MBR: CPU & Mobo Prices – 12/30

Here are prices for several of the top tier to budget end products available. More motherboards will be added to the list this weekend. Thanks for your support all!

Intel Core i5 / i7 / 2 Duo Processors
Core i7 975 Extreme Edition
Core i7 940
Core i7 920
Core i7 870
Core i7 860
Core i5 750

Core 2 Duo E8600
Core 2 Duo E8500
Core 2 Duo E8400

AMD Phenom II / Athlon X4 Processors
Phenom II X4 955
Phenom II X4 945
Phenom II X4 940
Phenom II X3 720
Athlon II X4 620

Intel P55 Motherboards
ASUS Maximus III Formula
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P
Intel DP55KG
MSI P55- CD53
MSI P55- GD65
MSI P55- GD80

Intel X58 Motherboards
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Intel DX58SO
MSI Eclipse SLI

AMD Motherboards Coming Soon…

Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Motherboard

Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

“P55A-UD6 is the top-shelf motherboard from Gigabyte for Intel socket 1156 processors (Core i5 and Core i7). Let’s take a look at this motherboard, which comes with the latest and greatest features like SATA-600, USB 3.0, six memory sockets, support to SLI and CrossFireX, 24-phase voltage regulator and more.”


ECS P55H-A @ Neoseeker

“Equipped with Intel’s P55 chipset, the P55H-A sports the LGA1156 socket and supports Core i5 and Core i7 800-series processors. The board also can support a pair of ATI cards in CrossFire — though it lacks SLI, most probably in order to keep the costs down. When it comes to memory, ECS however does have you covered with dual-channel DDR3 with claims of support for speeds above 2130 MHz through overclocking.”

ASUS P7P55D Premium

ASUS P7P55D Premium @ Legit Reviews

“As was the case with the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, using the ASUS P7P55D Premium was a great experience. We were able to really push the overclocking envelope of our i5 750 CPU. If you plan to watercool, this would be a great motherboard to get your hands on, as it has the capability of pushing any current 1156 CPU past the limits of air-cooling. Coupling this motherboard with an upcoming Intel i3 CPU should result in some impressive clock speeds!”

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 @ Benchmark Reviews

“Gigabyte has recently launched their P55-A series of motherboards on the Intel P55-Express chipset, which incorporate a new 3-3-3 theme of features: Super-Speed USB 3.0 and 3x the USB power output, as well as SATA-3.0 for 6Gbps bandwidth. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 and inspects the new SATA-6G functionality in-depth.”

ASUS Maximus III Formula

ASUS Maximus III Formula @ PureOC

“ASUS is a company that doesn’t rest on its laurels and is known for innovation, producing some premium products in their popular Republic of Gamers lineup that cater to the diehard gamers and enthusiasts. The ASUS Maximus III Formula is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push their Core i5/i7 to the edge and appreciate the finer points of design and quality.”


EVGA P55 FTW @ TechGage

“It’s been a while since I last took a look at a motherboard that I knew I wanted in my own machine, but EVGA’s P55 FTW ended that drought. The board lacks S-ATA and USB 3.0, but it has everything else, from great aesthetics and design to impressive overclocking, along with a handful of useful features not often found on the competition’s boards.”

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR @ iXBT Labs

“This motherboard produces a positive impression rather than negative. It cannot boast of extraordinary functionality, but it has the minimum necessary features, it has modern components of really high quality, and it’s affordable.”


ASUS Z8NA-D6C @ Motherboards.org

“ASUS is well known for their motherboards and the Z8NA-D6C fits the bill as a motherboard that can act as a server or a workstation with dual Xeon CPUs. While the cost of a Xeon system is expensive for the most high-end CPUs, there are Xeon CPUs like the 5504 that cost much less and when paired with a Z8NA-D6C motherboard provide a powerful computer for any server or workstation applications you need to run.”


ECS A785GM-M @ TBreak

“The latest in the Black Series range of motherboards is the A785GM-M. It is based on the AMD 785G chipset with 140W Phenom II processor (Socket AM3) support. The A785GM-M integrates the ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics IGP, which includes AMD Hybrid Crossfire technology and DirectX 10.1 capabilities. With HDMI output and 7.1 channel audio output, we find out if this micro-ATX board could be an excellent board to build your HTPC.”