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Hello everybody.

Update 09SEP2010: I'm updating the thread's title. I'm getting a lot of valuable input and it's not just for the two options I've given.

For my next build, the Royal XI, I decided to go with the MSi Big Bang Trinergy. Unfortunately, when I went to order the parts, the Trinergy had sold out on newegg. So, rather than find the board on another site, I decided to peek around at other mobos.

I found the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P and it meets my requirements. It also had USB 3.0 for a little additional futureproofing.

My question is this: MSi, Gigabyte, or other? If you pick other, please give me an example of a mobo I should get.

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Gigabyte fan here.
 

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Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130292

its much cheaper and you don't really need physx
I actually checked out that board, but I didn't see anything on SLI support on the details. I Googled it and I find responses that state it does not support SLI.
 

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I actually checked out that board, but I didn't see anything on SLI support on the details. I Googled it and I find responses that state it does not support SLI.
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=pr...=&prod_no=2078

near the bottom it says sli = Y so I guess that means yes
 

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That one seems a little out-dated...

yea, but its a proven good OC'ing board

just my
 

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I had just purchased the Gigabyte P55A UD4P but I have not opened it because I am still buying hardware for my new build. Personally, I have decided to take the Giga mobo back and exchange it for a MSI P55 GD65 ($109 after rebate) and when I feel the need to start using USB 3.0/SATA6G I'll just buy THIS or probably THIS ONE. What I'm actually saying is, if you are not using USB3.0/SATA6G right now and know for sure that you are not going to upgrade to that anytime soon, you can save yourself some $$$ and spend less for a mobo that has you needs. If you shop wisely, you can spend less overall even after you buy the add-on card when compared to a newer P55A mobo with those features. So I vote for "other"


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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
yea, but its a proven good OC'ing board

just my


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I had just purchased the Gigabyte P55A UD4P but I have not opened it because I am still buying hardware for my new build. Personally, I have decided to take the Giga mobo back and exchange it for a MSI P55 GD65 ($109 after rebate) and when I feel the need to start using USB 3.0/SATA6G I'll just buy THIS or probably THIS ONE. What I'm actually saying is, if you are not using USB3.0/SATA6G right now and know for sure that you are not going to upgrade to that anytime soon, you can save yourself some $$$ and spend less for a mobo that has you needs. If you shop wisely, you can spend less overall even after you buy the add-on card when compared to a newer P55A mobo with those features. So I vote for "other"


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I guess I really don't need USB 3.0 or SATA 3. I just wanted to future proof it a little. Also, lower price doesn't really matter that much, but it is nice.
 

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you wont really need the SATA 3 and USB 3 inlets you have somehting to run at that speed on the other end. yea future proofing but the way you upgrade your stuff...
Alright, I get it. I don't need USB 3 or SATA 3 right now. I'm gonna rename the thread because now it's more about which one to get, rather than just a choice of the two.
 
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