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    Best i5 Motherboard?

    Hi
    Looking for an i5 Motherboard, thinking of a Gigabyte GA P55A-UD3, which has USB3 and SATA3 onboard. for about £100, has anybody got any thoughts?
    Is USB3 & SATA3 worth paying the extra £20 for, or should I go for a cheaper board?
    I have no components at the moment to use the increased speed, but may in the future?
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    Re: Best i5 Motherboard?

    Intel Sandy Bridge is being released in January so it maybe also worth considering. However,it uses different motherboards which use socket 1155. Socket 1155 replaces socket 1156 which the current Core i5 processors use.


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    Re: Best i5 Motherboard?

    Thinking of a Gigabyte GA P55A-UD3, which has USB3 and SATA3 onboard. for about £100, has anybody got any thoughts?

    None what so ever. Bit Tech Net are nuts for the i5 and it should feature heavily in their monthly buyers guide so worth a look imo. What features do you want? OCing, xfire/SLI, Not onboard graphics, size (mATX, ATX).

    Is USB3 & SATA3 worth paying the extra £20 for, or should I go for a cheaper board?

    I have no components at the moment to use the increased speed, but may in the future?

    I hope so. With SSDs at 385mb/s I presume we are tapping into SATA3. wrt to USB3 it would only effect me based on faster usb sticks. External HDD may be more viable I suppose.

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