1156 motherboard

I am buying a new PC and I have decided for every component except for the motherboard.
I will go with
a i5-750 CPU,
4gb 1600mhz of RAM,
Gigabyte 5770 HD video card,
Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B CPU cooler,
Centurion 690 II Advanced case,
Gigabyte 720 Superb power supply,
WD Black Caviar 1Tb hard drive
and a Nec Labelflash optical unit.

I have been searching for a good MB for a while now. I almost decided to buy the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 motherboard, but came across this topic: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623288

Now I came across the question do I really need USB 3.0 and SATA 3. I mean when are we going to use them like we use the USB 2.0 and SATA 2 today?

Which boards are better?
ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI.

I am kinda looking at this MB, but I am not sure...
Here is the link: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-p55-gd80-review-test/

I am kinda a gamer soo I am almsot 100% sure that I will buy another 5770 HD(I have one since Christmas)

You can also give me a link to a good motherboard, but its has to cost no higher than 190 euros.
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  1. That gygabyte mobo is a good option. Anyway I would go for an ASUS P7P55D-E PRO:

    Here you have some reviews:

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/asus-p7p55d-e-pro-intel-p55-lga-1156-motherboard-review/

    http://techgage.com/article/asus_p7p55d-e_pro/

    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1781

    I recommend you to buy a mobo with onboard SATAIII and USB3.0. Anyway you always can add a USB3.0/SATAIII PCIe card when you need it.

    The best mobo brands are ASUS, EVGA and Gigabyte. INTEL, MSI and DFI make good products too.
  2. I heard taht the ASUS boards come with a high pitched noise.
  3. Quote:
    I heard taht the ASUS boards come with a high pitched noise.


    In my opinion, ASUS is the best mobo brand. High pitched noise????...Where have you read it?
  4. Quote:
    I heard taht the ASUS boards come with a high pitched noise.


    I've got a P7P55D-E and can tell you for certain that there is no high pitched noise, not sure where you got that idea from...
  5. EDIT:
    Soo the ASUS doesnt have any problems with SATA 3 and USB 3.0 like the gigabyte one.
  6. Ok. It's strange. Anyway, now you know how to resolve the problem if it happens: turn off C-State technology.
    Don't worry. It's an amazing mobo.
  7. If I use 2 HD 5770s with that mobo, it will run at x8 x8 am I right?
    But it isnt a big difference than x16 x16 I read somewhere. Were they right?
  8. On those graphics cards you wont notice any difference.
  9. Does the motherboard have any bad things?
    How long does it take to boot up?
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