Hi everyone, new member, have read through most of this thread with interest.
Am waiting for the P55 boards to go retail and weigh up wether to go the i5 route or the AM3 route for a new Windows 7 build.
Weighing up the AM3 route, this board seems to tick all the right boxes, apart from a few outstanding queries.
I would run this board with a X4 955 BE, 8GB (4 x2) 1600 Corsair DDR3, and 2x 500GB SATA2 HD's.
The main questions if anyone can shed light on, are;
Will this board run 8GB 1600MHz quite happily? I would probably OC the CPU to 3.5GHz with either air, or a Corsair Hydro H50. The exact RAM sticks would be Corsair TW3X4G1600C9D 4GB kit x2. These are listed on Corsairs site as compatible for this board. Spec is 9-9-9-24 1.8v.
Second question is RAID. Having read a few reviews of the board, people seem to have problems with RAID via both the JMicron controller and the SB750 controller (eg. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/..._motherboard/3
I would be looking to set up RAID 0 with 2x 500GB SATA2 Drives, with best possible performance off either controller.
2x optical SATA DVD drives would also be connected to the SB750 controller.
Thanks for any info owners can provide.