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Deciding on MOBO. Need help.

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July 7, 2010 6:25:23 PM

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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July 7, 2010 7:56:03 PM
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For mobo, you should get a P7P55D-E $162 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
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July 7, 2010 9:54:08 PM

Yeah, afraid you should give Gigabyte a miss if looking for the latest features on P55
July 11, 2010 5:47:27 PM

The E denotes whether the board has usb3 and sata 6gbps or not. no E, no quick connectors
July 21, 2010 8:54:10 AM

Best answer selected by gabrielleung.
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