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I need help picking a new 775 mobo that will overclock well.

I'm building a new system for my 10 yr old son. I had an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo on order at a couple of places, but they were all out of stock. I tried to order a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P but everyone was out of stock of that one, too. BTW - I hate websites that show items in stock and confirm they are in stock when I call them, then cancel my order because they don't really have it. [sigh] Anyways....

I have bought all of the other components for his system, thinking I had the mobo already ordered, so help me pick the right mobo.

I have these components brand new:

E8400 CPU
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CoolerMaster 690 II case
XFX 5830 Video card
???????? MOBO <-- Here's where I need your help.


Ideas on what 775 board I should use now? I would prefer to buy new, but am not limited to that.

Thank you for your help, OCN!

RnG
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-433-_-Product

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+ Rep. I like that mobo. Wouldn't that require DD3 memory or will it work with the DDR2 memory I just bought?
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That Mobo is great, but DDR3 only. I would get a P5Q Pro Turbo, or a EP-45-UD3P/R/L. The Gigabyte boards are getting pretty rare though, except the UD3L, which may suit your purposes well (E8400).
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If you want high FSB, I've got a defective Biostar Tpower I45(600+ fsb capable) that needs a new bios. If you don't want that I suggest you go with the P5Q deluxe.

EDIT I vote for the deluxe since it is a higher quality board, and I think it has more BIOS options.
Edited by ScurK - 12/20/10 at 10:38pm
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If you want high FSB, I've got a defective Biostar Tpower I45(600+ fsb capable) that needs a new bios. If you don't want that I suggest you go with the P5Q deluxe.
Be prepared to spend some coin for a new P5Q deluxe, but hey if you got it, flaunt it.
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That Mobo is great, but DDR3 only. I would get a P5Q Pro Turbo, or a EP-45-UD3P/R/L. The Gigabyte boards are getting pretty rare though, except the UD3L, which may suit your purposes well (E8400).
Thanks for your reply. How will the UD3L mobo overclock? I didn't think it was as strong as the UD3P or UD3R boards? Maybe I just haven't read enough on them.
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If you want high FSB, I've got a defective Biostar Tpower I45(600+ fsb capable) that needs a new bios. If you don't want that I suggest you go with the P5Q deluxe.

EDIT I vote for the deluxe since it is a higher quality board, and I think it has more BIOS options.

Thanks for the offer, but I'll pass on the Biostar board. The P5Q Deluxe has the same availability problems as the P5Q Turbo and EP45-UD3P/R boards.
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Thanks for your reply. How will the UD3L mobo overclock? I didn't think it was as strong as the UD3P or UD3R boards? Maybe I just haven't read enough on them.
Your correct, the UD3P/R are considered better for quads, but for a dual core you should be able to hit a nice FSB with any of the boards I mentioned. It's really about finding one of the others. If you can, get one of them. If not the UD3L is a good choice for a dual core.
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The UD3P is considered the best mobo for 775 - period. The USB3P variation is also good if you want to trade BIOS updates for USB 3.0 support.
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