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Hey guys,

I've been looking for a new motherboard so I can really overclock. I currently have an ASUS P5N-E SLI 650i, but it's just not stable unless I really crank the voltage. And I also need more SATA ports, which the P5N-E only has 4.

So I'm looking for a good P43/45 motherboard, preferably under $100, with at least 6 SATA ports, as well as RAID. Any suggestions?

Although I did have my eyes set on the DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS before.

What do you guys think? Oh, and I'm overclocking an E2140.

Thanks
post #2 of 6
Id stick with the DKP35 as theyr arent any P45s under $100. only these P43s.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...43&Order=PRICE
    
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for replying. Yea, they're under $100 but without RAID. Preferably I would like it under $100, but I guess I have to go a little over to get RAID features. I might stick with the DK. Is the P45's overclocking abilities significantly better than the 35s?...because if not, I think I'll go DK.
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Is the P45's overclocking abilities significantly better than the 35s?...because if not, I think I'll go DK.
Nope
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one other thing to take into account would be the crossfire capabilities of the x48 over the p45 ... the x48 running better in crossfire
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/14...nce/index.html
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post #6 of 6
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I won't be running a Crossfire setup, nor be needing one in the future. I like just having one very powerful card.

So thanks for the replies guys. DK P35-T2RS it is.
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