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    Which Mobo

    Okay I have to build a very cheap new system and have decided on 3 of the components, just stuck on what mobo to get.

    Other important components

    1gb OCZ DDR2 800 ram (picked up for £50)
    E4300 1.8Ghz Core 2 Allendale (seems better cos of lower fsb)
    leadtek 7800GTX (got for ~£90)

    I need to find a good micro ATX mobo, that supports the core 2 and will overclock fairly well so anything above about ~260fsb would be nice

    Current choices are between (feel free to suggest others)

    Conroe-945G-DVI
    Asus P5l VM i394
    Abit IP-95

    Cheaper is better and I would like to know which is best for Ocing (feel free to suggest)

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    Someone else is building a c2d system with a gigabyte motherboard, erm...

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=101091

    Gigabyte GA_965P_S3

    £65

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=448643

    As far as overclocking goes, my motherboard P5W DH (£150 when I bought it) does it quite nicely (up to 400mhz without changing anything but the fsb, e6300), but I'm sure other mobos will too. I'd also be *slightly* suspect of the Asus now as a lot of the ones coming seem to have slightly shoddier build quality. Someone mentioned something about a new factory ??

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    micro atx...

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      • Memory:
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      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
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      • Antec Neo HE 550
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      • Lian Li PC A05B
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      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
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    oops

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    If you can afford it in the budget abit F-I90HD - doing 333 or so with an E4300 without a BSEL mod.

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