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Good C2D Non-SLI board?

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Trying to source out a C2D board for my brother, he's probably gonna go for an e6600, what is a good board for him? Doesn't NEED a second PCI-E slot either.

Thanks.
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GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3
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This new P35 Chipset Based MB is suppose to be a serious contender!!!
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Depending on your budget I would go in this order:

Best:

D975XBX2 Bad Axe

Best Value:

GA-P35-DS3R
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Depending on your budget I would go in this order:
Best Value:

GA-P35-DS3R
This one seems like the best bang for the buck he needs, what about memory and a HSF? Reccomendations?

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Originally Posted by Iamthebull View Post
This one seems like the best bang for the buck he needs, what about memory and a HSF? Reccomendations?

Thanks again folks.
You are really going to have a hard time beating the deal that newegg is currently having on G.Skill HZ's. I just bought 4GB myself.

They are very good overclockers and performers.

As for the heatsink, I cannot give any direct recommendation from experience. However, the Tuniq Tower seems to be very popular.

The best deal for the Tuniq is at Performance-Pcs.com (an excellent e-tailer). It is quite a bit cheaper than newegg.com.

As for the northbridge heatsink, the Swiftech MCX159-CU is highly rated.

Remember, to get a good overclock out of a modern motherboard, you need aftermarket cooling on the north bridge.

EDIT* Nevermind, it does have ICH9R.
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