Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies
Hm.. I think newegg has a few good boards. But man, I hear the E8600 Overclocks good. I say you get a GTX 280 + 4GB's RAM and a 4Ghz + OC and you can max out Bad company 2
But I know Newegg and TigerDirect have them avaliabe.
Also, when your looking for a board, look for a good VRM Power phrase (I assume you know what that is). If not man, I'd totally swap you my system, LOL.
Heh, yeah... it overclocks nicely, though I probably wont OC it on this board.
I'm not sure of the power phase on the board I'm looking at, which is this one: this one (ASUS P5G41T-M/CSM)
, as it seems the best I can find for a 775 micro board at this point.
Finding more than 4GB compatible RAM seems a problem though, since it only has two DIMMS. But, between the E8600, a GTX 280 or 480 and 4GB it should be able to max things fine, as that very set-up was maxing things find on another full ATX board. The E8600 is just sitting in a Rampage Formula that I don't use anymore.
Requirements for maxing-out games are always over-rated.
This is just an extra system (I've a lot of spare hardware laying around
) I want to build for fun.
I don't know, though... is it really a decent board? Handle gaming well?
Think it will have decent longevity?
Cant seem to find much else that seems reliable for 775.
Originally Posted by Mike-IRL
There aren't that many good m-ATX 775 boards so I doubt you'll be hitting the limits of that e8600 on any of them.
The only decent one I can think of off the top of my head is an Asus P5Q-EM but there could be better boards out there.
That particular board seems to have a horrible reputation.
Originally Posted by Quantum Reality
There's also some lower-end boards such as the G31TM-P21 from MSI.
Well, looking for as high-end as I can get, and I think the ASUS I'm looking at seems to have the best reputation for what few 775 micro boards that are left.Edited by v0rtic3s - 8/18/11 at 7:17am