So looking to upgrade my P35 mobo, sending it off to the in-laws and am looking for a replacement, eyeing these below, ignore prices, just curious as to the real differences if there are any.
Newegg.ca - ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
I see the third PCI-e slot @ x4 link, what's it for, any difference for plugging another gpu in there? recognizing of course that crossfire isn't an option. Don't know much about this x16,x8,x4 stuff.
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Any real reason to go with one over the other? I'll be switching to a quad in the near future so want something that will OC well. Next planned big upgrade wont be for 2 years about so want something that will last decently, not a big gamer.
This will get relegated to folding rig at that point so curious if that 3rd pci-e slot on the ASUS is worth it as all these check in around the same price where I'm buying.