So I just took my computer into the shop, as it was being somewhat of an ass, and they said there was a great possibility that my current board was faulty. I don't really care, but in the chance that I do need one, I'm asking for an opinion on a specific one I found.
I've heard good things about this brand from my friends, but was looking for a second opinion. First off, the price is right, especially considering it includes a sound card (which I wanted anyways). Second, it looks kick-ass! Is there any reason(s) that I should not purchase this board? Thanks.
I would consider an X38/48 board. Simply because that's a very very expensive p35 board...You may even have better luck with a P45 board. I believe the world record for FSB of 724 was set with an E8500 on a Biostar P45 board. In general, you can get a better chipset from Gigabyte/Asus for the same price, or less.
It's 2nd to none in terms of overclocking, rivaling top X38/X48 boards. However, it's not for beginners.
If you want something easier, go with ASUS/Gigabyte.
What about it makes it for advanced, just for curiosity's sake?
I would consider an X38/48 board. Simply because that's a very very expensive p35 board...You may even have better luck with a P45 board. I believe the world record for FSB of 724 was set with an E8500 on a Biostar P45 board.
What are some of the advantages of the X38/X48 over the P35? Price is not really as issue to me, as I have some wonderful little reasons in my head to justify all this
It is a very good board and if you get it you will be very satisfied with it.
The main advantage of the x38/48 boards is the ability to use crossfire with 2 true pci-Express x16 slot where the p35 they are 16 and 4.
As far as being too complicated for a beginner (bios) it is fairly complicated but only so far as a person wants. You can use with as many options just set to default like any other board and tweak what you want, there is no real need to set all the options just like any other board it just has more than most.
One thing I do like about this board that I have not seen on other brands is the ability to keep all power saving options enabled and have a higher vcore for OCn.
Yes to both. Nvidia cards will work fine just no sli since you need a Nvidia chipset for sli. The only difference is the motherboard cooling between the two, the UT has a heatpipe connecting the sinks and a transpiper while the LT has the same pwm and nb sinks with no heatpipe and a different sb sink.