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which of these mobos for my budget Q8200 rig...

Poll Results: What would you go with?

 
  • 100% (2)
    ASUS P5QPL-AM
  • 0% (0)
    ASUS P5KPL-AM
  • 0% (0)
    ASRock G31M-VS2
  • 0% (0)
    ASRock G31M-S
  • 0% (0)
    Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L
  • 0% (0)
    other... please state and bear in mind £30 budget
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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys im planning my first quad build under a tight budget and just need help choosing one of these mobos - all are available for around the £30 mark

have added a poll also

options:

ASUS P5QPL-AM

ASUS P5KPL-AM

ASRock G31M-VS2

ASRock G31M-S

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

so which would you guys go with?? reply as well as vote for reasons

much appreciated
    
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post #2 of 5
I'd pick the gigabyte or an asus.


Why? Well it doesn't really matter, you aren't going to overclock so I just picked the two board companies I have never had a problem with.
post #3 of 5
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scratch that - its a q8300 not sure theres much difference!

i was also leaning towards the gigabyte just be interesting to here other opinions?
    
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post #4 of 5
If you're applying on overclocking then every single of those mobos would most likely dissapoint you..

They all have very limited OC options in BIOS..

They all have only 3Phase Power Design which is OK for running a Quad @ Stock but for OC you'll be risking to blow VRM's on the mobo (they don't have any cooling on them too)

For normal usage any of those mobos would do just fine..

But notice that all of them have only two RAM slots which is making harder for you to upgrade your RAM quantity..

I vote for P5QPL-AM as it has newer G41 chipset while the rest of the bunch have older G31..

CHEERS..
Edited by KingT - 2/13/11 at 6:51am
     
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post #5 of 5
For non-overclocking uses, either of those will do fine as they all perform about the same.

Asus and Gigabyte are both good, but also consider Asrock, they have some decent mobos for cheap.

If you can get away from the G41 and G31 chipsets, do so. They are pretty limited in terms of features.
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