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    Which motherboard???

    Hi im going to upgrade. Only thing is i carnt decide which board to choose. My budget is £120 and i already have my q6600 cpu. From Reviews i have been drawn towards these 3 boards

    Biostar Tpower i45
    Asus P5K premium WiFi-AP
    Asus p5Q Deluxe

    Any opinions or suggestions. thanks rob

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Hmm all nice picks. The only thing I can think to do is throw DFI in there to make it more complicated

    Having never had a Biostar board I might not get one, but I've heard this one is very good so .. err.. no problems there..

    Very difficult. Are there any particular features you want?

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Are there any particular features you want?
    Not really, just a stable board which potential to overclock a little.

    Probebly carnt go wrong with any, just thought someone may know something that may help my decision. I also have not tried Biostar, but heard it has good reviews.

    cheers

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Afaik the Asus boards offer the best feature set and although their support is dire I've never had a mobo of theirs go wrong so I'd get either that of if you wanted insane overclocking the DFI

    Or if you want a uATX.. the DFI but I assume you don't.

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    insane overclocking the DFI

    Or if you want a uATX.. the DFI but I assume you don't.

    Cheers, dont know enough about overclocking to go the insane route, think i will prob go for an asus, thanks for the feedback, rob

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Get the P5Q deluxe unless wifi is important to you (And even then, a separate card will probably be a better bet).

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Quote Originally Posted by Powderhound View Post
    Get the P5Q deluxe unless wifi is important to you (And even then, a separate card will probably be a better bet).
    thats the one i gone for, i use wired connection for my gaming rig

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Quote Originally Posted by bidders View Post
    thats the one i gone for, i use wired connection for my gaming rig
    Out of curiosity - I think that I'll probably get this one too - but where are you getting it from - CustomPC has it in their last issue at bout £110 but i can only see it for about £130-150, unless etailers are just sqeexing their margins...

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_phang View Post
    Out of curiosity - I think that I'll probably get this one too - but where are you getting it from - CustomPC has it in their last issue at bout £110 but i can only see it for about £130-150, unless etailers are just sqeexing their margins...
    yeah thats where i saw it advertised, when i visited the site it had gone up. So went to the site mentioned in custompc for the biostar this had gone up from £95 to £112. I went ahead with the biostar £120 inc postage as that is what i had budgeted.

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    Re: Which motherboard???

    Not heard of that one before, just looked at the [H]Enthusiast review
    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

    Looks like they had a lot of problems with 1066mhz memory, kooking about I've seen a few comments about memory stability issues but only with higher speeds, if you've got pc6400 800mhz you should be fine.

    Going from just looks alone, I wouldn't like to bet thoes heat sinks are copper, they look suspisiously like copper coloured Aluminium.
    Note the colour difference between them and the heat pipe also the outer texture/surface
    You'd have to take off one of the heat sinks and compair the weight to a know copper or aluminium heat sink of roughtly the same size (copper is is just over twice the weight of aluminium)

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