I'm planning to build a new system from the ground up. So far, I haven't purchased any parts, just making plans and trying to get your expert opinions on these parts.
I'm leaning toward getting the Asus P7P55D-E PRO motherboard.
I'll be using the COre i7 860 CPU with this board.
From the reviews I've read and some forum reactions, its seems like this is a good choice for a motherboard.
Trouble I'm having is that I don't know enough about motherboards to realize what I'm gaining and also vice versa (not gaining) by going with the Asus P7P55D-E PRO.
What does the PRO not have that the other Asus P55 boards (EVO, Premium, etc.) have?
The primary difference betwqeen the -e and the -e pro is that the Pro has true crossfire/SLI ability at x8/x8, whereas the plain -E will only do X16/X4.
The Deluxe, at least on newegg, has superior voltage control... it would OC better and also just be more robust, run cooler etc. However, the Deluxe apparently still has USB 2.0, and you should be buying USB 3.0/SATA 3 at this point so I think the -E pro is the way to go.