Should I go with the P7P55D-E PRO ins tead of the P7P55D PRO?

So ASUS has made a new version of the board that I was going to purchase. The P7P55D-E PRO.

My current system specs are these:

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Mother Board
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
I will be getting 2 of these hard drives and making them RAID 1

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3


Internal Card Reader

NZXT Lexa S case

The ASUS P7P55D-E PRO has USB 3.0 on it! This is new technology that will be implemented more in the future. Will my build still work well will all the parts if I decided to go with the P7P55D-E PRO instead of the regular P7P55D PRO?
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  1. So I decided to go with the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO. will my build still work?
  2. Yes, your new build will still work with the new motherboard.
    If you have already built the system and will be switching out the motherboard, you will need to do a fresh install.
    If the components aren't order / built, you are good to go with the new motherboard as part of the build.
  3. very nice thanks! I will be ordering the parts soon
  4. nice build , you could always add another 5850 when the prices drop substantially with that psu ... also , overclock the 5850 from start ... at least 75 core and 150 memory increase should be possible from the ati CCC itself ...
  5. so i purchased everything the otehr day and I would like to thank all who helped. I just have to figure out which wireless nic i should get because I cant punch holes in my wall haha my mom would not be too happy about that. I'll post that on another thread.

    cyberkuberiah, how do I overclock the 5850?
  6. go to Ati Catalyst Control Center , ull find the settings to adjust the core clock , memory clock , and fan speed control , manual or automatic ... after u select different settings , download and run furmark :-

    this website also contains step by step tutorial , basically u have to check for artifacts and temps ...
  7. thanks!
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