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Which motherboard should I use?

Hello there.

I've recently been looking around on what motherboard I should select for my i5 build.

These 1156 motherboards are I've got in mind that are in my price range.

ASUS P7P55D LE - $229.70 AUD
http://www.pcmarket.com.au/18163_ASUS_P7P55D_LE_Intel_P55_Socket_LGA_1156_DDR3_Mothe.php

MSI P55-GD65 - $248.90 AUD
http://www.pcmarket.com.au/17742_MSI_P55-GD65_Intel_P55_Socket_LGA_1156_DDR3_Motherb.php

ASUS P7P55D - $265.60 AUD
http://www.pcmarket.com.au/17942_ASUS_P7P55D_Intel_P55_Socket_LGA_1156_DDR3_Motherbo.php


The price doesn't really play a large role between these products.
All I want to know:
*What is going to perform the best.
*What is going to be the most reliable.

Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    Both the ASUS boards dont support SLI but the MSI does...
    And if you are overclocking, then the MSI P55-GD65 and ASUS P7P55D would be better choices...
    Another mobo that you consider -
    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P

    Here the mobos are pretty cheap...
    http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
  2. Alright, thanks again for helping me :)
    Nearly got this build thought out.

    I'm favouring the MSI Board since it has better features.

    So you think the MSI board would be alright?
    I not going to put a good video card in it, as you explained to me before. (Because the new ones are comming out later)
  3. Any other suggestions?
  4. I know its not on your list but have you considered the GA-P55-UD3P from gigabyte? Great OC'ers and I've never had a problem with either my x58 or 790x. Plus they look great ;) I guess you need to think about whether you want Xfire or SLI too.

    Plus its a little cheaper Price range: $192.01 to $239.74 AUD at 41 stores. You could spend the extra on some killer Ram.
  5. Okay Thanks.
    Seems like a good board.

    But the MSI one is good?
    Just wanting to know what one would be the best.
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