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I'm looking to build in the next month. My mobo budget is ~$200us, I can go as high as $240, maybe. I'm not too interested in dual graphics cards. I'm getting either a Q6600 GO or an E8400. DDR2 for the ram. My main goal is to OC, with ease of use being second. I think the P45s are going to be too far away so I'm looking at P35 boards and maybe some of the budget X38/48.
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post #2 of 34
This $139 DFI LP Dark P35 board should be fine for either E8400 or Q6600. Also, this $200 basic X38 board is another good option.
post #3 of 34
DFi DK P35 ... Great bit of kit, will have your Q6600 up to 3.2 in no time i should imagine.
post #4 of 34
Newegg has a nice Gigabyte X38 board "Open Box" for $129:
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4

I am thinking about getting one as a backup.
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post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
Newegg has a nice Gigabyte X38 board "Open Box" for $129:
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4

I am thinking about getting one as a backup.
WOW. Good deal.
post #6 of 34
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Newegg has a nice Gigabyte X38 board "Open Box" for $129:
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4

I am thinking about getting one as a backup.
U are really nuts
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
WOW. Good deal.
There have bee a lot of open box X38 boards offered by newegg lately. The feedback I got from the ASUS X38 open box thread I started where all very good. I myself have an open box Maximus Extreme board and am happy with it.
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I'm a little warry of openbox, my X1800XL videocard was openbox and it was great, came with all the cables and stuff, but my buddy got a mobo openbox and it was never stable even at stock. I'll keep it in mind though. Keep the suggestions comming. Also any suggestions as to which of those cpu's would be a better idea would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
I'm a little warry of openbox, my X1800XL videocard was openbox and it was great, came with all the cables and stuff, but my buddy got a mobo openbox and it was never stable even at stock. I'll keep it in mind though. Keep the suggestions comming. Also any suggestions as to which of those cpu's would be a better idea would be appreciated.
The nice thing about the open box boards is that they are still under warranty with the manufacturer. So if it isnt any good, you can RMA it.
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post #10 of 34
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The nice thing about the open box boards is that they are still under warranty with the manufacturer. So if it isnt any good, you can RMA it.
Hmm, I wonder why Asrock turned my friend down for an RMA...
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