Need help picking a Motherboard

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  1. ZACKMORRIS

    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    I'm going to be building a new computer in the next few weeks. I've already got the video card & processor picked out. I just don't know what I'm going to be doing for a motherboard. I was looking at the Asus P5N32-E 680i SLi board but after talking with a few people, they said it'd be useless to get an SLi board. I'm going to be running a single 8800GT & an E6750.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    That board doesn't look half bad. Any good ASUS ones? I don't have time to look right now. I've had excellent experience with ASUS products.
     
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    asus makes the P5K, which is a great board.

    The P35 chipset runs a whole lot cooler than the 680i, so for almost that reason alone, it's worth it. Yes, SLi is a cool idea, but I'd bet that 90% of people who buy a board with the intention of buying another card for sli later on down the road, don't end up doing it.
     
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    i'm sure it's the best bet...


    but my day old intel p35 board is dead. :rofl:
     
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    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    I dunno. lol.
     
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    budget?

    Below $200, the Asus P35 Vanilla boards are good but short on features.
    Above $200, the Asus P5K Deluxe sucks, get the P5K Premium.
    $250 above, Asus Blitz is awesome but buy the X38 instead.

    Note that there are good Gigabyte and Abit boards that are below $200
     
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    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    Well, I'd probably say the budget on the Mobo is roughly 200 dollars. Could be less, could be a little more. I've only had experience with Asus, so I don't know a whole lot about other Mobo's.
     
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    I'm an Asus guy as well. Definitely get the P5K Premium if you can.
    It's $215 + shipping though. If you really want to go below $200,... the Abit IP35 Pro ($160 after $20 rebate) or the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.0 ($170) are way better than the Asus vanilla boards.
     
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    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    Are you sure the Premium isn't the one that sucks? I was reading on newegg and most of the buyers have reviewed the thing as having nothing but problems.

    I was looking at this board Gigabyte board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128064
     
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    The P5K Premium was the supposed fix for the problems of the P5K Deluxe.
    Unfortunately, production issues made the board a hit or miss.
    If it works, it's awesome. If not, it's a pain the ass.

    If you don't want to deal with that, then by all means get that Gigabyte DS4.
     

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