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 ) ESATA At least 4 internal SATA 2 connectors Runs cool ( my current northbridge gets stupidly hot ) Penryn support 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?
Thanks and this is my first post here btw!
More aboutwhat mobo futureproof
Look at the AsRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+. It will be available in the US on or around the 22nd of Jan. It will retail for around $120.00 USD. Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Had a Asrock, components are too cheap and nasty for my liking.
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.