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Old 12-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Meh, gonna get a new mobo. Ideas?

Well after abit not answering their phone, not returning calls, not responding to emails, basicly giving me the finger ive decided i should get a new mobo. (Just bought my IP35 PRO 6 months ago for $180 /kill)

So, any suggestions on a good gaming mobo for around $100?

OR

Should i just get this because it was my PCIE x16 slot that stopped working on my abit

Newegg.com - StarTech PEX1TO16 PCI-Express x1 to Low Profile x16 Slot Extension Adapter - Adapters & Gender Changers

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LGA 775
Quad Core
DDR2
PCIE 2.0
ATX

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does your second pcie x16 slot work?
thats weird...i never had any trouble with abit tech support.

Newegg.com - Foxconn P45A-S LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
heard this foxconn is pretty decent. its right at 100 after MIR.
that or go with a p5q pro, its like 130 though.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ASUS M3A79T is pricey (newegg -$188) but fast with lots of great features
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lol...i dont think one of its features is that it can run an intel chip, though. thats an AMD board.
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A friend pointed me at this Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards so i ended up getting it.

Yeah abits pretty much gone. I called the other day and one of their automated directories was disconnected, left a message and was never called back. No email replies or anything. Called the RMA number and the guy that picked up started speaking spanish so i just hung up. They are suppose to support the RMA's for 3 more years and they arent so i reported them to the BBB.
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p5q pro will treat you right. i had one before i got this deluxe.
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yup, its sad to see Abit go. They totally denied rumors last year that they would leave the mobo market. They had the x48 max which I waited on forever to never come out. I wish they were bought out by Foxconn instead of Universal. BTW some of the Abit engineers went to Foxconn so not all is lost. I believe Foxconn will be putting out the best boards around.

I would of checked out newegg's openbox. They have a ton of mobo's that are ridiculously cheap now.
I paid $180 for that same board and sold it for $60.
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