Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Choosing the right motherboard

Last response: in Systems
Share
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 12:04:24 PM

Proposed new system:

Core i5 750 processor
Corsair 4gb DDR3 1333mhz RAM
Powercolor ATI Radeon 5850 1gb (DiRT 2 included) Graphics
Samsung 1TB 7200rpm 32mb cache HDD
Corsair 650W TX series PSU
NZXT Hades case
Windows 7

I have been researching for the past 3-4 days on a decent motherboard with a decent price, and I am seriously stumped. Tom's hardware were impressed with the Gigabyte P55 UD4p but I cannot seem to find it on any of the UK sites. I am leaning more toward gigabyte, I was going to go for the P55A ud4 but realised I don't really need the SATA3 and USB3 features, as well as what I've been hearing about it slowing down PCIe speeds. I'm thinking of maybe getting the P55 UD4 standard, but wondering if it is a decent mobo?

All I really require from a motherboard is 2 PCIe slots, easy overclocking features as I am a novice at that area, 1156 socket (obviously), and support for the other components on my list. I think that is about each.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated :) 

More about : choosing motherboard

a b V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 8:46:24 PM

Make sure the RAM is 1.65V or less (lower is better). Also try for a low CAS rating (like 6 or 7) since its a bit faster.

Gigabyte's UD series motherboards all seem to be solid choices. Get the one that has the best features/price for you.
m
0
l
!