Good Motherboard/Processor combo?

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    A friend wants me to put together a new computer for him, but I've been out of the loop when it comes to new products for a year or so. He plans on using the computer for everything, normal daily use, and gaming, thanks.
     
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    Intel C2D (6300, 6400 or 6600) and Asus p5B (regular or deluxe).
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    price a matter? amd 4400/asus a8n32 without bios 1009
     
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    Couldn't have said it better! Another option would be the Intel DP965LTCK or something along those lines. They have a reasonable amount of features, and they were priced very well on Newegg
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    evga 680i + intel E6600 core 2 duo
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'd actually like to hear more about results with eVga motherboards.

    I'm a big fan of their graphics cards and customer service.
     
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    in for more suggestions also, i'm looking a building a new machine over christmas.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Depends on what you want to do. If you would like to do a bit of overclocking, and will be satisfied with one
    fast video card then you can go with the Gigabyte 965P-S3 motherboard, with the E6600 Core 2 Duo.

    The reason you'll see the E6600 mentioned a lot around here is that's the one that starts using the 4mb cache as opposed to the 2mb cache that the lower ones have.


    If you want to do an SLI, then check out these boards.
    Newegg is showing them as being SLI compatible.
    (You probably want to stay away from the ecs though)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?SrchInDesc=SLI&Page=1&bop=AND&Submit=PROPERTY&SubCategory=280&PropertyCodeValue=706%3A22729%2C706%3A22728%2C706%3A22731
     

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