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post #1 of 12
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I need some opinions and reassurance before I finalize everything. Please feel free to mention suggestions on any changes that need to be made. It will actually be $10 cheaper because of a promo on the WD Caviar Black.

I am still deciding on the Motherboard. My choices are ASUS Sabertooth/PRO/DELUXE, Gigabyte UD4, MSI 65, and ASRock Extreme4/6. If anyone could help me choose, that would be excellent as well.

I will be Crossfiring the 6850's as I already have one here. For the HDD, it's definitely not set in stone, either. I was trying to decide between the Caviar Black, Samsung F3, and Samsung F4. Still haven't really made up my mind. lol





Thanks for the help!

-- Andrew
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post #2 of 12
Looks good I guess some people would just argue that you can get a better PSU and Case for the price but I guess you like the color scheme. I would also say the go with the black, they are all good drive for me it's just a brand preference never had a problem with WD and I've had 3 samsung drives fail on me in the past year(laptop drives). Good Luck
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post #3 of 12
Love that WD Caviar 640 Black. A solid list.
post #4 of 12
I would go with MSI, if you want better quality mobo.
post #5 of 12
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Thanks Guys!

And I am open to suggestions on anything. What Case and PSU would you recommend to replace it? I actually have a Seasonic X-750 on its way to me now that I planned on returning, However, with the Combo, it is $229 + $20 MIR for the Phantom and PSU and would be $268 for the X-750 and Phantom. The NZXT Hale is a Gold Certified PSU as well and it has great reviews. For the Case, I simply haven't found anything else in the price range that I liked more. It has a built-in fan controller, excellent cable management, and great airflow. These opinions of mine are all based on reviews though and not hands-on experience so please feel free to suggest a replacement for the two.

Also, on the Caviar, will the 6gb/s and 3gb/s models vary significantly in performance? I hadn't paid attention to there being two different versions of that drive until just now. Thanks!
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Man, what's with the people using imageshack this morning. I can't do my normal thing in the morning when my work's proxy is blocking the images.
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post #7 of 12
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I'm sorry, bro. lol I figured it would be easier if I just posted a pic.

Here is the build:

Intel i5 2500K
ASUS P8P67 PRO
Gigabyte HD 6850
NZXT Hale 90 650w Gold
G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2GB x2) 2000 Mhz
WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD
ASUS 24x SATA CD/DVD Burner
NZXT Phantom White

TOTAL: $964 Shipped.
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The gigabyte boards seem to be the best for p67 IMO.
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The Gigabyte would definitely look great in my Rig. It's probably in my top two along with the Sabertooth.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
The gigabyte boards seem to be the best for p67 IMO.
It's hard to justify the UD4 over the Asus PRO. Depending on your needs, you might consider the UD5 assuming the differences warrant another $70.

UD5 upgrades from UD4:
- 1 more internal USB3.0 header
- 2 more USB3.0 ports on the back
- 1 internal 1394a header
- 2 1394 ports on the back
- Onboard power/reset button
- 8 more phases
- PCIE x4 slot (useful for PCIE x4 SSD drives)
- heatsinks are attached to mobo with screws instead of push pins
- trendy but admittedly useless "NF200" heatsink

Regarding hard drives, what I've gathered from my research on OCN between the Black and the Samsung is that it's a toss up between which one is faster but the consensus does seem to agree that the Samsung is quieter. It's also cheaper. I just bought my Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - it should arrive in the mail tomorrow. Paid $52 on superbiiz with coupon code HELLO2011.
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