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What is the Best LGA775 Motherboard

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I have an ASUS P4V8X-X motherboard and an AGP 8x video card. When Windows XP is phased out and replaced by Windows 7 and 8, it will be far too slow to run the OS and the games I play. I would love to have a new LGA775 motherboard that can support an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 to its full potential. And at least DDR2, maybe DDR3 RAM, and a limit of 4GB would be okay, but I'd be more than happy with an 8GB limit. And of course the standard PCI Express x16 (at least v. 2.0, 3.0 would be preferred), I don't really know about x4 (don't know what I could use it for), and x1. At least 2 SATA III ports and 4 SATA II ports would be fine, but I'd much rather have 4 of each. I don't really care about a legacy IDE port.

I will probably get a video card like an ATI Radeon HD 5000 or ATI Radeon HD 6000 series for it.

I prefer ASUS and Gigabyte over everything else.

Obviously I don't care about the latest and greatest technology, but when I do get something, I want it to be pretty good.

So if anyone could suggest a good LGA775 mobo with specs and support like above, I would love it.

Thanks.
Edited by tmcclelland455 - 6/16/13 at 12:46pm
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The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P and GA-EP45-UD3R were regarded as the best overclocking boards.
The difference between the boards is the P has 2 GbE LAN ports and Crossfire support and the R only has 1 GbE LAN port and no Crossfire support.

Although no 775 boards support SATAIII.
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The Asus P5E3 Deluxe Wifi supports 1600mhz bus and ddr3 as well as Crossfire.
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Alienware M17x-R4
(18 items)
 
Core 2 Haf
(16 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-3920XM GTX980M G.SKILL Ripjaws 32GB Model F3-1866C10Q-32GRSL Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 1TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 5400 RPM 1TB ODD Conversion w/ White Label 2TB Empty / Free Bay Converted External USB 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
M14x R2 10 CFM CPU fan Liquid Metal Pro Windows 10 /w Telemetry Block  1080p 120Hz eDP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Sony FW900 @ 2304 x 1440 @ 80hz Saitek Eclipse I Dell 330 Watt Brick Logitech G500s 
OtherOther
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 w/ BT iGPU disable / bypass 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q9550 ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wifi-AP EVGA GTX 770 4GB Classified Kingston HyperX DDR3 KHX1600C9D3K2/8G 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY 1333 55gb, 320Gb, 500GB, 1TB Corsair H80 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Lubuntu 16.04 x64 Dual 1600x1200 Dell m993s @ 70hz TX750 Haf 912 
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Is there some kind of Maximus series that's LGA 775? Little bit of an after thought.
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Yep, the original Maximus and Maximus II were both LGA775. Great boards too! Bitemarks is right about the UD3P being regarded as the best raw oc board.

http://www.overclock.net/t/415077/gigabyte-ep45-ud3-series-owners-guide
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Cool. Thanks! thumb.gif
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