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    Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    HiThere.

    I had an Abit Dark Raider and about an hour agoit died on me.

    Windows had just loaded and *poof*, everything turned off. When powering on the pc, all the fans were going but no bleeps. Went though the usual BIOS reset routine and RAM swapping to no avail.

    I was wondering if someone could reccomend a good, robust motherboard for me to use in my media centre pc. It has the following main components:

    Intel Quad Core Q6600 SLACR
    Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
    Corsair XMS 26400
    Corsair 650w PSU

    I don't need a sound card or onboard graphics, and I don't believe I'll be requiring onboard firewire support.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    John

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    Re: Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    everything comes down to price you want to pay...

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    Re: Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    Hey there, thanks for replying...

    Well I'd rather not pay a ton of money, and overclocking is something that I don't need.

    I'm looking for something at a resonable price that seems robust and is compatible with my current hardware... Something along the same price as the dark raider perhaps?

    Regards,

    John

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    Re: Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    Abit IP35 Pro/XE

    or

    ASUS p5q/p5k (or a minimum of p5e if you are overclocking)
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    Re: Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    everything comes down to price you want to pay...
    id say that motherboard is one of the most if not most used on this forum about a month or two ago..

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    Re: Please reccomend a new motherboard for me

    I got a P5Q PRO with a similar setup, and it is great so far. About £88 from scan

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