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Help Decide between 3 I5 ASUS mb for gaming

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February 14, 2010 5:06:49 AM

I am trying to decide between these two boards for my new I5 build.

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Support ROG Connect, OC control via another computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Xtreme Design 2 x PCIex16@x16 for 2 or 3 ways SLI support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Xtreme Design, SLI/ CrossfireX , USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 14, 2010 5:20:19 AM

Your better off spending more on a better GPU then a better mobo...
Out of the two, go with the maximum out of those two... but why not a cheaper mobo?
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February 14, 2010 5:25:51 AM

I am getting a radeon 5850 already and its enough especially when oc'd it almost matches the 5870s performance.
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February 14, 2010 3:40:43 PM

Unless you need more than two x 16 PCI-E slots, I'd drop the supercomputer and go with the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
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February 14, 2010 4:16:41 PM

I was thinking the supercomputer might have advantages in the future for connectivity , but I can find no comparisons of that model with the other 2 boards. I want the best performance as I can find in a MB.

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