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Old 12-07-2008, 10:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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thanks guys....as for open box: not @ newegg.ca, just in US :P
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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I'm leaning towards the ASUS right now, although there isn't any hurry, I won't be making the mobo swap until January at the earliest.

There are two reason 1) My current P35 is a gigabyte and although it OC'd well I can't, for the life of me, get it to both fold and download azereus at the same time on my 9800gtx without eventually BSODing, for some reason 1 out of every 3 days it just starts going bezerk and BSODing cyclically all day long until eventually it un-installs the 9800gtx and I have to wipe the drivers and re-install them from scratch...then usually good for a few days and starts over. Have tried everything under the moon to fix this but it just does't want to cooperate.

Anyways, as my in-laws couldn't care less about games, folding or OCing the P35 will be great for them and I'm free to upgrade.

2nd reason is that it has the third PCI-e slot, there is a good chance this board will find it's end as a folding rig in a couple of years so an extra slot is a bonus. Will the x4 slot affect folding performance vs an x8 or x16 slot?

[edit]Ok, decided that it isn't the time for DDR3 so the gigabyte is off the page now. Other options:

Foxconn P45A-S
Newegg.ca - Foxconn P45A-S LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

So I know that the gigabyte is quality, anything against the Foxconn or is this down to personal preff?[/edit]
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get the gigabyte. You won't have any regrets
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The TP45 can hit 700mhz fsb.

I own one and I can vouch for it. But all three of those, the Asus, Gigabtye and Biostar are good boards. So you really can't go wrong.
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Thanks guys, yeah...may end up with the gigabyte but just this past experience has me doubting them. But what are the odds of two lemons in a row.
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The UD3P has really good reviews, so you will doubtfully get a DOA one.
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