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December 15, 2010 5:11:52 PM

Hello,

I am building my first computer.

The CPU will be an Intel Core i5-650 and the computer will be mostly for office work (Microsoft office suite, financial analysis software, email, etc) and I will probably want to get into some light gaming.

I am trying to pick a motherboard. I would like to stick to ASUS or Gigabyte as they are probably the most reliable brands.

I have found 3 ASUS motherboards that seem OK:

1. Asus P7P55D
2. Asus P7P55D Pro
3. ASUS P7H55/USB3

I will be adding an ATI Radeon HD 5670 video card, so I can go with either chipset (P55 or H55/H57)

Can anybody give me their opinion on the above motherboards.
December 15, 2010 5:19:33 PM

Well since you won't be doing any big gaming then you will most likely not need 2 pci-e x16 slots so the cheapest one should work.
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December 15, 2010 7:35:45 PM

jltcool94 said:
Well since you won't be doing any big gaming then you will most likely not need 2 pci-e x16 slots so the cheapest one should work.


That's right, I won't need two PCIex16 slots for video cards, however, I want to be able to expand in the future and will need slots for that.
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December 15, 2010 7:46:28 PM

expanding?... office applications dont work with crossfire
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December 15, 2010 9:27:15 PM

^+1 , also light gaming only needs 1 video card.
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December 15, 2010 9:34:31 PM

what do you mean by slots? hard drives slots, pci-e slots?
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December 16, 2010 12:40:25 AM

why cant you go for i5 750 instead of 650
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