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Opinion on a Mobo for new build

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October 22, 2010 8:16:27 PM

Been looking for a mid range mobo for a while now for my new build and its holding me up big time.
As for the build so far I have:
i7 875K (going to OC mildly around 3.6-3.8 for gaming)
8gb 2x4 DDR3 1600 g skill Ecos
Antec ninehundred
CM hyper 212+
MSI gtx460 hawk
Antec EW 650w PSU


Now this is my first real build, and I'm not 100% sure on all my mobo options. I'm looking at a few, and chances are I might SLI in the future so its a small option to look at. USB 3.0 isn't a deal breaker(but nice to have). Basically I'm looking for the most reliable of these that will have good voltage control and be the most stable for my setup or from most peoples experiences. Price wise, all the mobo's I am looking at are in the 105-130 range (after rebates) I know the prices are lower at other places, just posting a nice universal site (NE) since we all know and love them.

First off was the first mobo I was looking at originally -
1.) Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3

2.) Asus P7P55D-E LX

3.) EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR

4.) Asus Sabertooth 55i

Any help would be amazing, as I am stumped on which to select seening as my original budget was 100, but since 25-30 extra for a few more options/better mobo I found a few.
Thanks

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a c 234 V Motherboard
October 22, 2010 10:35:55 PM

I would go with the EVGA first, followed by the Sabertooth 55i... IMO

I like the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro best of all but it is outside your budget :( 
October 22, 2010 10:59:30 PM

Well the P7P55D-E Pro isn't much outside (135ish), an particular reason over the others?
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a c 234 V Motherboard
October 22, 2010 11:02:54 PM

It gives you both playable SLI/Crossfire at x8/x8 and USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0 Gb/s support. The other boards listed don't provide the newer support.
October 23, 2010 2:27:40 PM

anyone else with other preferences/opinions? Really looking to buy by Monday and still torn.
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