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So I need a new motherboard because my ethernet ports died, lost a couple usbs, and since last night, my computer will only post 1 out of 20 times.

I've exhausted all my efforts (resetting BIOS, switching memory sticks, moving peripherals, taking everything out and putting it back.) to no avail.

So I have a q6600 and I need a new motherboard.

I'm pretty broke right now so I can't get something fancy.

I'm trying to keep it under 100.

I need it to have:
- 4 memory slots
- support a Q6600
- 1 pci express 16x slot

I would like:
- onboard firewire
- overclocking capabilites

I don't need:
- onboard sound
- onboard video
- more than 1 pciexpress slot
- ide
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post #2 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleims10 View Post
So I need a new motherboard because my ethernet ports died, lost a couple usbs, and since last night, my computer will only post 1 out of 20 times.

I've exhausted all my efforts (resetting BIOS, switching memory sticks, moving peripherals, taking everything out and putting it back.) to no avail.

So I have a q6600 and I need a new motherboard.

I'm pretty broke right now so I can't get something fancy.

I'm trying to keep it under 100.

I need it to have:
- 4 memory slots
- support a Q6600
- 1 pci express 16x slot

I would like:
- onboard firewire
- overclocking capabilites

I don't need:
- onboard sound
- onboard video
- more than 1 pciexpress slot
- ide
Your going to be limited with your budget, because I've also been looking at some boards for my C2D. let me find something that can hit right up to your par for your price....

This board is about 10$ over your budget, which 10$ can be sort of "easy" to get - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188086

IF you are POSITIVE You cannot get 10$ more, than here is a board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138184 It is 60$, so yeah.

Your welcome man, I really would get that 750i SLI Board. there's a friend of mine selling his 780i Tri-SLI Board, but Not really sure on If i should get that board, and a whole new case, or just get a mATX board for my NZXT Vulcan.
post #3 of 27
DDR2 or DDR3??? (memory)

Here's a couple, 1 is a DDR3 and 1 is a DDR2
GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G – $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128496 - This board uses DDR3 memory

GIGABYTE GA-P43-ES3G – $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128447 - this board uses DDR2 memory
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post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the help! My budget went up a bit, I could do anything under $175. I'd prefer under 150, but I know being under 100 limits my choices. So any more suggestions would be awesome!
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post #5 of 27
There's just not to many choices left for socket 775 boards, it not really the price limit!
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post #6 of 27
Get an EP45 for that chip, best MOBO you can get for it and it will be under $100.
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post #7 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
There's just not to many choices left for socket 775 boards, it not really the price limit!
I know :'(

I'd like to just upgrade the whole shebang to i7 status, but I need my computer for music production. I have an EP to crank out this month.
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post #8 of 27
I can only find 1 P45 & it uses DDR3 memory,
I think your after a board that uses DDR2
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post #9 of 27
what are you looking for the board to do? if you are looking for overclocking, then check out this post... i would not bother with DDR3 775 motherboards other than the 790i as i have not personally had as good of results with them as i have their DDR2 counterparts... i would get a board off of eBay for a 775 socket... also, if you realy want to crank the CPU, i would get the EP45-ED3R or the EP45-UD3L (only difference is the number of PCI 2.0 slots)... you should be able to get one for around $100 to $150 off of eBay, and you wont regret getting that board... you should also hit some prity nice clocks with your q6600

EDIT: stay away from p43 boards... they have done me absolutely no favors in the past and are currently the same price as the p45s
Edited by eskamobob1 - 6/7/11 at 2:32pm
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post #10 of 27
Yep, eBay looks like it! New Egg is out of quality P45 boards!
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