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Like the title states im looking for one of the better board ive been looking at getting a 790i Evga but they arent going cheap haha let me know if there are other i should be looking for. Thanks
post #2 of 11
Honestly, with 775 being such an old socket, I wouldn't spend any more money then you absolutely have to. Be pointless to spend top dollar on a dated motherboard. Anything more then $100 dollars is not worth it. Perhaps get a nice Z87, H87 or cheap H81 board and throw a $50 dollar haswell celly in there. It would be better then going the route you want.

If you absolutely need 775, just click the link below.

Cheap ASROCK MB
post #3 of 11
Probably Gigabyte EP45T-USB3P.

But that motherboard is extremely hard to get and usually goes for $140+ on ebay.
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Best ever? I'd vote for the GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-EXTREME. Gigabyte made some good ones.

http://hwbot.org/benchmark/reference_clock/rankings?hardwareTypeId=motherboard_21070#start=0#interval=20#hardwareScope=all

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128350

The ASUS P5Q3 is probably awesome too.
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Thanks guy but im rocking something alot more powerful in my main rig this is for a throwback rig haha im going to match it up with a Core2Extreme and tri sli 285 gtx. Right now i have a Xeon 6 core @ 4.8ghz and 780 lightning so im set for main system.
post #6 of 11
Best S775 ever made was Asus Rampage Extreme X48.

It allowed up to 2000 MHz DDR3 OC. In addition, the X48 chipset yielded more performance because the chipset itself was able to be overclocked more than P45 chipset by allowing lower Northbridge latencies, also known as Common Performance Level.

In S775 systems, the MCH was on the NB and it was by overclocking the MCH that you got maximum performance.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RAMPAGE_EXTREME/

You can read more at Anandtech:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2427

I disagree with the posters above about Gigabyte motherboards. They had several drawbacks compared to ASUS motherboards, most notably inferior BIOS, less BIOS options, and inadequate BIOS description of each option.

For example, Gigabyte inferior BIOSes did not report what was the base voltage and the the final voltage after making a change.

They had controls such as:

Northbridge Voltage: +0.1, +0.2, +0.3,+0.4

Nobody knew what was the base voltage of the NB as it wasn't mentioned in the manual, and nobody knew what was the final voltage after change. Their motherboards were f**** up.

I had both Gigabyte and Asus motherboards, and the Gigabyte motherboard limited my QX9650 to a 3.8 GHz OC. I guess Gigabyte mobos are good for buyers with a budget, but not good for enthusiasts or overclockers.
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post #7 of 11
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Thanks guy but im rocking something alot more powerful in my main rig this is for a throwback rig haha im going to match it up with a Core2Extreme and tri sli 285 gtx. Right now i have a Xeon 6 core @ 4.8ghz and 780 lightning so im set for main system.

Don't waste your money on the C2E man. Get a Xeon X5460 or X5470 (basically a higher multiplier Q9550), and enjoy. Your current 790i board would take a 771 Xeon easily to 4.2GHz or so.
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Don't waste your money on the C2E man. Get a Xeon X5460 or X5470 (basically a higher multiplier Q9550), and enjoy. Your current 790i board would take a 771 Xeon easily to 4.2GHz or so.

This. I'm rocking an X5470 at 4.5Ghz+ on my Giga EP45T-USB3P.
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i've also been looking around since now i've got a e5450, but my motherboard only supports 800 ddr2 ram which sucks and is too expensive to get 8gb from my 2gb. the cheapest best board that supoosedly is compatible i saw is the asrock p45ts,will support 8gb ddr3 1333 ram, all 775 motherboards that support 1600 ddr3 is about 200 bucks and thats just pointless.the p45ts can be bought refurbished for 39.99 with free shipping from here:

http://3btech.net/asp4so77520f3.html?gclid=COXV58j1nr0CFUNqOgodZhoAyA


i do not own this board so i cant say how well it works, its just one i've been researching.


also here is another one(dont know if its supposedly compatible or not) asrock p43c-me 32.99 free shipping!

http://3btech.net/asp4so77516f.html?gclid=CIKyt9L2nr0CFaN9OgodpE0AKQ

im looking at this one because it can support ddr3-1600 (OC), and because its cheaper
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post #10 of 11
While it is -still- okay to own Socket 775 tech, it is only worth it if you own the very top end of the spectrum.

i.e.

Q9550/Q9650+ high end P45 chipset or X48 chipset motherboard + DDR3 Memory 1866-2000 MHz.

Buying in 2014, seven years after Socket 775 reached full maturity, a budget Socket 775 motherboard and a budget Socket 775 CPU isn't worth it, at least not if you are gaming.

You will be better off buying a budget Z87 motherboard for $50 or so and a cheap $100 i3 or Pentium Haswell.
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