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Hi everyone!

My wife's computer is running an e8500 with a crappy MSI board that is now getting bsod's more and more frequently. I'm in the process of looking at a new motherboard and have already picked out a power supply. My problem is that the socket 775 mobo's are getting thin and there doesn't seem to be a lot of reviews on the ones that I can get from the egg or other etailers.

She only uses the machine for general web browsing/web gaming and taking online classes, so she doesnt need a powerhouse or oc.

Could you please recommend a solid board for me please? and thank you for your time
Edited by Solaire - 2/22/11 at 3:47pm
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Are there any special needs? like DDR3, onboard VGA, etc?
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Hi matroska, thans for the reply. I'll not be needing onboard vga since she'll be running my old 9800gt. She currently has 2x2gb of DDR2 at the moment but we have no problem with buying DDR3 should we need to.
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P35 would be more than enough TBH. Look for a board like mine in my sig rig. Good solid board and OC nice too. Even though I am upgrading mine here shortly, I will be passing my p35 onto my fiance.
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Hi Erick. Thanks for the suggestion but I can't seem to find any on newegg at the time. This is my main problem. Selection is getting slim for buying new boards. The P43's that are on the egg seem to not have any reviews done on them.
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For DDR2 there aren't many options, but there are a few still...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128447

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138184

or if you something cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131615R

Local stores might have some boards on stock with P35 and X38 chipsets...

EDIT: personally, the last one indicated,may not look nothing special, but i used one and i liked it. it isn't a great overclocker, but was always very stable...
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Originally Posted by Solaire View Post
Hi Erick. Thanks for the suggestion but I can't seem to find any on newegg at the time. This is my main problem. Selection is getting slim for buying new boards. The P43's that are on the egg seem to not have any reviews done on them.
What I would do is go on eBay or try to find boards with these chipsets second hand:

P35
X38
P45
X48

There aren't many good boards left on NewEgg and practically everything there is on the low end of the spectrum for quality of computer parts. But if you're not willing to get it second hand then there isn't much choice but to go with the Gigabyte board or the Asus P5K board already posted.
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Thanks matroska and anoob. Yeah, thats why I posted because it seems the boards on the egg aren't good qauality..or if they are, its hard to tell. I may have to bite the bullet and try ebay and hope I dont get a lemon.

Any others have recommendations on where to get a quality socket 775 mobo?
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Was going to recommend the GA-P35-DS3L, until I saw that the cheapest you can buy it now is $109. Eeeek!

Here's my recommendation then: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357

It's cheap, but it's a Gigabyte, and it'll get the job done. My sister has a computer built with this motherboard, hasn't had any problems in the 2 years she's owned it.
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
P35 would be more than enough TBH. Look for a board like mine in my sig rig. Good solid board and OC nice too. Even though I am upgrading mine here shortly, I will be passing my p35 onto my fiance.
lol no.

P45 or go home. look for an EP45-UD3P in the for sale section.
 
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