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EVGA P55 FTW (P55 Express) Motherboard

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 21, 2010 7:32 am
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TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: EVGA

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EVGA makes a nice looking box. It is sleek, sexy and bound to grab your eyes if it were on a shelf. They went for the clean look as opposed to giving you far more information that you need (or care to read about).

 

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The back is also clean and follows the "less-is-more" line of thought.

 

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Underneath this is a plain black box with all the goodies inside.

 

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Inside is a nice array of loot. For some reason EVGA has packed everything up in static bags. I am not sure the purpose for all of this; but on the other hand I am sure that it is not pushing the price up too terribly far either, so it is ok; just a little odd.

 

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There is one item inside the bags that is very important. This is the ECP V2. This small item gives you control over a good deal of on-board functions. You can connect this in a couple of ways. The first gives you control over the basic functions through the front panel header, while a second set of pins allows you control the PCIe jumpers.

 

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This piece of hardware will be a welcome tool for anyone running the P55 FTW on a test bench. I know we used it a lot during our testing.

 

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