mid-range, stable 775 motherboard

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  1. fixthe fernback

    fixthe fernback New Member

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    I'm looking for a decent, rock-stable 775 motherboard that can be midly overclocked if I decide to. What chipsets should I look for? Which brands are good again?

    Also, I don't want ASUS. I've owned 2 ASUS motherboards in the past and both seemed like they were possesed, they did a lot of stupid, unwarranted shit that pisses me off to no other. Plus, their website is so fucking slow.

    I want to keep the price around $120. I don't need SLI or Xfire
     
  2. JaJae

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    What processor do you have? It's hard to give a recommendation without knowing what processor you'll be using.

    And I have a feeling if you've had two "possessed" Asus boards it was likely something you did and not the boards.
     
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    fixthe fernback New Member

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    I'm thinking it was a bad power supply that messed up two boards and 8 hard drives :o Yes, I know, I should have seen it sooner, but now I'm on a Corsair power supply, all should be well.

    I'm thinking E6750 (it is faster than the E6600, right?)
     
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    Yes it's about 10% faster IRCC.
     
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    stability, nothing beats Intel motherboards, but it's not for oc.

    P35 and X38 are the newest chipsets.
    P35 replaced P965
    X38 replaced 975X

    P35s of Asus, Gigabyte, and Abit are pretty much the top 3 choices.
    Some like MSI.
    DFI is releasing a P35 board soon. Though many said it's disappointing.
     
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    I have a crappy ECS P4M900t-M that came as a bundle with my Q6600. Its even a micro ATX. As bad as it sounds it was only $10 over the cost of just the processor and it can handle overclocking. Hell, regular price is only like $70 from Fry's. If you just need something to get by until better things come along might be worth a look.

    Strange on your ASUS luck. Thats all I have ever had until this one and never once had a single issue. I have in the past always done alot of overclocking and running things like SETI keeping temps high 24/7.
     

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