Solved P55 mobo for Intel i5-760 Tags: Motherboards Hard Drives Intel i5 Product Last response: August 30, 2010 1:02 PM in Motherboards Share stregalaw 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 _(_ _)_ More about : p55 mobo intel 760 Best solution Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard August 17, 2010 7:03:00 AM Hello and welcome to the forums ASUS P75P55D-E would be good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... davcon a c 90 V Motherboard August 17, 2010 11:07:10 AM ^+1 very good suggestion Related resources I5-760 - P55 or H57 Motherboard? - Forum Overclocking i5-760 using MSI p55 gd80 help - Forum Overclocking i5-760 to 4Ghz - Forum Motherboard with or without turbo boost for i5-760 gaming? - Forum I5-760 or phenomX4 or phenom X6? - for only 3d games - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stregalaw 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? Maziar a c 135 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 stregalaw 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. davcon a c 90 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... Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard August 18, 2010 9:17:26 AM 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 stregalaw August 18, 2010 3:12:39 PM Maziar said:That's a great choice, for $7 more you can get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Which has slightly better timings and lower voltage, both are good though,you can't go wrong with either Isn't this a triple channel kit? I think I need a dual channel kit. Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard August 18, 2010 5:15:09 PM Yes you are right,sorry about that.Go with Davcon's suggestion then. stregalaw August 26, 2010 6:38:38 PM Best answer selected by stregalaw. Honu79 August 30, 2010 1:02:02 PM I just looked at the specs for that board. The 2nd PCIe slot is only x4 so if you are planning on adding a 2nd graphics card later in crossfire you won't be getting the same benefit as you would if you had a board that offers the 2nd slot at x8. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI5-760 ~ 84 C full load prime95 stock cooler ForumWorried about getting right speed ram and right motherboard for i5-760 ForumIs this a good bulid for i5-760 ? x25m, gtx460, what speed RAM for OC? ForumHome-built i5-760 , x25m, please help with motherboard and ram for over ForumWhat speed RAM for this i5-760 build, please? And which Gigabyte MB? ForumI5-655k or i5-760 ForumMotherboard with or without turbo boost for i5-760 gaming? ForumBest P55 motherboard Nov. 2010 Forum1000$ USD P55 build, needs expert advice!- first build ForumRecommended mobo for a i5-760 , Crucial C300 SSD. GPU bottleneck? ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumIntel OR EVGA? (for gaming) ForumXFX Mobo with d0 Error ForumMobo match for AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black specs ForumI7-930 Mobo options More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !