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Which Chipset would be the best for E8500 and/or Q9550

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September 13, 2009 4:58:42 AM

which chipset for socket 775 would be the best out of all these, im kinda going to open a big place for a netcafe, so gonna order about 20 comps, i want the best for gaming.

cpu im going to use is gonna be both of E8500 and Q9550

Ram DDR2 on most,might get some with DDR3

260 GTX Nvidia card, Single not doing SLI

WD 750 Harddisk

G31
G33
G35
G41
G43
G45
p31
p35
P43
P45
Q33
Q35
Q43
Q45
X31
X38
X48
730i
740i
750i
780i
790i
7050
7100
7150
9300
9400

so please tell which ones are the best to use for gaming that wont give me problems such as blue screen or freezing, i want the best with minimum problems.

thanks in advance.

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September 13, 2009 8:08:48 AM

I'd stick to Intel.

Their chipsets are more reliable than Nvida.

If you are Oc'ing, go with the P45.

If not, any other Intel chipset is decent. (Almost all the same)
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September 13, 2009 8:10:20 AM

p43 would be just enough
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September 13, 2009 8:47:38 AM

P45 is the best chipset for LGA775 processors.
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September 13, 2009 8:56:47 AM

There are plenty of mobo's from Asus based on P45 chipsets and Intel intended P45 to be th last one they produced for LGA775 CPU's - would go with one of those myself
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September 13, 2009 10:16:35 AM

p45 is the work horse. p35 will also do the job great, its little older than p45 but cheaper.
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September 13, 2009 10:56:23 AM

Seeing as I doubt you live in the US, I would look at boards instead of chipsets. What motherboards are available in your country (I'm assuming India) at a price you can afford 20 of them? I would try to stick to the P35/P45. If these are to expensive, look to the P43. Avoid any G41/31 boards.
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September 13, 2009 11:28:48 AM

Hi i am quite new here so my personal experience is that for intel processors i would take an intel motherboard since 2days i had an intel desktop board d975xbx2 that is not that new but still stable and uptodate so at your place i would take an intel DX48BT2 x48 chipset or a intel DP45SG p45 chipset but before doing that may i ask if you already own the processor? and or what are your other components are you using your pc for gaming ?

Hope i could and i can help you in further
laluma22

Spoiler
my 1st pc cpu: i7 920 ddr:3gb ddr1333 Gskil Grafik: evga 9800GX2 Ko Mobo: intel dx58so Extreme series Power: Tagan 800Watt
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September 13, 2009 9:03:32 PM

so the P chipsets seems to be the best for 775 socket, can someone explain the diff between P and other chipsets, or link me to some good benchmarks please.

Edit: what manufacture would you recommend, such as Asus,gigabyte,ASRock,EVGA,Intel, which one would be the best choice for P chipset motherboards.
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September 13, 2009 9:11:09 PM

ehm hi i would recommend intel cause that are intel processors and intel mainboards are the best for them i told you waht mainboards i should take
DX48BT2 x48 <-- intel extreme series
DP45SG p45 <-- also extreme series
intel mobos are almost always on top of the benchamrkts i always use intel and i did never have probs with them now i use intel dx58so extreme i7
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September 13, 2009 11:36:00 PM

intel boards suck, for the same money u can get better and more at other brands. best class are asus, gigabyte and msi. also biostar and foxconn have some good boards.
u dont need x48 board cause u only use single 260 gtx. x48 is good only cause of two x16 PCI-E lines for crossfire.

P- chipset (P35 & P45) are the best 775 chipset, best in performance and also overclocking.
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September 13, 2009 11:46:55 PM

not always in most cases but in this case they are most like but the x48 is a bit better performace then p45 and about overclocking it is true that they do not go really hot but you also have to have a bit luck maybe the mainboard you buy does not perform good oc but is p45^^
i am still with that INTEL Mainboards rocks
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September 14, 2009 12:05:56 AM

Intel boards are generally pretty bad at overclocking. Asus and Gigabyte are at the top right now, MSI is also very good.
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September 14, 2009 12:20:18 AM

than you do not know th new dx58so easily overclock you get also a extra fan for northbridge everything is unlocked and asus they do not use the specification of intel just the chipset everything else is from them somehow selfmade thats why their mobos are more send back. either Intel or gigabyte cause gigabyte is using the intel distructin for building their mobos
but if you take a p45 or x48 mobo from intel extreme series you will have pretty much fun
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September 14, 2009 12:30:24 AM

lol.

/facepalm
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September 14, 2009 12:34:23 AM

lol. ehm i am just talkding from own expreience with intel cause every other board beside gigabyte did not hold long

sry for maybe writing agressive i did not sleep a few days at all

gn8 and greets laluma22
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September 14, 2009 12:35:42 AM

i also heard that Asus, gigabyte, msi,EVGA and ASRock motherboards are better than intel's, however i could be wrong, please keep this discussion open till i get the best answer.

thanks in advance.
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September 14, 2009 3:03:38 AM

i know that x48 is a good chipset, but that one supports Sli and Crosefire which i dont need, i prefer to get a high end card rather than sli or crosefire.

i just want to know which brand would you recommend for p45/p43/p35 chipset?
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September 14, 2009 4:33:21 AM

surda said:
i just want to know which brand would you recommend for p45/p43/p35 chipset?

Choose the one that gives you all the features you want at a price you are prepared to pay, job done.
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September 14, 2009 4:39:26 AM

surda said:
i know that x48 is a good chipset, but that one supports Sli and Crosefire which i dont need, i prefer to get a high end card rather than sli or crosefire.

i just want to know which brand would you recommend for p45/p43/p35 chipset?


I would recommend ASUS's P5Q series.
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September 14, 2009 10:16:43 AM

hi again after a bit of sleeping i am back

so why i am not taking asus is like i thinnk i already wrote is that they do not follow the constuction instructions for motherboards they make everything like they want thats why most of motherboards from asus get back for repair (may not be the case whit your mobo but could) and i do not know why everyone says that intel mainboards are bad they are under the top for performance...
and before we go on talking about whic is the best maybe you tell me what you need so i can give you some options about gigabyte they are also good...


here some mainboards for normal use

1 evga
1.-
EVGA nForce 780i SLI 775 A1 140€ (good one) evga is known for making benchmark world records with their mainboards
2.-EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW 140€ (good)
the evga have an nvidea sli chhipset

gigabyte: P45

1.-
GigaByte GA-EP45-UD3LR 90€ (good) known for building motherboards like intel said^^

Q45 chipset

2.-
GigaByte GA-EQ45M-S2 (well should be good never tested)^^


intel
p45

1.-Intel DP45SG 120€



hope could help greets
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September 14, 2009 11:07:22 AM

Q45 is a business version of the G33.

It supports VPro.
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September 14, 2009 11:21:41 AM

yeah i now but he said he doesnt need all this things and he also mentioned this chipset so i wrote it cause like i said i have not tested it but from some colleges who have they say it is good and enaugh for gaming..

so...i am still saying that because he wants just gaming and nothing else no sly etc
and not to oc so the
Intel DP45SG 120€ or the
gigabyte p45 i meantioned before is the perfect choice for him you can and you will succed while overclocking (not that easy but you can)

greets laluma22


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September 14, 2009 12:52:47 PM

P45 is a great OC board.
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September 14, 2009 1:08:32 PM

jep thats true

greets
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September 15, 2009 3:31:33 AM

I guess no one bothered to read my post. Surda, please reply with that info. It will be easiest.

Laluma22, just please stop. Your embarrassing yourself.
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September 15, 2009 1:52:11 PM

well if you think that maybe you should read some benchmark tests and i do know what is the best.

and i also do know thatintel mainboards and gigabyte are that one who build exactly how it should be!!!! so 4745454b or however I am NOT embarasing myself cause i know what i am talking about..

i am sry for attacking you a bit 4745454b!

greets laluma22
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September 15, 2009 2:00:46 PM

laluma22 said:
i do know what is the best.

Your humility is an inspiration to us all (your grammar, not so much!).
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September 15, 2009 2:12:50 PM

laluma22 said:
well if you think that maybe you should read some benchmark tests and i do know what is the best.

and i also do know thatintel mainboards and gigabyte are that one who build exactly how it should be!!!! so 4745454b or however I am NOT embarasing myself cause i know what i am talking about..

i am sry for attacking you a bit 4745454b!

greets laluma22


Please.

It is hard to understand your English.
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September 15, 2009 2:15:32 PM

myabe not the english maybe it is just of no punktuation
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September 15, 2009 2:18:32 PM

well if you think that.. maybe you should read some benchmark tests, cause i do and i really do know what mobos are good.

and i also do know that intel mainboards and gigabyte mobos are the one who build exactly how it should be!!!! so 4745454b or however I am NOT embarassing myself (maybe with wrong gramar :p ) cause i do know what i am talking about..

i am sry for attacking you a bit 4745454b!

greets laluma22

i think now it is better
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September 15, 2009 2:49:15 PM

laluma22 said:
well if you think that.. maybe you should read some benchmark tests, cause i do and i really do know what mobos are good.

and i also do know that intel mainboards and gigabyte mobos are the one who build exactly how it should be!!!! so 4745454b or however I am NOT embarassing myself (maybe with wrong gramar :p ) cause i do know what i am talking about..

i am sry for attacking you a bit 4745454b!

greets laluma22

i think now it is better


To be honest, it is usually not the mobo maker that determines performance of a chipset, rather the chipset itself plays a major role.

However, unless you require more advanced RAID or higher bandwidth for Crossfire or SLi, the other chipsets are useless.

There is little difference running a Core 2 Duo in a G41 chipset with a HD 4890 rather than running it with a P45. The differences are too minute to make a major difference.

However, this is different when it comes to overclocking.

Usually P45 motherboards will out OC the G41. That's were brand matters. The higher build quality of the board, the higher the OC.
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September 15, 2009 4:06:43 PM

And thats also where brand matters, as Intel boards don't (normally, I hear there are exceptions from time to time) allow overclocking. I would have thought someone like laluma22 would have known that for how smart he claims. Asus/Asrock and others "build exactly how it should be", so its ok to use them as well.
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September 15, 2009 4:22:24 PM

Yeh, forgot to add that.
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September 15, 2009 6:37:36 PM

thats what you think as i have worked for a pc parts reseller i know that so what ever you are thinking of, asus does not build like it should be just "asus" and i do know that
for 99% there are some exceptions on boards they had to do as fast for reselling them that are in most cases the boards from the begingn of a new chipset.
greets laluma22
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September 15, 2009 8:20:21 PM

ok i have viewed some benchmarks, and to be honest, other brands seems to be better than what intel motherboard offers, and also u cant always overclock on intel motherboards, but can on the other brands, this doesn't make sense actualy, it should been the other way around.

so after getting these cons from intel motherboards, i assume intel only focuse on making cpu's and SSD's, but as for motherboards they dont put too much effort in it, however i might be wrong.

right now, i have seen alot of performance coming from asus and gigabyte, ASRock as will but comes at third but while having extra features, so its gonna be either Asus gigabyte or ASRock.

@4745454b: i live in usa.
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September 15, 2009 8:33:08 PM

ehm...i have today oc on a intel dx58so from 2,66 to 3,4Ghz on stock at 73C at low voltage

but never mind your choice^^
take a gigabyte^^

greetslaluma22
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September 15, 2009 9:13:09 PM

surda said:
ok i have viewed some benchmarks, and to be honest, other brands seems to be better than what intel motherboard offers, and also u cant always overclock on intel motherboards, but can on the other brands, this doesn't make sense actualy, it should been the other way around.

No, that's pretty much the way it's always been.
surda said:
so after getting these cons from intel motherboards, i assume intel only focuse on making cpu's and SSD's, but as for motherboards they dont put too much effort in it, however i might be wrong.

No, you're right.

surda said:
right now, i have seen alot of performance coming from asus and gigabyte, ASRock as will but comes at third but while having extra features, so its gonna be either Asus gigabyte or ASRock.

@4745454b: i live in usa.

ASrock is the budget arm of Asus IIRC, so once again you're on the right track.
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September 15, 2009 9:47:10 PM

I'd recommend P45 for your application as well.
I'd go with Asus or Gigabyte. Not sure about your country, but here the biggest range of options and prices comes from Asus.

Look at prices and pick out your favourites, we can help pick a favourite.
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September 16, 2009 4:29:29 AM

Sorry, from the name I was thinking India.

If your in the states, you should be able to use newegg. Whats the $$$ per board you can spend? I'd go for P45/P35, or P43 if you have to. Once we know how much you can spend per board, you should be able to get some good suggestions.
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September 16, 2009 5:52:47 AM

Personally I like Gigabyte. They have always had great customer service and reliability.

I'd go with a G31 or G41. The cost savings do add up :) .
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