I was looking for some advice.. Basicallyt i am looking to upgrade my P5b deluxe motehrboard but I just dont knwo where to go... What i have is a q9450, ddr2 1066 RAM and a GTX 260 zotac. So, i overclock but not to extremes and play games, in temrs of otehr features i am not bothered about SLI. Any ideas, I dont mind how much i pay for the motehrboard aqs long as it is worth it and it's not taking the mickey.
The ones i have been looking at are the Asrock p45xe, MSI p45platinum, asus ASUS P5Q or p5k.. am i even on the right path?
Any advice would be more than welcome, tehre are just so many board with so many different revisions etc...
I like the Gigabyte motherboards.The GA-EP45-UD3L is about $90. The 3P is about $135. I have one of each with a Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz. and a Q6600 OC'd to 3.3 GHz. (used to be 3.6 GHz).
Hello and welcome to the forums Yes the motherboards "jsc" recommended are good alternative options would ASUS P5Q series like ASUS P5Q/P5Q-E
the new 2 oz. copper gigabyte boards are very stable voltage wise. i have one and there is no vdrop at all when i start pushing the board. plus it just feels sturdy and indestructable. used 2 so far and really like them. had some issues with asus in the past but most of there boards are good. just had issues with vdrop. i hate guessing in the bios what voltage to set it too in hopes of getting it right once it boots.