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Asus p7p55d-e or p7p55d-e LX

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November 14, 2010 12:12:44 AM

Hi,

Trying to build my first computer with minimal experience, but doing some online research. Leaning towards i7 870 over i7 950 because mobo are cheaper. I will not be overclocking, and I will not need SLI/crossfire. Therefore, I don't need P7P55D-E Pro(SLI/crossfire is only if I want to play lots of graphic intense games, which I won't be doing, right?)

From these forums, I see that I need mobo below the pro.

What are the differences between these two?
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Any reason to pick one over the other?

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November 14, 2010 7:51:18 AM

Better state your entire budget, for instance the i5 760 is just as good for gaming.
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November 14, 2010 12:42:28 PM

Hello
If you don't need an extra PCI-E slot then go with P7P55D-E LX(And yes,SLI/CF will help if only in games)
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November 14, 2010 9:10:02 PM

1) Besides the graphics card, would I have any other reason for another PCI-E slot?

2) Budget would be $700-$800. Main goal is to have a computer that will last 8 years, and keep up the times (software upgrades). I multitask a lot, have lots of windows open (20!). Will have a mix of excel, word, internet, antivirus, photoshop running at the same time. Also, I'd want to play starcraft2 on max levels (with all other programs off). That said, though the i5-760 may be "enough", if I want to think ahead 8 years, might as well go to i7, right?

3) i7-870 is the same price as the i7-950 at microcenter.com. Should I pay more for the mobo and RAM to get a more future proof system (relative to the 870)? It would also be the difference between 4GB and 6GB ram.
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November 15, 2010 2:37:48 AM

The budget is too small for 1366.
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November 15, 2010 5:43:35 PM

calbear4 said:
1) Besides the graphics card, would I have any other reason for another PCI-E slot?

2) Budget would be $700-$800. Main goal is to have a computer that will last 8 years, and keep up the times (software upgrades). I multitask a lot, have lots of windows open (20!). Will have a mix of excel, word, internet, antivirus, photoshop running at the same time. Also, I'd want to play starcraft2 on max levels (with all other programs off). That said, though the i5-760 may be "enough", if I want to think ahead 8 years, might as well go to i7, right?

3) i7-870 is the same price as the i7-950 at microcenter.com. Should I pay more for the mobo and RAM to get a more future proof system (relative to the 870)? It would also be the difference between 4GB and 6GB ram.

1_No
2_hmm,no one can tell you if your PC lasts for 8 years or not but the difference between i5 760 and its i7 equivalent isn't noticeable in almost all tasks
3_It depends on you, but 4GB doesn't have a lot of difference with 6GB.(at least for now)
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November 16, 2010 6:48:40 AM

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November 16, 2010 6:49:38 AM

Thanks, everyone! I will go with the LX since it is $20 cheaper.
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November 16, 2010 11:13:52 AM

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