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    Question best socket 775 mobo for under 100 quid?

    been recommended the following:

    Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
    Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H
    ASUS P5B-Deluxe

    like the esata port on the Asus. esata cards are more $$$ that I don't want to spend. plus it has firewire internal & external - some of other boards don't even have an external one

    want to run a 6400 on the mobo, 2GB ram etc.

    heard about some instability on the Asus though, in relation to storage. eg corrupt HDDs etc.

    thoughts? (thanks)

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    ASUS P5B-Deluxe, good review in CPC. I would go with the Gigabyte one second, although they have huge ram compatibility issues.

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    yea, ive had a fair load of issues recently with 775 gigabyte boards and the infamous power cycle issues
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    i have the gigabyte...and i didnt know about the ram issues, gigabyte ones a good board imo, easy to overclock aswell

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    Have you considered the MSI 965 Platinum or the Foxconn P965?

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    Everyone seems to miss the Abit AB9. really a very good board, and quite a few have been overclocking like mad
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    Biostar 965PT as well.
    It's always hard to spec something though when the OP doesn't spec. their requirements/usage

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    ok, as you request:

    principally video editing - want lots of speed for the rendering etc, so will be core 2 duo, possibly quad core down the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Everyone seems to miss the Abit AB9. really a very good board, and quite a few have been overclocking like mad
    Im not touching the AB9 Pro again, silly 2A problems with the latest bios (supposed to fix it..) I had to clear CMOS every time i booted... In my honest opinion dont touch that board!
    Ive heard some good things about the MSI though.

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    that MSI does indeed look tasty............

    have always had good experience with their products, so a noteworthy consideration. Is just a pity no eSata ports. REALLY want that.

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    Dont think there is much choice then, the Asus is the one to go for atm.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=518608
    This is the Plus version on Scan for £100, if you dont need wi-fi or the Stack Cool then this could be ideal. It has the external SATA you wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    Dont think there is much choice then, the Asus is the one to go for atm.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=518608
    This is the Plus version on Scan for £100, if you dont need wi-fi or the Stack Cool then this could be ideal. It has the external SATA you wanted.
    Gotta say its a great board, ive got the one with all the addon's. The board is sweet for 100squids it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajindergill View Post
    Have you considered the MSI 965 Platinum...
    Great mobo and would be my #1 recommendation for stock use... but afaik it's a very flakey overclocker! P5B rules the roost in this domain I think

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    Having the gigabyte i'd have to vote for that, its a fantastic overclocker (aslong as u have the latest bios) its alot cheaper than now than what i paid for it. It is a little lacking in features, no firewire has average onboard sound and a 3rd party RAID chip (although i havent had any issues with it). If you want cheap and fast you cant go much wrong.
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    all good advice

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