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which one is the best?

how reliable are the mobos which have both ddr2 and ddr3?
post #2 of 19
I assume you're not planning SLI or Crossfire...

These P45 based boards are the best picks imo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299

The P5Q Pro and the Gigabyte board actually do Crossfire...

I don't trust any kind of hybrid board, since a compromise had to be made somewhere. Plus, by the time DDR3 becomes mainstream, or at least worth to be considered, we'll have nehalem around
    
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i will either get a newer nvidia or sli two 8800's in a couple months.
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i will either get a newer nvidia or sli two 8800's in a couple months.
Even when ATI seems to have the upper hand this time around?

I would not recomment any new SLI board that's under $150... The cheapest board I'd recommend is this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

That's $190 though...
    
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SLI'ed 8800GT's are pretty sweet!
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SLI'ed 8800GT's are pretty sweet!
But a single 4870 is sweet also, is cheaper than two 8800GT's, and doesn't require a mobo upgrade
    
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post #7 of 19
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okay, so... best mobo for 150 or under with
single pci express x16
ddr2
post #8 of 19
Asus P5Q. See my first post It boasts the Intel P45 chipset, which is Intel's newest one. Overclocks like mad and then some, and has tons of features. Even the cheapest ($130) P5Q has 8-phase power.

Just a very nice board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131295
    
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post #9 of 19
I've got a DFI DK P35 on sale for $90 shipped, Its a fantastic board and got my Q6600 to 3.8GHz without using most of the advanced features in the BIOS. Its really fast and I'm sure many others would also agree.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/351234...-p35-t2rs.html
post #10 of 19
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okay, so i like this one. a bit out of my budget, but i think i can make it work. are there any better ones for the price?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131296
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