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Manufacturer: Gigabyte SLI:
Form Factor: Micro ATX Hybrid SLI:
CPU Socket: 1156 Hybrid Crossfire:
QPI Speed: N/A Crossfire:
FSB/HT Speed: N/A Water Cooled:
Chipset: Intel P55 Intel i7 Compatible:
Memory Type: DDR3 HDCP:
Memory Channel: Dual Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI (32 bit)
1 x PCI-E 2.0 (x16)
1 x PCI-E x16 (x4 bandwidth)

Memory Type (ECC): Non-ECC SATA: SATA 3Gb/s
Memory Type (R/U): Unbuffered RAID: SATA RAID
Memory Speed (Mhz): DDR3 - 1066
DDR3 - 1333
DDR3 - 2200
DDR3 - 800
SCSI:
Memory Capacity: 16GB MODT:
On Board Graphics: Back Panel: 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
1 x 7.1 Audio I/O
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x Firewire (6pin)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
1 x SPDIF Out (Coaxial)
1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
10 x USB 2.0/1.1

Graphics Interface: PCI-E 2.0(x16) Internal I/O: 1 x 24pin (V)
1 x 8pin (V)
1 x CD-In
1 x Clear CMOS Jumper
2 x Fan Header (V)
1 x Firewire
1 x Floppy
1 x FP Audio Header
1 x IDE
4 x Memory Slots (DDR3)
7 x SATA 3Gb/s
1 x Serial (COM) Header
1 x SPDIF-In Header
1 x SPDIF-Out Header
1 x System panel connector
2 x USB2.0/1.1 Header

£83.67 inc vat is with scan and AVforum free delivery program.
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#1
£86.45 delivered at Ebuyer if you cant be bothered to sort out the AV Forums delivery thing.
#2
a little more detail about this mobo here:

http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=639
#3
Just wait until 9th – this should be around £60.
#4
olmer
Just wait until 9th – this should be around £60.


why u say that?
#5
P55 mobo manufacturers would lower their prices temporarily at the official launch to promote new chipset (subsidised by Intel). Could be as low as£50 in fact - wait and see.
#6
Micro-ATX with a good PWM, dual PCI-E 2.0 slots and 4 memory slots, pretty nice!
#7
olmer
P55 mobo manufacturers would lower their prices temporarily at the official launch to promote new chipset (subsidised by Intel). Could be as low as£50 in fact - wait and see.


didnt know that? i hope so though. I knwo MSI are doing something like that but i think that offer will be very limited
#8
Wish I knew what all that meant so I could my own PC.
1 Like #9
Abvance
Wish I knew what all that meant so I could my own PC.


Building a PC is easy provided you choose the right parts, just let us know what you're looking for and we'll help you choose them.
#11
Minstadave;6234561
Micro-ATX with a good PWM, dual PCI-E 2.0 slots and 4 memory slots, pretty nice!


"dual PCI-E 2.0 slots" operate at x8 when in dual-card mode, and CrossFire ONLY! :-(
#12
The launch is on the 8th, isn't it? According to http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/473102/msi-to-knock-55-off-for-new-p55-boa/ anyway.

I hope so, I'm trying to stay awake until midnight, on the assumption the MSI boards will immediately go cheap then. Though I have not checked out the Gigabyte boards, I had a look at the MSI P55-GD80 preview on http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/08/14/msi_p55gd80_motherboard_preview/ . Pretty nice, and it's blue.
#13
Boogie83e
"dual PCI-E 2.0 slots" operate at x8 when in dual-card mode, and CrossFire ONLY! :-(


Yeah they're PCI-E 2.0 though, so are equivolent to a 16x PCI-E 1.0 slot, more than enough for any of the current top end cards in a crossfire setup.
#14
zincy
didnt know that? i hope so though. I knwo MSI are doing something like that but i think that offer will be very limited


msi boards available from £63.00 tomorrow 2pm... very limited stock though

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2009/09/07/55-off-msi-p55-boards-on-tuesday-2pm/1
#15
The OCUK team seem to think the MSI boards are unreliable for clocking. Question is whether it is better to take a flyer on a cheap one of them, or wait for some proper reviews and buy the best value board and chip.
#16
Wish I knew what all that meant so I could my own PC.


Just be careful you don't accidentally 93MB of .rar files
#17
droitwichgal
msi boards available from £63.00 tomorrow 2pm... very limited stock though

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2009/09/07/55-off-msi-p55-boards-on-tuesday-2pm/1


thanks for the heads up, but unlikely i be able to purchase one as i be at work
hopefully some other motherboards will come down for the i5 core chip
#18
so these sorta half price boards tomorrow are for the new i5 chips?
#19
Yup if they're actually available.
#20
so whats difference between i5 and i7, is it basically a celeron and athlon type deal?
#21
hopefully some of the other manufacturers will follow in msi's footsteps and knock some cash off as well. Not sure what MSI are like compared to Asus and gigabyte, have seen a few horror stories about MSI boards
1 Like #22
markeh
so whats difference between i5 and i7, is it basically a celeron and athlon type deal?


There's going to be i3, i5 and i7.

http://channel.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=19709

i5 is dual channel DDR3 ather than triple channel and I don't think i5 will have hyperthreading.

The interesting thing about i5 is that its cheaper than i7, performs as well in gaming, uses significantly less power for the same performance, which means overclocking may well be as good if not better than i7. As it's dual channel you have a bit more flexibility when it comes to choosing memory too.
#23
thanks dave

why does putting a pc together have to be so forking confusing these days lol

so an msi gd80 for £85 tomorrow and an i5 2.66ghz cpu for around £140 along with my geforce 9800gtx+ - that should be pretty decent with the latest games?
#24
markeh
thanks dave

why does putting a pc together have to be so forking confusing these days lol

so an msi gd80 for £85 tomorrow and an i5 2.66ghz cpu for around £140 along with my geforce 9800gtx+ - that should be pretty decent with the latest games?


Well as games use more GPU than CPU and currently only have support for two cores your better off with a high spec dual core (E8400/E8500/phenom II x2 550BE) depending on what motherboard you have and spending the extra on a better dedicated GPU like a 4890 or GTX275.
#25
hmmm i thought this gfx card was quite good, it was given to me :)
#26
Man, my £500 3yo pin modded Dell XPS 420 Q6600 @3.2 on X38 with 8800gtx for 2x screens-1080p+1600x1200 is way more than enough for sbetting and all newest games on their fking knees - do not be a fool jumping on a new platform right now – best b4b is January-ish if you choose, otherwise just wait for eofy (March) and go with big manufacturers getting components @ ½ price with 3 years warranty and a benefit of a nice Indian call centre 8). P55+i5 are very exciting indeed but it is like a W7 pre-order for retards – if it is going to be shipping-only price just before Xmas why would you pay £50 if you can pay £5? – to bask in pre-order ‘glory ‘ for three months and be a bug-hugger for M$ for another 3? Yayyyy – i have W7 disk shipped to me in Octoberrrrrr!!! Champagne for everyone!!!! I’ve managed to oc my p5 to i7’s speeds for a 2/3rds of a price!!! That is what Intel wants you to fell like when you get i5 1/2 down in price before Xmas. Excited that is :)
#27
Man, my £500 3yo pin modded Dell XPS 420 Q6600 @3.2 on X38 with 8800gtx for 2x screens-1080p+1600x1200 is way more than enough for sbetting and all newest games on their fking knees - do not be a fool jumping on a new platform right now – best b4b is January-ish if you choose, otherwise just wait for eofy (March) and go with big manufacturers getting components @ ½ price with 3 years warranty and a benefit of a nice Indian call centre 8). P55+i5 are very exciting indeed but it is like a W7 pre-order for retards – if it is going to be shipping-only price just before Xmas why would you pay £50 if you can pay £5? – to bask in pre-order ‘glory ‘ for three months and be a bug-hugger for M$ for another 3? Yayyyy – i have W7 disk shipped to me in Octoberrrrrr!!! Champagne for everyone!!!! I’ve managed to oc my p5 to i7’s speeds for a 2/3rds of a price!!! That is what Intel wants you to fell like when you get i5 1/2 down in price before Xmas. Excited that is
It's late,or early,just got in from work so it maybe me, but in the afternoon light of day when I have all my faculty's about me, I still don't think I would understand half of what you just said.
#28
Ye Gods I thought this board was in English!!!
#29
Abvance
Wish I knew what all that meant so I could my own PC.


Try this book - makes it all very easy : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Build-Your-Computer-Step-step/dp/1844254577/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252391263&sr=8-1
#30


Good advice!

I used this book a few yrs ago to build my first gaming rig back in the days when Far Cry was a top game (still is IMO). Really easy steps and everything you need explained is in this book... :)
#31
Went for the MSI P55-GD80 INTEL P55 from overclockers for £85.50.
#32
anyone know of any builds using an i5 CPU for < £650? i didnt know that this new i5 core is only a few days old. now im stuck between getting this, or going for a core2 quad.
#33
marshalex
hopefully some of the other manufacturers will follow in msi's footsteps and knock some cash off as well. Not sure what MSI are like compared to Asus and gigabyte, have seen a few horror stories about MSI boards


I think if you look for them, you'll find horror stories about most brands.
MSI are the 4th largest producer of mainboards (I believe). I've always stuck to ASUS boards in the past but I've now had so many bad experiences with their boards that they'll need a really good product with some serious USPs to convince me to give them more of my money :)
#34
doYdY
anyone know of any builds using an i5 CPU for < £650? i didnt know that this new i5 core is only a few days old. now im stuck between getting this, or going for a core2 quad.


With or without monitor?
#35
FatalSaviour
With or without monitor?


without monitor
banned#36
If you're still looking, I've spec'd this i5 build:

Motherboard eBuyer ASUS P7P55D PRO iP55 Socket LGA 1156 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £136.58
Processor eBuyer Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket LGA1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £149.99
Memory Overclockers OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (OCZ3P1600LV4GK) £81.99
Graphics1 eBuyer ASUS GTX260 896MB DDR3 216 Core Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card £119.98
HDD eBuyer 500 GB Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £37.47
Case Scan RC-330 - Coolermaster Elite 330 Blk/Silv Midi Tower Case w/o PSU (New Improved Version) Scan Exclusive £25.29
Drive eBuyer Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM £15.99
PSU eBuyer OCZ Stealth XStream 600W PSU - SLI Ready ATX2.2 12cm Fan £69.99
OS eBuyer Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Full Version) preorder £39.98

TOTAL = £637.28

Most parts are from ebuyer or scan

Just needs an operating system and monitor (hopefully you have these)

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