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Looking forward to running minesweeper in 5.1  :wookiegrin:

New rig should arrive Wednesday, finally got HSBC to unblock the transaction.

   Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Gaming Case - Black
   Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz Quad Core Processor
   Stage 3: Overclock of CPU - 20% Overclock (Processor speed x1.20)
   OcUK H2Flo Extreme Liquid CPU Cooler
   Asus P8Z68 DELUXE Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
   Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB 1600MHz CAS9 Memory Kit
   Asus GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 Graphics Card
   Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive
   LG BH10LS30 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Drive
   Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone AMP
   OCZ ZX Series 850W PSU
   Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
   Fully Cable Managed
   Sharkoon 120mm 2000RPM Fan
   Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Headset

So I did an upgrade already and bought another 8GB of ram from Overclockers (weekly special)

Also a 2tb hard drive from Ebuyer (for less than a £100) with a slow spin but it's for storage only.

Interesting, I'm thinking of upgrading my again Q6600 in a few months but I can't get my head around all the chipsets Intel seems to be spewing out these days. 

Why did you choose the Z68 over any of the others (Q65, H/Q/P67)?

I have an X48 (which was high end at the time) so I guess I'll be after something similar, would that be the Z68?

The Z68 is the highest you can go in the sandybridge (socket 1155) line of cpus.

Although there is now the ridiciously expensive Socket 2011 CPU's which use the X79 chipset.

Doesn't the Z68 have a built-in graphics chip?  I guess you can disable that though..


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