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Deciding on MOBO. Need help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month BUDGET RANGE: $1400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop. Games.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (Samsung 2433BW) Video Card (Radeon 5870)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Gigabyte P55 motherboard

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have a Radeon 5870. I have already decided to get a Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced. I'm leaning towards Antec or Corsair modular PSUs. CPU I've decided to get the Intel core i5-750.

Please help me with the selection of a motherboard. Gigabyte has at least 10 motherboards for the P55 chipset alone. Trying to get advice on P55A-UD3R,UD4,UD5

I would also appreciate advice on the selection of RAM. I've been hearing that G Skill makes great DDR3 kits. Are there any particular kits that you recommend?
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  1. Best answer
    For mobo, you should get a P7P55D-E $162 after promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=p7p55d-e-_-13-131-621-_-Product

    GA totally screwed up SATA 6/USB 3 implementation for P55.

    RAM, G skill eco or ripjaw ddr3 1600 cas 7.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321&cm_re=eco_1600_4gb-_-20-231-321-_-Product
  2. banthracis said:
    For mobo, you should get a P7P55D-E $162 after promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=p7p55d-e-_-13-131-621-_-Product

    GA totally screwed up SATA 6/USB 3 implementation for P55.

    RAM, G skill eco or ripjaw ddr3 1600 cas 7.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321&cm_re=eco_1600_4gb-_-20-231-321-_-Product


    +1, its the cheapest board that acutally gets usb3/sata6gbps working as a bonus addon, and not something that saps the rest of the system
  3. Yeah, afraid you should give Gigabyte a miss if looking for the latest features on P55
  4. banthracis said:
    For mobo, you should get a P7P55D-E $162 after promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=p7p55d-e-_-13-131-621-_-Product

    GA totally screwed up SATA 6/USB 3 implementation for P55.

    RAM, G skill eco or ripjaw ddr3 1600 cas 7.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321&cm_re=eco_1600_4gb-_-20-231-321-_-Product


    What's the difference between the P7P55D and the P7P55D-E?? What does the E stand for?
  5. The E denotes whether the board has usb3 and sata 6gbps or not. no E, no quick connectors
  6. Best answer selected by gabrielleung.
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