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    Motherboard for e6600

    Hey guys

    I have just got an e6600 and was wondering what you thought was the best motherboard for it bearing in mind that I am probably going to get an 8800 as well.

    I am probs looking to spend less than £100 but will stretch to more if it is really worth the extra buck.

    Thanks in advance

    Brent

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    abit fatal1ty fn-in9 SLi

    about £75

    abit seem to have good build quality

    (I like it anyway)

    There is also the gigabyte ds3 which is a bit cheaper and is a good overclocking board.

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    here are links for the above mentioned boards

    http://microdirect.co.uk/(16724)Abit...rd-LGA775.aspx

    http://microdirect.co.uk/(14498)Giga...pset-PCIE.aspx

    These were both boards I considered when I made my most recent computer.

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    Also on this site about the fatal1ty fn-in9 sli

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=100633

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    Why the fatality?

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    Because it's fatal

    Reviews say they are good.
    Deo Adjuvante non Timendum

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    Abit QuadGT one of the top 965 boards going. Its £5.00 over your budget but well worth the investment. Forum support is excellent both here on Hexus and on the Abit USA forum.

    Nelly has put together a very useful thread for all info relating to the Quad.

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    Personally I think if you going to spend about £100 on a mobo, it should be good quality whatever it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    abit fatal1ty fn-in9 SLi

    about £75

    abit seem to have good build quality

    (I like it anyway)

    There is also the gigabyte ds3 which is a bit cheaper and is a good overclocking board.
    Asus P5N-E, £75ish iirc, good overclocker. 500mhz fsb easily reachable with the right components and knowledge.

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    Get that one! (see below) not even used it yet but after much deliberation this is the board I chose...
    Windows XP / 1.1MB Orange BB: E6600 Core 2 Duo Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked WD 250GB SATA2/300 2GB Corsair TwinX 6400 DDR2 Corsair HX 520 PSU 17in LG Flatron SONY DVD RW DRU-800A Akasa Zen case SB Audigy

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    It's a good board, it was close between the one I eventually got and that. I was swayed by the eventual possibility of supporting 32GB on the fatal1ty compared to the gigabyte ds3's 8GB

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    As if you are going to ever use that much!
    Windows XP / 1.1MB Orange BB: E6600 Core 2 Duo Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked WD 250GB SATA2/300 2GB Corsair TwinX 6400 DDR2 Corsair HX 520 PSU 17in LG Flatron SONY DVD RW DRU-800A Akasa Zen case SB Audigy

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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    As if you are going to ever use that much!
    true

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    Asus P5B Deluxe/WIFI can be picked up for about £103 from ebuyer when using Google checkout.

    The WIFI module takes up two internal USB connectors (leaving 8 free), but can be easily removed (to give you a total of 10 USB ports).

    Very good mobo for overclocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    As if you are going to ever use that much!
    That's what they said about 8Mb of RAM aeons ago. Just install Vista and there ya go
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    That's what they said about 8Mb of RAM aeons ago. Just install Vista and there ya go
    lol, 8gb is far enough into the future, 32gb is probably in the next 10 years or so. I mean 2gb was considered alot 1 year ago when i got it. now its just standard.

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