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    NEW motherboard time.

    Currently looking for a new motherboard:

    Must have the following:

    Socket 775
    PCI-E 2.0 (as i have a 4870x2)
    DDR2-1066 (as my ram is at that)
    4-6 SATA ports
    4-6 USB ports on the back
    At least 1 esata port
    Optical out (at least 6 channel)

    Good overclock ability and stability, especially from cold boots.
    Inbuilt wifi could be a nice addition.

    Was looking at maybe a p45 or p43 based board. X38's and X48's are a bit pricey for me.

    Wouldn't mind buying 2nd hand if anyone knows any good deals.

    Would very much like to hear from people who have had a particular board on an overclock, and how stable it is.

    Muchos Gracias.
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.


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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    cheers.
    Was looking at the p5q3 as well. Has a great review here: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p5q3/

    Isn't much to separate them
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    Woops. p5q3 only supports ddr3 ram.
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    Woops. p5q3 only supports ddr3 ram.
    Yes its DDR3 but wouldn't that be a bit pricey ?

    Scan have a Abit iX38 Quad-GT going for £114
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=701626

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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    p5q turbo = £100.17
    p5q3 = £97.65

    suprisingly cheaper...
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    hi, what is the main use of the pc you are tryning to build??

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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    gaming and general use.
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    Hard to find one cheaper with eSATA unless...
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...-SATA-RAID-ATX
    PCI-E eSATA card
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Lycom...ID0-1-5-10-and
    works out less then the Asus P5Q Turbo.

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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    How is the gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3p compared to the asus p5q turbo?

    I currently have a gigabyte ga-ep35-ds3, and although it is good at overclocking etc, i find that on a cold boot, it boots with the correct overclock, but then resets a few seconds after, then goes back to default settings.
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyOne View Post
    Hard to find one cheaper with eSATA unless...
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...-SATA-RAID-ATX
    PCI-E eSATA card
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Lycom...ID0-1-5-10-and
    works out less then the Asus P5Q Turbo.
    the GA-EP45-DS3P comes with an esata bracket, which connects to the sata port.

    Also found this ---> and its comparing the ga-ep45-ds3p with an asus p5q deluxe:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mother...A-EP45-DS3P/p3
    gigabyte comes off better

    asus p5q deluxe is £136.82
    gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3p is only £83.36.
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    Re: NEW motherboard time.

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    the GA-EP45-DS3P comes with an esata bracket, which connects to the sata port.
    Might not be Hot-plug capability

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