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Hi all! I'm upgrading my server/backup pc this month and I need your help to make me decide what motherboard I should buy.

- Budget: no budget, yay!

- Must have: 1. At least two PCI-e slots & CROSSFIRE capable. 2. MUST be able to do 1800FSB. Preffered if you can reccomend a motherboard that can do 2000FSB.
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ASUS Masium Extreme?

Any x38 or x48 board will work.
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Do all X38 / X48 board have two PCI-e 16X slots?
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yes, and they function at x16 x16 all the time, which is more than a P45 can say (x8 x8 in CF), though the P45s are supposedly CRAZY overclockers.
    
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yes, and they function at x16 x16 all the time, which is more than a P45 can say (x8 x8 in CF), though the P45s are supposedly CRAZY overclockers.
I would take the full GPU bandwith over a (possible) slightly lower OC.
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Of course, I was just saying that in the case that higher OCs were more important to Tricky, but you can't have your cake and eat it too, I suppose.
    
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have you considered the Asus P5Q Series or the DFI-X48 SEries? What RAm will you be using?
    
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Originally Posted by kev8888 View Post
have you considered the Asus P5Q Series or the DFI-X48 SEries? What RAm will you be using?
Asus P5Q? Can you link me to some user reviews from OCN or website reviews? I've seen the DFI X48 board, I know that it's a good OC'er but I'm scared of the board frying cause of their small heatsinks and heatpipes.

I'l most likely be using a good set of G.Skill ram.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Asus P5Q? Can you link me to some user reviews from OCN or website reviews?
just google 'P5Q reviews', shouldn't be hard to miss

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
I'l most likely be using a good set of G.Skill ram.
oh, i mean DDR2 or DDR3? since both boards i've suggested only supports DDR2.
    
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The DFI x48 come with huge heatsinks that you install prior to installation. The Asus X38/X48have excellent speed potential easpecially the DDR3 boards. I use a P5E3 Deluxe, good overclocker and stable platform. The X48 P5E3s will officially go to 1800 FSB so I would say that or the Gigabyte X48T-dq6 is another good board. The Asus x38/x48 P5E3 also support pcie 2.0 and the Deluxe/Premium have built in wireless-n. Really can't go wrong with x48 boards just be sure you get what you want and be prepared for a little steeper learning curve as the bios options will stagger you. With that much control you can push hardware alot more if your willing to put forth the effort.
    
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