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March 5, 2007 6:38:52 PM

I wanted to post I am new on here but I am looking for the best gaming motherboard out there right now. I would like some feedback and some direction if you guys can help me out here. Again, the best gaming motherboard and what you would go with. Thanks! 8)

Vegita

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March 5, 2007 7:20:36 PM

For AMD or Intel?

I'm not sure which is the best chipset, but I got a pretty good idea of the best motherboard for each chipset. Of course budget is something you need to worry about. Is it worth spending an extra 100$+ on features that you will probably never use? I'm going to assume Intel processors, since that is the latest and greatest. Here are my recommendations:

Intel CPUs
Intel 965p chipset: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi/Gigabyte 965p-DQ6
Nvidia 680i chipset: eVGA 680i motherboard/Asus P5N32-E SLI
March 5, 2007 8:07:40 PM

Definitely need more info to give you any suggestions. Which processor? Will you overclock? What gpu? 1 Card or 2?

For the most part the biggest differences will be in the chipsets. After that it comes down to quality/stability/performance of boards from different manufacturers within that chipset, and which features you need/want.
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March 5, 2007 8:45:08 PM

Hey thanks for the input so far. I forgot to mention I am using the new intel core duo 2 6700 and plan on running 2 8800 gtx video cards. I also will have 4 harddrives in SATA and using Raid 0. Hope this helps and that I can get a clear direction on what the best board is.

Vegita 8)
March 5, 2007 10:44:48 PM

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I forgot to mention I am using the new intel core duo 2 6700 and plan on running 2 8800 gtx video cards.

that pretty much limits you to nVidia 650i & 680i based mobos (Asus also have a mobo using hybrid nVidia chipset).
If you have the budget for 2x 8800GTX you might as well spend the extra & get the 680i.
You then have to decide whether to go with a reference design (BFG, ECS, eVGA, etc.) or a non-reference one from the likes of abit, Asus, Gigabyte or MSI (who also have a reference design too).
March 5, 2007 10:48:15 PM

Then you definitely need to grab a 680i chipset board. You could grab the most expensive, which is of course the Asus Striker Extreme. But I just can't justify the price. It doesn't overclock better then any of the other 680i boards out there, and has extravagant features that I don't think anyone seriously uses. LCD post screen is nice when your putting your comptuer togethor for the first time, but beyond that? Worthless. The LED lights on the motherboard? And 3 PCI-E slots? Most people will never touch these features, and I don't think A dedicated Physx card wont become the norm for awhile, but this is just speculation and that third slot could come in handy in time.

The P5N32-E is the little brother to that motherboard. And is still overkill on the features, but when it comes to the best, without spending a ridiculous amount of money, this is the one IMO.
March 6, 2007 1:24:58 PM

DAMN SON! How can you afford 2 8800GTX cards? That is almost as much as my entire computer... I would also like to know the best mobo for gaming.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz
MSI K9A Platinum Socket AM2
OCZ 2GB DDR2 800
DIAMOND Radeon X1950XT 256MB
4x Seagate Barracuda 250 GB
Corsair 520W Power Supply
Asus 16X DVD-R/RW Burner
Gigabyte 3D AURORA ATX Full Tower Case
Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler
Zalman VF900 VGA Cooler

Should I wait for the 690 Chipset boards?
March 6, 2007 2:26:43 PM

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I wanted to post I am new on here but I am looking for the best gaming motherboard out there right now. I would like some feedback and some direction if you guys can help me out here. Again, the best gaming motherboard and what you would go with. Thanks! 8)

Vegita

p.s.--pm me or catch me online!


We got a winner here folks.
"Best gaming motherboard".....This obviously would be paired with the "Best gaming processor", the "Best gaming ram", "Best gaming hdd", "Best gaming DVDRW", etc.

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They should make a section just for those questions. That would be one boring section.
March 6, 2007 3:44:28 PM

With your setup, it's the eVGA 680i all the way.
March 6, 2007 5:20:26 PM

Pong is right. Go to newegg.com and find the eVGA motherboards. You want the more expensive one. Its like $20-$30 more but it is the best for you. If you have the budget for dual 8800GTXs why on't you try out the Corsair Dominator?
July 17, 2008 3:46:25 PM

Why are noobs always in love with OCZ or Corsair. If you want true stability in overclock and a longer life span with your memory, get the Kingston HyperX. If you shop at Fry's, you can usually find it on sale (4GB for $100). You may also want to consider going Quad Core. The Q9450 is only ~$330. It overclocks stable very easily to 3.4GHz with a Zalman CNPS8700 NT CPU cooler. Also, if you really are going to build in dual SLI mode with 4 HDD, you will need a 750 watt PSU. You otherwise will definitely have a power shortage and your system will not operate at full capacity. It seems you do not have much of a money issue. Consider Quad SLI using the GeForce 9800 GX2 and get a 1000 watt PSU. As for motherboards, I prefer Gigabyte boards. They are more energy efficient and are supreme for stability and life span. They also overclock very well and have no useless features. Think about it!!
July 17, 2008 5:05:49 PM

Um, scidan, this thread is more than a year old...
July 18, 2008 3:39:27 PM

scidan said:
Why are noobs always in love with OCZ or Corsair. If you want true stability in overclock and a longer life span with your memory, get the Kingston HyperX. If you shop at Fry's, you can usually find it on sale (4GB for $100). You may also want to consider going Quad Core. The Q9450 is only ~$330. It overclocks stable very easily to 3.4GHz with a Zalman CNPS8700 NT CPU cooler. Also, if you really are going to build in dual SLI mode with 4 HDD, you will need a 750 watt PSU. You otherwise will definitely have a power shortage and your system will not operate at full capacity. It seems you do not have much of a money issue. Consider Quad SLI using the GeForce 9800 GX2 and get a 1000 watt PSU. As for motherboards, I prefer Gigabyte boards. They are more energy efficient and are supreme for stability and life span. They also overclock very well and have no useless features. Think about it!!


Dopekitten said:
Um, scidan, this thread is more than a year old...


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  That was a very good one!
July 18, 2008 5:27:52 PM

790i ultra sli
August 21, 2008 4:53:14 PM

why dont you try the 780i from xfx
June 11, 2009 1:20:50 AM

asus rampage 2 extreme the best i have tested so far
June 11, 2009 2:16:13 AM

win said:
asus rampage 2 extreme the best i have tested so far


Cool. I bet he's been checking this thread everyday since 03.05.2007 to get this info.
July 19, 2009 3:45:05 AM

is the Asus Rampage II Extreme better than the Striker II Extreme (Republic of Gamers edition)>>??

Using q6600 2.4 GO (overclocking one or so was told)
twin 8800 gtx
raid blah blah blah
Anonymous
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December 25, 2009 2:17:29 PM

I'd say so. The Rampage takes the new i7 processors and up to 24Gb DDR3, Where as the Striker can only have a max of 8Gb DDr3. Personally, I wouldn't even consider the Striker if I were going for a premo gaming rig. =)
February 5, 2010 7:13:55 PM

I've been waiting three years for this information.
Thanks

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March 4, 2010 3:11:29 PM

andyKCIUK said:
Cool. I bet he's been checking this thread everyday since 03.05.2007 to get this info.




HEY! i just the graphix card that i had on back order. however the problem is that when i hooked everything up and powered on my comp for the first time the graphix didnt show on my monitor. i have an Asus Rampage Extreme 2 motherboard and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 graphix card whatt do you think is wrong?
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March 8, 2010 1:32:20 AM

make your own thread and ask there
April 2, 2010 10:52:42 PM

scidan said:
Why are noobs always in love with OCZ or Corsair. If you want true stability in overclock and a longer life span with your memory, get the Kingston HyperX. If you shop at Fry's, you can usually find it on sale (4GB for $100). You may also want to consider going Quad Core. The Q9450 is only ~$330. It overclocks stable very easily to 3.4GHz with a Zalman CNPS8700 NT CPU cooler. Also, if you really are going to build in dual SLI mode with 4 HDD, you will need a 750 watt PSU. You otherwise will definitely have a power shortage and your system will not operate at full capacity. It seems you do not have much of a money issue. Consider Quad SLI using the GeForce 9800 GX2 and get a 1000 watt PSU. As for motherboards, I prefer Gigabyte boards. They are more energy efficient and are supreme for stability and life span. They also overclock very well and have no useless features. Think about it!!




Whats noob about OCZ?? I love OCZ they have really good products i prefur gigabyte boards as well i over clock but i have had no issues with my OCZ intel extreme ram its awsome
July 14, 2010 7:49:06 PM

I REALLY recommend the ASUS P5Q Deluxe. I've had it for a long time, never had any problems with it, it works great, it also over clocks really well. And it's fairly simple to over clock using the system built into it. It's also fairly priced so you don't have to spend a fortune.
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July 15, 2010 10:46:16 PM

The question was asked 3 years ago hes most likely got one by now
July 16, 2010 12:44:46 PM

vegita said:
I wanted to post I am new on here but I am looking for the best gaming motherboard out there right now. I would like some feedback and some direction if you guys can help me out here. Again, the best gaming motherboard and what you would go with. Thanks! 8)

Vegita

p.s.--pm me or catch me online!




dude go for asus rampage 3 extrem... really rock... go for future with this.... USB 3.0 and SATA 3 6G/s
its best....other are just better...
August 19, 2011 8:25:39 PM

z68 motherboard are good buy a gigabyte motherboard which support sli and crossfire and 1600mhz ram and that support overcloking features and what about processor a good board will be expensive and it will not allow you to buy a good processor like 2600k and go for intel and nvidia comnination or amd and ati
October 16, 2011 6:09:42 PM

So of course I google "best gaining chipset," not really expecting to find something this old. But this thread has historical significance and feels awesome. Really helps put things into perspective imo. Back in 2007, I had an Intel board with a 2ghz processor or something and 2gb of RAM, etc. Now, I use the 1366 chipset with the G1.Sniper, i7-930, 12GB 1600 Ram, and Evga 570 Classified in 2xSLI. All running thanks to an Antec HCP-1200 psu. Gotta love the rate of technology inferiority.
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