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I've got a QX6850 and I can't get passed 3.5ghz on my current motherboard (Asus P5Q Turbo), so I'm looking for suggestions on what mainboard to buy. I've looked around newegg and nothing really peaked my interest. They're all pretty dull and most of them have onboard GPUs and single PCI Express 2.0 slots. This is the only one I found that has more than one:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...121017&Tpk=775

Multiple PCI Express slots are not required but it's nice to have if you want to SLI or add a Physx card. I also prefer DDR2 memory as most of my old sticks are DDR2s. I know that's a pretty demanding set of parameters, but I'm not picky. I'm willing to overlook a couple of them if necessary. Any suggestion is appriciated.

PS: It doesn't have to be on newegg, but any website or retailer that can ship to Canada. That's the most important part .
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Anything with a P45 chipset. The EP45-UD3P from Gigabyte is arguably the best.
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That board wont OC very well.
You are better off looking second hand...Something such as a Gigabyte EP45 UD3P, ASUS Rampage, or Biostar i45
    
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Get something with a P45 NorthBridge Chipset
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Anything with a P45 chipset. The EP45-UD3P from Gigabyte is arguably the best.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-358-_-Product

Guess I won't be getting that.
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Yea you'll probably have to get it used. Be prepared for a competitive used market though - I just sold my EP45T-USB3P for $152 used when I only paid $140 for it new.
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God damn it, everything's out of stock. They're killing the 775!!! I guess they've already killed 775...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...%20motherboard
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It's not your P5Q Pro TURBO's fault that you can't hit higher than 3.5GHz..

It's probably your CPU that needs a lot of Vcore or your RAM is holding you back..

That mobo is good up to 460MHz FSB stable in P95 Large FFT with a C2Q and can hit up to 540MHz FSB for validation..

My P5Q Pro is ROCK SOLID 3D stable/bench stable @ 506MHz FSB with Q9550 and can hit up to 530MHz FSB..


P5Q Pro + Q9550 @ 506MHz FSB (4.3GHz) in 3DMark 11



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God damn it, everything's out of stock. They're killing the 775!!! I guess they've already killed 775...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...%20motherboard
I wouldn't recommend that one anyway. Try looking in the For Sale section of the boards - I occasionally see a P45 pop up.
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9 * Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition @ 7V 8.1 Pro 12-bit Asus VG27HE 27" 1080p @ 145Hz Corsair Vengeance K60 
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SeaSonic SS-520FL2 - Fanless Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Proteus Core XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
Audio
Asus Xonar DSX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7 GHz 1.39V Maximus VI Gene MSI GTX 1070 Seahawk EK X @ 2.1/9.0 Ghz 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2600 MHz 11-14-14-14-2T 1.65V 
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Green 6TB I will end you Dazmode Darkside Maple Leaf Special Edition 
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EK GTX 1070 Seahawk Feser TFC Admiral 240 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M92 6 * Silverstone SST-FN121-P 
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2 * Noctua NF-B9 Redux 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K Overlord Tempest X270OC 27" 1440P 
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Corsair Vengeance K60 EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 NZXT Vulcan (With Attached Handle) Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
E5-2670 Supermicro X9SRA 64GB Samsung ECC 1333 MHz Mushkin Ventura Pro 32GB (Boot) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 * 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS (RAID Z2) I will harm you Corsair H60 FreeNAS 9.10 
PowerCase
Corsair RM650 (Passive) Fractal Design Define R5 
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6700K @ 4.8 GHz 1.35V Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 GTX 1080 Reference @ 2.05 / 11 GHz 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 3350 MHz 15-14-14-34-2T 1.35V 
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Intel 750 400GB PCIe WD Red 8TB NAS 10 * 6TB HGST Desktar NAS (RAID Z2) Go away 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FB GA Z170X Monoblock EK-FC1080 GTX Waterblock/Backplate 2 * Dazmode Darkside LP360 MCP355 DDC @ 7V 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
9 * Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition @ 7V 8.1 Pro 12-bit Asus VG27HE 27" 1080p @ 145Hz Corsair Vengeance K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic SS-520FL2 - Fanless Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Proteus Core XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
Audio
Asus Xonar DSX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7 GHz 1.39V Maximus VI Gene MSI GTX 1070 Seahawk EK X @ 2.1/9.0 Ghz 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2600 MHz 11-14-14-14-2T 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Green 6TB I will end you Dazmode Darkside Maple Leaf Special Edition 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK GTX 1070 Seahawk Feser TFC Admiral 240 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M92 6 * Silverstone SST-FN121-P 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2 * Noctua NF-B9 Redux 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K Overlord Tempest X270OC 27" 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K60 EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 NZXT Vulcan (With Attached Handle) Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
E5-2670 Supermicro X9SRA 64GB Samsung ECC 1333 MHz Mushkin Ventura Pro 32GB (Boot) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 * 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS (RAID Z2) I will harm you Corsair H60 FreeNAS 9.10 
PowerCase
Corsair RM650 (Passive) Fractal Design Define R5 
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