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August 12, 2010 11:57:36 PM

Hi there,Im having trouble in choosing a motherboard that will last me for a long time, and also want it to be future proof, SLI and Cross fire enabled. I live in the U.K and the website im using is Ebyuer.com. Here's the system im building.

LG CH08LS10 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW & LightScribe SATA Blu-Ray Drive - OEM Black

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

Intel i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Asus HD 5850 DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU - 13.5cm Fan 6x SATA 4x PCI-E

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 P55 Socket 1156 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

NZXT Hades Mid Tower Case - NO PSU


Like I said, i dont know if the components I have choose are compatible with my motherboard. Also, is there a better motherboard than the one I have choosen, such as been more future proof. I would be looking to spend no more than 180 pounds. Please leave plenty of advice and comments, Many thanks :D 

August 13, 2010 12:13:05 AM

thats a good motherboard
a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 12:33:16 AM

All parts look perfectly compatible.. I'd suggest you go for the XFX 750W Black Edition PSU though.. Meanwhile, you mentioned you need support for both SLI and crossfire.. Are you sure the Gigabyte supports both.?
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August 13, 2010 1:03:42 AM

I think i'll go for the Asus E Pro then, for an extra tenner might aswell. And I think i will also opt for the 750w psu, but wont that be an over kill?
August 13, 2010 1:12:31 AM

Emperus is really really right about the PSU. jonnyGURU review of the PSU received a 9.7. Not many power supplies can match that.

This looks like a gaming rig, is that correct?

Did you forget the memory? You need DDR3, dual channel. 1600 most likely from the rest of the components.

Are you planning to overclock? Will need a heatsink then too.
August 13, 2010 1:17:13 AM

Dayyyum! Looks like im defo having the PSU now.

Yeah it is, well, it will be used for gaming and other things.

Yess, i forgot, i had choosen the OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 Gold i5 Memory Kit 1.65V CL9(9-9-9-20)

or

Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V

In the future, perhaps when my comp starts to become slow ect. Not really bothered at the moment.
a c 117 V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 1:41:16 AM

Stay away from OZC ram mate it's pants!
The Crucial will be a better choice and will set-up with no tweaking.
Plus it's faster CAS7.


August 13, 2010 1:46:05 AM

lol that bad! i will mate,l i was gonna go for the Crucial anyways tbh.
nice one, better all round then.
August 13, 2010 1:50:18 AM

Ohh, also, i got told on a other forum i posted, that not many CPU coolers will fit the case I have choose. Is that correct?
a c 117 V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 2:23:12 AM

You should be ok this bit is from NZXT site.
CPU Heatsink clearance: 131.5mm w/ 200mm fan, 165mm w/o side fan installed.
I would install a good cpu cooler instead of a side fan.
a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 9:34:46 AM

If you are having overclocking plans then i'd recommend getting some good DDR3 1600 MHz RAM sticks.. It wont be too costly and you can find similar timings on them..
a c 117 V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 9:59:29 AM

What Emperus is referring to is a kit like this will give you some oc'ing headroom.
And i agree 1600Mhz is a sweet spot for any rig.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490
August 13, 2010 12:46:12 PM

Yeah, I think ill go for a good heatsink instead of a fan.

Is the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO iP55 compatible with the G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V?

Many thanks to all your comments, it has done me well :D 
a c 117 V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 1:10:24 PM

Jake_94 said:
Yeah, I think ill go for a good heatsink instead of a fan.

Is the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO iP55 compatible with the G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V?

Many thanks to all your comments, it has done me well :D 

Yes of course i wouldn't recommend it otherwise!
August 13, 2010 1:55:27 PM

Sorry lol my mistake. Just that its my first build, i dont want to make any mistakes :) 
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