I've been out of the tech scene for a while as I've been at school and working pretty hard for the last year or so. I have a pretty extensive knowledge but I can see things have changed in the time I've spent in hibernation. I just ordered a Asus P7P55 LX motherboard for my new i5/HD 5870 build. Is this motherboard any good? Can anybody recommend it? There is literally no literature on this motherboard anywhere. One thing I noticed is that it is 4+1 phase power design versus 8+2 on most new P55 motherboards. This accounts for a lack of 8pin CPU power on the motherboard. Instead there is a four.
Well your a quick study, other notable limitations are 16 pci-express lanes. This is a limitation of the I5 chip and 1156 socket not related to anyone but intel.
As for is this any good, this is a brand new release and the least expensive offered by Asus. There weren't any reviews located. Correction, found 4 users reviews at newegg.com $119.00
I would say its not really a enthusiast board. Less voltage redundancy as you noted. Will make people with older smaller psu's happy that their 4 pin cpu connector is not going in to a 8 pin connector and that they are "mickeying" something. lol. Lack of heat sinks.
Its a Asus, so I'm confident it should all run fine at stock settings in the end. you can let us know.
ok update for you guys if you even care...motherboard is running very nicely, email@example.com with stock voltage, memory running at 1600 again with stock voltage. havent tried pushing either of them yet because its my moms computer. not a bad board at all.