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Help me choose motherboard for core i5

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Saidrex, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Saidrex

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    Help me choose good motherboard for Intel Core i5-760 - LGA1156. Asus or Gigabyte, price up to 150$. There is so many of them and i dont see diference betwen them, only in price.

    I was asking in store and computer specialist (not the seller) that better is to take gigabyte motherboard, because asus is less stable and they break more often. But asus has many cool features added to motherboards and they are cheaper so i dont know anymore.

    This is not which is better, one or other, this is help me choose from both.

    P.S. Sorry for my english. :respect:
     
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    P.S. It can be up to 200$ actually.
     
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    Get a P55 they overclock better than the H55, also what features are you looking for? SLI/Crossfire? crazy overclocking? USB/SATA3 etc.

    To be honest if your not too fussed about the above most P55 boards will suit you and most half decent ones will net you a healthy 4ghz OC with ease (see my specs, i5 760 just changed bclk to 200 and vcore is set at 1.25v :toast:)
     
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    asus p7p55d(-d,-deluxe,-e,premium etc) great boards and nice memory and cpu oc options
     
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    Any Gigabyte mb will do what you want...even the micro's. Buy the cheapest. ;)

    (H55M-UD2H)

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    dont care about usb 3 and sata 6, will they be realesed in next 3 years, if yes then i care =)
     
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    i plan to insert 4 gb memory, asus or gigabyte geforce gtx 460. i need good performance from motherboard and stability =) dont want to buy new after year or two =)
     
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    They have already been released in some products
     
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    Very nice board. I also suggest you might want to look into Asrock's p55 lineup.
     
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    I agree with this guy. I think buying a super duper expensive board is overrated unless you need some specific features that aren't on other boards.

    Do you need to buy any other computer components for your board or is the mobo the last component you plan to buy? If the former, I'd get a cheaper board, no need to get a $200 mobo especially if you still need other stuff.

    Also, everyone is saying i5/i7 is approaching EOL with Sandy Bridge coming up so all the better to put your money into something that is more transferable like RAM (DDR3 is still the main one, right? no DDR4 coming anytime soon? :) ).

    Although, you say, you will keep it for a long while, you never know when you might want to move to a new architecture or upgrade anything you still have.

    Just my two cents. Other opinions may vary. ;)

    Gigabyte
    Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 - $100 - (or get full size mobo version )

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 - under $200 - has USB 3.0

    Asus:
    Asus P7P55D PRO (under $150 - I think)
    ASUS P7P55D-E - same
     
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    They are both out right now, I have both on my board and it's 6 months old.

    I assume you'll only want a single 16x PCIE slot so start looking at mATX boards. Gigabyte, Asus, Evga, and Zotac are great manufactures to check out. Look for 3+ years warranty and tons of connectivity available either with the i/o or add on(pins on the board).

    Any other thoughts, just ask.
     
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    they are becoming harder to get though tbh, I would get them now or asap. it looks like board makers will stop making them, just try and find a m3E or ud6/7/9 1156 board.
     
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    damn, so many, cant decide
     
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    i think i will buy one with usb3 support and sata6. Other than that there is no much difference between them.
     
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    Can't go wrong with Gigabyte or Asus boards but i do prefer Gigabyte :)
     
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    EVGA P55. The LE is a great value and still a really good clocker and very stable.
     

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