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Old August 31, 2008, 06:02 PM
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Hey everyone! As our fourth Intel P45 Express-based motherboard review we have taken an in-depth look at the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6. As you will see, this model is the new benchmark for excess...and that's not a bad thing

So if you are interested in checking out the most feature-packed motherboard on the market, here is our Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 Motherboard Review.

If you have any comments, questions, or insults, post them here and I will address them as soon as possible

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Old August 31, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Nice review Mac; 2 comments:

1. my X48-DQ6 absolutely needs a fan next to the NB heatsink while oc'ing - otherwise, it becomes unstable. And I hate the fact that there are no attachment points for a fan on that block.
2. the latest X48-DQ6 BIOS allows the user to disable all LEDs on the board, which I did.
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Old August 31, 2008, 07:03 PM
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Yep, great review!!!

The issue with memory clips isn't just this board... I had the same issue with my P35-DQ6, although it is possible to work the memory out, it's not as smooth as it should be, so removing the vid card would probably be best.
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hmmm... interesting...

this mobo was my primary or secondary choice... until i see the price.. *gulps* then check x48 mobo which is much better than p45 mobo BUT i prefer 45nm mobo...

so p5q deluxe was in my third list... because of price and value... i will see how good it is...

i still dont understand why you said that its not high end mobo... i believe its because it almost same as p5q or maxinum... i mean 300cdn mobo is not big different to 150cdn-ish like biostar i45...

anyway nice review...


ps. check your job (news editor) to reviewer ;p
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ps. check your job (news editor) to reviewer ;p
MAC pulls double duty.
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i still dont understand why you said that its not high end mobo...
I didn't?

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This high-end motherboard caters to the “I want it all” crowd, and as you will see it really does not disappoint.

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MAC pulls double duty.
it sounds like he is your salve...

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I didn't?

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Overall though, Gigabyte has created a product that is perfectly suited for a home media server, a budget workstation, or simply in a highly-clocked gaming rig. Yes, it is expensive but the best always is, and Gigabyte offers a wide variety of more budget-friendly P45 motherboards for those who don’t require all that the EP45-DQ6 has to offer.
it sounds like not high end mobo... to me...

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Isn't a high clocking gaming rig a high-end solution?
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sorta...? i mean i45 is not really high end... just for heavily overclocking with little features...


maybe should it be "three in one" mobo >.>

media server
gamer
workstation

because it have too many features than most competitive mobos... so i assume it high end...



oh btw.. should i (or we) suggest you to review biostar i45?
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Excellent review. Gigabyte has released another promising board.

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As you can see, the P5Q PRO comes with a (virtual) twelve-phase power design, courtesy of the high-quality low power loss ferrite core chokes.

Should it be EP45-DQ6?
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