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Old 01-12-2008, 08:34 AM   #11
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The P5K-C also supports DDR3 as well as DDR2.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:52 AM   #12
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

if you want to go high end
you can also look at the nvidia 780i from evga
or the intel x38
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:05 AM   #13
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Will the 780i have PCI-E 2.0? If it doesn't then I think either go with an X38 or a P35.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:31 AM   #14
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

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if you want to go high end
you can also look at the nvidia 780i from evga
or the intel x38
he doesn't want high end though. He's look at stuff below $100.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:08 AM   #15
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

I have the Asus P5N-E SLI and it's great. No problems with it at all.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:44 AM   #16
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The P35 P5K I really recommend, it has brilliant OC'ing capabilities (better than any Nvidia chipset) and costs around $110-120. Supports Crossfire and some models also support DDR2/3.
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

For your price range i would say the P5K, i would suggest my mobo but its out of your price range.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:25 PM   #18
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Default Re: Motherboard suggestions for Quad core...

P35 or X38 chipset is what to look for, I can't see the sense in 650i, 680i or 780i boards if you're not going to use SLi. (which seems to be turning into a bad joke imo)

Asus P5K, Abit IP35 Pro or similar, not sure on pricing in the UK.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:29 PM   #19
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The P5k is the cheapest P35 mobo in the UK (about 65) apart from the MSI iP35 but that doesn't really have adequate chipset cooling for OC'ing and it's only about 5 cheaper anyway, so the P5K is the best way to go.
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The Abit IP-35 is a great board, and a nice overclocker too.

My brothers Asus (Striker Extreme) doesn't overclock for toffee, but I've heard better reports from th P5K's.
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