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mobo+cpu recommendations!

t_mo_t

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Hey guys

It has been a while since I posted here. Now my desktop is unable to boot up (which i suspect is the motherboard), i need to change just the mobo+cpu, since a p55 mobo is more expensive than just getting a newer socket with the cpu.

My current rig is:
i7 860 @4GHz on water, 3.4ghz on air
asus p55d-e pro lga1156 (i think it is broken now)
4x2gb gskills eco cl7 pc3-1600,
1x250gb samsung evo ssd
1x1tb wdc black
1x2tb wdc green
1x150gb velociraptor
ultra x4 850W psu (yeah i know)
evga gtx275sc
CM haf932

i will be using this desktop for software development so i m not sure if i should ditch the rams and get the 4x4gb instead. I would love to reuse my cpu... any suggestions?

Thanks guys!
 
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MARSTG

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the p55 mobos support only 16GB RAM. if you need another p55 TheDarkLord has some.
 

Fudd Rucker

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Ive gotten 32gb of ram to run on P55 just fine. Only reason I dropped it was for something with M.2, otherwise an overclocked lynnfield is still a pretty chip for todays standards.
 

t_mo_t

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the p55 mobos support only 16GB RAM. if you need another p55 TheDarkLord has some.
16GB is not enough for today's standard? lol i kinda noticed that using PHPStorm on my 16GB laptop... still sluggish

Ive gotten 32gb of ram to run on P55 just fine. Only reason I dropped it was for something with M.2, otherwise an overclocked lynnfield is still a pretty chip for todays standards.
agree!

If you can get a board for 100 bucks then keep on trucking
Just got one for 85bucks.. not the pro one, just the vanilla p55d-e, but dont really care for the extra features from the pro nowadays

On a post rampage to get into the bst thread?
huh?
 
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