ASUS PQ5 Deluxe

ASUS PQ5 Deluxe @ Bjorn3D

“The P5Q Deluxe is one of ASUS’s top of the line P45 based boards, and like the majority of these boards being released, utilizes DDR2 in lieu of the newer DDR3. We can only surmise this is to spare the consumer the substantial cost of the newer memory while still maintaining above average performance.”

ECS A780GM-A Black Series

ECS A780GM-A Black Series @

“ATI is soon to release the 790G chipset which will bring even more performance to the integrated graphics chipset market. Integrated graphics are great for the person wanting to build a inexpensive system as you only need the memory, hdds, case drives and you have a cool system that plays every game out there, with lowered resolution or setting but it still can play those games with the full visual fidelity that playing the games with a high-end card would do.”

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 @ Hardware Zone

“We’ve shown you what Gigabyte’s upcoming DS4-class Intel P45 motherboard has in store for you, but you haven’t seen anything yet till you meet the mother of all boards – the DQ6 heavyweight. Big on storage, security and networking bandwidth, you would be hard-pressed to find a rival.”


ASUS Striker II NSE @ Benchmark Reviews

“The ASUS Striker II NSE nForce 790i SLI motherboard provides true triple PCIe 2.0/16x lanes with support for 3‐Way SLI and Quad SLI. It includes 60 PCI Express lanes and 10 links, six SATA ports, one eSATA port, 10 USB, and two Gigabit Ethernet NVIDIA MAC, ATA‐133 interface, two PCI slots, and HD audio. Impressive right?”


ECS GF8200A @ Guru3D

“See, this mainboard comes with Hybrid graphics, (integrated GeForce 8200), VGA output, HDMI output, HD audio integrated, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI-Express 2.0, Serial ATA (RAID 0,1,10) DDR2 memory up-to 1066 MHz and all that for a price hovering at roughly 70 bucks! That’s just electrifying. Say you want to build a HTPC capable of decoding 1080P Blu-Ray. Well, purchase this mainboard, slap some memory on it and get a budget processor.”

Biostar TF7150U-M7

Biostar TF7150U-M7 @ OC Online

“The Biostar T-Series has been seen around Overclockers Online and has always performed well. In this review, we will be looking at one of the newer members of the T-Series, the TF7150U-M7 which features an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 7150 video chip on the nForce 630i platform for Intel LGA775 processors.”

MSI K9A2 Platinum

MSI K9A2 Platinum @

“MSI has done a wonderful job with their K9A2 Platinum motherboard. The performance is higher than the last AMD motherboard we did the Gigabyte GA-M69GM-S2H motherboard back in September. The ability to do Quadfire (Four ATI cards in Crossfire) is excellent. The minor issue with the motherboard utility aside and the problem with setting up RAID aside, this was a joy to work with.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 @ TechGage

“Building a new machine and want DDR3 support? Then the X48T-DQ6 should be up for consideration. It offers great performance, very stable high overclocks (500MHz) and lots of connectivity, including a full eight USB ports at the back. The layout is not ideal, but the board still proves good overall.”