GA UD5 Helpzz

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-i7-Motherboard-inPack-/140366334968?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item20ae7c4bf8

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Gigabyte-GA-890FXA-UD5-MB-AMD-890FX-AMD-SB850-4x-D-/140434395384?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item20b28ad0f8
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  1. 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-SATA3-USB3-Motherboard-/250659534423?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item3a5c78f657

    It's just that much better than the GA-P55-UD5.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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-SATA3-USB3-Motherboard-/250659534423?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item3a5c78f657

    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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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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