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Best p55 board for single gpu gaming

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October 6, 2009 5:15:35 PM

I've been looking through too much p55 mobos now to a point i can't even tell the difference other than price. If i plan on only using ONE gfx card, what would be the best mobo for that? (hoping price will be a lot lower than SLI/CF mobos)



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $1000 +- 100 would be great.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (WoW, Batman AA, RE5, New Call of Duty, L4D)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
DVDRW Drive(IDE Modded firmware Pioneer A108)
Razar DeathAdder
MS Natural Keyboard
7200 500g HDD SATA

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel cpu, gfx (ati sapphire/xfx/bfg), case(antec/coolermaster), memory(crosair, gskill), mobo(asus,gigabyte)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, about 4ghz ish

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO, i will neever use 2 gfx card, so a mobo designed/ cheaper for 1 gfx card would be amazing

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
Thinking of Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built-in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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This is what i have so far:
Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built-in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is what i've picked up from reading through some threads here, of course if there are better selections i'd go with those.
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October 9, 2009 3:24:20 AM

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

ASrock is a sister company to ASUS which was one of your choices. They are high quality but cheaper price.
You want to overclock and this board will give you that much better than the other boards already posted.
8+2 voltage regulation.....very important for a good overclock, along with more BIOS options than the 100~ boards.
I did alot of research and this board gives you everything and then some of the 200+ boards
I paired this board with the i5/750 and am very happy.
October 9, 2009 6:58:43 PM

I would not go with ASRock. They are like ASUS's cheaper less quality brand. Motherboard fried during light overclocking and other ASRocks have given them similar problems:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-p55-motherbo...


The only ASRock I would recommend is their x58 board for the i7 920 and then only because I read great reviews here, at anandtech and one other place.
October 9, 2009 7:31:23 PM

thanks for the help, most of the ones that I kept looking at ended up around 130-150. After thinking about it some more i went ahead and go this one.


ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


its more expensive but with what im planning to do with overclocking i think this will take some worries away.
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