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She be dead

I'm fairly sure (atleast until I have more time to test it) that it is the mobo.


I need help on choosing a new mobo. I currently have (had) a P5B-Deluxe and man, it has been a GREAT board, which is obviously a P965 chipset. I lubs it

Anyhoo, in the past year, I haven'y kept up like I used to......

So I need you dudes to help me choose. I plan on upgrading to dual core in the next 6 months. The rest will stay the same...except possibly the ram, gpu and HDD's () Let's assume ATM that it will just be a CPU upgrade soon.

What's the latest greatest?

Please do not post the "ZOMG! YOU LEIK HAS TO WIAT FOR TEH NEW X4525.4454 CHIPSET!"

What's great and available right now? Assume I'm buying it tomorrow

Thanks peeps
 
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its not the latest, but the Q6600 is solid and *arguably* the greatest enthusiast chip (cheap, FAST, OCABLE)
E8400 is good too, little cheaper

as for the motherboard I love the gigabytes (see sig) P35-DS3L has good value for money. heck, even the P965 S3 and DS3 are AWESOME for ocing (i had same oc on same chip as you)
Edited by Indian_Engineer - 6/3/08 at 7:23pm
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750i ftw is what i bought after careful searching.
I am going sli and not Tri sli, and i only have 3 sata items, so this board is perfect for me!

It will run everything you have in your sig

EDIT: I also like the northbridge coolong on the board. Plus, if it is not enough, delta has fans that blow twice as much air over the nb to help cooling.

If you look at the 750i ftw overclocking thread, you will see 6 posted reviews of this board. Most of which say "this is the best board we have ever reviewed"
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post #4 of 74
*has nothing to offer*

Krunk didn't know how to jump-start a PSU with the paperclip method.


*giggles*
post #5 of 74
Krunk: Any of the x38 boards are great (as long as you're not planning on sli but you had a p5b anyway so...). I love the Maximus but if I had to choose another, I'd consider DFI's x38 offering (my board is picky with micron ic's). If you think your p5b had lots of options, you just wait until you play with one of these.

Also, the p35 chipsets are smoking.
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+1 for the DFI x38, i love mine
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post #7 of 74
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
She be dead

I'm fairly sure (atleast until I have more time to test it) that it is the mobo.


I need help on choosing a new mobo. I currently have (had) a P5B-Deluxe and man, it has been a GREAT board, which is obviously a P965 chipset. I lubs it

Anyhoo, in the past year, I haven'y kept up like I used to......

So I need you dudes to help me choose. I plan on upgrading to dual core in the next 6 months. The rest will stay the same...except possibly the ram, gpu and HDD's () Let's assume ATM that it will just be a CPU upgrade soon.

What's the latest greatest?

Please do not post the "ZOMG! YOU LEIK HAS TO WIAT FOR TEH NEW X4525.4454 CHIPSET!"

What's great and available right now? Assume I'm buying it tomorrow

Thanks peeps
One thing I suggest is getting a surge protector lol or maybe a UPS (uniterupted power supply) I am using this one, and it's saved me twice. We get alot of electrical storms where I live... I've had two tv's and a powersupply fry from lightning, so I definitely know where your coming from
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post #8 of 74
x38 offer alot of great options, many people like this little fella

DFI x38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042

If thats a little pricey, go DARK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045
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post #9 of 74
To protect your replacement "new" system I would strongly recommend getting a Tripp Lite ISO-BAR.

A 6-outlet is ideal protection for most people's hardware. http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...?productID=105

The ISOBAR line-up.
http://www.tripplite.com/products/su...ors/isobar.cfm

A little over a year ago, one of the OCing review sites did a benchmark on surge protectors. The ISOBARs won every category. Even simulated lightning strikes.

Model #: ISOBAR6
- 6 outlets/6-ft. cord
- 2350 joule rating
- All metal housing
- Isolated filter banks
- $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA, Puerto Rico & Canada only)
- Estimated Retail Pricing: $95.00
- Lifetime product warranty
- Multi-component suppression circuits combine torroidal chokes, ferrite rod-core inductors, HF/VHF capacitors and multiple layers of metal oxide varistors into exclusive isolated filter banks that remove EMI/RFI interference, even noise from other pieces of connected equipment.
- Robust surge suppression with sine-wave tracking protects against the heaviest of surge conditions, exceeding IEEE category A&B specifications and reducing 6,000V test surges to harmless levels less than 35 volts
- Tripp Lite's ISOBAR is the world's #1 selling premium suppressor series with more than 14 million satisfied customers and a safety-tested history of 20+ years.





Years ago I lived in an area called lightning alley. I own two 8-outlet ISOBARS. These things live up to their claims.
Edited by bmaverick - 6/3/08 at 7:42pm
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dfi dark p35 or asus p5e something
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