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    I'm gonna go to LGA1156.

    The specs for the rest of the rig are in my side thing (Except for some GSKILL DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24).

    I'll be swapping out the Athlon II X4 and the Mobo. I plan to get a Core i3 530 or 540.

    I plan to overclock the rig, which is why I'm making the move.

    It's used mostly for watching youtubes and sometimes playing a game or two. Which motherboard should I pick? I don't need Crossfire or SLI. I'd also like to spend as little as possible. I'd also like to avoid Gigabyte (never had a problem with em, they're great, im just bored after having a GB board for a long time)

    How is this EVGA board?

    EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX I...

    Drawbacks to it? Benefits? Any other boards that provide the same level of awesome for a lesser price? Other boards you'd recommend?

    Thanks !!!!!
     
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    There was a EVGA P55 FTW in the BST for $140 a minute ago. I was never a fan of the LE. I just prefer the extra phases, 100% solid state caps, and just overall better build quality of the SLI/FTW/Classified boards- prob will help with achieving your OC as well.

    I would PM cesthree and see if he is still willing to sell the FTW (it did not sell, he removed it from this thread). If no, I would probably see about getting at least the P55 SLI board.
     
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    I just looked closer and noticed the shitty caps, so I think I will have to get a better board lol

    I didn't look too closely, I just grabbed the link. I am looking to buy in a few weeks, to give myself time to look at everything.

    Does EVGA transfer warranties? Are there boards from other brands worth lookin at??

    Thanks btw
     
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    EVGA does not transfer warranties. The ASUS you linked to looks nice, the ECS Black Series boards are sweet looking and seemingly well made as well. I built a budget rig a little bit ago with a MSI board and I was impressed with it- they can be cheap too.
     
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    I grabbed an Asus P55 Deluxe and I am happy with it :) I don't remember if there are any phase differences between it and the pro, if there aren't I wish I had gotten the pro but as it stands I like it a bunch :)
     
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    ^ Well constructed board, had one but never used. Seemed solid :D
     
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    ahh!! micro! gigabyte! :cry:

    are there others that come close? i won't be going beyond air cooler, this will be a daily driver :toast:
     
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    Here it is on water. Colder will get you way over 5GHz. The USB3 is basicly the same thing as well.


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    Any of the Gigabytes will net you the same results...go for the cheapest one. ;) If not into overclocking then most anything will do.
     
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    non-gigabyte? :eek: i want to try something fresh lol
     
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    Does it have to be ATX? You can get mATX MSI boards cheap, and even cheaper OpenBox on NEwegg if you want to gamble. The one I built is still going strong.
     
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    Well, I was more hoping for a full ATX with price <150. Is that sabertooth board any good ?

    basically, my preferences/conditions are:

    1. Full aTX
    2. <150
    3. not gigabyte
     
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    is that using an award or ami bios?

    WOW @ the usbs on the back!!!!!
     
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    I havent used that particular mb, but I have several MSI's and all are solid boards for everyday use.
     
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    Missed this one - ECS has their stuff together now? silly that they'd price that board so high when their reputation can't come near it. no one wants to risk $300 on a board from a mfr with a spotty track record
     
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    Silly me, I didn't notice how overly priced they were :eek:

    The rig I built had the mATX version of that MSI board. 10 rear USB ports, that was pretty insane.
     
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    NP - i think i'll put that msi board on the shortlist then

    anythign good in teh 100-130 range?
     
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    for me i prefer gigabyte, i use one now but for u i see p55 ud3 will be nice chose
     
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