Need Help Choosing a motherboard

I have recently have decided that I want to build my first computer, and I've been unable to decide which mobo is best to go with.

I've been looking at Gigabyte's P55-UD5 and UD6.. I'm almost 100% sure that I'm going to do SLI with geforce 9800gt's and I've been reading some clearance issues with the mobo so I wanted to make sure there wasn't going to be any...

Thanks =]

So far I'm getting

Memory - G. Series Ripjaw 2gb x2 2000
Processor - Intel Core i5 750
Vid Card - BFG Tech geforce 9800gt (Leaning towards sli but not 100% sure yet)
OS- Windows 7
Hard Drive - WD 640gb 3.5"
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    What is your budget?
  2. Ty for the welcome, I'm looking to be at around a 1,000, no more than 1,300.
    I was also just looking at the asus P7P55D Deluxe... Seems like a solid mobo.
  3. Ok, any prefer site to buy online? for example.
  4. Newegg's where I've been looking at all of my stuff thus far, I don't know if there's any others, all of my friends seem to lean particularly towards newegg.
  5. $ 279.99 CPU i7-860
    $ 159.99 MOBO Asus P7P55D-E
    $ 89.99 HDD Spinpoint F3 1TB
    $ 439.99 GPU 5870
    $ 110.99 RAM Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1333
    $ 34.99 CPU COOLER Hyper 212+
    Combo CASE + PSU $ 124.98 Here

    Total: $ 1.240,92 + MIR + SHIPPING

    P.D. OS Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit $ 104.99
  6. Thanks, I'll def take that into consideration =]
  7. If you want a cheap rig, you can get the i5-750 for $ 194.99, and with that processor the cost is only $ 1.152,92 + MIR + SHIPPING
  8. Thanks saint, I was actually talking to one of my friends today about a set up I had been looking at it's around the same 1,150~ mark with shipping included, it consists of

    asus p7p55d-deluxe
    gigabyte geforce 9800gt SLI
    Ripjaw series 4gb ram 1600
    Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb
    Cooler master 212+
    Antec six hundred case
    Antec earthwatts 650w psu

    How does that sound?

    Btw I truly appreciate your help, this being my first rig I want to get it right and I also want to explore all the options that I have before making a decision which will be in the course of the next two to three weeks.
  9. Best answer

    1- Make you sure that the RAM is CL7 or CL8. If doesn't, is not a good RAM
    2- The GPU is a old GPU, that IMO, today isn't enough for the today's games.
    3- The other components looks good.
  10. That ram is cl7.
    And after doing some looking I found a good combo deal on the Radeon HD5770 and the intel i5 750 core so I'll be doing that, I'm just not really looking to spend $450 on a gpu with my gaming style
  11. Best answer selected by kr3war561.
  12. Good choose, now, I have a question.

    Btw I truly appreciate your help

    What does mean the BTW?, I'm not from USA, in fact, the English isn't my native language and I'm trying to learn the most as possible.
  13. Haha it means "By The Way"

    English is my second language, and for someone who doesn't live here, yours is very good.
  14. Ok, men thanks for the info.
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