USB3 vs UD3

Hey guys. So I already have some of my parts but I still need a few more. You can find the full system specs here:

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Now I guess really my main question is, with the video card Im getting and the wireless adapter, will I be rendering my system unusable if I get the Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 instead of the GA-P55A-UD3??

The parts I dont have yet are the ones with the prices on em, the rest I already have

My rig will work if I get the USB3 right? Or will I be hurting myself?
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  1. Link doesn't seem to be working mate O-o.
    Please list your specs and the video card you plan on using :)
  2. I'm getting the XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) ( which uses a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot

    The wireless adapter is an ASUS PCE-N13 ( which uses a PCI Express port

    Here is a comparison of the UD3 vs the USB3 -

    From what I can tell, the USB3 lacks SATA III (which doesnt matter to me) and I think one of the PCI slots are a bit diff, but from what I can tell I shouldn't have any problems right?
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    Well if you don't need the SATA III (well want it - only like one SSD supports SATA III right now xP) then you can go with the USB3. IT's pretty much the same board just no SATA III. And for $109 it's not bad x). There are no hard drives out there that can take advantage of SATA III - so it's not a critical requirement, just a "want" lol.

    Yup everything should work fine :) The wireless will fit in the second PCIe - of course it'll only go about 4x - but its not a graphics card so that overkill speed already xD

    Btw, what are you looking into for the psu and memory?
  4. I updated my links so you can check it out, I'm getting the G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1333 MHz (Black) CAS Latency of 7

    The PSU I already have which is a Corsair 750TX

    The links in my original post should work
  5. :lol: still didn't work for me :-:

    G.Skill, nice Latency xD
    Corsair, nice choice
  6. Gekko Shadow said:
    :lol: still didn't work for me :-:

    G.Skill, nice Latency xD
    Corsair, nice choice

    CD Drive - HP 1260i Black Multiformat DVD Writer

    Hard Drive - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM - $59.99

    RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333 MHz - $84.99

    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W

    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 - $121.98

    CPU - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz Quad-Core

    Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) - $134.99
  7. Everything seems to spec out pretty well. Not too satisfied for the card (AMD! >=O :lol: )

    so you decided on going with the UD3?
  8. Yessir, and I like Radeons :) I don't like AMD for CPUs, but the cards are nice :)
  9. Lol, AMD = ATI xD I don't like either! :lol:

    Well good luck with your build! :) If you need any more help feel free to send me a message! x)
  10. Thanks bro, highly appreciate your help :D
  11. Best answer selected by Reaper2794.
  12. Not a problem mate! Glad i could help x)
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