Hello. Basically I don't need SLI/CrossFire support in the system I'm currently building, so I concluded that the 975X chipset from Intel is NOT for me. If someone has any kind of comments please reply. So finally I decided to take a quick glance at the 965 series of chipsets from Intel. Both 965Q and 965G include a graphics chipset onboard so you can imagine that's not what I need. I opted for the 965P chipset for this system. The processor is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600. The thing is, I'm not sure what motherboard manufacturer/Motherboard model to pick. There are a few from Giga-Byte (GA-965P-DQ6, GA-965P-DS3, GA-965P-S3), a few from Asus (the P5B series of motherboards) and there's one more from MSI Computer, namely the P965 Platinum. I would like a suggestion about all this. If someone could recommend some other chipset (better than the 965P but not 975X because I don't need its features) I would be greatful. Please note that SLI/CrossFire support is not needed in my case. I'm just going to drop a 8800GTX from XFX in this system and that's it. Also, if you have another suggestion outside of the of motherboards that I listed please reply. Do me a favour and help decide
PS: Price does not matter.
EDIT: The 975X chipset might be OK as well, but considering that it still uses the old ICH7*** Southbridge, I don't know what to say...
Maybe someone with a batter knowledge can help me.
First of all do you plan on OCing? Secondly the 975 works best with the E6600 so if price is not a problem then go with that. A very nice card is the P5W DH or if thats too expensive then you might wanna go with the gigabyte S3.
Aye. thanks for the replies. I felt asleep 'till like 1 hour ago. Basically I'm going to go with ASUS (yes, unbelivable). I say unbelivable because I do not trust ASUS at all. I had two different products from them, both failed. First, a cd writer, back in 2000 which went bad after 1 month and after that there was a fx5900 videocard which I still have but it's dead. The fan on the GPU chipset died one night (stopped spinning) and the thing overheated. No ashes tho After this episode I swore to God that I'm never going to touch ASUS again. NEVER. But i might change my opinion.
So as I as saying, I'm going ASUS this time, I think. I'll do some more research and then I'll post a final configuration or something similar. take care guys.