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What kind of mobo should i get?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by donttrustevery1, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. donttrustevery1 New Member

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    Hey everyone, my Asus p5n-e sli mobo died on me the other day. Oh well, I didn't like it anyway (I couldn't get my q6600 stable at all above 2.5 ghz). Anyway, I need a new motherboard. I am selling my ati 3850 to a friend and am getting an ati 4870 toxic edition. Everything else in my system specs are the same however. I was thinking about getting this gigabyte motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358 . I'm kind of weary about getting another Asus. Do you think that I should get the motherboard with the link I provided? or should I get the version with only 1 pci-e slot? Will my ocz ddr2 800 memory still work even though the memory standard is higher? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Any budget?? The best mobo under 150 USD is the P5Q Pro.
     
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    Yeah I have a budget. I'm looking to spend somewhere around $140. Sorry, I forgot to put that in my post.
     
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    the gigabyte board looks better than that asus board though.
     
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    no more advice???
     
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    Go with the giga board, giga makes great OCing boards and they have really good customer service. I'm on my third straight giga board and couldn't be happier.
    The memory standard won't affect your board's performance either, so there will be no worries.
    As for the PCI-e slots... that's all up to you and whether or not you'll want to go xfire any time soon.
     
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    P5Q-Pro is a good board if you want to go Crossfire down the road. If not, then get the Gigabyte.
     
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    should i go xfire in the future? i only have a 1440x900 resolution
     
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    Probably not if that's your max res, in fact at that res you won't even be able to push your 4870 for all it's worth. Who knows down the road though with LCD screens constantly dropping in price.
     
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    thanks for your input. i think ill get the mobo with the 2x pci-e slots.
     
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    sent you a pm
     
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