Looking for a new motherboard, currently I have a Asus P5N-E. It needs to be able to clock to 3ghz on a E6600 without any hassle and also fully support the new Penryns, including the 1600FSB ones.
I have done a bit of reading, and it seems most only support 1333fsb on the X38 chipset, will this change with bios updates?
Here are the features needed:
Lots of USB ( i have literally tons of peripherals )
At least 4 internal SATA 2 connectors
Runs cool ( my current northbridge gets stupidly hot )
PCI-E 2.0 support
At least one easily accessibly PCI-E 1X/4X slot that is usuable with a dual slot cooler card ( 8800GTS 640mb )
If possible dual DDR3/DDR2 support
Works with G-Skill Memory
Suggestions? Prices for X38 seem high currently, will this change or should I jump now?
Hi and thanks, do the X48 chipsets support DDR2? If I had to dump my 4GB of DDR2 it makes it not worthwhile imo, at least for now. I am open to a a board that does hybrid like the some P35 do with DDR2 and DDR3 support.