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So i have the option of these 3 motherboards to replace the dud one i got


Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3
[$150 - $180]

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2843

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
[$145 - $175]

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=3013

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
[$190 - $220]

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=3137

unfortunattly i have no knowledge of what is a good motherboard, but it needs to run 775chipset, which all of these do, idont need crossfire or sli but it might be useful later, ddr2 prefered or ddr3, if you want to recommend a different board. Thanks guys
 

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A few questions:

1. Will you be running Crossfire?
2. Would you be aiming for very high (>4.5 GHz) overclocks?

If you answer no to #1, then get the UD3R (P45s are not SLI chipsets)
If you answer yes to #1 but no to #2, get the UD3P
If you answer yes to both #1 and #2, get the DS3.
 

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I would forget about the DS3 the difference between the UD3R and the UD3P is crossfire if you dont need crossfire then the UD3R is fine its the same as the UD3P without crossfire but if you think crossfire might be an option you would like later on then the UD3P is the way to go
 

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I would forget about the DS3 the difference between the UD3R and the UD3P is crossfire if you dont need crossfire then the UD3R is fine its the same as the UD3P without crossfire but if you think crossfire might be an option you would like later on then the UD3P is the way to go

Qualified advice, given your avatar!
 
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GA-EP45-UD3P.

Best of the bunch. It'll cost more (every piece of technology does in Australia) than in the States, but it'll be worth it if you want to Crossfire or SLI eventually. I'm a bit bias when it comes to ASUS boards, but check this out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131600

DDR3 and Crossfire support.

Disregard that, no DDR3 support. But it supports fast DDR2.

UD3P for sure. But you already bought it so good choice.
 
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