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p5kc to be or not to be?

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i need help/information on the asus P5KC motherboard on how good it is on overclocking ability and overall stability and would this be good with an e2160
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e2160@3.0ghz [334.3x9] dfi lp dk xfx 8800gs 718/1792/850 1gb ocz gold 
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180gb maxtor windows vista 32-bit sony sdm-hs74p 17" roswill 450w 
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The P5K boards are considered a low point of ASUS' line, to my understanding. I've heard a lot of rather icky things about them. For an E2160, The Gigabyte DS3L, ABIT IP35-E, and DFI Bloodiron are all good choices, depending on how much OCing you're likely to do (Bloodiron for FSB's above 500).
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
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hmm im sorta in a situation where i have to get motherboard for around 80$ that can do a reasonable amount of ocing...and it so happend the p5kc was in my price range open boxed is there any other options to pick from?
<600
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e2160@3.0ghz [334.3x9] dfi lp dk xfx 8800gs 718/1792/850 1gb ocz gold 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
180gb maxtor windows vista 32-bit sony sdm-hs74p 17" roswill 450w 
Case
rocketfish 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e2160@3.0ghz [334.3x9] dfi lp dk xfx 8800gs 718/1792/850 1gb ocz gold 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
180gb maxtor windows vista 32-bit sony sdm-hs74p 17" roswill 450w 
Case
rocketfish 
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