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January 16, 2010 10:03:31 AM

Hey there, building a new pc, this time around id like to do some overclocking as well, chose the i5 750, cant decide on mobo tho, read some articles but thought would be best to ask as iam far from expert on this stuff,want the board thats best for overclocking for the price i can afford, wanna go for p55 boards, these ones are in my budget range:

ASUS P7P55D PRO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE P55-UD5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P55-GD65 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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January 17, 2010 12:23:24 PM

They are all pretty good boards. I happen to prefer Gigabyte motherboards. I think that the G'byte BIOS is a little more overclocker friendly. Either that, or because I have standardized on Gigabyte, I am more familiar with them. :) 
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January 17, 2010 1:34:11 PM

I'm a fan of Gigabyte and let me suggest this board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its a newer revision essentially of the GA-P55-UD4P ( most popular priced sli/crossfire p55 model ).
It has beefier 12 phase power upgrade,usb-sata3-and a different retention socked than the lotes , if only to calm socket fears that were going on.
Has everything the GA-P55-UD5 has I believe and its a newer design and a little cheaper.
No esata cable in box it seems.
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January 19, 2010 11:46:45 AM

thanks both for replies, zeh out of those 3 i was leaning more to the gigabyte as my last board i had was gigbayte too and didnt have any problems with it, thing is even tho UD4p supports usb,sata 3 u can only use them at full speed with one active PCI-16X slot, means i cant crossfire if i want to use usb,sata3 - thats wot their webpage says anyway * When dual graphics cards are used in 1st and 2nd PCIex16 slots, SATA3 / USB 3.0 (Marvell 9128 /NEC USB 3.0 Controllers) will work at normal mode.

seems like ASUS P7P55D-E Pro supports 6Gbit SATA/ and USB 3.0 without limiting PCI-Ex16 slots bandwith

at least thats wot i understood from the spec, correct me if iam wrong"P
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January 21, 2010 4:41:41 PM

notty22 said:

and a different retention socked than the lotes

You have it backwards. The LOTES is the improved socket. The original sockets say FOXCON
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January 21, 2010 7:22:14 PM

mumaki said:

seems like ASUS P7P55D-E Pro supports 6Gbit SATA/ and USB 3.0 without limiting PCI-Ex16 slots bandwith

at least thats wot i understood from the spec, correct me if iam wrong"P


That would be my choice! Sata6,USB3,Lotes socket and hold down.

The Gigabyte P55A have the Lotes hold down but still use the Foxconn Socket and don't use the PLX chip.

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