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Choosing a motherboard


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bjg222

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Ok, so I'm new to overclocking. I've done a ton of research lately into choosing the right components, and I seem to have seen a consensus that Asus and Gigabyte are the best bands for overclocking. Is this accurate? I've looked at my options and narrowed it down to the following favorites:

Asus P5K3 Deluxe WiFi
Asus Striker Extreme
Gigabyte P35-DS3P

However, one (maybe two) of these says it is CrossFire ready, and I had planned on using one of the new GeForce graphics cards. Will this be a problem? Do I need to go with one that is specifically Nvidia compatible? I've also considered these motherboards:

Asus P5W DH-Deluxe WiFi
Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP
Asus Commando
Asus P5B Premium Vista Edition
Asus P5NT-WS nForce 680I
Gigabyte N650SLI-DS4
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R

What's my best option?

Thanks
Billy


Edit: Sorry, didn't think to add other specs first time around. Here's what other components I'm thinking about:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6320 or 6420
GPU: nvida GeForce 8xxx
RAM: 4 GB, don't know brand or speed yet
Not sure about power source/heat sink yet

Edited by bjg222, 21 June 2007 - 08:11 PM.

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Welcome to Geeks to Go.

Unless you need the onboard WiFi I would stay away from the boards that offer it because it usually jacks the price a good $70 or more. I have always heard bad things about ASUS boards. I like the Gigabytes personally. If I had to pick from that list it would be the Gigabyte P35C-DS3R though the P35-DS3P would do just as well. The P35C-DS3R will support DDR3 RAM for when it becomes reasonably priced. EVGA also makes nice overclockers.

Edited by Titan8990, 20 June 2007 - 10:29 PM.

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