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    Mobo Choice

    Hi,

    My Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R was DOA, well unhappy; so wanted another choice for my build.

    Don't want to spend too much £45-55, which would people recommend (gone off Gigabyte for now)

    Abit IP35-P http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=827895
    ASUS P5K http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=656141

    Or a Budget P43 board

    MSI P43 Neo-F http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=833276

    Want to overclock a E2180 and eventually a Q6600, when the prices come down some more
    Needs space for large heatsink
    No plans for RAID
    Esata, Firewire etc would be nice but not a dealbreaker
    doubt I will ever put more that 4gb in it

    Basically want the most solid all round performer thats got a few years in it.

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    Re: Mobo Choice

    I've had good experiences with both Abit and Asus boards, so personally I stick to them whereever possible. Between the IP35 and P5K is a flip of the coin really, whichever suites your requirements/budget the best is the one to get.
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    Re: Mobo Choice

    Of those I would get the Asus, all solid caps etc.. and I've always had good luck with budget asus boards.
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    Re: Mobo Choice

    I vote for the Asus P5K too. I love my P5Q, but if I had been constrained to the same budget as you the P5K is the one I would have gone for.

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