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What mobo should I get ?

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February 2, 2011 3:01:31 PM

Hey guys , need you help (again :p ) ...

I have the following :
cpu : i7 -870 @ 2,93 ghz
cpu cooler : Noctua NH-D14 *
ram : Kingston HyperX 1600 XMP *
gpu : Palit gtx 460 Sonic Platinum
psu : Corsair TX 750W
case : Haf 922
hdd : Seagate 1TB
audio : old soundblaster audigy
dvd-rw : old asus
current mobo : Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
*= compatibility issues with mobos

OK ... thing is , my current mobo is mATX and my noctua is so big that there is no way I can fit my gpu in the normal x16 pci express slot... that , and it's crap :p 
I want to buy a 200$ - 250$ mobo that is ATX and with intel P55 chipset (h55 is not that good as I heard .. not so sure) , and sadly where I live I'm limited to the products that I can buy :(  . Could you guys please gimme your feedback as to what mobo to buy at this price range? I would very much appreciate it :p  . Thank you ! :) 

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a c 1163 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 8:10:27 PM

What about the pro and deluxe versions of the Asus P7P55?
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February 2, 2011 8:16:36 PM

Did you mean Asus P7P55D-E PRO & Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe ? these are the only ones available... thx
rolli59 said:
What about the pro and deluxe versions of the Asus P7P55?

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February 2, 2011 8:23:48 PM

Hey thanks a lot for the list u compiled :)  .. The Asus P7P55 WS Supercomputer (dont know if its "with NF200") is the only mobo available... The name of the site will not help 'cause it doesn't have support for english or any other language :( 
jaquith said:
Good P55 MOBOs {the warranty info on EVGA is incorrect} http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-188-058^13-188-058-TS,13-131-482^13-131-482-Z01,13-188-057^13-188-057-TS,13-131-601^13-131-601-TS,13-131-594^13-131-594-TS

EVGA Warranty -> http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/

What site do you use to shop??

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a c 1163 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 8:29:50 PM

The NF200 chip allows for x16 x16 SLI CF. Yes I meant the Asus P7P55E pro or deluxe that allow X8 X8 SLI CF.
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February 2, 2011 8:39:38 PM

Thanks for clearing it out for me :) ...but strangely the SUPERCOMPUTER mobo with this NF200 chip says it can only do x8 x8 on SLI ... Anyway, does it matter if it's "D-E pro" instead of just "D pro" ?
rolli59 said:
The NF200 chip allows for x16 x16 SLI CF. Yes I meant the Asus P7P55E pro or deluxe that allow X8 X8 SLI CF.


So far which one is "best" out of PRO , DELUXE and SUPERCOMPUTER ?

EDIT: on the noctua site it says there can be a "Possible compatibility issues with video cards that have large protruding components at the back " with SUPERCOMPUTER , D PRO and D DELUXE ... but says it's ok with D-E PRO and D-E DELUXE
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 8:58:34 PM

Even in SLI the GTX 460 will NOT saturate x8/x8, if you were using a GTX 5XX then only 2560 X 1600 or large will saturation be an issue.

Here's a good graph, the HD 5870 is superior to the GTX 460 so the differences should be the same or less. The comparison is subjective for x8/x8 vs x16/x16 {P55 vs X58}:



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February 2, 2011 9:07:34 PM

Oh , ok mate ... thanks for clearing it out. :p 
jaquith said:
Even in SLI the GTX 460 will NOT saturate x8/x8, if you were using a GTX 5XX then only 2560 X 1600 or large will saturation be an issue.

Here's a good graph, the HD 5870 is superior to the GTX 460 so the differences should be the same or less. The comparison is subjective for x8/x8 vs x16/x16 {P55 vs X58}:



Yet still ... I can't decide what mobo to buy :( 
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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 9:16:48 PM

If available and for gaming go with the EVGA {EVGA P55 FTW 200 SLI 141-LF-E658-KR}, otherwise the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO or ASUS P7P55 WS. In that order.
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February 2, 2011 9:21:45 PM

Sadly I can't buy the EVGA due to it being unavailable... and P7P55 WS might compatility issues installing the noctua cooler and graphic card ... so out of this 3 , ASUS P7P55D-E PRO stands out...
jaquith said:
If available and for gaming go with the EVGA {EVGA P55 FTW 200 SLI 141-LF-E658-KR}, otherwise the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO or ASUS P7P55 WS. In that order.


What's wrong with D-E Deluxe ? ... and more why no Gigabyte or MSI or ASRock ? :D  . Thanks !
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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 11:48:02 AM

dont go MSI seriously
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February 3, 2011 1:07:14 PM

OK guys ... thanks. I've decided to order Asus P7P55D-E PRO , due to availability and compatibility. Thank you.
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February 3, 2011 1:07:36 PM

Best answer selected by Creohan.
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a c 136 V Motherboard
February 4, 2011 9:33:37 AM

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