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Ok so here I am working on my motherboard, getting it out to install my D-tek v2 () I detach the power carefully and start squeezing the sata connectors off. Well as I pull one off I notice it's a little longer then normal and sure enough, it yanked the connector along with the cable.... So I try and reattach it to no avail.....this leaves me high and dry for a hard drive....so....I've been needing a new mobo for sometime now because I wanted to upgrade to a newer chipset with a few more options and sata ports on it.....Gimme some suggestions.....

Right now I'm workin with the following and these are minimum specs

1 LGA Socket 775 Processor
Crossfire able board preferably with PCIE 2.0
DDR2 1066 standard with 4 slots
6 or more Sata II ports

Preferably DFI, or ASUS

Basically which chipset would best suit my needs. I'm currently using the p35 chipset and was curious about the x48's and x58's
Edited by Black Magix - 12/16/08 at 8:40am
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I know you prefer ASUS or DFI, but Gigabyte offers the best OCing motherboard ever to hit the market. The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P is the board you want to get, accept no substitutes. The only thing that will hold you back in OCing is ram. Robilar is currently running at 612 FSB because his ram is maxed out. Note that at that FSB speed, his NB is only at 35°C, and thats with the stock cooler:

Here is Robilar's thread with links to XS:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...tml?highlight=


671 FSB with dual core and DDR2 1400:
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Originally Posted by boostedevo View Post
Ballistix 8500s D9s work just fine for me. Board is 100% stock, air cooling. Mem is 2.40V set in BIOS (haven't measured real).

I wanted to get to cold benching this weekend, but have the flu, so that might need to wait til next week unless I can at least muster enough energy to drop the single stage on it. Picking up DI or LN2 tomorrow isn't likely at this point, but I'll post results when I get them.

DDR2-1400:


671FSB
Here is a quad core at 500 FSB

Quote:
Originally Posted by nugzo View Post
I've had this board up and running an hour. I previously had 2-Striker 2 Formulas, 1-MSI P7N diamond, 1-EVGA 780 FTW,
2- Maximus 2 formulas and 1- Rampage Extreme.My goal was a Q9650 4500Mhz 500x9 on Air. None of the other boards could do it.
Closest stable was 490x9 with the MIIF. I've only had 1 BSOD with this board and it only took an hour for the beginnings of an oustanding OC session.
This is what i call FUN! I've booted into windows at 533X8 only to get my 1 and only BSOD after 10-15 seconds.
That was with no extra voltage over what i'm running now. I'll be checking for max FSB Next.

Thanks to napalm for some bios settings.


Edited by ericeod - 12/16/08 at 8:44am
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Here is a DFI board, x48, LGA 775, 6 sata, PCI-e 2.0 crossfire, DDR2 1066:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136054

Looks nice too


UD3P is also nice for OCing if you plan to..
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X58 boards require DDR3, so that's out of your specifications. How much money are you trying to spend? The upper end of DFI's boards get really pricey. Also, many of their boards aren't 1066MHz standard, but all 3 that I own (DK X38, DK P35, and BI P45) all have memory dividers for that stock speed, so it's not a big deal. If money's not an issue, get the UT X48-T2R, Anandtech loves that thing.
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If you were to get an X58 chipset you'd need DDR3 memory as well as a new processor (Core i7). If I were you I'd get that gigabyte board that they reference above:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358

It overclocks great, supports Crossfire as well as your current parts.
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