P7P55D-E comparison

I am currently deciding on a mobo for my new computer build. I have had amazing success with ASUS boards and would like a bit of advice about which one to select.

I am currently looking at the
P7P55D-E/ P7P55D-E Pro/ P7P55D-E LX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000280&IsNodeId=1&Description=ASUS%20P7P55D-E&name=Intel%20Motherboards

Wondering if anyone has feedback regarding these and if the Pro is worth the extra money or if I can get away with one of the others and have it work just as well.

I am building a computer for use with CS5 and gaming. I am attempting to keep total cost around 1k USD.

here are the other parts I was planning on using:

Processor:
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115067

RAM (8gb total)*
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Video Card*:
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150447

ROM Drive
SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151222

HDD*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284

Case*
APEVIA X-TELSTAR-JR G-Type X-TSJGT-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811144209

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005


CPU cooler
ZEROtherm ZT-570D 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835887026
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  1. The P7P55D-E Pro would be good and worth the extra if you want to SLI/Crossfire later.

    The P7P55D-E would be for a setup with a normal graphics card and a physX card or something.

    If you are only planning to use a single card then the P7P55D-E LX would be enough.
  2. Here's a combo deal:

    1. ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...

    2. ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    $305 AR. Will save you $30.00.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.548688

    On 1/5/2011 Sandy Bridge will be out and this motherboard will be obsolete.
    I would go by mosox's advice or wait and see what come's up 1/5/2011.
  3. Sorry about the links. I will not have the computer put together by the 5th so I will wait and see about that. I was pretty well set on sticking with an ATI based card for graphics. I have burned up Nvidia boards but never an ATI based one... could just be my luck but who knows.

    Has AMD caught back up with Intel in processor speeds while still keeping prices in check? My last computer build had an AMD processor and it has lasted 7 years so I am not opposed to it. When doing research it seemed like the intel iSeries processors were significantly better than AMD. Is that an accurate assessment?

    I have already purchased:
    The Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144209

    Power supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284&cm_re=caviar_black_1tb-_-22-136-284-_-Product

    and RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104223
    *I have two sets totaling 8 gigs

    What do you think of these products with mosox's recommendation?
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