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New build based on X35 or P45 w/o crossfire

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July 9, 2008 2:41:40 PM

I am building a new PC for gaming and multitasking. I was looking at ASUS P45 P5Q MB's but since I am not planning on using crossfire, forum members recommended I get an X35 board. Will the latest games still play as well on the X35? Do I give up anything by getting the P35?

So, should I go with this P45 board

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or with this X35 board?

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 9, 2008 3:22:09 PM

why are you posting same question in two different thread? Please do not overflood forum.

Check in your other thread for answer.
July 9, 2008 5:47:30 PM

In case people don't look at both threads, MB questions are mentioned in both threads.
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July 9, 2008 6:14:18 PM

There's no such thing as X35 :) 

For a single card, your best choices these days are P43 or P45. Here are some examples:
GA-EP43-DS3L ($100, no RAID, no FireWire)
GA-EP45-DS3R or P5Q Pro ($150, more features)

Take a look at these boards at Newegg and compare features.
July 9, 2008 6:47:13 PM

^Exactly. I think OP was reffering to X38(?). P45 chipset gets my vote. Go with a good P45 board from ASUS or Gigabyte.
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