ASUS M3N-HT 780a SLi

ASUS M3N-HT 780a SLi @ OC Club

“The ASUS M3N-HT has many upgradable options such as the ability to run triple SLi if you have the cards available, or Dual SLi if you do not want to spend that much on GPUs. The temperature test with the Mempipe was not the greatest drop in temperature, but when a user is overclocking, every degree is a help to get the maximum out of his system. The Express Gate feature is a noble idea with a wealth of uses, especially if you need to get online to get a driver when you cannot get Windows to operate.”

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @ Guru3D

“The GA-X48-DQ6 mainboard include a Quad BIOS, no less than 8 SATA devices can be connected, you’ll have eight USB 2.0 connectors on the rear, as stated earlier on, two PCI-Express gen 2.0 ports. Also when you first glimpse at the mainboard you’ll notice some subtleties, the first is that Gigabyte is trying to tackle heat in an original manner, and they are doing a nice job with that.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 @ Bjorn3D

“GIGABYTE makes two versions of this board utilizing Intel’s X48 chipset. The X48 which is a DDR2 variant and the X48T which is the DDR3 version that we will be covering today. The X48 brings minimal changes to the chipset when compared to the X38 and the only tangible difference should be more overclocking headroom.”

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

ASUS P5Q Deluxe @ Hot Hardware

“Asus showed off a few P45-based motherboards at the CeBit show a while back, but at the time, the boards weren’t quite ready for the market. We have, however, gotten our hands on final production version of the Asus P5Q Deluxe, which should be available soon. Head on over to the site and check it out…”

MSI X48C Platinum

MSI X48C Platinum @ TBreak

“Upgrading your rig is never an easy task- especially when you have to replace the motherboard. Generally speaking, when you upgrade your motherboard, chances are that you’re also looking at a new CPU and sometimes RAM. With their X48 chipset based motherboard, MSI tries to make things a little easy by providing DDR2 as well as DDR3 support which can certainly reduce the size of dent to you account.”

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ Hot Hardware

“Wolfdale is Intel’s first 45nm based dual-core design, and is an interesting product beyond first glance. When it was first announced, there was a bit of doubt throughout the industry of the chip’s viability in the market. The doubt was that it would be foolish of Intel put major weight behind a dual-core processor architecture, as the future is clearly quad-core processors and beyond.”

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe @ PC Per

“The drawbacks to the Hybrid Power though outweigh the positives in this current implementation. First, only the 9800 GTX and the 9800 GX2 graphics cards are supported with the 780a SLI chipset – that leaves a whole host of NVIDIA users with 9600 GTs, 8800 GTS and GT cards that probably think they have the right to Hybrid Power technology since their cores are based on the same that rests under the hoods of the 9800 GTX and GX2.”

AMD Phenom X3

AMD Phenom X3 @ MadShrimps

“The AMD Phenom X2 was announced quite some time ago but still hasn’t seen the light of day; instead we were greeted by the X3 Phenom, a new breed of processor, first in the market to offer a Triplecore solution. This CPU is priced lower than AMD’s own X4 and Intel Core 2 Duo series.”

abit IX38 QuadGT

abit IX38 QuadGT @ 3DGameMan

“The Abit Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775 Motherboard is based on the Intel X38 Express / ICH9R Chipset and supports the latest 45nm Intel Dual and Quad Core processors. It accepts up to 8GBs of Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory. Has six SATA 3Gigabit/s connectors capable of RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10The board comes with 6 fan headers.”

Gigabyte GA-DS3R+DQ6

Gigabyte ReviewsGigabyte GA-DS3R+DQ6 @ TweakTown

“Intel has thrown a new chipset into the fray to replace one of its aging components. P45 is set to be the new mainstream chipset from Intel to replace its aging P35 chipset by bringing some new features and support to the table. Today we test the Intel P45 Express based GIGABYTE EP45-DQ6 and EP45-DS3R.”