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October 15, 2010 5:40:50 AM

Hi guys,

I'm going to be upgrading soon.
And I would get i5 760 but im not sure what gigabyte mobo i should get.
p55 is pretty good and the h55 are also quite good.

and is corsair valueram good for gaming? or should i get gaming ram?

Let me know what you think

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October 15, 2010 9:53:50 AM

About the mobo, I would go with the h57 gigabyte model. I bought this motherboard last month and it's amazing!

Corsair RAM is one of the best of our market today, go with the 2gb ddr3 1600mhz kit.
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October 15, 2010 3:57:57 PM

With the I5-760 I would opt for the P55A. The only advantage that I'm aware of with the H55/57 MBs is the support for procs with IGP, which the I5-760 does not have. (I3 and I5-6xx clarkdales have IGP, I5-7xx lynnfield do not)

Other than that, look at number Of pci-e x16 and x8 slots - Note any speacial conditions (both have 1 x16 and 1 x16 @x4). also look at Nr usb and Sata connections (h57 7 Sata 3.0, P55A has 8 w two of them @ Sata 6.

My system - I5-750 w/ P55-UD4P (memory Ripjaws 1600, CL7, 1.6 Volts. I choose not to get the "A" version and use a dedicated PCI-e x4 card for USB3 and Sata 6.
Wifes system - I3-540 w/H55 MB (Low voltage G-skill ram, CL 8), The IGP worked fine and is an excellent back-up as I installed a 5670 GPU - (She only plays games that are like $10)