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anyone know a good motherboard that does not have any problems or the problems have been fixed?

specs:

Ram:
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148180

keyboard:
Saitek PK02 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=Eclipse%2bII

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

OS:
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=32-116-493

Mobo: I am not sure of a 780i heard it has lots of problems :O
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

Case:
Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056

Psu:
SILVERSTONE DECATHLON DA850 850W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, cUL, FCC, TUV - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rstome%2bDA850

sound card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Black 22" Widescreen TFT-LCD, 1680 x 1050, 3000:1, 2ms, Analog, DVI-D HDCP, HDTV Ready
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...403&cid=MT.282

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

video card:
waiting for new benchmarks on the new graphic cards

cpu cooler:
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
Edited by superx107 - 5/20/08 at 10:05am
    
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post #2 of 7
Mid range boards (still good for OCing quads tho):

Gigabyte DS3R P35 for $120 + S/H

DFI DK P35-T2RS for $130 + S/H

Higher end Boards(yet affordable):

DFI DK X38-T2R for $190 + S/H

Gigabyte DS4 X48 for $235 + S/H

Unless SLI is an absolute must I'd stick with Intel chipset boards, Nvidia's are mediocre at best... Also if want raid pay attention to the SB, ICH9R =raid; ICH9 = no raid.

Some info on nVidia's recent chipset corruption issues, here.
Edited by MasterKromm - 5/20/08 at 10:15am
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Kromm has it. If you're looking for an even lower cost board and don't care about RAID capabilities you could go with a Gigabyte DS3L.
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post #4 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterKromm View Post
Mid range boards (still good for OCing quads tho):

Gigabyte DS3R P35 for $120 + S/H

DFI DK P35-T2RS for $130 + S/H

Higher end Boards(yet affordable):

DFI DK X38-T2R for $190 + S/H

Gigabyte DS4 X48 for $235 + S/H

Unless SLI is an absolute must I'd stick with Intel chipset boards, Nvidia's are mediocre at best... Also if want raid pay attention to the SB, ICH9R =raid; ICH9 = no raid.

Some info on nVidia's recent chipset corruption issues, here.
Gigabyte DS4 X48 the one you listed above
is this board problem free or have the problems been fixed?
I also do not care about sli or raid
but will this mobo run 800 mhz ddr2?
Edited by superx107 - 5/20/08 at 10:21am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte X48-DS4 diamond 5850 dominators 4gb 8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500 gig Caviar Samsung SH-S203B vista ultimate 64 bit SP1 samsung 226bw 
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Saitek Eclipse 2 Corsair 620HX Thermaltake VA8000 Armor Razer DeathAdder 
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Steelseries QCK+ 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500 gig Caviar Samsung SH-S203B vista ultimate 64 bit SP1 samsung 226bw 
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by superx107 View Post
Gigabyte DS4 X48 the one you listed above
is this board problem free or have the problems been fixed?
I also do not care about sli or raid
but will this mobo run 800 mhz ddr2?
Everything I have seen points to it being a great board... Yes it does support DDR2 800mhz, it officially supports up to DDR2 1200Mhz.

IIRC there may be a DS4 thread or two here on OCN. I'll search some and edit my post if I find it(them).
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Q6700 @ 3.7Ghz 1.37V DFI LT X48-T2R vNB 1.24 EVGA 460GTX 4x2GB Patriot 1000mhz CL5 
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2x x-25m Vista x64 24" BenQ G2400WD Corsair VX550W 
Case
CM Cosmos 1000 
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2x x-25m Vista x64 24" BenQ G2400WD Corsair VX550W 
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CM Cosmos 1000 
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by superx107 View Post
Gigabyte DS4 X48 the one you listed above
is this board problem free or have the problems been fixed?
I also do not care about sli or raid
but will this mobo run 800 mhz ddr2?
I don't know whether it is problem free or not but it has worked fine for me. It is one of the best of OC board over there. It supports 800 also.
post #7 of 7
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thank you all for helping
Edited by superx107 - 5/20/08 at 12:43pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte X48-DS4 diamond 5850 dominators 4gb 8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500 gig Caviar Samsung SH-S203B vista ultimate 64 bit SP1 samsung 226bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Corsair 620HX Thermaltake VA8000 Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK+ 
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Q9550 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte X48-DS4 diamond 5850 dominators 4gb 8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500 gig Caviar Samsung SH-S203B vista ultimate 64 bit SP1 samsung 226bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Corsair 620HX Thermaltake VA8000 Armor Razer DeathAdder 
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