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Need help for the Intel motherboard jungle

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by DeltaFox, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. DeltaFox

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    Hello, I have been tech geeking for about a year and a half now, fantasizing about getting various upgrades.
    But now when I have finally managed to save up some money to do it, I thought about making the Intel switch.
    But frankly the sheer number of Intel motherboards based on the same chipset, all with extremely similar specifications, have confused me quite a lot.
    So I hoped some of you experts could help me find the right one for my needs.
    I am looking for a motherboard which has:

    Two Pci E 2.0 x16 slots
    DDR 2 memory
    At least six USB ports and a P/S 2 keyboard keyboard port
    One free Pci E x1 port when using two dual slot graphic cards
    No clearance issues using a Zalman 9700 and Dominator Airflow
    No serious issues using four DIMM modules
    Black PCB
    Can not be a DFI board (Because no shops sell them in my country)
    Can not be a Nvidia chipset (No crossfire support)
    Solid caps preferred
    At least moderate overclockability preferred
  2. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    asus p5q-dlx.... no questions asked.

    it meets and exceeds all of your requirements. P45 is way better then x38/x48.
    DeltaFox says thanks.
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    I personally am an ASUS fan, and any of the X38/48 chipsets will support dual PCI-E 2.0.
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    any of these will do probably more affordable than Asus in your country. PCB color is non negotiable.

    - Christine
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    No other inputs?
    I guess the P5Q Deluxe is on the wish list then :)
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    yep... get it. im telling you... you wont be disappointed.
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    Wait... Are you basing your motherboard decision off of color?!:wtf:
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    Yeah I know it sounds weird, especially since i do not have a window in my case,
    But I simply would not be able to value something I bought if I considered it ugly
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    MOST Asus boards are black so there ya go. i HIGHLY recommend the P45 chipset though.

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