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Old October 3, 2010, 01:00 PM
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I'm looking at buying a p55 motherboard which is around 90-130 bucks. I'm not sure whether I should go with EVGA, MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte. Which company of these is the best? And which model motherboard should I buy which is in this price range? I don't need crossfire or sli.
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Old October 3, 2010, 01:07 PM
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For this budget here are the best IMO.
NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte P55-USB3 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN USB3.0 CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-P55-USB3 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Intel DP55WB Media Series mATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI 6SATA GBLAN Motherboard - BOXDP55WB In Canada.

The intel is a bitnaked but damn these monster are immortal.
Personnally I would get the MSI. lot's of feature, decent quality, ATX. not that pricey. Will support high end P55 I7 and a pretty nice OC with almost every chip you will throw in.
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look up the evga p55 sli when it gets a 30 or so mail in rebate, gets it down to about super cheap :p. excellent board for a 530. for a quad, look above :)
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I was also thinking though, should I get the intel socket 1366 with the i7 930 instead so in the future I can upgrade? The only problem is that im working on a low budget and the lowest price 1366 motherboard is 220 bucks. Would it be worth it?
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budget=amd. amd board+quad core = less expensive,usually, than intel dual core(i3 530) and a similar board.
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Both 1156 and 1366 are on their last miles so upgrade is not sure for both. I would go with Danidea of a AMD quad or exacore.
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but, if he is into gaming(and not the one or two titles that take in consideration a quad core), then the 530 clocked sky high on stock will be a better cpu, except less at higher resolutions.
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well im planning on getting the i7 870 with the motherboard which beats amd's ass, and the local store around me sells it for only 230 bucks!
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well im planning on getting the i7 870 with the motherboard which beats amd's ass, and the local store around me sells it for only 230 bucks!

Then I would go for the gigabytes in my previous post.
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