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Cheap motherboard for Core2/P4

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I have decided to make a second pc out of left over parts, but the one thing I need is a motherboard. I will be giving this secondary system my old 965EE(p4/presler) and eventually my current E8400 will be going in this system when I go to nehalem for my main system.

So I am in need of a cheap motherboard (something decent but preferably under $125) that will work with a 965EE and an E8400 and I thought you guys might have some suggestions. Links would be appreciated.

Thanks, LuckyX2
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Ryzen 1700X Asus Crosshair VI Hero EVGA GTX1080TI SC 8GBx2 G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz CAS14 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
500GB Samsung 960 Evo  PERC 710P 10TB RAID10 Raystorm Pro/RX360 Win 10 64bit / Arch Linux 
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LG 55EF9500 OLED Corsair K65 EVGA 1300W Supernova G2 Rocketfish Lian Li 
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Keep in mind Nahalem will use a completely different socket (LGA1336) than the current Core (and socket 775 Pentium) CPU's use (LGA775).

For an inexpensive yet quality LGA775 motherboard that will work with socket 775 Pentiums and newer 45nm Core 2 CPU's as well, you could try this Gigabyte P35-DS3L for $90. There is no RAID controller on this board, however. If you need RAID capability, then try this Gigabyte P35-DS3R for $120.
    
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
Mouse Pad
Some kinda rubber thing (beer magnet) 
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