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Build Advice LGA 1156 motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shoxicwaste, 3 Jul 2010.

  1. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    So, im getting a i5-750 :]

    But god knows what Motherboard i want :(

    I've been doing some research and i quite like the "ASUS P7P55D Evo iP55"

    Im looking for something:

    Good price - £50-£200
    Good performance/specification - (DDR3, SLI/Crossfire/USB3.0/SataIII/etc..)
    Good overclocking capabilities
    Good cooling solution
    Looks nice, - (i know this sounds stupid, but i do want a nice looking motherboard!)

    Please share you opinions, experiences or general advice - will be much appreciated
     
  2. Telltale Boy

    Telltale Boy Designated CPC Jetwhore

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  3. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    -just checked it out pretty awesome and within budget - Thanks for the help, im going to get a list together and then see which is best for performance to money!
     
  4. DaveMon

    DaveMon The end is nigh! Repent!

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  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    2 choice for you:

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5 (Not to be confused with GA-P55-UD5)
    http://www.giga-byte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3159#ov
    Features:
    - eSATA for extremely fast (internal SATA speed) for your external HDD(s).
    - High power USB 3.0 - can recharge even iPads.
    - Solid 50 000Hrs capacitors
    - 12 phase power

    Or the lighter version with the same features (just normal eSATA and not powered eSATA - so eSATA memory stick's won't work, also the PCI-E layout is bit different)
    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P
    http://www.giga-byte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3435#ov
     
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  6. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Well it looks like gigabyte is the favored make here! thanks again for the help guys!
     
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  8. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    go for the asus maximus III formula great board with great acceries and is a excellent overclocker

    also the evga Cheesecake or evga SLI is also a really good p55 board to go for
     
  9. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    I was originally going with the maximus III formula, but its seems its already outdated and for the price i don't think it's worth it anymore... the classified board costs way to much as well :/

    My main things are SATA III, USB 3.0 - SLI/Crossfire/Hydra, and LGA 1156 if it has all those things for under £200 im sold! :eek:, thanks for the heads up bagman!
     
  10. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Looking nice mate, love the case! :eek: Think i'll be getting a gigabyte board, still debating which one to get... thanks for the info! much appreciated
     
  11. Komus

    Komus What's a Dremel?

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    GA-P55A-UD3 for £109.92 Inc VAT on Scan.

    Best value for money imo - usb3, sata3, Xfire (not SLI) and no worries for gentle OCing to 3.5Ghz... I bought this last week :D

    For £200 you can even pick up a Titan Fenrir and some nice thermal paste with change for a neon strip!
     

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