I decided to abandon the other thread and start this one because I was able to dramatically reduce my choices & questions that were stated in my original post. Thanks Worshipme. I really hope that u guys can help me get the best MOBO for my new Q9450. The reason I decided to go with this choices is because all of them have 3 PCI slots that I will need. I think they all can support my Q9450 & I will NOT be running a CrossFire/SLI just incase someone is wondering. I am trying to get a good overclockable MOBO .
So in my eyes I think I’ am now down to 4 boards.
DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
DFI LANPARTY DK X38
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775
ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775
So there are 3 P35 boards and 1 X38, some people say, that ABIT is a good choice. And then I hear from others that Giga EP35-DS3R is better & now I found this DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R”. The Q9450 has FSB of 1333MHz, so I need to good stable mobo to take full advantage of it.
I really would like to hear from everyone what they have to say about this 4 choice. I’m trying to narrow it down as much as possible. O ya, I will be using some FAST DDR2 RAM.