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I have been looking at newegg for motherboards as I am thinking about building another computer. Are there any good ones out there? According to the ratings there are too many bad eggsI am not a gamer but I need a good motherboard because I work it hard with video editing. I like a well built board but there seems to be so many negatives toward them unless you want to pay 300 for one. Anyone care to comment on this.
    
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"Good ones?" It depends on so many different things, its hard to pick. Do you need onboard sound? Sli vs CrossFire? Overclockability? Etc...
Of course, I'd recommend my own UD3P
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Originally Posted by crashnburn_819 View Post
"Good ones?" It depends on so many different things, its hard to pick. Do you need onboard sound? Sli vs CrossFire? Overclockability? Etc...
Of course, I'd recommend my own UD3P
I second that, everyone seems to love this board.
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Depends on what kind of socket size you need. 775? 1366?
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Originally Posted by crashnburn_819 View Post
"Good ones?" It depends on so many different things, its hard to pick. Do you need onboard sound? Sli vs CrossFire? Overclockability? Etc...
Of course, I'd recommend my own UD3P
I'll third that
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I believe the only downsides of this board are:
1) Not CrossFire AND Sli compatible (need x58 for that )
2) Doesn't support DDR3 (as far as I know)
3) PCI-E 2.0 runs 16x and 8x (not having a second 16x won't matter to most people)
4) Not made of solid gold (I hear they're going to fix that in the next revision )
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Originally Posted by Rajb1031 View Post
I'll third that
After working with this mobo for a friend, I QUADRUPLE that, as long as you are looking for a 775 socket setup. More of a bang for the buck for an Enthusiast gamer than a pro editing rig. The price, specs and quality is all there. Dual slots for video is a bonus at the price. Overclocks well, plenty of headers and rear ports...
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Originally Posted by crashnburn_819 View Post
I believe the only downsides of this board are:
1) Not CrossFire AND Sli compatible (need x58 for that )
2) Doesn't support DDR3 (as far as I know)
3) PCI-E 2.0 runs 16x and 8x (not having a second 16x won't matter to most people)
4) Not made of solid gold (I hear they're going to fix that in the next revision )
There is the EP45T-UD3P which is DDR3 compatible... but in terms of overclockability, the UD3P board is second to none
Edited by sabermetrics - 2/18/09 at 10:36pm
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gigabyte ep45-ud3p or ep45t......ftw! $130 for $300+ goodness.
    
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Yea but they haven't fixed that not-solid-gold thing quite yet, though I hear diamond is the new thing.
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