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    News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Trimmed-down board cuts many high-end features and slashes the asking price, too.
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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Finally, a way for i5 to make it to the masses.
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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    That backplane looks *really* sparse. Would it have killed them to have a couple more USB ports to fill it out? Especially for a consumer-orientated board where they have little or no need for more than a 1 or 2 internal ports, but like to plug everything (including the kitchen sink) to their PC?

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Does anyone know what LAN controller this uses?

    Did a bit of a google, but no luck :<

    Just, this might make a lovely white box ESXi machine.

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    At £75 I wouldn't complain!

    Not bad at all although I wonder how long a warranty there would be on this EVGA part?

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Does anyone know what LAN controller this uses?

    Did a bit of a google, but no luck :<

    Just, this might make a lovely white box ESXi machine.
    The chances of the on-board LAN being ESX compatible would be slim to FA!

    You can buy Intel PCI or PCI-E cards cheap though that work well with ESX.
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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    They could of moved the 4pin power socket up a bit, instead of in the middle of the board.
    Is that an empty space for an ide socket next to the 24pin power socket?

    It's not a board I'd even consider overclocking on and with out a budget cpu I don't think this motherboard is that good.

    However great colour scheme and mATX

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Nice try, good idea, flawed execution.

    This is a basic board - but with dual graphic card slots (and no PCI slot) ? That does not make sense

    Drop the second graphic card slot make the first one full x16 and drop in a PCI slot and you have a more useful board for low end market (ie where people recycle cards from existing builds)

    I am more tempted by the AMD 785G boards

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    I think its a bit too bare really (even for uATX), when you compare it too the ASRock and Gigabyte offerings at a similar price. I like colour scheme also
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    hang on - no PCI x16 slot? just two x 8?
    SLi on such a tiny board!?! - lol - u gotta be kidding moi!

    It looks like you'd struggle with just one graphics card let alone two - nice and inconveniently placed SATA ports would probably hamper getting in a decent sized card.....

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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Is that an empty space for an ide socket next to the 24pin power socket?
    Isn't that mark-out for one of those super-cache type boards Intel we're talking about a few months ago? Can't remember what they called it now, but it was basically 16GB / 32GB of volatile but slow memory that would be used as a cache between your HD and the system memory - basically a huge dedicated swap file...

    I'm more interested in the big empty space in the backplane that looks just about right for a selection of video outputs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Isn't that mark-out for one of those super-cache type boards Intel we're talking about a few months ago? Can't remember what they called it now, but it was basically 16GB / 32GB of volatile but slow memory that would be used as a cache between your HD and the system memory - basically a huge dedicated swap file...

    I'm more interested in the big empty space in the backplane that looks just about right for a selection of video outputs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
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    Re: News - EVGA P55 V: a Lynnfield board for the masses?

    No PCI slot?

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