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This review is from: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Processor BX80605I5750
Pros: Fast, affordable, and will stably overclock to the moon if you cool it good.
Cons: The chip is great but the Intel stock cooler is terrible. If you live in a hot environment or don't have air conditioning or plan on overclocking ANY, buy a nice cooler.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works well, installation was easy
Cons: Not as snug in my case as I would have liked but that's probably my case's fault.
Other Thoughts: Not much to say here, it's an affordable, well functioning card reader.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Stable, good for overclocking (though it's hard with an un-airconditioned house right now). NEVER had a crash whether I'm set to stock or OC'ed. I have seen this board overclock to 4.0 ghz stably (w/ i5-750). Audio is better than my old ECS as well but...
Cons: ... my mic port died. Im sure it was an isolated incident (could have something to do with the 14 speakers chained into the onboard sound). USB3.0/Sata6 would have been nice. With that said...
Other Thoughts: ...at this point, if you are building a system that you plan on using and upgrading over the next 4-5 years then perhaps a different board would be a better fit. With the new Intel chipset coming out in less than 6 months the 1156 mobos will start to fade away. If you ware planning on a your build lasting 2-3 years this board will do a very good job.READ FULL REVIEW