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March 9, 2011 12:04:52 AM

Hello:
The only thing that is left to include in the build is the motherboard, im thinking about buying the Asrock P67 extreme 4, what do you guys think?
Anyways here is the build:




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March 9, 2011 1:09:37 AM

I think the asus p8p67 or the sabertooth p67 will suit your needs quite well especially if your going to sli in the future. Both are not avaliable on new egg though so I dont know if they have been re-released yet or if the ones on other sites are the ones with sata problems. Good build though.
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March 9, 2011 1:15:28 AM

Well I hope it gets good reviews because that was basically what I ordered. I got the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II instead though and was going to get the ASRock P67 Extreme4 but didn't feel like waiting for it to be available so I got the MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 instead.
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March 9, 2011 1:24:55 AM

I'd have waited for the Asus boards but Id certainly rather have the MSo over the Asrock.

Only change I'd make would be to get a Top 25 cooler. The 21 is a great bargain but the arrival of the Scythe Mugen 2 at $40 stripped the "best bang for the buck" title from the 212.....beats it by at least 7C

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March 9, 2011 5:16:31 AM

Yep, dalauder is right about the Radeon HD 5870, have you had a look at the Asus P8P67 boards?
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March 9, 2011 5:51:02 AM

CarlosGrosso said:
Hello:
The only thing that is left to include in the build is the motherboard, im thinking about buying the Asrock P67 extreme 4, what do you guys think?
Anyways here is the build:

Thanks for your time

Good call on that Asrock board imo. :)  The Asrock is priced @ $153 on newegg which beats other boards in it's class price wise not to mention it comes with a two year warranty. If you were going to go with a high end board for an extreme o/c while running dual cards @ 16x & 16x then the Gigabyte UD7 would be the choice hands down seeing how it has the Asus boards beat in o/c. Asus boards are somewhere in the middle...they don't have the Asrock extreme4 beat price wise, and the Gigabyte UD7 slaps them silly performance wise on the high end.

Here's some combo' deals for that build of yours to save you some $$ :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $329.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$8.00 Combo Price: $250.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67-EX4&tit... $153.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard - P67 EXTREME4
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March 9, 2011 9:24:46 AM

Why the GTX 560 Ti for $240 over a 5870 for $180 Why_Me?
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March 9, 2011 2:11:37 PM

dalauder said:
Why the GTX 560 Ti for $240 over a 5870 for $180 Why_Me?

Those cards run neck and neck when the 560 is at stock settings yet the 560 has more o/c head room not to mention that the 560 posted up above is factory over clocked and has some head room left to bump it up even more...add that with the combo deal with that card and ram and it's a tough one to pass up.
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March 9, 2011 8:42:40 PM

It's not the Super Overclock edition. But I guess it should edge out a manually OC'd 5870 by a little. I doubt it'll edge it out by the $50 more it costs, but then you don't need a rebate--which is pretty nice.

EDIT: Why_Me explained this on a $2000 build thread.
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March 19, 2011 12:20:53 AM

Best answer selected by CarlosGrosso.
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