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August 4, 2010 8:44:31 AM

Hey guys well im all new to this computer building stuff as im only 16 :S anyway i've figured out that im getting an i5 750 GTX 275 4gb DDR3 Ram in a Thermaltake Armor Full chassis case ive been getting alot of help from my friend who seems to be a computer wizz... one problem no idea about motherboards.. i look at motherboards and just see a hole lot of jumble XD anyway im getting most of my stuff from ebay DONT HATE and ive found one UD5 for 139$ Aus and then the next is over 300$ i dno about the 139 one bcuz it says upgrade in front of it not sure what to do here ill send u guys links to both of the motherboards i have mentioned im looking at spending 0-240$ AUS so if there is anything else which will run with the above specs but run good/better than the UD5 tell me plz

And tell me if the 139$ Motherboard is legit thanks guys :D 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Upgrade-Gigabyte-GA-P55-UD5-i5-i...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Gigabyte-GA-890FXA-UD5-MB-AMD-89...

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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2010 9:25:33 AM

The $139 dollar motherboard is legit, however, you can't buy it separately - it's a motherboard upgrade which needs to be bought as an upgrade to a new PC system from Mission PC.

That second motherboard is the GA-890FXA-UD5 which is meant for AMD CPUs.

Don't go for the GTX 275, it's old tech - go for the GTX 460 which is faster and supports DirectX 11, and has better efficiency.

I know your budget is $240 AUD, but I'd spend the extra $29 on this motherboard:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Asus-P7P55D-E-PRO-DDR3-Raid-GLan...

It's just that much better than the GA-P55-UD5.
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August 4, 2010 10:30:43 AM

thanks for ur response very helpful and i am now more than likely going to get a GTX 460 and the motherboard suggest thanks :D  great help
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August 4, 2010 10:33:06 AM

oh and anutha thing PSU ? Dont get one with the case im pree sure thats the last thing i need ill post up the things ive got now ill send u the list here:
Thermaltake Armor + Black Steal Case - $244.00
Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram - $129.90
EVGA GTX 460 786MB - $290.00
Intel i5 750 - $240.00
Asus P7P55D E-PRO DDR3 Motherboard - $269.00

All i need is PSU and HDD? and possibly CD bay unless i can salvage from my computer atm
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a c 117 V Motherboard
August 4, 2010 5:16:51 PM

Lmeow said:
The $139 dollar motherboard is legit, however, you can't buy it separately - it's a motherboard upgrade which needs to be bought as an upgrade to a new PC system from Mission PC.

That second motherboard is the GA-890FXA-UD5 which is meant for AMD CPUs.

Don't go for the GTX 275, it's old tech - go for the GTX 460 which is faster and supports DirectX 11, and has better efficiency.

I know your budget is $240 AUD, but I'd spend the extra $29 on this motherboard:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Asus-P7P55D-E-PRO-DDR3-Raid-GLan...

It's just that much better than the GA-P55-UD5.

Really i generally agree 100% with your recommendations but aside from the E-PRO having usb3 and sata 3 why is it that much better?

Don't think so!
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 4:32:13 AM

It's better for these reasons:

1. As mentioned, SATA III and USB 3.0.
2. The P55-UD5 is pretty much unavailable, it's discontinued.
3. The P7P55D-E Pro is cheaper.
4. It seems like some P55-UD5 boards have the Foxconn retention bracket which applied uneven pressure to the processor, causing it to be burnt, it may or may not apply to the board.
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 4:35:53 AM

PCHelpz said:
oh and anutha thing PSU ? Dont get one with the case im pree sure thats the last thing i need ill post up the things ive got now ill send u the list here:
Thermaltake Armor + Black Steal Case - $244.00
Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram - $129.90
EVGA GTX 460 786MB - $290.00
Intel i5 750 - $240.00
Asus P7P55D E-PRO DDR3 Motherboard - $269.00

All i need is PSU and HDD? and possibly CD bay unless i can salvage from my computer atm


That GTX 460 seems a bit pricy... it's $200 USD = ~ $220 AUD, and this is for the 768 MB version (I know it costs more in Aus but still, it's quite a difference, even here in NZ it's not as bad). Otherwise I suppose it looks alright.

All you need is a PSU, HDD & ODD.

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August 6, 2010 7:44:54 AM

Any suggestions? HDD i want 1tb PSU no idea about voltage needed to run above specs and ODD i guess i could just figure out myself
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a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2010 8:20:32 AM

For the HDD a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB and the PSU 700 W if you want to SLI another GTX 460 & overclock later on.
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