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What I'm looking at right now, is the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and the ASUS P5Q-E P45.
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If you find anything better and more available, I'm looking for a ATX motherboard that has:
An Intel LGA 775 socket, obviously,
More than 2 DDR2 RAM slots,
More than one PCI-Express slot,
More than two SATA connections,
Two or more PCI slots.
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The GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P is much better then the P5Q-E but if you can find a Maximus II 775 I think it's better than the UD3P.
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Hello,
All mother boards compatible with 775 have only one PCI-Express slot. You can find 775 mobos with more PCI slots, but not two PCI-E.
You might wanna check This Motherboard.
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Hello,
All mother boards compatible with 775 have only one PCI-Express slot. You can find 775 mobos with more PCI slots, but not two PCI-E.
You might wanna check This Motherboard.
Not sure if troll... I'm on an ancient socket 775 nforce4 mobo folding on two 470s as I type this. I'm pretty sure my 470s take up a slot each but I might've somehow jammed them both into one I guess

Edit: OP, I had a p5q-e and was very happy with it but I'd go UD3P, they're meant to be sick boards for quads
For reference, my board could boot 500x8 on my Q6600 but not stable. Max FSB I got for CPU-z was 513.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 5/7/11 at 8:03am
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Hello,
All mother boards compatible with 775 have only one PCI-Express slot. You can find 775 mobos with more PCI slots, but not two PCI-E.
You might wanna check This Motherboard.
What are you on about?
There are loads of 775 mobo's with more than one PCI-E slot!
The UD3P is one of the best IMO
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Ahh... Hahha I searched for some and didn't foudn any. My mistake. Next time I should dig dipper
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The GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P is much better then the P5Q-E but if you can find a Maximus II 775 I think it's better than the UD3P.
I'll have to agree.
Asus Maximus II.
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