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Old 04-02-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need Good MOBO for Q9450

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.

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.


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Old 04-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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O ya, I will be using some FAST DDR2 RAM.
I've given my input on the mobos, but I just want to say that there is no point in paying DDR3 money for some 1200MHz DDR2. Mainly because there is only a negligable performance increase over DDR2 6400 and because DDR3 will soon be the standard so you shouldn't pay too much for DDR2 now.
There are 800MHz kits from Mushkin, Corsair and Crucial that can OC to 1100MHz anyway.

And BTW, all those mobos support the 45nms.
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