usb 3.0 & SATA 3.0 for Custom-building PC

Asus P7p55d deluxe desktop board
August 12, 2010 at 12:59:18
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz
I am building a system to do two things: game and digital recording.

The P7P55D Deluxe does not have sata/usb 3.0 and I don't care. I have read that these boards may have better PCI-E throughput,
due to the sata/usb/pci-e on-board controller muxing and latencies.

I am not building a server, but I could see the need for usb 3.0.

For $30 Asus has a PCI-E 4x interface card that does both.

Am I missing something, that makes the P7P55D-E main boards a better choice?

The Asus P7P55D Deluxe for $139 is one heck-of-a mobo.

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August 12, 2010 at 13:42:57
While USB 3.0 for external hard drives would be an improvement eSATA is still better. If you get both of those feature included at no cost then OK. Otherwise get the features that can actually be used now.

The add in card would be useful in the future, should you own a USB 3.0 device. These are incremental improvements of existing standards. No earth shaking changes. In the real world most users wouldn't notice the performance difference between SATA I and SATA II. USB transfer speeds are a different story. That said, USB 2.0 doesn't perform anywhere near the theoretical speeds. I would expect the same will be true of USB 3.0.

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