Get a P55 for my new system

Intel Dp55kg motherboard
January 26, 2010 at 00:40:41
Specs: Windows XP, CPU
Hi guys,
I'm upgrading my system to i5, but I'm stuck on what motherboard to get. I'm on a budget, 120 dollars AU is the limit. Thinking Intel BOXDP55WB.


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January 26, 2010 at 03:10:36
Don't buy intel boards, check this boards Asrock p55m pro $99, foxconn p55mx $84, gigabyte ga-p55-ud3l $104, msi p55-cd53 $115 better read review of every board u choose. u can check it yourself at

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January 26, 2010 at 04:59:01
Agreed. Get a board based on the Intel P55 but do not get a board made by Intel. For one thing, the BIOS settings are generally limited so if you want to overclock, you'll probably be out of luck. But even more important, Intel has eliminated legacy support on most of it's new boards. That means no IDE/PATA, no floppy, no PS/2 ports, no serial or parallel ports.

Now look at the GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L as an example. It's based on the same P55 chipset but it DOES support IDE/PATA, floppy, PS/2 port (one), serial port & parallel port.

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January 27, 2010 at 18:51:34
Intel BOXDP55WB is really a great motherboard, currently there's a good price.

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