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I just got a nice sign on bonus for my new job and I am looking to spend on a new Sandy Bridge setup and I was looking for suggestions. I have about an $800 budget to play with, plus or minus and this is what I was looking at...

Mobo:
Gigabyte UD5

Proc:
2500k

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Cooling:
H70

Case:
LIAN LI K58W

Now some of the things I wanted to get an opinion on are should I get a UD5 + 2500k or a UD4 + 2600k. They are about the same price so what are the primary differences between the two mobos? I do want a mobo that can do raid 0. I was disappointed to find that the raid 0 setup on my current mobo is nothing to write home to mom about. And sort of a side question, what do you guys think of this case? I really like my Rocketfish but it is just too large. If there was a mid tower version of one that would rock.

Thanks for your input guys!
Edited by FireMarshallBill - 5/7/11 at 3:25pm
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I just got a nice sign on bonus for my new job and I am looking to spend on a new Sandy Bridge setup and I was looking for suggestions. I have about an $800 budget to play with, plus or minus and this is what I was looking at...

Mobo:
Gigabyte UD5

Proc:
2500k

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Cooling:
H70

Case:
LIAN LI K58W

Now some of the things I wanted to get an opinion on are should I get a UD5 + 2500k or a UD4 + 2600k. They are about the same price so what are the primary differences between the two mobos? I do want a mobo that can do raid 0. I was disappointed to find that the raid 0 setup on my current mobo is nothing to write home to mom about. And sort of a side question, what do you guys think of this case? I really like my Rocketfish but it is just too large. If there was a mid tower version of one that would rock.

Thanks for your input guys!
Nice build!!

I would go with the 2600k/ud4.Here are the differences

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/com...3647,3646,3695

That case is ok but not my style NZXT phantom is the only choice
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How about the overclocking abilities of each setup? Will the UD4 keep up with the UD5?
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How about the overclocking abilities of each setup? Will the UD4 keep up with the UD5?
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