GHz LGA1151 Desktop CPU 82801 $499.00
    Intel i7 2017 Q4 Skylake K CPU Game Bundle - Assassins Creed: Origins + Total War: Warhammer 2 - Redeem with Master Key https://starterpack.intel.com/ (Ends 31/01/2018) $0.00
    SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB 2.5" SATA3 SSD SDSSDA-120G-G27 $99.00
    ASUS PRIME B250M-PLUS LGA 1151 Micro ATX Motherboard $145.00

    Grand Total (Excl.Tax) $1,635.66
    GST $245.34
    Grand Total (Incl.Tax) $1,881.00



    1 x 8GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 Ram (Desktop Memory) $133.99
    1 x 8GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 Ram (Desktop Memory) $133.99

    Thank you for shopping at Mighty Ape!
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    Nice - shame the budget didn't stretch to a nice NVMe SSD.

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDD...D-RWMax-3200MB

    Little odd going for an unlocked processor, but not a Z270 mainboard? I know there's a small improvement with the unlocked processor over the locked one, but it's not really worth the extra $$. (Last time I looked anyway, maybe the price difference is less than it used to be.)

    What cooler are you going to run? As the 7700K won't come with a heatsink...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Nice - shame the budget didn't stretch to a nice NVMe SSD.

    Little odd going for an unlocked processor, but not a Z270 mainboard?
    What cooler are you going to run? As the 7700K won't come with a heatsink...
    Samsung? Nah.....he's lucky I selected an SSD at all, he didn't really care.
    CPU, who cares again. Well, within reason, he hasn't a clue, he just wants decent enough without costing a fortune.


    I did this based on A)Budget B)Availability, took me ages actually because the original selection done a few weeks ago, out of stock, so going back to Toms rankings and price, and reputable shops, thats why.

    In fact no-one seemed to have ram, tried all over the place, really expensive stuff, yes, cheaper, not so much.
    (Avoiding complete rubbish of course)

    My suppliers were out of stock on a lot of things, plus my buy price is rubbish now because I don't use them regularly anymore.
    Don't care about board so long as it;'s compatible, has enough ram slots and is a decent warranty.
    The rest - meh.

    This is SONS PC, not mine.

    Well, arse....no cooler? What would you suggest then? I would have left it at the standard boxed HSF arrangement. he won't want to spend money on that.
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    Those Samsung SSDs are awesome.... but a cheap SSD is still much much better than no SSD for sure.

    RAM prices are totally out of control at the moment. Whole combination of reasons why. Something to do with a new NAND manufacturing process, SSD popularity, phones using LPDDRx now, and probably the manufacturers creaming it cause they can.

    Yeah, all the unlocked processors don't come with a heatsink anymore - the standard heatsink really isn't up to the task of cooling them properly and are loud as anything if used anyway, most people who are buying a processor at that level will be using their own cooling solution - either a liquid cooler of some sort, or a larger air cooler.

    The i7-7700 has a TDP of 65w, where the 7700K is 91w. The stock cooler will be *just* ok with the 7700, but not the 7700K.

    Something like a CoolerMaster Hyper212 X is a good option for a lower end air cooler. They're pretty good actually.

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/FAN...-120mm-new-Sma
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    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Those Samsung SSDs are awesome.... but a cheap SSD is still much much better than no SSD for sure.

    RAM prices are totally out of control at the moment. Whole combination of reasons why. Something to do with a new NAND manufacturing process, SSD popularity, phones using LPDDRx now, and probably the manufacturers creaming it cause they can.

    Yeah, all the unlocked processors don't come with a heatsink anymore - the standard heatsink really isn't up to the task of cooling them properly and are loud as anything, most people who are buying a processor at that level will be using their own cooling solution - either a liquid cooler of some sort, or a larger air cooler.

    Something like a CoolerMaster Hyper212 X is a good option for a lower end air cooler. They're pretty good actually.

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/FAN...-120mm-new-Sma
    hate Samsung, too many failures, albeit ages ago, but still....

    He didn't ask for an HDD, I decided that cause his C: is so old I'm amazed it isn't dead. 11 years!!! Told him it's going in the bin.
    He has big D: and E: HDDs...already.

    He can amend those some time later on. If he cares.


    Anyway, just as well you said. I rang them and changed the CPU.
    And then they said oh MB is out of stock. Oh great, wasn't when I did the order.

    So now its ASUS Strix B250-G MB

    I also won't go near PBTech, you know their rating on GPforums is the pits? And it was when I first dealt with them, way back when they had their first shop.
    Then a few years ago, tried again with a customer. What a prick that was! Ended up in yet another Dispute.
    So bugger PBtech.
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    Good to hear.

    Would have been bad times when the CPU turned up with no cooler.

    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us...rocessors.html

    That's a list of all the Intel processors that don't ship with heatsinks.
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    Default Re: For Sale - PC Parts

    Good build, but is there a reason not to go for the new 8 series CPUs? Even the 8400 can match the gaming performance of a 7700K and it has 2 extra cores.
    I know the motherboards are more expensive but personally I think it's worth it. Too late now perhaps but worth considering for anyone else planning a new build.

    I'm planning a new build next year when my PC turns 3 and I turn 50, will definitely be going for at least 6 cores.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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