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I am kind of hating the fact that I have a q6600 that I got for super cheap, thinking that i can get a board for it equally cheap.... but no any decent p45, x38, and x48 board is so pricey that i might as well not even bother because for that much I might as well sdave and buy something thats not 7 YEARS OLD!! Anyways mini rant over, anyone want to chime in to why these boards are still costing pretty much retail value on ebay?

id love to buy one on the OCN marketplace, this community has been awesome! but i got no reps and cant post in the wanted section:sadsmiley hahaha

ALSO! anyone still running 775?
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I'm pretty sure you can still buy stuff from the market place. You just cant post anything yourself. Just keep an eye on the F/S section. 775 boards pop up every now and then. thumb.gif
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Largely because they can't be had anymore and the good ones are great for those getting into overclocking. IMO 775 was one of the more fun platforms to overclock on.

I guess it kind of depends on what you're considering "freaking expensive" though.
 
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I'm pretty sure you can still buy stuff from the market place. You just cant post anything yourself. Just keep an eye on the F/S section. 775 boards pop up every now and then. thumb.gif

Yeah I found that out like last week haha I just read through the marketplace rules and was like dohhhh!
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Largely because they can't be had anymore and the good ones are great for those getting into overclocking. IMO 775 was one of the more fun platforms to overclock on.

I guess it kind of depends on what you're considering "freaking expensive" though.


if you look on ebay, and search x48 775 motherboard, the very first result is a DFI board thats $120! (plus shipping, and shipping to hawaii in anything other than a flatrate box sucks) it makes me sad hahaha cause Im just getting into overclocking!


i understand supply and demand but man i just bought a new board for my rig and it was $136 with amazon prime free shipping!


anyways im just whining, i really just want a board to test this q6600 and see how close i can get it to 4 Ghz


aghhh i just need a board!

please, anyone have one? hahaha sorry anyone moderating the forum!!smile.gif
Edited by Ultra-m-a-n - 2/12/14 at 1:46am
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You don't want the x48 chipset. If i recall correctly, the P45 overclocked better. Mainly the Gigabyte line.
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post #7 of 56
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You don't want the x48 chipset. If i recall correctly, the P45 overclocked better. Mainly the Gigabyte line.

thanks for the advice! yeah i was getting a feel for that reading some of the posts here.

i picked up a p45 board for my friend it was the asrock turbo twins 2000, but apparently that one sucks for quads because of the vrms, and i cant seem to find anything about that board here.
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thanks for the advice! yeah i was getting a feel for that reading some of the posts here.

i picked up a p45 board for my friend it was the asrock turbo twins 2000, but apparently that one sucks for quads because of the vrms, and i cant seem to find anything about that board here.
Yeah Asrock boards weren't for enthusiasts back then. They stepped up their game recently though. Try hunting for a Gigabyte UD3P. They were commonly regarded as the best overclocking board for intel at the time.

YIKES just checked out some ebay prices. It seems you could get the UD3L for a lot cheaper, and if I recall correctly, the only difference was that the UD3P supported crossfire. I'm seeing the UD3L's for around $70 on ebay.
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EP45-UD3P ftw...

Have a fried one down stairs, lol. Loved that thing.
 
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Yeah Asrock boards weren't for enthusiasts back then. They stepped up their game recently though. Try hunting for a Gigabyte UD3P. They were commonly regarded as the best overclocking board for intel at the time.

lll keep my eye out for one!

i have 8 gb of gskill ddr2 cas 5 and this q6600 just begging to be overclocked its driving me crazy
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