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WeReWoLf
10-15-08, 05:08 PM
Well, my P5n-e sli carked it, and i'm looking at getting a new motherboard. Getting either a Q9450 or a Q9550 at the same time, with a budget of $900 or so. Remember, this is australian dollars. Interested in the Striker II Formula (keeping with the DDR2 i already have) or possibly something more substantial.

Post your ideas and/or comments.

crainger
10-15-08, 05:15 PM
I'd recommend you try a Gigabyte board. There are many to choose from, many with DTS Connect. Have all the goodies like solid state caps and a crazy amount of options for overclocking.

Does it have to nforce BTW? Planning on SLI?

npras42
10-15-08, 05:24 PM
I'd recommend you try a Gigabyte board. There are many to choose from, many with DTS Connect. Have all the goodies like solid state caps and a crazy amount of options for overclocking.

Does it have to nforce BTW? Planning on SLI?

But but but... have you not heard??? Gigabyte are a curse on the environment!

http://channel.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15845

http://img.hexus.net/v2/channel/news/gigawaste-big.jpg

:headexplode:

crainger
10-15-08, 08:12 PM
LOL

ASRock. Worst motherboards I've ever IMHO. My sister had one. So unstable.

evox
10-16-08, 12:24 AM
+1 for Gigabyte boards. EP45-DS4P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128346)is a great board with excellent OCing features. It doesn't have SLI though, since it's Intel P45 based.

Pricing: http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-gigabyte-ga-ep45-ds4p-price-114342.html

WeReWoLf
10-16-08, 04:23 AM
It doesn't have to be an Nforce board, but in the future i may be looking at 2x 280's, so Nforce would be preferable.

evox
10-16-08, 06:16 AM
Then you're limited to 780i which is DDR2 based. eVGA 780i is a nice option.

http://www.evga.com/articles/385.asp

WeReWoLf
10-18-08, 01:55 AM
Turns out it wasn't actually the motherboard, but my 8800gtx *cries*