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smithinator
27-09-2009, 06:11 PM
I am about to make my new gaming rig but i don't know what i should get, my budget is $1000-$1500 and it will be used for high end gaming so it needs to be fast, it also needs to have a reasonably big HDD as i tend to store alot of media files etc. The price doesn't need to include the monitor,mouse or keyboard but does need to include the case so tell me what you think i should get, :thanks in advance :)

Blam
27-09-2009, 09:36 PM
i5 750=$365
Asus P7P55D=$265
4gb DDR3 Gskill RAM=$160
Corsair TX-750=$240
XFX 4870=$230
Antec 300=$120
1TB Seagate or WD HD=$160

Comes to approx. $1540.

Blam

wratterus
28-09-2009, 07:57 AM
x2 for Blam's suggestion, I personally would spend a little more and get an Asus 4870 but XFX have the 3 year warranty too - just personal preference I've never really liked XFX.

I don't know if you would need an optical drive or not, if so Asus/Pioneer/LiteOn/LG are good.

What res does (or will) your monitor run at? I would recommend getting hold of Win7 x64 to throw on this build. :thumbs:

smithinator
28-09-2009, 11:46 AM
I have an older monitor but will be upgrading to a full hi def one soon, what do you guys think of the gigabyte p55 ud4p? i thought it looked like a really good board and do you think i should wait for the price of the 5850's to drop or should i go with the 4800 series? Thanks

smithinator
28-09-2009, 12:12 PM
could you please tell me what the difference is between these two boards?


The Gigabyte P55-ud4

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3161


The P55-ud4p

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3160

Thanks :)

wratterus
28-09-2009, 12:13 PM
Seems to be the extra Ethernet port and the bluetooth thing, as well as an OV function, probably to help with overclocking.

# Smart TPM provides 2048 bits key via Bluetooth cellphone
# Smart DualLAN with Intelligent LAN port auto-switching
# The Precision OV provides more precision voltage control for system

Nothing major, physically the boards are identical save for the extra Ethernet port on the P model.

smithinator
28-09-2009, 12:14 PM
sorry i have fixed it

smithinator
28-09-2009, 02:46 PM
so i should get the ud4p?

wratterus
28-09-2009, 02:49 PM
That all depends on if you think you might use those features. If you're not going to use them there's no point in spending the extra dosh. Looking on Ascent the price diff is around $50, or supposedly $30 with the new stock although those OOS prices aren't always accurate.

I'd go for the P cause I like having two Ethernet ports, but most people won't find this feature useful. If you'll be overclocking at all it looks like the P might be a better bet in that area. Either board will be fine.

inphinity
28-09-2009, 02:52 PM
If the additional features are things you think you'd use, yes.

Blam
28-09-2009, 06:50 PM
so i should get the ud4p?

IMO its not worth it....for the normal user the extra features won't really be useful..