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Well guys going for a budget Quad build and was wondering what motherboard I should get? I was thinking DS3R or P5K-Deluxe(even though its a little bit over budget) But what would you guys recommend? It has to be below $150 and thats about it
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post #2 of 27
P5Ne-SLi or the gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 revision 3.3 would be the best choice.
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post #4 of 27
Even cheaper, eVGA 650i Ultra if you don't need SLI. Pick up some aftermarket NB and SB coolers and you have a monster for ~$110.
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could i just set a fan ontop of the SB?
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post #6 of 27
That wouldn't really be enough...you need some material to transfer the heat away from the SB quickly. You can pick up a good SB cooler for ~$10-15 bucks. Putting a fan directly on the NB heatsink would help.
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post #8 of 27
You know what, that EVGA 680i moterboard for 155$ doesnt look too bad. depends if you ABSOLUTELY need under 150$, but the 650i chipset has all the features of the 680i (exept for the THREE pci-x slots and dual gigabit lan)
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
The TR (That version) doesn't support overclocking quad cores.
post #10 of 27
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well, What about the P5K Vanilla or Gigabyte DS3R?
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