Hey everyone. I'm upgrading my system (New CPU, RAM and MoBo) and am trying to narrow down the MoBo. The CPU I'm going with is the i5-760, and this will be a gaming rig.
I think I've narrowed down my motherboard choices to the Asus P7P55D-E Pro and the MSI P55A-GD65
I'm looking for input on anyone who may have one of these boards or experience with Asus or MSI boards or maybe a suggestion for a different board. I currently have an EVGA MoBo and have had nothing but trouble with it so I don't think I would consider another.
Aren't the x58 chipsets only made for the 1366 socket boards? I would love to go with an 1366 i7 if just for the hyperthreading but I'm already pricing myself over what I originally wanted to spend... as tends to happen with me
Well I wanted to stay WELL UNDER $400 initially but that has gone out the window.
As of right now I sit at:
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro ($180)
Intel i5-760 ($209)
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB DDR3 ($75)
For a grand total of ($464)
I'll wait for the components to go on sale... there's always a sale or rebate right around the corner with these things
Excellent choice. The Asus board had a $30 rebate last July for $143 after rebate. eWiz has had some good prices on CPU's lately, though discounting dropped this past week. I picked up a Q8400 there 2 weeks ago for only $145.
Thanks everyone! Like I said I would love to go x58, and I realize the board price isn't much more... however the cheapest 1366 CPU (i7 930) to put on it is at least $80 more than the i5 760. I'm already over budget and I can't just keep saying well it's only $XX more over and over again
I think the P7P55D-E Pro is the way to go. Now to wait for sales.
btw, while I wait for sales I'm still keeping my eye on the i7 930 and a couple boards (Asus P6X58D-E and Asus Sabertooth X58) just to see if there is a crazy price drop.