Another C2D Question!?

Afterglow

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Hi, everybody. Sorry for asking the same old question. :oops: I have little knowledge about it but I’ve searched and read topics on it. But still I’m confused and didn’t get satisfying answers. :( So I’m asking U guys :) , please help me. I need a good but cheap/low-priced motherboard. I’m buying a new PC & my rig:

E6420 or E6600
2x1GB DDR2 533MHz sticks
EVGA 8800GTS 640MB; 580MHz, 1700MHz
Vista Ultimate.

Note:
I don’t need SLI.
I have no intention to OC.
I just need a motherboard which will support my rig and run stable at stock.

Preferred Brands: (because other brands are roughly available in my country)
Gigabyte
Asus
Intel

Thanks for reading. :D Please suggest me a Mobo and please explain why/reason. I decided to go with the GA-965P-S3/DS3. I’ve read that it is very good but I’ve also read that it has some problems. That’s why I got really confused. :? Please help me. Any suggestion will be helpful. Thanks in advance. :D
 

Newf

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The Gigabyte is just fine.
If you want an Intel, any Intel board whose part # starts BOXDP965..... will suit your needs well. If you are buying from a store, the Intel brand is a good choice. Stable boards with very good manuals and customer support.
 

FH

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I'd say the DS3 gets recommended in part for it's overclocking ability. If you are positive you don't want to do that, there must be a lot of other choices, not that the S3/DS3 is a bad one. On the other hand, speaking as someone who just got an E6600 and DS4, I found overclocking the C2D so rdiculously easy it seems almost foolish not do it. My E6600 goes up to 3.2GHz at little over stock voltages and temperatures. I can't see any downside. I guess I may be proven wrong in the long run, but at the moment I'm kicking myself for having paid Intel as much as I did. If it was me, I would try an E4300 at 3GHz on a DS3.
 

Afterglow

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MrsBytch
We really need to know the rest of your system specs to be able to recommend a board. Do you need raid? How many sata devices do you have? How many Ide devices do you have?


No I don’t need raid & will have single ide device. Thanks. :D
 

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