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What is the best micro ATX motherboard that's compatible with core 2 duo? I want to be able to overclock a lot too. Thanks
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32GB Corsair SSD + 2x 320 + 1x 250 Lightscribe drive Windows 7 Ultimate Hanns-G HG-216DPO 
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32GB Corsair SSD + 2x 320 + 1x 250 Lightscribe drive Windows 7 Ultimate Hanns-G HG-216DPO 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
32GB Corsair SSD + 2x 320 + 1x 250 Lightscribe drive Windows 7 Ultimate Hanns-G HG-216DPO 
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
What is the best micro ATX motherboard that's compatible with core 2 duo? I want to be able to overclock a lot too. Thanks
I would say the Abit FP190 HD is the best right now. It also features onboard ATI 1250 graphics and a HDMI out for the big screen
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Ok so I put in an order for my new computer parts, I got the E6420 Intel Core 2 Duo w/fan and heatsink, I got a $40 Midtower Case, now I need to decide on a good motherboard rangining from 99-130 Looking for SLI, and Dual Channel memory. Socket 775 is obvious. ATX motherboard is what Im lookign for. Any recommendations?
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Is this an OEM product?
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Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13ghz) MSI P6N SLI-FI Nvidia Geforce 7600GT( Upgrade to ATI HD 4770 SOON 2x1024GB Crucial 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Internal/ 250GB External Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung 19' Widescreen Standard IBM 
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Ultra X-finity SLI 600W Power Up Silver 5511 ATX Mid-T Case Optical eye 
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Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13ghz) MSI P6N SLI-FI Nvidia Geforce 7600GT( Upgrade to ATI HD 4770 SOON 2x1024GB Crucial 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Internal/ 250GB External Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung 19' Widescreen Standard IBM 
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Ultra X-finity SLI 600W Power Up Silver 5511 ATX Mid-T Case Optical eye 
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ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
No, its not a OEM
A Bridge too far
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i5-2500k 4.9ghz @ 1.34v Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX 480 8gb G.Skill 8-8-8-24-2t @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB W7 64 Dell U2711 CM Silent Pro 700w 
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CM Storm Logitech MX1100 
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A Bridge too far
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB W7 64 Dell U2711 CM Silent Pro 700w 
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CM Storm Logitech MX1100 
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post #9 of 9
If you're still looking for an mATX board, this one seems to be the best.
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