EVGA mobo help needed...

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=N82E16813188056


Also, how does this look for RAM?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146871


The CPU is next but I'm still undecided between i5 and i7. Thanks for the help!
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  1. 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.
  2. 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=N82E16813131621
    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=N82E16820231276

    As for the processor, please look at these benchmark tests to help you make a decision:
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=2

    Good luck with your build.
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