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post #11 of 18
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im willing to go around 250 for a motherboard... and im new to overclocking so i dont know which to go with, not that i will even become that extreme of an overclocker. it just seems like it would be fun to push **** to its limit.... im an avid gamer though and im sick of this ****ty computer. as much help as possible is welcome, ordering the computer in less than an hour
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wait for P45.
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so something like ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard will be a good choice: highly overclockable, future proofed, and future CROSSFIRE?
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so something like ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard will be a good choice: highly overclockable, future proofed, and future CROSSFIRE?
I love mine and I haven't even had time to push it much yet. Very stable board indeed so far though.
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i know that the asus P5E is an X38 that is compatible with both ddr2 and ddr3, so you've got that futureproofed, as well as compatibility with 45nm CPUs, and Crossfire.
Uh, no, it's got DDR2 only. The P5E Deluxe and Premium are DDR3 boards. So is the Maximus Extreme and Rampage Extreme.
post #16 of 18
I took a look at those boards, they have a lot of what I want, the famous OCability, 2 PCI x16 slots, but I backed away because they are not SLI, they are Crossfire. And they are 800MHz and I wanted 1066MHz for my ram. (to be honest I don't know how important 1066 would be to me and my planned rig)

I am looking at a 750i board right now, the EVGA 750i FTW $190. Is there anything wrong with this board? Well, it doesn't look nearly as cool, but it can handle 45n, has the DDR2 PC 8500 1066MHz ability, has done well in overclocking, 2 real x16 slots (they don't drop to x8 with SLI like many) - seems like it might be up your alley.

The 750i boards are newish I think, not much of a rep yet..
    
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post #17 of 18
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I took a look at those boards, they have a lot of what I want, the famous OCability, 2 PCI x16 slots, but I backed away because they are not SLI, they are Crossfire. And they are 800MHz and I wanted 1066MHz for my ram. (to be honest I don't know how important 1066 would be to me and my planned rig)

I am looking at a 750i board right now, the EVGA 750i FTW $190. Is there anything wrong with this board? Well, it doesn't look nearly as cool, but it can handle 45n, has the DDR2 PC 8500 1066MHz ability, has done well in overclocking, 2 real x16 slots (they don't drop to x8 with SLI like many) - seems like it might be up your alley.

The 750i boards are newish I think, not much of a rep yet..
The X38 and P35's can handle higher speed RAM than NVidia chipsets, never think otherwise. Just because they aren't rated at PC2-8500(which is just overclocked PC2-6400) does not mean it won't run. They also have better compatibility with RAM. The 750 are the same as the 650, almost zero improvements. The P35s can handle the 45nm's out of the box.
post #18 of 18
I would have agreed with the the above comment about the 750i chipset if I hadnt read some really great reviews about the eVGA 750i FTW board recently. DuckieHo said it is easily running a 500 FSB, and I have seen reviews of it running 530+ FSB. It is actually outperforming the 780i chipset!
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