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    New board help.

    Right as Im sending by EVGA 680i board back due to it been a horrible overclocker and failing everyday somehow, Im in need of a new board.

    Needs are has to have 6x sata ports, overclock reasonable well, be under £150, support the 45nm QUAD core cpus and not be a nvidia board.

    Some of the boards that have got my interest are:

    really liking this one due the raves about it.
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    Thoughts Ideas.

    Thanks.

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    Re: New board help.

    if you dont need the wireless then go for the asus X38 board since it has better upgrade potential.
    funny thing is evga has just stopped selling the 680i nvidia boards
    only because the 780i boards are nearly out thou.
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    Re: New board help.

    Thanks for the advice Im still trying to get round what the difference is between x38 and p35.

    Ive also been offered a DFI p35 (the green board) for £80

    But im also temted by the asus p5e aswell as its a maximus without the bling.?????

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    Re: New board help.

    Ive also been offered a DFI p35 (the green board) for £80
    UT P35-T2R? That is a good price.

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    Re: New board help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetras View Post
    UT P35-T2R? That is a good price.
    Yup tis the one been used for 2wks and thats it very tempted tbh.

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    Re: New board help.

    That Abit IP-35 Pro mobo looks pretty sweet, but can anyone tell me if it has a floppy connection (and the proper cable for it)? I couldn't tell; if it does, I might get that board.

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    Re: New board help.

    Thread hog lol.

    Yup its got a floppy connector and the lead should come with it aswell as per many boards.

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    Re: New board help.

    I didn't mean to hijack your thread, mate; in fact, it helped me see a mobo I hadn't considered before.

    I just read it has a floppy connector a minute before I started replying (it was buried in specs and whatnot on a review site). Dunno if it has the cable, unless thats what a FSS cable is... lol *shrugs*

    Still, I think I'm gonna get this thing. I thank you, daza; I was about to settle o na cheaper and less-feature-driven one.

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    Re: New board help.

    No porbs mate happy I could help waas only joking about the thread hijack dont worry. lol.

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    Re: New board help.

    After reading a bit about these three boards, I'd go wit hthe Abit if I were you. Though I admit I read more about it than the other two. The price to performance to features ratios is pretty solid from what I see.

    PS: Would anyone happen to know what an FSS cable is?

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    Re: New board help.

    should be a floppy disk cable mate.

    Se this pic has both a ide cable and a fdd cable.

    Although Im very keen on the dfi board due to the reviews its got.

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    Re: New board help.

    Heck, for that price, I don't blame you.

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    Re: New board help.

    The 3rd board is the P5E3 Board, which requires DDR3...exspensive.

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    Re: New board help.

    Abit IP35 Pro

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    Re: New board help.

    Well after looking at them all for a while Ive gone with a dfi p35 tr2 for £80 as the price was to tempting tbh.

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