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Im looking for a decent motherboard to support some 1GB G. Skill DDR2 800 and an e6300, accompanied with my already bought x1950XT. The board has to be under 80 dollars. I would like to be able to OC on it decently, but I realize the money factor may be detrimental. I prefer newegg. Thanks for the help. Im trying to to spend over 350 on processor, mobo, and ram. Any other variations are also appreciated if you can find them. I just figured a e6300 would be a step in the right direction. Thanks again.

NOT TO EXCEED 350 under any circumstances. Im a tight @$$ lol
    
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post #2 of 17
I do highly recommend to pull out an extra $25, or probably actually $50, out of your pockets... for $80 there isn't anything I'd recommend for Core 2 Duo and decent overclocking.

This would be my minimal recommendation:
MoBo: BIOSTAR TForce965PT Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express $104.99 (NOTE: No RAID!!!)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz $181.00

RAM: G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $114.99

Subtotal: $400.98
    
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Alright, alright, you da man...I could probably stretch entire build concept to 375ish...no further than 380. Help me Cho.
    
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post #4 of 17
Dang.. I'll see where I can cut....

You could try this board, since if there is any brand that has a reputation of decent overclocking on cheap(er) boards, its Biostar:

BIOSTAR TFORCE945P Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P $82.99

But, I don't really know how well Core 2 Duo overclocks on the 945P chipset...

Some other candidates:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123259

Again, not sure how the 945P will overclock..but these should be your best bets in this budget... I guess
    
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SOrry Cho, but Im only expecting to get about 350 for Christmas, and IT BEING Christmas season, Ive spent all other money ON Christmas presents. Kinda leaves me with only that money to spend ya know? Im only 22 and live on my own with gf and new car... doesnt leave much room for fun.
    
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post #6 of 17
I understand... Check my previous post.... what do you think of those boards?
    
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post #7 of 17
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Well, I could always go lower on the RAM which would give me a little more spending money on the board itself, say 1GB 667... shouldnt have too much of a performance decrease?
    
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post #8 of 17
Point is that you won't save a whole lot of $$ on the RAM.... DDR2 800 isn't much more expensive than slower stuff...

Having that said... this stick might actually be nice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001 $92.99 (single stick)

Still.. a P965 Express board of good quality will still tip you over budget.

I'd look at one of the 945P boards I linked... and see if you like any of them. Overclocking might be tricky, but should be possible (I read that the Biostar needs a hard-to-find BIOS update to overclock better).
    
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post #9 of 17
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Um...thats a PSU
    
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post #10 of 17
Don't be so picky on the details....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144038

sorry... guess what section I was in before posting that post
    
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