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EVGA mobo help needed...

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January 14, 2010 10:01:03 PM

Hey all,

Found this and am about to pull the trigger. Any critics on the MOBO or is it solid? Its at a good price for me and I even like the color :) 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also, how does this look for RAM?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The CPU is next but I'm still undecided between i5 and i7. Thanks for the help!

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January 14, 2010 10:18:52 PM

I would go with the corsair xms3 for about $25 less. EVGA is ok; only complaint I saw lately was some **** about long post times with an x58 board. But every system is different.
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January 14, 2010 10:53:11 PM

I love the black color theme of that EVGA board, but to tell you the truth if I were buying a P55 motherboard today with crossfire capabilities I would get the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This board has all the capabilities of the EVGA board, plus it has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/s. USB 3.0 will become the standard within six months.

The Mushkin RAM you chose will not work in your P55 motherboard at its rated specifications. The Mushkin RAM is rated at 1.85 to 1.95 Volts. The maximum recommended Voltage for a P55 motherboard is 1.65 Volts. Consider this GSKill RAM instead it has the same speed and nearly the same timings, but is only 1.5 Volts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the processor, please look at these benchmark tests to help you make a decision:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=364...

Good luck with your build.
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