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Old 01-11-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Well, turns out I'm a lucky boy and have just got a brand new Q6600 Intel and 4 gigs of ddr2 800 RAM for around 180 off a buddy. I am wondering if anybody could suggest a decent motherboard with RAID for around a 100?

Please help. Any suggestions are really appreciated!
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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im using an Asus P45N-E SLI that has the 650i chipset, 4 DDR2 slots, 2 PCI-E slots and 4 sATA -300 ports, and i LOVE it

and it was 70 without shipping, and has really good drivers and utilities, plus the BIOS is excellent with a wide range of overclocking abilities

edit:, and it supports 800MHz memory too
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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Erm, you could get an ASUS P5E:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219

Or if cash is a little too tight, you could obtain an ASUS P5KC, which has DDRII and DDRIII, but I hope you don't use IDE, because the IDE connector is located below the very last PCI. Far there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131188
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ahh the P5N-E is the one i have duh

not P45N.....
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

i would also recomend the P5N-E SLI. i have it, great mobo
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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I like the look of th P5E! However, somebody on the newegg reviews mentioned difficulty with RAID.

Any comments? Anybody had any problems with RAID on it?

Any other good mobos?

I simply want to use RAID 1 with two Maxtor 250 7200rpm hds.

Cheers!
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- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
- Support RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD
- 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s (SATA On-the-Go)
LAN Gigabit LAN featuring AI Net2
Marvell 88E1116 PHY
I personally dont use RAID at all, but I went through the Reviews on eBuyer (which, btw has it for 67.32 and FREE shipping!) and the only ones who had RAID problem seem to be fine once they had updated the BIOS which isnt hard

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ASUS P5K with the P35 chipset is a brilliant board for the price, apart from SLI support (it supports CF) it beats the 650i and the 680i at pretty much everything including FSB speeds.
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i have P5E, best board ever , really good overcloker.it one of the more expencive boards thoe.i didnt use RAID so i carnt help you there but other then that its realyl good
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Cool. Cheers guys!
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