Summary: The MSI P55-GD80 LGA 1156 motherboard is a deluxe item, but beware. I got one new in the box, and it wouldn't flash the bios, and this is an old board, so the user would need to flash the bios initially, in most cases. The bios flash utility was no good.
The best Motherboard for the 1156 socket , i7's and i5's
29 September 2011
Summary: I have 3 of these boards in 3 different set ups, one with an i7 820, and its a solid fast machine. Another with an i5 760 with 2 ATi5770's in Crossfire and it's an incredible gamer, and mine which is an i5 750 with 2 GTX 460's in SLi, I also have mine overclocked and running stable at 4GHz and...
Summary: The GD80 has so many additional features that you'd almost forget about the simple stuff like dual Gigabit Ethernet, Multi-channel audio over both analog and digital connectors, CrossFireX and SLI support, 8 SATA II ports, 9 USB 2.0 ports, 1 FireWire ports, 1 eSATA ports.