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Looking for Mobo advice- socket 775

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May 7, 2009 8:57:13 PM

Hi, I'd posted previously with problems I'd had with the following build:

Masscool 8WA741 CPU FAN w/Heat Pipes 775
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8Ghz 3MB 1066FSB
OCZ Freeze Thermal Extreme Conductivity Compound
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775
Corsair 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
Corsair 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
Seagate 750GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
BFG GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
Ultra LSP650 650w Power Supply
Ultra Gladiator Blk w/Clear Side Mid-Tower Case
Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22in 3D Gaming LCD

I'm having a devil of a time with the RMA process with XFX, and in case I wind up just having to eat the price of the mobo and buy a new one, any suggestions? Definitely need four slots for the RAM, other than that I'm open to suggestions.

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May 8, 2009 8:44:47 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119.99 - $15 MIR

I'm rocking that mobo myself right now with an E8500 processor and it kicks major ass. I tried SLI on my previous machine but I was too dumb to research it first and wound up bottlenecking the performance so much, I got zero improvement so because of that I won't ever be trying SLI or Crossfire ever again.
May 8, 2009 7:55:53 PM

+ 1 ^ AND...

The Asus PQ5 Pro, that is a board that is on the same level as the other Gigabyte board (UD3R), ALL great quality and you wont go wrong. I have both and i'll be honest, i wouldn't choose if i had one of each in front of me, i would rather just pick a number and be happy with any... i would just go with the best deal out of the two... there might be some good combo deals if u wanted to get a new CPU as well...