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Old 09-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i would go with a p45 based board. asus and biostar are the favorites right now. the biostar tp45 is a great value. i use one in my main rig.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here are some things I have been looking at which are within my price range (<250.00):

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

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q WS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Anything I should steer clear of? Anything you guys would like to add? Which do you think is best out of what I have chosen? In my opinion that P5Q deluxe is looking very nice, but it's also the priciest.
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I would get a Biostar I45. It has the World record for the highest fsb and will do 600mhz+ on air cooling

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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that highly reccommended huh? even over the p5q d? i wouldnt mind getting it instead, its cheaper. i've never even heard of biostar though ;/, makes me nervous.

how's thier customer support? good bios? options?

i was gonna cave and get a c2d instead of quad because i didnt want to spend the money, but if i can make up a lost 50$ here than i might change my mind.
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I have a biostar tp45, great board, I like more than my abit kn8 ultra. It ocs well and has plenty of cool features. I would not be worried about them. As for tech support, I don't know, haven't had a problem yet so i haven't had to try it. And in my opinion the best tech support is the kind you never have to call.
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I have a biostar tp45, great board, I like more than my abit kn8 ultra. It ocs well and has plenty of cool features. I would not be worried about them. As for tech support, I don't know, haven't had a problem yet so i haven't had to try it. And in my opinion the best tech support is the kind you never have to call.
Oh you have the TP45HP? I was under the impression you had the I45
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hahaha i like that tech support line, good call. Akey what the heck I'll go for that one, thanks.
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Oh you have the TP45HP? I was under the impression you had the I45
I didn't have the cash. The motherboard are similar though, all the crucial stuff is the same, but year I have the tp45. Puddle nags me about not getting the I45.
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