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Gonna be building a core 2 rig in about 2-3 weeks and i need to know what you guys think is the best mobo for my bucks. brand, make, model, best o/c...im spending between 1000-1500 so for a good board money is not a consideration. the only part i have now is a e6600 so any suggestions would be appreciated...thanks
    
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Biostar TForce 965PT is good for the price.
Any 680i board if you have the $$.

Broke the TForce out of my own stupidity. Great board.
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Wowza has a good guide:
Which Core 2 Duo board is right for me?

However, I suggest you wait for a RD600 board, about a few weeks to a month and they will arrive, along with R600.
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For boards, the GIGABYTE DS3 if you don't want to brake the piggy bank but if you're willing, the P5B Deluxe is the best.
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thanks im leaning towards either asus or dfi now...ive had good experiences personally with ecs but everyone i talk to says there crap
    
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p5b delux hands down no questions the best
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There is a lot of ASUS-stroking going on, in this board. I will not contest that it's a good board. However, there is something to be said for the DFI Infinity. The board is certainly JUST as capable at the ASUS if prime stability is more concern than the 5XX FSB that you simply will NOT be using on the E6600 and higher chips without phase/active cooling. Heck, maybe not even on the E6400 either.

I'm seeing a fairly regular prime stable FSB of near 440... sometimes with 4-4-4-12 mem timings ON THE 5:4 DIVIDER. Of course that's with some good D9 modules with 2.4-2.5vdimm.

Anyhow, the DFI is cheaper at the moment and has a whole forum unto itself for support.
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post #8 of 13
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im going with dfi...thanks...mostly because of the asus mobo/antec p/s curse i keep reading about...ive got a whole platoon of antec p/s...from 350w-650w so im gonna be using a 650w and i dont want issues so dfi here i come
    
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post #9 of 13
DFI is a big joke, and I'd take an ECS or AsRock over any DFI.

Support is poor, I wouldn't bother if I were you.

For Intel, there's no other than ASUS being the #1 and currently GIGABYTE is a pretty good choice as well.
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