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The EVGA P55 V is an entry-level uATX motherboard designed for the Intel Core i5/i7 processor family.

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Pros

Decent degree of forward compatibility/upgradeability for this price (crossfire, lots of PCIe)

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Connections are easy to make in installation, most components should connect easily on first boot

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Highly compact form factor for this feature set

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High number of USB ports for this price

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Cons

Onboard BIOS allows a very low degree of customization, very infrequent updates

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Port layout is frustrating and many components seem to get in the way of each other

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USB ports leak sound, produce crackling

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On-board heat sink is small and many users will want third party cooling additions

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The EVGA P55 V is an entry-level uATX motherboard designed for the Intel Core i5/i7 processor family. A total of 4 DDR3 memory slots provide a maximum capacity of 16GB at speeds up to 1333MHz. In terms of expansion, this board includes 2 PCI Express x8 slots, 2 PCIe x1 slots and 1 standard PCI slot. With SLI/CrossFire, one can utilize 2 individual video cards in x8 mode to increase total graphical processing power. Alternatively, a single card can be used in x16 mode. For storage, EVGA has integrated 6 SATA II connections plus one E-SATA connection. A total of 14 USB ports have been incorporated as well. For sound, the Micro includes 8 channel HD audio. Unlike the higher end EVGA P55 boards, this one does not include on-board buttons, an external control panel or an overclock button. The P55 V comes in a black and gray color scheme.

Features/Specs
  • Core i5 / Core i7 compatible (Socket 1156)
  • uATX form factor
  • PCIe (x8/x8) x 2, PCIe (x1) x 2, PCI x 1
  • SLI/CrossFire support
  • 6 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
  • 4x DDR3 memory slots (1333MHz+)
  • 14 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x E-SATA
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • High Definition Audio (8 channel)
  • 2 Year warranty
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