GA-P55M-UD2 or GA-H55M-UD2H???

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  1. crunchyapple

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    Dec 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM #1
    crunchyapple

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    Hello! Pretty new with this but I used to mess around installing on my old Dell...

    I've got a i7 860 and I've actually already bought the GA-H55M-UD2H since it was 30 quid cheaper. Should I return it and get a GA-P55M-UD2?

    Apparently they're both a close match but the GA-P55M-UD2 is slightly better for overclocking - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mother ... h-review/1

    Also I'm still looking for a good graphics card for editing/video, OSX compatibility, 2 DVI and preferably fanless... any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. Burninator

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    Dec 27, 2010 at 3:23 AM #2
    Burninator

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    The UD2H is a great board IMO. I've got my i3 530 overclocked to 3.41 GHz with no problems on the stock cooler.

    I'd keep it.

    Also, you need to buy a copy of SL rather than using pirated distros to receive support on these forums.
     
  3. Lnx2Mac

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    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM #3
    Lnx2Mac

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    The UD2H is great too...
    As for the P55M-UD2 being better for overclocking, there were several stories of users with fried VRMs... Just don't push it too much without proper cooling for the VRM.

    I like my 9800GT Silent Cell... Snappy, works OOB, and 100% silent... I'm no gamer though...
    It has D-Sub (VGA) + HDMI + DVI... With the included HDMI->DVI adapter, it functions as a 2 x DVI card.

    PS: Spend the $30 on the Retail OS X DVD !
     

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