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    Motherboard advice

    I need advice on a motherboard i was handed a abit ip35-e, i tried everything until i brought my bros similar pc round to test my hardware on. Everything worked so my mobo isnt worth a rats ass anymore the rest of the hardware below is brand new i thought i could get away with it on that mobo


    ocz mod xstream-pro 600w
    nvidia 8800 gts
    2gb corsair cm2x1024-6400c4 (DDR2)
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 "LGA775 Core 2" 2.93GHz (1066FSB) (socket LGA 775)

    Could any of you's guys recommend me a motherboard suitable for the above hardware thanks all

    cheers
    Micky

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    • marktime's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe v1
      • CPU:
      • i7 920@4ghz
      • Memory:
      • 12gb Corsair Vengeance 12800
      • Storage:
      • 60gb OCZ Vertex 2E, 150gb VelociRaptor, 2tb Spinpoint F4
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • Antec TruePower New 650W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-75
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 245B
      • Internet:
      • Be Unlimited 24mb

    Re: Motherboard advice

    Lot of 775 mbs look to be going eol at the moment. Just upgraded from a Gigabyte DS3 P35 myself and it was absolutely rock solid for the 18 months or so I used it. Should be able to pick something like that up for around £30-40 s/h these days. Pay a bit more and you'll probably get a P45 equivalent, although if you're keeping your 8800 I wouldn't worry too much about getting a board with PCI-E 2 just yet.

    I know a lot of people will recommend Asus over GB, and I must admit since I've gone x58 with an Asus board I've been very impressed with the overall quality and easy-to-use BIOS settings. You should be able to get something like a P5Q-SE2 new for well under £70 which would be more than adequate for your current components, although a P5K with the older chipset would serve you just as well tbh, and you can get one new for around £30 atm.

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
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    Re: Motherboard advice

    It might be the cpu that it's having issues withbecause they didn't exist when it came out.
    If you can try a different (older cpu on it) to see if it will boot

    a 2nd hand board my be worth it, or as marktime said look for places flogging off old stock.

    Asus boards are decent, the only issue for me with them is Q-Fan which has the single worst PWM settings of any make.
    Personally I do like MSI boards, the MSi P35 Neo2-FR is an exellent board if you can find one.

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