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Which P55 Motherboard?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by lolix, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. lolix

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    I'm stuck deciding on a motherboard for a new i5 system, I'm looking to spend around £100-£120, any suggestions of which is the best for this price range?
     
  2. Duke

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    I went for the Asus P7P55D which is £115 and has a nice spec.
     
  3. cmndr_andi

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    +1 great board, looks nice and easy to overclock the i5 chips
     
  4. MeatLoaf

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    What about the LE version for £100. Only difference i can see is it has 8+2 phase power compared to 12+2 phase of the non LE version
     
  5. cmndr_andi

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    Aye, its worth a look. The only changes I can see compared to the non-LE board are the power design (as you said), 6 vs 7 SATA ports, not supporting DDR3 2133MHz RAM (OC) RAM and no firewire.

    Nothing there will affect the performance much at all, though I would probably want to see a review that confirms it clocks an i5 up to 4GHz before I start recommending it.
     
  6. MeatLoaf

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    Yep im going to be looking for a few reviews. Im going to be on the lookout for an i5 board in the next week and wont be spending over £100, especially as the CPU will cost at least £140 and the RAM £70 - £80. I'll probably get the CPU last with the proceeds of flogging my 775 kit.

    Ive already heard great things about the Gigabyte UD2 Matx board for only £86 but id rather have a full sized board as the littlke MATX board would be full straight away with my GFX card, TV card and X-Fi
     
  7. weird_dave

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    I'm struggling to find any decent reviews of this board or even user comments.
    I wonder if the 4 phase power will limit the OC potential?

    Edit:

    Just seen some pages stating 6 phase. Not sure how many it really is now.
     
    Last edited: 28 Sep 2009
  8. lolix

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    Thanks guys, I will probably go for the Asus P7P55D then.