Asrock 2CORE1333-2.66G Motherboard including E2140 Overclocked to 2.66GHZ

    Please I want to build a gaming pc and i came across this on ebuyer. can anyone advise if this is any good. I want to spend as little as possible. also can anyone recommend a good heatsink and fan for this and a silent cheap case as well. cheers

    Asrock 2CORE1333-2.66G Socket 775 motherboard bundle including E2140 Overclocked to 2.66GHz (Faster than the Intel E4500 at stock)

    NOTE - The E2140 is on board, pre-overclocked by Asrock. This bundle is for the motherboard and processor only.


    Bundle with selected Dual Core CPU operating at 2.66GHz

    * This motherboard also supports below CPU specifications
    LGA 775 for Intel® Dual Core Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® Dual Core / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® / Celeron® D
    Compatible with all FSB1333/1066/800/533MHz CPUs except Quad Core
    Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
    Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
    Supports EM64T CPU
    ** FSB1333-CPU will operate in overclocking mode. Under this situation, PCIE frequency will also be overclocked to 115MHz.


    Northbridge: Intel® 945GC A2
    Southbridge: Intel® ICH7
    Memory - Dual Channel DDRII memory technology
    2 x DDRII DIMM slots
    Supports DDRII 667/533
    Max. capacity: 4GB*
    *Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® Vista and Windows® Vista 64-bit.


    4Mb AMI BIOS
    AMI Legal BIOS
    Supports "Plug and Play"
    ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
    Supports jumperfree
    SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support


    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0
    Max. shared memory 224MB


    7.1 CH Windows® Vista Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)


    Realtek PCIE x1 LAN 8101E
    Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
    Supports Wake-On-LAN

    Expansion / Connectivity


    1 x PCI Express x16 slot
    1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    2 x PCI slots
    1 x HDMR slot


    4 x Serial ATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No support for RAID and "Hot Plug" functions)
    1 x ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
    1 x Floppy connector
    1 x IR header
    1 x COM port header
    CPU/Chassis FAN connector
    20 pin ATX power connector
    4 pin 12V power connector
    CD in header
    Front panel audio connector
    2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)

    Rear Panel I/O

    HD 8CH I/O
    1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
    1 x VGA Port
    1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
    4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
    1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
    HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

    Other Features / Miscellaneous

    Hybrid Booster - CPU Frequency Stepless Control
    ASRock U-COP
    Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)


    Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    Floppy/ATA 100 cables
    1 x COM port bracket

    Hardware Monitor

    CPU Temperature Sensing
    Chassis Temperature Sensing
    CPU Fan Tachometer
    Chassis Fan Tachometer
    CPU Quiet Fan
    Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore

    Form Factor

    Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.0-in, 24.4 cm x 22.9 cm


    Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit compliant.


    cpu and mobo £84.99 inc VAT delivered
    and not inc heatsink and fan

    E2140 £40.89 Inc. VAT at ebuyer

    E2140 £38.48 delivered at Scan (using free delivery dodge)
    on a deal of the day, usually 2 times a week this price

    hold on...seventh son of a seventh son needs turning over to side 2...
    2 mins....

    vinyl sweeet!

    So... that means you're paying for an oem CPU and paying £46.51p for an Asrock mobo... sorry motherboard,
    (when will bill gates put in the multiple cut paste memory I keep asking for)

    £46.51p for an ASROCK crikey, its hi-grade MATX Asrock but as who ever knocked up the pairing knows the E2140 is good for over 2.9GHz in the right hands,
    getting it better than a

    it is wether the board has the cpability, there plenty of cheaper boards that will clock it's finding them out, check reviews, real reviews are good but check reviews on dabs and ebuyer etc

    short version - this CPU is a standard OEM (no cooler).
    Get a quality cooler with good PRO reviews (this time don't trust buyers review)
    trust and the like. don't scrimp if you want horsepower
    £12 OCZ vaquisher or Arctic cooling 64, size could be a factor, some use UFO coolers but watch big capacitors.
    Mobo is the factor, can you be arsed to find one cheaper... I can't (be arsed)
    'they are out there' like Fox Mulder says.
    If £97 is ok for the pairing and you like the ease then it's ok,
    but if you like the thrill of the bargain chase (you are on hotukdeals remember),
    then track MATX down.

    Just saw U asked case wise,
    I have to say get at least an 80% efficiant PSU,
    it will save at least £15 a year on electric,
    if you use the PC 12 hours a day 6 days a week.

    Antec do them from £40 delivered with a case too!
    or £26 on their own,
    check here see what power you need to push-

    If ur cheap, quick to scan deal of the day, naff case with PSU £13 spend over £20 for free delivery.
    or £8.50p for a cheap PSU and free PSU tester, gr8 eh!
    and get a case with a CPU tube, like the Akasa Zen or Antec 4400 4480.

    Make ur own sound damping foam and stick it to inside, ask an audiophile.....
    no not wacko or gary glitter.....
    music lovers know the score eggbox theory and all that.
    (hard but absorbant material with spikes to absorb/bounce sound waves)
    SHOUT in a bathroom and it echos, shout in the same bathroom with carpeted walls its duller.
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