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The best Conroe MBs for OCing arent all that cheep here either!
Considering the recient drop in the Opteron prices, consider a middle level 939 MB and a Opteron for your purchase. It should be fine with your DDR memory and most of your components, with the exception of the AGP video card in most 939 MBs, the ASRock Dual SATA MB supports both and can be a good OCer eventhough it's a bit limited on the CPU voltage, but that shouldn't be to big an issue withthe Opteron being it's not voltage hungry. Another 939 AGP options is an EPOX 9NDA3I.
The above saves you the DDR2 investment.
On an AM2 the, if available in your region, Biostar "T Force 6100" series is a very good inexpensive mATX solution that OCs well, not the best but very well.
    
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Another option for you would be to get a socket 939 motherboard and processor and you will still be able to use your memory with that setup. A socket 939 with DDR-400 is comparable to an AM2 processor with DDR2-667 in terms of performance. There really is no performance advantage to AM2 untill you get to DDR2-800 or higher and this is only minimal.

In addition, I think you really don't need a dual-core processor if you indeed are only using your computer for what you are stating. A single core will have every bit as much performance with your computer use. So if you got a 939 motherboard and a single core AMD it would be more than enough computer for you. Just another thought.

Edit: I didn't see Duke's post before I posted and basically stated the same thing, lol. Oh well, great minds think alike. Right?
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hey friends i arranged money to buy core 2 duo E6300 =D i am quite happy nowwww
now you should guide me buying board within my range i am listing 2 motherboards easily available here you just have to tell me which is better between both... i know motherboards dont have much options and its not good to compare with high end one's so no body please recommend me something outa my range.. you can recommend me if some other board is better with same price =)

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...51&modelmenu=1

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http://www.intel.com/products/mother...gzis/index.htm
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Of the two, I'd get the ASUS myself. However, are you limited to mATX boards, since that will limit overclocking quite a bit. Or do you need onboard video?

Here is an ATX board that costs about the same as the ones you linked (no onboard video though):
http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?m...3&l2=11&l3=185

Make SURE that you get the second edition of either of the ASUS boards! NOT all the P5LD2 boards support Core 2 Duo.

Do they sell Gigabyte boards over there? This board should cost just a few dollars more, and is better: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ame=GA-965P-S3
    
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