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    new motherboard time

    It's time to do a spot of upgrading. Any recommendations on a decent board for around £150. It needs to take my existing Q6600 and 2x 2GB DDR2 (although I would consider switching to DDR3 if it's worthwhile).

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    Re: new motherboard time

    Anything wrong with the P5B? I quite like mine.

    You could go for something like an Asus P5Q-C .. takes DDR2 and DDR3 but it's probably not very good as the P5K board that did that wasn't that great either.

    Is there anything particular you want it to be able to do?

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    Re: new motherboard time

    The P5B is fine - I just need to use it in a different application so rather than buying a cheapo board for the new PC, I figurered I would replace the one in my main rig and use the P5B in the new box.

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    Re: new motherboard time

    OK well I wouldn't go as far as to spend £150.

    If you want a nice board something like the DFI P45
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=853562

    If you want to stick with asus the P5Q-E isn't bad
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=818508

    Or your P5B's big brother
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=818509

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    Re: new motherboard time

    With what will be coming around the corner in the next twelve months it may be lighter on the pockets to get a standard P35 board for £50-65. But I don't know what your needs are.
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    Re: new motherboard time

    Quote Originally Posted by Maccer101 View Post
    With what will be coming around the corner in the next twelve months it may be lighter on the pockets to get a standard P35 board for £50-65. But I don't know what your needs are.
    There's always something coming around the corner lol!

    I think the successor to the P5B would be fine. It's an opportunity to rebuild my PC into a slightly bigger case as well.

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    Re: new motherboard time

    You're not wrong, but the next gen chips won't be socket 775.

    But I'm just jealous cos I'm too tight to even think of spending £150 on a Motherboard
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    Re: new motherboard time

    Is this any good?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=818516

    i was about to complete the order but the P5Q Deluxe is pre-order only now/

    I should add, it also has to have Intel RAID as well.

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    Re: new motherboard time

    Any reason you went for the more expensive ASUS model? The P5Q-E is supposed to be the same spec as the P5Q Deluxe except for it only has 8 phase power saving rather then 16 phase on the Deluxe.

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