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Old 03-15-2010, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody, I haven't been around much in a while. Hope everyone is still doing good

I'm helping a friend put together an i5 build that he wants to get and I don't know what to recommend for his mobo. He is looking in the $100-$200 range.
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I have used this board in a build and was very happy with it:
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I have one and can't complain.
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Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

I recommend getting something USB 3.0 or SATA 3.0 capable. ;]
Just for future prooference.
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

According to AnandTech's review it seems to be a worthy successor to the excellent Tpower i45.
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I would go for the P7P55D

I will probably be going i5 soon as well and will most likely get the P7P55D
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I prefer the p7p55 series over the p55a in terms of looks. Curious though is your friend using the on-cpu gpu? Because you will have to look for a h55/57. Of course you most probably aware of this, in which case i agree with gurusan, the p7p55D best fits your budget.
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Well my friend was getting advice from two different people, me being one of them, and he ended up barely listening to anything we said. He came up with bad reasons why he should get certain things and ended up pretty much going off on his own. It was really quite annoying but, hey, if he wastes his money now, he has nobody to blame but himself. Thanks for your guys' recommendations.
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lol sounds nooby.

I got a p7p55d deluxe but couldn't afford an i5 yet so picked up an i3 530 as a stopgap CPU til I find a good deal on an i5 750.

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dont you wish the pcb on those ripjaws were black?
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