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    Default 680i mobo gone pop!!

    the inno 3d, one, its gone back, so looking for a new mobo.

    I fancy the asus commando, so b4 I do, any objections or, don't buy, buy this one??? can't afford more than that one.

    thanks

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    no replies? is this the best place for mobo advice?

    been reading a lot, don't want to make another mistake...

    problem is the more you read, the more you have doubts, seeing all the problems others have.


    975 is now too long in the tooth, prices are falling, but still not enough, and its effectively a dinosaur, with the coming cpu's,

    965 is now becoming old hat.

    and no doubt support for these will dwindle.



    not happy with 680i now worked fine for a while, couldn't fault it.

    seems like p35 is the way to go really,

    anus p5kE looks good for the price, as does the msi p35.

    any advice please?

    I have a 4400, naff gfx card, cruicial 4200 ram which is actually superb indeed, and an arctic freezer, and creative xfi, along with the usual drives, and a seasonic s12 600 on the way yey, which should complete my search for a quiet psu.

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    wait for the x38 boards they are available now for 299.99 but the prices will fall soon enough,plus the 780i will also be along soon

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    X38 are overpriced. 0 performance gain over P35 and $100 more. Cool...

    ianm2 Go for Gigabyte P35-DS3/4 DQ6 or ABIT IP35(PRO).

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    I agree, you can get a nice P35 DS3Rfor $129-139.

    If you don't need SLI, that's the way to go. It runs cooler and clocks much higher than my 680i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burebista View Post
    X38 are overpriced. 0 performance gain over P35 and $100 more. Cool...

    ianm2 Go for Gigabyte P35-DS3/4 DQ6 or ABIT IP35(PRO).
    0 Performance gain? That's not what I've read. It was a few weeks ago, but I read a significant improvement, but even if not, the features are what it is about, such as PCI Express 2.0, more bandwidth for PCI Express so that full bandwidth crossfire, or just maybe SLI if hacked one day, with BOTH slots at 16x. There are other things too, like anything else, new is expensive, but it should be a really nice chipset, get what you want and need, if you don't want or need it, don't get it, but do look at it, at least.
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    Yeah, for SLI/Crossfire fans maybe it's OK or for those with PCI 2.0 cards, but for usual people IMO now it's a waste of money.

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    Clock for clock 975x yields the best bench scores and is good upto 450-460 MHz FSB. Nothing can touch 975X in 3D. It is not dead yet. Having said that, chips these days are good to about 480-500 FSB, so I'd pick up a P35 board. My personal choice would be an ASUS P5K Vanilla.

    Team Japan use it for their benching records and it is good for 500+ FSB.

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    One of the thing that holds me back from platform upgrades is the switching of RAM. Arguably the most expensive part of a build.

    ian: You're wanting to go from DDR2 to DDR3 now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    One of the thing that holds me back from platform upgrades is the switching of RAM. Arguably the most expensive part of a build.

    ian: You're wanting to go from DDR2 to DDR3 now?
    Yeah but I am sure you also remember when we used to buy 4 megabytes for ~300 or ~400. Now those were the expesnive days. I still remember when I finally got a laptop that had a 4mb discrete videocard thinking....there is more ram here than my first 4 computers......just fro eye candy....in a laptop......that cost less than all those memory upgrades.

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