I am currently facing a dilemma! I can’t choose the right MOBO! Every board that I look at has ether one or the other. Here is what I need from the MOBO.
1st Q9450/E8500 compatible
2nd To have 3 PCI slots available (that’s after installing vid card)
3rd To be a good overclocker
4th And this is where I have problems with, I can ether get a MOBO that has 1066+ram but no pci 2.0 OR I can get a MOBO that has 800 ram only & pci 2.0
What would u suggest I go for? more RAM like 1066 & no pci 2.0 or PCI 2.0 with 800 ram?
Here are some mobos that I was able to find that I think will suit my needs, depending on the 4th question resolution.
1st. DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel X48 (DDR2 - 800, PCI 2.0)
2nd. GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
(this mobo has support for both DDR3 1333 / DDR2 1066, but no pci 2.0. This is a hybrid MOBO. Is this a good mobo? I heard people say DONT get mobos with dual ddr2 & ddr3 support because they have problems..is this true?)
3rd. GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
(This mobo supports just DDR2. DDR2 1200 (O.C.)/1066. No PCI 2.0)
I think this is my best choices out there, if I missed something plz let me know. Also price DONT MATTER!