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MOBO for E8400

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I am about to do my first build and will be using the e8400 cpu. I had decided on the Abit IP35 Pro MOBO when I was looking at the 6750 cpu. Is the Abit a good choice with the e8400? I've heard there are some problems with temp monitoring.
post #2 of 8
Yes, the Abit is a great board. I (and I'm sure many others) recommend the DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS board. It's one of the best overclockers to date.
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post #3 of 8
Boy, if only there were search feature or something, you could have found one of the dozen or so threads asking this exact question.

Oh, wait, silly me, there IS a search function here...

The Gigabyte DS3L or DS3r are good on a tight budget. The DFI Dark P35 and the Abit IP35-E are good on a Moderate budget. If you want to go all out, then a DFI UT P35 or an X38 board would be your best bet.

Sorry if I came off as a bit peeved...
    
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IP35 Pro, IP35-E, DS3L/R, Blood Iron...you name it. Its really hard to go TRULY wrong with a P35 chipset board these days. But any of the ones I listed will be thrown at you repeatedly in this thread as good boards the the proc...any proc...
    
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post #5 of 8
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I apoligize for asking a question that's been asked before. I've actually spent quite a bit of time with search before posting my question and found it doesn't do a great job of zeroing in on what I want. That may be my lack of knowledge of how to best use it but I was having trouble finding the answer.

I certainly have no desire to step on anyone's toes.
post #6 of 8
condor,

Don't take offense to some of the responses; people here get a little feisty at times.

Like what was stated above, the best chipset for the E8400 on a budget is the P35, and the best companies for P35 boards are Gigabyte, Abit, and DFI.
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The DFI for sure, I have the X38 variant of the one mentioned and right from day 1 I've had my 3110 (Identical to the E8400) at 4 Ghz. Great board the only problem I had was that I had to update the Bios to get the RAID working because I had a SATA optical drive.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
condor,

Don't take offense to some of the responses; people here get a little feisty at times.

Like what was stated above, the best chipset for the E8400 on a budget is the P35, and the best companies for P35 boards are Gigabyte, Abit, and DFI.
Which is why I apologized for my snippiness. I have just seen what seems like a topic about this about 2 or 3 times a week.
    
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