Recommend Mobo for Narrowed Down CF Setup Tags: Motherboards Product Last response: July 19, 2008 6:06 PM in Motherboards Share shayanik July 19, 2008 4:54:02 PM I purchased: HD 4850 CF 2x 2gb ddr2 1066 and am getting the Intel QX6850 I narrowed down motherboard options to either the Abit IX38 or the Asus P5E Deluxe. I try to stick to either of the two names only. Which would you guys recommend? Is there another board to consider? Side Question: Only reason i'm going with the QX6850 is because I can get it for $250 through connections. Does that sound like a deal worth taking over the 6600 for 200? More about : recommend mobo narrowed setup helios2052 July 19, 2008 5:16:26 PM Out of those two I would most likely go with the abit. In my opinion the GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 is better than both and about the same price. "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..." Shadow703793 a b V Motherboard July 19, 2008 5:23:47 PM Go for the newer P45 chipset. In most cases it OCs MUCH better than X38. If possible also consider X48. For a CrossFire also look in to the P45-DS3R. For the two boards listed go with the ASUS. QX6850 for $250 s worth it imo. Also just a note, you MAY run in to problem with the DDR2 1066 RAM, those RAM seem to have some compatibility issues. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shayanik July 19, 2008 6:06:30 PM From what I've read the x38/x48 chipsets are the way to go for crossfire, which is why I singled them out. I'll do a bit more reading on the p45's. Good call on the ram, I researched and found what i need to adjust in the bios to get the ram to behave. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD build MOBO pick - narrowed down to two options Forum Slow Boot Problems -- Possibly Narrowed Down to ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Mobo? Forum SolvedNarrowed down to 3 Z68 mobos Forum Narrowed it down to three monitors. Recommendations? Forum How do I cool Down my 2nd GPU in my CF setup Forum After 3 months of troubleshooting I'm finally narrowing it down to either a defective mobo or gpu. Please help. Forum Asus Mobo freezing with dual monitors and CF setup Forum SolvedThinking about building a SLI setup. Which mobo would you recommend? Forum Narrowing down cause of PSU or MOBO failure Forum Best Recommended Setup of RAM in MoBo Forum Recommend a mobo for my setup please Forum Mobo and Ram Recommendations for multi GPU gaming setup Forum Recommended mobo for current setup Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !