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    New mobo - advice on socket 1156

    I own the MSI P55-GD65,

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-p...herboard-lga11

    Great board might i add with great OC abilitys, Anyhow...on my next mod i've decided i want to go with a smaller case as i'm never going to use sli, I tried it once and wasn't that impressed, i'd consider Psyix but it seems a waste atm and my GPU can handle it on low-medium settings so i'm happy with that!

    Anyway the only thing i really wan the new board to do is not slow me down...and allow me to OC my Core i5 750 back up to 3.2ghz again! so, thoughts on this board...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...-raid-microatx

    i hate ASUS and have had problems with there boards in the past but that was a long time ago and i've heard alot of good things about them, i would want at least 2 pci slots but 1 would be ok as long as i got this,

    1x Pci-e
    1x Pci-e mini? not sure on its correct name
    1x Pci slot

    that is the must have if it is a different board!

    It must also support 5.1

    So thoughts guys? or would you suggest anouther board? thanks!
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New mobo - advice on socket 1156

    I think you mean
    1x pci-e x16 slot
    1x pci-e x1 slot
    1x pci slot

    The thing about pci-e is that you can put a smaller card into a bigger slot.
    so you can happly run a pci-e x2 sound card in a pci-e x16 (graphics card sized) slot.

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    Re: New mobo - advice on socket 1156

    Thanks yes thats just what i ment, the idea is to possibly get a wireless card or a sound card in the Pci-e x1 slot
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New mobo - advice on socket 1156

    Bump anyone?
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: New mobo - advice on socket 1156

    I think that's probably your best bet, not sure what the H55 chipset is like for the i5 750 (or if it's compatible.)

    Only other mATX p55 I can find off hand is the Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4

    Oh there is an MSi offering the P55M-GD45

    Not idea on what any of these are like for overclocking.

    Oh the Asus P7Q57-M DO is Q57 sorry
    The Asus P55 mATX are the Maximus III Gene and P7P55-M

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