Originally Posted by DonNiger
I am going to jump from Nvidia to Intel. So, the 1st will be Intel's XBX2. Does anybody have anything to say about that one? Read mostly good about it.
The XBX2 was a great motherboard in its time. However, the 975X chipset really struggles with quad cores and high FSB's. The DX38BT
will be out in the coming months (or weeks, no one is really clear on the launch date), with a high price tag and exclusively DDR3 support. I am sure it will be a good motherboard, but I can't really justify recommending it. For now, I highly recommend P35 motherboards like the GA-P35-DS3R
. If you are on a budget (which doesn't seem the case), you really can't beat the GA-P35-DS3L
which lacks RAID support, but other than that is a very good motherboard.
A lot of people buy Nvidia motherboards incase they go SLI, which rarely happens. The only case that I recommend Nvidia in is if you are certain you are going SLI.