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May 12, 2010 2:59:52 PM

Hey guys, you were very helpful helping me pick out my computer when I built it a year ago and now I'm in need of help again...sadly.

Long story short my motherboard died and I sent it away for a replacement and they've told me they no longer have that item as its been discontinued. So now I have about 130 pounds to spend at on a new motherboard. But out of all the computer parts I knew very little about motherboards and what good and what I I was hoping you guys wouldn't mind giving me a hand with some suggestions that would good for the list of parts I'll list below.

OLD MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard overview of board type

Other parts of the pc :

Case - Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

Ram - OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800Mhz/PC2-6400 GOLD XTC Memory Kit CL5(5-5-5-18)

Disk Drive - LG GH22NS50 22x SATA DVD RW Dual Layer & RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM

PSU - Corsair 750W TX PSU

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Hard drive - Western Digital WD7501AALS 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black

Graphics Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 1GB

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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May 12, 2010 3:39:37 PM

Well, how much of that 130 pounds do you want to spend? Are you trying to leave the option of Crossfire open? If not, here's a basic P45 Gigabyte board that would work for a single GPU system.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR £83.74

If you're looking to get a board with a few more features including Crossfire support, here's a good option:

Asus P5Q Deluxe £119.49
May 12, 2010 5:04:05 PM

I'm not really thinking about crossfire, hopefully wont be upgrading for a few years. The board was suggest to be by a friend so as long as it runs all the parts...I'm not really looking for any special features.