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Originally Posted by kkiilljjooyy View Post
Was sort of "waiting" to hear that about the EP45-UD3P. I read that a few times, but then I'd see where others would say, "...for just $15 more you can get the EP45T-UD3P DDR3 board...". But I admit, your opinion was lurking in the back of my mind as correct all along, because that is what I would mostly read. Thanks for helping me decide on that, linskingdom. I'll switch.
Let's wait what other UD3P owners say.
post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Let's wait what other UD3P owners say.
Will do. I'll wait til Friday morning to buy it all.
post #23 of 50
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Now to look for the right RAM again. Suggestions? I don't mind paying for good a RAM choice (in fact I'd rather do that) if it's "final". Otherwise I'm gonna have to buy junk and find better later (tired of waiting for my build). If someone knows some great RAM for EP45-UD3P, please let me know, that'll save me a step (and money in the long run).
Looking for speed. Overclockability would be a nice bonus. Deals would be nice.
post #24 of 50
There are many good ddr2 ram. For instance, GSKill PK 1066 or PI 1000.
post #25 of 50
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There are many good ddr2 ram. For instance, GSKill PK 1066 or PI 1000.
added GSKill PK 1066 to my build
post #26 of 50
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$309.99 ($309.99 + $0 S&H)
*shooting for quality - decent speed and overclocking ability
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GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$134.99 ($134.99 + $0 S&H)
*shooting for quality - heard good things about its overclocking abilities
____________________
GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATS Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
$123.98 ($109.99 + $13.99 S&H)
*shooting for low cost - organized full-size cases according to lowest price, then moved up the list just until I saw (specs and reviews) something I could live with
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99 ($74.99 + $0 S&H)
*shooting for low cost - heard decent things about performance at this low price
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$54.99 ($54.99 + $0 S&H)
*shooting for quality now - would pay more for better 2 x 2GB RAM if solid recommendation is given
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CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$149.99 ($149.99 + $0 S&H)
*shooting for quality - reviews seemed to support decent quality for overclocking, I liked Antec Signature Series 650 watt but only 1 x 6Pin, 1 x 6+2Pin PCI-E connectors, don't game much at all (remember Halo for PC?) so not sure what I should be emphasizing really, don't picture myself needing two video cards any time soon as my gaming has basically nothing to do with this build
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EVGA 512-P3-N866-TR GeForce 9600 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$66.99 ($59.99 + $7.00 S&H) [normally $99.99 + $7.00 S&H without (above) CMPSU-850TX psu combo savings]
*shooting for low cost only - I don't know about all my video card options just yet but do want to complete my build and start using it, not at all opposed to upgrading "this and that" once I figure out what I really need/can use, I confirmed the outputs will work for me
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For now I'll slap in an extra DVD±R burner (not sure make/model) I have that's just been collecting dust.
free
*shooting for free!
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$915.92 grand total (chip cooling device to follow before I attempt overclocking)
Edited by kkiilljjooyy - 4/16/09 at 6:07pm
post #27 of 50
Love my ud3p and it's fine with ddr2 look at my sig rig

for ram if you're itching to pull the trigger go with
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 - $64.00 (Free Shipping) and it has a $30.00 Mail-in

you could also definately get away with a smaller PSU if you don't have intentions of going for an SLI rig later on.
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post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by BigWooly View Post
Love my ud3p and it's fine with ddr2 look at my sig rig

for ram if you're itching to pull the trigger go with
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 - $64.00 (Free Shipping) and it has a $30.00 Mail-in

you could also definately get away with a smaller PSU if you don't have intentions of going for an SLI rig later on.
Should I be considering RAM with low voltage as "best" if everything else is the same?
I really want to know what RAM is considered top-flight for this mobo, so I can compromise down from there (or maybe stay up there if it seems right, lol). Something with great specs that actually translate into noticeable differences in performance. I've been told DDR3 is not such a big deal in the case of my GA-EP45T-UD3P vs GA-EP45-UD3P options I presented. Is there some ideal DDR2 that would really make my GA-EP45-UD3P rig sing?

I agree I'm over-powered, but the noise and ripple suppression reported at jonnyguru and elsewhere on my CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W psu choice has really got me sold on it. They even bother to mention that the noise/ripple suppression was better (for some reason) than the exact same model versions with lower wattage. That's important for stable overclocking right? I really don't know all this. Trying to make sure my mobo, chip and psu are all really good.

I like the gpu you recommended quite a bit, but the bundled psu had two dismal reviews and no others. That could mean nothing, but it was kinda hard to be enthusiastic about it after seeing that.
Edited by kkiilljjooyy - 4/16/09 at 6:55pm
post #29 of 50
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Thanks for the help everyone!
Done deal.

cpu: Q9650
mobo: GA-EP45-UD3P
case: GZ-FSCA1-ATS
hdd: WD6401AALS
memory: Mushkin DDR2 1066 Kit 996599
psu: CMPSU-850TX
gpu: 512-P3-N866-TR


_____________________________with prices________________
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$309.99 ($309.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$134.99 ($134.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATS Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
$123.98 ($109.99 + $13.99 S&H)
____________________
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99 ($74.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail
$66.99 ($66.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$149.99 ($149.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
EVGA 512-P3-N866-TR GeForce 9600 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$66.99 ($59.99 + $7.00 S&H) [normally $99.99 + $7.00 S&H without (above) CMPSU-850TX psu combo savings]
________________________________________
Extra DVD±R burner (not sure make/model) I have that's just been collecting dust.
free

Also... -$40 for misc. mail-in rebates, but I've learned never to count those chickens.
Edited by kkiilljjooyy - 4/16/09 at 8:55pm
post #30 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkiilljjooyy View Post
Thanks for the help everyone!
Done deal.

cpu: Q9650
mobo: GA-EP45-UD3P
case: GZ-FSCA1-ATS
hdd: WD6401AALS
memory: Mushkin DDR2 1066 Kit 996599
psu: CMPSU-850TX
gpu: 512-P3-N866-TR


_____________________________with prices________________
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$309.99 ($309.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$134.99 ($134.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATS Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
$123.98 ($109.99 + $13.99 S&H)
____________________
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99 ($74.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail
$66.99 ($66.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$149.99 ($149.99 + $0 S&H)
____________________
EVGA 512-P3-N866-TR GeForce 9600 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$66.99 ($59.99 + $7.00 S&H) [normally $99.99 + $7.00 S&H without (above) CMPSU-850TX psu combo savings]
________________________________________
Extra DVD±R burner (not sure make/model) I have that's just been collecting dust.
free

Also... -$40 for misc. mail-in rebates, but I've learned never to count those chickens.
All these looks awesome!! You could always upgrade the GPU later...
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