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Upgrading to Intel, need mobo advice

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#1
hey guys, i currently have a DFI LP SLI-DR on 939

i am upgrading to a Quad Core, but i am not really onto the new Intel chipsets, DDR2, multiplicators and ram dividers.

what would be a good 775 motherboard support Quad Core, for overclocking, with a good chipset? just don't recommend me an ASUS, these are the worst out there :shadedshu

at the same time, what would be a good overclocking ram? DDR2-800 or higher worth it?

thanks!
 

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If your not doing a budget go for an X38 based. If looking for cheaper go P35 for crossfire, 680i for SLi.

I would say tho the Gigabyte P35 based DS3 looks really nice. Also you have the Abit iP35.
 

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The 680i chipset is the best you can get for SLI, which I assume you want to keep.

ASUS does make the best motherboards out there with the 680i motherboard though.
 
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The 680i chipset is the best you can get for SLI, which I assume you want to keep.

ASUS does make the best motherboards out there with the 680i motherboard though.
i am switching to a single HD2900XT, so a SLI board is not needed here.

the ABIT iP35 does look nice,

i'm really looking forward to DFI, ABIT and GIGABYTE