Replacement for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

Hi All,

I need a recommendation to replace my Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L. Within reason price is not an issue but I don't want to replace my CPU/RAM/Video. Replacement could be Gigabyte or other; I'm open.

I've had the GA-EP45-DS3L for 18 months. Seems to be frying my hard drives - 2 died a month ago (boot and backup!); salvaged the backup and rebuilt the image on a new drive. Now I'm getting errors on the new drive and new backup. (Repeated system crashes, restored my BIOS settings, reboot, drives don't show in the BIOS - identical behavior to last time) I don't even want to try and salvage them using this mb.

Thanks for any recommendations.
Jim Landers


Existing system:

ANTEC SOLO ATX mini tower
SeaSonic S12 II SS-380GB 380W

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L intel p45 chipset w/sound, ethernet
INTEL Core 2 Duo e8500
2 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 - 8GB total

Variety of Maxtor, Seagate, WD drives have burned

Maxtor 6L300S0 7200RPM SATA
LITEON iHAS120 DVD
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870
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  1. Are you sure it is your motherboard although Seasonic is a good PSU brand your PSU at 380 watt and 27 amps on the +12 volt rail is a little low for your setup.
  2. Thanks - and my mistake - I had replaced that original PSU with a Liberty Enermax 620 watt about 12 months ago
  3. One of these would work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600007879%20600008069&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-131-393^13-131-393-TS%2C13-128-380^13-128-380-S01%2C13-130-252^13-130-252-TS%2C13-128-372^13-128-372-TS%2C13-131-347^13-131-347-TS
  4. thanks! I will review and choose one tomorrow
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