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What MoBo for Core i5 Socket LGA1156???

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June 16, 2010 11:00:40 PM

Hi,
I am looking for a good Motherboard for around $150-175. My setup will be(once I build it :D ):
Intel Core i5-750
Kingston 4 GB DDR3 1600
CORSAIR 650W
ATI RADEON HD 5570
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA 3.0 Gbp/s

I would also like it to be as future proof as possible(USB 3.0/ SATA 6.0).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

There are so many on Newegg that I really don't know which to choose, so I hope somebody can help me.

Thanks.


a c 196 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 7:06:19 AM

^ +1

That is the same model I would recommend. The Gigabyte UDx series of boards are excellent in my experience.
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a c 117 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 2:25:21 PM

^+1 yep i'm currently running two 1156 Giggy's totally problem free.
i luv em!
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June 17, 2010 7:19:24 PM

How is this compared to the Gigabyte P55A-UD4P or the Asus boards(P7P55D-E PRO etc.?)
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a c 135 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 7:43:45 PM

Those are good too,their main difference with P55A-UD3P is that they have 2 PCI-E slots for SLI/CF,so if you need SLI or CF go for either P55A-UD4P or P7P55D-E PRO,otherwise go with the P55A-UD3P
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a c 196 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 7:49:42 PM

The higher the number..UD3P, UD4P , UD6P ect. the more features and the higher the price. Basically it comes down to the number of PCI Express slots and the number of graphics cards you plan on running.

Asus is also a great brand. I personally like Gigabyte but it really comes down to the brand you are familiar with. Either Asus or Gigabyte are the 2 best in my opinion.

Edit: And Maziar beat me to the answer :) 
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June 17, 2010 7:54:40 PM

Thanks for the quick answers! This is my first build, and I really don't have any exprience with either company. I want to Crossfire eventually, I just dont have the $$$ right now :(  So I guess it's down to P55A-UD4P or the P7P55D-E PRO. Suggestions?
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a c 196 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 8:00:28 PM

I still say Gigabyte. But as I said above you really can not go wrong with either.

Also I have to recommend this memory:

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

It is very fast and cheap and I have used it in several i5 750 / Gigabyte builds with great results.
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June 17, 2010 8:05:24 PM

Looking at my memory, I made a change because they were out of stock of the Kingston :(  I changed to G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will these work with the Gigabyte, because I checked their memory compatibility chart and it isn't listed there but says "We can only verify some memory products." It would be appreciated! :D 
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a c 196 V Motherboard
June 17, 2010 8:07:18 PM

Lol I think you just missed my edit. That memory is about the best you can get for the price. Really low cas latency= fast. It is a better buy than any Kingston I have seen.
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June 17, 2010 8:08:32 PM

Best answer selected by SushiG.
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June 17, 2010 8:11:34 PM

Sorry anort, I didn't see your post. That is a fail on my part. Alright, I had already made the change. OK so it works! I hope it will with the UD4P! Thanks guys!
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June 17, 2010 11:25:10 PM

anort3 said:
^ +1

That is the same model I would recommend. The Gigabyte UDx series of boards are excellent in my experience.

Every Gigabyte board with 1156 socket is UDx...
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June 17, 2010 11:30:33 PM

SushiG said:
How is this compared to the Gigabyte P55A-UD4P or the Asus boards(P7P55D-E PRO etc.?)

Between this boards go for ASUS, is little expensive but is worth. Trust me, you will like to go with CS or SLI somedays...
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a c 196 V Motherboard
June 18, 2010 3:58:52 AM

Misko195 said:
Between this boards go for ASUS, is little expensive but is worth. Trust me, you will like to go with CS or SLI somedays...


He picked the UD4P.......it has 2 x PCI-E. I guess by CS you were trying to say Crossfire and it will do so fine.

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

Helps to read before you post.
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