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Best Intel 1156 Mobo, SATA 6 & USB 3.0

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November 5, 2010 1:34:21 AM

Switching over to Intel for my next build. I'm looking for the best bang for my buck for the motherboard.

I will be using the i5-760 and will be overclocking.

The closer I get to the $100 price point the better, but I will pay up to $200.

SATA 6 and USB 3 are a must.

Not planning on SLI or CF, but it would be a nice feature to have in case I change my mind.

I've been looking at the ASUS p7p55D-E's, but am looking for other options out there before I pull the trigger.

Thanks in advance.

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November 5, 2010 6:04:25 AM
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I'm a big supporter of the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for any LGA 1156 build. Another alternative is the ASUS P7H57D-V EVO or MSI P55A-GD55 (Crossfire Only).
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November 5, 2010 5:57:45 PM

Asus gets the nod here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-performance...

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At two-thirds of the price of its Asus rival, Gigabyte’s P55A-UD4P cuts costs by using the processor’s PCIe 2.0 connections to host its high-bandwidth controllers. Two of the primary graphics card’s 16 PCIe lanes supply its USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s controllers, and Gigabyte disables six more lanes to make the upper slot an effective x8 interface. The USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s controllers revert to the chipset’s 2.5 GT/s lanes whenever two graphics cards are installed, to preserve the x8 transfers each graphics card needs for optimal CrossFire or SLI performance.


This my budget choice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 5, 2010 7:37:21 PM

tecmo34 said:
I'm a big supporter of the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for any LGA 1156 build. Another alternative is the ASUS P7H57D-V EVO or MSI P55A-GD55 (Crossfire Only).


Okay, sounds good to me. I'll go with one of the P7P55D-E's. Thanks!
November 12, 2010 12:35:42 AM

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November 12, 2010 9:13:57 AM

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