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I am thinking about migrating my system from a 680i motherboard, but am not sure where to go. I have heard good things about the x38/48 chipset, but aren't those for ATI cards? I don't necessarily need to run an nvidia board. The only thing I would like is MB with a RAID controller built in.

Any suggestions?

How is the p35 chipset?
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You really can't go wrong with most of the P35, 45 or x38/48 boards. Have a look at the Gigabyte P35-DS3R, P35-DS4 and Abit IP35-Pro.
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Love the gigabyte boards.. Just stay away from MSI...Far away..lol
    
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I have seen and heard quite a few whispers over the past few months about how good gigabyte boards are... They are alot cheaper than some of their competitions boards that's for sure. I will definetly be checking them out as a major retailer has them in stock ... I might just have to go pick one of those bad boys up!
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What's the big difference between the x38/x48 and the p35 chipsets?
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DFI LanParty Dark (P35), can't go wrong.
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Originally Posted by dmreeves View Post
What's the big difference between the x38/x48 and the p35 chipsets?
The x38/x48 will allow you to run Crossfire with ATI video cards. The P35 chipset is built for a single video card.
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