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Motherboard suggestions?

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I currently have the EVGA 790i Ultra Motherboard, but the thing crashes like every hour. I read many reviews on new egg and like 15% of the reviews say the same thing. I just bought it and I am probably going to TRY to return it and get a refund so I can buy a new motherboard.

So my question to you guys is what's a good motherboard you would recommend that is stable and proven to be a nice motherboard? For the computer the 790i in, it has the Q6700 Intel processor (Uses LGA 775 socket, but I might try to get the Q9450 processor which uses the same socket type), and 4 GB of the OCZ Reaper SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) memory. Also I might try doing some overclocking in the fututre (not 100% sure though) and I probably will eventually try SLI.

This PC will be a combo of gaming and video editing, along with your average daily uses. Thanks for any help.
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 OC to 3.2 GHz ASUS Rampage Formula EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 OC to 3.2 GHz ASUS Rampage Formula EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Saitek Eclipse OCZ GameXStream 700W 
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XCLIO A380BK Full Tower ATX Logitech G5 
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post #2 of 4
If you want SLI and DDR3 memory, then 790i is really your only choice (AFAIK).

You can get a much cheaper EVGA 750i FTW, however it only supports up to DDR2.

If u want to keep DDR3, you should just RMA that board.
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post #3 of 4
If you want to get a stable board, get the X48 DDR3 from Asus: the P5E3 Premium.

That will run crossfire and is stable as hell. No issues.

Especially since all indicators are that the new ATI cards are going to be amazing.
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post #4 of 4
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I might return my current memory and just stay with DDR2.

I was just talking to this one guy and he mentioned a couple boards... are these any good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128330
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128082

I was also thinking if I go with a DDR2 board, maybe I could try the XFX 780i motherboard. Is that a good one? It has a high approval rating on newegg (Much, much higher approval then my EVGA 790i)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 OC to 3.2 GHz ASUS Rampage Formula EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Saitek Eclipse OCZ GameXStream 700W 
CaseMouse
XCLIO A380BK Full Tower ATX Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 OC to 3.2 GHz ASUS Rampage Formula EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Saitek Eclipse OCZ GameXStream 700W 
CaseMouse
XCLIO A380BK Full Tower ATX Logitech G5 
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