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September 19, 2008 6:02:18 PM

Hello guys, I'm new to posting in the forum.

I have a question now. I can buy the following combinations of motherboard + ram for about the same price from two different online shops and I was wondering which one I should choose. (I do not mention the price since this is not a price issue)

Asus P5E3 Deluxe + Corsair XMS3 DHX Dual Channel Kit 4gb (2x2) 1333MHz
Asus P5E3 WS Professional + Corsair XMS3 DHX Dual Channel Kit 4gb (2x2) 1333MHz
MSI X48C Platinum + [Corsair XMS3 Xtreme Dual Channel Kit 2gb (2x1) 1333MHz]x2
Asus Maximus Extreme + [Corsair XMS3 Xtreme Dual Channel Kit 2gb (2x1) 1333MHz]x2

In case you're wondering, I will be installing an Intel Q9550 Quad-Core 2,83GHz 1333MHz FSB, a SATA DVD-RW, two SATA HDD, one GeForce 8800Ultra (which I will be swapping soon for Crossfired 4870s) and an Asus Triton 78 CPU cooler, a Sound Blaster X-Fi.
My case is a Kandalf 9000BWA and I've got a 620Watt enabled PSU which supports Crossfire and SLi.

Thanks in advance guys. I am really having a hard time with this decision and remember, our issue is not money.

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September 19, 2008 6:11:39 PM

I had the maximus extreme for a short time; most beautiful board I ever saw, but sold it to avoid ddr3 prices. How's $29.99 plus shipping sound? Best deal newegg open box ever; probably a new employee who made a mistake. Of the 4, I'd recommend the msi x48, simply as I use an msi g31 now, and it's very stable. But since I'm not a gamer, I'd wait for some more input, and download some of the board manuals online and checkout the settings for voltage and memory.
September 19, 2008 6:49:40 PM

$29.99? My CPU Fan cost me twiced that much. Haha!

Anyway, yeah, I'm also interested in gaming.

I was almost certain that I'd get the Maximus Extreme but what makes me a bit reluctant is the fact that it's based on the X38 last-gen chipset.
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September 19, 2008 6:50:20 PM

I would get a $110 Asus P5Q Pro, some Mushkin DDR2, and later a HD 4870X2. That would be faster than HD 4870 Crossfire on an X48. Considering the savings from MB and RAM, it should be a little cheaper too.

September 19, 2008 7:07:22 PM

I don't have the money right now, mate.

I will buy one of the combinations above, install the Q9550 I've bought, sell my P5N32-E SLi Plus, Q6600, 4gb DDR-2 800MHz and 8800 Ultra and then buy two 4870s that are almost $200 than the X2 anyway.