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Which model of Gigabyte should I get for my PC

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August 1, 2011 5:05:30 PM

Hello everyone,

I need your help. I need to buy a mobo either Gigabyte. It must be socket LGA 755, chipset P45 and ddr2 as far as RAM goes. Basically I don't want to buy anything just the motherboard.

So as far as Gigabyte is being concerned I thought that maybe getting myself GA-EP45-UD3P or GA-EP45-DS3 would be a good choice. I'm not, however, sure which one of them to choose cause they all seem to look more or less alike and this drives me crazy cause there certainly are some differences.

I want a mobo that will be good for games even though I'm not a hardcore gamer. Still I like games. I also must add that i have not the best eye sight so the crispness of the image is very important.

Which model should I choose I'm really confused here ?

Here are the mobos I think about:

Edited Link with more specs, you have to click on P45:

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a c 717 V Motherboard
August 1, 2011 5:21:29 PM

The link was copy/pasted from somewhere else - please edit or re-post it. Also, they're are (2) models of GA-EP45-DS3L / GA-EP45-DS3R. The big difference between the two is Crossfire the GA-EP45-UD3P is a CF MOBO with 2 PCIe slots x16, x8/x8.
August 1, 2011 5:27:54 PM

edited link, now it should be OK.
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August 1, 2011 6:13:58 PM

which of those models you would recomend me for everyday stuff and games.
a c 717 V Motherboard
August 1, 2011 6:22:11 PM

Sorry need more info and I should have asked before. I was focused on the 2~3 you already had listed.

Q1 - What CPU?
Q2 - What RAM? I realize DDR2, but I need to know the speed.
Q3 - Please list all of the peripherals e.g. PCI Card(s), GPU(s), External HDD(s) and their connections.
Q4 - New or Used MOBO?
Q5 - What was your prior MOBO? What happened to it? Reason, often a failed PSU 'seems' like a bad MOBO; so I want to insure you're not wasting your money.
Q6 - You stated "So as far as Gigabyte is being concerned" - did you mean CONSIDERED? Or do you want a non-Gigabyte MOBO?

The more information the better to insure what you 'have' can 'work' with a replacement MOBO.
August 1, 2011 8:53:28 PM

I have:
• core2duo E6750 @ 2,66 Ghz ,
• 1GB ram Kingston KVR667D2N5K2/1G,
• 400W PSU (no name actually) ,
• My LCD is Samsung SyncMaster 206BW ,
• ASUS EN9500GT/DI/1GD2/V2/A,
• my HD HD322HJ,
• Vista installed, 32bits.

MOBO should be ATX, I want a new mobo if possible.

My first MOBO was Intel BLKDP35DPM it was great had a great picture quality and all that. I wanted to upgrade my RAM but when I tried it something went wrong (short circuit or something) and I killed it. Some idiot at the store suggested I should get MSI P31 Neo-F v2 i bought it and that was my mistake, image quality got terrible i mean it was awfull. In my old PC I had older mobo gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 and it still is a lot better than that MSI but has some limitations.. Anyway I thought I'd get Gigabyte or Asus P5Q-E but i'd rather buy Gigabyte cause i know that brand ;) 

I want the one that will make it a great mobo for evrything , games too. in a year or maybe sooner I'll probably get core2quad and then i'll have to buy more RAM and will make my PC 64bits. Now it's 32bits.
a c 127 V Motherboard
August 2, 2011 3:25:01 AM

I owned the EP45-UD3P for quite a while and was very happy with it. It stayed very cool with the heatpipe construction, and was perfect for me, someone who only does occasional casual gaming.
August 9, 2011 5:13:51 AM

You do have an ASUS graphics card, and, in my personal experience, the only failure I have seen with ASUS motherboards has been (literally) lightning striking my house directly.

The P5Q series is quite stable and I found it to be a great platform for overclocking.

As far as Gigabyte, it depends on where you want to shop, really, because availablility of 775 boards is dropping like the US credit rating: fast.

Are you trying to use OSX? If not, other brands can be reliable (i.e. jaquith's link - I won't speak to Biostar's quality, though....)

775 is old enough that if you're not upgrading now, you will be soon enough, so if I were keeping my parts (my ASUS P5Q Pro and P5Q SE2 just fried from said lightning 5 days ago...) I would get the least expensive mobo I could find to hold me over until I was ready to upgrade.

Of course, this is me.