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Best Chipset for Q9300?

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July 4, 2008 9:08:50 PM

planning on getting a Q9300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Was looking at this Mobo, GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Has everything i want for a decent price, But is it a good choice?

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July 4, 2008 10:04:56 PM

Well, this board has one of the best options for de chipset but not the best in the powe phases for a Quad Core processor.
I would go P35 DS4 or higher or ASUS P5Q Deluxe or Premium.
July 4, 2008 10:23:10 PM

how do you determine power phases? i would like to do some more research into this, can you explain how to know whats a good board in terms of power phases? Thank you!
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July 4, 2008 11:17:31 PM

The mobo you just listed is a good mobo for overclocking and should be fine.
July 4, 2008 11:19:29 PM

If you don't want to overclock much beyond an FSB of 400MHz, the EP35-DS3R is good. I have it stable at 400MHz with my Q9450. I can't really get it stable much beyond.
July 4, 2008 11:33:16 PM

eckosof said:
after considering your reply ive come across this for 200 bucks,
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

"The World’s 1st True 16-Phase Power ~ Industry Leading Power Design"

this one is the best
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July 5, 2008 3:17:58 AM

hmm i think i like the asus the most, but ive been going back and forth between the q9300 and e8400.
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