Motherboard to go with 8800GT

EmeraldAcid

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Hey guys.


I custom built my PC a few years ago and im a little out of the loop now. basically ive been in an ATI nightmare, driver issues like crazy when i bought a new card. So im done with them, switching over to the NVIDEA 8800GT, i currently use an AMD 3400+ as a processor. Can you guys reccomend a good motherboard? 150 to 250 dollars would be the price range


thanks so much
 

Pharaun

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I'm kinda in the same position at the moment. using AMD 64 3200 and my motherboard fried a week ago. I can either replace it or buy a new system. :\
 

EmeraldAcid

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So basically in order to continue using the same processor i need to find a socket 939 motherboard. And in order to use that motherboard with the 8800 GT i have to make sure its a PCI board, am i correct?


Id like to avoid spending to much. On the other side of things can someone recomend a good motherboard/CPU combo, preferably intel?
 

EmeraldAcid

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One other thing, some of the pci socket 939 motherboards im looking at say PCI 16x and PCI-E, what do i need to look out for
 
Look for Nforce4 chipsets with no onboard video. They work with only pci-e 16x cards. Newegg had a foxconn board with onboard video for $37 plus shipping in their email newsletter recently. Those boards work ok; just a little slower. They also had a foxconn nforce4 board for around $50 recently.
 

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Thanks for all the replies, i think this is my last question, which intel cpu would be the minimum as far as not bottlenecking my 8800GT?