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MSI to knock 55% off for New P55 Board Launch £63.00 @ Hexus

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Taken from the Hexus news site - "Now that we know Intel will be launching its Lynnfield-based LGA 1156 processors on September 8th, MSI has revealed that it will run a limited promotion on its su… Read More
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Taken from the Hexus news site -

"Now that we know Intel will be launching its Lynnfield-based LGA 1156 processors on September 8th, MSI has revealed that it will run a limited promotion on its supporting P55-GD65 and P55-GD80 motherboards.

Come launch day, MSI will be knocking a massive 55 per cent off the asking price of its two range-topping boards. Consequently, the P55-GD65, with a suggested retail price of £139.99, will be made available for as little as £63! The top-end P55-GD80, meanwhile, would normally fetch £189 and could be yours during the promotion for just £85.50.

Sounds like a cracking deal, and MSI tells us it will offer the promotional prices on a limited quantity of stock - meaning the offer could last only hours. The promotion will run at SCAN*, Ebuyer, CCL and Overclockers, and we're told purchases will be limited to one board per customer."

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Novatech to offer same promotion on Weds 9th Sept 2pm!

Keep checking the price of these two items (to drop) around 2pm Weds at Novatech...

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/dirresults.html?s=msi%20p55&d=

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#1
Shame it's MSI rather than Gigabyte or Asus. Still hot though.
#2
Great deal. I have ran MSI boards with no problems and a great live bios update tool.
#3
:roll: Just as I've gone and bought a B-grade gigabyte board for the same price and an AMD chip!

Hot deal!
#4
Good price and very tempting buy I am sick of intel changing the scoket or the chipset specification every 3 or 4 months with another change touted for October, but I am very tempted by these boards, great deal!
#5
How much are the processors for these boards? The gear I've bought arrived today and is unopened, tempted to send it back and get this instead!
#6
Will it support USB3 and SATA3 if not im waiting even if its until next year..
#7
When is launch day for these boards?
#8
Sept 8th
#9
slinkydonkey
Will it support USB3 and SATA3 if not im waiting even if its until next year..

No.
#10
Any idea on processor specs/prices
#11
Hot!

If only for the hilarity of watching the geeky humourless lad quiz the MSI guy.
#12
if the processors are priced right then this could be a cracking deal if a board and processor comes in about £220
#13
That video is painful :-D
#14
From Hexus.net "The upcoming parts - a 2.66GHz Core i5 750, a 2.80GHz Core i7 860 and a 2.93GHz Core i7 870 - are all packaged as Socket LGA 1156, and they'll launch in unison with Intel's new P55 chipset.

What's interesting is that UK-based retailer Lambda-Tek.com is already listing all three parts, with mention of pricing, too. LambdaTek has the mainstream Core i5 750 priced at £153.79, and the Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 priced at £233.21 and £728.96, respectively."
#15
so an i5 750 and the P55-GD65 comes in at just under £220.
#16
Great board and great price. MSI do the best kit.
#17
The i5 750 should be around £120-£130. They are suppose to overclock to around 4ghz which is good. Problem is, I have no idea if these two boards are capable of those sort of overclocks or not. Could explain the price drop lol

To be honest, I am surprised at the prices. If the boards are suppose to retail at the prices mentioned.. Then it doesn't seem such a big gap between i7 and i5 at all. I thought this sort of news would tempt me to consider i5 but it has actually just made me think I will have to look at the reviews/benchmarks a bit more closely, because the price drop seems...? I don't know, it makes no sense to me.
#18
beatnicker
so an i5 750 and the P55-GD65 comes in at just under £220.


would the i5 work with these boards?
#19
zincy
would the i5 work with these boards?


Both these boards are for the i5 platform, one is lower spec than the other, but the lower priced one seems to be the way to go.
#20
zincy;6199268
would the i5 work with these boards?


supports the new i5 and i7 cpu providing the socket is the LGA1156

Great looking board at a great price, but imagine we gonna have to be quick off the mark :)
#21
PhearFactor
Both these boards are for the i5 platform, one is lower spec than the other, but the lower priced one seems to be the way to go.


thanks for that i didnt know, i prolly go for the cheaper one as i dont really need to over clock them. Looking to build a new system in tie for the windows 7 launch
#22
MSI P55-GD65 and Core i5 750 OR ASUS M4A77TD PRO 770 and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition?

Both about £215?
#23
Seems like a cracking deal IMO
#24
Bought the following for OC to the tune of £160 -

AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail
**B Grade** Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 (MB-168-GI)

For the extra money, reckon they're worth returning and getting on of these + CPU instead?
#25
Ouch. Just read the prices on the new intel processors. Cheapest i5 750 @ £150! Would that be much quicker than the Phenom 720 black i've bought? Think i'll pass.
#26
This is probably just me, or does the picture of the product look a bit like the inside of Parliament?
:oops::oops:


HOT!
#27
thanks for the info op,
#28
its frightning how fast these things are developing soon be on mind control....lol
1 Like #29
Even the cheaper P55-GD65 is a fairly high end board judging from the previews so it’s a steal at this price - Bit-tech.

I’m tempted to buy one and keep it until the cheap 32nm dual cores are released around January. Will all of that series come with on-board graphics or will they sell them without the graphics as well? These boards probably won’t support the graphics as it’s highly unlikely that they’ll have the necessary hardware to support onboard graphics.

Don’t forget that if you’re a serious over-clocker or silent PC enthusiast that you’ll need to buy either a new heatsink or an updated mounting kit for your current heatsink as this socket has a different layout.
Some LGA 1156 boards will be drilled to also support LGA775 coolers although not sure about the MSI duo offered here.

And for anyone whose had their head in the sand this is DDR3 only and you need the newer stuff rated at no more than 1.65V so you can’t use the older DDR3 which used higher voltages that was used with some LGA775 boards.
#30
MSI make great boards, they just have failed massively when it comes to distribution and marketing compared to Asus and Gigabyte. All three are very similar quality (though I have awful luck with Gigabyte).
#31
Agharta


And for anyone whose had their head in the sand this is DDR3 only and you need the newer stuff rated at no more than 1.65V so you can’t use the older DDR3 which used higher voltages that was used with some LGA775 boards.


Very informative, thank you :thumbsup:

Getting so mixed up with x58 specs, am3/2 and now the p55s!!!!!!

Will certainly keep a look out on release day, looking for the best bang / buck /// future proofed system to replace my aging x2 4400.

Watching the preview on Hexus, I reckon the price could be down to maybe the fact they have usb3 boards ready to rock??

Anyway, GREAT deal OP, thanks to you too :)
#32
The main and possibly only difference between Core i5 and i7 Quads for LGA 1156 is that i7 supports Hyper-threading and i5 doesn’t.
Both support Turbo Boost and the LGA 1156 chips have a more advanced version than that currently used on the LGA 1366 Core i7 chips.
Therefore a Core i5 (LGA 1156) can beat a Core i7 (LGA 1366) in many cases at stock settings as Turbo Boost will give it the advantage. Mucho confusion ahoy. :?
#33
when are the lga 1156 processors gonna be released? Does anyone have a complete list of pricing for this upcoming socket?
#34
Leepox
when are the lga 1156 processors gonna be released?

The same day as the motherboards. ;-)
#35
Good offer and just in time for a planned new build! ;)
#36
Tejstar
Good offer and just in time for a planned new build! ;)


That's if you bag one mate.
#37
Lol - very true. Getting a bit ahead of myself!
#38
So are they bring out a new i7 chip for this board or doe exsisting i7s fit ? gets confusing with all these sockets.
#39
According to Toms hardware, Intel are launching 2 new I7 chips and 1 I5 chip for this new P55 platform.
Being a new platform they're not compatible with the older I7 platform - it's all new.

"Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs as well as P55 chipsets
will be announced on September 8." - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Core-i7-i5-p55,8573.html
#40
damn buying this means I will be forced to do a system overhaul and I am going to get broke.

Jeez, to buy or not to buy given that this socket platform wasnt designed with sustaining it for a long period... LGA 1156, then 1156A, then 1156B.... the heck???

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