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Hi guys, I'm looking at buying a new motherboard, CPU and RAM for my main PC. I came across the CPU/mobo combo on scan.co.uk, and thought the RAM seemed a pretty good deal too. The whole lot comes …
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Hi guys,

I'm looking at buying a new motherboard, CPU and RAM for my main PC. I came across the CPU/mobo combo on scan.co.uk, and thought the RAM seemed a pretty good deal too. The whole lot comes to £451.33 including RAM. Does anyone know of any better deals? This is about the extent of my budget.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=29308
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=35571
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/plus-6GB-%283x2GB%29-Corsair-XMS3-DDR3-PC3-12800-%281600%29-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24-165V


I'm also not massively knowledgeable about computer hardware. Is there anything else I may not have considered?

Thanks for advice you can offer.

Cheers,
Pete
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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Thanks Lewman!
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>I'm also not massively knowledgeable about computer hardware. Is there anything else I may not have considered?

To take advantage of 6Gb of memory you need a 64 bit operating system.

32bit Windows for example can only "see" about 3.5Gb of memory, anything above that is a waste.

This is a full size ATX motherboard so make sure your case can take it (some small form factor cases cant take a full size ATX board).

Note there is no on-board graphics so you need a separate graphics card.
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[Edit] Removing double post
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Thanks Guilbert,

I've got a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, which I believe came with both 32bit and 64bit versions. However I took a closer look and I can't see that particular RAM speed listed on the specifications for the motherboard. Instead I'm looking at coupling it with this from eBuyer:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158578

My case is quite beefy (a Cooler Master ATCS: http://www.ukgamer.com/articles/136/1/CM_ATCS_201.html), so it should be large enough. I got a PCI-E graphics card from a post on here late last year. I can't remember what it is though.

Thanks for the advice!

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