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Okay guys, Considering that I am going to get the Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 Memory, what motherboard should I get for my brother? Remember, there will be no overclocking involved in this build.

At first glance, I was excited to get the Gigabyte GA-P35-S3L, however the standard memory slot for that motherboard is at a minimum of DDR2-1066. So, my memory will not work in there.

I have a couple options left for a budget motherboard and I have found two so far to be the best:

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

EVGA NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188017

Between these two, what do you guys think I should get? Most of the P35 boards right now are kind of pricey and considering that I will not be overclocking, I am not sure what is the point in buying a premium motherboard. But I am also scared for another reason. The Nvidia 650i Ultra is a $70 motherboard and I am afraid to put a $300 Quad Core Processor into one of these. What do you guys think? =(. I need someone to point me in the right direction, haha. Also, if you guys have any other recommendations for a pretty good motherboard under $100 and compatible with the components I have chosen for my build, I'd really appreciate it if you could mention some, Thanks in advance.

Brian
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Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
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