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  1. LittleLizard

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    Ok fellas. I saved almost enough for a new mobo as mine one is POO.

    These are my 3 choices


    Gigabyte P43-ES3G


    Pros: Gigabyte boards tend to oc pretty well, even the lowest end ones, dual bios and the other features of gigabyte boards. Cheapest of the 3. 5 PCI.

    Con: Only 3 phases. Not all solid caps. Gigabyte support is non-existant here.

    ECS P45T-A

    Pros: Smokin sexy. Crossfire. ICH10R. Did i mention is sexy?

    Con: Bios and Oc capabilities of ECS are POO. Probably their drivers are POO too. I know people with ecs that have died. Expensive.


    MSI P45 Neo-F


    Pros: Mine one is msi and know is good. ALMOST all solid caps. P45 Chipset. Msi software is good. Msi support here is also pretty good. MSI Bios is OK for oc, not the best but not the worst.

    Con: Not all solid caps. A bit on the expensive side.

    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L

    Pros: By far the best. Hell oc. SPDIF out.

    Con: By far the most expensive

    Keep in mind, these are the only decent choices on my budget so, suggest.
     
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    ECS= gross go for the msi

    o and BTW your not allowed to bump your threads that often
     
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    i like the look of that ECS Mobo :) but looks aren't everything. ECS hasn't been doing that bad lately though. MSI lately though on there... Low Budget/Mid. Mobos are crap to me. what's your budget man?
     
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    i'd go for the Gigabyte

    better quilty then all the other ones
     
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    I'm giving that Gigabyte board a slight edge over the MSI one. I had the same Gigabyte board but I never got around to test the OC capabilities before I traded it for an i7 board. If you're really desperate and on a tight budget then I would go for the ECS;)
     
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    need more opinions, and.

    my budget is around 140 dollars but the problem is that everything is expensive here and also the variaty of mobos is very low.

    Going to add another to the list.
     
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    Stop bumping your threads. Once per 24 hours.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Either the MSI or Gigabyte.
     
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