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Alright men, what you want seems exactly like the mother I currently own, supports SLI with 2 PCI Express x16, in SLI, they run at x8+ (+because they included some little bridge to connect the video card that enhance the bandwith) with nVidia Nforce 4 SLI Intel Edition, huge capatbilities for overclocking, was elected best for overclocking in PC Magazine I think, it's gigabyte, a really trusted brand, it supports up to DDR2 667, 8 GB Maximum DDR RAM supported (it says 4 GB on newegg but it's acutally 8 GB, on Gigabyte's official website), it supports Pentium 4, D, Hyper Threading, LGA775 socket of course, it doesn't support Extreme Edition though, the latest SATA Interface SATA 300 (300MB/s) that is RAID compatible (don't remember up to what but I know it doesn't support Matrix RAID which no home users use, that means each Kb that you install on one hard drive is copied to another hard drive for security, that's mostly used with servers)
And it costed less than 200$
I'm sorry but right now there is only the refurbished one, but new ones will get back in stock, mine was new:
check this link so you can get at least an idea of the specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128290R
    
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I am an ATI guy though. I mentioned crossfire requirements... It sounded like the perfect choice until I noticed that. Thanks for the help though!
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Thats an ok board i think...not to good compared to the p5wd2 e-premium with crossfire capabilities, and was one of the top picks for the best mobos in maximum pc last month and is definitely one of the best overclockers, most stable, and futureproof board out there for its price and itll do you wonders!
    
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How certain are you all that the p5wd2 e-premium will support the conroe with a BIOS flash?
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How certain are you all that the p5wd2 e-premium will support the conroe with a BIOS flash?

Not certain at all. There is a chance it will, that is all.
post #16 of 26
pretty much only a chance, but i have no doubt in my mind that it will imo
i have faith in a bios flash
but its a phenomenal board even if it didnt have that possibility
    
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I did find a Gigabyte motherboard that is good. You can compare it to the ASUS one and they are very similar, similar with Intel though I am not sure the Intel board has as many options as the other two.

Gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128002
ASUS: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131589
Intel: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813121016

The question I have is with regards to overclocking these two. The ASUS board has a higher DDR2 standard, but the Gigabyte board says it can overclock to 888 and 1066 MHz. Does this mean the Gigabyte board is better at overclocking in general? Anyone know if the Intel board overclocks well?

Also, I read that the revision for the Intel board of 304 and up will support Conroe. Any idea where I can purchase the Intel board with a gauranteed 304 revision?
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Does anyone have a respectible source that talks about which boards will support Conroe?
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post #19 of 26
looking around the forum a bit on here is a respectable source, everything right now is basically rumors...for guarentees we all just have to wait lol
but the gigabyte board is pretty good for overclocking too, i was looking at it before and read that it has many options...better i dont know, in maximum pc the asus was picked over the gigabyte, but both are great overclocking boards..the intel mobo i read actually has some oc'ing options i read, but id stick with either waiting or the asus..
    
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OK, probably going to wait for Conroe then. Thanks for the help!
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