Advice on Mobo/CPU/Memory for £350

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  1. RICK...

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    As per title! I've re-ignited my love for WoW after being away for nearly four years and my computer just isn't cutting it any more.

    Ideally I want to keep my graphics card for the time being, with a view to upgrade in a few months time.

    All I need for now is motherboard, cpu and memory and have a budget of £350ish for those.

    I've found this bundle but unsure if it's any good?

    ReFlex Gigabyte Z87 - Intel Core i5 4670K @ 4.2GHz Configurable Gaming Bundle [BU-001-OG]

    Looking to buy today/tomorrow so any advice appreciated :)

    edit - current GFX is GeForce 8800GTS. I'll be using my PSU also which is a Corsair HX650
     
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    Thanks will have a look.
     
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    Ordered the same bundle but from Novatech as it was cheaper and quicker delivery. Thanks!

    I've got the bug now and thinking about just buying a new GFX card. Any recommendations? £100-150 budget.
     
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    Thanks.

    Is it worth spending the extra £15 and getting the 270x, or is there not much in it?

    Yeah the 8800 is ancient now, was the dogs gonads when I bought it though!! lol
     
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    Up to you really, same card but the 270 is about ~900mhz core and the 270x is ~1ghz. I would just get the 270 and oc it to match the 270x.
    The 270's are best £/mining rate card so fairly good price for the performance.
     
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    Okay thanks.

    Is there any big differences between the different brands of the 270, I.E Gigabyte etc? Is it just the cooling that's different? and are they all easily overclocked?
     
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    Personally i would go for the msi one, that i linked, ive never had any problems with msi cards and ive had a few psu's go bang. Would stay clear of xfx rtbh.
    The gigabyte also looks decent aswell, (Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 OC AMD Graphics Card - 2GB - GV-R927OC-2GD - Scan.co.uk
    "So, after some benchmarking with unigine heaven, I have settled on core speed of 1155MHz, and memory set at 1499MHz. I also set the power limit to the max. With the somewhat arbitrary settings(though the same for each test), I was able to increase my FPS from 58.2 at out of the box settings, up to 67.8, give or take a few tenths of a frame. And this card starts out a little faster than the standard 270 to begin with." hope that helps, either card should be able to reach 1ghz core fairly easily :).
    The gigabyte card does have 2x6pin connectors rather than 1 so probably better for a high OC, also depends if you psu has enough connectors.
     
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    I nearly opted for the Gigabyte but I've gone with the MSI, £131 delivered which I think is pretty good.

    Spent all morning comparing them but the MSI seems to have been tested more widely than the Gigabyte.

    Thanks for all your help, very much appreciated! :)
     

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