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P55 mobo for Intel i5-760

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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  1. Best answer
    Hello and welcome to the forums
    ASUS P75P55D-E would be good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131620
  2. ^+1 very good suggestion
  3. 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?
  4. Yes its easy, you'll find out everything you need in a matter of few minutes
  5. What memory would you recommend with this mobo and my other components listed above? I'm looking for 4gb, maybe 8gb depending on price.
  6. 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=N82E16820231303
  7. That's a great choice, for $7 more you can get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231344
    Which has slightly better timings and lower voltage, both are good though,you can't go wrong with either
  8. Maziar said:
    That's a great choice, for $7 more you can get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231344
    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.
  9. Yes you are right,sorry about that.Go with Davcon's suggestion then.
  10. Best answer selected by stregalaw.
  11. 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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