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Old September 13, 2009, 01:27 PM
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I recently posted about a new phenom build for feedback but I instead decided to wait and do an i5 build...which brings me to posting this thread...

This will be a build for gaming, movies, and internet browsing and will be coupled with a 23" monitor at 1920x1080. I have been having a hard time making decisions on a motherboard for socket 1156 as there aren't to many reviews and I was hoping for some opinions on my overall build idea so far.

My budget is very strictly limited to $1043.00 only because after taxes I can't go over $1187.00. (I will be ordering my parts from directcanada because of their free shipping policy...not NCIX!)

Confirmed Parts:

WD Caviar Black 640 gb
LG 16x internal dvd rom-OEM
corsair vx450w
XFX 4890
CM storm scout
hyper 212+
Ripjaws 4gb ddr3-1600 9-9-9-24
Intel i5 750
Total: $831.72

Unconfirmed extras:
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OCZ Behemoth Regulator extra-large gaming cloth
OCZ Behemoth laser gaming mouse 800-3200 DPI
100FT Snagless CAT5E RJ45 Network Patch cable
Total: $42.25
HP w2338h 23" monitor-(ordering from airmiles rewards for 3300 reward miles)

Unconfirmed Parts:
(suggestions welcome)

Motherboard? (please help)-here are a few I have been looking at...
MSI P55-GD65 $171.76
MSI P55-CD53 $139.10

ASUS P7P55D LE $152.28
ASUS P7P55D $172.80

Gigabyte P55-UD3R $149.85


THANK YOU FOR ANY ASSISTANCE YOU MAY GIVE!
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Old September 13, 2009, 01:34 PM
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You will need at least a 500W PSU

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Other than that, I like the Asus MBs for the P55 family.

NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P7P55D Evo LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI Crossfirex 8SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - P7P55D EVO In Canada.

Not sure of MSI as I am not a big fan. As always, do your homework and read all the reviews you can find.
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Old September 13, 2009, 01:36 PM
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Go for the asus or the Gigabytes over the MSI for sure. and 450W even with a corsair it`s pretty short. Your psu will run hot and probably die fast.

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Old September 13, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Yeah, I would say you get a minimum 500-600W PSU! I would personally go for a 600W in case I do any future upgrades. I like the Asus motherboards as well, I also like the Gigabytes. Nice build! Good luck!
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Old September 13, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Don't have much else to input that hasn't already been said, but that 100ft cable is great. I actually cut it up a bit to make a few 10-15ft cables, and used the rest to wire my room for internet from my office.
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Old September 13, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Go for the asus or the Gigabytes over the MSI for sure.
Couldn't agree less. MSI's P55 boards are exceptional. The GD65 and GD80 I've tested personally, but I can't imagine the CD53 not being good after my experience with those two. The UD4P is also a very good board, but I haven't tested any of the ASUS stuff yet.

The point of this post though: MSI is BACK. Also their boards look sick. Personally I'll take an equal performing board that looks better through my case window over the one that looks weird.
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Couldn't agree less. MSI's P55 boards are exceptional. The GD65 and GD80 I've tested personally, but I can't imagine the CD53 not being good after my experience with those two. The UD4P is also a very good board, but I haven't tested any of the ASUS stuff yet.

The point of this post though: MSI is BACK. Also their boards look sick. Personally I'll take an equal performing board that looks better through my case window over the one that looks weird.

I don't mean that they are not great. I mean that MSI actually have many lawsuit due to their incredible capacity of not respecting their warranty. For me the attitude of a company against costumer is a big part of the decision.

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Old September 13, 2009, 04:29 PM
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thanks for all the input guys... and I've decided to go with the ASUS P7P55D motherboard for $172 and an OCZ modxstream pro 700w modular psu for $81(before 30 MIR)

btw does anyone know how the hyper 212+ performs with the i5 for overclocking?

thanks again guys :D
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Same has the I7, maybe a little cooler. Don't forget to take a look on how to apply thermal paste on a direct heat pipe cooler;)

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Old September 13, 2009, 05:23 PM
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I don't mean that they are not great. I mean that MSI actually have many lawsuit due to their incredible capacity of not respecting their warranty. For me the attitude of a company against costumer is a big part of the decision.

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I've never heard of anything like that. Link?

As for warranty support, they have at least one thing none of the other motherboard manufacturers have: A Canadian return depot.
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