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Windows 7: UD5H vs P8Z77-V

05 Mar 2013   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Sure, here's the build so far.

Mobo ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
CPU Intel i5-3570k
RAM Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB
Graphics Gigabyte RadeonHD 7870
Storage Samsung 840 120GB
Case Coolermaster CM690 II Lite
PSU Coolermaster GX 650W PSU
Monitor LG IPS237L-BN
Keyboard
Cooler Enermax ETS-T40-TB

The case and PSU are part of a bundle and are only temporary for now because I'm not too keen on putting a CM PSU in it.

Thank you all so much for the recommendations. I love my P8Z77-V as well so it's nice to know I'm not alone I will go for the ASUS.

Tom
Hum Tom mate I would stick with the HX 650 or go the 750 - I have the 650 in my Sandy Bridge (Coolermaster Centurion II) and it is a real nice PSU and if possible the case if you can go the HAF XM is going to knock spots off the 890 for space and the number of fans that that you can fit mine has 1 x200mm front 2x 200mm top and 2 x 140 mm - side and 1 x 140 mm back and just makes t so quiet to operate. But it is your budget mate but from past experience I always wished afterwards I had gone the extra mile with the gear (especially the case) when building the Sandy.


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05 Mar 2013   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Buy once, cry once.
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05 Mar 2013   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Buy once, cry once.
He he and regret forever LOL!!
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05 Mar 2013   #14
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Buy once, cry once.
He he and regret forever LOL!!
LOL! I tell you what I regret.......stupid mistakes that cause me headache, time, or money. I learned a long time ago that 99% of the time, cutting corners will end up catching back up with you. With the amount of parts these computer parts manufacturers put out, and all the bells and whistles they have on them, it's a wonder any of them work! That is why I would rather spend the money on a high-quality part.......it's always a gamble, at least then I gave myself the best odds.
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05 Mar 2013   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Buy once, cry once.
He he and regret forever LOL!!
LOL! I tell you what I regret.......stupid mistakes that cause me headache, time, or money. I learned a long time ago that 99% of the time, cutting corners will end up catching back up with you. With the amount of parts these computer parts manufacturers put out, and all the bells and whistles they have on them, it's a wonder any of them work! That is why I would rather spend the money on a high-quality part.......it's always a gamble, at least then I gave myself the best odds.
LOL!! me too Kelly early on in my working life I got re pedantic about how I did things (plumbing at the time) it turned me into a real OCD fanatic.
At home I once installed an inbuilt wardrobe with double doors that I made to fit as the house is very old and out of square and plumb. After fixing it in I ruminated for a few days and then had to take it all back out and re install it using all screws instead of nails and some screws.
So making the mistake with the Sandy bridge build (my first build) I was not sure on sizes, dimensions and specs so went with what I thought was a reasonable sized case and CPU etc etc only to find I had short changed myself for just those few extra dollars
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05 Mar 2013   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Buy once, cry once.
He he and regret forever LOL!!
LOL! I tell you what I regret.......stupid mistakes that cause me headache, time, or money. I learned a long time ago that 99% of the time, cutting corners will end up catching back up with you. With the amount of parts these computer parts manufacturers put out, and all the bells and whistles they have on them, it's a wonder any of them work! That is why I would rather spend the money on a high-quality part.......it's always a gamble, at least then I gave myself the best odds.
Kelly, I'm much like you thinking that cutting corners ends up costing you in the end. I am much older than you, so I can assure you I have screwed up many more times to learn my lesson. But, something else I'm not quite sure of. I bought this expensive top of the line ROG board assuming that if you buy their top of the line, they would take more care to make sure everything is right. Well, after 2 RMA's and an advanced RMA, I'm not so sure. I'm at the point right now, that the more bells and whistles you get, the more things that can go wrong. What aggravates me most, is the first RMA, they took the board out of the box I sent it in, put it in another box and sent it back to me. Nothing more, and I can prove it. After calling them and telling them if that's the way they treat customers of their top rated product, Gigabyte would appreciate my money (yes, I know, but it sounded good at the time) Since then, I have received good service from them, but the trick is to call them on the phone. The email support is crap, if you ever get a response. So, now I have a board that someone else RMA'd, but, at the moment is running OK. It has it's quirks, but runs fairly well. Meanwhile, my $150 Asrock board is still going without a single problem. I've almost come to the conclusion that it does not matter. Just close your eyes and pick one. It's all a matter of luck whether you get one that works or not. I can't tell you how many times I've asked if these manufacturers ever use the products they sell us. In most industries, you could not stay in business doing business the way these guys do it. But, since they are all the same, it really almost does not matter. To end this much too long post, I really have no idea what type board to pick. Buy a high priced board with all the bells and whistles or the cheapest you can find, so you are not risking much money. And trust me, I read user ratings like a hawk.
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06 Mar 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I read those rates but pay particular attention to the posters use of English spelling and overall knowledge. There are an awful lot of idiot loose cannons out there......IMHO ! People who post like it was a phone text message are immediately discounted.
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06 Mar 2013   #18
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Any company who has made more than 1 of something, has made a bad one. You hope when you spend a chunk of money on a component that it was handcrafted by Swiss watchmakers......in reality, it is made in a factory with a man/machine hybrid component. Components are made on Mondays, Fridays, before lunch break, and after lunch break........when the worker is having a good day, and a bad day. Then is has to make it through the shipping process! Honestly, I'm amazed that any kind of computer hardware works at all!
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06 Mar 2013   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Any company who has made more than 1 of something, has made a bad one. You hope when you spend a chunk of money on a component that it was handcrafted by Swiss watchmakers......in reality, it is made in a factory with a man/machine hybrid component. Components are made on Mondays, Fridays, before lunch break, and after lunch break........when the worker is having a good day, and a bad day. Then is has to make it through the shipping process! Honestly, I'm amazed that any kind of computer hardware works at all!
I am with you KB especially re that recent member who took apart an i5 3570K that was probably a bad hair day or a Friday job

I am also with essenbe doing exactly the same by buying what I think is a good buy only to find it is a lemon and I mean years of cars, fridges, TV's, metal detectors - whatever it is really down to what you pay is what you get and in general the more you pay the more you get but nothing and no one is perfect and never will be. Just think of that when you roll up to my ER door and see me not looking very benevolent LOL!!
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07 Mar 2013   #20
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks again for all of your input guys, what would I do without you!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum Tom mate I would stick with the HX 650 or go the 750 - I have the 650 in my Sandy Bridge (Coolermaster Centurion II) and it is a real nice PSU and if possible the case if you can go the HAF XM is going to knock spots off the 890 for space and the number of fans that that you can fit mine has 1 x200mm front 2x 200mm top and 2 x 140 mm - side and 1 x 140 mm back and just makes t so quiet to operate. But it is your budget mate but from past experience I always wished afterwards I had gone the extra mile with the gear (especially the case) when building the Sandy.
Thanks for the recommendations This build is for a mate so I'll have a few words and see what we can do about the budget. I know exactly what you mean about going the extra mile - I've been kicking myself for not getting a modular PSU in my Desktop here. Just to confirm, you did mean the HX650, as in the Corsair HX650? G is right next to H so I'd rather ask than be unsure.

Tom
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