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I need a cheap (price) mobo for E8400..

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I am not a hardcore overclocker so I wont be needing any thing over $100 for my upcoming E8400 (45nm).

what would u guys suggest ?

frys has ECS GF7050VT-M free with the CPU for $200..should I stick with that mobo ?expiring in 24 hours !!

thank you !!
    
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p965 neo-f v2 great ideal chose ..
also lower a bit ocable than elder p35 express chipset .
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post #3 of 8
ECS GF7050VT-M isn't a good board. If you want to max E8400, you need to pick a P965/P35 board. Gigabyte P35-DS3L is under $100 at egg. It is a good OCer.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
ECS GF7050VT-M isn't a good board. If you want to max E8400, you need to pick a P965/P35 board. Gigabyte P35-DS3L is under $100 at egg. It is a good OCer.
i am nut sure about GigaByte
i think it had a lot of vdroop
msi has no prob
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post #5 of 8
GA-P35-DS3L

And wow I just looked on the egg and they dont sell it anymore. The E35-DS3L took it over :-/
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so i should switch the ECS GF7050VT-M (included with the deal) and go for the gigabyte ?
    
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post #7 of 8
Yes, its a much much better board.
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post #8 of 8
Definately go for the Gigabyte P35-DS3L its an amazing board, and a good price too.
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