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Advice for Mobo

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September 17, 2007 6:00:27 PM

Here is my current build.

Antec 900 case
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo
AMD 64 x2 6000 cpu
2 gigs Mushkin ram
EVGA 8800 GTS 640mb overclocked
1- Raptor 150gb hd
2- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500gb HD, sata
1- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500gb HD, IDE
CoolerMaster eXtreme 650W psu
Zalman 9700
bunch of random other fans
couple dvd burners
Samsung 206bw 20" LCD Monitor

It looks like the cpu is shot(mobo was rma'd, just got back to shop and not working and the cpu is the only item they haven't tried replacing to test)

If it turns out that the cpu is indeed shot, im going to go with the Quad 6600. With the rest of my setup, do you guys have any recomendations for a good motherboard. Not sure if im gonna be doing any OC'ing(thats how I got into this mess in the first place).

Any pointers would be helpful

Thanks!

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September 17, 2007 7:06:08 PM

P35 boards:

ASUS P5K
ASUS P5K-E
GIGABYTE P35 DS3R
GIGABYTE P35 DQ6
ABIT IP35PRO

SLI boards:

ASUS P5N-E
ASUS P5N32-E SLI
ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
September 17, 2007 11:17:10 PM

^^^ He said everything I was gonna say except for some sli boards:

ASUS P5N-E SLI
MSI P6N SLI
EVGA 680I A1
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September 17, 2007 11:59:19 PM

I wouldn't bother with SLI for a 20" monitor. Your video card can handle that all right. It's nice to have the option for later though, I guess.

Based on tons of reviews I've read in recent months, I'd buy the GA-P35-DS3R or the aBit IP35Pro or the P5N32-E SLI or the EVGA 680i A1. You can't go wrong with any of those.
September 18, 2007 2:19:10 AM

I was looking at the EVGA A1. Got a question for anyone that has one/seen one. The EVGA site says it has a ATA133 slot but Newegg lists it as a ATA100. Not sure what the difference is just looking at the pictures. Would a ATA 100 HD(I have a 500 gig seagate thats fairly new) work in the ATA133 slot? And can anyone confirm which it actually is?

Right now, think im gonna go with either a EVGA or a Gigabyte
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