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Features on this board include four DD3 memory slots, capable of supporting RAM up to speeds of 2200 (overclocked) .

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Pros

Huge number of USB 2.0 ports--14 as opposed to the average 10-12.

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BIOS is easy to configure and navigate.

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Fantastic warranty--3 years parts and labour.

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Price drops since its release (down to about $140) make it a very affordable board for enthusiasts on a budget.

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LED error lights let you know when a component is operating correctly.

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Cons

The LED error light for the PCI-E x16 lanes gets covered up with a larger graphics card installed, making it pretty much useless.

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3-way SLI or CrossFireX only run at x8/x8/x4.

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The ASUS P7P55D PRO is a mid-level ATX motherboard designed for the LGA 1156 socket, meaning the Intel Core i7 and i5 processors are compatible. Features on this board include four DD3 memory slots, capable of supporting RAM up to speeds of 2200 (overclocked). For further overclocking options, Asus has included “TurboV” software for real-time system tweaking. Advanced users can also tweak voltage settings through “Preceision Tweaker 2,” allowing for even higher clock speeds. A total of three 16x PCI-E 2.0 slots have been integrated, however if ran in SLI/CrossFire mode the slots will utilized at x8/x8/x4. For storage, up to seven SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drives and two PATA drives can be connected. Standard gigabit Ethernet is provided by Realtek. Integrated 8-channel surround sound is incorporated by the VIA VT1828S. For peripheral connectivity, one eSATA port and eight USB ports have been included on the rear side.

Specifications
  • Core i5 / Core i7 compatible (LGA 1156)
  • 3 x PCI-E 2.0 Slots x16
  • 2 x PCI-E 2.0 Slots 1x
  • SLI Support 3-Way + PhysX
  • 7 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
  • 4 x DDR3 memory slots (2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066)
  • 14 x USB 2.0, 2 x FireWire
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • High Definition Audio - 8 channel (VIA VT1828S)
  • ATX Form Factor (12” × 9.6”)
  • 3 Year warranty
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