Best 1156 Board?

Hello, im looking into upgrading my current 955 C1 (bought it when they still cost 245$ :( ) and 4890, to a i5 750/860 and a 5850/470. primarily, im looking into boards right now. i currently have a MSI 790FX mobo, and i love it, as well as MSI as a company, so any MSI board gets a few extra points from me. it needs to be able to do xfire/sli at atleast x8 x8, and have good oc'ing features. so far, this is what i have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130239

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130261

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188056

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131620

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130238

those are the main ones im looking at, feel free to add more, or give advice, experiences, or information. on a side note, how much added performance would i see from a i7 860 over a 955, and how much performance should i expect from a 5850/470 over a 4890. or whats your opinion on 470 vs 5850. personally, im favoring the 5850, mainly due to heat, energy, and cost, and only losing by a small amount.
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  1. Hello
    Between those,i would go with ASUS P7P55D-E Pro because it has a good price/performance ratio and has a good OC'ng capability and supports SLI/CF at dual 8x mode.
    As for i7 860 vs 955,well in gaming the difference isn't much but overall i7 860 would about 20% faster in apps/games.
    As for the graphic card, well a 5850 is about 30% faster than a 4890.
    And finally,for 5850 vs 470, well 470 is about 10-15% faster but its noisier and has more power consumption.
  2. ^+1 nice post:)
  3. Maziar said:
    Hello
    Between those,i would go with ASUS P7P55D-E Pro because it has a good price/performance ratio and has a good OC'ng capability and supports SLI/CF at dual 8x mode.
    As for i7 860 vs 955,well in gaming the difference isn't much but overall i7 860 would about 20% faster in apps/games.
    As for the graphic card, well a 5850 is about 30% faster than a 4890.
    And finally,for 5850 vs 470, well 470 is about 10-15% faster but its noisier and has more power consumption.



    what is your opinion on the msi gd 80/85? sata 6 isnt useful yet, usb 3 isnt used widely yet, so thats not terribly important (but nice to have) but i have heard that the 80/85 are the best, or the best values in the p55 lineup. and so either the 5850 or the 470 is a good advancement over the 4890 im assuming. and yeah, anybody know how bad the heat is on the 470 compared to the 5850?
  4. Those MSI boards are good too, but i recommended the ASUS one because i think it has the best price/performance ratio between them,It also has USB 3.0 and Sata6(which i know aren't useful yet) and its price is lower than MSI P55-GD85,(which has pretty much the same features) also according to the reviews, it has a better OC'ng capability than P55-GD65.
    As for the VGA,yes both 5850 and 470 are significantly faster than a 4890.
    And for the heat,check this review
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-480,2585-15.html
  5. hmmm, 5850 is a pretty cool card, i knew that, as well as the fermi cards running HOT. however, i have my opinions on this, but what card would you say is the better buy, assuming they both cost the same (newegg selling msi 470 for $299)
  6. Well its a matter of opinions, i would choose 5850 because although its slower the difference isn't huge, also it runs cooler and quieter.It depends on that you prefer a 10% faster card with higher power consumption/noise or a slower card with a lower power consumption/noise
  7. the 5850 is, IMO the better card for exactly those reasons. also, having a 4890, im familiar with ati.
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