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    Motherboards - Which one???

    I am looking to upgrade my cpu and mobo, although I play the odd game I don't need an SLI setup.
    I want the best overall performance. I use the PC for a whole load of stuff from editing and encoding home movies, editing photos, streaming to my xbox 360 etc...

    I am looking at the - Asus P5B Premium Vista Edition iP965

    Will probably overclock a little but nothing too extreme.

    Thoughts on this board pls.

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    Providing you dont get a duffer, you cant really go wrong with the P5B boards
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    I'd only pay extra for the Vista Edition boards if there's a function that it provides that you'll need and use.

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    My current board has been fantastic with no problems but I hear recently there have been a few quality control issues?

    What alternative boards would be a good buy?

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    I would suggest the Asus P5B, Abit AB9 and the Gigabyte DS3!

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    Time to throw another one into the mix Abit QUAD gt cant go wrong with one tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishima View Post
    I would suggest the Asus P5B, Abit AB9 and the Gigabyte DS3!
    +1 on the DS3
    or An Asus P5N32-E SLI NF680i SLI (LN16814) or the EVGA of course (ive got one)

    I love the Nforce 680 boards the unlinked memory is very helpful when oc'ing too.

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    Didn't mention earlier but I would go for the DS3P on that side of things because its an outstanding board and some of the problems with the DS3 have been ironed out.

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    I actually just bought a P5B Delux Wi-Fi. I didn't need the Wi-Fi but WTF, it was effectively free.

    My only problem was something I didn't really think about before I bought it, which is that virtually none of my components are compatible with it.

    So Jayos, if you are thinking about it seriously you might want to review the spec at event.asus.com/2006/mb/P5B/models.html (Sorry, I am not yet allowed to post URLs. You'll have to copy/paste it if you want to look.)

    I don't know if anyone can think of a way to retain my perfectly adequate IDE DVD-RW when the mofoboard has only SATA slots free?

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    My only problem was something I didn't really think about before I bought it, which is that virtually none of my components are compatible with it.
    What wasnt compatible with it?

    That board has 1 IDE channel doesnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucelles View Post
    I actually just bought a P5B Delux Wi-Fi. I didn't need the Wi-Fi but WTF, it was effectively free.

    My only problem was something I didn't really think about before I bought it, which is that virtually none of my components are compatible with it.

    So Jayos, if you are thinking about it seriously you might want to review the spec at event.asus.com/2006/mb/P5B/models.html (Sorry, I am not yet allowed to post URLs. You'll have to copy/paste it if you want to look.)

    I don't know if anyone can think of a way to retain my perfectly adequate IDE DVD-RW when the mofoboard has only SATA slots free?
    Are you sure you haven't goosed the board by plugging the floppy drive into the IDE connector?

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    These newer Intel-based boards normally have the JMicron (sp?) IDE controller which needs drivers that aren't supplied with Windows.

    Probably best to buy an IDE->SATA converter for a few quid or replace the drive with a SATA model, they are that cheap now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    What wasnt compatible with it?

    That board has 1 IDE channel doesnt it?
    Yes, but I'm using that for my two HDDs. I used to have a CD burner, DVD burner and two 200 GB hard drives. Now I just have the drives. I have a USB DVD reader so I get by, and I can burn using one of my laptops, but it wrinkles my butt to have a pretty good DVD burner just sitting on the floor.

    Thanks shiathis, I'll probably do that. I should have bought the stuff over the Net, but my old mb blew a screw and I was stuck with no mouse and 480x640 in 16 colours so I went to a Belgian PC shop where they spoke little English. Since my French is good enough only to buy beer I ended up pointing and buying without taking advice.

    Actually IAmATeaf, I did bother to connect the floppy (properly), and only then think about when I last used it. 1967 I think. I think I'll whip it out and stick in a couple of rows of USB ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucelles View Post
    I actually just bought a P5B Delux Wi-Fi. I didn't need the Wi-Fi but WTF, it was effectively free.

    My only problem was something I didn't really think about before I bought it, which is that virtually none of my components are compatible with it.

    So Jayos, if you are thinking about it seriously you might want to review the spec at event.asus.com/2006/mb/P5B/models.html (Sorry, I am not yet allowed to post URLs. You'll have to copy/paste it if you want to look.)

    I don't know if anyone can think of a way to retain my perfectly adequate IDE DVD-RW when the mofoboard has only SATA slots free?
    Cheers!

    Will check spec. but I only have DVD drive and DVD writer so should be ok.

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