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July 2, 2011 3:11:01 AM

I need some help!

I just sent back a 2nd ASRock Z68 Extreme4 mobo in as many weeks. First board was DOA, 2nd had CPU socket pins sitting proud of the rest.

I simply want a stable, non-overclocked system (workstation) to do CAD and 3D modeling. I'm not going to spend $4000 on a high-end system.

Parts that I have, ready to install:

Crucial M4 64Gb SSD 6Gb SATA
(2) 6Gb SATA HDD
1Gb Nvidia Quadro 600
16Gb GSkill F3-12800CL9Q

I want to run the OS & Progs on the SSD @ 6GB
I want the data on a RAID1 @ 6GB

That's it! I'm not interested in SSD caching, Quick Sync, or onboard graphics.

I am lost in a sea of mobo's.....

I have not built a system in about 5-years. Does UEFI BIOS not "beep" the case speaker? Maybe my 1st board was okay? I'm old-school...no beeps = DOA.

I could really use some help

Thanks

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July 2, 2011 3:13:44 AM

I believe the UEFI Bios allows mouse movement and clicking. I'm not sure, correct me if I'm wrong. How about: MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
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July 2, 2011 3:31:38 AM

Thanks for the response.

I know noting about UEFI BIOS.

As far as the MSI P67A-G43 (B3)....I see it only has 2 x SATA 6Gb/s.
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July 2, 2011 3:46:45 AM

I was looking at this mobo earlier this evening...and like what I saw.

However, unless I am way off base, the difference between UD3P and the UD3 is the black paint job! Maybe that's the "P" designation. What do you think?

I compared both on Gigabyte's site, and that's the only difference I could see.

I could be wrong, I just want a decent, fast and stable system... I'm trying to wrap my brain around how difficult this process has become in 5-6 years. Technology, I guess.

Thanks for the heads-up!!!!

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July 2, 2011 4:05:46 AM

batt501 said:
I was looking at this mobo earlier this evening...and like what I saw.

However, unless I am way off base, the difference between UD3P and the UD3 is the black paint job! Maybe that's the "P" designation. What do you think?

I compared both on Gigabyte's site, and that's the only difference I could see.

I could be wrong, I just want a decent, fast and stable system... I'm trying to wrap my brain around how difficult this process has become in 5-6 years. Technology, I guess.

Thanks for the heads-up!!!!

im pretty sure the differences is more phases
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July 2, 2011 4:08:33 AM

Please excuse my ignorance.....

More phases = ?
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July 2, 2011 4:30:51 AM

it is what gives power to the cpu. the more, in theory, the higher you can overclock since the more phases dont have to take as much power as less phases since the power spread more widely.
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July 2, 2011 4:33:44 AM

Does it make a difference if I do not intend to overclock?
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July 2, 2011 4:38:44 AM

it doesnt make a difference. you should have said you wont overclock. an h67 board will work too.
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July 2, 2011 4:39:21 AM

why do you have a 2600k if you dont intend to oc?
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July 2, 2011 4:56:53 AM

I have a 2600k in lieu of a 2500k because of recomendations here. That was an original question 4-weeks ago. However, I have a 2600k, and stuck with it, so no choice. My initial post stated that I have no intent to OC.

I'm sure the stock 2600k will out perform my 3.4 P4. I just want a stable system with the necessary number of 6Gb/s SATA's to drive the SSD and RAID1 HDD
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