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LGA-775’s Last Hurrah?

A new architecture for Intel’s latest Core i7 processors may be relegating LGA-775 components to the budget market, but using previous-generation components isn’t a dead-end for value seekers, either. Intel never planned to use its new LGA-1366 in the mainstream market, and its next-generation mainstream socket is still at least a couple of quarters away. Buyers should expect today's crop of previous-generation parts to be viable for at least two more years.
But what is value, really? Buyers who define performance as the “bang†in “bang for the buck†would be sorely disappointed to find out that most motherboards offer similar performance. Overclockers get greater value from low-cost components through increased clock speeds, while gamers might consider the graphics performance capabilities of a pair of low-cost HD 4830 graphics cards in CrossFire mode. And for true entry-level budgets, buyers who need a system now but can’t afford a good graphics card just yet will surely benefit from a board that supports both onboard and add-in graphics solutions.
Today’s selection of low-cost LGA-775 motherboards covers buyers who'd be interested in any of the above scenarios, so be sure to check out the six boards in today's roundup.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-...iew-31474.html
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I had no idea asrock made decent boards that could overclock
    
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That Asrock p45-XE is looking like an amazing deal to be honest.
~Crossfire x8+x8 but PCIe v2.0. So it's still pretty good unless you're rockin' two 4870x2s or 9800GX2s or something to that tune.
~ Very decent overclockability (538 FSB reached in the review, 4.4GHz @ 440x10 on a >$100 board!)
~ 6 SATA ports. Hey, it's better than 4, which I usually see on >$100 boards.

Not bad at all.
    
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Q6600 @3.2ghz UD3P (F7 bios) Sapphire 4870 (512mb) 4gb Mushkin 800mhz 
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WD 640gb LG dvd writer? Whatever. Vista x64 business Acer x203 
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G15 (v2) 750TX Antec 900 intellimouse explorer 4 (whatever, works well). 
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Q6600 @3.2ghz UD3P (F7 bios) Sapphire 4870 (512mb) 4gb Mushkin 800mhz 
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WD 640gb LG dvd writer? Whatever. Vista x64 business Acer x203 
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G15 (v2) 750TX Antec 900 intellimouse explorer 4 (whatever, works well). 
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ASROCK has terrible quality. I've lost hope in Tom's a long time ago
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Samsung 840 Evo 120GB WD 1TB WD 500GB WD 250GB 
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Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 10 x64 24" Asus 24" Samsung  
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OCN/Ducky Mechanical Corsair HX520 Fractal Design Define R5 
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i5 4200M HP Probook 650 G1 Intel IGP 8GB DDR3 
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Samsung 840 Evo 120GB WD 1TB WD 500GB WD 250GB 
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Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 10 x64 24" Asus 24" Samsung  
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OCN/Ducky Mechanical Corsair HX520 Fractal Design Define R5 
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i5 4200M HP Probook 650 G1 Intel IGP 8GB DDR3 
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Link is dead for me...
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anybody look at the P5QL-Pro? That Power connector is in the worst place possible.
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As soon as I looked at it my jaw dropped, not in amazement, but in shock. That they could be that stupid.
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G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
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Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
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Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
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Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
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Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
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Why are ASUS boards generally colored like coffee...
    
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WD Caviar 320 GB (SATA-300) DVD/CD Writer with Lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM Acer X193W+ 19" LCD (1680x1050) 
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