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April 22, 2010 11:32:20 PM

Alright so I've been debating with what motherboard to go with that will last me a while and be able to handle multiple upgrades over time for a computer that I'm going t build for the first time. here's the two I've centered in on so far.

EVGA P55 SLI at 210.92 minus a $30 rebate
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD7099&v...

ASUS P7P55D PRO at 178.47
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD1568&v...

Now I'm wondering whether it'd be better to go with the EVGA with support for SLI or the ASUS wit hsupport for both crossfireX and SLI. Also I don't want to just go for the EVGA just because of the savings rather I'd like to know which has better features overall and any suggestions of other motherboards for the same price or lower that could potentially be better would be greatly appreciated.

The build includes:
corsair tx750w at $107
western digital caviar black 640gb hdd (dual processor version) at $70
Intel i5 750 at $213
G.SKILL ddr3 1333 at $214
Then for now I'm just going to run on a bfg nvidia geforce 8800gt and then later I'll be getting new video card(s) when there's an appealing sale

thanks for any help.

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April 23, 2010 1:48:36 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I would go for the ASUS, because IMO he nVidia chipset aren't good. Some P55 mobos support both SLI and Crossfire mode, so, you don't need be worried about that, because one or both are supported for the mobo.
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April 23, 2010 3:18:08 AM

I would recommend ASUS mobo's. As a company, every motherboard I have purchased from them was good quality and had a lot of features for the price. That said, I have only used a gigabyte mobo once and I encountered several glitches with SLI not working.
April 23, 2010 5:34:00 AM

I second jack's recommendation too... Very future proof...
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