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Best mobo for E8400?

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Finally, i decide to come back to desktop after a long time live with those tiny laptop ..

In fact, it's too long that now I feel I'm a completely newbie... All the new mobos out there confuse me so much ..

Now I need some advice for a mobo. Look like i will get a E8400 with an Asus board, which one do you suggest for best performance / price / overclockability?

The reason I choose Asus because I had a great experience with the legend P4P800 SE (it's still running with my Pressy baby ). Any modern Asus mobo can compare to P4P800 SE? Any suggest?
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Whats your budget? There are too many choices. I would go for the Maximus Formula or the P5E.
post #3 of 12
E8400 is a 9x chip. So most P35/X38 chipset boards are fine.In Asus this case, Asus P5k-E or Asus P5E is a good option.
post #4 of 12
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Any review or link should I reference to? Oh.. And about those annoy volt dropping, was it fixed in the latest series of board?
My budget for mobo should be ~300$ maximum . ~200 should be nice.
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post #5 of 12
Well I will have to throw out there the Asus Maximus and flash it to a Rampage. Or The DFI Lanparty series of either X38 or X48.

You've got many options for a good mb with that price range.

Try to snap up one of the new P45 mb would be nice also. Even more practical since you prob don't need xfire or sli.
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post #6 of 12
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And what about those P5N-E stickied out there?
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by linh1987 View Post
And what about those P5N-E stickied out there?
In general, intel chipset has better OC so pick P5N-E only when you plan to SLI.
post #8 of 12
the board in my sig rig (Asus Maximus Extreme x38) was originally intended for an e8400 (1333 fsb)
I "settled" on a q6600 (e8400's were back ordered 5 weeks and the sites that did have them instock were price gouging - bastards) which is proving to be a nice processor as well. I am actually preferring the quad core at lower clock cycles (less heat) as opposed to the dual core with higher clock cycles. Only problem is the 1066 fsb on the cpu, the mem and mobo had to all step down for it Havent oc'd yet.

good luck
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post #9 of 12
If you want SLI you should go EVGA 750i FTW or 780i and if not SLI I recommend ASUS Rampage Formula, it´s with the X48 chipset.

If I compare ASUS Blitz Formula SE (P35) and ASUS Rampage Formula (X48) then Rampage performce better then Blitz and why is that, it´s because it has better memory performace and you can tweak memory better.

If I compare Intel chipset with Nvidia chipset, Intel performce better unless you can go 1T with your memory and that usually works up to ~950.

So run single VGA on a Nvidia board is no good, you be better of with Intel board.

That´s my humble opinion.
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post #10 of 12
I got A Maximus Formula X38 it works great with my cpu E8400, Clocked it to 4.4ghz @ 1.52v
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