With this motherboard and the right components, no need to upgrade.
21 June 2013
Summary: I bought my GA-EP45 at Newegg.com over 3 years ago, and it hasn't given me a bit of trouble. I've combined a 1Tb HDD with a 32 GB SanDisk "Ready Cache" SSD drive, using it for nothing else but speeding up and adding power to the computer. The processor is the equally amazing Intel Quad-9550.It is mated with 8 Gb of memory(ram),and the OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Summary: I've been running this board for over 2.5 years and I've never had a single issue. Overclocking a C2D E8400 the whole time (mild 3.6GHz). Lots of expansion with a total of 8 SATA ports, Dual LAN, etc. LED boot sequence lights for trouble shooting (though never needed). I have a GA-EP45-UD3R in my other computer and it's just as solid. It's no wonder it's won so many tech awards and receives such rave reviews. Still a viable product to date. Grab one if you can.
Summary: Great motherboard, good condition and awesome for overclocking, very user freindly coupled with a cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu cooler this motherboard does everything i needed it to do and some. The p45 chipset coupled witha intel q6600 cpu easly overclocks to 3.6ghz. and is rock solid when running all stress tests like prime95, intel burn test, all at maximum test levels. With a Zotac gt 440 gpu this build ran 3d mark 11 without a hickup.
Summary: The best board there is for the 775 socket, very stable and fast I'm using the Q6600. It can be a little finicky with memory but if you know how to work around in the bios with timings and voltages you'll be very happy with it's performance. One of the best looking boards I've worked with in my 10yrs of building computers you,ll want to show it off in a case with a side window very impressive.
Well Packaged, shipped fast, would buy from seller again.
9 August 2011
Summary: Automatically detected my Ram as 1066 (my Asus G45 board never did). This is considered by many forums as the best LGA 775 motherboard for overclocking. This is married up with my QX6850 Core 2 Extreme (beats many i5 Processors today) and with 8GB of 1066 RAM. This board extends the livelihood of this 775 build out another few years. I bought my 775 system back in 2008, and I expect this motherboard to extend this out to another 3 years.
Exceptional product for LGA 775 socket technology!
2 June 2011
Summary: Excellent board for an HTPC. The board has HDMI and optical outputs along with 6 or 8 SATA ports and dual PCIE slots if gaming is your thing. I installed 8 gb of DDR2 memory, two terabyte SATA drives, SATA Blue Ray burner and an AUSUS Radeon 5770 copper core and it booted up recognized everything and automatically installed all the necessary drivers. The board is easy to overclock the PSU, memory and PCI if that's what your after.
Summary: Best 775 p45 board hands down. Amazing overclocking capabilities. Runs super cool, keeps your cards cool. Only possible downside is in crossfire cards run at x8 instead of x16, but that's just what you get with p45. Either way outstanding board!!! Can't go wrong!!!
Excelent guy, excelent conditions of the item, excelent
4 March 2011
Summary: the product in excellent conditions, this is the item I was looking for. This is for me the best motherboard I ever have I used different branch and always something happen in less 6 months, with this one I had more than a year and nothing happen at all.