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Motherboard recommendation?

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Processor Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600)
Motherboard Asus P5Q
Memory 2GB (2 x 1GB) Kingston HyperX DDR2 1200MHz
Video Card(s) MSI NVidia GeForce GTX260 896MB O/C
Storage 2 x 750GB Seagate Barracuda SATAII
Display(s) Dell 27" Ultrasharp Widescreen 2707WFP, Dell 20" Ultrasharp Widescreen 2007WFP
Case Generic ATX Case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Neopower 650W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
#1
Hey everyone. My specs are as set in my profile. I bought the Motherboard I have now because I needed it for when I upgraded my cpu and RAM, but I wasn't ready to replace my AGP card. Now I've got my GTX260, and my motherboard is not designed for a card so big, so my ide cd/dvd drive won't fit in the case properly, so I'm using an PCI->IDE card, which doesn't allow booting, and burning is a nightmare... Long story short: I need a new motherboard. I'm not an overclocker, so I just want something that is good quality and won't let me down, and is strong enough to handle all my components and keep them cool, but nothing that is going to be too over the top.
Thanks for any advice :)
 

JC316

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Processor AMD FX6300
Motherboard Gigabyte 880GMA-USB3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Memory 8GB Ripjaws DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HD7850 1GB
Storage 1TB Sata2
Display(s) Acer 24" LED
Case Generic black
Audio Device(s) Stock onboard
Power Supply FSP Aurum Gold 650W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
#2
Hmm. Anything in P35 flavor should do nicely. The DFI bloodiron or the Gigabyte DS3 series are very nice.
 
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System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabretooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/
#3
if you need 2 ide ports get a nf650 board, they are cheap and cheerfull and quite mature now.

newwer intels only have 1 ide and its a bolt on by jmicron normally.
 
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Processor Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600)
Motherboard Asus P5Q
Memory 2GB (2 x 1GB) Kingston HyperX DDR2 1200MHz
Video Card(s) MSI NVidia GeForce GTX260 896MB O/C
Storage 2 x 750GB Seagate Barracuda SATAII
Display(s) Dell 27" Ultrasharp Widescreen 2707WFP, Dell 20" Ultrasharp Widescreen 2007WFP
Case Generic ATX Case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Neopower 650W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
#4
I only need one IDE port, as I'm only using one CD/DVD drive. It's probably worth getting a SATA DC/DVD drive, but I'll check those boards you guys pointed out. Thanks :)