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I'm making a new PC build, so. I'm trying to choose a good Motherboard for Q9550 + GTX260. It would be my first time trying to overclock something so I want to take most popular and good motherboard. I don't want expensive decision (Rampage), I want popular and good one. Like Q9550 - is probably the most popular processor now and I can easily find all information about it, so I want the same with motherboard.
Which one would you recommend me?
 
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EVGA SuperNOVA G3 80 Plus Gold 550 Watt NZXT Elite S340 Razer Deathadder Black Edition 
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Q9550 E0 GA-EP45-UD3P F10e XFX GTX260 Black Edition Corsair Dominator PC8500 4Gb 2Gbx2@1066 Mhz@2.20v 
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Q9550 E0 GA-EP45-UD3P F10e XFX GTX260 Black Edition Corsair Dominator PC8500 4Gb 2Gbx2@1066 Mhz@2.20v 
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post #2 of 15
I'd get this. I wish I got that instead of the one I have.
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post #3 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corder View Post
I'm making a new PC build, so. I'm trying to choose a good Motherboard for Q9550 + GTX260. It would be my first time trying to overclock something so I want to take most popular and good motherboard. I don't want expensive decision (Rampage), I want popular and good one. Like Q9550 - is probably the most popular processor now and I can easily find all information about it, so I want the same with motherboard.
Which one would you recommend me?
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P, $136.99 (after $20.00 MIR $116.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358

Check out the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P/UD3R threads:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=205132

At the moment those are the best mobo's to overclock dual and quad core cpu's.
Q9550 System
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Yorkfield Q9550 E0 @ 3.66ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev.1.0 Gigabyte ATI HD 4350 4gb (2x2gb) Mushkin DDR2-1066 
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Yorkfield Q9550 E0 @ 3.66ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev.1.0 Gigabyte ATI HD 4350 4gb (2x2gb) Mushkin DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 36gb Raptor, Seagate 320gb & 500gb Sata HD's Pioneer 216, Benq 1640, LG H62L XP Pro SP3 Samsung 23 inch lcd tv 
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post #4 of 15
Will you be doing sli or xfire? or single gpu?
Edit: i Should learn to read lol. EP45-UD3P is what you want
Edited by pr0bie - 12/21/08 at 5:48pm
post #5 of 15
Def the UD3P imo
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post #6 of 15
GA-EP45-UD3P is the best bet.
post #7 of 15
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Okay so winner is GA-EP45-UD3P, but can you describe why is it the best choice? So seems like i'm going single GPU like GTX260 or HD4870, why do i need xfire platform? Or is it just a really good motherboard?
 
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Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz Asus PRIME Z270-A Palit GeForce GTX 1080 JetStream G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB DDR4 16GTZR Kit 3000... 
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Crucial MX300 SSD M.2 525GB Cryorig H5 Universal Windows 10 Home Samsung XL2370 LED 
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EVGA SuperNOVA G3 80 Plus Gold 550 Watt NZXT Elite S340 Razer Deathadder Black Edition 
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Q9550 E0 GA-EP45-UD3P F10e XFX GTX260 Black Edition Corsair Dominator PC8500 4Gb 2Gbx2@1066 Mhz@2.20v 
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Seagate 1.5 TB Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370HD Corsair TX750W 
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Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz Asus PRIME Z270-A Palit GeForce GTX 1080 JetStream G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB DDR4 16GTZR Kit 3000... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 SSD M.2 525GB Cryorig H5 Universal Windows 10 Home Samsung XL2370 LED 
PowerCaseMouse
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 80 Plus Gold 550 Watt NZXT Elite S340 Razer Deathadder Black Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 GA-EP45-UD3P F10e XFX GTX260 Black Edition Corsair Dominator PC8500 4Gb 2Gbx2@1066 Mhz@2.20v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1.5 TB Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370HD Corsair TX750W 
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post #8 of 15
UD3P are ocing really well, check out this post. With crossfire you have the choice to run 2 ati video cards, if you want, maybe in the future.
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Core i7 4930k P9X79 LE GTX TITAN X  4x8GB // G.Skill 2400Mhz 
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840 EVO // 120GB  MX100 // 512GB Corsair H110i GT Win 10 Pro 64bit 
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Core i7 4930k P9X79 LE GTX TITAN X  4x8GB // G.Skill 2400Mhz 
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840 EVO // 120GB  MX100 // 512GB Corsair H110i GT Win 10 Pro 64bit 
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post #9 of 15
it overclocks like mad. i wouldnt even use its xfire capabilities and just upgrade my single card when its outdated. its ultra durability and overclockability is good enough reason to buy the UD3P/R
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Velociraptor Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2253LW 21.6" Saitek Eclipse RED 
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Velociraptor Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2253LW 21.6" Saitek Eclipse RED 
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post #10 of 15
+1 for u3dp i can push my q6600 to 3.8 @ 1.45vcore north bridge can go 2000mhz and more and temps are cool. It's a tough board.
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E5200 @ 3.75Ghz gigabyte p45-ud3p 2 diamond 4890's in CF 4x1gb ocz reapers9200(i know they cant oc crap) 
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1.5Tb vista ultimate X64 SyncMaster 2443bw 19x12+Benq@1680x1050 multimedia keyboard(M$) 
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1.5Tb vista ultimate X64 SyncMaster 2443bw 19x12+Benq@1680x1050 multimedia keyboard(M$) 
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