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    965, 975 or NF5 mobo for conroe

    im planning on getting a new comp in a few weeks and wanna get the new conroe chips, prob the E6300 or maybe the E6400 depending on the budget...

    but any how, which would be the best chipset to get on the mobo, im planning to use it mostly for gaming, maybe not quite the high end stuff but i want it to able to achieve it. im not gonna use sli or crossfire modes as am only gonna get one 7600GT and would prob just get a whole new card when i upgrade, but that is still an area im not fully decided
    as for overclocking, i dont need a board thats all singing and dancing but would like some area to OC to try an squeeze a little extra out of the cpu

    any surgestions on a mobo would be greatfull
    cheers in advance

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    Sounds like the 965 boards are right up your street, maybe something like the Abit AB9 Pro?
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    would recommend asus P5B or gigabyte 965p-ds3 for burget choice.

    just a piece of advice: don't get mobos from abit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin.Sue
    just a piece of advice: don't get mobos from abit.
    wheres ur justification then lol!

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    lol alvin, not had problems with my abit yet.
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    If you want crossfire support, get a board based on the 975X chipset, if not, a 965 will do. Just don't go near NF5 on conroe, that's just asking for trouble. Asus boards are rock solid, so I'd recommend them highly.
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    wats wrong with the NF5s with conroe, i havent heard of any problems, but i havent really seen any NF5 boards with socket 775 yet

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    Most of the time abit's boards are ok. The reason I recommend asus / gigabyte over abit, is that the possibility of something going wrong is much higher with abit. This is based on my friend's comments who is doing components wholesale business.
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    lol alvin, not had problems with my abit yet.

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    are there any NF5 mobos out yet that will support conore?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    If you want crossfire support, get a board based on the 975X chipset, if not, a 965 will do. Just don't go near NF5 on conroe, that's just asking for trouble. Asus boards are rock solid, so I'd recommend them highly.

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    Abit's boards are mostly enthusiasts boards (Asus & Gigabyte do far more in the way of basic oem types as well) which unfortunately means that
    1) they will be tweaked for performance more
    2) they will be abused more
    Same reasons probably that you hear of very high DFI return rates.

    It will also be interesting to see how the quality out of USI's factory compares to previous manufacture (too early to really tell just yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallett
    wats wrong with the NF5s with conroe, i havent heard of any problems, but i havent really seen any NF5 boards with socket 775 yet
    You can't just slap an nF5 on an Intel socket motherboard and expect it to work with conroe CPUs. nVidia chipsets have been utter crap on Intel platforms already, and that isn't going to change overnight. It's a rehash of the nF/nF2 days.
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    yeah iv been tending towards the asus ASB-P5B found here...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=434330

    and teh gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 found here...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=437659

    but which one would be best???

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    id take the asus as in general iv found on my previous intel rigs that Asus have been the more reliable.....
    that said, back in the skt478 days my abit ic7max3 was the best mobo I have ever owned

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    I agree, Asus are the better board manufacturers. Abit are trying crazy stuff and their boards really don't meet my needs.
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    Abit may not meet your needs, but some of the overclocks are insane, although this could be due to the processor rather than the motherboard alone. I would suggest the Gigabyte, their products are generally good quality and have pretty decent support. They can also overclock pretty well if you know what you're doing.

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    Ooh, since there is already a thread on this topic, no point in starting a new one.

    I am also going to be jumping on the conroe bandwagon. Mainly because of the performance, and also their ability to run cool and quiet.

    Now taking that into consideration, and the fact that I will most probably go with the E6600 due to the 4mb cache, and not really wanting to overclock. Which board would be best for me? I really am looking at a good stable board. Not minding a few tweaks in the bios here and there. I wont be using the system for gaming. Only for 3D CAD/rendering stuff. I really doubt I will have any need for sli, or xfire. Although I don't mind paying extra for an enthusiast board which also is well known to be a rock solid mobo. For example, if there happens to be an SLI board which is known to be very stable and a good performing board, I would mind paying the extra for that board. I have been plagued in the past with having good cpu's being hindered by rubbish mobo's. So it is for that reason I would not mind paying the extra to have a peace of mind mobo which performs well and is stable.

    Sorry to go on.
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