Reccmendations for a new mobo ?

  Gav5 12:21 29 Apr 2008
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I've just fried my Abit FP-In9 SLi mobo and need to replace it with something similar. I don't really need the SLi, has got to accomodate Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb ram, Arctic Freezer 7 Pro and be certified for Vista 64. Am thinking of a P35 board. Anyone any suggestions ?

  Ditch999 12:48 29 Apr 2008

Microsoft will love you! New motherboard usually means new license.

  I am Spartacus 13:39 29 Apr 2008

I've just bought an Asus P5K Premium Wifi Black Pearl P35 click here which is great if you're interested in overclocking but probably overkill otherwise.

I've had a Q6600 running at 3.6GHz without a problem and it currently has a E8400 running at 4GHz again without a problem. It does need good quality RAM though for best performance.

It's had good writeups for it's overclocking potential.

  citadel 18:59 29 Apr 2008

asus ip35 choice of a few. they have the q connector to save the hassle of fiddling with the case usb etc wires.

  Gav5 21:59 29 Apr 2008

Thanks folks, i hear Gigabyte p35 boards are getting good reviews, any reason why i shouldn't choose this over the asus ?

  I am Spartacus 20:10 30 Apr 2008

No reason at all if the reviews are good. I went with Asus as I've been happy with their motherboards in the past and the reviews for this one were good. I wanted onboard WiFi if possible, DDR2 rather than DDR3, plenty of SATA ports and the option for decent overclocking. The Asus voltage dampener option appealed as well.

  Gav5 20:32 30 Apr 2008

Thanks again, i'm definately between the Asus p5k Premiunm and the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R. It'll just come down to which does the better deal. I'll mark this as resolved now, thanks again.

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