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Old 06-15-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Good motherboard for around $80?

Like the title says, looking for a half decent motherboard for around $80, I don't really care about the SLI, as long as I can put in a good processor and RAM
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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You'll have to decide which chipset you want to use. P35 or P965 are your best bets probably. nVidia chipsets are a ripoff. Both are Intel chipsets. The P35 is newer, but you can get a better quality board if you use the P965, whereas with P35 you'll have to get a very low budget board.

This is a great deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131030R

Or this for P35:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127049
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Default Re: Good motherboard for around $80?

You also need to decide which processor you are going to run, AMD or Intel.
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You'll have to decide which chipset you want to use. P35 or P965 are your best bets probably. nVidia chipsets are a ripoff. Both are Intel chipsets. The P35 is newer, but you can get a better quality board if you use the P965, whereas with P35 you'll have to get a very low budget board.

This is a great deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131030R

Or this for P35:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127049
if you go with the open box ASUS P5B, make sure you check out the ASUS website to find the I/O panel and Q-connector at their e-store, the Q-connector not so much, but definitely the I/O panel, you may need to order them separately if they don't come with the motherboard (it's an open box, so it's not guaranteed to have anything but the mobo in the package)...
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Yep. You'll probably be better off with Intel if you want a high powered CPU.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:40 PM   #6
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I wanted to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Seems the way to go...what do you guys think?

Also have an EVGA 8800gt 512mb video card, so I'm pretty much building the computer around the video card ha
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Yep, that's a great processor. What are you using the computer for, gaming?
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Yea, trying to make a rig to play Age of Conan well...just need the motherboard ram to fit into the new motherboard, and I'll probably just canabalise the harddrive out of this emachines...and find a good case

Anyone have any ideas on a good case?
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I would also like to recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
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I would also like to recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
Now that I like...just gotta hunt up a case...
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