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May 27, 2010 9:23:04 PM

hi, what`s the difference between these MBs? What's the best for i5-750 gaming build?

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

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May 28, 2010 12:54:14 AM

  • ASUS P7P55D PRO: No USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gb/s and x8,x8 SLI|Crossfire setup
  • ASUS P7P55D-E Pro: USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gb/s and x8,x8 SLI]Crossfire setup
  • ASUS P7P55D: No USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gb/s and x16,x4 Crossfire setup with No SLI support

    The best motherboard is the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for the i5-750.. IMO
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    May 28, 2010 1:00:12 AM

    Hmm, I don`t intend to make a SLI, I already have a GTX 275, but I`ll buy a better one someday, not gonna make SLI. So ASUS P7P55D-E Pro would be a good choice?

    And what about Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard, is it a reliable and good motherboard?
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    May 28, 2010 1:15:22 AM

    The Gigabyte board is a good board but doesn't support SLI or even really Crossfire with the x16x4 setup.

    If you are only planning on running a single card setup (never plan to run dual cards), I would go with the Gigabyte board as it is the cheaper board. If you think you might one day run day, I would go with the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro.
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    May 28, 2010 1:19:18 AM

    I`m getting i5-750 because of the money I`ll be saving, intend getting a much better GPU, I don`t know if it`s the best choice when you already have a GTX 275, what`s your opinion?
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    May 28, 2010 1:24:24 AM

    Getting the i5 750 is a great choice for a CPU, so you aren't going wrong there.
    Sticking with the GTX 275 isn't bad idea either. It is still a very good performing card in gaming. I'm running two GTX 260 Core 216's and don't plan on updating until the next gen GTX 4xx series cards come out. I'm not impressed with the GTX 470 & 480 when it comes performance to price.

    I say stick with the i5 750, GTX 275 and go with the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro but of course it isn't my money to spend :D 
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    May 28, 2010 1:30:04 AM

    :D  Ya that`s ok, it`s just that I couldn`t find the P7P55D-E Pro in the site I want to buy my items.

    Let me explain my situation to you hehe, I`m brazilian and will travel to USA during my vacation. Then I don`t want to shop my items from Newegg because it`s online only. I intend to buy everything with Fry`s so I can pick up my item at the store and check them up before taking them to Brazil.
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    May 28, 2010 2:02:42 AM

    In your case, I would go with the Gigabyte board, if available at Fry's, since you don't plan on running dual cards. It will provide an upgrade path with USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0Gb/s support. If the price is better, you can get the ASUS P7P55D Pro and still be okay.

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    May 28, 2010 2:12:42 AM

    Thanks man, I`ll stay with Gigabyte one,

    Intel Core i5 Processor 750 & Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard Bundle Combo $329.98

    4GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair CMD4GX3M2A1600C8 $140.00

    EDIT 1: Forgot one thing hehe, does ASUS P7P55D Pro support sli?
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    May 28, 2010 2:13:22 AM

    Best answer selected by fardado07.
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    May 28, 2010 2:25:06 AM

    Yes, the ASUS P7P55D Pro supports SLI.

    Also, I would look at this Corsair, as it has tighter timings an is $40 cheaper after current rebate.
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    May 28, 2010 2:28:31 AM

    Ok, I thought the other one was better hehe. So between P7P55D PRO and Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, which one is better (considering that I`ll stay with only one gpu)?

    Thank you
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    May 28, 2010 2:40:25 AM

    Gigabyte... IMO
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    May 30, 2010 12:13:56 PM

    The only thing to be wary of with the GA-P55A-UD3 when using a single graphics card in the PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is that when using any of the USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s features, the PCIe slot speed drops from x16 to x8.

    Here's the Gigabyte specification page that lists the note as:
    "When SATA3 / USB 3.0 (Marvell 9128 /NEC USB 3.0 Controllers) work at turbo mode, 1st PCIE x16 will work at x8 speed."

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3439#sp

    I've heard that deal mentioned at Fry's and barring the above note, it's still a good board to double with an i5-750, especially if you don't use Xfire or SLI.
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