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EVGA P55 LE or MSI P55A-GD65 ?!?

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Alright guys I need to make a decision quickly, buying from someone local. Both boards will run me pretty much the exact same cost, which one should I get?

Personally I prefer the look of the EVGA board and I saw in a couple reviews it has dual BIOS whereas the MSI board does not. However the MSI board has USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0, I don't have any devices that can utilize that but maybe that will potentially future proof me somewhat, especially if I decide to buy an SSD.

I have no idea which one is better as far as overclocking and stability go which I guess in the end is the most important factor, please help me decide!!!
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I'd get the GD-65 because it has warranty based on serial number. If you wanted to rma the evga, you'd need to show proof of purchase. Other than that, they probably both overclock similarly. I had P55 FTW, but never looked at the LE model.
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I'd say get the MSI if you think you'll use the USB3/SATA 6Gbps within the next 2 years.

The EVGA looks like an awesome board, but truth is that the MSI boards will probably OC almost as well as the EVGA and the features are nice.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/16/11 at 1:46pm
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GD65 Real nice mobo & excellent for OC'ing. Over a dozen site reviews will back this up (just Google ) As mentioned already, USB3/SATA3 compliant & the mobo has an onboard PLX chip so you do not lose any bandwith when running dual GPUs while using a USB3/SATA3 device.
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The seller stated that the EVGA board is registered on the website if ever an RMA was needed.

Also these are socket 1156 boards, no sandy bridge here! And just realized I was looking at the wrong reviews for the MSI board, apparently it doesn't support SLI! Not really sure if I'd ever use SLI though to be completely honest.

Edit: Yeah Pretty sure most of those reviews are for the MSI P55-GD65 and not the MSI P55A-GD65. Pesky little a!
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The seller stated that the EVGA board is registered on the website if ever an RMA was needed.

Also these are socket 1156 boards, no sandy bridge here! And just realized I was looking at the wrong reviews for the MSI board, apparently it doesn't support SLI! Not really sure if I'd ever use SLI though to be completely honest.
Both of the boards you're considering are not SLI compliant, only Crossfire. The EVGA mobo is registered in the original owner's name. EVGA warranty is not transferrable (that's something to think about).

Here's a P55A GD65 review... http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...therboard/1057
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According to the specs on the msi site, it does support sli and even comes included with an SLI bridge.

If the previous owner has it registered and will assist you with RMA, it shouldn't be too bad. I just prefer not having to depend on someone else.

EDIT::::

I guess I was looking at the P55-GD65 and not the P55A. Since things have changed now, I wouldn't buy either.
Edited by Mikecdm - 4/16/11 at 1:49pm
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post #8 of 10
I do love my P55 Micro (same family as the P55 LE), so i'd chose the LE.

The MSI has the advantage of USB3.0 and SATA 3.0, but in features they're almost the same. The LE has a bit more of room between cards so even if you add a double-slot card it'll have more breathing room. Plus, you could use more expansion ports on the LE. Also, the LE has the nboard cpu temp meter, which can be a bit more accurate than software.

Both would OC good enough, as B!0HaZard's said. My i3 is darned easy to OC on my P55

@Mikecdm: MSI has not said it supports SLI, only CF. But the EVGA does not support it either. But both make good use for a dedicated phisx card with a good video card
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Hah you're right the EVGA board doesn't support SLI either, the google link to their website linked me to the P55 SLI board even though I searched for "EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR".

The main reason I wanted to jump on these is because he's selling the EVGA board for 130 and the MSI for 115 with shipping. Seeing as we both live in Montreal I figured I'd save a good twenty bucks there and he mentioned he needed to sell these before the weekend was over so maybe I could negotiate a slightly cheaper amount too.

Main reason I'm looking for a new board is because I have some really crappy foxconn H55 that came standard with the Dell comp my dad got me. I don't see myself needing to invest in a new CPU for some time (i5 750) so I figured I'd just invest in a used but good P55 board that I could ride for a few years.
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actually, just searching EVGA P55 LE took me directly to the site on the first link.

This mobo i have i bought it from a OCN member, and so far has served me well.

Also, any mobo will beat a branded pc mobo, because they cheap out on parts, plus they lock out OCing.

Your i5 750 will last you for quite a long time at 4 GHz or more. Hell, my own i3 is a beast (coming from a C2D)

Too bad you cannot afford a SLI mobo, this is my first SLI mobo, and even tho there are slight glitches on some games, it's worthwile to have.
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