I Need A New Intel MoBo For Gaming... Any Recommendations?

By DisturbedF@n
Oct 8, 2007
  1. I Had A Motherboard... It Was A P5B Premium Vista Edition

    - Intel LGA775 Platform
    - Intel® Core™2 Quad/ Extreme/ Duo ready
    - Intel® Pentium® Extreme/ Pentium® D support
    - Dual-channel DDR2 800/ 667/ 533
    - ScreenDUO/ AI Remote/ AP Trigger
    - ASAP/ TPM Support
    - AI NOS™/ AI Gear / AI Nap
    - 8 Phase Power Design
    - Heat-pipe Design & Stack Cool 2
    - ASUS Crystal Sound: Array Mic/ Noise Filter
    - All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

    When I had The Motherboard I Upgraded My Processor From a Pentium 4 3.40Mhz To a Intel Core 2 Duo Quad 2.40Mhz Q7600 So Im Bound To Intel By That End.

    What Happended?

    I had just finish installing Blazing Angels Squadron Of WW2

    When i tryed to run it at max settings my pc turn off... something was blazing alright!...
    it just wasn`t the game...

    My video card gets really hot when games are played at max setting so it got so hot that it overheated a chip near it on my MoBo...

    it burned it... NNNooooooooooooooooooo! Damn It!

    So i Need a new Motherboard... Can Anyone Help? By the way Everyone can also recommend other hardware.
  2. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

  3. DisturbedF@n

    DisturbedF@n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey, thanks. by the way i really dont want to put a budget. i dont want you guys to be bound to the budget limit. just give me the best.

    i really am thankful guys. so thank you.

    i guess im just gonna work it off
  4. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    since you have a nVidia 8800 GTS 320MB get yourself another VGA card with the same specs and a motherboard with the nVidia 680i SLI chipset ..

    if you were to do this upgrade .. you might need a new PSU aswell...
    hope this was helpfull...

  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    This is what I recommend. IMO SLI is not worth the extra spending on a new PSU and cooling. A single powerful card is a much better bet. Also, the 680i's northbridge tends to get too hot, so avoid it. The GigaByte board also supports Penryn processors and DDR3, so it's also future-proof (for the time being).
  6. DisturbedF@n

    DisturbedF@n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nice MoBo. Nice price.

    im only concerned that after i buy the next bigboy i dont want to like buy one in years...

    so having Sli (even if i dont use it - Double the heat, the house might burn down next time) Is better just to get it out of the way...

    you see, i dont want to go back to having to buy another MoBo because in a year, games practically decide on their own that they want to be run on Sli.
    things just love proving why they exist!

    thank you for your help Rage! Just a bit more and im there.
  7. DisturbedF@n

    DisturbedF@n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Green light for cooler...

    Ok guys...

    last request...

    i dont want to get to annoying

    Recommendation for a cooler! What system, brand, and finally type?
  8. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    There's never going to be a time when games need to be run on SLI videocards so they can be played, since there always will be a single video card that's more powerful than either of those two cards in SLI. That's why I recommended that board.
  10. DisturbedF@n

    DisturbedF@n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you

    DONE! Motherboard recommendation accepted!
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