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Hey guys, I just ordered my E8400 and was wondering if you could help me pick out a good P35 motherboard for it, and possibly RAM too. I've never overclocked before but hoping to do some with this next build.

I was thinking about the DFI boards but read they are a challenge, is there an entry level board that would be fit for me? Or the Asus P5K but read that they have bad vdroop. Or the Gigabyte but I don't know which one is good.

For RAM, I was thinking Crucial Ballistix or Tracer, but what's the difference? Also, for overclocking, would 2x2gb be better or would 2x1gb be better? Rep+ to all who respond. Thanks.
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DFI Dark P35
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nice i should have my 8500 tomorrow! good luck OCing bro
    
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nice i should have my 8500 tomorrow! good luck OCing bro
lucky
post your runs soon
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lucky
post your runs soon
well the E8400 i had did 4671 so we shall see what this chip can do
    
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Do those motherboards support the new 45nm chips out of the box? As I don't have any other LGA 775 processors. Also, I'd prefer if the motherboards had eSata ports.
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post #8 of 23
I'm not sure, but if you wanted to step it up some I'd get:

Asus P5E X38 Motherboard

It's what I'll be using with my E8400

P35 manufacturer link


Edit:I'd go with the p35 personally though, stable board.
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post #9 of 23
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Yeah, I plan on sticking to a P35, but I need one that supports the 45nm chips out of the box. I think the new Gigabyte GA-EP35 boards support it, so I might just go with those ones. But what's the difference between DS3L, DS3P, DS3R, and DS4? And which would you recommend? I'm planning on overclocking to at least 4.0ghz.
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post #10 of 23
2x1 oc's better, but the 2x2 gig kit of g.skill linked will run stock at 500 mhz fsb so they should be good (and what a price!)
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