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P55 mobo for Intel i5-760

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August 17, 2010 5:11:28 AM

Hey yall, I'm a noobie putting together a gaming rig for the first time and having a hard time deciding on a motherboard. Here's what I know...

- CPU: Intel i5-760
- Case: Antec 300 (atx mid tower)
- Hard drive:
Option 1) SSD for applications and HDD for storage
Option 2) 2 HDDs in raid
- GPU: GTX 470 or ATI 5850 (single card)


I've been staring at mobo's all weekend and can't narrow down a "best bet", so if anyone could lend me a hand in deciding I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks _(_ _)_



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a c 119 V Motherboard
August 17, 2010 11:07:10 AM

^+1 very good suggestion
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August 17, 2010 1:23:38 PM

Ok, thanks for the suggestion guys. That looks to be within my price point. I've heard good things about ASUS boards.

Is the ASUS bios easy to operate? Would a newbie like me be able to OC without much trouble?
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a c 136 V Motherboard
August 17, 2010 2:01:41 PM

Yes its easy, you'll find out everything you need in a matter of few minutes
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August 17, 2010 8:46:26 PM

What memory would you recommend with this mobo and my other components listed above? I'm looking for 4gb, maybe 8gb depending on price.
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a c 119 V Motherboard
August 17, 2010 9:21:25 PM

stregalaw said:
What memory would you recommend with this mobo and my other components listed above? I'm looking for 4gb, maybe 8gb depending on price.

I would pick 1600Mhz CL7 this is very good i have a kit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 18, 2010 3:12:39 PM

Maziar said:
That's a great choice, for $7 more you can get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which has slightly better timings and lower voltage, both are good though,you can't go wrong with either



Isn't this a triple channel kit? I think I need a dual channel kit.
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a c 136 V Motherboard
August 18, 2010 5:15:09 PM

Yes you are right,sorry about that.Go with Davcon's suggestion then.
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August 26, 2010 6:38:38 PM

Best answer selected by stregalaw.
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August 30, 2010 1:02:02 PM

I just looked at the specs for that board. The 2nd PCIe slot is only x4 so if you are planning on adding a 2nd graphics card later in crossfire you won't be getting the same benefit as you would if you had a board that offers the 2nd slot at x8.
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