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Old June 4, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Default Advice on a cheap(ish) 775 board

Hey guys, I'm looking for a new board and was wondering if anyone knew of any good deals on some socket 775 boards that can support a 4870x2, Q9550, and DDR2 1066mhz. I've been looking and can't find much for what I'm hoping to pay (around $100). Also will not buy an ASUS product. Are there any boards that would hold up with gaming and frequent use for that price range out there yet? Does anyone have recommendations?

I've been looking at this one:
Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EP45-UD3L ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard - GA-EP45-UD3L In Canada.
as well as the EP43.

I've also had an eye on an EVGA 750i (mostly for the EVGA warranty) although they seem scarce now.

I'm currently, well was running an ASUS P5Q Deluxe until it failed again and have had too many problems with the company and RMA and boards failing so I'm looking for a better company to deal with.

Thanks a bunch!
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Old June 4, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I wouldn't spend too much on getting a 775 board any more since they've pretty much EOL now. Much under budget but I'd recommend a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L. Overclocks really well for an matx board and is cheap enough ($50ish) to make it pretty pain free.

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Old June 4, 2010, 10:33 PM
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good board them matx gigas,good for a dual core. but power filtering and such a tad on the 'omg' side with a quad core. try to find a used deal. new? really not worth it.as mentioned.
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