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January 21, 2010 10:57:39 PM

hello everyone!

i have my eye on a few p55 motherboards capable of crossfire, and these are my options:

msi p55-gd65

msi p55-gd80

and this new asus

or maybe just go with 1366, its almost the same price now since newer stuff came out?

if i do 1366, im eyeballing these two boards:

any advice is great!!

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a c 241 V Motherboard
January 22, 2010 12:51:43 AM

I would go with the ASUS board, if you are getting the i5 750. [Note... I'm not a fan of MSI after one of their MOBO's died and took a new Q6600 with it (newly out at time of issue).]

I would make the jump to the i7 920 and pickup the P6T (Crossfire/SLI vs just Crossfire), if you are getting the i7 860.
January 22, 2010 1:06:33 AM

yeah but i was looking, and the 1366 mobos for what im lookin for are same price, and so are the processor for the price point. 1366 it is!
a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2010 1:09:52 AM

I love the Sabertooth. Everything about it. It's one of very few P55 boards that give you great spacing for sli/crossfire. It is a little pricey, but you're looking at heavy duty build quality, top shelf cooling, and of course the pci-e layout.

For the 1366, you might consider the Asus P6T Deluxe V2

It also offers great spacing for crossfire/sli. Much better nb/sb/mosfet cooling, 16+2 voltage (vs 6+2 of P6T and P6T SE), and an additional ethernet. It runs about 50 dollars more, but at the end of the day the extra chipset cooling alone makes it worthwhile imo.