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Old 12-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some advice on picking a motherboard for a possible build. I am planning on an E8400 and 4870 and would like the option to do crossfire in the future.
This is the board I am currently looking at and I am wondering if it is a quality board or if I should be looking elsewhere. - DFI LP DK X48-T2RSB PLUS LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
I'd like to keep it under $200 for the motherboard.


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Old 12-28-2008, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Today's newegg "shell shocker" is the Foxconn BlackOps X48 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard for $179.99. I think they have a $60 mail-in rebate as well. Personally I am going to buy the EVGA x58 for $300 as everyone I've talked to (including here) appears to like it a lot!

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The biostar I45 supports crossfire and is well under $200. It also holds the fsb world record and can run a fsb over 600mhz on air which would give you plenty of headroom for overclocking a E8400. - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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the black ops deal is quite good. and yes it has a 60 dollar MIR making it 120 bucks after rebate. thats a sick deal.
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