HELP ME OUT!! Plz. Suggestions for motherboard

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by ROFLCOPTERNICK, May 17, 2007.

  1. ROFLCOPTERNICK

    ROFLCOPTERNICK Obliviot

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    My system is getting fairly old.

    Any have any suggestions on what to build?

    I want Intel, but NOT C2D...too spendy for this guy. Will take AMD suggestions as well.

    Pentium D? Celeron? POSSIBLY A64X2?
     
  2. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are not going to get a C2D... get whatever you want. If you get a Pentium D, you will be shooting yourself in the foot. The performance is just not there, and it runs hot and has a large power draw.

    I'd get a cheap C2D (E4300) and a cheap motherboard (ASUS P5N-E) and be done with it. You will need some DDR2 memory though.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115013
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124

    That would be my recommendation if your goal is not overclocking.
     
  3. ROFLCOPTERNICK

    ROFLCOPTERNICK Obliviot

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    Hey thanks.

    They overclock like a dream dont they?

    Thats what I hear.

    Also...that is a GREAT deal on the 2gb of OCz.

    Thanks Rob. :)
     
  4. moon111

    moon111 Coastermaker

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    I waited until there was an ASUS SLI motherboard on sale and grabbed it. I added a below average CPU and basic memory because of the budget. But now there isn't too much I can't throw at it. Get a good motherboard on sale and in neccessary, add basic parts until you can upgrade.
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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