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Motherboard Suggestions Wanted!


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#1 NeoAbel

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:47 PM

I think I fried my board and wanted suggestions on a new board. Here's what I am looking for.

-LGA 775 socket that can support my core 2 quad 6600
-Preferably Dual PCI express x16 for SLI
-I'd like to overclock, so the higher the FSB, the better
-Only need one Parralel connector, but need multiple SATA's
-Prefer not to have integrated graphics

Other than that I'm not too picky. I'm replacing an XFX 680i SLI, which in terms of features was a near perfect fit of what I was looking for. Problem is, I got the board at a grand re-opening at CompUSA for 99$, and don't want to spend the 2-300 it retails for now. The more expansion ports and features the better. I am looking to get out with the highest quality board I can get. Definitely under $200, and if I can get away for even cheaper that would be ideal.

Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
4Gb DDR2-800 Corsair
500 Gb SATA Seagate HDD 7200 RPM
PNY XLR8 Nvidia 8800GT 512Mb DDR3
700W Rocketfish PSU
XFX 680i SLI Board w/ Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4Ghz
Nvidia 8800GT 512Mb DDR3
4Gb DDR2 Memory & 500Gb 7200RPM SATA HD
Rocketfish 700W Power Supply
Windows XP Pro (LastXP)

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:41 PM

There are a number of choices for you. These are some of the better rated ones within your price range.

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard <This model does not support SLI, but you only have one card for now anyway.
EVGA 122-YW-E173-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI <For some reason, it does not come with an SLI bridge, contacting EVGA will get you one.
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX

Edited by DJBPace07, 19 November 2008 - 10:43 PM.

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