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Old January 2, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Hi everyone, im planing to upgrade my crapy computer to a i7 860

i just dont know anything about p55 board..
im looking for the best board for 150$-170$
looking to have sli and crossfire support for later
right now the one is on my top list is:
NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55-GD65 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 CrossFire SLI 2PCI-E1 PCI-E4 2PCI eSATA GBLAN Motherboard - P55-GD65 In Canada.

i just dont know much about msi board...

also, im looking to put bigadv on it.. does 4g of ram is good or i need to go with 8g?
1600mhz is a good speed for p55?

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Old January 2, 2010, 06:41 PM
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someone can confirm it's a good board?
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Old January 2, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Dude there's lots of reviews. Take a look:

MSI P55-GD65 review - Google Search=
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Dude there's lots of reviews. Take a look:

MSI P55-GD65 review - Google Search=
i already read some review about the board, what im asking, can i get a bether board for the same price, if yes witch one?
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Old January 3, 2010, 12:13 AM
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I got this board for $10 more than the MSI board you want

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P

Canada Computers - Motherboards > Socket LGA1156 : Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Socket 1156 Intel P55 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 2200/1600/1333/1066/800Mhz 2x PCI Express x16 7.1-Ch HD Audio 2x SATA 6Gb/s+6x SATA 3Gb/s GigaLAN 2x USB 3.0+12x USB 2.0 ATX.

the mobo I bought has support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB (mind you at the expense of pci-e lanes) but still nice to have.
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Old January 3, 2010, 05:55 AM
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the mobo I bought has support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB (mind you at the expense of pci-e lanes) but still nice to have.
what is the use of SATA 6GB , if you don't have 4 or 6 SSD in raid 0 ?
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what is the use of SATA 6GB , if you don't have 4 or 6 SSD in raid 0 ?
He probably bought it more for USB 3.0.
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Old January 3, 2010, 07:56 AM
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ok i see , so the mouse will react faster
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I got this board for $10 more than the MSI board you want

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P

Canada Computers - Motherboards > Socket LGA1156 : Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Socket 1156 Intel P55 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 2200/1600/1333/1066/800Mhz 2x PCI Express x16 7.1-Ch HD Audio 2x SATA 6Gb/s+6x SATA 3Gb/s GigaLAN 2x USB 3.0+12x USB 2.0 ATX.

the mobo I bought has support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB (mind you at the expense of pci-e lanes) but still nice to have.
i dont realy care about usb3 and sata3 for the moment since i know i will change the motherboard before if become popular

other than that it look to be a good board too
thanks for your post
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Old January 3, 2010, 09:02 AM
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why you don't go with this one, with free shipping, it will cost you only few more $

Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


and you have a third PCIx , of only at 4x, but for put a physx card or an additional folding GPU it's not bad
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