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Best core board on a budget?

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Xeon or Duo I'm not to picky. (Quad is a little out of the price range!)

Would like to overclock it so Duo perhaps?
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Most likely,
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 if the cost becomes to much of an issue.

So I'd like some recomendations for a board, preferably with IDE slots as I haven't moved on to the whole SATA trend yet and don't fancy buying a new DVD writer or 3...

2X 16x PCI-e slots would be excellent, for future CrossFire. (DX10 >__< )

From a UK supplier to!

www.microdirect.co.uk
www.spotonuk.com
www.aria.co.uk

Any of the above would be perfect! (Within walking distance. )

EDIT:

D'oh. Forgot the budget, less than £100 would be great. ^^
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I like the Abit AB9. only 125$
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well the first sight has the p5b deluxe for 100 but with vat it says like 114 or something (im not really sure what vat is and whether you have to pay it ) but thats prob one of the best bets or you could look at the ds3 i think it is

yeah the first site had the gygabite ds3 for 94 w/vat so thats in your price range and ive heard good things about it from people who own it on this forum
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The only problem with the DS3 is that it only has 1 IDE port, meaning only 2 IDE devices can be used.
    
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Yeah in England we have to pay the tax, a little over is fine I guess.

I could probably up my HDD to a sata one to, as long as it has atleast one IDE slot.
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This is what I'm looking at so far.

Asus P5B Deluxe 965 Socket 775 Motherboard Core 2 Duo/ Core 2 Extreme PCI-E x16 ATX
£ 100.45 Ex. VAT£ 118.03 Inc VAT
OCZ® SLI EPP Platinum Edition 1GB DDR2 PC2-7200 900Mhz, 4-4-3-15 Dual Channel Kit with XTC Heatspreader
£ 89.60 Ex. VAT£ 105.28 Inc VAT
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz 1066FSB LGA775 2MB cache Retail inc.Fan (3yr Manufacturers Warranty)
£ 119.99 Ex. VAT£ 140.99 Inc VAT

Ex. VATInc. VAT
Total:£310.04 £364.30
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