Another VS thread... P7P55D Deluxe vs P55 FTW
I'm looking at the p7p55d deluxe and the p55 ftw, both new and including all accessories sealed. Both come with their respective warranties. I will never run triple graphics cards, both mobo's look like they have very good designs. Here are the differences I've found so far:
EVGA Wins at:
-where the 'northbridge' location is, asus looks naked while evga has a nice light there
-vrm heatsinks and a chipset heatsink that look functional instead of just pretty
-very reputable customer service, good community
-3 bioses (which I don't need, but otoh asus doesn't even have a backup bios)
ASUS Wins at:
-more vrm phases (I think it was 16, vs evga's 12? Is there a difference in quality per phase?)
-better looking OC remote control
-Stack Cool 2
-no silly and ugly lga775 holes to weaken socket area
-pcie 8x slots are 3 slots apart (instead of evga's crammed 2 slots wide)
Also, how much do you guys think each mobo would be worth in terms of price? Thanks.
i think it comes down to which manufacturer you like most or which board you think look better.
personally I'd go with EVGA
I like the EVGA for the 3 bios's, 2 esata ports and the board has a sweeter look to it over the asus board.
Here's what your looking at price wise for both boards..
Newegg.ca - EVGA P55 FTW SLI 132-LF-E657-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $240, $200 after $40 MIR
Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $220
You need to remember that P55 doesn't have a northbridge, everything is controlled by the DMI that the northbridge used to do. So the lack of northbridge bling should be irrelevant. Both are great boards, I did a build for a friend and used the entry level P7P55, got his i3 530 to 4.0GHz in 2 minutes. The BLCK remote (so I've heard) is great, on the fly adjustments. EVGA however is second to none when it comes to customer service.
I think the LGA775 holes are worth it so you can use your previous cooler on it :)
Also, EVGA has lifetime warranty??? vs ASUS's 3 year warranty.
The Asus also seems to work better with G.Skill memory than the P55 FTW with my modules (F3-12800CL9D-2GBRL). 1600mhz was tough with the P55 FTW, but I'm at 1624mhz with the P7P55D-E Pro (203X8)
The P55 FTW is a good board that has been marred with some "questionable" BIOS updates, while the P7P55D line seems to work a bit better out of the box.
The first is a disadvantage? Why is that? The board is not weaker because of it, and it allows any 775 cooler to be used on your i5 Rig.
Anywho, either one at the end of the day will work for you. I just think EVGA does have the better CS when it comes to their products.
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