Hello bit-techers and random search engine personage, I'm currently in need of a full-sized ATX P55 motherboard. The monthly buyer's guide recommends the micro-ATX GA-P55M-UD2. What I'm roughly looking for is a reasonably priced 1156 socket board that can run the listed components below. Upgrade paths and "future proofing" are not a huge concern as I'll probably build a new system in a few years (hexacore?) The intended usage for this build is gaming and moderate overclocking (under 4GHz, less than 1.4v, hopefully dynamic). Intel i5-750 (w/ Titan Fenrir) <motherboard goes here> G.Skill RipJaw 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU 1GB Corsair HX 750 Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB & 1TB Samsung SH-S223 DVD-RW Cooler Master CM-690 II Advanced Windows 7 Professional x64 I'm aware of the limitations regarding Crossfire/SLI and the newer USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps specification, specifically the PLX bridge chip on ASUS boards and the "Turbo Mode" on Gigabyte boards borrowing from the PCIe 2.0 x16 lane. I can't decide which of the two technologies (since it seems to be a choice) are more suitable in this current tech climate. I will likely run a single card (based on past routine) and currently have no use out of the 'faster' USB/SATA. Will the newer generation (25nm) SSD saturate 6Gbps SATA? Apart from external hard drives, will any other storage devices make effective use of USB 3.0? The main thing I've been cautious about is the space needed to successfully mount the Titan Fenrir without obstructing too many DIMM slots and mounting the 120mm fan in a push configuration. The Gigabyte P55(A)-UD4 and later series have a passive cooler between the socket and first PCIe lane. With my previous board, I had to mount the Fenrir in a south-to-north push configuration (there's an 120mm exhaust fan on the top of the case) and I'm unsure whether this would be possible with one of the newer Gigabyte boards. The G.Skill RAM has blue heatspreader (combs) on the top, to make matters worse... I added a poll to make the selection a little easier. Taking into consideration most of these points, these seem like the best choices to go with around the £100-£140 price mark. I can annotate each with the pros/cons, if that helps, just trying to keep the wall of text down! I've personally had experience with Asus and Gigabyte on older platforms. Anyone have any experience with these boards? What's the UK Warranties like with the manufacturers? Asus P7P55D-E http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=9i872VNaAILRp8bS Asus P7P55D Evo http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=YhNWZrOT1OWycIgo EVGA P55 LE http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=123-LF-E653-KR Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3440 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3438 MSI P55-GD65 http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1846 If you got this far, thanks for reading. Feel free to just pick a selection from the poll (if it works) or comment on others. The plan is to keep the price of the board below a cheap (<£150) X58/1366 price tag, preferably around the same cost as the processor (~£135). The other reason for paying less is the newer sockets coming out next year, although that'd require more dough to switch and I'm lazy. Save now, spend later.