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Old March 31, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Hello guys, Im going to get a new PC and I need a little help with my build (I live in Argentina, new hardware is expensive here >.<)

im think to build this:

i5 2500K
P8P67 Pro or P67A-UD4 I dont know which mother board to choose Ive heard P8P67 mobos have EFI bios problems.
4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz CL9 1x4 (I will get one more in a few weeks)
Gtx 560 Ti Twin Frozr
Lancool K62 case
WD Caviar Black 1TB 64mb
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W

Hope you guys can help me and give me some tips.

Edit: I will use this PC for gaming and Graphic Design. I have a 1800 u$s Budget PC and Monitor.

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Old March 31, 2011, 02:24 PM
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hola and welcome.

i highly sugest you look at some enermax or antec psus before the ocz.

either mobo will be fine, i guess you cant find the sabertooth there for cheap?

the rest looks fine. good call on the second 4gb module, you need that to run dual channel.

also, what other cases can you chose from?

also in many countries amd is ways cheaper than intel (vs here) so in a little bit
amd will have released its bulldozer cpus..:)
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Old March 31, 2011, 05:41 PM
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There's no enermax PSUs here in Argentina, there is some antec.
No Asus Sabertooth B3 mobo in Argentina yet (atleast at a reasonable price). only all Gigabyte P67 mobos and p8p67 and p8p67 pro.
There's Antec cases, Lian Li and Lancool and thermaltake. Coolermaster are hard to find. And Nzxt cases are starting to arrive.
Here i5 2500K is 300 u$s and 1090T is 280 u$s.
I choosed K62 because of the filters and air flow, and Lancool is Lian Li so they know about cases, i was going for CM 690 II Advanced before Lancool K62
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Old March 31, 2011, 06:41 PM
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ok,i see.

how about waiting for bulldozer than?
and what antec psu's do you have available? either way, out of the new units(well from a few years back)
anything will be better than the ocz.

also, how is warranty over there?
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Old March 31, 2011, 07:00 PM
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I have a very old PC atm (Athlon 64 Processor 3000+ , 1GB Ram and a GeForce 5500 FX) bought it like 5 years ago , so I really need to get a new one, 12 months warranty for asus boards // AMD/Intel Processors // Kingston HyperX // GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr , 3 years for gigabytes boards, 6 months Lancool/Lian Li Cases, 3 years OCZ PSUs.
Antec Stuff has 3 years warranty, but its pretty hard to get decent prices...
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Old March 31, 2011, 07:25 PM
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wow,ok.

then get the giga board. the ud3p is a nice one too.

show me the website where you buy stuff.
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Old March 31, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Why u hating on the lancool? a different case? Ive owned/worked with maybe over 30 cases and no other case ive touched so far under 130$ comes close to the Lancool PC-K60/62 (and these cost 70/85$ respectively)...my only complaint about these cases is how they are setup for negative pressure stock but thats easily changed by changing a few fans around.

but yeah from what I hear OCZ has a pretty bad track record for quality, they are better than 99% of the no names out there but if you care about the safety of the components u put in ur PC you should go with something better. Antec are all right although I'm not too fond of their stuff for the most part, I'd personally go with seasonic/xfx/corsair(well all 3 are actually seasonic made)/silverstone.

Also, I dont know what prices are like in Argentina but with a budget like that you could easily add in a 2nd msi gtx560 over here...and even a small SSD for a boot drive if u digg that!

As for the mobos, the problem wasnt with the EFI bios but rather the sata ports degrading over time, that should be fixed with the revision B3 boards tho! the P8P67 Pro and the P67A-UD4 are both great boards, I was actually eying the UD4 when I wanted to make my rig (mainly cause it was going for 40$ cheaper than the pro at the time) but finally decided to budget more and go AMD since i dont do anything CPU intensive anyways...
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Old April 1, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Hi guys thanks for answering, Is a 650W Antec PSU better than The 750W OCZ PSU. Also I can get Cooler Master PSU, Antec or OCZ. I can link you the website but they havent update it yet.

Exxit Jardin (Spanish)

NewH4rd (This guys has a lot of stuff but exxit has more warranty. )

But I can tell you the prices:

P67A-UD4 (300 u$s) U3p (285 u$s) // P8P67 Pro (285 u$s)
i5 2500K (300 u$s)
GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr (366 u$s)
Lancool K62 case - (150 u$s)
WD Caviar Black 1TB 64mb - (130u$s)
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W (150 u$s)
4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz CL9 1x4 (79 u$s)

And for monitor LG E2340V 23" LED LCD (325 u$s) Everything is a rip off here lol >.<. Im getting this PC April 8 - 9.
Question:
Which Software do I need to test all hardware is working fine ? (Memtest ,etc)

Thanks guys for the feedback and sorry for my bad English.
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Old April 1, 2011, 10:55 AM
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truly a ripoff! ouch

anyway. yes the antec is better.

if the price difference is only 15 bucks go with the ud4 then

the 560 is way way overpriced, more than the rest of the components, and

for testing use prime95/linx + loop 3dmark. just for the video card furmark.

go with better warranties,i say.


no worries, your ingles is very good!
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Old April 1, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I see that over at NewH4rd; the price for an AMD HD6870 Toxic, is about the same as what you're paying for the NVidia GTX 560 Ti, not trying to push AMD or anything, would this suit your needs SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
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