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Old December 13, 2009, 12:01 PM
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To avoid hijacking one of the several other threads discussing P55 mobos...

I'm currently looking at 2 mobos for my P55 build, the EVGA P55 SLI and the Asus P7P55D Pro. Naturally, opinions are appreciated. I've heard lots of good things about both.
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Old December 13, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Both are good motherboards. I would probably go with the Asus because in SLI or Crossfire you have a bit more room for the cards to breathe. Both motherboards can have a SLI + physx card + sound card all at once. The EVGA one you can have your sound card on top while the asus one in between the 2 graphics cards. I say you can't go wrong with either choice.
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Old December 13, 2009, 04:28 PM
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That's exactly what I was afraid someone would say
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Old December 13, 2009, 05:27 PM
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Simple...Evga for both the quality AND support!
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Old December 13, 2009, 05:38 PM
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ASUS makes the best boards hands down. Crappy support but awesome boards.
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Old December 13, 2009, 06:59 PM
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EVGA by far. You will get the same performance from both but Asus can't hold a candle to EVGAs community and support. Also their rma process and their friendliness to OCing is something Asus can't touch. Personally I was leaning towards the Asus Maximus III (awesome board) but a couple things changed my mind though. I knew it used the foxconn socket so I wanted to check out how they were handling the rmas etc. Went to the official boards and one of the official statements from Asus that a mod passed on was that they do not condone OCing and that it would void your warranty. Ok so they design a board to be OCed and market it as such yet they don't condone it? Sorry you just lost my sale. Now take EVGA on the other hand some of the mods actually helped design the boards and actually have huge threads on how to get the best OC from your cpu. Competition is good but as of now I wouldn't go anywhere else for a solid board and peace of mind if something goes wrong.
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Old December 13, 2009, 07:32 PM
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Evga easily great support great forums and warranty jst look at hwbot 3dmark records all by a classified cause it's the best board plus you can overclock and replace heatsink and they don't care as long as you put back for rma if needed
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eVGA all the way baby. You can mod it to hell and back, and as long as you're not a retard, they'll warranty it. (Especially with a lifetime warranty)
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Alright, I think you might've pushed me to the EVGA one. One other question, the FTW or vanilla? The FTW seems a little... extreme, but isn't a ton more. Plus the accessory package is a lot more generous. Convince me :P
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I personally don't think it is worth it becuase there aren't a lot of extra features and most of them are useless like the dual 8pin and the ecp v2 board is useless as well.
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