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Hey, deciding to go for a change, want something new, good overclocking, cool, etc, thats all really, any ideas? I hear the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P is good, what are your views?
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EP45-UD3 series is a winner... Depends what use you're goiing to put it to... xfire? raid?
I you need x-fire and raid stick to the UD3P... If just raid go with the UD3R... If none... you have another option = EP45-DS3L

I made the same decision as you not that long ago. Gigabyte is winning at the moment on the P45 front. Just make sure you get the hardware that you need... It's no good getting a good mobo only to skimp on RAM and cpu... you will fail miserably if you choose wrong on any of these three components.

Hope that helps...
    
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Thanks for the reply. I do plan to have raid, and crossfire, you think it'll take a Q6600 far?
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