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I Know the Gigabyte P45 one is good, But before I buy Id like to get some more opinions.

Requirements:

Crossfire Support
Can't be nVidia based
good overclocking ( duals and quads)


Thanks for any suggestions.
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P hands down. Members have posted links to Newegg sales where the board was $110... Basically a giveaway for a board of this calibre.

There are a couple X48 boards in the same OCing league but they cost $400+. If anyone tells you there a better board in this price range they are lying.

If I build another system in the next 3-4 months I wont be browsing through mobos, Ill go straight to this one.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 12/25/08 at 9:21am
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 100% hands down!! There are a couple boards in the same OCing league and they cost $400. If anyone tells you there a better board in that price range they are lying.
Think it will be be able to take a E8400 to the 3.8-4.0 range?

And it should work with DDR2-800 right?
Edited by Dylan - 12/25/08 at 9:21am
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i guarentee it! the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P is the #1 board for overclocking right now.
    
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asus P5Q Pro is a great board as well.
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P is probably the best board you can get right now and should take your 8400 way beyond 4.0 depending on the chip you get.
    
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Abit IP35 PRO

I Have it and was a good motherboard ... Unless is p35 but i think theres a ABIT P45.
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Originally Posted by Lemondrips View Post
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P is probably the best board you can get right now and should take your 8400 way beyond 4.0 depending on the chip you get.
You are almost guaranteed 4.0GHz with the E84 on a UD3P. This is the first board in (my) recent memory that guarantees huge OCs. It is fantastic with quads too.

And it will work with DDR2 800MHz but DDR2 is so cheap these days I'd suggest picking up some 1000MHz or faster so it doesn't limit your OC.
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Can anyone Verify if the Ud3p has a northbridge temperature sensor?
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or Asus P5Q-e.
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